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Contents Catalog Home …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. i

Welcome to the Catalog, Student Handbook, and University Guidebooks …………………………… i Catalog ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. i

Handbook …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ii University Guidebooks …………………………………………………………………………………………………. ii

Contents ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. iii

Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

About Walden University ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

History ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Vision, Mission, and Goals ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6

Vision ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6

Mission ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6 Goals ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6 Social Change ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6

University Outcomes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7 University Values ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7

Licensure ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8 Legal Information ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10 Trademarks, Copyright, and Disclaimers ………………………………………………………………………. 21

Where to Look ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 23

What’s New? (September 2018) ……………………………………………………………………………………… 25

Courses …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25 Custom Pages ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 28

Programs, Concentrations, and Specializations ……………………………………………………………… 29

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership ………………………………………………. 34

Research and Residencies …………………………………………………………………………………………… 34

School of Education and Professional Licensure……………………………………………………………….. 36

BS in Child Development …………………………………………………………………………………………… 36 General Program – BS in Child Development ………………………………………………………………… 38 Administration and Management – BS in Child Development …………………………………………. 39

Child and Adolescent Studies – BS in Child Development ………………………………………………. 40 Dual Preschool and Infant/Toddler – BS in Child Development ………………………………………. 41 Family Health and Wellness – BS in Child Development ………………………………………………… 42 Infant/Toddler – BS in Child Development ……………………………………………………………………. 43

Preschool – BS in Child Development ………………………………………………………………………….. 43 Psychology – BS in Child Development ……………………………………………………………………….. 44 BS in Elementary Education ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 45 Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………….. 48 Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 57

 

 

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education ………………………………………………… 57

Special Education (K–Age 21) – Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) ……………………………….. 60

Reading K–12 Endorsement ………………………………………………………………………………………… 63 MS in Education With a Specialization in Reading and Literacy With a Reading K–12

Endorsement ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 63 Graduate Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment …………………………………….. 66 Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership …….. 68

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy ……………………………… 69 Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*) …………………….. 70 Graduate Certificate in Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners ………………………………………… 72 Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology in the Classroom ……………………………………. 73 Graduate Certificate in Mathematics 5-8 ………………………………………………………………………. 75

Graduate Certificate in Mathematics K-6 ……………………………………………………………………… 76

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy K-12 ………………………………………………………… 77 Graduate Certificate in Science, Grades K–8 …………………………………………………………………. 78

Graduate Certificate in Special Education …………………………………………………………………….. 80

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership …………………………………………………………………… 81 Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field ……………………………… 82 Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education ………………….. 83

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners …………………………………………. 85 MS in Early Childhood Studies ……………………………………………………………………………………. 86

Administration, Management, and Leadership – MS in Early Childhood Studies ……………….. 88 Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy – MS in Early Childhood Studies ……………….. 89 Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field – MS in Early Childhood Studies ……………….. 90

Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education – MS in Early Childhood Studies ……. 91

MS in Education ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 92 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) – MS in Education …………………….. 94 Accelerated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) ……………………………… 96

Adolescent Literacy and Learning (Non-Licensure*) – MS in Education ………………………….. 97 Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) – MS in Education ……… 99

Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*) (P–6) – MS in Education ………………… 102 Accelerated Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*) (Grades P–6) ………………. 104 Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6) – MS in Education ………………………… 105

Accelerated Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K-6) ………………………………….. 107 Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12) – MS in Education …………………… 109 Accelerated Integrating Technology in the Classroom Specialization …………………………….. 110

Mathematics (Grades 5–8) – MS in Education ……………………………………………………………… 112

Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8) – MS in Education …………………………………………… 113

Science (Grades K–8) – MS in Education ……………………………………………………………………. 115 Special Education (Non-Licensure*) (Grades K–12) – MS in Education …………………………. 117 Accelerated Special Education (Non-Licensure*)(Grades K-12) ……………………………………. 119 Self-Designed – MS in Education ……………………………………………………………………………….. 120 STEM Education (Grades K-8)–MS in Education ……………………………………………………….. 124

Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12) – MS in Education …………………………………………………. 126 Accelerated Teacher Leadership Specialization……………………………………………………………. 128 Teaching English-Language Learners (Grades K–12) – MS in Education ……………………….. 129

 

 

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Post-Master’s Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment …………………………….. 131

Post-Master’s Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership ………………………………………………. 132

Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management (P-20) ……… 132 Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Technology ……………………………………………………. 133 Post-Master’s Certificate in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment …………………………………….. 134 Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment …………………………. 135 Education Specialist (EdS) in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) ……………………. 137

Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) 140 Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal

Preparation) Program ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 142 Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology ………………………………………………… 146 Education Specialist (EdS) in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation ………………………………. 148

Education Specialist (EdS) in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure*) ……….. 150

Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education (Non-Licensure) …………………………………. 152 Doctor of Education (EdD)–School of Education and Professional Licensure …………………. 154

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EdD) ………………………………………………………….. 156

Early Childhood Education (EdD) ……………………………………………………………………………… 160 Educational Administration and Leadership (EdD) ………………………………………………………. 163 Educational Technology (EdD) ………………………………………………………………………………….. 164

Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure)–EdD …………………………………………… 167 Special Education (EdD) …………………………………………………………………………………………… 171

PhD in Education–School of Education and Professional Licensure ………………………………. 174 Curriculum Instruction Assessment and Evaluation – PhD in Education …………………………. 177 Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy – PhD in Education …………………………………….. 180

Early Childhood Special Education – PhD in Education ………………………………………………… 183

Education Policy, Leadership, and Management (P–20) – PhD in Education …………………… 187 Educational Technology and Design – PhD in Education ………………………………………………. 191 Learning, Instruction, and Innovation – PhD in Education …………………………………………….. 194

Reading Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation (Non-Licensure*) – PhD in Education ……… 197

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy ……………………………………………………….. 201

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) ………………………………………………………………………………….. 201

Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning ……………………………………………………………………….. 201 Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning ………………………………………………… 202

Graduate Certificate in Developmental Education ………………………………………………………… 203 Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing ………………….. 204 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success ………………………. 205

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators ………………………………………… 206 Graduate Certificate in Teaching K–12 Students Online ……………………………………………….. 207

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology ………………………….. 208 MS in Adult Learning ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 209 General Program – MS in Adult Learning ……………………………………………………………………. 210 Developmental Education – MS in Adult Learning……………………………………………………….. 211 Online Teaching – MS in Adult Learning ……………………………………………………………………. 213

Teaching Adults English as a Second Language – MS in Adult Learning ………………………… 214 Training and Performance Improvement – MS in Adult Learning …………………………………… 216 MS in Higher Education ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 217

 

 

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General Program – MS in Higher Education ………………………………………………………………… 219

Adult Learning – MS in Higher Education …………………………………………………………………… 220

College Teaching and Learning – MS in Higher Education ……………………………………………. 221 Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing – MS in Higher Education ……………… 223 Global Higher Education – MS in Higher Education …………………………………………………….. 224 Leadership for Student Success – MS in Higher Education ……………………………………………. 225 Online and Distance Learning – MS in Higher Education ……………………………………………… 226

MS in Instructional Design and Technology ………………………………………………………………… 227 Online Learning – MS in Instructional Design and Technology ……………………………………… 230 Training and Performance Improvement – MS in Instructional Design and Technology ……. 231 Post-Master’s Certificate in Community College Leadership …………………………………………. 232 Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education and Adult Learning …………………………………. 233

Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management ……………………. 233

Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy ……….. 234 Post-Master’s Certificate in Online Teaching in Higher Education …………………………………. 234

Post-Master’s Certificate in Organizational Policy, Leadership and Management …………….. 235

Post-Master’s Certificate in Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation ………….. 236 Doctor of Education (EdD)–School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy …………… 236 Community College Leadership (EdD) ……………………………………………………………………….. 238

Higher Education and Adult Learning (EdD) ………………………………………………………………. 242 Higher Education Leadership and Management (EdD) …………………………………………………. 245

Higher Education (Self-Designed)—EdD ……………………………………………………………………. 248 PhD in Education–School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy ………………………… 252 Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy–PhD in Education ……………………. 254

Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy (Self-Designed) …………………………………………… 258

Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation- PhD in Education ………………………. 261 Global and Comparative Education – PhD in Education ………………………………………………… 264

College of Health Sciences …………………………………………………………………………………………… 267

School of Health Sciences ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 268

Bachelor’s Degree Programs ………………………………………………………………………………………… 269

BS in Health Studies ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 269

General Program – BS in Health Studies ……………………………………………………………………… 271 Child Development – BS in Health Studies ………………………………………………………………….. 272 Disaster and Emergency Management – BS in Health Studies ……………………………………….. 272 Health and Cultural Diversity – BS in Health Studies ……………………………………………………. 273 Health Informatics – BS in Health Studies …………………………………………………………………… 275

