Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the MACSC program?

Students can complete the MACSC program in as little as 18 months by taking two or three courses per semester.

Is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required?

No. We require students to have completed an undergraduate degree. Our careful review of applications, resumes and prior education accomplishments allows us to predict success in the program.

What is the tuition rate and how much will the MACSC program cost?

Please view the current Graduate School Tuition & Fees page.

When will I hear about admissions?

Generally, an admission decision will be sent to applicants within two to three weeks after the receipt of a completed application file.  A completed application file includes the application form (completed online), official transcripts, resume, and a $30 application fee.

When is the application deadline?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  While there is no particular deadline, it is suggested that applicants ensure that all required items are received at our office at least one month prior to the start of the semester of intended enrollment. 

How often will courses be offered

Courses will be offered in an asynchronous format allowing for flexible schedules on an ongoing rotation.

How are textbooks purchased?

Textbook information can be found on each course syllabus. Students will be responsible for purchasing textbooks and required material. Professors will list complete textbook information including the ICN and the publisher’s web address.

Who will serve as the student's academic adviser?

The Academic Advisors in the Graduate, Online, and Adult Center for Academic Support will serve as the student's academic advisor. They will assist with course planning, registration, and program review . Students are also encouraged to seek advice from faculty members, especially regarding career planning and which courses to take.

Is there a corporate reimbursement option available for students whose company or organization provides tuition assistance for employees?

Yes. Students with a corporate reimbursement options may delay their tuition payment until the end of the semester. Upon receiving final grades, the student will have approximately 30 days to pay the balance due. There is a $40 corporate reimbursement fee per course that will be assessed to the account of these students.

Is Ashland University accredited?

Yes.  Ashland University is a private, non-profit, comprehensive university founded in 1878.  The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.