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Graduate School

Graduate School

The graduate school is a more comprehensive study of a particular field. After a normal four-year or the equivalent undergraduate degree, students may elect to go to Superior State University’s graduate school. If the undergraduate degree is not in the same or a related field, some undergraduate courses may be required during the probationary period before official admission to the graduate school. Each department head or one of Superior State University’s academic evaluators determines the amount of courses that a particular student needs to graduate.

A normal full-time Master’s Degree, a Master of Science (M.S., M.Sc.), a Master of Arts (M.A.) or a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) usually requires 2 to 4 years of full time study. Part time students usually double the time required for graduation. Usually 100 academic credits are needed for graduation. Often a dissertation is also required, especially in Superior State University’s Executive Degree Program (EDP) program. Altho there are general entrance and graduation requirements, each department has different specific criteria.

The next academic step in the Superior State University graduate school is the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.). A full time student needs 3 to 5 years of in-depth study after the master’s degree before graduation. Check individual departments for specific courses and time requirements.


Most undergraduate courses of study can be continued into our graduate school. Individual course exemptions or additions can be made and are encouraged to be applied. Individual programs can also be personally designed to meet the needs of each student. Certain classroom course restrictions may occur because of resource problems in a particular area. For example, lack of qualified teachers in a specific field may limit programs at certain campuses.