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    Mississippi College
   
 
  Jan 23, 2019
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2018-2019 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2018-2019

School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Chairs

English
Jim Rovira
(2016)
601.925.7082
jjrovira@mc.edu

Modern Languages
Laura Elizabeth “Beth”

Stapleton (2002)
601.925.7664
stapleto@mc.edu

History & Political Science
Patrick Connelly
(2016)
601.925.3326
piconnelly@mc.edu

Sociology and Social Work
Deborah Holt (2012)
601.925.3299
DHolt@mc.edu

English

Master of Arts:  English and History

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work is required for the M.A. degree. All candidates for the M.A. must:

  1. Meet the undergraduate course requirements for admission to the graduate program (in respective programs).
    English - 18 semester hours in English; submit critical writing sample with application for admission. The total of 18 hours must be composed of courses beyond the core curriculum of literature surveys and freshman composition courses.
    History - 15 semester hours in History
     
  2. GRE Requirement: A verbal score of 146-or more and a quantitative score of 140 or more, or one of these scores on either section and a score of 2.5 on the writing assessment of the GRE General Examination, is required. The verbal and quantitative scores will not be combined.

    Students seeking Class AA Educator License must have: (1) satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS I Core CASE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) Reading-5712 (passing score 156); Writing-5722 (passing score 162); Math-5732 (passing score 150); and (2) PRAXIS II (Content Area Exam**)                                                                                                                                                                               **Approved content area tests and passing scores are determined by MDE, are subject to change pending MDE approval, and are listed at the State Dept of Education website, http://www.mde.k12.ms.us.
  3. Have 12 semester hours (or 2 high school credits plus Intermediate Level at university level) of course work or the reading knowledge of one foreign language before admission to candidacy.

Foreign Language Equivalency

The student must have 12 semester hours of undergraduate course work in one modern foreign language (or the equivalent of the intermediate level). Another option available to satisfy the language requirement is submitting acceptable score-levels showing second-year proficiency on the CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) in French, German or Spanish. Contact the Counseling and Testing Center for CLEP information and registration material.

A student may attempt the CLEP twice; and if after two testings, a satisfactory score has not been made, a locally-administered test may be arranged. If a satisfactory score has not been made after the locally-administered exam, the foreign language requirement must be met by passing the intermediate-level language course(s). Cost of the departmentally administered exam is $30.00.

The language requirement must be met before a student accumulates twelve semester hours of graduate course work toward the Master of Arts degree.

English

Prerequisites: Graduate standing with sufficient background in subject area is a prerequisite for all graduate courses.

Unless otherwise specified all three-semester-hour courses have lecture 3 hours per week. The student is reminded that one-half course work to be applied toward a Master’s degree must be on 6000-level. (See semester or term schedule for laboratory fees.)

*Note: A 400-level course taken for undergraduate credit cannot subsequently be changed to graduate credit nor repeated for graduate credit on the 5000-level.

Programs

Master of Arts

Master of Education

History and Political Science, Paralegal Studies and Administration of Justice

Master of Arts History

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work is required for the M.A. degree. All candidates for the M.A. must:

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a credited institution with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0. If not, students must have a 2.8 in their undergraduate History courses. Applicants who do not met these GPA requirements may demonstrate their ability to perform graduate work by scoring 155 or higher on the Verbal portion of the GRE.
  2. Must have a minimum of 18 semester hours of undergraduate work in history, of which 15 semester hours must be at the upper division (junior/300+ and above) level. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in their undergraduate history courses.
  3. Students seeking Class AA Educator License must have: (1) satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS I Core CASE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) Reading-5712 (passing score 156); Writing-5722 (passing score 162); Math-5732 (passing score 150); and (2) PRAXIS II (Content Area Exam**)                                                                                                                                                                               **Approved content area tests and passing scores are determined by MDE, are subject to change pending MDE approval, and are listed at the State Dept of Education website, http://www.mde.k12.ms.us.
  4. Have 12 semester hours (or 2 high school credits plus Intermediate Level at university level) of course work or the reading knowledge of one foreign language before admission to candidacy.

Foreign Language Equivalency

The student must have 12 semester hours of undergraduate course work in one modern foreign language (or the equivalent of the intermediate level). Another option available to satisfy the language requirement is submitting acceptable score-levels showing second-year proficiency on the CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) in French, German or Spanish. Contact the Counseling and Testing Center for CLEP information and registration material.

A student may attempt the CLEP twice; and if after two testings, a satisfactory score has not been made, a locally-administered test may be arranged. If a satisfactory score has not been made after the locally-administered exam, the foreign language requirement must be met by passing the intermediate-level language course(s). Cost of the departmentally administered exam is $30.00.

The language requirement must be met before a student accumulates twelve semester hours of graduate course work toward the Master of Arts degree.

History and Political Science and Administration of Justice

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree from a credited institution with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0. If not, applicants may still be accepted if they meet the GPA requirements for undergraduate social sciences coursework discussed in number 3 below. Applicants who do not meet these GPA requirements may demonstrate their ability to perform graduate work by scoring 155 or higher on the Verbal portion of the GRE.
  2. Must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate work in the social sciences (economics, history, administration of justice, and political science), of which 15 semester hours are in one field, with a minimum GPA of 2.8. A minimum of six hours must be in the field of the declared major.  Students seeking to major in Political Science must have completed at least one course, with a minimum grade of B, in each of the following subfields: U.S. Government, International Relations, and Comparative Government (a course in Political Theory may be substituted for one of either International Relations or Comparative Government).
  3. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from faculty members who have taught the student in undergraduate courses in any/either field in which the student proposes to major in pursuit of his/her M.S.S. studies.  The letters must convey that the student is capable of successfully completing the coursework and any other associated tasks required for the M.S.S. degree.
  4. Applicants must submit an acceptable original “Statement of Purpose” outlining their reasons for seeking the M.S.S. degree.  This essay should address the student’s motivation(s) in seeking the degree, a proposed program of study, and career objectives once the degree is completed.

    Students seeking Class AA Educator License must have: (1) satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS I Core CASE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) Reading-5712 (passing score 156); Writing-5722 (passing score 162); Math-5732 (passing score 150); and (2) PRAXIS II (Content Area Exam**)

**Approved content area tests and passing scores are determined by MDE, are subject to change pending MDE approval, and are listed at the State Dept of Education website, http://www.mde.k12.ms.us.

 

Programs

Master of Arts

Master of Education

Master of Social Sciences

Post Baccalaureate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

Post-MSW Certificate

Modern Languages

Modern Language

Prerequisites: Graduate standing with sufficient background in subject area is a prerequisite for all graduate courses.

Unless otherwise specified all three-semester-hour courses have lecture 3 hours per week. The student is reminded that one-half course work to be applied toward a Master’s degree must be on 6000-level. (See semester or term schedule for laboratory fees.)

*Note: A 400-level course taken for undergraduate credit cannot subsequently be changed to graduate credit nor repeated for graduate credit on the 5000-level.

Programs

Endorsement