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Expand your career and salary options, as well as enhance your expertise and life through a Ball State graduate study program.

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Graduate Certificates

Pursue a Ball State graduate certificate to supplement your graduate education in a specific, focused area of study outside of — or related to — your degree program.

Certificate programs are shorter in length than a traditional graduate program, and most are available to any graduate student.

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*Note: In most cases, students pursuing a certificate only are not eligible for financial aid. Exceptions to this statement are noted with an asterisk. Before applying, please check with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to determine if your situation qualifies you for financial aid.

Adult Education
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Classroom Practices for Elementary Teachers
Artist Diploma in Music Performance*
Athletic Coaching Education
Business Essentials for Professionals*
College and University Teaching*
Community College Leadership 
Community Education
Computer Education for Teachers
Corporate Communications
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Digital Design and Fabrication 
Disabilities for Post-Secondary Settings with an Emphasis in Autism
Diversity Studies
Early Childhood Administration
Early Childhood Master Teacher
Education Communications
Elementary Education: Literacy Instruction

Elementary Mathematics Teacher Leadership
Emergency Management and Homeland Security 
Emerging Media and Visual Reporting
Emerging Media Design and Development
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Entrepreneurial Studies in Music
Geographical Information Sciences (GIScience)
Gifted and Talented (High Abilities) Education 
Health Economics, Policy, and Administration
Historic Preservation
Human Development and Learning
Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors (Teen Counseling)
Institutional Research*
Literacy Instruction for Elementary Educators
Literary Journalism

Middle Level Education
Nursing Post-Master's, Family Nurse Practitioner
Planning and Design of Healthcare Environments
Post-Secondary Foundational Mathematics Teaching
Professional Meteorology and Climatology
Professional Sales Management 
Public Administration
Public Relations: Corporate Communications
Public Relations: Education Communications
Qualitative Research in Education
Real Estate Development

Social and Environmental Justice in the Built Environment
Special Education: Response to Intervention (RTI)
Statistical Modeling
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching Writing

* In most cases, students pursuing a certificate only are not eligible for financial aid. Exceptions to this statement are noted with an asterisk.

At Ball State, you can pursue a wide range of master’s degrees to prepare for careers in business, government, education, health care, and more.

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Actuarial Science 
Adult and Community Education
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) with an Emphasis in Autism
Art MFA (Ceramics)
Art MFA (Glass)
Art MFA (Metals)
Art MFA (Sculpture & Intermedia)
Business Administration
Business Education
Career and Technical Education
Clinical Psychology 
Cognitive and Social Processes
Communication Studies
Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Counseling - Rehabilitation Counseling
Counseling - School Counseling
Curriculum and Educational Technology 
Dietetics and Nutrition
Educational Administration and Supervision 
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education
Emerging Media Design and Development
Executive Development for Public Service
Exercise Science: Biomechanics
Exercise Science: Clinical Exercise Physiology
Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology
Exercise Science: Sports Performance
Historic Preservation 
Information and Communication Sciences 
Interior Design
Kinesiology: Athletic Coaching Education
Kinesiology: Athletic Training
Kineisology: Sport Administration
Kineisology: Sport and Exercise Psychology
Landscape Architecture 
Mathematics Education 
Natural Resources and Environmental Management 
Nutrition and Dietetics
Political Science
Post-Secondary Foundational Mathematics
Public Administration 
Public Relations
Quantitative Psychology
School Psychology
Secondary Education 
Social Psychology
Social Psychology and Clinical Mental Health
Social Work
Special Education 
Speech Pathology
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education 
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics
Telecommunications (Digital Storytelling) 
Urban Design
Urban and Regional Planning

We offer two specialist in education (EdS) programs that give you the opportunity to focus more in depth on your studies than pursuing a master’s degree program. You’ll be able to tailor your studies to your specific needs.

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