Eastern Kentucky University

Introduction

Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

Richmond, the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state.

History

The Kentucky General Assembly of 1906 enacted legislation establishing the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Governor J.C. Beckham signed the bill into law on March 21, 1906. On May 7 of that year, the Normal School Commission, meeting in Louisville, selected the campus of the old Central University, founded in 1874 in Richmond, as the site of the new school. On June 2, 1906, Ruric Nevel Roark was chosen President of the Normal School and the training of teachers was begun.

In 1922, Eastern became a four-year institution known as the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College. The first degrees were awarded by this institution in 1925. In 1928, the College was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In 1930, the General Assembly renamed the school the Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College.

In 1935, a graduate program was approved at Eastern, leading to the Master of Arts degree in Education. In 1948, the General Assembly removed the word "Teachers" from the name of the college and granted the college the right to award nonprofessional degrees.

The most significant day since its founding came for Eastern on February 26, 1966, when Governor Edward T. Breathitt signed into law a bill renaming the institution Eastern Kentucky University and sanctioning the awarding of graduate degrees in academic fields other than education.

During this period of time, Eastern Kentucky University has increased rapidly in size and stature. Beginning with a few students engaged in short review and certificate courses, the University today serves thousands of Kentuckians. The curriculum leads to associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and an expanding graduate program that currently offers degrees at the master's level in many other fields as well as the already well-established Master of Arts degree in Education and the various fifth- and sixth-year leadership programs in education, psychology, and technology. In addition to these programs, Eastern offers joint doctoral programs with cooperating institutions.

Ever-mindful of the purpose of its founding, Eastern continues to recognize its historic function of preparing quality teachers for the elementary and secondary schools of the Commonwealth. However, a strong liberal arts curriculum leading to appropriate degrees, together with pre-professional courses in several areas and graduate programs, enable Eastern to serve the Commonwealth as a regional university.

Purpose

Within its statutory responsibilities, Eastern Kentucky University seeks to provide intellectual and cultural opportunities that will develop habits of scholarship and intellectual curiosity, provide a deep understanding of American democracy and the citizen's role in maintaining its strength and vitality, impart an understanding of humans and their aspirations, enable effective and efficient communication, and prepare productive and responsible citizens. The University will remain responsive and flexible in order to serve in unique and needed ways.

Within these general responsibilities and purposes, the University is dedicated to three specific functions -- high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

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Master

Master of Music

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

EKU's graduate music program is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching. [+]

Degree Options: Instrumental Conducting Choral Conducting Music Education Theory/Composition Music Performance Who Would be Interested in This Program? EKU's graduate music program is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Individuals interested in the MM program must apply and be admitted to the graduate school as well as the EKU Department of Music. All Master of Music candidates are required to complete the Music Theory and Music History Entrance Exams as part of the application process. In addition, applicants seeking degrees with an emphasis in conducting or performance will need to arrange an audition with the appropriate faculty specialist. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Recent graduates of EKU's music program are employed in a variety of positions within the field of music. EKU graduates hold positions teaching and conducting music in public and private schools, including P-12 and higher education settings. Employment within the field of music industry, including positions with major music manufacturers and musical organizations. EKU graduates can be found performing in professional symphonies and military bands throughout the country. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Students in the MPA program come from a variety of undergraduate degree programs, for example, recent graduates of the program have undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, health-related fields, economics, social work, political science, English, paralegal programs, and chemistry. [+]

Degree Options: General MPA Degree (on-campus and on-line program) Community Health Administration Option (on-campus program) Community Development Option (on-campus and on-line program) Environmental Health Option (on-campus program) Who Would Be Interested in This Program? Students in the MPA program come from a variety of undergraduate degree programs, for example, recent graduates of the program have undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, health-related fields, economics, social work, political science, English, paralegal programs, and chemistry. Our students’ interest in a public service career is more important than any specific undergraduate program. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? To be admitted to the MPA program, students must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the MPA graduate program. The complete application must consist of the following admission materials: Graduate School Application and Fee Official Entrance Examination Scores, if applicable Official Transcripts Statement of Personal and Professional Objectives Letters of Recommendation Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Federal government agencies In-state agencies Regional and Local government Nonprofit organizations MPA graduates also serve as policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, researchers, elected officials, program evaluators, grant writers, community and economic development specialists and government liaison specialists. [-]

