Master’s Degrees at SPCS
The School of Professional and Continuing Studies is one of three schools of the University that offers graduate-level coursework. The Robins School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration, while the Richmond School of Law offers the Juris Doctor degree.
SPCS master’s degrees combine theory and real-world practice to give students the skills and knowledge to move their careers to the next level. As a graduate student, you’ll explore emerging trends, unique opportunities, and innovative strategies in your respective career fields and area of study. As such, some of our degrees are well suited for students interested in career change.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Curriculum and Instruction: For educators who wish to be leaders in their field by learning to use appropriate techniques to motivate and encourage learners.
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: For educators seeking an administration/supervision endorsement for leading a public and private school.
Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
HR Management: For professionals seeking a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of management principles related to human resources.
Master of Liberal Arts (MLA)
Master of Nonprofit Studies (MNPS)
Nonprofit Studies: For nonprofit managers, those seeking to transition from positions in the corporate sector and those who seek to lead or establish a nonprofit organization.
Review course requirements for each degree below.
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
18 semester hours
6 semester hours from among the following courses.
6 semester hours
Comprehensive Written Examination to be completed during the final semester.
12 semester hours. Substitute the following courses as an alternative for a portion of Core Coursework.
Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Each course includes a 30-hour practicum.
15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Each course includes a 10-hour practicum.
7 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Reflective Leadership Seminar residency includes 170 hours in practicum.
All candidates must complete a Comprehensive Written Examination.
Master of Human Resource Management
18 semester hours
18 semester hours. HRM 657U and HRM 697U are required. Students may then choose 4 of the remaining 600-level courses to complete the requirement.
Master of Liberal Arts
15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.
15 semester hours. All candidates must select 5 additional graduate courses in consultation with the program coordinator. A Concentration in Public History may be selected as the required focus.
MLA Concentration in Public History
Master of Nonprofit Studies
15 semester hours
12 semester hours. Select from among the following courses.
3 semester hours