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.
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.