Flexibility in finishing your degree
The student affairs graduate degree is a 42-hour program that can be completed in either two or three years, depending on the courses taken. Your course load may also vary depending on when you plan to complete your practicum. Graduate students completing 9-12 hours per semester and one summer class will graduate in two years. Students working full-time at MSU or other campuses may want to complete their requirements in three years, and if you are a full-time and experienced employee at Missouri State or an area institution, you may substitute EAD 748 Reflective Moment in Higher Education and Student Affairs for EAD 747 Supervised Practice. Graduate students with emerging practical experiences gain additional experiences through EAD 747. Students must complete six-hours or two sections of EAD 748 to meet degree requirements. We offer EAD 748 in different semesters to provide students more options to complete this requisite.
A sample two-year schedule is provided for review, but students should note that their actual schedule will vary. Students should plan their class schedules according to the educational administration rotation and counseling course rotation as well as consult with Dr. Gilbert Brown to complete a degree audit.