Part time Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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Online Master in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Creighton University Online
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 USA Omaha

Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA. Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. The program is offered by the Werner Institute at Creighton University School of Law, ranked by The Princeton Review in its Best 169 Law Schools (2015). Concentrations Organizational Collaboration and Conflict Management International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Health Care Collaboration and Dispute Resolution The flexible program enables students to complete their degree completely online in 18-24 months. The program also includes two 5-day residencies at Creighton’s campus in Omaha, Nebraska giving students an opportunity to practice their skills in role-playing simulations and group exercises. Students also complete a practicum experience in a professional or organizational setting that you choose. Partnership with Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Creighton students and recent graduates receive ACR membership for $50 per year, a tuition break of $200 per semester, as well as other discounts towards publications and conferences. [-]

MEd, Teaching and Learning

Concordia University Chicago
Campus 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

This course will help you – as a current teacher or educator – to expand your understanding of a range of educational theories, including areas such as curriculum, instruction, and assessment. [+]

MEd, Teaching and Learning This course will help you – as a current teacher or educator – to expand your understanding of a range of educational theories, including areas such as curriculum, instruction, and assessment. In addition to learning more about these key areas, you will also discover more about teaching strategies for modern development in the field, such as technology, diversity, and complex assessment environments. After graduating from this course, you will have a thorough grounding in sophisticated lesson and curriculum design, how to teach students with a variety of abilities and needs, and how technology can assist in teaching and learning. Typical career paths for graduates include: Dean/academic director Director, learning and development Professor/lecturer Education consultant Training director Teaching and learning development manager Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency*: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. [-]

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP Accredited)

Walden University
Online September 2017 USA USA Online

Prepare for a career as a professional counselor with Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA. Prepare for a career as a professional counselor with Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Examine a range of topics related to the counseling field, including assessment, legal and ethical concerns, and intervention and prepare to help individuals and groups with family, mental health, career, and educational issues. This program also explores counseling techniques, including those used in substance abuse counseling and career counseling. Face-to-face residencies allow you to network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students while you hone your research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Addiction Counseling Career Counseling Forensic Counseling Military Families and Culture Trauma and Crisis Counseling Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. [-]

MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus September 2017 USA San Francisco

Preparing School Counselors to be Social Justice Agents of Change in Urban Schools [+]

The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools. OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling. Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed: - in public or private educational settings, - in community-based agencies, - as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. They also may choose to pursue a doctoral degree. Program Description The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings. The program emphasizes: - multicultural youth development and counseling - problem-solving, goal-oriented, counseling - social justice orientation - ecological systems in urban contexts Students learn theories and effective, pragmatic interventions with youth in schools. The program has a social justice orientation which seeks to foster equity, respect for diversity, creativity, compassion and community empowerment. “When asked if I feel ‘ready’ to enter the field of school counseling, I always reflect on how the USF School Counseling Program has prepared me to work with the universal issues faced by adolescents as well as those specifically related to underserved youth in urban schools.” - Andrea Davis, School Counseling Psychology Alumna The curriculum is designed sequentially - The first year focuses on counseling theory and practice, legal and ethical issues, child and adolescent development, multicultural counseling, research, group counseling, and prevention and intervention in schools. - The second year focuses on problem-solving counseling strategies, learning and instruction, counseling students with exceptional needs, academic and career counseling, assessment and program evaluation, and consultation with parents, teachers, and schools. A partnership of fieldwork and classroom learning forms the core of the program. Students begin their fieldwork in the schools during a first semester practicum class and complete the fieldwork requirements during three semesters of fieldwork classes. Each semester, the fieldwork class is conducted under the supervision of an experienced PPS credentialed instructor. Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. A master's degree is required to apply for a doctoral program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Doctoral applicants: Minimum GPA of 3.0 from a graduate program - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent Visit our website directly here to learn more about the School Counseling program Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Community Mental Health