MSc

Master of Science: Applied Engineering & Technology Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for individuals employed in technical fields in business or industry [+]

Degree Options: Applied Engineering and Technology Management Construction Management Network Security Management Who Would be Interested in This Program? Individuals employed in technical fields in business or industry Individuals who have professional growth aspirations in the management of technology-based businesses Individuals who have recently completed undergraduate study and want more preparation before embarking on their career What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Applicants are expected to present proper prerequisite preparation or technical management experience. For the Construction Management and the Applied Engineering and Technology Management options, applicants should have an understanding of materials and processes, the principles of production control, and the economics of industry; computer literacy; the ability to communicate graphically; and the ability to apply statistics to the solution of industrial problems. For the Network Security Management (NSM) Option, applicants should have an understanding of wired and wireless computer network communications, prior educational or work experience related to managing computer network software and hardware; effective communication skills; and the ability to identify, analyze, and solve computer network related problems. An Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and individual Verbal and Quantitative scores of 144 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are expected. Applicants may also submit scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as a substitute for the GRE. GMAT scores of 420 or higher are expected. Applicants with a cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of Undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE/GMAT requirement. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? Lockheed Martin Ashland Bosch Rexroth Enersys Hitachi Automotive Systems S. T. Wooten Messer Construction [-]

Master of Science: Career and Technical Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for teachers of technology subjects in community colleges and secondary schools [+]

Degree Options: Engineering/Technology Education Technical Education Administration Occupational Training and Development Agriculture Education Who Would be Interested in This Program? Teachers of technology subjects in community colleges and secondary schools Those who want to become trainers in an occupational setting Teachers of agriculture and horticulture in community colleges and secondary schools What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Applicants are expected to present an appropriate undergraduate technical teaching major and provide proof of acceptable professional and scholarly aptitude. An undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 and individual Verbal and Quantitative scores of 144 or higher on the Graduate Record Examination are expected. Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPA’s of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE/GMAT/MAT requirement. Applicants may submit scores on the GMAT or the MAT as a substitute for the GRE. GMAT scores of 420 or higher are expected. MAT scores of 380 or higher are expected. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Secondary schools and the Kentucky Community and Technical College system. Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) Toyota Sonic Corporation and other corporate training centers. [-]

Master of Science: Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for individuals with experience working in modern labs [+]

Degree Options: MS in Chemistry (Thesis Option) MS in Chemistry (Co-Op Option) MS in Chemistry (Course Work Option) Who Would be Interested in This Program? Individuals with experience working in modern labs Individuals interested in integrated teaching and research experiences What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Hold a BS in Chemistry GRE Scores: Verbal: >144; Quantitative: >150 For EKU students applying to the MS program through the 3+2 accelerated duel degree program, the GRE general test will be waived. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Ph.D. studies in schools such as the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, Purdue, Ohio State University, and Texas A&M Government and Industrial Labs [-]

Master of Science: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for individuals interested in Criminal Justice and corrections. [+]

Degree Options: The following specializations are designed to give the student a better idea of the various areas of emphasis in our program, as well as a guide to creating a coherent curriculum beyond the core courses. (These are not offered as concentrations). Leadership and Administration: Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership, Crimonology and Public Policy, Funding/Grants in Criminal Justice, Advanced Crime and Justice Theory, Globalization and Crime Justice Social Justice: Race, Gender & Justice, Environmental Crime and Justice, Ideology and Criminal Justice, State Crime, Human Traffic, Punishment and Society Research Specialist: Criminal Justice Data Analysis (Statistics), Qualitative Methods, Funding/Grants in Criminal Justice, Research Internship, Thesis Option Security and Surveillance in a Global Environment: Policing Global Insecurity, State Crime, Globalization and Criminal Justice, Human Trafficking, Surveillance and Advanced Technology in Criminal Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Who Would be Interested in This Program? Anyone interested in: Criminal Justice Corrections Safety Security Emergency Management Psychology Sociology History Anthropology Political Science Majors What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning A 3.0 GPA overall in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work Have a combined score of at least 286 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE and an analytical writing score of 4.0 Apply to and meet the admission requirements of the EKU Graduate School Submit a personal statement to the EKU Graduate School (including personal and professional objectives in pursuing a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, primary and secondary motivations for pursuing this degree, your educational interests, potential research interests, and what you hope to accomplish). Submit two letters of recommendation directly to the Criminal Justice Graduate Program Coordinator in the College of Justice & Safety. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? FBI DEA ATF U.S. Customs and Border Protection State Department U.S. Marshals Service Department of Agriculture [-]

