Master’s Degrees

Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA provides students with broad exposure to management through course work in all business disciplines. The degree is designed to meet the needs of highly committed individuals seeking career advancement and further knowledge and skills. The program requires 30 credit hours beyond the pre-requisites.
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Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Community and Economic Development (MS)

The purpose of the Master of Science in Community and Economic Development (MSCED) is to provide both experienced practitioners and new students with a comprehensive understanding of the theory and applications of state-of-the-art community and economic development tools and methods. Graduates will be prepared to act as catalysts for growth and change through a community development process. On-campus visit(s) required.
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Health and Behaviral Sciences

Health Sciences (MS)

The graduate program in health sciences leads to the Master of Science Degree in Health Sciences.  This degree program is delivered totally online. Master’s degree graduates are prepared to assume leadership and supervisory roles in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs in community, school, medical care, and worksite settings. Many students use the degree for upward mobility.
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Family and Consumer Science (MS)

The graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences leads to the Master of Science degree. The program is designed to serve the needs of qualified students preparing for Family and Consumer Sciences careers in business, education, hospitals, industry, government, community agencies, and for entering a doctoral program in Family and Consumer Sciences or in a related discipline. On-campus visit(s) required.
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Nursing

Clinical Nurse Leader Track (MSN)

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is an emerging role in advanced nursing practice. The CNL works within a health care system to improve patient care quality and safety at the point of care delivery. The CNL may work in any healthcare setting with any patient population. On-campus visit(s) required.

The graduate student who seeks to be prepared in an emerging advanced nursing practice role. The CNL works within a health care system to improve patient care quality and safety at the point of care delivery.
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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The UCA Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program is designed for a working Registered Nurse (RNs) with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. All MSN courses are offered online with periodic visits to the Conway campus required for each course (see On-Campus Dates tab). Each track meets the professional standards for that role preparation. On-campus visit(s) required.
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Nurse Educator with Clinical Specialty Track (MSN)

All of the MSN majors/tracks are designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) with a baccalaureate degree in nursing who are seeking the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. The MSN program is designed for the working RN with all nursing courses offered online. On-campus visit(s) required.

The graduate student who seeks to be prepared in an emerging advanced nursing practice role. The CNL works within a health care system to improve patient care quality and safety at the point of care delivery.  The CNL may work in any health care setting with any patient population
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Education

Advanced Studies of Teacher Leadership (MSE)

The Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership (ASTL) is a 30-credit hour degree program designed to enhance and expand your existing knowledge, skills, and dispositions while further developing the core competencies expected of advanced educators. On-campus visit(s) required.
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Instructional Technology (MS)

The Master of Science in Instructional Technology (ITEC) is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to become technology leaders and practitioners within their professional arenas (e.g., education, business, government, non-profit organizations). On-campus visit(s) required.
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Library Media and Information Technologies (MS)

The goal of the graduate program in library media and information technologies is to prepare individuals for professional positions in a variety of information and educational settings. On-campus visit(s) required.
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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

This program was established by the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas in response to the shortage of teachers in Arkansas. The purpose of the MAT program is to prepare highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent graduates of higher education as teachers. On-campus visit(s) required.
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Reading (MSE)

The primary purposes of this program are to 1) prepare reading specialists/literacy coaches with advanced knowledge, strategies, leadership skills and professional dispositions that will allow them to work with struggling readers and writers, assist other classroom teachers in various aspects of teaching, and lead the reading/literacy program in the public schools and other institutions; 2) help classroom teachers improve their reading/literacy instruction. On-campus visit(s) required.
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School Counseling (MS)

The University of Central Arkansas offers a Master’s of Science (MS) in school counseling. The purpose of this program is to prepare school counselors to meet the educational, social, psychological, and career needs of students while working collaboratively with students, teachers, parents, peer professionals, administrators, and the community. On-campus visit(s) required.
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School Leadership, Management and Administration (MS)

The Master of Science degree in School Leadership, Management, and Administration (SLMA) reflects the College of Education’s historic mission and commitment to preparing leaders for P-12 schools. The Department of Leadership Studies offers a performance-based, 34 credit hour degree program for building and curriculum/program administrators. Programs of study are available for people holding appropriate master’s degrees. The program utilizes a variety of 21st century technologies, authentic assessments, and personalized internships. On-campus visit(s) required.
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Special Education (MSE)

The Master of Science in Special Education is designed to prepare candidates in the development of knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to impact services and supports to students with special needs. On-campus visit(s) required.
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