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M.S. Fast Track Options

Highly motivated and focused students can work closely with their advisor to develop a plan that will allow them to complete the majority of their undergraduate degree requirements for the SSE program prior to their senior year, and then start graduate level courses during their last year. There are three fast-track options availble:

Professional Counseling

This track is designed for highly motivated and focused students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in professional counseling upon completion of their undergraduate degree in Selected Studies in Education, following the Post-Secondary & Human Services Fields track.

Students in this track who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and take the GRE, are eligible to apply for one of the following master’s degree programs in counseling during their junior year: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, or Student Affairs Counseling. Admitted students, with advisor approval, will be able to take up to 18 graduate credits toward their master’s degree during their senior year, and will matriculate into the master’s program the semester following completion of their undergraduate degree.

One of the primary benefits of this track is that students save time and tuition costs in two ways:

  • They can apply their undergraduate financial aid package toward graduate credits during their senior year
  • They are eligible to receive the 33% Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship for the remainder of their master’s program.

Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation

Note this track is currently under development and subject to change.

This track is designed for highly motivated and focused students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation upon completion of their undergraduate degree, following the Education, Technology, & Media track.

Students in this track who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and take the GRE, are eligible to apply for the master’s degree during their junior year. Admitted students, with advisor approval, will be able to take 12 graduate credits toward their Master’s degree during their senior year and matriculate into the master’s degree program the semester following completion of their undergraduate degree.

One of the primary benefits of this track is that students save time and tuition costs in two ways:

  1. They can apply their undergraduate financial aid package toward graduate credits during their senior year
  2. By taking 12 credits during the undergraduate degree program, students& have only 18 credit hours to complete the Master’s degree and can graduate in one additional year.

Cultural Foundations in Education

Note this track is currently under development and subject to change.

This track is designed for highly motivated and focused students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education upon completion of their undergraduate degree, following the Cultural Foundations of American Schooling: Schooling & Diversity track.

More details coming soon. Contact us for more information.