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Master's Programs

Advanced studies are offered in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Teacher Education, and other subject areas for professional development or to help you prepare for a new career.

Master of Agricultural and Extension Education

A master's program designed for agricultural teachers, extension agents and other professionals involved in agriculture education. Requires 36 credit hours; no thesis required. All required courses are offered online.

Master of Animal Science

A distance education version of the Master of Animal Science degree, designed to give students a deeper academic background in subdisciplines associated with the field of Animal Science including nutrition, physiology, genetics, biotechnology and animal management.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching is an accelerated M.A. degree combined with State of North Carolina teacher licensure. It can be completed in a year and a half of full-time study. It is NOT an online program, but offered on-site (with some online courses) in Wake County, NC.

Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Intended for working professionals wishing to pursue advanced study, but not desiring a career in research. Requires 30 credit hours. No thesis is required.

Master of Business Administration (MBA@RTP)

This part-time MBA program accommodates busy professional schedules and helps graduates advance their current careers or prepare for new ones. Offered in flexible, face-to-face format at Research Triangle Park, NC, the program can be completed in under three years.

Master of Business Administration (Online)

The Jenkins Online MBA features award-winning faculty, innovative curriculum, and affordable tuition in a two-year program for working professionals. Students are accepted for the fall semester only. All courses are taught online, excepting two mandatory residency courses.

Master of Civil Engineering

Areas of concentration include construction engineering and management, geotechnical, structures and mechanics, transportation systems, and water resources. Requires 30 credit hours. No thesis required. The GRE admission requirement may be waived in some cases.

Master of Computer Science

Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in computer science or computer engineering. Requires 31 credit hours. No thesis is required. The GRE is required for all applicants.

Master of Education in Adult and Community College Education

The M.Ed. in Adult and Community College Education prepares those working in adult education for leadership and teaching positions. The focus is on the study and practice of teaching, learning, leading, and education-planning for individuals, groups, and society.

Master of Education in Counselor Education

Students specialize in one of three counseling areas: School, College, or Clinical Mental Health. The 60-credit-hour program must be completed in six years. Mostly online, but some on-campus classes required in the final year. Currently open only to North Carolina residents.

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