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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
Artist Diploma in Music Performance*
Athletic Coaching Education
Business Essentials*
College and University Teaching*
Community College Leadership 
Community Education
Computer Education
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Digital Design and Fabrication   
Diversity Studies
Early Childhood Program Administration
Elementary Education: Literacy Instruction
Elementary Mathematics Teacher Leadership
Emergency Management and Homeland Security 
Emerging Media and Visual Reporting
Enhanced Teaching Practice for Elementary Teachers
Geographic Information Science
Gifted and Talented (High Abilities) Education 
Health Economics, Policy, and Administration
Human Development and Learning
Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors (Teen Counseling)
Information and Communication Technologies
Institutional Research*
Interpretative Ethnography
Literary Journalism
Middle Level Education
Middle School Mathematics Education 
Nursing Post-Master's, Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Post-Master's, Nurse Educator
Pre-Master's in Computer Science 
Professional Meteorology and Climatology
Professional Selling and Sales Management 
Public Administration
Public Relations: Corporate Communications 
Public Relations: Education Communications   
Real Estate Development
Social and Environmental Justice
Special Education: Response to Intervention (RTI)
Statistical Modeling

Master's Degrees

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 
Apparel Design
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) with an Emphasis in Autism
Architecture II 
Art MA (Visual Arts Studio)
Art MFA (Animation or Glass)
Business Administration 
Business and Marketing Education 
Career and Technical Education
Clinical Exercise Physiology 
Clinical Psychology
Coaching (online) 
Cognitive and Social Processes 
Communication Studies 
Computer Science 
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 Physiology 
Exercise Science
Family Consumer Sciences, General Option
Fashion Merchandising 
Geological Sciences 
Historic Preservation 
Information and Communication Sciences 
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture 
Mathematics Education 
Natural Resources and Environmental Management 
Physical Education and Sport
Political Science 
Public Administration 
Public Relations
Quantitative Psychology 
Residential Property Management 
Science Education
School Psychology
Secondary Education 
Social Psychology 
Software Engineering
Special Education 
Speech Pathology
Sport Administration
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Sports Performance 
Graduate Program in Student Affairs Administration 
Teaching English to Speakers of  Other Languages (TESOL)
Technology Education 
Telecommunications (Digital Storytelling) 
Urban Design
Urban and Regional Planning 

Specialist in Education Degrees

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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Educational Psychology
School Superintendency