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    University of Southern Indiana
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Graduate Studies; 812-465-7015

Graduate Studies, located on the first floor of the Orr Center (OC 1060), serves graduate students and graduate faculty whose primary goals are the advancement of scholarship, research, and creative activity. It is through the encouragement and support of these goals that the institution contributes to the development of knowledge and the professional preparation of its graduate students.

Face-to-face, online, and hybrid instruction through formal directed study, seminars, and independent research provides graduate students with ample opportunities to acquire advanced knowledge. Programs are designed to improve the students' professional and scholarly abilities.

The primary responsibilities of Graduate Studies is to maintain and enhance the quality of graduate programs and to facilitate research and creative activity. The University Council of Graduate Program Directors and Chairs, the legislative and administrative body for graduate programs at the University, sets policies and regulations governing graduate work. The University Council of Graduate Program Directors and Chairs in conjunction with the college-level graduate councils conduct the business of the faculty having to do specifically with graduate education, including development, direction, and implementation of graduate programs.

Accreditation and Affiliation

The University is approved to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice and master's level degrees by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602, telephone 312/263-0456, and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools and the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools.

Graduate Degrees

The University has authorization to confer the following graduate degrees: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Arts in Communication, Master of Art in English, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Art in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Industrial Management, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Sport Management, Master of Social Work, Post-Master's Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Post-Master's Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education, and Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Management and Leadership.

Graduate Academic Fields

Business Nursing and Health Professions
Business Administration
Health Administration
Business Administration
Nursing (DNP): Advanced Practice
Business Administration
    (Data Analytics)
Nursing (DNP): Org & Systems Leadership
Business Administration
    (Engineering Management)
Nursing (MSN): Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Business Administration
    (Health Administration)
Nursing (MSN): Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Business Administration
    (Human Resources)
Nursing (MSN): Adult-Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner
  Nursing (MSN): Family Nurse Practitioner
Liberal Arts Nursing (MSN): Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Pract
Communication Nursing (MSN): Nursing Education
English Nursing (MSN): Nursing Management and Leadership
Public Administration
    (Non-Profit Administration)
Occupational Therapy
Public Administration
    (Public Sector Administration)
Post-Master's Certificate in Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist
Second Language Acquisition,
    Policy, and Culture
Post-Master's Certificate in Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Social Work Post-Master's Certificate in Adult-Gero Primary Nurse Practitioner
Cultural Awareness Training Certificate Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Teaching English to Speakers of
    Other Languages Certificate
Post-Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Pract
  Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education
Science, Engineering, and Education Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Management and Leadership
Education (Elementary)  
Education (Secondary)  
Education (Mathematics Teaching)  
Industrial Management  
Sport Management