[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2012-2013 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 07, 2020  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2012-2013 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Term



Weekend or Evening Classes

Three terms are offered each year for the weekend programs. Classes are held, for the most part, every other weekend on Saturday morning and afternoon, or Sunday morning and afternoon. In addition, some MBA courses at regional centers and Graduate Education courses may be offered on weeknights. Students should consult with their assigned academic advisor to best select the courses to fit their career goals. Students must complete the program within five years of their initial enrollment.

Master of Accounting

Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Arts in Theology

Online Classes

Classes are offered in eight-week terms. The course sequencing is relatively flexible, with the exception of a few prerequisites. Check the individual course descriptions  for those prerequisites. There is some choice in course selection, and students should consult with their assigned academic advisor to best select the courses to fit their career goals. Students must complete the program within five years of their initial enrollment. The MSW program is offered in sixteen-week terms. Students need to take the required courses per semester to progress successfully through the program.

Master of Accounting

Master of Business Administration

Accounting Concentration
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Health Care Management Concentration
Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management
Human Resource Management Concentration
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
Information Security Management Concentration
Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management
Marketing Concentration
Graduate Certificate in Marketing
Sport Business Concentration

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
Corrections Specialization
Critical Incident Management Specialization
Forensic Psychology Specialization
Forensic Science Specialization
Legal Studies Specialization
Certificate in Criminal Justice Management

Master of Science in Critical Incident Management
Education Specialist
Master of Education
Master of Science in Instructional Design

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work Program classes are offered in sixteen-week semesters. The Master of Social Work offers a required sequence of courses. Check the individual course descriptions  for course prerequisites.

Daytime Classes

This one-year program starts in the Fall of each year.  Classes are held during the daytime at the Tampa Education Center during the fall, spring, and summer.  Students enter this program together and complete the courses in a cohort.

Non-Weekend Classes

Master of Arts in Theology

The Theology Program for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, Georgia; Richmond, Virginia; Orlando, Florida; and Saint Petersburg, Florida; is offered one weekend per month.

Course Load

Master of Accounting

Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Critical Incident Management
Master of Education
Master of Science in Instructional Design
Education Specialist

Master of Social Work

The two-year campus weekend programs: The semester course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is six credit hours (two courses). A student may take three credit hours as a part-time student. Six credit hours per semester are generally the maximum course load allowed, unless otherwise approved by the director of the respective program. However, Master of Education students may take nine credit hours during the summer term. Directed studies are generally not permitted.

The Center resident program: The course load that a student may take and still be full time is three semester credit hours per eight-week term.

The online programs: The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three semester credit hours per eight-week term. An absolute maximum of three courses per term is allowed with director's permission. Following a two-per-term pattern, the students can complete the Master of Business Administration or Master of Education program in one year or six terms. The course load for a full-time student in the MSW program is six credit hours per sixteen-week semester. Students need to take the required courses per semester to progress successfully through the program.

The blended programs in Education: The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three credit hours per eight-week term.

The academic program director or departmental chair has sole authority and approval in academic matters including, but not limited to, transfer credit approval, course load and sequence, directed studies, and course substitutions. Academic matters are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who fail to register for a minimum of one course in two consecutive sixteen-week semesters will be considered inactive. Readmission to program will require director's approval, including reapplication.

Master of Arts in Theology

The course load for a full-time student is six credit hours per fifteen-week semester. Students may take no more than two courses per semester (six credit hours), except with the approval of the director.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Traditional Resident Program

This program was developed to be a two-year program of study. In this manner a student can take a maximum of two classes per semester or one online class per term. The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three credit hours per eight-week term or six credit hours per fifteen-week semester.

Accelerated Program

The accelerated program is designed so a student may complete the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program in less than two years. This is not recommended, and a student must have special permission each term or semester to take more courses than permitted in the Traditional Program. In order to receive approval for the Accelerated Program, a letter petitioning this request must be sent to the Director of Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice.

Master of Science in Critical Incident Management

Traditional Program

This program was developed to be a two-year program of study. In this manner a student could take a maximum of two classes per semester or one online class per term. The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three credit hours per eight-week term or six credit hours per fifteen-week semester.

Accelerated Program

The accelerated program is designed so a student may complete the Master of Science in Critical Incident Management program in less than two years. This is not recommended, and a student must have special permission each term or semester to take more courses than permitted in the Traditional Program. In order to receive approval for the Accelerated Program, a letter petitioning this request must be sent to the Director of Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice.

Master of Social Work

The course load for a full-time student is six credit hours per sixteen-week semester. Students need to take the required courses per semester to progress successfully through the program.