Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I apply to the MiM program?
A. Complete an online application or a hard copy of MiM and SOU graduate applications.
Q. What is the deadline to apply?
A. "Rolling" admission means you can apply for admission any term.
Q. How long does it take to complete the degree?
A. About a year and a half, generally.
Q. Can I take longer?
A. You bet! Some people have taken three years or more to complete their degree.
Q. How many credits is the degree?
A. 45 total credits: 29 core courses and 16 electives.
Q. Can I earn a certificate in sustainability leadership, nonprofit management or management of aging services with a MiM degree?
A. Yes, you can. The MiM degree is fully articulated with all three certificate programs.
Q. Can I transfer in graduate credits earned at another school?
A. Yes, in many cases. Your prior coursework must have been completed in the last seven years and pertain to this course of study. Up to 15 credits may be transferred in to this degree from another accredited school.
Q. Can I get credit for training at work?
A. Practicum credit may be available for conferences and special training, with prior approval.
Q. Is financial aid available for this program?
A. Graduate students qualify for loans.
Q. How do I apply for financial aid?
A. Complete an application by going to FAFSA. SOU's School Code is 003219.
Q. How many credits do I need to take to qualify for aid?
A. You must be enrolled in at least 5 credits each term.
Q. Are scholarships available for this program?
A. Campus scholarships are quite limited for graduate students, unfortunately.
Q. Does it matter what my bachelors degree is in?
A. No, as long as you received it from an accredited college or university.
Q. Are there entrance exams for this program?
A. No, not as long as you meet the 3-year requirement for managerial experience.
Q. Where are classes held?
A. Evening class sessions for core courses are held at the Higher Education Center (HEC) in Medford. Most Saturday sessions are also held at the HEC.
Q. Where can I park at the HEC?
A. On-street parking and nearby public parking lots are available without time limits after 5:00pm. Be sure to arrive early to find a spot!
Q. What do participants say about their MiM experience?
A. Follow this link to find out what the program has meant to many Mimmies.