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

CIIS has trained MFT's since 1973 and graduates have had one of the highest pass rates on the MFT exam, with a 96% pass rate. Since 1973 the Master's in Counseling Program has responded to changes in the field. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA. Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Community Mental Health CIIS has trained MFT's since 1973 and graduates have had one of the highest pass rates on the MFT exam, with a 96% pass rate. Since 1973 the Master's in Counseling Program has responded to changes in the field. Community Mental Health evolved out of this trend in providing innovative educational opportunities and the changing needs in the field. In order to better meet the changing landscape of public mental health, CIIS was an early adapter of the CMH curriculum, and as such, a pioneer in developing master's level coursework and specialty training for those interested in careers in public mental health. In the spirit of the Mental Health Services Act stakeholders in the public mental health system were invited to the table to help plan the needs of master's level counseling students. This included working with local public mental health; community-based organizations; consumers; community members; and service providers. Out of this work the CMH program developed the following program goals: CMH will provide strong clinical training built on Psychodynamics, Humanistic Mindfulness, and Family Systems Therapy Trauma-informed therapies; Recovery and resiliency models of treatment; Social justice perspectives, and Community psychology theory and praxis. CMH trains students with a strong theoretical base to be proficient as licensed, independent mental health practitioners either as a licensed MFT or LPCC. These skills include: Assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning; Outcomes Evaluation; Cultural Humility; Best Practices; and Practice-Based Evidence. The CMH program models itself on the public mental health model, providing opportunities for peer-based support and services; Wellness Recovery Action Planning for students; community meetings; and access to MHSA-based support services for students of color; LGBT students; consumers of public mental health services and their family members; and veterans. We welcome a diverse cohort of students to come together to learn to become licensed therapists, clinical case managers, change agents within the mental health system. Our trainees and graduate students are consistently sought after in the public mental health system and in community organizations. We welcome you to become part of the next generation of students trained and ready for system transformation. Statement of Diversity: Diversity and the recognition of multiple perspectives is a core value of the Community Mental Health Program at CIIS. We celebrate and embrace these diverse perspectives as a source of strength, creativity and relevance in our field. Our differences and how we each live those differences - be they of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, abilities, experiences and more - enhance our ability to achieve the Institute's core mission to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities and the Earth. We do this by framing our studies in the context of social justice, liberation psychologies and including, respecting, and valuing the voices of the communities we serve in our students, staff, faculty and where we provide service. Training Clinical Training The clinical training component of the CMH program is fully integrated into the Master's degree program. In the first year students will have assignments which bring them into agencies and programs to learn firsthand what is happening in community mental health in our area. In year two (see below) students will begin to gain experience and deliver services and in year three they will take clinical practicum courses. It is in practicum that students begin, with supervision, to engage in therapy with clients. Each student plays a key role in identifying sites for field work and clinical practicum. The CMH office and the Field Placement team are ready and eager to help students make good choices. Once made, those choices must be approved by the Director of the CMH program and the Director of Field Education Year 2- Clinical Field Study (2-units) Over the course of two semesters students will engage in (2) one-unit courses that will introduce the student to clinical fieldwork. Students will explore the development of professional identity, client engagement, client advocacy, psychosocial education and case management. Completion of the course will require attendance in weekly classes plus 6-8 hours per week of documented fieldwork in an approved site. Year 3- Clinical Practicum (4-units) Over the course of two semesters students will engage in (2) two-unit courses that will enhance clinical training in the practicum. Students will continue their development of professional identity as the student learns to become a psychotherapist and integrate what is learned in the classroom with the experience at the practicum site. Completion of the course will require attendance in weekly classes plus 16-20 hours per week of documented training in an approved site. Students must complete a minimum of 500 qualifying BBS hours between their fieldwork and practicum training, but may complete as many as 1300. The remaining qualifying hours may then be accrued post-graduation. Apply to the Community Mental Health Program About the Program Taking a systemic approach, this 60-unit, three-year program integrates the fundamentals of intensive and supplemental case management with an emphasis on counseling, cultural competence and a public sector practicum. Delivered in a variety of formats, the curriculum graduated students job-ready for high-demand public sector careers and prepared to sit for Marriage and Family Therapy licensure. Designed in collaboration with leading mental health providers, this program meets critical needs: Therapeutic A growing number of clients with multiple diagnoses require a different level and type of therapy. Cultural The profession needs more practitioners from diverse backgrounds who are culturally competent and bilingual or multilingual. Professional Nearly 70 percent of San Francisco's public mental health work force will retire within the next 10 years-a trend that is echoed throughout the state and the nation. Admissions Requirements Admissions Application: The online application can be found on the school website. Non-refundable $65 application fee Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Goal Statement: A one-page statement of professional goals and objectives that shows demonstrated commitment to the field of community mental health. Resume Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement emphasizing how you arrived at your current commitment to work in the area of community mental health and describing life experiences that have led to your decision to apply. Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation will be accepted from academic advisors, professors, professional supervisors, or someone able to attest to your ability to undertake the work required for your program. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address. International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada may have additional requirements. Candidate Selection In selecting candidates for admission, the program considers the following factors to be desirable: a background, interest, and demonstrated commitment to public and community mental health (work or volunteer), and evidence of a commitment to achieving positive health outcomes in these settings. Alternatively, experience in community planning, community organizing, and/or social justice in a paid or volunteer position will be helpful, as well as sufficient personal stability, and energy to become an effective therapist, and academic records that indicate probable success in completing graduate studies.The statement of professional goals and objectives submitted with the application form should address these issues. In addition to the above considerations, the program seeks individuals who exhibit the interpersonal communication skills required of psychotherapists.These include a congruence of feelings and action, an ability to listen and attend, a willingness to be self-reflective, and an openness to evaluating and changing behaviors and attitudes.As the program operates on a cohort model, students are interviewed about their goals, objectives, and experiences.These interviews aim to create a cohort of students who can support, motivate, and sustain one another during the seven semesters of study. [-]

Master of Science: Applied Psychology

Sacred Heart University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 8 weeks September 2017 USA Fairfield

The Master of Science in Applied Psychology (MSAP) at Sacred Heart University (SHU) will teach you how to apply the science of human behavior to solve practical real-world problems through a unique delivery system of eight-week hybrid courses. [+]

