Graduate study and research in the College of Education place primary emphasis on bridging the gap between theory and practice--between research and the everyday educational and human problems that confront students, teachers, counselors, curriculum workers, administrators, and other professionals in related fields. Practice and internships coupled with research constitute the components of our advanced programs. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged when appropriate.
All professional education programs are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Counselor Education Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and CORE.
Detailed information concerning graduate programs is available from the Office of Graduate Studies, College of Education, Ohio University, McCracken Hall 124, Athens OH 45701-2979.
The minimum number of credit hours varies depending on program requirements and, when applicable, standards for certification license. Specific admissions criteria for admission and program requirements are available from the Office of Graduate Studies, College of Education.
Master's programs are offered in several areas of professional education:
If admitted to a doctoral program, you are expected to apply for admission to advanced studies after two quarters of coursework. Admission is based on review of your progress, faculty recommendations, completion of at least nine hours of course credit.
Doctoral candidates are required to successfully complete a written and oral comprehensive examination and an acceptable dissertation.
You are assisted throughout your program of study by a faculty advisor and a doctoral program committee.
Specific information regarding criteria for admission, financial assistance, scholarships, etc., is available from the Office of Graduate Studies, College of Education, McCracken Hall 124.
Note: If you have earned a master's degree in education at Ohio University and plan to take additional coursework in education, you must reapply for admission through the Office of Graduate Student Services.
Alternative admission may be granted if you do not meet the required grade-point average or test score on one of the required standardized tests. Alternative admission may be based on the achievement of a compensating test score, successful completion of an interview with program area faculty, or such factors as extensive work experience or outstanding recommendations.