2017-18 Academic Catalog

Requirements Quick Reference

Degrees Offered

Master of Agribusiness Management (M.A.B.M.)

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Master of Arts in Teaching-Middle Level (M.A.T.M.)  (ADMISSION CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)

Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary (M.A.T.S.)

Master of Arts in Teaching-Special Education (M.A.T.X.)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)

Master of Music Education (M.M.E.)

Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.)

Master of Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.)

Master of Science in Instructional Technology (M.S.I.T.)

Master of Taxation  (M.TX.)

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Abbreviations for Majors and Concentrations

(alpha order by major)

Abbreviation Description
ACC Accounting
ASE Aerospace Engineering
AGBM Agribusiness Management
AEC Agricultural Economics
AEE Agricultural and Extension Education
AEEL Agricultural and Extension Education-Leadership
AEET Agricultural and Extension Education-Teaching
AGS Agricultural Sciences
ALSC Agricultural Life Sciences
AGR Agriculture
AGN Agronomy
ADS Animal and Dairy Sciences
ANNT Animal Nutrition
PHY Animal Physiology
ASC Animal Science
APAN Applied Anthropology
APMT Applied Meteorology
ACSC Applied Cognitive Science
APHY Applied Physics
APSY Applied Psychology
BCH Biochemistry
BE Biological Engineering
BIO Biological Sciences
BME Biomedical Engineering
BMP Broadcast Meteorology
BA Business Administration
BUSI Business Administration (Meridian)
BIS Business Information Systems
CHE Chemical Engineering
CH Chemistry
CE Civil Engineering
MH Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CLPS Clinical Psychology
COG Cognitive Science
CC College Counseling
CED Community College Education
PHCL Community College Leadership
VCBC Computational Biology
CME Computational Engineering
CS Computer Science
PHCE Counseling/Mental Health Counseling
PHSE Counseling/School Counseling
COE Counselor Education
CIED Curriculum and Instruction-Early Childhood Education
CIEE Curriculum and Instruction-Elementary Education
CIGE Curriculum & Instruction-General Education
CIRE Curriculum and Instruction-Reading Education
CISE Curriculum and Instruction-Secondary Education
CIEX Curriculum and Instruction-Special Education
CYDE Cyber Defense
CYOP Cyber Operations
CYSO Cyber Security & Operations
DPD Design & Product Development
EASC Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (see Geosciences)
EC Economics (also see GAEC)
EDUC Education
ET Education-Technology
EDLD Educational Leadership
EPY Educational Psychology
ECPE Electrical and Computer Engineering
ELED Elementary Education
ECED Elementary Education-Early Childhood Education
GEED Elementary Education-General Education
MLED Elementary Education-Middle Level Education
ENGR Engineering (see M ENG)
ENGT Engineering Technology
EN English
ENT Entomology
ENGS Environmental Geoscience
ENVT Environmental Toxicology
EXPY Exercise Physiology
EXSC Exercise Science
FDM Fashion Design & Merchandising
FIN Finance
NFSH Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion
FST Food Science and Technology
FL Foreign Language
FOR Forest Resources
FO Forestry
GEOL Geology
GG Geosciences (also Earth & Atmospheric Science)
GESP Geospatial Sciences
GBIO General Biology
GEP General Educational Psychology
GNS Genetics
GPHY Geography
GAEC Grad Applied Economics
HLPR Health Promotion
HEL Higher Education Leadership
HI History
HO Horticulture
HDFS Human Development & Family Studies
HFE Human Factors & Ergonomics
IE Industrial Engineering
SYS Industrial Systems
VIDC Infectious Disease
ISE Industrial & Systems Engineering
INFS Information Systems
ITID Instructional Design
ISWD Instructional Systems & Workforce Development
IT Instructional Technology
ITDE Instructional Technology Distance
ITMM Instructional Technology Multimedia
KINE Kinesiology
LA Landscape Architecture
LFSC Life Sciences
MGT Management
MGTS Management Systems
MFGS Manufacturing Systems
MKT Marketing
MASC Mathematical Sciences
MA Mathematics
ME Mechanical Engineering
MERC Merchandising
MLAR Middle Level Alternate Route (ADMISSION CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)
MOLB Molecular Biology
MED Music Education
NTR Nutrition
OPRS Operations Research
PSL P-12 School Leadership
PH Physics
PSS Plant & Soil Sciences
PP Plant Pathology
PS Political Science
PO Poultry Science
PMCL Professional Meteorology/Climatology
PM Project Management
PMNT Population Medicine Non-Thesis
PSY Psychology
PCHM Psychometry
PPA Public Policy & Administraiton
RC Rehabilitation Counseling
EDLS School Administration
SLP School Psychology (PhD concentration)
SLC School Counseling (concentration)
SPSY School Psychology (EdS concentration)
SEED Secondary Education
STAR Secondary Teacher Alternate Route
SO Sociology
EXED Special Education
EXAR Special Education Alternate Route
SPAD Sport Administration
SPPE Sport Pedagogy
SS Sport Studies
ST Statistics
SA Student Affairs
SAHE Student Affairs & Higher Education
SBP Sustainable Bioproducts
SYS Systems
TAX Taxation
TIG Teachers in Geosciences
MST Technology
TOXI Toxicology
UNC Unclassified (No degree)
VMRC Veterinary Medical Research
VMS Veterinary Medicine Science
WS Weed Science
FOWL Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture (concentration)
WEL Workforce Education Leadership
WFA Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (major)

