The Graduate School Offers one doctoral degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and seven master's degrees with concentrations and specializations in many academic areas: 1) Master of School Administration; 2) Master of Arts; 3) Master of Arts in Teaching; 4) Master of Education; 5) Master of Business Administration; 6) Master of Science; and 7) Master of Social Work (MSW). Concentrations and specializations are offered in areas such as sociology, psychology, biology, mathematics, history, English, and special education. A graduate certificate in sociology also is offered. Fayetteville State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and holds institutional membership in several professional organizations. Many programs hold specialized accreditation within their academic disciplines.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers master's degrees in Biology and Teaching Biology, Social Work, Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics, English and English Education, Psychology (counseling and experimental), Political Science, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. The Master of Science Degree program in Criminal Justice can be attended either completely online, in-residence, or a combination of both.
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The MBA Program, which is accredited by AACSB International, is designed to meet the educational and/or career goals of: (1) business professionals who wish to advance in their careers, (2) other professionals interested in changing careers by pursuing an advanced degree in business, and (3) individuals who are considering a doctoral degree in business. The core curriculum consists of 24 credit hours followed by 12 elective credit hours which can be used to acquire a specialization in management, marketing, international business, finance, healthcare management, or entrepreneurship. Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree in business or related fields or are in need of refresher course(s) in the functional areas of business may be required to enroll in up to 18 additional credits hours of foundation courses. The requirement for any of the foundation courses is made in consultation with the MBA Director.
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Students who apply for admission to graduate programs in the School of Education must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Students must also have an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.00 scale for all undergraduate study, or a minimum 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the last sixty (60) hours of study, which may include no more than twelve (12) hours of graduate study. The Master of School Administration (MSA) requires an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 overall or 3.00 in the last sixty (60) hours of course work. Students must provide a score on the general section of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years, and submit two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate their ability to pursue graduate study in education. Master of Education in Mathematics applicants must also take the subject areas test of the GRE.
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