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PSC 563, PSC 698 or PSC 699, 9 hours of Political Science Electives OR Concentration in Geography ............................18 GEO 545, GEO 698 or GEO 699 9 hours of Geography Electives *Approved Electives ............................................................3 *Must be at the 600 level if 18 hours at 600 level have not been completed.


The admission requirements are the same for M.Ed. degree programs in the College of Education.

Admission. Requirements for admission are

  • 1.

    A baccalaureate degree from an institution fully accredited by one of the rec- ognized accrediting agencies

  • 2.

    A Class A teaching certificate, or its equivalent. A Master of Education degree applicant who does not yet qualify for an A certificate may be admitted to the Graduate School, but must meet the requirements of the State of Mississippi for an A certificate in teaching before the degree will be awarded. However, upon the recommendation of the department chair, the Dean of the College of Education may waive the requirements of satisfying certification requirements for those students cur- rently employed or preparing for employment in junior or senior colleges, non-public institutions, or positions not requiring certification. (Waiver forms are obtained in the office of the department chair.) In the event that certifica- tion requirements are waived, it is incumbent upon the student to recognize this limitation upon the scope of the areas within which he or she might seek employment in the future. Course work included in the Class A teaching certification program in Health and Physical Education or undergraduate course work taken by those seeking a waiver of the Class A teaching certificate rule in Health and Physical Education must include the following: anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and measurement and evaluation in physical education or an approved statistics course. Students who do not have these prerequisite courses may take other graduate classes while they complete the undergrad- uate work.


An overall undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 2.50 or 2.75 or higher on the last 64 hours of required course work

Admitted students are required to enroll in 9 hours of initial course work as specified by the division. (Prior approval is required.) NOTE: A minimum grade of B is required for each course for the 9 hours. A student with a grade below B in any of the three required courses will be allowed to repeat that course(s) one time. No additional courses toward completion of the degree may be taken until the 9-hour grade point average requirement is fully met.


A satisfactory score on a nationally recognized, standardized test of verbal skills.


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