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Master of Science Degree

Master of Science Degree [M.S.]

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Admission Requirements

See General Admission Requirements. An applicant is not required to have majored in education on the undergraduate level. However, some curriculum and instruction specializations do have additional admission requirements.

Students may not earn both a master’s degree and an Ed.S. or Ed.D. from PCC in the same specialization unless it is educational leadership.

Master of Science Comprehensive Portfolio

The Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio is a formal, organized set of original entries intended to provide evidence that the candidate has met the competencies required for the degree. It is required of all Master of Science candidates, beginning with Fall 2013 enrollees, during the semester/class in which they will complete their degree requirements.

In addition, students must schedule an interview with an approved faculty member for an oral presentation of the portfolio. They will bring a hard copy of the portfolio, as well as submit an electronic copy. Exit interviews are scheduled through the Seminary- Graduate Studies Office.

Students must meet program GPA requirements and have applied for graduation before scheduling the interview.

Residence Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours of work is required (32 for music and 33 for speech specializations). Educational leadership and specializations in elementary, secondary (general), English, history, and science may be completed in two years by taking summer and correspondence and distance-learning courses. Educational leadership and specializations in English, history, mathematics, music, and speech may be completed in two years by enrolling fall, spring, summer, fall, spring. Music also requires a public recital, and speech requires a public production.

See upcoming summer courses.

Correspondence and Distance Learning

Some course requirements may be completed through PCC’s correspondence and distance-learning program with the remainder completed on campus. See Course Descriptions.

Candidacy

See Candidacy.

Graduation Requirements

See Graduation Requirements.