University announced today that it was reducing the cost per credit hour from
$750 to $495 for its online Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Kinesiology,
Sport, and Recreation (KSPR) degrees effective for the Fall 2018 semester.
Additionally, the cost per hour for HSU’s online RN to BSN is dropping to $400,
from $420 per hour previously.
will also add two online graduate degree programs, a Master of Arts in
Management and a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS), for the fall
2018 semester at the same credit hour cost.
new, lower costs make these Hardin-Simmons programs a substantially greater
value than programs at other similar private universities, and the costs are
competitive with online graduate programs from many public universities. The
reduction is another step in Hardin-Simmons’ efforts to reduce costs for
students while maintaining a very high-quality educational environment. In
2017, HSU announced that it was automatically awarding a $48,000 Texas
Scholarship to all undergraduate students from Texas who are granted general admission to
HSU, which made the annual cost to attend
HSU similar to the cost of attending many public Texas universities.
courses reduce some of our expenses, so we decided to pass those savings on to
students. We want working moms and dads, adults, HSU alums, and new HSU
students to be able to access a high-quality, private, faith-based education at
a cost they can afford,” said Dr. Scott Hamm, Director of Online Education.
in the MBA and MA in Management programs may complete their degree in one calendar
year, fall, spring, and summer, though they may choose to proceed at a slower
pace. The MBA program is designed for undergraduate business majors to extend
their education, and the MA in Management degree is designed to teach modern
business practices to students with degrees in fields other than business. Through
the EAGL program (Early Admission to Graduate Learning), HSU undergraduate
business students can take up to six hours of graduate courses that count
toward both bachelor’s degree and master’s degree requirements.
MSIS program is designed to equip students with the analytical and technical
skills to address business needs and to develop complex information systems using
mainstream and emerging technologies.
KSPR degree prepares graduates for careers in the areas of wellness, sport
performance enhancement, strength and conditioning, health, fitness and
recreation, facilities and programs, athletic administration, sport marketing,
recreation, professional sport management, and coaching.