Wayne State College

MSOM Admission Criteria

MSOM Degree Requirements


Program Focus Areas

If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM), you may choose from one of the following focus areas:

  1. Criminal Justice Administration and Management
  2. Human Performance and Wellness Management
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Information Technology Management
  5. Public Affairs
  6. Public Relations Management
  7. Sport and Recreation Management

Total Semester Credits

A total of thirty-six (36) credit hours is required to complete the MSOM degree.


A minimum overall average of “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) will be required of all graduate students. This average is based on all WSC courses attempted. In computing this average, no grade below a “C” will be accepted toward completion of the MSOM. A “C-” is not acceptable. A course receiving an S/NC grade cannot be used in the MSOM degree program. At least 30 credit hours must be beyond the common body of knowledge component in courses normally reserved for graduate students.

Time Limit

Commencing with the date of first course registration, all requirements for the degree must be met within ten (10) calendar years. Courses can be no more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.


Graduate students will be assigned an advisor within their first semester at WSC. It is the student’s responsibility to assure that they are working with their advisor to follow a program of study, request to take the comprehensive exam, and meet all deadlines.

Filing for Graduation

You must file the Graduation Application no later than the last day of the second week of the semester in which graduation is intended.

Transfer of Credit

A maximum of six (6) hours that has been applied toward an earned graduate degree can be applied toward the core courses in the MSOM degree, subject to evaluation and approval by the Dean of Natural and Social Sciences and the appropriate graduate faculty.  A maximum of nine (9) graduate credits (15 from another Nebraska University or 18 from the Nebraska State Colleges), subject to evaluation by the Dean of Natural and Social Sciences and the appropriate graduate faculty, may be transferred from another regionally accredited graduate institution and applied toward a degree.

Program of Study

You should work with your advisor to determine which courses should be taken. If you wish to make changes to your program of study, you'll need advisor approval.

Course Prerequisites and Governance

The MSOM program at Wayne State College is governed by information within WSC Course Catalog. You should review this catalog for general graduate program information.You are not allowed to enroll for courses unless you have satisfied the necessary course prerequisites.