2022-2023 Graduate Catalog w/ November Addendum 
    
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog w/ November Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Structure of the Masters Degree Program


STRUCTURE OF THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM

Graduate education focuses on individualized career advancement in areas of study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The University’s approach is based on an experiential model that allows the student to gain and apply knowledge and skills at an advanced level and to focus on an area of need or interest particular to the student. Faculty combine corporate and academic perspectives in the design, development, and delivery of graduate programs and courses. Programs are primarily designed for working professionals focused on career advancement.

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE MODEL

The curriculum requires a minimum of 36 earned semester hours to fulfill the Master of Science degree requirements. The courses are distributed in the following required areas: Core, Experiential, and Electives. Each requirement is detailed as follows:

CORE COURSES - 15 OR 18 SEMESTER HOURS

Each Master of Science program has Core semester hours that uniquely define the specific program.

ELECTIVES - 12 OR 15 SEMESTER HOURS

Any graduate course from any graduate program not required by the program may be applied toward the elective requirement. This component of the program may be used to complete a concentration in a specific topic or may be used to individualize the student’s program of study.

EXPERIENTIAL COURSES - 6 SEMESTER HOURS

The experiential course sequence synthesizes the key concepts of the program extending and applying these concepts to real life practical problems or research investigations. It consists of two courses: a research methodology and writing course, and a Graduate Thesis or Applied Project.

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE - TOTAL OF 36 SEMESTER HOURS