Degree Requirements

Master of Arts

The program requires thirty-six semester hours of coursework completed over eighteen months. Students must enter the program in the fall and take courses in a prescribed sequence; there are no electives. Each semester begins with an intensive week of study on the University campus, followed by twice-monthly classes on both Friday evenings and Saturdays. Finally, with the approval of the graduate adviser, a capstone project of about 10,000 words (fifty to sixty pages) must be written, submitted, and presented during graduation week. The capstone project is the culmination of the work in the degree program and should apply to a challenge facing a specific organization.