Master’s Degrees

Flat-rate Tuition – $325.00 Per Credit Hour

Students admitted to one of the selected online graduate programs are offered a flat-rate tuition of $325.00 per credit hour regardless of residency or location.

College of Business      COB 2016-best-value-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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College of 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 K-12 educators with the knowledge and skills needed to become technology leaders and practitioners. By its design, the program offers a broad view of the field of instructional technology (e.g., history, theory, technology, management) yet is flexible enough to allow K-12 educators to select an area of concentration reflective of their professional interests. These areas of concentration, which provide specialized preparation in three technologically distinctive fields, are:

  • Online teaching and learning,
  • Computer science teaching and learning, and
  • Multimedia design and development.

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Library Media and Information Technologies (MS)

The Masters of Library Media and Information Technologies program at UCA is a fully online degree program, to prepare students to be Library Media Specialist in K-12 schools. The Library Media and Information Technologies program is nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians as an exemplary School Library program in the U.S. With a 99% PRAXIS II content pass rate in School Library Media, the LIBM program has one of the largest graduate programs for School Librarians in the state of Arkansas.
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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The College of Education offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program created especially for individuals without teaching credentials who have earned baccalaureate degrees in specific content areas and want to become teachers in an expeditious fashion.
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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education

The College of Education offers the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education for individuals without teaching credentials who have earned baccalaureate degrees in specific content areas and want to become special education teachers in an expeditious fashion.
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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.
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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.
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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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College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

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, or community agencies, or for entering a doctoral program in family and consumer sciences or in a related discipline.
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Health Promotion (MS)

The graduate program in Health Promotion leads to the Master of Science degree. The program is designed to prepare students as health education specialists in community health settings, colleges and universities, public schools, and health care facilities. Many students use the degree for upward mobility or to prepare them for taking the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam to become a certified health education specialist.
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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing prepares students with a broad knowledge and practice expertise that builds and expands on baccalaureate nursing practice. Nurses with a master’s degree are prepared for a variety of roles and areas of practice. Students in the MSN program complete the Nurse Educator with Clinical Specialty (NECS) track. Graduates are qualified for national certification examination. On-campus visit(s) required.
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Nutrition (MS)

The primary purpose of the Master of Science in Nutrition is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills for advanced practice careers in nutrition and dietetics. Graduates of the program will be able to synthesize and evaluate research and disseminate findings, demonstrate professional communication skills, and demonstrate advanced-practice skills required for nutrition professionals.
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Sport Management (MA)

The executive-style Master of Arts in Sport Management is aimed to enhance the knowledge base of sport management through an online learning environment. This aim will support students who are currently working and possess the desire to achieve an advanced degree in the hopes of advancing their careers in the sport industry. The purpose is to have students engage in the broad topics within the sport management discipline in an intense program to inform students a deep level of understanding within each topic. The executive style of the program allows students to continue to keep working while enrolled in 8-week courses (2 courses per semester) and finish the degree in 20 months.
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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geographic Information Systems (MGIS)

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) degree is modeled after the online Executive MBA programs. Students who enroll in the degree will ideally have had previous GIS coursework (having taken at least one GIS course at the undergraduate or graduate level) or be currently employed in a position which requires the use of GIS or GIS-based information services (i.e., either a GIS professional seeking greater training or someone who must manage GIS workers or who needs information from a GIS to perform his/her job).
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