Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a public university that is a part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. There are some programs at Slippery Rock that are offered in tandem with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, another member of PSSHE. The public university has been accredited by 16 different accrediting bodies, like the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Slippery Rock offers a selection of graduate programs over the net. These are wide in topic and far-reaching in academics. Many of the programs require a previous degree to have been completed at the bachelor’s level, others require a few more pre-requisite qualifications. Grad students can learn about Criminology & Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Nursing, Special Education, and Park & Recreation/Environmental Education.
To get a feel for Slippery Rock’s online programs, one can examine the Criminal Justice program. This program spans 36 credits and leads to a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. One can complete their master’s thesis or opt out of the thesis with an internship. There are options for Community Corrections.
The coursework dives into the subjects of Advance Criminological Theory, Research Methods in Criminology, as well as Methodological Statistics. This makes the program most suitable for professionals in the field of Criminal Justice to increase their rank or earning potential. Some course titles addressed in the program are Correctional Administration, Criminal Justice Ethics, Administration of Justice, Individual & Group Interventions Victimology, and Criminal Justice & the Multicultural Community.
There is one program for Elementary Education that specializes in K-8 Math and Science. There is also one program for Nursing that leads to certification as a School Nurse. Special Education programs include Master Teacher Program, Mentally & Physically Handicapped Certification, School Supervision, and School Supervision Post-Masters Certification. The remaining programs are Environmental Education and Park & Resource Management, under the Park & Recreation/Environmental Education category.
As a public university, rates differ dependent upon the student’s status of residence. Students that are residents of the state of Pennsylvania pay $5,358 per year for full-time study and/or $223 per credit hour. Non-residents pay $8,038 and $558, respectively.
For graduate students, a full-time year of education comes at the cost of $6,430 per year. For part-time study, that rate is $357 per credit hour. 25% of students receive financial aid directly from the state university itself. The mean amount received is $2,085 per student per year.
There are a variety of scholarships available to all students and all students fill out a form to apply for this grouping of aid. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, but others are awarded on a need basis. FAFSA is available to all students and has been known to give each of its applicants at least some grant contributions to work with.