Healthcare Management – BS in Health Studies …………………………………………………………… 276 Health Promotion and Wellness – BS in Health Studies ………………………………………………… 277

Health Psychology and Behavior – BS in Health Studies ………………………………………………. 278 Self-Designed – BS in Health Studies …………………………………………………………………………. 278 BS in Healthcare Management …………………………………………………………………………………… 280 BS in Public Health ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 282 General Program – BS in Public Health ………………………………………………………………………. 285 Child Development – BS in Public Health …………………………………………………………………… 285 Disaster and Emergency Management – BS in Public Health …………………………………………. 286

 

 

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Health and Cultural Diversity – BS in Public Health …………………………………………………….. 287

Health Communication – BS in Public Health ……………………………………………………………… 288

Health Informatics – BS in Public Health …………………………………………………………………….. 289 Healthcare Management – BS in Public Health ……………………………………………………………. 290 Health Promotion and Wellness – BS in Public Health ………………………………………………….. 291 Health Psychology and Behavior – BS in Public Health ………………………………………………… 292 Other Undergraduate Options ……………………………………………………………………………………. 293

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………… 293 BS in Health Studies to Master of Public Health (MPH) Articulation …………………………….. 302 BS in Healthcare Management to Master of Public Health (MPH) Articulation ……………….. 302 Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 303 Minor in Health Promotion and Wellness ……………………………………………………………………. 303

Minor in Health Studies ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 304

Minor in Healthcare Management ………………………………………………………………………………. 305 Minor in Public Health ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 305

Graduate Certificate Programs ………………………………………………………………………………………. 307

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration ……………………………………………… 307 Graduate Certificate in Public Health …………………………………………………………………………. 308

Master’s Degree Programs ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 310

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) ………………………………………………………………. 310 Leadership and Organizational Development – Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 313 Population Health–MHA ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 313 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation–MHA …………………………………………………………… 314

Systems and Policy Specialization – Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) …………… 315

Master of Public Health (MPH) …………………………………………………………………………………. 315 MS in Clinical Research Administration …………………………………………………………………….. 318 MS in Health Education and Promotion ……………………………………………………………………… 321

Emergency Preparedness – MS in Health Education and Promotion ……………………………….. 324 Health Policy and Advocacy – MS in Health Education and Promotion ………………………….. 324 Population Health–MS in Health Education and Promotion ………………………………………….. 325

Self-Designed – MS in Health Education and Promotion ………………………………………………. 326 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation–MS HEP ………………………………………………………. 326 MS in Health Informatics ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 327

Doctoral Degree Programs ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 331

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) ……………………………………………………………….. 331 Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) …………………………………………………………………………………. 336 PhD in Health Education and Promotion …………………………………………………………………….. 342

Behavioral Health – PhD in Health Education and Promotion ………………………………………… 350 Global Health – PhD in Health Education and Promotion ……………………………………………… 351 Management and Leadership – PhD in Health Education and Promotion ………………………… 352 Online Teaching in Higher Education–PhD in Health Education and Promotion …………….. 352 Population Health – PhD in Health Education and Promotion ………………………………………… 352 Research – PhD in Health Education and Promotion …………………………………………………….. 353 PhD in Health Services …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 353

 

 

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Community Health – PhD in Health Services ………………………………………………………………. 356

Healthcare Administration – PhD in Health Services …………………………………………………….. 357

Leadership – PhD in Health Services ………………………………………………………………………….. 357 Public Health Policy – PhD in Health Services …………………………………………………………….. 358 Self-Designed – PhD in Health Services ……………………………………………………………………… 359 PhD in Health Services for MHA Graduates ……………………………………………………………….. 359 PhD in Public Health ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 360

Community Health Education–PhD in Public Health …………………………………………………… 363 Epidemiology–PhD in Public Health …………………………………………………………………………. 367

School of Nursing ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 372

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program …………………………………………. 372 RN-BSN Track – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) ………………………………………………. 373

RN-BSN-AIM Track – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) ………………………………………. 374 Other Undergraduate Options ……………………………………………………………………………………. 376

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………… 376 Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 384

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ………………………………………………………………………….. 385 Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) … 390 Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 392

Family Nurse Practitioner – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ………………………………….. 393 Leadership and Management – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ……………………………… 395