Master of Science: General Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for students who want to gain experience in experimental psychology prior to applying for a Ph.D. program. [+]

Degree Options: MS in General Psychology (Thesis Option) Who Would be Interested in This Program? Students who want to gain experience in experimental psychology prior to applying for a Ph.D. program. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? An undergraduate Psychology degree is most useful, but other degrees with Psychology content are also appropriate. A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5, or 2.75 for the last 60 hours. Students receiving clear admission to graduate programs in Psychology usually have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is required; specific cutoffs are as of yet undecided, but students are expected to have scores better than 50% of the population. Three letters of recommendation must be provided directly to the psychology department, two related to the undergraduate major, with at least one from faculty. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Graduates have been accepted to Ph.D. programs in Psychology as well as Law School. Other graduates are working as adjunct or part-time faculty at community colleges and regional universities. [-]

Master of Science: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for anyone who enjoys psychology but are not interested in providing counseling or therapy [+]

Degree Options: M.S. Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Who Would be Interested in This Program? Industrial Organizational (I-O) Psychology might be for you if: You enjoy psychology but are not interested in providing counseling or therapy. You are interested in using psychological principles to improve businesses (both employees and the organization). You want to diagnose and provide creative solutions for work problems. I-O Psychologists can provide answers to questions such as: What motivates people at work? Who will be the best performers for a job? What can managers and leaders do to make an enjoyable workplace? What training would be appropriate for new hires? What assessment tools can be used to diagnose workplace problems? What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? An Undergraduate Degree in Psychology is preferred. A minimum of 5 undergraduate psychology courses including general psychology, statistics, and experimental psychology plus two other acceptable courses (comparable courses in relevant disciplines such as Human Resources of Business will be considered) A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or 2.74 for the last 60 hours. Students receiving clear admission to the graduate program in psychology usually have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Minimum scores of 149 Verbal and 144 Quantitative on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Brown-Forman Bluegrass Community and Technical College Select International, Inc. Mercer University of Kansas Olympic Steel Forfeiture Support Associates Catholic Health Initiatives KellyOCG Mansfield Oil Company KentuckyOne Health Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing Eastern Kentucky University U.S. Department of State [-]

Master of Science: Justice Policy and Leadership

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for anyone who is interested in Corrections and Juvenile Justice [+]

Degree Options: Corrections Policy & Leadership Juvenile Justice Policy and Leadership Police Policy and Leadership Who Would be Interested in This Program? Anyone interested in: Corrections Juvenile Justice Probation & Parole Correctional Rehabilitation Criminal Justice What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher GRE Scores of 286 combined (verbal/quantitative) and 4.0 (writing) GRE can be waived if the overall undergraduate GPA is 3.4 or higher 2 Letters of Recommendation Personal & Professional Statement Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice Bureau of Prisons Probation & Parole (state and federal levels) American Probation & Parole Association KY State Police [-]

Master of Science: Mathematical Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for anyone who wants to pursue a career that requires mathematical or statistical skills in government or industry [+]

Degree Options: General Program Concentration in Mathematics Concentration in Computer Science Concentration in Statistics Who Would be Interested in This Program? Anyone who wants to pursue a career that requires mathematical or statistical skills in government or industry Students who want to strengthen their mathematics background before applying to a Ph.D. program Mathematics teachers who want to expand their knowledge of their content area, earn a master's degree, or pursue a change in rank Individuals who want to earn at least 18 hours of graduate credits in mathematics in order to teach dual-enrollment courses or other college-level courses Individuals interested in becoming SAS programmers What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? GRE scores of at least 144 in Verbal Reasoning and at least 144 in Quantitative Reasoning Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 or undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on the last 60 hours Required prerequisites for the core courses in mathematics (applicants who do not have this preparation may be granted admission but are required to take the courses needed to strengthen their backgrounds) Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Community colleges and universities Pharmaceutical companies Secondary schools As graduate assistants in graduate school [-]

