College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership, and an Education Specialist degree. The Master of Science degree is available in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. Most graduate degrees in Education and Counselor Education are also offered at the Stetson University Center at Celebration.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is designed for certified educators. The degree requires a minimum of 30 credits of coursework which includes an internship and action research project. Applicants are required to have a minimum of two years of professional teaching experience. 

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

The Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing (Prose or Poetry in an Expanded Field), encourages students to grow as both writers and global citizens. The program requires four “working” residencies as well as a fifth “graduation” residency in which the student offers both a public reading and craft lecture. January residencies are held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. June residencies are held abroad. Between residencies, students exchange “packets” of work with their instructor. The program culminates with a book-length or equivalent project.

Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science degree in counselor education is offered in two areas.

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling requires a minimum of 60 credits. No thesis is required, but students must enroll in a practicum, participate in two internships, pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination, and successfully present their portfolio prior to graduating from the program.

The Master of Science in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling requires a minimum of 60 credits. No thesis is required, but students must enroll in a practicum, participate in two internships, pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination, and successfully present their portfolio prior to graduating from the program.

Dual Major options are available in Counseling. If a student wishes to graduate from two counseling specialty areas concurrently, he or she must meet the degree requirements for both CACREP accredited specialties. This would include meeting the curricular requirements for each specialty and a minimum of a 600 clock hour internship for each specialty. The awarding of the degrees must occur simultaneously.