College of Arts & Sciences
Low Residency Creative Writing, MFA
Mississippi University for Women has been approved to offer a Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing. Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, we anticipate launching the program in August of 2015. It is a 48-hour program that can be completed in two to three years (or longer if students choose to attend part time). Students take online classes, combined with two types of brief residency classes. Online classes include Graduate Writing Workshops in Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Playwriting, Translation, and Writing for New Media, as well as Literature and Form classes.
Physical Theatre, MFA
The Master of Fine Arts program at MUW is offered in partnership with the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo in Italy's Tuscany region. It is the culmination of research and experimentation with diverse yet interrelated European performance trends broadly defined as Physical Theatre.
The school has recently developed a 200-square-meter facility in the historic center of Arezzo, complementing the Villa Godiola - the Accademia's main campus - a short distance from the city walls.
The program brings together some of the most innovative approaches currently available in Europe. Rooted in the spirit of the Commedia dell'arte, the ethos of the actor-creator, the curriculum provides a high level of technical training for actors, while fully preparing them to devise and create their own performance style. It is contextualized by the ongoing study of history, aesthetics and social theory.
The ultimate goal of the program is to launch students into the world as confident, creative and autonomous artists with a strongly developed aesthetic sensibility that unites the wonder of performance with a genuine search for human meaning.
Women's Leadership, MA
Developing and understanding women’s leadership requires a foundational knowledge of leadership theory, and practical skills. The M.A. in Women’s Leadership combines a first-rate education with a highly qualified, supportive multi-disciplinary faculty, hands-on experience, and career-enhancing skills.
College of Business & Professional Studies
Global Commerce, MS
The world is getting smaller every day.
Global commerce is big business in Mississippi. Last year, according to the Mississippi World Trade Center, Mississippi companies exported $11 billion in goods overseas. Dozens of companies in the Magnolia State have international offices, and every year more and more international corporations are setting up operations here.
The Master's of Science in Global Commerce is ideal for an individual who works for a multinational firm and has to collaborate with global partners. With two areas of concentration, students can choose between a Digital Marketing concentration or a Information and Communications Technology concentration.
Students entering the program choose a country or region of focus, adding to a Regional Studies Portfolio through the four semester program. Upon completion of the program, our students have a unique mastery of their region of focus.
College of Education & Human Sciences
Building upon The W’s rich tradition of preparing teacher candidates for the profession, the Graduate Programs in Education offer options for career teachers to expand and improve their expertise in the field – serving gifted populations, expanding reading and literacy, and leading schools. The college also offers an alternate path to becoming a teacher through the Master of Arts in Teaching.
Graduates of these programs are consistently recognized for their professionalism and excellence in teaching. All W programs in education are fully accredited through NCATE (CAEP).
Graduates of the all-online Master of Science in Health Education work in communities, schools, healthcare settings, and government agencies to improve the quality of health. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Exam.
College of Nursing & Speech-Language Pathology
The MUW Graduate Nursing Program was established in 1975 to offer a plan of study leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
This historic program has maintained full nursing accreditation status since its initial accreditation.
Master of Science in Nursing
Currently, there is one clinical track leading to eligibility to sit for national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
The Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology graduate program enables students to develop professional knowledge and clinical skills.
Post Graduate APRN Certificate Program
There are two Post Graduate APRN Certificate Programs (RN to FNP and APRN to FNP Track). One for individuals who are not nurse practitioners but hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree (the RN to FNP option), and one for nurse practitioners who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree but are nationally certified in another specialty (the MSN APRN to FNP option).
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is offered specifically for nurse practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge base concerning safe and effective primary patient care for diverse populations.
Applications are due April 1 for nursing masters level programs and June 1 for the doctoral program.