Graduate Programs Offered in McAlester

 Master of Science in Human Resources - The Master's Degree in Human Resources is designed to provide the student with the theory, knowledge, and skills necessary for employment in a variety of public and private settings.

  • Human Resources (36 hours)- Two options: Administration which focuses upon the problem-solving and decision-making responsibilities of modern management or Human Services which provides the opportunity for development of the necessary skills to become an effective human service provider.
  • Counseling (60 hours)- Students completing this program will have the coursework necessary to pursue licensure as a professional counselor.
  • Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 hours)- This 60 hour program option prepares rehabilitation and counseling professionals for employment in a variety of public and private settings. This training program affords students opportunities to gain the knowledge necessary to become highly-skilled professionals meeting the demands of rehabilitation and clinical mental health counseling. Students completing the program will satisfy the educational and clinical training requirements to be eligible for certification (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor – CRC) and licensure (Licensed Professional Counselor—LPC). An applicant for admission to the program must show evidence of professional potential. This option is fully accredited by Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
  • Criminal Justice (36 hours)- The Criminal Justice option provides students the opportunity to develop the advanced skills and knowledge needed to function effectively in the full range of criminal justice professions. The program also provides the opportunity to acquire the resources necessary for program development and management.

Master of Education -The Master of Education degree enables teachers to expand their career possibilities and to develop and improve their skills, allowing them to work more effectively with children, parents, and teachers. 

  • Educational Leadership (32 hours)- The graduate program option is designed for the graduate student specializing in administration for grades K-12.
  • Library Media (32 hours)- The Master's of Library Media is designed for graduate students planning to become a School Library Media Specialist in grades PK-12 in public or private educational settings.
  • Educational Technology (32 hours)- The Master of Education, Educational Technology is intended for the student who desires to coordinate a distance education program or technology system for the school building or system.
  • Sports Administration (32 hours)- The Master of Education, Sports Administration is designed to prepare the professional educator for positions as Head Coach, Athletic Director, or other administrative positions responsible for directing public school athletic programs. The program is based on a solid foundation in secondary education, with specialized courses in athletic administration.
  • Elementary/Secondary School Counselor (33 hours)- The graduate program option for the school counselor is designed for the graduate student specializing in counseling at the elementary or secondary level and leads to the Master of Education Degree. Special attention is given to the development of the student as a consumer of research along with a major emphasis on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary to become a school counselor.

    NOTICE: THE HOURS FOR LPC INCREASED AS OF 1/1/2000. For information on obtaining LPC contact and work closely with your advisor.

Visit the ECU Graduate page to learn more about the graduate programs at ECU.