Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration

Angie Adamick, Program Director
A graduate program leading to the degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) is offered through the Breech School of Business Administration. The MBA program has a broad managerial orientation with discipline-specific electives.

Courses emphasize analytical thinking and managerial problem solving. Extensive use is made of the case method and teamwork. An undergraduate degree in business administration is not required for admission to the program. A description of the MBA program may be accessed online at www.drury.edu/MBA. The Breech School of Business MBA program is nationally accredited by the AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 3362 (813)769-6500, accreditation@aacsb.edu and by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Master of Arts in Communication

Charles Taylor, Program Director
The Master of Arts in Communication, with emphases in integrated marketing communications and organizational leadership and change, requires 30 hours of credit, usually taken in 10 courses. Each emphasis has a core of courses required of all students. Elective courses are selected, in consultation with the student’s advisor, from a list of professional or liberal arts electives. Coursework may be completed through full-time or part-time enrollment and by taking a combination of both seated and online classes. An undergraduate degree in communication is not required for admission to the program.

The Master of Arts in Communication enables working professionals and marketing, business and communication students success in becoming knowledgeable communication managers. The major objective of the program is to produce communicators who understand the importance of communication integration and who can manage all forms and aspects of an organization’s communication.

Master in Education

Asikaa Cosgrove, Program Director
Drury University offers a 36-39 credit hour graduate program for teachers leading to the Master in Education degree (M.Ed.). Courses are scheduled seated and online, as well as evenings and weekends.

Information describing specific graduate education programs can be accessed online at www.drury.edu/education and in the M. Ed. Section of this catalog. Drury University offers the M.Ed. program on the Springfield campus and selected degree completion options at the Fort Leonard Wood/St. Robert location.

Master of Arts in Nonprofit and Civic Leadership

Charles Taylor, Program Director
The Master of Arts in Nonprofit and Civic Leadership requires 30 hours of credit, usually taken in 10 courses. Coursework may be completed through full-time or part-time enrollment and by taking a combination of seated and online classes. Elective courses are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.

This interdisciplinary program emphasizes leadership, governance, visioning and planning, advocacy, resource management, and performance measurement. The integration of theory and practice enables working professionals to adopt a holistic and strategic approach to leading nonprofit organizations and community-based initiatives.

Master of Arts in Visual Arts

Sarrita Hunn, director
The Master of Arts in Visual Arts (MART) program offers an intensive three summer residency experience with an international roster of visiting artists, an artist-centered approach to modern and contemporary art history, theory and criticism, and supports individualized portfolio and professional development.

By combining artist residency and graduate program structures, the MART degree program bridges an academic undergraduate education and a professional art practice. The curriculum consists of three summer sessions of intensive artistic engagement that include studio and seminar courses (six credits of studio and three credits of seminar totaling 9 credits) plus an online seminar (Dialogues and Practices) resulting in a total of 30 hours of coursework for which a Master of Arts in Visual Arts degree will be granted.

This interdisciplinary program benefits emerging and aspiring artists who hold an undergraduate degree (from any field) who wish to develop their art practice, artists who wish to develop a portfolio for application to MFA programs, and art educators wanting to pursue their Master’s degree during the summer months. For more information please see http://www.drury.edu/siva or contact Sarrita Hunn, shunn@drury.edu.