Master of Science: Physical Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

The ESS Option recognizes the diverse nature of the discipline and permits students maximum flexibility in areas of personal interest or for career enhancement. [+]

Degree Options: Exercise and Sport Science (Thesis Option) Exercise and Wellness (Internship) Sports Administration Who Would Be Interested in This Program? The ESS Option recognizes the diverse nature of the discipline and permits students maximum flexibility in areas of personal interest or for career enhancement. The ESS Option allows for professionals already in the field to complete the degree at their own pace and within the limitation of their work schedule. The ESS has the option for students to complete a thesis if they are planning to matriculate a doctorate program. The ExWell Option is for students who are preparing for certifications such as American College of Sports Medicine or National Strength and Condition Association or those who are interested in sports conditioning, hospital wellness, corporate wellness, commercial fitness, YMCA, or campus fitness and wellness. The SPAD curriculum and internship experience is designed for students who want to work in sport programming, marketing and promotion, fund raising, game management, sport administration, or facility planning. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Bachelors Degree in a related field Minimum 2.75 Undergraduate GPA Two letters of reference sent directly to the Graduate Coordinator One of the following: Minimum score of 365 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Minimum score of 170 in each of the Quantitative and Verbal areas of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and 3.5 in the Analytical area Students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 are not required to take the GRE or MAT for admission. Students may be granted provisional admission for their first semester if they have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 but have not yet taken either the GRE or MAT. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? EKU NCAA NFL MLB Many FBS and BCS NCAA schools Toyota NBA Various professional gyms [-]

Master of Science: Recreation and Park Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Students that earn a degree in Recreation and Park Administration are positioned for a variety of career opportunities in Recreation Management, Special Events Programming, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor and Adventure Recreation... [+]

Degree Options: Therapeutic Recreation Recreation Management Who Would be Interested in This Program? Students that earn a degree in Recreation and Park Administration are positioned for a variety of career opportunities in Recreation Management, Special Events Programming, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor and Adventure Recreation, Tourism and Resort Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Facility Management, Church Recreation, Campus Recreation, Military Recreation, Camps, Non-Profit Organizations like the YMCA, Girl Scouts, 4-H Club and Boys and Girl's Club. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? REC 280 or 480 & REC 350 may be required for students entering the program without a recreation degree. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? Kentucky State Parks Georgetown Parks & Recreation Department EKU Campus Recreation 4H Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District Lexington Parks and Recreation FT Knox [-]

Master of Science: Safety, Security, and Emergency Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for individuals wishing to enter or maintain a current position in occupational safety management [+]

Degree Options: Occupational Safety School Safety Fire and Emergency Services Emergency Management Homeland Security Who Would be Interested in This Program? Individuals wishing to enter or maintain a current position in occupational safety management Military personnel wishing to transition into a rewarding career serviced in any of the areas of SSEM Industry or public service personnel who need additional credentialing or wish to pursue specialty areas within SSEM What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 MAT score of 375 or GRE score of Verbal 149, Quantitative 141, Analytical 4.0 or above Completion of six core courses, six elective courses, and a comprehensive exam; or completion of six core courses, four elective courses, SSE 800, and a thesis Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? State and Federal OSHA Homeland security positions in state and federal government Marathon Oil Amazon.com Georgia-Pacific [-]

Master of Science Atheltic Training

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for people who are interested in a career in sports medicine and allied health care, like working with both acute care and rehabilitation. Applications are only reviewed for Summer admission. [+]

