Paul Semmes, Dean
The College of Arts and Sciences offers the Master of Arts degree in English, the Master of Science degree in biology, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics. Students who have adequate academic qualifications may obtain graduate minors or pursue collateral study in such areas as geology, certain foreign languages, history, journalism, and sociology.
Specializations exist in each of the major areas of study, with course selection made according to a student’s undergraduate background and proposed graduate research.
The program of study for a master’s degree normally requires the completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit, including the research and writing of a thesis; however, prerequisite courses or collateral study may expand program requirements.
Graduate assistantships are available in each of the departments offering graduate degrees. Specific information concerning assistantships and degree requirements for the master’s degrees may be obtained from the respective departments.