Master's Degree Programs of Study
We grant a wide variety of master's degrees across a number of academic areas. Our graduates receive training to develop advanced skills within a specialized body of theoretical and applied knowledge; higher order skills in analysis, critical evaluation and professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently.
The Education Specialist, also referred to as Educational Specialist, or Ed.S., is an advanced academic degree that is designed for individuals who wish to develop additional skills or increase their knowledge beyond the master's degree level, but may not wish to pursue a degree at the doctoral level.
Doctoral Degree Programs of Study
Our doctoral degree programs employ a scientist/practitioner model of learning and focus on best practices. We believe that research is not separate from application or practice. Our doctoral students collaborate closely with faculty to generate new theories and classification systems, experimental approaches to assessing pressing issues, and a wide range of models within the content of specific research agendas.
Students in an education program leading to Initial or Professional certification are eligible for PA State teacher certification, upon satisfaction of all certification requirements and degree/program requirements.