The Master of Science in Applied Psychology (MSAP) at Sacred Heart University (SHU) will teach you how to apply the science of human behavior to solve practical real-world problems through a unique delivery system of eight-week hybrid courses. Evening courses will be offered at our Fairfield campus with online discussion supplementing class meetings. You will complete the entire degree in one calendar year by taking two classes per eight-week session. Program Options: In addition to the required core courses, all students take a four-course sequence in a particular area of specialization. Industrial/organizational psychology Community psychology Students may also begin a 12-credit certificate in one of these two specialty areas that can later be applied to the master’s degree as a concentration. With its strong foundation in research methods and quantitative reasoning and its numerous connections with community agencies, schools and corporations, this program provides excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers in today’s data-driven economy. Students are particularly well-prepared for a variety of leadership positions in government, community, corporate settings and doctoral work. The program is built on a scientist-practitioner model in which students gain a solid foundation in the science of psychology and learn to apply this knowledge and skill set to real-world practical problems. Consistent with the overall mission of the University, consideration of ethical issues, human dignity and social justice are infused throughout the entire program. WHY TAKE THE MSAP PROGRAM? Propel your career in virtually any industry Enjoy a unique delivery system of eight-week hybrid courses Complete your master’s degree in one calendar year Take advantage of a research-driven core curriculum Choose between two career-oriented concentrations: industrial/organizational or community psychology Take concentrations as a stand-alone 12-credit certificate Unique Program Attributes Accelerated Format MSAP courses are offered in a series of eight-week sessions; entering students who begin in the fall can complete their degree in just one calendar year taking courses two nights per week with additional online course discussion. Unique Cohort Model Students will take the required program courses in a lock-step format as part of an academic cohort. Students work together comprehensively and utilize one another for a richer academic experience. Distinguished Faculty SHU faculty members come from a wide range of academic, clinical and corporate backgrounds. Virtually all faculty members teaching in the program are full-time and are considered experts in their fields of study. Our faculty has extensive clinical, consulting and/or organizational setting experience, which is extremely valuable in an applied psychology program. Faculty will treat you not as students, but as future colleagues. Learn more about our faculty and their specializations on our program site. Certificate Programs The concentrations in industrial/organizational psychology and community psychology may also be taken as stand-alone, 12-credit certificate programs. A student may start by taking a certificate, then later decide to apply these courses to the full master’s program. Flexibility Students entering this program do not need a bachelor’s degree in psychology to apply, as long as they have completed the following prerequisites successfully: Four undergraduate psychology courses, (one) from a natural science-related psychology course preferred (e.g., sensation, perception, neuroscience, cognition, behaviorism, etc.). A statistics course (preferably in psychology, but could also be a math or another social science research course). A research methods course (preferably in psychology, but could also be a math or another social science research course) is preferred but not required. Students who do not have the required prerequisite courses are encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate Admissions. Career Outlook According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in the psychology profession is expected to grow 12 percent through the year 2020 and 26 percent in the industrial/organizational psychology profession. Employment will grow because of increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment clinics, consulting firms and private companies. Course Requirements The Master of Science in Applied Psychology is a 38-credit program consisting of 12 total courses (Core, Capstone/Thesis and Concentration courses): Required Core Courses For All Tracks PS 500 Foundations of Applied Psychology — 4 credits PS 520 Developmental Issues Across the Life Span — 3 credits PS 525 Identifying and Managing Psychopathology in Community Settings — 3 credits PS 550 Applied Research Methods and Statistics — 4 credits PS 551 Individual Psychological Assessment and Appraisal — 3 credits PS 552 Program Development and Evaluation — 3 credits PS 595 Capstone Project I (or) PS 600 Thesis I — 3 credits PS 596 Capstone Fieldwork II (or) PS 601 Thesis II — 3 credits Optional PS 590 Comprehensive Exam if you do not wish to do Project II or both Thesis classes — *3 credits Industrial / Organizational Track PS 530 Personnel Psychology — 3 credits PS 531 Organizational Behavior — 3 credits PS 532 Job Analysis, Competency Modeling and Criterion Development — 3 credits PS 533 Employee Training and Development (or) appropriate Business course — 3 credits Community Psychology Track PS 540 Foundations of Community Psychology — 3 credits PS 541 Theories of Counseling and Personality — 3 credits PS 542 Counseling Methods and Techniques — 3 credits PS 543 Community Health Psychology — 3 credits Admission Requirements Admission to the Master of Science in Applied Psychology is competitive. The priority application deadline is March 1 for the September cohort, but applications will continue to be accepted until the class is filled. Prospective students applying for admission to the applied psychology program must submit the following information to the Office of Graduate Admissions: Online graduate application: http://apply.sacredheart.edu Nonrefundable application fee Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended Statement of Professional Goals: Why you wish to pursue the Master of Science in Applied Psychology at Sacred Heart University (500 word maximum) Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 Two letters of recommendation Résumé GRE scores are not required but are recommended as additional evidence of eligibility Financial Assistance Student loans, deferred payment plans and a variety of other programs are available through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. For links to the FAFSA and Graduate Confidential forms please visit the Student Financial Assistance website. [-]

MicroMasters Program in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement (The University of Michigan)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Part time 30 weeks January 2017 USA Cambridge

