See MS Educational Studies coursework requirements overview here. Students seeking the MS Educational Studies degree must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies, as well as the following (regardless of thesis or non-thesis):
- A minimum of 32 credits, including both credits required for the major and credits for the independent study, scholarly project or thesis.
- At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
- A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
- The program may include the major and a non-EFR minor (a single discipline) or the major and a non-EFR cognate area (an interdisciplinary group of courses).
Four credits for the Thesis (EFR 998)
Preparation of a written thesis is approved by a committee of three faculty. The student’s advisor chairs the committee.
- Presentation and defense of the thesis takes place before the final report is sent to the School of Graduate Studies.
Independent Study/Scholarly Project Option:
Two credits for the Independent Study (EFR 997) or Scholarly Project (EFR 995).
Pass a written final comprehensive examination covering the major field and, at the advisor's discretion, any secondary fields.
Preparation of a written independent study or scholarly project must be approved by the faculty advisor.
Presentation of independent study or scholarly project takes place before the final report is sent to the School of Graduate Studies.
A minimum of 32 credits, to include:
|Introduction to the Foundations of Education||3|
|Introduction to Educational Research||3|
|Research Methods 2||6|
|Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership (HE, EDL or T&L)||3|
|Cognate or Minor||9|
|Independent Study M Ed & M S||2-4|
1 EFR 500 is a prerequisite for all further foundations courses (EFR 501-508, EFR 525).
2 EFR 509 is a prerequisite for all further research methods courses (EFR 510-524).