Northeastern State University

Introduction

Our history as a state institution began on March 6, 1909, when the Oklahoma legislature purchased the Female Seminary and created Northeastern State Normal School, where the first classes were held on September 14, 1909. A decade later, NSNS transformed into Northeastern State Teacher’s College, offering a four-year curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree. The Oklahoma legislature authorized changing the name of NSTC to Northeastern State College in 1939. We became officially known as Northeastern State University in 1985.

In celebration of 100 years as a state institution, and in tribute to Northeastern’s shared heritage with the Cherokee Nation, Founders Day activities were held on March 6, 2009. The historic occasion was marked by the unveiling of the Sequoyah statue and dedication of Centennial Plaza.

Today we are Oklahoma’s fourth-largest public four-year institution and one of six regional institutions governed by the Regional University System of Oklahoma board. The university serves a learning hub in northeastern Oklahoma formed by three campuses – the main campus in Tahlequah and branch campuses in Muskogee and Broken Arrow – which together serve nearly 9,000 students annually.


Academics

While engaged in your undergraduate or graduate studies at Northeastern State University, you will be part of our exciting and challenging academic life led by our diverse, dedicated faculty. We offer a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs on each of our three campuses, with flexible schedules designed to fit your busy schedule


Outreach

Northeastern State University will continue to play a major role in the higher education arena, while working together with educational and community partners to meet challenges, said Dr. Don Betz in his inaugural address on May 1, 2009. With new challenges facing the world in education, politics, economics, the environment, and numerous other areas that affect our lives daily, NSU will continue to partner for solutions and build upon the foundation of educational leadership established over the past century. We will strive to build sustainable communities, create global literacy and global engagement, and cultivate leadership in the next generation.


Where Will I Live?

So that you can enjoy the convenience of living on campus, Northeastern State University offers traditional co-ed residence halls, a suite-style facility, and two family apartment complexes. Each of our residence halls is staffed with highly qualified professionals.

At NSU, we recognize that learning outside the classroom is a vital part of your college experience. It’s the day-to-day opportunities to engage in student life and the relationships you form with fellow students that shape your college experience. Various campus living communities are available to suit your circumstances, with amenities and room design options that promise the comfortable feeling of home.

Whether you become a student at Tahlequah, Muskogee or Broken Arrow, you’ll find a warm, welcoming community where you’ll build great relationships and learn in small groups from talented, experienced faculty.

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Programs

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Master

Master in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah Tulsa

Graduate programs at the Department of Psychology and Counseling include programs in counseling psychology, school counseling, and substance abuse counseling. The master of science in counseling psychology (61 credit hours) prepares students for a [+]

Master in Psychology

 

Graduate programs at the Department of Psychology and Counseling include programs in counseling psychology, school counseling, and substance abuse counseling.

 

The master of science in counseling psychology (61 credit hours) prepares students for a counseling career or for further advanced study. The program familiarizes students with the use of scientific thought and principles as applied to the practice of professional counseling. Graduates demonstrate competence in the areas of psychological assessment, and mental health counseling. This rigorous and unique program includes a 600 clock hour supervised internship experience. This program meets or exceeds the educational requirements for becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oklahoma as well as most other states.The master of education degree in school counseling (49 credit hours) prepares students for Oklahoma school counselor certification (K-12) Graduates are prepared in the core areas of counseling theories, group and individual counseling techniques, human development, developmental guidance, career counseling, assessment and appraisal, and principles and administration of guidance services. Candidates must also complete relevant field experiences.The master of science in substance abuse counseling program prepares students for careers in professional substance abuse counseling. The course work is sequenced and departmental permission is required for enrollment in some courses. This rigorous and unique program includes a 300 clock hour supervised internship experience. The master of science in substance abuse counseling program meets or exceeds the educational requirements for becoming a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and in Oklahoma. A new cohort of students begin the program each fall semester.... [-]


Master of Education in Mathematics Education

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah Tulsa

The purpose of the program is to enable K-12 teachers to become highly qualified teachers of mathematics. The program requirements meet the needs of teachers who hold bachelor degrees in secondary mathematics, a science or engineering [+]

Master of Education in Mathematics Education

 

The purpose of the program is to enable K-12 teachers to become highly qualified teachers of mathematics.  The program requirements meet the needs of teachers who hold bachelor degrees in secondary mathematics, a science or engineering discipline, elementary education, early childhood education, or special education, and teachers who hold alternative certification. The program consists of four parts: Professional Education Core (15 hours), Mathematics Content Core (9 hours), Guided Electives (9 hours), and a Capstone Experience (2 hours).  The Master of Education in Mathematics Education program is administered through the College of Science and Health Professions.... [-]