Who would be interested in this program? People who are interested in a career in sports medicine and allied health care, like working with both acute care and rehabilitation. Athletic Trainers work in a wide variety of settings from Professional Sports, Colleges, High Schools, clinics, to industrial and corporate setting, to performing arts, law enforcement, US Military, NASCAR and Indy Care Settings. Program Admission Requirements All applicants for the program need to apply using ATCAS the Centralized Application Service for Athletic Training. Program Pre-Requisites Courses Basic Anatomy (3) and Human Physiology (3) or A & P I (3hrs) and A & P II (3hrs) Exercise Physiology (3hrs) Biomechanics or Kinesiology (3hrs) Statistics (3hrs) Strength & Conditioning (3hrs) Medical Terminology (3hrs) Intro to Psychology (3hrs) Intro to Athletic Training or Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (2-3hrs) First Aid Certification or Equivalent (i.e EMT-B licensed in KY) American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR (AHA preferred) Undergraduate Cum GPA 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in Pre-Requisite Courses 50 Hours of documented clinical observation/experience under an ATC obtained within 2 years prior to program application. Hours must have been obtained under an AT, hours under the supervision of a physical therapist DO NOT count unless the individual is dual credentialed as an AT and the hours were obtained in a traditional athletic training facility or field setting not in an outpatient physical therapy clinic. -GRE Recommended scores of 144 on verbal and quantitative sections. **Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPA¹s of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE. Completion of a College of Health Science Required Criminal Record Background Check and Supplemental MS in AT Program Health Records and Forms (see ATCAS online application for more details) Letter of Application explaining why you want to pursue a career as an Athletic Trainer again submitted on ATCAS as part of the program specific question section. **Additional Program Application Requirements to the EKU Graudate school can be found on ATCAS (See ATCAS and Application for Full Details and most current information) which include the following application materials to the Graduate school office: Graduate School Application and Fee Official Transcripts GRE Scores; TOEFL Scores as needed Where are recent graduates of the program employed?: Dallas Cowboys Cinnicinnati Ballet University of Alabama Football University of Nebraska Football Marshall University Athletics University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Various High School / Clinic's in KY, MD, TX, OH [-]

MA

Master of Arts: Applied Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for teachers seeking a master's degree or a change in rank and mathematics teachers who want to expand their knowledge of their content area [+]

Degree Options: Mathematics Secondary Applied Mathematics & Statistics Who Would be Interested in This Program? Teachers seeking a master's degree or a change in rank Mathematics teachers who want to expand their knowledge of their content area Individuals who want to earn at least 18 hours of graduate credits in mathematics in order to teach dual-enrollment courses or other college-level courses What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? GRE scores of at least 144 in Verbal Reasoning, at least 147 in Quantitative Reasoning, and at least 3.5 in Analytical Writing (GRE waived for applicants with undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0) Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 Required prerequisites for the core courses in mathematics (applicants who do not have this preparation may be granted admission but are required to take the courses needed to strengthen their backgrounds) Initial certification in secondary mathematics required for those seeking a change in rank Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Various school systems in Kentucky Community colleges [-]

Master of Arts: English

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Who Would be Interested in This Program? Anyone looking for a supportive environment that encourages reading, writing, and thinking at a higher level; Current or future English teachers who want to expand knowledge of their content area; Students pursuing careers that demand critical thinking, research, and writing skills [+]

Degree Options: Thesis Non-Thesis Who Would be Interested in This Program? Anyone looking for a supportive environment that encourages reading, writing, and thinking at a higher level Current or future English teachers who want to expand knowledge of their content area Students pursuing careers that demand critical thinking, research, and writing skills What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Applicants should have: at least a 2.5 overall GPA with a 3.0 GPA in upper-division (undergraduate) English coursework an undergraduate major or minor (or equivalent) in English GRE scores of 150 verbal and 4.0 analytical writing (GRE waived for applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher) Program requirements include: Specialization in one of three concentrations: rhetoric/composition; literature; or generalist 9 hours of coursework in core English studies courses 15 hours of coursework in chosen concentration 6 hours of elective coursework in English Completion of a thesis and breadth-of-knowledge examination or completions of a two-part breadth- and depth-of-knowledge examination Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? As teachers in secondary schools Community colleges and universities As teachers of English to speakers of other languages, both in the US and abroad Published authors and professional writers and editors Our Program Are you looking for a place to read, write, and think at a higher level? The Master of Arts in English program at Eastern Kentucky University offers a broad, challenging curriculum designed to prepare you for professional careers and educational environments that demand critical writing and thinking. We encourage our students to investigate and expand their knowledge of a wide range of topics and to participate actively in professional growth and development opportunities. At EKU, you’ll benefit from supportive faculty small seminars scheduled at convenient times one-to-one mentoring and advising Admission Requirements In addition to fulfilling the admission requirements of the Graduate School, you’ll need to meet the following criteria for admission to our program: An undergraduate major or minor in English, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division English courses. GRE General Test scores of 150 or higher on the verbal section and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing section. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE requirement. Program Requirements The Master of Arts program requires 30 hours of graduate credit in English. In our program, you’ll take core courses in composition theory, literature and literary theory, language studies, and research methods; choose electives from a wide range of course offerings; design and complete a faculty-mentored scholarly project; and demonstrate the knowledge you’ve acquired in a written comprehensive examination at the end of your studies [-]

