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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours with a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.5. 

Planning & Integration (8 credit hours)

Students, with the assistance of an academic committee, design individualized graduate learning plans. Once plans are approved, students pursue their plans and work to ensure that all parts link together.

Course Title Quarter Hours
AP 501PROFESSIONAL PLANNING PROSEMINAR4
AP 504INVESTIGATING PROFESSIONAL PATHWAYS2
AP 528ASSESSMENT AND INTEGRATION 10.5
AP 548ASSESSMENT AND INTEGRATION SEMINAR II0.5
AP 558ASSESSMENT AND INTEGRATION SEMINAR III0.5
AP 578ASSESSMENT AND INTEGRATION SEMINAR IV0.5

Liberal Learning (18 credit hours)

The liberal learning seminars offer opportunities for unique and rich discussions with fellow professionals from diverse professional backgrounds. They are designed to challenge students’ thinking around topics relevant to working professionals as they enhance core skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and problem solving.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Required Courses:10
LLS 410DWRITING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS4
LLS 450AFINDING & ASSESSING INFORMATION2
LLS 450BAPPLYING SYSTEMATIC INQUIRY (IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE)4
Elective Options (8 credit hours) choose from list:8
LLS 410EEVIDENCED BASED DECISION MAKING4
LLS 410FGENDER IN BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP4
LLS 410GADVANCED LEADERSHIP THEORY & PRACTICE4
LLS 420DAPPLYING ETHICS IN THE PROFESSIONS4
LLS 420ELEADERSHIP, CHANGE AND POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONS4
LLS 420FLEADERSHIP MODELS FOR STRONG ORGANIZATIONS4
LLS 420GEMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK4
LLS 420HLEADING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE4
LLS 440AUNDERSTANDING AND FLEXING MINDSETS4

Tracks (18 credit hours): Individualized, Educating Adults, Organizational Leadership, or Social Change

Students design and implement learning strategies for enhancing their understanding and competence development in each of the following aspects of their track.

Course Title Quarter Hours
AP 510MAIN THEORIES AND IDEAS2
AP 520METHODS OF RESEARCH2
AP 530SPECIALIZED SKILLS2
AP 540COMMUNICATION MODES2
AP 550ORGANIZATIONAL AND/OR INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS2
AP 560CHALLENGES FROM LARGER CONTEXTS2
AP 570ETHICAL ISSUES2
AP 574REFLECTION IN/ON PRACTICE2
AP 585SUPPLEMENTAL COMPETENCE I2

Program Culmination (8 credit hours)

Students culminate their graduate study through either four supplemental competencies or an integrating project (proposal and final artifact).

Course Title Quarter Hours
Supplementals (Electives)
AP 586SUPPLEMENTAL COMPETENCE II2
AP 587SUPPLEMENTAL COMPETENCE III2
AP 588SUPPLEMENTAL COMPETENCE IV2
AP 589SUPPLEMENTAL COMPETENCE V2
Integrating Project
AP 591INTEGRATING PROJECT PROPOSAL2
AP 592FINAL INTEGRATING PROJECT6

Track Requirements

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