Master of Education in School Administration

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Muskogee Tahlequah Tulsa + 1 more

The School Administration program is designed to prepare persons for positions in educational administration. Persons admitted to this program will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to administer elementary or [+]

Master of Education in School Administration

 

The School Administration program is designed to prepare persons for positions in educational administration. Persons admitted to this program will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to administer elementary or secondary schools and other units of school administration such as departments of personnel, curriculum development, secondary education, elementary education, and federal programs.

 

The Master of Education programs are basically designed to prepare professional educators as teaching scholars, educational leaders and developers of human potential, thus improving the quality of educational experiences for all children and families. The purpose is to develop master teachers and administrators through individual programs of study designed to provide proficiencies in professional education and specialized academic subject matter fields.... [-]


Master of Education in Science Education

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah Tulsa

The purpose of the M.Ed. in Science Education program is to enable K-12 teachers to become highly qualified teachers of science. The program requirements meet the needs of teachers who hold bachelor degrees in secondary science education, a science discipline, mathematics, elementary education, early [+]

Master of Education in Science Education

 

The purpose of the M.Ed. in Science Education program is to enable K-12 teachers to become highly qualified teachers of science.  The program requirements meet the needs of teachers who hold bachelor degrees in secondary science education, a science discipline, mathematics, elementary education, early childhood education, or special education and teachers who hold alternative certification. The program consists of 15 hours of Professional Education Core, 15 hours of Science Content Core, and 6 hours of Capstone. The Master of Education in Science Education is administered through the College of Science and Health Professions.... [-]


Master of Education in Teaching

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah Tulsa

The goal of the Master of Education in Teaching program is to create accomplished teachers who are reflective about their practice and who critically analyze what constitutes effective teaching and valuable learning. Teachers will expand their instructional repertoires and master an expanding body of [+]

Master of Education in Teaching

 

The goal of the Master of Education in Teaching program is to create accomplished teachers who are reflective about their practice and who critically analyze what constitutes effective teaching and valuable learning. Teachers will expand their instructional repertoires and master an expanding body of pedagogical knowledge while becoming deeply cognizant of the ethical and societal dimensions of education. Teachers will understand that they are part of a global village which embraces diversity. Teachers will draw on this knowledge to make principled judgments about their students and their instruction. Teachers will use and understand research and the role it plays in academic decisions and pedagogical practices. These teachers will also collaboratively engage students, parents, colleagues, and communities in educative pursuits which foster partnerships and life-long learning.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Education in Library Media & Information Technology

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Muskogee Tahlequah Tulsa + 1 more

The library media and information technology program endorses the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st Century Learner. The library media program supports [+]

Master of Science in Education in Library Media & Information Technology

 

The library media and information technology program endorses the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st Century Learner. The library media program supports candidates to be effective leaders in three major areas: 1) Learning and teaching; 2) Information access; and 3) Program administration.

 

The library media program at NSU prepares individuals to be successful school librarians, and equips them with both theoretical and practical knowledge of schools, learners, and best practices.

 

School librarians are effective teachers, who design and implement instruction to help students inquire and think critically, as they gain and share knowledge. They promote reading for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. School librarians model and promote ethical and equitable access to and use of information. In their communities, school librarians advocate for strong school library programs that focus on student learning and student achievement. Within the school community, the school librarian plans and directs a program that adheres to the best practices in librarianship, education, management, and administration. These skills are in accordance with the NCATE standards(PDF) for the preparation of school librarians.... [-]


Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah Tulsa

This graduate-level program is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in college and university settings. Your knowledge will be enriched in leadership, research, responsibilities and challenges in higher education and other organizational [+]

Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership

 

This graduate-level program is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in college and university settings.  Your knowledge will be enriched in leadership, research, responsibilities and challenges in higher education and other organizational settings.  The knowledge and skills gained from this program opens opportunities for employment and research in community, tribal, national and global organizations.Program MissionThe mission of the M.S. in Leadership program is to prepare graduates who have the professional knowledge and skills to be effective leaders who are committed to service, excellence, and collaboration, and who are, and who in turn, inspire and empower individuals within their realm of influence to be caring, socially responsible citizens.   ... [-]


