Master of Science Degree
Master of Science Degree [M.S.]
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
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 during the semester/class in
which they will complete their degree
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
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 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. Some course requirements may
be completed through distance learning. See Course Descriptions.
See upcoming summer courses.
See Graduation Requirements.