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General Degree Requirements

Program Focus Areas

Students interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Organizational Management may choose from one of the following focus areas:

  1. Sport and Recreation Management
  2. Information Technology Management
  3. Human Resource Management

Total Semester Credits

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


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 seven (7) calendar years. Courses can be no more than 7 years old at the time of graduation.

Oral Review & Final Examination

Upon completion of fifteen hours, application for candidacy will be made through an oral review with the program faculty. Students will make a request for the oral review to the department chair just prior to the completion of fifteen hours. Each student is required to file for a written exam prepared by the appropriate department staff. Students must fill out the Request to Take Comprehensive Exam form filed no later than the last day of the second week of the semester in which graduation is intended.


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, complete their 15 hour review, request to take the comprehensive exam, and meet all deadlines.

Filing for Graduation

Students must fill out the Application for Graduation form filed no later than the last day of the second week of the semester in which graduation is intended. The form should be requested through the graduate office (402-375-7232).

Transfer of Credit

A maximum of nine 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, may be transferred from another regionally accredited graduate institution and applied toward a degree. Only transfer credit of a “B” grade or better is accepted. A “B-” is not acceptable. Credit that has been applied towards another earned degree from any college is not accepted for advanced study. Credit earned through correspondence courses is not accepted.

Program of Study

In the term of the enrollment immediately following admission to a graduate degree program, the student should complete a Program of Study indicating the courses that have been agreed upon and approved by the advisor and department chair. Program of Study forms may be obtained from the student’s advisor, Graduate Office or appropriate School office. After the forms are completed, they should be signed by the specified individuals. Students wishing to make changes in their Program of Study need approval of their advisor, department chair, and the Dean of Natural and Social Sciences. Substantial changes may require a new Program of Study form. The graduate student must complete at least 50% of the course work from WSC faculty to meet the residency requirement.

Course Prerequisites

Students are not allowed to enroll for courses unless they have satisfied the necessary course prerequisites. The student should review the appropriate catalog descriptions.


The WSC MSOM program is governed by the applicable information contained in the WSC Graduate Catalog. Students should review this catalog for general graduate program information.