Graduate Academic Programs
Graduate Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences
The Master of Science degree in Biology is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to further their knowledge in generalized and specialized areas of biology. Thorough a cooperative agreement with the Department of Marine Sciences and the the Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, the Biology Department incorporates into its offerings areas of study leading to a concentration in Marine Biology.
The Master of Arts degree in Communication is a broad-based degree program that integrates theoretical and research components of mass communication and organizational and rhetorical communication. The program is designed to prepare recent graduates and experienced professionals for doctoral studies, professional advancement, and personal enrichment.
With concentrations in both creative writing and in literature, the Master of Arts degree program in English meets the needs of students pursuing the M.A. degree to further their career and creative goals, as well as those of students seeking entry into a Ph.D. program. The M.A. degree serves careers as junior college or secondary-school teaching and writing or editing in the business or corporate community.
The Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology is an interdisciplinary program that teaches students the biochemical and physiological processes resulting from the interaction between toxic compounds and the biosphere. Students learn how to identify, evaluate, test, and control air and water pollutants and toxic substances in preparation for work in industrial settings, or for pursuing a Ph.D. in Toxicology or related areas.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Alison Robertson
M.S. in Environmental Toxicology Program Bulletin
The Master of Arts program in History offers a diverse and rigorous course of study in support of a wide range of career goals and personal aspirations. It features a talented and dedicated faculty with a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service. The program offers training in research, writing, and teaching, as well as in skills essential to careers in museums, archives, and historic preservation, as well as preparation for Ph.D. programs
The MS in Marine Conservation and Resource Management provides a formal course of training and professional development in the marine sciences that will enable students to contribute to the sustainable management of marine resources. The program offers professional development through group projects and internships with government agencies, NGOs, and environmental consulting firms. The curriculum can can accommodate students currently in the workforce.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. John Lehrter
M.S. in Marine Conservation and Resource Management Website
M.S, in Marine Science - Marine Conservation Bulletin
The Master of Science Program in Marine Sciences offers courses and opportunities for research in four main areas: biological, chemical, physical, and geological oceanography. Each MS student receives formal training in at least three of these disciplines while concentrating in a specific research area. Thus, the program is structured to develop the capacity for productive and innovative research, founded on a solid background of broad scientific knowledge.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Marine Sciences is designed to provide formal course work and advanced research in marine sciences that produces significant, original contributions to knowledge. Program faculty include pre-eminent researchers in the field. The Ph.D. degree confers eligibility for many positions in academia, industry, and government.
The Master of Science in Mathematics program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been designed to meet the varied needs and goals of most students seeking advanced degrees in mathematics. The course of study accommodates students interested in traditional and modern mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Thomas Shaw
M.P.A. Program Website
Public Administration (MPA) Bulletin
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Joshua Isen
Psychology M.S. in Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program Website
M.S. in Psychology Bulletin
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Philip Smith
Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Program Website
Ph.D. Clinical and Counseling Psychology Bulletin
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Freed
M.A. in Sociology Program Website
M.A. in Sociology Bulletin
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Thomas Rowell
Master's of Music Program Information
Master's of Music Bulletin
The Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Technologies & Practice is a cross-disciplinary program appealing to creatives who are interested in a variety of media technologies. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary practice that spans multiple concentrations within the visual arts with technology serving to inform or facilitate the creative process.
Graduate Coordinator: Matthew Johnson, MFA
MFA in Creative Technologies and Practice
MFA Visual Arts - Creative Technologies and Practice Bulletin