Master's PROGRAMS

Alt+U offer a flexible masters program in MS or MA, unless otherwise specified by the department.

A master's degree allows you to gain specialized knowledge in your field and can make you more competitive in the job market. There is more than one kind of master's degree available.


Both a Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) provide in-depth learning beyond the bachelor’s degree.


The Master of Arts focuses more on humanities and theoretical understanding. The Master of Science focuses more on scientific or technical expertise.


The student is eligible to take the MA or its department program title equivalent if more than 50% of the student's course work are from liberal arts, social sciences, philosophy, history, humanities and related field.


The student is eligible to take the MS or its department program title equivalent if more than 50% of the student's course work are from scientific, technical, and related fields.


The student must file the "Degree Determination Form" to formalize such request, otherwise, the degree will be awarded as declared from the beginning of the program.


Location

  • Online or Hybrid


General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher

  • 3 cumulative GPA


Length of Program

  • 3 to 4 semesters


Core Course Requirements

  • Research Courses (6 semester credit hours)

  • Area of Specialization Courses (24 semester credit hours)


Research Tract: A minimum of 36 graduate credit hours


Master's Thesis: (6 semester credit hours)

  • 699 A Master's Thesis: Abstract & Introduction 1 semester credit hour

  • 699 B Master's Thesis: Review of Related Literature 1 semester credit hour

  • 699 C Master's Thesis: Methodology & IRB 1 semester credit hour

  • 699 D Master's Thesis: Data Collection 1 semester credit hour

  • 699 E Master's Thesis: Interpretation of Data 1 semester credit hour

  • 699 F Master's Thesis: Defense 1 semester credit hour


Note: The 699 A to F semester credit hours can be use to fulfill the requirements for professional tract.

Professional Tract: A minimum of 45 graduate credit hours


Clinical Practice - 6 semester credit hours

A1 6 semesters credit courses in Clinical, Internship, Prior Learning, Practicum, and other forms of knowledge application & practice combine).

  • 800 clock hours (3 semester hours = 400 clock hours)

  • A maximum of 400 clock hours for each institution for clinical, Internship and practicum.

  • A maximum of 400 clock hours for Prior learning if applicable.


Specialization Cognate - 9 semester credit hours

A student chosen and curated specialization courses with the guidance of the academic adviser.