Expeditionary Studies

Master of Science

State University College at Plattsburgh

  • Delivery Mode
    75% Online
  • Total Credits
    37
  • Degree Level
    Master of Science
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your master of science degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Master of Science in Expeditionary Studies is a limited residency degree program designed for adventure sports professionals committed to advancing the skills and thinking necessary for professional growth. This 37-credit program incorporates three delivery modes: 1) online courses in theoretical core areas of risk management, pedagogy, leadership, planning and outcomes-based programming; 2) hybrid leadership and teaching practicums offering study and experience with industry standards in outdoor teaching and guiding settings; and 3) independently designed and executed expeditions serving as comprehensive capstone requirements.

What's a master's degree?
A master's degree is an advanced degree that usually takes two years to complete and typically requires students to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.
You will need to spend some time on campus to earn this degree
This degree will require you to spend some time on-campus at State University College at Plattsburgh for some classes or seminars. However, the rest of your classes may be completed online. You may see this referred to as a "Hybrid Degree".
  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning
  • Classes on your schedule
    Courses are semester based and classwork can be completed around your work and family commitments. There is no set time where you are required to log in to attend class.
  • Same faculty as on-campus
    The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
  • Personal concierge
    You will have one person who acts as a single point of contact for any and all questions you may have.
  • Learn by doing
    Participate in field experiments such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
  • Access to a personal tutor
    You will have access to a tutor when you need assistance with any of your classes.
  • Powered by Open SUNY+
    In addition to the features listed above, this Open SUNY+ degree includes 24/7 support, incorporates industry-leading teaching practices, and targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond.
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How do I apply?

Follow these steps to start your application
  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. Apply Now

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