The Center of Applied Imagination hosts the first program in the world to teach the science of creativity at a graduate level. The Master of Science program consists of three major areas of coursework (Knowledge, Imagination, Evaluation) and a culminating experience: 

Total Required Credit Hours: 33 credits

  • 21 required credits 
  • 6-12 credits for approved electives 
  • 0-6 credits for culminating experience

CRS 559: Principles in Creative Problem-Solving
CRS 560: Foundations of Creative Learning 
CRS 610: Facilitation of Group Problem-Solving
CRS 620: Creativity Assessment: Methods and Resources
CRS 625: Current Issues in Creativity Studies 
CRS 635: Creativity and Change Leadership 
CRS 670: Foundations in Teaching and Training Creativity 

Select 6-12 credit hours.

Comprehensive Exam 
CRS 690: Master’s Project (3-6 credits)  
CRS 795: Master’s Thesis (3-6 credits)

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale). Preference is shown to those with GPAs of 3.0 or higher.

2. A written statement of the applicant’s professional or educational goals and how a degree in creativity studies supports these goals. The recommended length for the letter of intent is two to three pages.

3. Brief biographical sketch, one to two paragraphs, that provides a summary of the applicant’s accomplishments, areas of expertise, and experiences.

4. Two academic/professional letters of reference.

5. Five years of professional experience (distance program applicants only; distance students must begin with the certificate program).

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.