Master of Arts: History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Who Would be Interested in This Program? Teachers seeking to gain more historical knowledge while earning a higher rank; Students interested in preparing for a doctoral program in history; Students interested in earning a graduate degree to prepare for work in museums, historical societies, and other fields. [+]

Degree Options: M.A. in History Who Would be Interested in This Program? Teachers seeking to gain more historical knowledge while earning a higher rank Students interested in preparing for a doctoral program in history Students interested in earning a graduate degree to prepare for work in museums, historical societies, and other fields What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? GRE scores: 153 Verbal and 4.0 Analytical Writing GPA: Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or GPA of 2.75 in last 60 semester hours of the baccalaureate program Degree: Completion of at least a satisfactory undergraduate minor in history or the equivalent Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Morehead State University Michigan State University - Graduate Student Madison North Hopkins High School Rockcastle County High School EKU Department of History EKU Athletic Department "Excellence close to home" is our Hallmark! The Department of History at Eastern Kentucky University offers you: Small class sizes (student/professor ratio of 12:1); Personal interaction with nationally and internationally recognized and published faculty; Career and professional counseling; Assistantships working with faculty in teaching areas and on research projects; Opportunity to gain "hands-on" professional experience through course-related projects and our co-op program. Our Master of Arts degree offers two options so you can design the program that works for you: Thesis option Non-Thesis option Admission Criteria and Deadlines Rolling program admission deadline but G.A. applications due April 15 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester. Clear admission to our program requires: A 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in your last 60 hours of undergraduate work GRE scores of 153 verbal and 4.0 on the analytical writing portion of the exam An undergraduate major or minor in History or a major in a closely-related field 3 letters of recommendation [-]

Master of Arts: Student Personnel Services in Higher Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Who Would be Interested in This Program? Persons interested in college: admission, scholarship administration, recruiting, housing and other non-academic student personnel activities would be interested in this program. [+]

Degree Options: Student Personnel Services in Higher Education Who Would be Interested in This Program? Persons interested in college: admission, scholarship administration, recruiting, housing and other non-academic student personnel activities would be interested in this program. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours completed. If candidates do not have a 3.0 in GPA in their undergraduate degree or in their last 60 hours, then they may submit scores on the GRE/MAT which can be considered in granting admission. Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPAs of 3.0 or higher, or 3.0 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work and/or an earned master’s degree are exempt from the GRE/MAT requirement. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Area colleges and universities [-]

Master of Arts in Education: Communication Disorders

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for those who want to help others communicate effectively and are looking for a challenging, progressive field [+]

Degree Options: Master of Arts in Education, Communication Disorders Program Who Would be Interested in This Program? Those who want to help others communicate effectively Those who are looking for a challenging, progressive field Those who value collaboration leading to success in their clients What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders Minimum GPA of 3.0 Minimum GRE Verbal of 150, Quantitative of 143, Written of 4.0 25 clinical observation hours 3 letters of recommendation Professional essay Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Hospitals/Nursing Homes Public Schools Rehabilitation Centers First Steps Developmental Disability Centers Private Practice Home Health Agencies [-]

Master of Arts in Education: Literacy (P-12)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

The program is suited for current Elementary Education Teachers, Middle Grade Teachers, Secondary Education Teachers, Reading and Writing Teaching Specialists [+]