Nursing Education – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ……………………………………………. 395 Nursing Informatics – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ………………………………………….. 395 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ………. 396

Public Health Nursing–MSN …………………………………………………………………………………….. 397

Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education ……………………………………………………………. 399 Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Informatics ………………………………………………………….. 399 Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management …………………………………. 400

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) ……………………………………………………………………………… 401 PhD in Nursing ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 405

Education – PhD in Nursing ………………………………………………………………………………………. 408

Healthcare Administration–PhD in Nursing ………………………………………………………………… 408 Interdisciplinary Health Focus–PhD in Nursing ………………………………………………………….. 408

Leadership – PhD in Nursing ……………………………………………………………………………………… 409 Public Health Policy–PhD in Nursing ………………………………………………………………………… 409

College of Management and Technology ……………………………………………………………………….. 411

School of Information Systems and Technology ……………………………………………………………… 412

BS in Business Communication …………………………………………………………………………………. 412

General Program – BS in Business Communication ……………………………………………………… 414 Media Studies–BS in Business Communication ………………………………………………………….. 414 Public Relations – BS in Business Communication ………………………………………………………. 415 BS in Communication ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 416 General Program – BS in Communication …………………………………………………………………… 418 Marketing Communication – BS in Communication …………………………………………………….. 418 Media Studies–BS in Communication ……………………………………………………………………….. 419

 

 

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Public Relations – BS in Communication ……………………………………………………………………. 419

BS in Computer Information Systems ………………………………………………………………………… 420

Cyber Security for Information Systems – BS in Computer Information Systems …………….. 423 Healthcare Informatics – BS in Computer Information Systems …………………………………….. 424 Information Systems Management – BS in Computer Information Systems …………………….. 424 Web and Mobile Applications Design – BS in Computer Information Systems ……………….. 425 BS in Information Technology …………………………………………………………………………………… 426

Application Development, Testing, and Quality Assurance – BS in Information Technology

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 429 Cyber Security and Forensics – BS in Information Technology ……………………………………… 429 Database Administration and Data Center Operations – BS in Information Technology ……. 430 Healthcare Informatics – BS in Information Technology ……………………………………………….. 430

Networking and Operations – BS in Information Technology ………………………………………… 430

Web and Mobile Applications Development – BS in Information Technology ………………… 431 Self-Designed – BS in Information Technology …………………………………………………………… 431

Other Undergraduate Options ……………………………………………………………………………………. 432

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………… 432 Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 440 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Cyber Security ………………………………………………………… 441

Graduate Certificate in Communication ……………………………………………………………………… 442 Graduate Certificate in Data Management …………………………………………………………………… 443

Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cyber Security ………………………………………………. 443 Graduate Certificate in Information Systems ……………………………………………………………….. 444 Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) ………………………………………………….. 445

MS in Communication ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 447

MS in Information Technology ………………………………………………………………………………….. 448 Big Data Analytics …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 450 Health Informatics – MS in Information Technology ……………………………………………………. 451

Information Assurance/Cyber Security – MS in Information Technology ……………………….. 452 Information Systems – MS in Information Technology …………………………………………………. 452

Software Engineering – MS in Information Technology ……………………………………………….. 453 Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) ……………………………………………………………………. 454

School of Management ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 462

BS in Accounting …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 462 General Program – BS in Accounting …………………………………………………………………………. 465 Public Accountancy – BS in Accounting ……………………………………………………………………… 466

BS in Business Administration ………………………………………………………………………………….. 466 General Program – BS in Business Administration ……………………………………………………….. 469

Accounting – BS in Business Administration ………………………………………………………………. 469 Finance – BS in Business Administration ……………………………………………………………………. 470 Healthcare Management – BS in Business Administration …………………………………………….. 471 Human Resource Management – BS in Business Administration ……………………………………. 471 Information Systems – BS in Business Administration ………………………………………………….. 472

Management – BS in Business Administration …………………………………………………………….. 473 Marketing – BS in Business Administration ………………………………………………………………… 474 Multicultural Marketing Communication – BS in Business Administration ……………………… 475

 

 

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Project Management – BS in Business Administration ………………………………………………….. 475

Small Business Management – BS in Business Administration ………………………………………. 476

Other Undergraduate Options ……………………………………………………………………………………. 477 Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………… 477 Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 485 Minor in Business …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 486 Minor in Communication ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 486

