2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Sciences (M.S.) - Adult Development in the Workplace Specialization

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Program Contact/Coordinator

Jay Trenhaile, Department Head
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Wenona Hall 312, Box 507
E-mail: jay.trenhaile@sdstate.edu

Program Information

The goal of the M.S. specializing in Adult Development in the Workplace graduate program is to provide advanced, professional education and research expertise that focuses on improving individual, family, and community well-being. Students pursuing this degree specialization will be prepared to become knowledgeable training and development specialists in business and industry to ensure the needs of adults are understood and met in the workplace. Students who successfully complete this specialization will earn a Master of Science in Human Sciences specializing in Adult Development in the Workplace.

Course Delivery Format

The department offers coursework through face to face instruction on campus in Brookings with some limited online courses.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees

Master of Science  Option A - Thesis 36 Credit Hours
  Option C - Coursework Only 36 Credit Hours

Total Required Credits: 36 (Option A & C)

Additional Admission Requirements

GRE: Not Required
TOEFL: Department Requirements of 525 paper-based, 71 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

  • STEP 1: Applicant Applies to the Graduate School
    • Apply to the Graduate School at least two months before the FCS/ADW deadline to allow for processing
    • Graduate School applications received after the FCS/ADW deadline will be denied and referred to the next semester
    • The minimum GPA to apply is 2.75, however a 3.0 or higher is desired
    • GRE is not required
  • STEP 2: Applicant Applies to the FCS or AWD Program 
    • Applicants to the FCS/ADW programs must submit the documents below by April 1 for fall admission or October 1 for spring admission. Late or incomplete applications will be denied.
    • Resume
    • A one page, typed goal statement explaining your professional goals and how completion of this degree will assist you in meeting those goals
    • Three letters of recommendation prepared within the past year; one letter must come from an academic professor.
  • STEP 3: Admissions Decision
    • Complete admission files will be reviewed by faculty for an admissions decision. The Graduate School will notify the applicant via email about their admission status.

General Requirements

Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .

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