Degree Options: Literacy (P-12) with Teacher Leader Endorsement Who Would be Interested in This Program? Current Elementary Education Teachers Current Middle Grade Teachers Current Secondary Education Teachers Current Reading and Writing Teaching Specialists What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Prospective graduate students must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. Candidates without prior graduate coursework must either have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (or a GPA of 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours) or they must submit either GRE or MAT scores. Candidates must have a valid state teaching certification. Where Are Recent Graduate of the Program Employed? In reading and writing programs in elementary, middle, and secondary schools throughout the state. [-]

Master of Arts in Education: Middle Grade Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

The program is suited for current Elementary Education Teachers, Middle Grade Teachers, Secondary Education Teachers [+]

Degree Options: Middle Grades Education (5-9) with Teacher Leader Endorsement Who Would be Interested in This Program? Current Elementary Education Teachers Current Middle Grade Teachers Current Secondary Education Teachers What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Prospective graduate students must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School. Candidates without prior graduate coursework must either have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (or a GPA of 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours) or they must submit either GRE or MAT scores. Candidates must have a valid state teaching certification. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? In middle schools throughout the state. [-]

Master of Arts in Education: School Counseling

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

The program is suited for the individuals who is interested in becoming a school counselor in Kentucky or any other state. [+]

Degree Options: M.A.Ed. in School Counseling: The degree is a 48 hour nationally accredited program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Educational Related Programs. (CACREP) Who Would be Interested in This Program? The individual who is interested in becoming a school counselor in Kentucky or any other state. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Forty-eight hours of graduate work including a practicum and internship completed in the school setting. Applicants will submit a resume, writing sample and three email addresses of references. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? In a variety of schools K-12 throughout Kentucky. [-]

Master of Arts in Education: School Media Librarian

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Candidates must meet the requirements of the Graduate School and have completed an initial elementary, middle, or secondary teaching certification program. [+]

Degree Options: Master of Arts in Education with Teacher Leadership Endorsement Preparation Library Science Rank I Classification, the Sixth Year Program (Library Science) Certification Preparation Program (Library Science) Who Would be Interested in This Program? Any P-12 teacher (holding a current teaching license) interested in becoming a school librarian. This program provides teachers with both degree and non-degree (Rank I and/or Certificate in Library Science) program options. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Candidates must meet the requirements of the Graduate School and have completed an initial elementary, middle, or secondary teaching certification program. Candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours completed. Candidates must have a score of 375 on the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) or a Verbal score of 144 and a Quantitative score of 144 on the GRE. Scores on the MAT/GRE are used in conjunction with undergraduate GPA and other criteria in selecting candidates for admission. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of coursework are exempt from the MAT/GRE requirement. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Though many of our graduates may decide to seek employment in school districts within the state, we have had graduates go to work in positions both nationally and internationally. [-]

Master of Arts in Education: Secondary Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is suited for Current Middle Grade Teachers and Current Secondary Education Teachers [+]

Degree Options: Secondary Education- Agriculture (5-12) Secondary Education- Art (P-12) Secondary Education- Biology (8-12) Secondary Education- Business (5-12) Secondary Education- English (8-12) Secondary Education- Family and Consumer Science Education (5-12) Secondary Education- Mathematics Education (8-12) Secondary Education- Music (P-12) Secondary Education- Physical Education (P-12) Secondary Education- Physical Science: Chemistry (8-12) Secondary Education- Physical Science: Earth Science (8-12) Secondary Education- Physical Science: Physics (8-12) Secondary Education- School Health (P-12) Secondary Education- Social Studies: History (8-12) Secondary Education- Technology Education (5-12) Who Would be Interested in This Program? Current Middle Grade Teachers Current Secondary Education Teachers What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Prospective graduate students must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School. Candidates without prior graduate coursework must either have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (or a GPA of 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours) or they must submit either GRE or MAT scores. Candidates must have a valid state teaching certification at the middle grades or secondary grades level. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? In high schools throughout the state. [-]

Master of Arts in Education: Special Education Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Individuals working in programs serving young children ages birth through kindergarten. The advanced study option prepares individuals to work as leaders in early childhood settings, including state and local level organizations providing professional development and support to early childhood teachers. [+]

