The graduate curriculum at SOU offers a wide variety of programs tailored to the needs of our diverse student body.students

Programs in management, education, counseling, and environmental education, to name a few, are geared to developing and enhancing student abilities in their chosen career paths. Students can expect meaningful and up-to-date coursework provided by a well-qualified, caring faculty. Students develop a program of study in consultation with designated advisors, subject to the major program and graduate study requirements.

Each graduate program at SOU is administered by its respective academic division or program.

Students seeking information about specific programs should contact the graduate coordinator of the academic program regarding the graduate degree or licensing program.

For general questions, you may also call 541-552-7672 for directory assistance, or contact SOU Admissions at or 541-552-6411.

Ready to apply? Please see admission instructions on the program pages below:


Three of SOU's graduate programs are designated as Western Regional Graduate Programs (WRGP) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Environmental Education, and Outdoor and Expedition Leadership. 

Students in these four programs who are from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming can qualify for the in-state graduate tuition rate. Please visit the individual program web page for more information.

NOTE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: If you are nearing graduation from one of the academic programs here, please meet with your advisor to confirm that all requirements have been met or are in progress, then submit the Application for Master's Degree.

Graduate Coordinators

Business: Master in Business Administration

Dr. René Ordoñez


Education: MS in Education (MSEd)

Dr. Amy Belcastro


Education: Master of Arts in Teaching

Dr. Erin Gravelle (Early Childhood, Elementary)


Dr. Jesse Longhurst (Middle, High School)


Education: MA/MS in Education, Special Education (SPED)

Dr. Jo-Anne Lau-Smith


Education: Administrative Licensure (IAL/CAL)

Dr. Renee Owen


Environmental Education: Master of Science in Environmental Education

Dr. Arielle Halpern

Dr. Teresa Coker



World Languages and Cultures: Master of Arts in Spanish Language Teaching

Dr. Anne Connor


Music: Master of Music in Performance

Dr. Terry Longshore


Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Master of Outdoor Adventure and Expedition Leadership

Adam Elson


Psychology: MA/MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Cody Christopherson


Theatre: Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design

Dr. Deborah Rosenberg


Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Dan DeNeui




Graduate Studies
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