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7.4.6 Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) Degree Programs

The MA and MS degrees are specialized master's degrees designed to prepare students for professional positions in business, management, and related fields, and to serve as preparation for study toward a doctoral degree. The MA degree is offered in economics and management and the MS degree is offered in finance, marketing, operations management and applied statistics. Program missions and prerequisites vary by field and are described in the following sections pertaining to each curriculum.

 

Admission Requirements

Additional information is in the Admission Criteria section of this catalog and may be outlined in the individual program descriptions in this catalog.

 

MA and MS Degree Requirements

The master of arts and the master of science degree with a major field of specialization is granted upon the completion of at least 30 semester hours of graduate work in accordance with the requirements of the University of Alabama Graduate School under Plan II.

 

A maximum of 6 hours of 400-level coursework may be accepted for an MA or MS degree program, but only if a form for Approval of 400-Level Course Work for Master's Credit is approved by the Graduate School prior to the semester in which the 400-level coursework will be taken. The remaining courses must be selected from those numbered 500 or above.

Additional information can be found in the Degree Requirements section of this catalog.


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