Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Graduate Studies


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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 students' professional and scholarly abilities.

The primary responsibilities of Graduate Studies are 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, conducts 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 doctoral and master's level degrees by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, 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 Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Arts (for English, Communication, and Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture programs), Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, 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, and Master of Social Work.

Additionally, the University has authorization to confer Certificates and Post-Masters Certificates.

Graduate Academic Fields

Business
    Business Administration (Traditional) (MBA)
    Business Administration (Accounting) (MBA)
    Business Administration (Data Analytics) (MBA)
    Business Administration (Engineering Management) (MBA)
    Business Administration (Healthcare Administration) (MBA)
    Business Administration (Human Resources) (MBA)
    Business Administration (Project Management) (MBA)
Liberal Arts
    Communication (MA)
    English (MA)
    Liberal Studies (MALS)
    Public Administration (Non-Profit Administration) (MPA)
    Public Administration (Public Sector Administration) (MPA)
    Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture (MA)
    Social Work (MSW)
    Cultural Awareness Training (Certificate)
    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Certificate)
    Post-Master's Certificate in Addiction Science
Nursing and Health Professions
    Health Administration (MHA)
    Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (MSN)
    Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
    Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
    Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
    Nursing: Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
    Nursing: Nursing Education (MSN)
    Nursing: Nursing Management and Leadership (MSN)
    Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (BSN to DNP)
    Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute (BSN to DNP)
    Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
    Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
    Nursing: Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
    Nursing: Advanced Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Nursing: Organizational & Systems Leadership (DNP)
    Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
    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
    Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Management and Leadership
Science, Engineering, and Education
    Education: Curriculum and Instruction (MSE)
    Education: Educational Leadership and Administration (MSE)
    Education: Secondary Mathematics Teaching (MSE)
    Educational Leadership (EdD)
    Industrial Management (MSIM)
    Sport Management (MSSM)