The chart below is in alpha order by abbreviation of major.

Major Degree GRE GMAT GPA TOE-IELTS
ACC MPA Yes 3.00 575-7.0
ACC-Concentration:
SYS
MPA Yes 3.00 575-7.0
AEE-Concentrations:
AEEL
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
AEET
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
AGBM MABM Yes 3.00 575-7.0
AGR-Concentrations:
AEC
MS Yes 2.75 575-7.0
ANNT
MS 3.00 550-6.5
ASC
MS 3.00 550-6.5
ENGT
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
PO
MS 2.75 550-6.5
AGS-Concentrations:
ADS
PhD Yes 3.00 575-7.0
AEE
PhD Yes 2.75 undergraduate/3.00 graduate 550-6.5
ANNT
PhD 3.00 575-7.0
ENGT
PhD Yes 2.75 550-6.5
PO
PhD 2.75 550-6.5
ALSC-Concentrations:
BCH
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
ENT
MS Yes 3.00 500-5.5
GNS
MS Yes 3.00 500-5.5
PHY
MS 3.00 575-7.0
PP
MS Yes 3.00 500-5.5
APAN MA Yes 3.00 550-6.5
APSY-Concentrations:
ACSC
Ph.D. Yes 3.00 550-6.5
CLPS
Ph.D. Yes 3.00 550-6.5
ASE MS Yes or ABET-accredited degree 3.00 550-6.5
BA MBA or GMAT or GRE 3.00 575-7.0
BA-Concentrations:
BIS
PhD Yes 3.00 undergraduate/3.25 graduate 575-7.0
FIN
PhD Yes 3.00 undergraduate/3.25 graduate 575-7.0
MGT
PhD Yes 3.00 undergraduate/3.25 graduate 575-7.0
MKT
PhD Yes 3.00 undergraduate/3.25 graduate 575-7.0
BE MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
BIO MS/PhD Yes 2.75 500-5.5
BME MS/PhD Yes 3.00 600-7.5
CE MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
CED MAT 2.75 550-6.5
CH MS/PhD 2.75 477-5.0
CHE MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
CIED: Concentrations
CIED
PhD Yes 3.4 550-6.5
CIEE
PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
CIEX
PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
CIGE
PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
CIRE
PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
CISE
PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
CME MS/PhD Yes/Yes 2.75 550-6.5
COE-Concentrations:
CC
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
MH
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
RC
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
SA
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
SLC
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
CS MS/PhD Yes 2.75 550-6.5
CYSO MS
CYOP
CYDE
EASC PhD Yes 3.00 550-6.5
EC MA Yes 2.75 575-7.0
ECPE MS Yes 3.00 undergraduate 550-6.5
ECPE PhD Yes 3.50 undergraduate or master's
EDLD MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
EDLS
SAHE
EDLD PhD Yes 3.40 600-7.5
HEL
PSL
EDUC-Concentrations:
COE
EdS Yes 3.00 undergraduate/3.30 graduate 550-6.5
EDLS
EdS Yes 3.20 on master's 550-6.5
ELED
EdS Yes 3.20 on master's 550-6.5
ET
EdS Yes 3.20 on master's 550-6.5
EXED
EdS Yes 3.20 on master's 550-6.5
SEED
EdS Yes 3.20 on master's 550-6.5
SPSY
EdS Yes 3.30 on master's 550-6.5
ELED-Concentrations:
ECED
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
GEED
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
MLED
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
EN MA 3.00 625-8.0
ENGR M ENG Yes 3.00 550-6.5
ENGR-Concentrations:
APHY
PhD 2.75 523-6.0
ASE
PhD Yes 3.00 550-6.5
BE
PhD Yes 2.75 550-6.5
CE
PhD Yes 3.00 550-6.5
CHE
PhD Yes 3.20 550-6.5
ME
PhD Yes 2.75 550-6.5
ENVT PhD 3.00 550-6.5
EPY MS
GEP
PCHM
EPY-Concentrations:
GEP
PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
SLP
PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
EXAR MATX Yes 2.75 550-6.5
EXED MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
