Graduate Programs

The following graduate programs are available to graduate students.  Courses may be available online, through Interactive Television (to sites around Minnesota), and instructor led at off campus locations.  For more information on any of these programs and degree requirements, contact the department directly.  For questions about distance delivery options, contact the Center for Continuing Studies at 320.308.3081.

Applied Behavior Analysis Master of Science

This online program is designed for those students who desire advanced academic and professional training in behavior analysis.  The M.S. program is available on campus and online.  Students may specialize by taking electives in areas such as: autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, behavior therapy, organizational behavior management, or community integration strategies for persons with challenging behavior.  The program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis and by Minnesota Online (MnSCU).  Approved course work that meets the requirements for the Behavior Analyst Board Certification is also provided.  For more information, contact:

Dr. Kim Schulze
320.308.2258
kaschulze@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/elcp/handbooks/distanceed/default.asp

Criminal Justice Master of Science

The criminal justice graduate program is available in its entirety online and on campus.  Criminal justice is a decision making process that incorporates the management and control of crime and criminal offenders.  The objective of the criminal justice program at St. Cloud State University is to prepare and educate tomorrow’s leaders in such fields as domestic and international law enforcement, courts, corrections, juvenile justice, private security and the practice of law.  For more information contact:

Dr. F. Barry Schreiber
320.308.4254
fbschreiber@stcloudstate.edu

Educational Administration Master of Science

The program develops leaders for Minnesota’s schools, and focuses on developing the skills and personal traits necessary for successful school administration.  The field-based learning experiences are an integral, crucial aspect of the program.  These programs have been approved by the MN Department of Education for meeting the professional preparation requirements for licensure for administrative positions in K-12 school principal, director of special education, school district superintendent, and director of community education.  For more information, contact:

Dr. Janine Dahms-Walker
320.308.2946
jdwalker@stcloudstate.edu

Higher Education Administration Master of Science

The M.S. in Higher Education Administration is a 35-credit degree program, developed specifically to prepare future higher education leaders.  Students completing this degree will be prepared to work in four-year community, and technical colleges and universities.  The program requires a thesis, making it easier for graduates of the program to continue their education in a doctoral program if that is a goal. 

Students interested in careers such as program director, department chair, dean, etc. receive a comprehensive program of study that explores academic affairs, administrative affairs, and student affairs.  Courses in the program assist students in developing knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for success in higher education, based on higher education leadership competencies.

Individuals currently holding, or interested in holding, leadership positions in higher education will find this program flexible and accommodating to their needs.

Courses will be offered primarily on weekends (Friday evening and all day Saturday).  In addition, the faculty members teaching in the program all have experience working in a variety of positions in higher education.  For more information contact:

Dr. Christine M. Imbra
Office: 320.308.1689
Fax: 320.308.3216
Department: 320.308.2160
cmimbra@stcloudstate.edu

Information Media Graduate Programs

Information Media offers three certificates and a master’s program with three tracks available through distance education.

  • The Instructional Technology Certificate complements other majors, especially those in education and business. It may also be used as continuing education to upgrade skills.
  • The Design for E-learning Certificate is designed for persons interested in increasing their use of distributed learning technologies in schools, business, government, and industry settings.
  • The Library Media Specialist Certificate is designed for persons interested in licensure as a library media specialist but who do not wish to complete a master’s degree.
  • The Information Technologies track in the master of science degree program is designed for persons interested in increasing their use of information/instructional technologies in classrooms, schools, or business settings. This program builds on the Instructional Technology Certificate program to provide competencies needed to become a technology coordinator in a variety of settings.
  • The Educational Media track in the master’s program is designed for those interested in licensure as a library media specialist in public or private schools.
  • The Instruction Design & Training track is for those interested in organizational media management in business, industrial, governmental, and health fields. The degree is designed to prepare an individual with competencies in problem analysis, program development, resource management, personnel/performance evaluation, and instructional design. This track gives students the qualifications for undertaking a training or instructional design position, while at the same time developing the specific skills necessary for the practicing professional.

The certificates require 10 to 15 credits each. The master of science requires 39 to 42 credits. These programs are available both on campus and through distance technology. For more information contact:

Dr. Merton Thompson
320.308.4775
methompson@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/cim

Mathematics Education Master of Science

The Master of Science degree in Mathematics offered through Interactive Television prepares you for a profession in teaching mathematics courses at the 5 – 12 level and for teaching math in postsecondary institutions.  Employers will include private and public schools, technical colleges, community colleges, military systems, and colleges and universities.  For more information contact:

Dr. Sue Haller
320.308.4836
skhaller@stcloudstate.edu

MBA Accelerated Graduate Program

The MBA program at St. Cloud State University provides an opportunity for advanced study in business management.  Our nationally accredited MBA program provides the educational foundation necessary to advance to executive positions in business, industry and government.  This program of study is intended  to provide students with analytical tools, knowledge of the functional areas of business, and understanding of the social, political, and economic environments of business, and a background in an area of special interest.  The Accelerated MBA program provides eight-week courses, allowing part-time students to complete two courses in one semester, while attending class one night per week.  For more information contact:

MBA Program
320.308.3212
mba@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/mba/stcloud

MBA Twin Cities Program

Cohort groups in the Twin Cities suburb of Maple Grove will take a series of 11 eight-week evening courses to complete the MBA degree in 26 months.  Each cohort completes one course at a time, meeting once per week for eight consecutive weeks.  The courses are scheduled to allow for at least one week and up to eight weeks of break time between courses to allow for employment obligations and vacations.

The Herberger Maple Grove MBA program is located in the Twin Cities Graduate Center at the intersection of Bass Lake Road and I-494.  All classes are held at this convenient and beautiful location.  For more information contact:

MBA Program
320.308.3212
mba@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/mba/maplegrove/

Public Safety Executive Leadership Master of Science

This master of science degree is designed for mid-level managers in public safety.  The course work requires 36 semester credits in a non-thesis degree program. Classes are schedule in a semester system with delivery around the State of Minnesota through traditional and multidimensional media including electronic classroom and weekend formatted courses.  The six core courses are four semester credits each, totaling 24 credits.  For more information contact:

Stephen M. Hennessy, Ed.D.
320.308.2158
smhennessy@stcloudstate.edu

Regulatory Affairs and Services Master of Science

The RAS program focuses on the educational and career development of employees responsible for managing required regulatory approval processes in the medical device industry.  This program, the first in the country specifically focused on medical devises, will educate professionals to lead medical device companies through to the Food and Drug Administration and international regulatory processes designed to ensure new medical devices are safe and effective.  Classes are held evenings and weekends at the Twin Cities Graduate Center.  For more information contact:

Chuck Swanson
612.817.8627
chuck.swanson@medtronic.com
www.stcloudstate.edu/ras

Teaching English as a Second Language Master of Arts

K-12 ESL License can be completed through summer and ITV courses.  If you have a KL-12 or 7 – 12 license in another area and if you have one year of college foreign language, and with student teaching at a site near you, you can earn an ESL license and work toward an M.A. in TESL.  For more information contact:

Dr. James Robinson
320308.4956
jhrobinson@stcloudstate.edu