Graduate Academic Programs

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Graduate Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences

M.S. in Biology

M.S. in Environmental Toxicology

M.S. in Marine Science

Master of Public Administration

M.A. in Sociology

M.A. in Communication

M.A. in History

Ph.D. in Marine Science

M.S. in Psychology

M.M. in Music

M.A. in English

M.S. in Marine Conservation

M.S. in Mathematics

Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

M.F.A in Creative Technologies and Practice

 

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      The Master of Science degree in Biology is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to further their knowledge in generalized and specialized areas of biology. Thorough a cooperative agreement with the Department of Marine Sciences and the the Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, the Biology Department incorporates into its offerings areas of study leading to a concentration in Marine Biology.
      Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Brian Axsmith
      Biology Program Website
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      The Master of Arts degree in Communication is a broad-based degree program that integrates theoretical and research components of mass communication and organizational and rhetorical communication. The program is designed to prepare recent graduates and experienced professionals for doctoral studies, professional advancement, and personal enrichment.

      Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Richard Ward
      M.A. in Communication Program Website
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      With concentrations in both creative writing and in literature, the Master of Arts degree program in English meets the needs of students pursuing the M.A. degree to further their career and creative goals, as well as those of students seeking entry into a Ph.D. program. The M.A. degree serves careers as junior college or secondary-school teaching and writing or editing in the business or corporate community. 

      Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Ellen Harrington
      M.A. in English Program Website
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        The Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology is an interdisciplinary program that teaches students the biochemical and physiological processes resulting from the interaction between toxic compounds and the biosphere. Students learn how to identify, evaluate, test, and control air and water pollutants and toxic substances in preparation for work in industrial settings, or for pursuing a Ph.D. in Toxicology or related areas.
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. David Forbes
        M.S. in Environmental Toxicology Program Website
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        The Master of Arts program in History offers a diverse and rigorous course of study in support of a wide range of career goals and personal aspirations. It features a talented and dedicated faculty with a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service. The program offers training in research, writing, and teaching, as well as in skills essential to careers in museums, archives, and historic preservation, as well as preparation for Ph.D. programs 
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Martha Jane Brazy
        M.A. in History Program Information
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        The MS in Marine Conservation and Resource Management provides a formal course of training and professional development in the marine sciences that will enable students to contribute to the sustainable management of marine resources. The program offers professional development through group projects and internships with government agencies, NGOs, and environmental consulting firms. The curriculum can can accommodate students currently in the workforce.
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Ron Kiene
        M.S. in Marine Conservation and Resource Management Website
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        The Master of Science Program in Marine Sciences offers courses and opportunities for research in four main areas: biological, chemical, physical, and geological oceanography. Each MS student receives formal training in at least three of these disciplines while concentrating in a specific research area. Thus, the program is structured to develop the capacity for productive and innovative research, founded on a solid background of broad scientific knowledge.
        Program Coordinator: Dr. Ron Kiene
        M.S. Program in Marine Sciences Website
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        The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Marine Sciences is designed to provide formal course work and advanced research in marine sciences that produces significant, original contributions to knowledge. Program faculty include pre-eminent researchers in the field. The Ph.D. degree confers eligibility for many positions in academia, industry, and government.
        Program Coordinator: Dr. Ron Kiene
        Ph.D. Program in Marine Sciences Website
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        The Master of Science in Mathematics program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been designed to meet the varied needs and goals of most students seeking advanced degrees in mathematics. The course of study accommodates students interested in traditional and modern mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Cornelius Pillen
        M.S. in Mathematics Program Website
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        The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is designed principally for present and future administrators and officers in government and other public related organizations. The program includes concentrations in Health Administration and Policy and Geographical Information and Technology.
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Samuel Fisher
        M.P.A. Program Website
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        The Master of Science degree program in Psychology is designed to provide individuals with knowledge of current theories, principles, and methods in behavioral and brain sciences. The available areas of concentration include: Behavioral Statistics/Computational Modeling, Cognitive and Perceptual Processing, Psychophysiology, Social/Developmental Psychology, and College Teaching Preparation.
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Charles Brown
        Psychology M.S. in Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program Website
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        The Combined Clinical & Counseling Psychology (CCP) Ph.D. Program is an innovative doctoral psychology program that offers training in the areas of Clinical and Counseling Psychology leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The CCP program is jointly administered by the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as the Department of Professional Studies in the College of Education and Professional Studies.
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Joseph Currier
        Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Program Website
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        The Master of Arts Program in Sociology provides the student with training in advanced methods of analysis and increased knowledge of specialized areas in sociology. The student may choose from two tracks: The basic research track is designed to prepare students for admission to doctoral programs in sociology. The applied research track is designed for students whose current situations or immediate goals involve careers teaching, government, industry, or social services.
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Freed
        M.A. in Sociology Program Website
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        The Department of Music offers a Masters of Music Degree in any one of four concentrations: Music Education, Vocal Performance, Piano Performance, or Collaborative Keyboard. The Masters of Music degree program is approved by the National Association of Schools of Music, as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. 
        Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Jeannete Fresne
        Master's of Music Program Information
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        The Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Technologies & Practice is a cross-disciplinary program appealing to creatives who are interested in a variety of media technologies. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary practice that spans multiple concentrations within the visual arts with technology serving to inform or facilitate the creative process. 

        Graduate Coordinator: Diane Gibbs, MFA
        Program Website
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        The Gerontology Program offers an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Gerontology for students seeking further knowledge of the human lifecycle, aging, and relationships between generations.
        Program Coordinator: Dr. Roma Hanks
        Gerontology Program Website
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