Arkansas State University-Jonesboro (ASU) was founded in 1909 as an agricultural school. However, it has recently enjoyed consistent ranking as a leading producer of K-12 teachers and administrators in Arkansas. It is accredited by the Higher Training Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools. More recently, online master’s degree programs have been made available and can be completed in as short as 20 months.
Some of the online programs offered by ASU include MSE in Educational Leadership, MSE in Curriculum and Instruction, MSE in Educational Theory and Practice, and many others. Professional certification programs are likewise offered. Tuition rate varies depending on the program. Financial aid is available to qualified students. It usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the completion of the financial aid process thus applications are advised to be submitted as soon as possible.
Relevant information pertaining to the admissions process and the financial aid process can be readily provided by an admissions and financial aid advisor, respectively. Students can also inquire from the university help desk. Students wishing to receive credit for previous graduate work can submit their official transcripts to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
The MSE online programs charge a different tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students. However, certification programs charge a uniform tuition rate regardless of residency. Professors teaching on-campus are the same ones handling the online programs and ably supported by teaching assistants. Program coursework can be completed in as short as 20 months using the time that is most convenient to the students.