Master of Education (M.Ed.) - Professional Studies

Mission

The Mission of the Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Professional Studies is to prepare students as reflective and responsive professionals who develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions critical to understanding and contributing to their respective individual concentration areas of study.

Program Overview

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in Professional Studies is a flexible graduate program designed to prepare you with the practical knowledge and intellectual capabilities to be meet emerging needs of diverse professional work environments. The online delivery format gives you the flexibility to earn an advanced degree while remaining at a distant location.

A Professional Studies degree provides you with the opportunity to design your personal path to learning. Our expert faculty advisors will help you build a curriculum based on your academic interests and career or professional goals. Customizing your learning across multiple disciplines will allow you to meet the demands of emerging fields and changing educational landscapes and industries. When designing a learning pathway, you can choose online courses from the following areas of study:

  • Literacy
  • Special Education
  • Digital Media and Learning

Student who would like to take classes on campus or in a hybrid format (part online and part on-campus), can choose from the following areas:

Business Administration – Project Management
Business Administration – Human Resources Management
Fitness and Wellness

Curriculum Requirements

The Professional Studies curriculum is comprised of (a) 9-credit hours of core graduate courses, and (b) a 21-credit hour professional plan of study based on your academic interests and professional goals.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit admissions application to the Office of Admissions. Apply online now fairmontstate.edu apply
  • Pay $50 application fee along with application
  • Submit official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Millers Analogies Test (MAT), or Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Exam

Application forms can be found at graduatestudiesforms

    Application Deadlines

    • Fall Deadline: August 1st
    • Spring Deadline: January 1st
    • Summer Deadline: May 1st

    Program Cost

    WV Resident: $390 per credit hour
    Non-resident; $508 per credit hour

    M.Ed. in Professional Studies Program Contact:

    Dr. Valerie Morphew
    Professor of Education
    334 Education Building
    (304) 367-4664
    Valerie.Morphew@fairmontstate.edu