Master of Science in Natural Sciences

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah Tulsa

The Master of Science in Natural Sciences program at Northeastern State University will provide students with multi-disciplinary training in the Natural Sciences beyond that of the baccalaureate degree. Students will gain experience in the design [+]

Master of Science in Natural Sciences

 

The Master of Science in Natural Sciences program at Northeastern State University will provide students with multi-disciplinary training in the Natural Sciences beyond that of the baccalaureate degree.  Students will gain experience in the design, execution, and reporting of scientific research by completing a research project and Master’s thesis.  The curriculum will consist of formal courses in one or more areas of concentration and incorporate the candidate’s background, goals, and objectives.  A central goal of the program is to prepare students for doctoral programs and/or employment in the natural sciences or advancement in their current profession.... [-]


Master of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah Tulsa

Designed to broaden your understanding of evidence-based intervention and preventative measures, this program offers a breadth of coursework related to theory, practice, and the treatment of addictions. [+]

Master of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling

 

Designed to broaden your understanding of evidence-based intervention and preventative measures, this program offers a breadth of coursework related to theory, practice, and the treatment of addictions. You also gain general counseling knowledge and skills.

 

AcademicsWhile engaged in your undergraduate or graduate studies at Northeastern State University, you will be part of our exciting and challenging academic life led by our diverse, dedicated faculty. We offer a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs on each of our three campuses, with flexible schedules designed to fit your busy scheduleOutreachNortheastern State University will continue to play a major role in the higher education arena, while working together with educational and community partners to meet challenges, said Dr. Don Betz in his inaugural address on May 1, 2009. With new challenges facing the world in education, politics, economics, the environment, and numerous other areas that affect our lives daily, NSU will continue to partner for solutions and build upon the foundation of educational leadership established over the past century. We will strive to build sustainable communities, create global literacy and global engagement, and cultivate leadership in the next generation.So that you can enjoy the convenience of living on campus, Northeastern State University offers traditional co-ed residence halls, a suite-style facility, and two family apartment complexes. Each of our residence halls is staffed with highly qualified professionals.At NSU, we recognize that learning outside the classroom is a vital part of your college experience. It’s the day-to-day opportunities to engage in student life and the relationships you form with fellow students that shape your college experience. Various campus living communities are available to suit your circumstances, with amenities and room design options that promise the comfortable feeling of home.Whether you become a student at Tahlequah, Muskogee or Broken Arrow, you’ll find a warm, welcoming community where you’ll build great relationships and learn in small groups from talented, experienced faculty.... [-]


MA

Master of Arts of Communication

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah

The Master of Arts in Communication program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to communication that will develop a more complete communicator. The program offers an [+]

Master of Arts of Communication

The Master of Arts in Communication program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to communication that will develop a more complete communicator. The program offers an opportunity for personnel directors, business executives, educators, journalists, advertising personnel, and public relations directors to enhance their written, oral, and mass communication knowledge and skills.

 

 

Admission to the NSU Masters of Communication program requires:

An earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.   An approved Application for Graduate Admission.   An official transcript of all previous course work. The transcripts must be sent directly from the schools to the Graduate College.   Test scores no more than five (5) years old on either the aptitude section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).   A grade point average of 3.0 in all undergraduate course work or a score in at least the 35th percentile on either the Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test.   A minimum of sixteen (16) semester hours of undergraduate credit in Communication Studies and sixteen (16) in Mass Communication or a total of thirty (30) undergraduate semester hours in either.   A 500-word essay describing what the student hopes to achieve by admission to the program. No 1000-level (freshman level) or remedial course work may apply toward fulfillment of entry requirements for the Master of Arts in Communication degree. ... [-]

The Master of Arts in English

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tahlequah Tulsa

The Master of Arts in English Program is designed to provide a quality graduate degree program that prepares the student for entry to the professional world or further graduate study at a comprehensive university. The M.A. in English program provides a generalist graduate degree that emphasizes the study of rhetoric, [+]

The Master of Arts in English

The Master of Arts in English Program is designed to provide a quality graduate degree program that prepares the student for entry to the professional world or further graduate study at a comprehensive university. The M.A. in English program provides a generalist graduate degree that emphasizes the study of rhetoric, theory and practice in composition, research, critical skills and the literature of diverse cultures and historical periods, produces educated graduates with strong liberal arts experiences who can become valuable citizens in their communities; and serves as a resource center for the study of composition and diverse literatures in eastern Oklahoma.... [-]