Graduate Studies

The programs in graduate studies are organized under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and are administered by the deans of the colleges in which the programs are offered under policies and procedures recommended by the Graduate Council and approved by the administration.

The following degree and certification programs are offered:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration degree (EMBA)
  • Master of Arts in Education degree and qualification for recommendation for the Alabama Class A Professional Certificate in the following areas:
    • School Counseling
    • Instructional Leadership
    • P-3 Early Childhood Education
    • K-6 Elementary Education
    • 6-12 Secondary Education
    • Collaborative Special Education K-6
    • Collaborative Special Education 6-12
  • Master of Arts in Education degree for alternative Class A secondary education programs
  • Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Arts degree in English
  • Master of Arts degree in History
  • Master of Arts degree in Public History
  • Master of Arts degree in Writing
  • Master of Business Administration degree (concentrations in Accounting, ERP Systems using SAP,
  • Finance, Global Business, Health Care Management, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, International Business, and Project Management.
  • Master of Professional Studies degree (specializations in Community Development, Security
  • and Safety Leadership, and Information Technology)
  • Master of Science degree in Family Studies
  • Master of Science degree in Geospatial Science
  • Master of Science degree in Health and Human Performance (concentrations in Exercise
  • Science, Integrative Health, Kinesiology, Sport Management, and Wellness and Health Promotion available)
  • Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science degree in Nursing
  • Education Specialist degree in Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership and Teacher Leader

In addition to specific degree and certification programs, qualified students may take special coursework for personal or professional development or for application to certification renewals.

All admissions to programs and courses of graduate study are processed through the Office of Admissions, with the exception of international applicants, who must apply through the Office of International Affairs. Complete information on admissions, programs, policies, and procedures are contained in the Graduate Catalog, copies of which are available on request. Inquiries should be directed to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of the College of Business, the Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, the Dean of the College Nursing, or to the Office of Admissions.