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College of Graduate Studies

David Ash, Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

251 Foust; 989-774-6777: E-mail:; Web page:

Central Michigan University enrolls graduate students from all areas of the United States and from around the world. Students interested in graduate degree programs are encouraged to visit the College of Graduate Studies website at Students may also send an email to or call 989-774-4723 for more information. Graduate course descriptions and detailed information on graduate programs are available in the Graduate Bulletin.

Concurrent Enrollment (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Undergraduate students who have been admitted to an Accelerated Master’s Degree Program or who have no more than twelve undergraduate credits remaining to complete their bachelor’s degree may apply for Concurrent Admission, which enables students to register for graduate credit for the semester or session in which requirements will be completed for their bachelor’s degrees. Concurrent admission is granted only to those who would qualify for admission to graduate study at the end of the concurrent session.

College of Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Administration*

MSA Acquisitions Administration
MSA Engineering Management
MSA General Administration
MSA Health Services Administration
MSA Human Resources Administration
MSA Information Resource Management
MSA Integrated Homeland Security
MSA International Administration
MSA Leadership
MSA Philanthropy and Fundraising
MSA Project Management
MSA Public Administration
MSA Recreation and Park Administration (online program)
MSA Research Administration
MSA Training and Development

Graduate Certificates

Acquisitions Administration*

Administrative Essentials*

Engineering Management*

General Administration *

Health Services Administration*

Human Resources Administration*

Information Resource Management*

Integrated Homeland Security*

International Administration*


Philanthropy and Fundraising*

Project Management*

Public Administration*

Recreation and Park Administration*

Research Administration*

Training and Development*

College of Business Administration

MBA Business Administration* (some areas offered online)
  Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems*


Department of Entrepreneurship

MEV Master of Entrepreneurial Ventures*

Department of Business Information Systems

MS Information Systems*
  Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity* (online only)


Department of Economics

MA Economics

College of the Arts and Media

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts

MA Broadcast and Cinematic Arts: Electronic Media Management
MA Broadcast and Cinematic Arts: Electronic Media Production
MA Broadcast and Cinematic Arts: Electronic Media Studies
MA Broadcast and Cinematic Arts: Film Theory & Criticism

Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts

MA Communication

School of Music

MM Composition
MM Conducting
MM Music Education
MM Performance

College of Education and Human Services

Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Programs

These three programs are offered online:

MA Education: Community College*
MA Education: Curriculum and Instruction*
MA Education: Training and Development*

Department of Counseling and Special Education

MA Counseling: School Counseling*
MA Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling*
MA Counseling: Addiction Counseling*
MA Special Education: The Master Teacher*

Department of Educational Leadership

MA Educational Leadership*
MA Higher Education Administration
EdS General Educational Administration*
EdD Educational Leadership* (online program)
PhD Educational Leadership (not accepting admissions at this time)
  Graduate Certificate in College Teaching*


Department of Fashion, Interior Design, and Merchandising


 Apparel Product Development & Merchandising Technology*

Department of Teacher Education & Professional Development

MA Learning, Design, and Technology*
MA Reading and Literacy K-12*
MA Teacher Leadership*
DET Educational Technology*
  Graduate Certificate in Learning, Design, and Technology

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

MA Speech-Language Pathology
AuD Audiology

School of Health Sciences

MS Exercise Physiology
MHA Health Administration*
MPH Public Health: Public Health Practice Concentration*
DHA Health Administration* (online program)
  Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Leadership*
  Graduate Certificate in International Health*


Department of Physical Education & Sport

MA Sport Administration

School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences

MS Nutrition and Dietetics
MS Physician Assistant
DPT Physical Therapy

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Programs

MA Cultural Resourcement Management
  Graduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management


Department of English Language and Literature

MA English Language & Literature
MA English Language & Literature: Creative Writing
MA English Language & Literature: Children’s/Young Adult Literature
MA English Composition & Communication
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department of History

MA History
MA History - Joint
PhD History - Joint
  Graduate Certificate in European History
  Graduate Certificate in Modern History
  Graduate Certificate in United States History


Department of Political Science and Public Administration

MPA Public Administration*
MPA Public Administration: Nonprofit Management*
MPA Public Administration: State & Local Government*
  Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
  Graduate Certificate in Citizen Engagement


Department of Psychology

MS Experimental Psychology
MA Industrial/Organizational Psychology
SPsyS Psychological Services
PhD Clinical Psychology
PhD Applied Experimental Psychology
PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PhD School Psychology

College of Medicine

MD Medicine

College of Science and Engineering

Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Programs

MS Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
PhD Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
PhD Earth and Ecosystem Science
 PhD Neuroscience
 MS Neuroscience
PhD Science of Advanced Materials
  Graduate Certificate in Data Mining


Department of Biology

MS Biology
MS Biology - Conservation

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

MS Chemistry
MA Teaching Chemistry: College

Department of Computer Science

MS Computer Science

School of Engineering and Technology

MS Engineering

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

MS Geographic Information Science

Department of Mathematics

MA Mathematics
PhD Mathematical Sciences

Department of Physics

MS Physics

Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences


Applied Statistics and Analytics 


Graduate Certificate in Actuarial Science

See Academic Overview for a list of accelerated degree programs.

*Some programs are offered are offered online or at Global Campus locations.