Dual Enrollment Admission
A dual enrollment option is available for master's students who wish to earn simultaneously a Master of Science with majors in Educational Research and Mental Health Counseling. Only these two majors may be combined in this manner. A description of program requirements for the Educational Research/Mental Health Counseling program is provided following the program description for the master's program in Educational Research later in this chapter.
Dual enrollment applicants to the M.S. major in Educational Research and the M.S. major in Mental Health Counseling must meet all entrance requirements and follow the application procedures for each of the separate majors. Participation in the dual enrollment program is contingent upon the student's being admitted to both majors prior to completion of either program and approval of the program director (William L. Curlette). Students who apply simultaneously for both majors but who are admitted to only one will be admitted to that major and may reapply for the other by the deadline for a subsequent academic term.
Educational Research/Mental Health Counseling
The Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services offer a dual enrollment, master's-level program leading to a Master of Science degree with majors in Educational Research and Mental Health Counseling. This program provides the Educational Research student a content area in which to apply the educational research methodology and provides the Mental Health Counseling student the capability to combine research and evaluation with counseling in his or her work setting. In general, this dual degree program provides the student with increased career opportunities both within academia and in the work setting.
Degree requirements are the same as those for each separate major. The one required courses from the Mental Health Counseling major that may be counted toward the Educational Research major is EPRS 7900. Additionally, nine semester hours of electives in the Educational Research program may be courses used to complete professional studies or major requirements in the Mental Health Counseling program. Students are responsible for making sure they meet all prerequisites for courses taken in this program.