Become an innovative leader with new R&D strategies for improving classrooms, schools and educational systems. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA. Average Length: 6 weeks per course Effort: 2-4 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 5 Courses in Program Subject: Education & Teacher Training Institution: The University of Michigan Institution Offering Credit: The University of Michigan Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $199-249 per course Become an innovative leader with new R&D strategies for improving classrooms, schools and educational systems. Education systems around the world face the central challenge of finding innovative solutions and techniques for improving student performance. This challenge is shared by teachers, teacher-leaders, and principals who are responsible for improving opportunities to learn, with two goals: raising average levels of student performance and reducing achievement gaps between students. Beyond schools, leaders in district offices, government agencies, professional associations, and other non-governmental enterprises also share the challenge of improving student performance at scale across entire schools, districts, and systems. Developed in collaboration with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - and drawing on the expertise of leading researchers, innovators, and practitioners - the Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters Program will empower learners to collaborate and strengthen educational opportunities and outcomes for millions of students, especially those currently underserved by their public schools. This MicroMasters Program will develop learners’ knowledge of educational innovation, research, and practice to enable them to improve the education and lives of children in their own schools and beyond. More information on the MicroMasters Program can be found at the University of Michigan website. Job Outlook Teachers will have the knowledge, and may be able to pursue the credentials, to become active members of improvement teams and initiatives in their schools and districts. Leaders within the K-12 governance structure will have the knowledge, and may be able to pursue the credentials, to develop and manage inter-organizational teams able to effectively use leading methods of educational innovation and improvement. NOTE: Teachers and leaders should consult appropriate agencies to discuss possibilities for continuing education credit. program developer; external coach/implementation support; improvement specialist; project manager; grant writer; policy analyst; program officer. Career opportunities as grade-level team leader; content-area improvement specialist; instructional coach; school improvement team member; Reformers beyond the K-12 governance structure will have the knowledge, and may be able to pursue the credentials, to use leading methods of educational innovation and improvement to secure funding for their work. Reformers can establish organizations and strategies supporting large-scale improvement; and manage their collaboration with school, districts, and systems. What You'll Learn: To envision new possibilities for the work of students and teachers in classrooms. To understand alternative logics and strategies for organizing the practice of educational innovation. To examine the application of the emerging field of improvement science to the practice of educational innovation. To explore innovation and improvement in large-scale educational reform initiatives in the US and around the world. To improve your own practice as an educator, innovator, and/or reformer. To develop and manage teams that use disciplined, evidence-based methods of educational innovation and improvement. To employ disciplined, evidence-based methods of educational innovation and improvement to manage collaborations among schools, districts, and systems. MicroMasters Program Details How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all five courses. Take Your Credential To The Next Level Learners who have successfully earned the MicroMasters Credential may receive course credit for four Masters of Arts classes (12 credit hours; the equivalent of two elective courses and two cognate courses) if they apply, and are admitted, to the Masters of Arts programs in Educational Leadership and Policy, Teaching and Learning, New Media and Literacies, or Urban Pedagogy at the University of Michigan’s School of Education. Courses Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning Learn why ambitious teaching and learning may be the key to global educational improvement and how to put it into practice. Logics of Educational Innovation and Improvement Learn leading strategies for educational innovation to improve practice, raise student performance, and reduce achievement gaps. Improvement Science in Education Learn how to apply principles and practices of improvement science to improve educational practice, raise student performance Case Studies in Continuous Educational Improvement Learn about leading approaches to continuous educational improvement through case studies of educational innovation. Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement Capstone Apply your knowledge and demonstrate mastery, personal growth, and competency along dimensions central to leading educational... What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. [-]

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEd)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus 2 years September 2017 USA Wayne

The MEd in educational leadership program, designed for teachers who aspire to leadership positions in schools, values democratic collaboration, diversity, equity, theory, critical inquiry, reflective practice, continuous improvement, student success, and ethical practice. The program strikes a balance between the competing tensions of management and leadership. Courses focus on the development of skills that enable aspiring principals to... [+]

