Students pursuing the STL MS degree are required to complete five core courses (15 credits) in addition to five (5) electives (15 credits). These electives may include a project (3 credit hours) or thesis (6 credit hours), both of which would qualify as the culminating degree experience. If neither a project or thesis is selected, then an ePortfolio is required.

The student’s major advisor must approve all proposed programs of study, including the elective courses to be counted towards the degree. For the project and thesis options, a STL faculty member must agree to serve as the project/thesis advisor.

Core courses


Culminating Experience

Students opting for the Master's Thesis or Master's Project must have submitted a proposal to their major advisor before registering for either course. A topic must be approved prior to enrollment.