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management ………………………………………………… 487 Project Management Certificates ……………………………………………………………………………….. 487 Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management …………………………………………………… 488 Project Management Certificates ……………………………………………………………………………….. 488 Graduate Certificate in Auditing ………………………………………………………………………………… 490

Graduate Certificate in Brand and Product Marketing …………………………………………………… 490

Graduate Certificate in Business Management …………………………………………………………….. 491 Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing …………………………………………………………………… 492

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management …………………………………………………. 493

Graduate Certificate in Leadership……………………………………………………………………………… 494 Graduate Certificate in Managerial Accounting …………………………………………………………… 495 Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) ………………………………………………… 495

Master of Business Administration (MBA) …………………………………………………………………. 498 Accounting – Master of Business Administration (MBA) ……………………………………………… 501

Corporate Finance – Master of Business Administration (MBA) ……………………………………. 502 Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Master of Business Administration (MBA) …………. 502 Healthcare Management – Master of Business Administration (MBA) ……………………………. 502

Human Resource Management – Master of Business Administration (MBA) ………………….. 503

Leadership – Master of Business Administration (MBA) ………………………………………………. 503 Marketing – Master of Business Administration (MBA) ……………………………………………….. 503 Project Management – Master of Business Administration (MBA) …………………………………. 504

Self-Designed – Master of Business Administration (MBA) ………………………………………….. 504 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation–MBA …………………………………………………………… 504

MS in Accounting ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 505 Accounting for the Professional – MS in Accounting ……………………………………………………. 507 Accounting With CPA Emphasis – MS in Accounting ………………………………………………….. 508

Self-Designed – MS in Accounting …………………………………………………………………………….. 509 MS in Finance …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 510 Finance With Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)* Emphasis ……………………………………. 512

Finance With CFA/Investment Emphasis ……………………………………………………………………. 513

Finance for the Professional ………………………………………………………………………………………. 513

MS in Human Resource Management ………………………………………………………………………… 514 General Program – MS in Human Resource Management ……………………………………………… 518 Functional Human Resource Management – MS in Human Resource Management………….. 518 Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management – MS in Human Resource

Management ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 519

Organizational Strategy – MS in Human Resource Management ……………………………………. 519 MS in Leadership …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 519 Executive Leadership–MS in Leadership ……………………………………………………………………. 522

 

 

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Integrated Communication Skills for Leaders–MS in Leadership ………………………………….. 522

Leader Development – MS in Leadership ……………………………………………………………………. 522

Self-Designed – MS in Leadership ……………………………………………………………………………… 523 MS in Management ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 523 Healthcare Management – MS in Management …………………………………………………………….. 525 Human Resource Management – MS in Management …………………………………………………… 526 Leadership – MS in Management ……………………………………………………………………………….. 526

Marketing – MS in Management ………………………………………………………………………………… 526 Project Management – MS in Management ………………………………………………………………….. 527 Strategy–MS in Management ……………………………………………………………………………………. 527 MS in Marketing ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 527 MS in Project Management ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 529

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ………………………………………………………………….. 532

Accounting–DBA ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 536 Energy Management–Doctor of Business Administration …………………………………………….. 537

Entrepreneurship – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ………………………………………. 537

Finance – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ……………………………………………………. 537 Global Supply Chain Management – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ……………… 538 Healthcare Management – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ……………………………. 538

Homeland Security – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ……………………………………. 538 Human Resource Management – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) …………………… 539

Information Systems Management – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ……………… 539 International Business – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ……………………………….. 540 Leadership – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ……………………………………………….. 540

Marketing – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ………………………………………………… 541

Project Management – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) …………………………………. 541 Social Impact Management – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ………………………… 541 Technology Entrepreneurship – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) …………………….. 542

Self-Designed – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) …………………………………………… 542 PhD in Management …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 542

Finance-PhD in Management …………………………………………………………………………………….. 544 Human Resource Management–PhD in Management …………………………………………………… 548 Information Systems Management–PhD in Management ……………………………………………… 552

Leadership and Organizational Change–PhD in Management ……………………………………….. 556 Self-Designed–PhD in Management ………………………………………………………………………….. 559 Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Administration Certificate ………………………………………… 562

Post-Doctoral Bridge to Management Certificate …………………………………………………………. 565

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences …………………………………………………………………….. 567

School of Counseling …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 568

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………… 568 Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 577 MS in Addiction Counseling ……………………………………………………………………………………… 577 Addictions and Public Health – MS in Addiction Counseling ………………………………………… 581