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEd) The MEd in educational leadership program, designed for teachers who aspire to leadership positions in schools, values democratic collaboration, diversity, equity, theory, critical inquiry, reflective practice, continuous improvement, student success, and ethical practice. The program strikes a balance between the competing tensions of management and leadership. Courses focus on the development of skills that enable aspiring principals to understand how to manage schools successfully. At the conclusion of their studies, graduates embrace shared leadership, diversity, equity, reflective inquiry, and ethical values that support relationships in caring, nurturing learning environments for all students. They also bring meaning, value, and focus to their school communities, leading them far beyond the ordinary. This University graduate program prepares degree candidates to both lead and manage schools successfully. This is a two-year, 39-credit program. The course of study for the MEd in educational leadership incorporates: extended, weekend classes that meet twice a month during each semester two one-week summer courses. two years (300 hours) of field experience as candidates continue in their current job. national technology competencies embedded in each of its courses. opportunities to apply theory to practice through performance-based assessments in each course. Successful candidates receive a master of education degree and a supervisory endorsement. Upon completing the program and passing the Praxis in educational leadership, candidates are eligible for principal licensure by the New Jersey Department of Education. This two-year cohort model program is intended for candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree and will have completed five years of successful, full-time teaching or educational services experience by program completion. Admission Requirements In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale. Applicants who have a graduate degree from an accredited university must have a GPA of no less than 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Standard New Jersey instructional or educational services certificate, or its out-of-state equivalent. Minimum verbal score of 150 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).* GRE/MAT admission testing requirement for applicants holding a master's degree and GPA of 3.5 or higher is waived. At least five years of successful, fulltime teaching or educational services experience is required. An original letter from a school official (principal or assistant principal or human services director), on the school’s official letterhead, must be submitted. Included should be dates of employment and the positions held during those specific dates. Applicants with fewer than five but at least three years of successful educational experiences may be considered for admission contingent upon materials submitted in their portfolio that would strongly support their leadership potential. The five-year experience requirement should be met by program completion. Two professional letters of reference, at least one from your school principal, who will serve as your mentor for your administrative internship. Personal interview is required. A portfolio is required for the interview and must include the following: Resume and copy of all teaching certifications. One-page statement on why you would like to be in the program and what your career aspirations are in the next few years after completing the program. A copy of this essay should also be sent to the Graduate Admissions office. One recommendation letter from your principal and one from another professional in a leadership position. One or two artifacts that show your teaching competency. One or two artifacts that support your leadership experiences either on the job or in your community. Program Requirements The completion of a minimum of 39 credits of graduate study within the educational leadership program course offerings, including 6 credits assigned to ongoing field-based experiences and successful completion of the technology competencies listed in the syllabus of each course. The completion of an exit portfolio (CD or web-based) that supports your competency both in technology and in each of the course’s required learning outcomes. A collaborative action research project that will clearly support your competency in qualitative and quantitative design. A successful exit interview. Alternate 30-Credit Principal Licensure Program Successful candidates will receive a New Jersey certificate of eligibility for principal. This two-year cohort program is intended for candidates who have: Completed a master’s degree. Will have completed five years of successful, full-time teaching or educational services experience by program completion. The admission and completion requirements listed above apply to this program. Successful candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits for completion. The (*) courses below are not required for this program. Candidates who complete this program receive the certificate of eligibility for principal licensure once they pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) exam. Alternate 21-Credit Principal Licensure Program Successful candidates will receive a New Jersey certificate of eligibility for principal. This one-year cohort model program is intended for candidates who have: Completed a master’s degree. Completed five or more years of supervisory experience by program completion. Applicants who have an earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and who have successfully completed five or more years as a supervisor may apply for the 21-credit, one-year principal licensure program. The admission and completion requirements listed above apply to this program. Successful candidates must complete a minimum of 21 credits for completion: EDLP 6010, 6040, 6050, 6060, 6100, 6110, 6140 and a one-day seminar in the collaborative action research process. Candidates must have also successfully completed five or more years of experience as a supervisor at the time of completing this program. Candidates who complete this program receive the certificate of eligibility for principal licensure once they pass the SLLA exam. Required Common Courses EDLP 6010 Leadership in Learning Communities: From Theory to Practice EDLP 6030 Educational Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Design EDLP 6040 Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice EDLP 6180* Curriculum Design: Developing, Writing, and Implementing Curriculum in the Classroom EDLP 6050 Understanding Group Process and the Psychology of Organizations EDLP 6060 The Principalship: The Person and the Profession EDPL 6080* Clinical Projects in Educational Leadership EDLP 6090 Supervision and Evaluation: Performance Appraisal EDLP 6100 School Management Functions: Finance, Structures, Resources EDLP 6110 Problems in Practice: Legal and School-Centered Issues EDLP 6120* Supervision and Evaluation of Support Staff and Educational Programs EDLP 6130 Field Experiences I EDLP 6140 Field Experiences II [-]

Master of Divinity

Oral Roberts University
Campus 6 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The Master of Divinity is the basic professional degree for ministry and is the prerequisite degree for admission into the Doctor of Ministry program and military chaplaincy. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA. Program Overview The Master of Divinity is the basic professional degree for ministry and is the prerequisite degree for admission into the Doctor of Ministry program and military chaplaincy. The six-semester, 88.5-hour program structured around field education and the three curricula areas of the seminary: biblical literature, theological/historical studies, and practices of ministry. Students are required to enroll in two semesters of field education after 50% of their coursework is complete. Twelve semester hours of open electives are provided to all students to bridge deficient areas or enhance areas of interest, including counseling, missions, biblical literature, and theological/historical studies. Because ORU has graduate schools in education and business, M.Div. students may also choose to use a limited number of these elective hours for cross-disciplinary training. Program Objectives The Master of Divinity degree program aims to: - Prepare candidates with a foundational knowledge of the historical/theological content of Scripture with a application to selected contemporary situations. - Prepare students to interpret biblical writings in the Greek and/or Hebrew languages, using critical exegetical tools and writing a hermeneutical and exegetical paper. - Provide a basic knowledge of the history of Christianity. - Provide a basic knowledge of theology and Christian doctrines. - Enable students to integrate biblical and theological understanding with practical ministry strategies. - Equip candidates with the biblical, theological and ethical understanding necessary to analyze and discuss contemporary social issues affecting the church and society. - Enable students to develop and articulate a theology and theory of ministry that is relevant to their backgrounds and callings. - Provide opportunities to demonstrate necessary skills for ministry within a variety of traditions, churches and cross-cultural contexts. - Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. - Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling. - Enable students to develop a theology and theory of ministry that integrates biblical and theological content with practical ministry skills. [-]

Master of Education

Virginia International University
Online & Campus Combined August 2017 USA Fairfax

The Master of Education at Virginia International University is designed to prepare future educators for leading roles in a variety of educational and education-related settings by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to excel in an array of education-related positions. VIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree will enable professional educators to work in culturally diverse and technologically immersed environments by empowering students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and scholars. [+]

