Sep 20, 2020  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Degrees

Nature and Purpose of Graduate Study

Graduate work consists of advanced study in focused or specialized programs. There are generally two components of graduate study: coursework and independent study, the latter often leading to a report, thesis, dissertation, or creative presentation. In some areas, internships, field studies, and other professional experiences may also be an integral part of the program. The proportion of each type of study varies according to the previous training of the student and the nature of the major area.

The objective of graduate study is to develop intellectual depth and to provide the specialized training necessary to a career in teaching, in research, or in the professions. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge, methods, and skills needed for scholarly teaching, original research and problem solving, intellectual leadership, creative expression, and other modes of achievement in the student’s discipline.

Graduate Degrees Granted

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers course work leading to the following graduate degrees:

Master’s Degrees

Accounting MAcc
Art (Studio Art) MA, MFA
Biology MS
Business MBA
Communication MA
Computer Science MS
Counseling MS
Curriculum and Instruction MS
Early Childhood Education MS
Educational Administration MS
Elementary Education MS
English MA
Environmental Science MS
Fisheries & Mariculture MS
Geospatial Surveying Engineering MS
History MA
Instructional Design and Educational Technology MS
Kinesiology MS
Marine Biology MS
Mathematics MS
Nursing MSN
Psychology MA
Public Administration MPA
Reading MS
Secondary Education MS
Special Education

Doctoral Degrees and Other Terminal Degrees

Coastal and Marine System Science PhD
Counselor Education PhD
Curriculum and Instruction PhD
Educational Leadership EdD
Marine Biology PhD
Studio Art MFA

Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Certificates

Alternative Certification of Educators

Bilingual Education (EC-6)

Clinical Laboratory Science

Educational Diagnostician

English as a Second Language

Gifted and Talented

Health Care Administration

Homeland Security


Geographic Information Systems


Reading Specialist

School Counselor