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Some see beauty in art. Others see it in science. Wherever your interests and talents lie, you can take your knowledge to the next level with an advanced degree from the University of Indianapolis.

Graduate Programs Available Through the College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Programs

Applied Sociology

Gain the critical thinking and research skills needed in today's ever-changing world. This degree emphasizes the application of social science research in solving contemporary social problems. Students select one of three concentrations: Community Leadership, an excellent foundation for nonprofit management; Applied Research & Evaluation, focusing on the qualitative and quantitative skills needed for data analysis; and Teaching College Sociology, preparing students as post-secondary instructors.

  • Degree: Master of Arts in Applied Sociology (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Self-paced—students choose when and how many classes to take at a time

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Anthropology

Grow your academic and technical skills in anthropology and archaeology with this in-depth program. Students will attain both theoretical and hands-on training through classroom, lab, and field experiences, then conduct a unique scientific study that culminates in a thesis project. This program is intended for students planning to become a professional archaeologist or go on to doctoral study. Two concentrations are available: Archaeology and Bioarchaeology.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Anthropology (MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Full-time program (typically completed in 2-3 years) with students taking classes during the day.

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Art

Inspire your creativity with a degree that prepares students for teaching, working as an artist, and future advancement in an MFA program. Students develop the capacity to work independently and make effective artistic judgments thanks to the resources offered by the program—namely dedicated studio space and a community of experienced practitioners. This program emphasizes the development of student's individual stylistic approaches in one of three concentrations: Painting, Drawing, and Ceramics.

  • Degree: Master of Arts in Art (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 30-36
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Full-time program (typically completed in 2-3 years) with a mix of both day and evening classes offered.

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

English

Open your teaching possibilities! This MA has only one required course, so students can design a program that matches their career ambitions—in education teaching dual credit, writing, publication, literary criticism, and more. Both thesis (creative and literary) and non-thesis options are available depending on individual goals. Classes meet during the day, evening, and online, allowing students to work full time while attending school. Graduates have a strong track record of acceptance to reputable MFA and PhD programs.

  • Degree: Master of Arts in English (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Classes meet face-to- face with the exception of some hybrid classes (which meet partially in-person and partially online) and a few available online-only courses.
    • On-campus classes (daytime or evening available) meet once a week for 3 hours or twice a week for 1 ½ hours each session.

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

History

Learn the significance of past events that can shape future thinking. With a strong focus in U.S. history, students have the freedom to explore various topics and classes while fulfilling the degree requirements. In addition to core history courses, students may take electives from related disciplines to broaden their experience. This program provides excellent preparation for a doctoral degree, entering politics or public service, teaching dual credit at the high school level, and is also suited simply for those with a passion for history. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.

  • Degree: Master of Arts in History (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Classes run on regular semester schedule, meeting face-to- face in the evenings
    • Summer classes run on an accelerated schedule, also in the evenings

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Human Biology

Learn the intricacies of human biology with this renowned program. No other biology master's program in the nation involves students in this level of forensic studies. Class sizes are small and meet in UIndy's Archeology & Forensics Lab, Molecular Anthropology Lab, and Human Gross Anatomy Lab. Opportunities for fieldwork often begin in the first semester, depending on a student's area of specialization—ranging from human variation to trauma analysis. A typical student is in residence for three years.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Human Biology (MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Full-time program, with classes traditionally held during the day

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

International Relations

Gain an insightful perspective on world affairs. As the only program of its type in Indiana, it provides a unique education in the relative political and economic power of states, the role of regional and international organizations, and the existence and resolution of international conflict. There are numerous opportunities for international study thanks to UIndy's global partnerships, and Indianapolis offers many internship opportunities within the field of international relations. Graduate students have gone on to get jobs in diverse areas including government agencies, nonprofit organizations, multinational corporations, and academia.

  • Degree: Master of Arts in International Relations (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 38-39
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Classes run on a regular semester schedule, meeting face-to- face in the evenings

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Social Practice Art

Put your talent to work. Social Practice Art provides another avenue for students with an undergraduate degree in the arts in which to share their already established skills and talents with the community. Students will gain hands-on experience through the actual practice of site-specific, public work in preparation for a future artistic practice/career in art that engages people and communities.

  • Degree: Master of Arts in Social Practice Art (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 30
  • Tuition: $614 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Full-time, one- or two-year program with evening classes
    • Mix of on-campus and off-campus coursework

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Anatomical Sciences

Students studying anatomical science gain a deep understanding of human and mammalian structure and function at both the gross and cellular levels. This degree is particularly valuable for those attempting to qualify for professional programs such as medical or dental school. In addition, students interested in teaching anatomy will find value from a degree in anatomical sciences.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Anatomical Sciences (MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 30
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Full-time or part-time program with classes traditionally held during the day on campus

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The certificate program consists of the four core courses of the master's program. It's intended to help students who are interested in applying to medical school build strong credentials and impressive résumés, increasing their chances for admission and success.

  • Total Credit Hours: 18
  • Tuition: $522 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Courses are offered in a traditional face-to- face format during the day

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Master's Programs

Master of Arts in Public Relations NEW!

Developing, managing and nurturing a reputation or brand using public relations requires a dynamic set of skills. It's storytelling at its very best. Public relations is a creative, progressive and strategic discipline that, when practiced with great social care and responsibility, can help shape public perception. Are you ready to acquire new knowledge and skills to advance your career? Start shaping your narrative with a Master of Arts in Public Relations from UIndy.

  • Degree: Master of Arts in Public Relations (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Tuition: $536 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Classes are delivered in a hybrid format–primarily on-site with some online coursework.

*Tuition based on 2019-2020 tuition rates.

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