FDM MS
DPD
MERC
FL MA 2.75 525-6.0
FO MS 3.00 550-6.5
FOR-Concentrations:
FO
PhD 3.25 undergraduate/3.10 graduate 550-6.5
SBP
PhD 3.00 550-6.5
WFA
PhD Yes 3.20 550-6.5
GAEC (NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) PhD Yes 3.00 undergraduate/3.00 graduate 575-7.0
GBIO MS 2.75 500-5.5
GG-Concentrations:
BMP
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
ENGS
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
GEOL
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
GESP
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
GPHY
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
PMCL
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
APMT
MS 2.75 550-6.5
TIG
MS 2.75 550-6.5
HDFS MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
HDFS PhD Yes 3.00 graduate 550-6.5
HI MA/PhD No/Yes 3.00 550-6.5
IE-Concentrations
HFE
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
MFGS
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
MGTS
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
OPRS
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
SYS
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
ISE PhD Yes 3.50 550-6.5
INFS MSIS or GMAT or GRE 3.00 575-7.0
ISWD PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
IT
ITDE
MSIT Yes 2.75 550-6.5
ITID
MSIT Yes 2.75 550-6.5
ITMM
MSIT Yes 2.75 550-6.5
KINE-Concentrations
EXPY
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
EXSC
PhD Yes 3.00 550-6.5
SPAD
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
SPPE
MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5
SS
PhD Yes 3.00 550-6.5
LA MLA 2.80 600-7.5
LFSC-Concentrations:
BCH
PhD Yes 3.00 500-5.5
ENT
PhD Yes 3.00 500-5.5
GNS
PhD Yes 3.00 500-5.5
PHY
PhD Yes 3.00 575-7.0
PP
PhD Yes 3.00 500-5.5
MA MS 2.75 477-5.0
MASC PhD Yes 2.75 477-5.0
ME MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
MED MME Yes 3.00 550-6.5
MLAR (ADMISSION CURRENTLY SUSPENDED) MATM Yes 2.75 550-6.5
MOLB PhD Yes 2.75 550-6.5
MST MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
NFSH-Concentrations:
FST
MS/PhD Yes/Yes 2.75 550-6.5
HLPR
MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
NTR
MS/PhD Yes/Yes 2.75 550-6.5
PH MS/PhD 2.75 523-6.0
PHCE PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
PHCL PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
PHSE PhD Yes 3.40 550-6.5
PM MBA Yes 3.00 575-7.0
PPA MPPA Yes 3.00 600-7.5
PPA PhD Yes 3.00 undergraduate/3.35 master's 600-7.5
PS MA 3.00 600-7.5
PSS-Concentrations
AGN
MS/PhD Yes/Yes 2.75/3.00 500-5.5/500-5.5
HO
MS/PhD Yes/Yes 2.75/3.00 500-5.5/500-5.5
WS
MS Yes 3.00 500-6.5
WS
PhD Yes 3.00 undergraduate/3.25 graduate 550-6.5
PSY MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
SBP MS 3.00 550-6.5
SEED MS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
SO MS/PhD Yes/Yes 3.00 550-6.5
ST MS 2.75 477-5.0
STAR MATS Yes 2.75 550-6.5
TAX MTX Yes 3.00 575-7.0
UNC No degree 550-6.5
VMS MS/PhD 3.00 550-6.5
PMNT
MS 3.00 550-6.5
TOXI
MS 3.00 550-6.5
VCBC
MS/PhD 3.00 550-6.5
VIDC
MS/PhD 3.00 550-6.5
VMRC
MS/PhD 3.00 550-6.5
WEL MS 2.75 550-6.5
WFA MS Yes 3.00 550-6.5

“Yes” = required standardized test

Abbreviations

Abbreviation Description
GPA Grade Point Average
GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test
GRE Graduate Record Examination
IELTS International English Language Testing Systems
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language