Master’s Degrees

As a graduate student you will take all of your courses online. Some degree programs also require face-to-face activities including regional, group meetings or attendance at occasional weekend residencies.

Choose from several programs leading to a Master's degree.

Online Study Provides Flexibility and Convenience

You complete your work in the School for Graduate Studies predominantly through online courses.

Through online study you can:

  • interact with your instructors, faculty mentor and fellow students when it's most convenient
  • access course resources and information and the fully online library at any time of the day or week
  • make use of discussion spaces and high-end enhancements including self-assessments, simulations and modeling (where appropriate)

Faculty Mentors Provide Expert Personal Attention

Your faculty mentor is your resource and guide from the moment you are accepted through the time you earn your degree.

With your mentor, you:

  • plan your entire degree program
  • outline the topics and sequence of any elective courses
  • develop the topic and approach to your final project

Residencies Provide Opportunities to Network, Collaborate and Learn

Weekend residencies complement the online courses by providing you the opportunity to meet faculty and interact with students from across the state and country. Residencies enhance your learning by enabling you to meet faculty and to network with others who share similar academic and professional interests.

Residency experiences may include:

  • analysis and discussion of common readings and case studies
  • team building activities
  • simulations and mock legislative hearings
  • oral presentations
  • working sessions on developing your final project

Blending online courses with face-to-face interaction at weekend residencies has proved a productive approach for mature, adult learners.

Graduate Certificates

The School for Graduate Studies also offers certificate programs in: