2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Master’s Degrees

All master’s degree programs are selective and require departmental permission before admission and registration for any graduate courses. Students should contact the appropriate department for special requirements.  A minimum of 30 credits is required for a master’s degree.  Some programs are more than 30 credits.  Check specific programs for degree requirements.

Ball State University offers the following master’s degrees: master of architecture (MArch), master of arts (MA), master of arts in education (MAE), master of business administration (MBA), master of fine arts (MFA), master of landscape architecture (MLA), master of music (MM), master of public administration (MPA), master of science (MS), master of social work (MSW), master of urban and regional planning (MURP), and master of urban design (MUD).


Graduate minors are available for certain disciplines.  Students wishing to take a minor should consult with their graduate program director.  The graduate program director for the student must approve the minor as part of the student’s program of study.  Minors must have a curriculum that is approved through the University governance process and that appears in the Graduate Catalog.  

Plan of Study

A student’s plan of study, including the major area and electives (and minor if applicable), will be selected in consultation with the appropriate department chairperson or delegated representative who serves as the student’s departmental advisor.