The Master of Education at Virginia International University is designed to prepare future educators for leading roles in a variety of educational and education-related settings by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to excel in an array of education-related positions. VIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree will enable professional educators to work in culturally diverse and technologically immersed environments by empowering students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and scholars. Graduates from VIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree will be able to successfully apply their understanding of teaching in a variety of educational settings locally, nationally, and globally. Upon graduation from VIU's M.Ed. degree, as educators, they will have the ability to build careers in K-12 settings, post-secondary educational settings, businesses, and non-profit organizations. VIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree maintains the university's mission of striving to embrace freedom of thought and diverse interpretations of human experiences, aspects that are vital in the field of education and in a global context. Our goal is to graduate students who display and make use of their moral, intellectual, and professional excellence to serve as role models for and educate future generations and make a difference in their communities. World Class Faculty & Staff The Master of Education program boasts a history of highly skilled and dedicated faculty and staff who are ready to assist students along their journey through the program. The program's faculty offer expertise in various areas including math, science, and ESOL. Delivery of the curriculum is only one aspect of the programs at VIU! Come experience the personalized, accessible, engaging, and fun classroom environment! Program Overview Benefits of a Master of Education degree from VIU: Gain a solid understanding of teaching principles and practices for secondary education Obtain practical experience through the practicum course Gain experience from teachers with expertise in their content areas Gain practical skills to foster a class/campus culture supportive of various backgrounds and learning styles Learn how to develop a classroom that focuses on student needs and ultimate goals through outcome-based course and lesson development. Program Features Features of the Master of Education program: Faculty with real-world teaching experience A solid field-based curriculum built with feedback from employers Receive a world class education in an engaging and supportive learning environment Improve upon teaching abilities and qualifications Faculty are available outside of the classroom for assistance Program can be completed with courses taken online and on-ground Dedicated program administrators for every student Admission Requirements Admission to the program does not require any previous course work in education. A bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field and evidence of sufficient English language proficiency are required for admission. Candidates are also required to submit a minimum of one official recommendation, an academic statement of purpose, and a résumé or curriculum vitae. Accreditation Virginia International University is an accredited institution of higher learning holding national accreditation through the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is certified to operate by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Additional information on accreditation can be found in the Accreditation and Certifications section of the academic catalog. Program Outcomes In working to achieve the mission of the program and those of the School of Education, the following outcomes will be achieved: Develop learner environments reflective of best practices for teaching and learning utilizing effective technology reflective of the modern classroom, and create optimal student achievement opportunities through culturally responsive pedagogy. Serve as independent researchers with the ability to conduct action research as well as assess and implement best practices associated with effective pedagogical practices for secondary learners. Effectively collaborate with others as well as lead the collaborative process for the purpose of better meeting the needs of their student populations and the communities in which they serve. Serve as leaders in developing and designing teaching and learning opportunities which are effective and generate learner motivation and academic success. Foster teaching and learning environments that are respectful and inclusive as well as reflective of the needs, feelings, and cultural values of the student population and communities they are serving. Develop, design, and implement assessment and evaluation strategies which are authentic and sensitive to student characteristics such as their cognitive abilities, cultural values, and academic abilities. Degree Requirements The School of Education at VIU is designed to prepare future educators for leading roles in the growing field of education. Graduates from the M.Ed. programs will be able to effectively address challenges and possibilities in their roles as successful teachers, educators, and leaders of their communities worldwide. The Master of Education degree at VIU can be completed in two academic years. Program of Study: Total 40 semester credit hours, 12 courses. 30 credit hours (9 courses) of core courses, 6 credit hours (2 courses) of content area concentration courses, and 3 credit hours (1 course) of specialization area courses make up the M.Ed. degree. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires the completion of a capstone project, Educational Action Research Project/Portfolio, within the subject area. This portfolio or research project is worth six (6) credit hours of the core courses and is conducted in conjunction with the Education Capstone Experience (EDUC 600). To qualify for the M.Ed. Degree, students must meet all credit requirements, as described below: Students enrolled in the graduate program must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B), out of 4.0, and a minimum of grade not less than 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, in all courses to qualify for the M.Ed. Degree to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. The maximum time frame permitted for the completion of any graduate program is 54 semester credits. Only graduate-level courses may be applied toward the degree. A master's student may transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit earned at other accredited institutions. Beyond the prerequisites, the student must have completed 39 credit hours, consisting of 30 credit hours of required core courses, 6 content area credit hours and 3 credit hours of specialization area courses. No degree credit is earned by a graduate student for any grade below 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, received in a graduate-level course. However, any grades lower than 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, will be calculated in the grade point average. The Master of Education Degree consists of nine (9) core courses, two (2) content area courses, and one (1) specialization area course, offered in both the online and residential formats. Concentrations M.Ed. with concentration in ESOL Education M.Ed. with concentration in Mathematics Education M.Ed. with concentration in Science Education [-]

