Graduate Policies and Programs

Donna L. Dickerson, Dean

The University of Texas at Tyler provides graduate courses and degree and certificate programs for persons seeking to continue their studies past the baccalaureate and offers the following graduate degrees and certificates:

Doctoral Programs

U. T. Tyler offers the Ph.D. in Nursing, an on-line degree program, and the Ph.D. in Human Resource Development, an on-campus traditional doctoral program.

Master of Arts

Degree programs include majors in art, counseling psychology, early childhood education, English, history, interdisciplinary studies, political science, reading, school counseling, and special education. The program in interdisciplinary studies provides the student the opportunity to focus on courses from at least three fields.

Master of Business Administration

This thesis or non-thesis integrated program with a major in business administration includes courses in accounting, economics, finance, general business, management, and marketing.

Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

This coordinated MBA-MSME degree option incorporates content in management, economics, finance, and marketing into a framework for mechanical engineering.

Master of Education

Degree programs include majors in curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, educational leadership, health and kinesiology, reading, and special education.

Master of Public Administration

This non-thesis program includes courses in public management; public finance and budgeting; policy, analysis and evaluation, and research methods. Elective hours in fields such as political science, sociology, criminal justice and related areas are permitted.

Master of Science

Degree programs include majors in biology, civil engineering, clinical exercise physiology, clinical psychology, computer science, communication, criminal justice, electrical engineering, human resource development, industrial management, industrial safety, interdisciplinary studies, kinesiology, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and sociology The program in interdisciplinary studies provides the student the opportunity to focus on courses from at least three fields.

Master of Science in Nursing

This thesis or non-thesis program provides a firm basis for doctoral level education with several options including administration, education, and nurse practitioner routes. The RN-MSN degree option also is offered for registered nurses who may be eligible for early admission into the nursing graduate program.

Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Business Administration

This coordinated degree option incorporates content in management, economics, finance and marketing into a framework for nursing service and health care administration.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Post-baccalaureate certificate programs are offered in a limited number of fields. These programs are not part of a degree, however, coursework may be counted toward a degree with the approval of the College in which they are housed. Certificate programs are narrower in their focus than degrees and provide preparation in a specific field. Upon completion of the program the student is awarded a certificate in that field. The certificate is not the equivalent of a license or certification required for practice in the professions. The following certificate programs are offered:

Accounting Certificate Program: Refer to the College of Business and Technology in the Graduate Section of this catalog for details.

Nursing Education Certificate Program: Refer to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences in the Graduate Section of this catalog for details.

Organizational Leadership and Consulting Certificate Program: Refer to the College of Business and Technology in the Graduate Section of this catalog for details.

Principal's Certificate: Refer to the College of Education and Psychology in the Graduate Section of this catalog for details.

Superintendent's Certificate: Refer to the College of Education and Psychology in the Graduate Section of this catalog for details.