Master of Education
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is available to any individual who holds a baccalaureate degree in the field of education from an accredited institution. The M.Ed. degree requires a minimum of thirty-two to thirty-six credit hours of course work, depending on the program.
Degree options include:
- Elementary Education, with options in:
- Educational Leadership, Elementary
- Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary
- School Counseling
- Reading Specialist
- Secondary Education, with options in:
- Adult Education Management and Administration*
- Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary
- Educational Leadership, Secondary
- Non-Certificate Option*
Certification options include:
- Elementary/Secondary Principal
- Reading Specialist
- School Counselor
*The "Adult Education Management and Administration" or "Non-Certificate Option" programs are designed for individuals who are interested in preparation for junior-college teaching, for non-school employment, or pursuit of advanced graduate study in an academic discipline.
Master of Counseling Psychology
The Master of Counseling Psychology (M.C.P.) degree is a forty-eight hour counseling program. Two additional tracks prepare students for careers as Licensed Professional Counselors or as Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
Students interested in the M.C.P program should contact Dr. Mark Davis for specific information about the program requirements, the application/interview process, and other pertinent information.
In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the NWOSU graduate program, the M.C.P. degree applicant must complete an application and interview process which includes (1) three letters of recommendation, (2) a written statement of career aspirations and self-evaluation, (3) a sample of scholarly written work, (4) an oral interview with the graduate faculty of the psychology department, and (5) a score that places the individual at the 25th percentile on two of the three areas (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or at the 25th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The application/interview process must be completed prior to enrolling in the tenth graduate hour.
Master of Arts in American Studies
The Master of Arts degree in American Studies, which begins in the Fall 2013 semester, is a thirty-five credit-hour program made up of twenty hours of core coursework in research, methodology, leadership, and regional history/issues and fifteen hours of electives. American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree with courswork coming from the fields of agriculture, education, English, history, mass communication, political science, and sociology.