Master in Education

University of Redlands
Campus September 2017 USA Redlands

The University of Redlands School of Education offers five graduate degree programs at the master’s level with an emphasis on school counseling, college counseling, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, and higher education. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA. There are a number of reasons that teachers decide to pursue a master’s degree. Not only does it reinforce a commitment to education, but it can also have a substantial impact on a teachers’ lifetime earning potential, particularly if completed early in their career. A recent analysis conducted by University of Redlands School of Business Professor Mak Kaboudan confirms that for teachers who earn a master’s degree from the University of Redlands at age thirty, or even at age forty, their increased income would not only pay for the cost of the master’s degree after ten years, but their lifetime income could increase by more than $650,000. Below is a quick look at the total financial benefits a teacher might expect from earning a master’s degree. More information and conclusions from this analysis can be found on the pages that follow, including: Income comparisons based on receiving a master’s degree at age 30 and age 40 Income comparisons during retirement Return on investment for taking a loan to finance a master’s degree About Our Master’s Degrees in Education The University of Redlands School of Education offers five graduate degree programs at the master’s level with an emphasis on school counseling, college counseling, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, and higher education. Each master’s degree program is based on a foundation of common graduate courses which provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to perform: graduate level research; assessment, evaluation and writing; curriculum and program development; and personal and professional reflection. [-]

MSEd in Student Affairs Administration

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Campus or Online Part time 2 years September 2017 USA La Crosse

Using a theory to practitioner model, the mission of the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education master’s degree program is to prepare student affairs professionals with the competencies to work effectively within the complex political, economic, cultural, and social contexts of higher education... [+]

Degree Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Student Affairs Administration (SAA) in Higher Education SAA Mission Using a theory to practitioner model, the mission of the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education master’s degree program is to prepare student affairs professionals with the competencies to work effectively within the complex political, economic, cultural, and social contexts of higher education. Professional Compentencies The Student Affairs Administration (SAA) graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has embraced the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies and has aligned the curriculum of the graduate program to ensure basic understanding in the competencies as part of the learning experience of our graduate students. About Student Affairs Student affairs is a critical aspect of the higher education experience. The work done by student affairs professionals helps students begin a lifetime journey of growth and self-exploration. Who We Are Student learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom. Opportunities for teaching and development exist everywhere and at all times on campus and it’s our job to seize these moments. And as student affairs professionals our job is to foster and promote these interactions. Encouraging an understanding and respect for diversity, a belief the worth of individuals, and supporting our students in their needs are just some of the core concepts of the profession. At NASPA, we understand the importance of this work and provide opportunities for our members to continue to expand their knowledge and skills. Careers in Student Affairs NASPA is an organization of colleges, universities, agencies, and professional educators whose members are committed to providing services and education that enhance student growth and development. The association seeks to promote student personnel work as a profession which requires personal integrity, belief in the dignity and worth of individuals, respect for individual differences and diversity, a commitment to service, and dedication to the development of individuals and the college community through education. Find a Job The Placement Exchange (TPE) is the definitive resource for the student affairs job placement process. With dynamic, online information as well as powerful networking opportunities and a first-class job placement event, TPE is dedicated to helping candidates find that perfect job, and helping institutions find that perfect hire. Founded in 2006, the strength of The Placement Exchange comes from the combined resources of its partner associations. COURSES Each course is three credits unless otherwise indicated. See the Graduate Catalog for SAA course descriptions. The curriculum is subject to change to keep it current and consistent with the standards of the profession. M.S.Ed. Program Requirements (40 Credits) Implemented Summer 2016 SAA 700 Professional Practice in Student Affairs SAA 701 Student Affairs & Technology - 1 credit SAA 702 Student Development Theory SAA 704 Leadership in Higher Education SAA 705 History of Higher Education SAA 706 Advising & Supporting SAA 708 Diversity in Higher Education SAA 710 Administration in Higher Education SAA 720 Special Topics in Student Affairs Administration - 1 credit SAA 730 Legal Aspects of Student Affairs SAA 745 University Finance & Governance SAA 765 Assessment in Student Affairs SAA 781 Student Affairs Administration Internship (may be completed summer or fall; enroll in online course) SAA 790 Capstone (Includes Capstone Project) [-]

Masters in International Policy and Development

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA. Promote Global Development The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum. Practical Skills for Positive Change The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP). DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Policy and Development program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

Master of Divinity Program

Union University California
Campus 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA Westminster

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is designed to empower and equip students to serve as transformational Christian leaders within today’s multicultural contexts. [+]

MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM Languages offered: English, Vietnamese DESCRIPTION The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is designed to empower and equip students to serve as transformational Christian leaders within today’s multicultural contexts. UUC offers the traditional ministerial skills of biblical and theological competence, effective communication, spiritual sensitivity and maturity, passion for evangelism and pastoral care. In addition, our program offers courses in global interconnection of the contemporary world, the importance of understanding urbanization, principles of effective leadership, organizational development skills, and social transformation. Graduates of the program will be competently equipped to serve effectively and at a professional level as ordained pastors and leaders within the contexts of churches or other Christian organizations and/or ministries. LEARNING OUTCOMES After successfully completing the Master of Divinity program, graduates will be able to: 1. Articulate effectively a sound biblical and historical theology 2. Develop practices of personal and spiritual maturity 3. Have capacity to do church planting and church renewal 4. Mobilize the church for social transformation, conflict, reconciliation, and global mission 5. Lead competently and organize and manage skillfully and to mentor laity for their ministries in families, churches, and the public sector. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS An applicant must complete an online admission application andsubmit the following materials to the Director of Admissions to be considered for admission: 1. Two passport-sized photos 2. Copy of government-issued photo identification 3. Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree or international equivalent from an accredited/ recognized college or university 4. Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended 5. Two reference letters; one of which must be from a pastor or known religious leader; the second from an academic supervisor, if possible 6. A personal statement of at least 500 words describing the student’s motivations for study at UUC 7. Language requirement: Students who apply for English program must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principle language of instruction, must demonstrate college- level proficiency in English through one of the following:  A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on internet-based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Reports  A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test  A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam  A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “B” or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English. COMPLETION TIME At UUC, the Master of Divinity program has been specifically designed for persons in engaging in ministries. Average completion time of the program is 3 years. Students can finish in a shorter time. Courses are offered in four terms a year in two semesters. Each term lasts for 10 weeks with a two week break between terms. LEVEL AND TYPE OF RESEARCH REQUIRED: MASTER LEVEL Mastery and application of literature review and qualitative research methodologies involving case studies and research assignments throughout the completion of the curriculum of the Master of Divinity program. Students in the MDiv program must register for the RES-501 Research and Writing for Theological Education course in their first year. This course is a prerequisite for all research-intensive courses. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS To qualify for graduation with the Master of Divinity degree the student must successfully fulfill the following requirements: 1. Complete all the Master of Divinity course requirements (84 credits) 2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0or higher on a 4.0 scale 3. Pay all tuition and fees COURSE REQUIREMENTS Required Courses: 54 Credits BBL-501 Introduction to the Old Testament BBL-502 Introduction to the New Testament BBL-503 Biblical Hermeneutics CED-501 Christian Education CHH-501 History of Christianity I CHH-502 History of Christianity II CSL-502 Principles of Christian Counseling ETH-501 Ministerial Ethics EVG-501 Evangelism in Context LDR-501 Organizational Leadership MIN-503 Pastoral Ministry MIN-505 Building Healthy Churches MIN-511 Church Planting PRC-501 Homiletics RES-501 Research and Writing for Theological Education SFM-501 Spiritual Life Practices: Developing A Life of Devotion THL-501 Systematic Theology I THL-502 Systematic Theology II Elective Courses: 30 Credits (10 courses) Choose any ten of the following courses: EDU-502 Philosophy of Education EDU-503 Teaching and Learning: Foundational Issues in Education LDR-502 Servant Leadership LDR-503 Foundations of Personal Leadership LDR-505 Servant Leader as a Transformational Agent LDR-506 Emotional Intelligence in Leadership LDR-507 Christian Character in Leadership MIN-501 Doing Ministry in Context MIN-504 Church Renewal MIN-506 Cause Collaboration MIN-507 Vocation in a Changing World MIN-512 The Arts of Biblical Mentoring THL-513 Perspectives on World Christian Mission THL-514 Theology of Work THL-515 Fundamentals for Doing Theology Internship [-]

Master of Science in Psychology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus or Online 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a 90-quarter unit professional degree program that fulfills the educational requirements for the state of California's Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program's mission is to provide the state of California with highly competent master-level clinicians trained to counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Graduates are often employed by County Mental Health, Social Services, and other inpatient and outpatient community mental health centers. Many graduates also build successful private practices. Fifteen percent of our graduates pursue doctoral studies in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA. About the Program The Master of Science in Psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a 90-quarter unit professional degree program that fulfills the educational requirements for the state of California's Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program's mission is to provide the state of California with highly competent master-level clinicians trained to counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Graduates are often employed by County Mental Health, Social Services, and other inpatient and outpatient community mental health centers. Many graduates also build successful private practices. Fifteen percent of our graduates pursue doctoral studies in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Psychology and Child Development Department faculty members coordinate the M.S. Program and regularly teach graduate classes. Some courses are taught by mental health professionals from the community. The M.S. faculty is diverse in terms of professional degrees, clinical training, cultural background, and gender. Graduate classes are small and students receive much individual attention in our on-campus practicum training clinic and community traineeship sites. There are approximately 40 fully matriculated students in Cal Poly's M.S. Psychology Program. Graduate courses are scheduled so that full-time students carrying 12-16 quarter units can secure their degree in two years. Many students take 2 ½-3 years to finish, however, because of the program's extensive clinical training. Student work, family, and other schedules may also make a longer timeline more feasible. Courses are held in the day and evening and are offered only once a year. Prerequisites The MS in Psychology accepts applicants from all disciplines (e.g., English, Biology, Philosophy). Accepted applicants must complete five (5) program prerequisites (3 semester/4 quarter units each) by July 31 prior to entering the program: Research Methods in Psychology, Introductory Statistics, Personality Theory, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. These courses may be taken at Cal Poly as a matriculated undergraduate, through Cal Poly’s Open University or at another fully accredited institution, including on-line. In order to determine if a course you have taken satisfies one of our prerequisites, but has a different title than Cal Poly's, compare the content with the Expanded Prerequisite Course Outlines. Applicants who fail to complete these courses before their first quarter of enrollment will be dropped from the program. Required Courses In order for the University to verify the student has fulfilled California's requirements for MFT licensure, the student must successfully complete 90-quarter units of required courses. Please see The Cal Poly catalog for a description of these courses. [-]