Degree Options: Teacher Leader Track with Advanced Study Teacher Leader Track with Additional Certification in IECE Who Would be Interested in This Program? Individuals working in programs serving young children ages birth through kindergarten. The advanced study option prepares individuals to work as leaders in early childhood settings, including state and local level organizations providing professional development and support to early childhood teachers. The additional certification option allows individuals to add the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) teaching certification while also adding the Teacher Leader Endorsement. The IECE teaching certification allows individuals to teach in the public school preschool and kindergarten programs and to work as Developmental Interventionists with the First Steps early intervention program. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall or 3.25 in the last 60 hours completed OR GRE scores of 150 Verbal and 140 Quantitative OR MAT score of 389 Additional admission requirement to the Advanced Study option is provisional teaching certification in IECE. Additional admission requirement to the Additional Certification option is KY provisional teaching certification in P-5, 5-9, or Secondary for classroom teachers. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Public school preschool and kindergarten classrooms Head Start coordinators and administrators Administrators of early childhood centers Kentucky Department of Education Kentucky Division of Child Care [-]

Master of Arts in Teaching: Middle and Secondary Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Tgis program is suited for those holding a bachelor's degree (without teacher certification) that wish to earn teacher certification. [+]

Degree Options: Middle and Secondary teacher certification Who Would be Interested in This Program? Those holding a bachelor's degree (without teacher certification) that wish to earn teacher certification. What Are the Requirments to be Admitted to the Program? Submit an application to the Graduate School indicating a bachelor's degree including all transcripts from accredited colleges attended except Eastern Kentucky University. Provide evidence of a 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work. Provide evidence of the following GRE scores: At least 150 on the Verbal portion, 143 on the Quantitative portion, and a minimum of 4.0 on the Analytical Writing portion. OR provide evidence of the following Praxis-I Pre-Professional Test Scores: At least a 176 on the Reading portion, 174 on the Math portion, and 174 on the Writing portion. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? As teachers in K-12 schools (public and private). [-]

Masters of Fine Arts: Creative Writing- Bluegrass Writers Studio

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for any person with an undergraduate degree seeking to improve his or her creative writing abilities in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction for the purposes of publication or simply for personal fulfillment. [+]

Degree Options: MFA in Creative Writing (emphases in Literary Fiction, Popular/Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and/or Poetry) Who Would Be Interested in This Program? This program is for any person with an undergraduate degree seeking to improve his or her creative writing abilities in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction for the purposes of publication or simply for personal fulfillment. The MFA in Creative Writing is also a terminal degree that can make you eligible for promotion in English or Language-Arts-related secondary education positions (consult your school district for their policies). The MFA in Creative Writing is also a terminal degree that can make you eligible to teach in English, Composition, and Creative Writing-related programs at the college level, as an adjunct, instructor, or tenure-track professor. However, it should be noted that permanent tenure-track positions are incredibly competitive in this field, and generally depend on significant successful publications and teaching experience before graduates will be considered. The Bluegrass Writers Studio is a low-residency program, meaning most of our courses are taken online. However, students must complete 12 credits of Residencies, or in-person workshops. Residencies occur twice a year, with a January Winter Residency in Lexington, KY and a June-July Summer Residency overseas in Lisbon, Portugal. Students may choose which residencies to attend. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Applicants should submit a portfolio of work in their preferred creative genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction). The writing sample should consist of: A two-page statement of purpose addressing the applicant's reasons for applying to the program. Approximately 15 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). Applicants should have completed an undergraduate bachelor's degree, with (in most cases) at least a minor in English, though exceptions can be made for students with outstanding writing samples. Ordinarily, a 3.0 standing GPA should have been achieved in upper-division English courses at the undergraduate level. Applicants must meet the general requirements of the EKU Graduate School, and they must achieve satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (400/146 in Verbal, and 4.0 in Analytical). Applicants who achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants who achieved an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 are required to submit GRE scores. The MFA Admissions Committee reserves the right to waive any of the above requirements in the event that a writing sample is deemed exceptional. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? The MFA in Creative Writing is generally considered a program that students undertake for personal fulfillment rather than for any particular career goals. Many of our students are already employed in a wide range of fields when they begin the program, and these fields are often unrelated to creative writing. Many of our graduates work in education, generally at the secondary or college level. Adjunct or instructor teaching positions at colleges across the United States. [-]

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