Full-Time, Part-Time and Non-Degree Options

The MSCI program can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis depending on your goal.

Most of the courses take place in the late afternoons or early evenings to account for those who work during the day.

Full-Time

The program is designed so that a full-time student completes his/her coursework in 4 semesters (including Summer Sessions I & II).  Practicum and thesis components of the program should begin near completion of the coursework and the time frame for finishing them will be determined on a student-by-student basis by the program director or assistant director.

A full-time student is enrolled in 12-18 credits per academic semester (Fall and Spring).  The full-time tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year is $42,400.00/year ($21,200.00/semester).

Part-Time

Part-time students must register for at least 4 but not more than 11 credits each academic semester until all course requirements are fulfilled. The part-time tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year (Fall and Spring) is $1,325.00 per credit hour

Non-Degree Option

A number of individuals who are uncertain as to whether they want to enroll in the program have the option of taking a one or two of the MSCI courses as a non-degree student, and may then make their decision about completing the MSCI application process. We allow the transfer toward the MSCI degree of up to 2 MSCI courses taken as a non-degree student.  Applicants must submit a copy of the Application for Admission, indicating the specific objectives of the studies/courses sought.  In addition, the applicant must submit [with the application] the nonrefundable application fee.

Non-Degree Costs:    $1,325.00 per credit hour;  plus a $40 Registration fee; plus a $10 Program fee; plus a $75 Application fee.

Non-degree applicants are not eligible for University sources of financial aid or aid that requires matriculation in a degree program.

Non-Degree Application Process

If you are interested in taking a course as a non-degree student, please follow these directions for completing the online application for admission.

Spring/Fall Registration form for Non-degree students