Child and Adolescent Counseling – MS in Addiction Counseling …………………………………… 582 Family Studies and Interventions – MS in Addiction Counseling …………………………………… 583

 

 

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Forensic Counseling – MS in Addiction Counseling …………………………………………………….. 584

Military Families and Culture – MS in Addiction Counseling ………………………………………… 585

State Education – MS in Addiction Counseling ……………………………………………………………. 586 Trauma and Crisis Counseling – MS in Addiction Counseling ……………………………………….. 586 MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling …………………………………………………………………… 587 Addiction Counseling – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling …………………………………. 591 Career Counseling – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling ……………………………………… 591

Forensic Counseling – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling …………………………………… 591 Military Families and Culture – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling ……………………… 592 State Education – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling ………………………………………….. 592 Trauma and Crisis Counseling – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling …………………….. 592 MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ………………………………………………………… 593

Addiction Counseling – MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ………………………. 597

Career Counseling – MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling …………………………… 597 Forensic Counseling – MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ………………………… 597

Military Families and Culture – MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling …………… 598

State Education – MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ……………………………….. 598 Trauma and Crisis Counseling – MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ………….. 598 MS in School Counseling ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 599

General Program – MS in School Counseling ………………………………………………………………. 602 Addiction Counseling – MS in School Counseling ……………………………………………………….. 603

Career Counseling – MS in School Counseling ……………………………………………………………. 603 Crisis and Trauma – MS in School Counseling …………………………………………………………….. 603 Military Families and Culture – MS in School Counseling …………………………………………….. 604

State Education – MS in School Counseling ………………………………………………………………… 604

Prerequisites for Counselor Education and Supervision ………………………………………………… 604 PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ……………………………………………………………… 605 General Program – PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ………………………………….. 610

Advanced Research Methods – PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision …………………. 610 Consultation – PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ………………………………………… 610

Counseling and Social Change – PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ……………….. 611 Forensic Mental Health Counseling – PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ………… 611 Leadership and Program Evaluation – PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ……….. 612

Trauma and Crisis – PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ………………………………… 612

School of Psychology ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 613

BS in Psychology …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 613

Addiction – BS in Psychology ……………………………………………………………………………………. 614 Applied Psychology – BS in Psychology …………………………………………………………………….. 615

Child and Adolescent Development – BS in Psychology ……………………………………………….. 616 Criminal Justice – BS in Psychology …………………………………………………………………………… 618 Forensic Psychology–BS in Psychology …………………………………………………………………….. 619 General Psychology – BS in Psychology ……………………………………………………………………… 620 Human Services for Psychology – BS in Psychology ……………………………………………………. 621

Preparation for Graduate Studies – BS in Psychology …………………………………………………… 622 Workplace Psychology–BS in Psychology …………………………………………………………………. 623 Other Undergraduate Options ……………………………………………………………………………………. 624

 

 

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Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………… 624

Articulations ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 632

BS in Forensic Psychology to MS in Criminal Justice Articulation ………………………………… 632 BS in Forensic Psychology to MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management

Articulation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 634 BS in Forensic Psychology to MS in Forensic Psychology Articulation ………………………….. 635 BS in Forensic Psychology to Master of Public Administration (MPA) Articulation ………… 636

BS in Psychology to MS in Forensic Psychology Articulation ………………………………………. 638 BS in Psychology to MS in Psychology Articulation ……………………………………………………. 639 Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 641 Minor in Forensic Psychology …………………………………………………………………………………… 641 Minor in Psychology ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 642

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Organizational Psychology and Development………………. 642

Organizational Psychology and Development Certificate to MS in Psychology ……………….. 643 MS in Clinical Psychology ………………………………………………………………………………………… 644

Counseling – MS in Clinical Psychology …………………………………………………………………….. 647

Counseling (California Track) – MS in Clinical Psychology ………………………………………….. 649 MS in Developmental Psychology ……………………………………………………………………………… 651 General–MS in Developmental Psychology ………………………………………………………………… 653

Administration and Leadership–MS in Developmental Psychology ………………………………. 653 Adult Development and Gerontology–MS in Developmental Psychology ………………………. 654

Child and Adolescent Development–MS in Developmental Psychology ………………………… 655 Health and Human Development–MS in Developmental Psychology ……………………………. 656 International Perspectives–MS in Developmental Psychology ………………………………………. 657

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