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The Graduate Program




Central Connecticut State University offers graduate degree programs in approximately 40 fields of study, with many of the degrees offering specializations that provide additional focuses.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree signifies completion of at least 30 credits of advanced study, including research and a capstone experience, which includes a thesis, special project, and/or comprehensive examination. Students in an M.A. program seek to expand their knowledge of a particular subject and may specialize in an aspect of the subject relevant to their career goals. Students also choose an M.A. degree program when planning to continue their studies at the doctoral level.

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree is primarily a professional degree. Some M.S. programs are designed for certified teachers and some are designed for students in other professions. Degree programs include at least 30 credits of course work and capstone experiences in the form of theses, special projects, and/or comprehensive examinations.

The Sixth-Year Certificate (SYC) provides graduate study beyond the masterís degree for teachers and other educators. Presently offered only in the fields of reading and educational leadership, the Sixth-Year Certificate signifies completion of a program of study designed to prepare the recipient for a high level of professional practice and responsibility in public education.

The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership
, CCSUís first doctoral program, serves educational leaders in Connecticut through an innovative program of study integrating course work and field studies grounded in authentic inquiry. Faculty and doctoral candidates work together to improve educational opportunities for the children and young people of Connecticut. Students accepted to the Ed.D. program proceed as a cohort through three years of intensive summer work to complete their core courses and seminar work. Students also complete a specialization and a dissertation. Students complete a minimum of 63 credits.

Graduate post-baccalaureate programs
are available for initial teacher certification in elementary, secondary, TESOL, and pre-kindergarten through grade 12 fields, such as art, music, physical, special and technology education. In addition, course work taken within related degree programs (M.S. and 6th year) may lead to certification as school counselor, reading consultant, and intermediate administrator/supervisor. The Office of the Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies, provides up-to-date information concerning certification programs and state requirements for certification.

There are also Official Certificate Programs (OCP) in Cell and Molecular Biology, Construction Management, Environmental Health & Safety, Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma, Pre-Health, Public Relations/Promotions, and Supply Chain & Logistics. Advanced OCP (masterís degrees are required) are also available in Professional Counseling, Reading & Language Arts, and the Superintendent of Schools. Also available are post-masterís planned programs of study for school personnel and students interested in other areas and disciplines.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Anesthesia
M.S.
Art Education
M.S., Teacher Certification, Post-Masterís
Biological Sciences
M.A., M.S., Teacher Certification
Chemistry
Teacher Certification
Communication
M.S., OCP
Criminal Justice
M.S.
Data Mining
M.S.
Earth Sciences
Teacher Certification
English
M.A., Teacher Certification, Post-Masterís
General Science
Teacher Certification
Geography
M.S.
History
M.A., Teacher Certification, Post-Masterís
Information Design
M.A.
International Studies
M.S.
Mathematics
M.A., M.S., Teacher Certification
Modern Languages
M.A., Teacher Certification
Music Education
M.S., Teacher Certification, Post-Masterís
Natural Sciences
M.S., Post-Masterís
Physics
Teacher Certification
Psychology
M.A.
Public History
M.A.
Social Studies
Teacher Certification
Spanish
M.S., Teacher Certification
TESOL
M.S., Teacher Certification

GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Business Education
M.S., Teacher Certification
Business Administration
M.B.A. (The University is currently not accepting applications to the Master of Business Administration [M.B.A.] degree.)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Counselor Education
M.S., Post-Masterís, Advanced OCP
Early Childhood Education
M.S.
Educational Foundations
M.S.
Educational Leadership
M.S., SYC, Ed.D., Advanced OCP
Educational Technology
M.S.
Elementary Education
M.S., Teacher Certification
Marriage and Family Therapy
M.S.
Physical Education
M.S., Post-Masterís, Teacher Certification
Reading
M.S., SYC, Advanced OCP
Special Education
M.S., Teacher Certification

Additional non-degree 30-credit programs of study beyond the masterís degree are available in selected disciplines for certified teachers seeking professional development.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

Biomolecular Sciences
M.A.
Engineering Technology
M.S.
Technology Management
M.S.
Technology Education
M.S., Teacher Certification

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM: SCHOOLS OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, TECHNOLOGY
Pre-Health Studies
OCP

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM: SCHOOLS OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY
Computer Information Technology
M.S.

Many of the above programs have specializations that students may elect as specific areas of study. Further information about each of these programs is found in the program descriptions section of this catalog.



 

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