Flexible online degree programs
The College of Liberal and Applied Arts offers two degree programs that can be completed entirely online. These programs are ideally suited for working students who cannot travel to Nacogdoches or those students who merely need scheduling flexibility.
The college’s online programs make it possible to earn a degree from home, and all you need is a computer and internet access! Learn more about SFA ONLINE.
Online programs in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts
Master of Arts in mass communication
The Department of Mass Communication offers a unique graduate program that will allow you to advance your career options in an exciting and fast-paced industry.
The Master of Arts in mass communication offers three specializations:
- advertising and public relations
Students in the program may choose to pursue a thesis option, a nonthesis option or a media project option. All coursework for the program is completed online. Additional opportunities such as internships and graduate assistantships may be available.
Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration program prepares students for management and leadership positions both in the public sector and in nonprofit organizations.
The program is designed to meet the needs of both pre-service and in-service students seeking professional credentials by providing online classes, special research projects, internships and graduate assistantships. The program combines academic expertise with real-world experiences to provide you with outstanding opportunities to connect knowledge with practice.
Requirements for the Master of Public Administration are:
- submission and approval of degree plan prior to completion of first 12 course hours
- a total of 36 graduate credit hours from specified public administration courses
- selection and approval of a faculty member to serve as chair of the capstone committee
- and completion of the public administration capstone project (included in 36 graduate hours).
The final three hours can be taken as an internship, or as determined by your director and/or faculty advisor. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.