The information quality graduate certificate program is a 12-hour program that offers graduate students and working professionals opportunities to enhance IQ career entry and growth through specialized study.
The Master of Science in information quality (MSIQ) is a career-oriented program focusing on practice, skills, and theory. The 33-hour program is designed to prepare students for careers in industry and government as well as advanced graduate studies.
The Master of Education in rural and urban school leadership program prepares candidates for leading and managing P-12 schools effectively. The 30-hour, accelerated online program can be completed in 12 months and leads to P-12 building level principalship licensure.
The Master of Arts in mass communication online degree program emphasizes critical thinking about mass media and its journalistic and strategic communication practices, media content and its effects on the public. The 33-hour program offers students the option to either write a master’s thesis or create a professional project as their capstone experience.
The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) is a 60-hour degree program that prepares social workers for advanced practice and leadership roles — to have the skills and knowledge to enhance individual, family, group, organization, and community well-being; to work for social and economic justice; and to meet the human-service needs of Arkansas and the surrounding region.
The Doctorate of Education in higher education (two-year college leadership concentration) will prepare individuals for administrative careers in two-year college institutions. The 63-hour program is 100% online and focuses on issues such as administrative philosophies, challenges, and governance of community colleges.
The Master of Arts in professional and technical writing offers a wide variety of courses in workplace and technical communication, nonfiction writing and publishing, and the teaching of writing from elementary school through college. Students may choose to complete a 36-hour degree that culminates in a traditional academic thesis or a 42-hour degree that culminates in an online portfolio.
The online writing instruction graduate certificate program is the only graduate-level certificate in the country that provides writing teachers with training specifically in online instruction.
The 15-hour program helps current and new online faculty develop online courses that meet the standards of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Position Statement on Principles and Example Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction.
The dyslexia therapist graduate certificate program is designed to provide teachers the knowledge and skills to work effectively with students experiencing moderate to severe reading difficulties including dyslexia.
The Master of Education in reading is an accelerated online degree program that helps novice and veteran teachers become specialized educators. Two of the three degree plans are 36-hour programs that lead to certification (reading specialist and/or dyslexia therapist) in the state of Arkansas. The standard, 30-hour degree plan does not lead to certification.