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2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, M.A.


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(AEDCI, AELRC)

The Master of Arts degree is open to students with a bachelor’s degree who meet The Graduate School and school entrance requirements. It does not function as a certification program. Minimum course requirements include 36 semester hours; both thesis and non-thesis options are available. Specializations include: community counseling, applied research, measurement and evaluation, higher education, curriculum studies, and educational technology. [Please note: admissions to the educational technology specialization are currently suspended.]

The school-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

The degree has a thesis option for each specialization.

Community counseling requires 48 hours of credit at the graduate level with a thesis option of 42 hours of course work, and six hours of thesis, or 48 hours of course work. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 24 hours at the 7000 level or above.
  • A primary area consisting of a minimum of 39 hours of earned credit in a specified field of study.
  • A research course consisting of three hours.
  • An electives component consisting of six hours.

The student must pass a comprehensive final exam consisting of a series of written questions pertaining to the specialization.

Applied research, measurement, and evaluation requires 37 hours of credit at the graduate level with a thesis option of 31 hours of course work, and six hours of thesis, or 37 hours of course work. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 19 hours at the 7000 level or above.
  • A primary area consisting of a minimum of 22 hours of earned credit in the core area.
  • Three hours from Educational Research and Measurement, or a thesis option for six hours.
  • Six hours from an allied field.

The student must pass a comprehensive final exam consisting of a series of written questions pertaining to the specialization.

Higher education requires 36 hours of credit at the graduate level with a thesis option of 30 hours of course work, and six hours of thesis, or 36 hours of course work. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 18 hours at the 7000 level or above.
  • A primary area consisting of a minimum of 24 hours of earned credit in the core area.
  • Three hours of supervised practice.
  • Nine hours of electives from higher education, or a thesis option for six hours and a three-hour elective from higher education.

The student must pass a comprehensive final exam consisting of a series of written questions pertaining to the specialization.

Educational technology leadership requires 36 hours of credit at the graduate level, and does not offer a thesis option. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 18 credit hours at the 7000 level or above.
  • A primary area consisting of 21 hours of earned credit in the core area.
  • Three hours from Humanistic and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Three hours in research
  • Nine hours of electives in educational technology

The student must pass a comprehensive final exam consisting of a series of written questions pertaining to the program area.

Curriculum studies requires 36 hours of credit at the graduate level with a thesis option of 30 hours of course work, and six hours of thesis, or 36 hours of course work. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 18 hours at the 7000 level or above
  • A primary area consisting of 15-18 hours of earned credit in the core area
  • Three-six hours from Humanistic and Behavioral Sciences
  • Three hours in research
  • Six-nine hours of electives

The student must pass a comprehensive final exam consisting of a series of written questions pertaining to the specialization.

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