Masters Finishing Course Election


What do the new Master of Arts Action Research finishing courses (GED6094/95) entail?
  • The Master of Arts designates a terminal ending of the candidate’s scholarship; the degree is designed with a Capstone Project (not a five-chapter thesis) that integrates the candidate’s learning in the program with a field-based project that draws conclusions that are practical, relevant, and reflective of the candidate’s teaching or leadership experience.


What do the new Master of Science finishing courses (GED6098/99) entail?

This option is not available for Master of Arts in Teaching candidates

  • The Master of Science prepares a candidate for future scholarship in an area of interest. The candidate completes a five-chapter thesis that includes a relevant literature review, applies research methodology, and critically analyzes data to inform practice and theory. This degree provides a direct pathway into the proposed PLNU Ed.D. doctoral program.