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UIW Online offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Administration (MAA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) and Master of Science in Psychology (MS). Graduate certificates are also available in Healthcare Administration, International Business, and Organizational Development. Complete degree programs and certificates are offered in an asynchronous online environment, meaning students are not required to login at a specific time of day. Students are required to meet the same UIW graduate admission requirements, but will be able to complete their entire degree program from a distance. There are no face-to-face or on campus requirements with the UIW Online.

Master of Arts in Administration (MAA)

MAA Program Description

The MAA is an Administration degree and is accredited under the SACS accreditation guidelines for the University. It is not a business degree as defined by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation criteria, and therefore does not require ACBSP accreditation.

The MAA Program is unique among graduate programs in South Texas in that it provides participants with core competencies in administration as well as essential knowledge, skills, and abilities in concentrated areas such as Applied Administration, Communication Arts, Healthcare Administration, and Organizational Development. The program curriculum is designed to develop ethical and accountable administrators who are able to conceptualize and critically analyze complex organizational issues, and are able to communicate persuasively toward a course of action that is in the best interests of those they serve.

The MAA program generally consists of the following 36 semester hours of graduate course work:

    • 18 semester hours of MAA core coursework:

ADMN 6310 Accounting Concepts and Issues
ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning
ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment
BMGT 6311 Human Resource Management
ADMN 6360 Management Concepts and Issues
ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy

  • 15 or more semester hours in the area of the student’s concentration. The area of concentration can be selected from any discipline, except Business, which has a limit of 4 courses in the MAA program. Student concentrations must have approval of the academic advisor in consultation with the Dean of UIW Online.
  • A “Capstone” experience, which is an integrative problem-solving course, combining the functional areas of the MAA core with the areas of expertise developed in the individual concentrations.

MAA Admission Requirements:

    • Admission to the MAA program (Tier I) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies, to include:
    • Completed application for admission to UIW Online
    • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0,
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, and
    • A completed application.
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) are not required for Tier I applicants.
    • Alternate admission to the MAA program (Tier II) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above with the exception of:
    • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.50 or above, but less than 3.0.
    • Tier II students are required to start the program by completing four required courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. The required courses are:

ADMN 6310 Accounting Concepts and Issues
ADMN 6360 Management Concepts and Issues,
ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning, and
ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment.

    • Any course in the four required courses for admission with an earned grade of “C” may be retaken only once. Failure to complete the required courses with the grade of “B” (3.0) or better before exhausting applicable retake opportunities will result in dismissal from the program.
    • Probationary Admission to the MAA program (Tier III) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above with the exception of:
    • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.00 or above, but less than 2.5.
    • Tier III students are required to take a graduate entrance exam and provide proof of passing score BEFORE they can be admitted into the MAA program. The requirement for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test is a verbal score of 150, a quantitative score of 144, and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5. The requirement for the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is a score of 450 or higher.
    • Once admitted, Tier III students are required to start program by completing four required courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. The required courses are:

ADMN 6310 Accounting Concepts and Issues
ADMN 6360 Management Concepts and Issues,
ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning, and
ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment.

  • As a general rule, applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA less than 2.0 will not be admitted.
  • For Tier II and III students, any single course in the required courses for admission with an earned grade of “C” may be retaken only one time. If all requirements for admission are not met, all Tier II and III students are subject to dismissal from the MAA program.

MAA Concentrations

Applied Administration (MAA)

The MAA in Applied Administration is designed to offer a program of study that allows students to personalize their degrees to gain the knowledge and skills required in their career fields. This concentration also allows students to avoid duplication of previous coursework, training, or experience by permitting them to select courses from up to two of the MAA related disciplines listed below.

To fulfill the requirements for the Applied Administration concentration, students must complete 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following:

    1. 18 semester hours of MAA core coursework.
    2. 15 semester hours of coursework, to include no more than two (2) of the disciplines listed below.
      1. Adult Education
      2. Communication Arts
      3. Organizational Development
      4. Healthcare Administration
      5. Education

Other non-business disciplines may be considered for transfer into the degree upon petition to the Dean of UIW Online.

Note: Student concentrations must have approval of the academic advisor in consultation with the Dean of UIW Online.

  1. ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Communication Arts Concentration (MAA)

The MAA in Communication Arts prepares graduates for administrative positions within the communication arts industry to include management positions within the television, radio, print media, and public relations fields. Students seeking the MAA in Communication Arts degree are required to complete 39 semester hours of course work.

To fulfill the requirements for the Communication Arts concentration, students must complete 36 hours of graduate coursework in the following:

  1. 18 semester hours of MAA core coursework
  2. 18 semester hours of concentration coursework, to include:
    1. COMM 6301 Communication Theory
    2. COMM 6302 Media Ethics
    3. COMM 6303 Principles of Writing for the Media
    4. COMM 6304 Aesthetics of Visual Perception
    5. COMM 6308 Writing & Research Techniques
    6. COMM Arts elective
  3. ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Healthcare Administration (MAA)

The MAA in Healthcare Administration provides graduates with unique expertise in health services management that prepares them to serve in a variety of healthcare organizations to include those in hospital, group practice, health insurance, and other clinical and administrative settings.

To fulfill the requirements for the Healthcare Administration concentration, students must complete 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following:

  1. 18 semester hours of MAA (Healthcare specific) core coursework:
    1. HADM 6305 Healthcare Finance I
    2. ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning
    3. ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment
    4. BMGT 6311 Human Resource Management
    5. HADM 6360 Managing Healthcare Organizations
    6. ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy
  2. 15 semester hours of concentration coursework, to include:
    HADM 6306 Healthcare Finance II
    HADM 6330 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    HADM 6340 Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Organizations
    HADM elective
    HADM elective
  3. ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Organizational Development Concentration (MAA)

The MAA in Organizational Development prepares students for management and analyst positions in organizations undergoing process-centered transformation as well as other positions within, or related to, the profession of Organizational Development. The concentration focus is on the functions of organizational assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, as well as the functions of training and development.

To fulfill the requirements for the Organizational Development concentration, students must complete 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following:

  1. 18 hours of core coursework.
  2. 15 hours of concentration coursework to include:
    1. ORGD 6351 Foundations of Organizational Development
    2. ORGD 6352 Organizational Development Interventions and Practices
    3. ORGD 6370 Human Performance Technology
    4. Two electives
  3. ORGD 63CS MAA Capstone (3 semester hours)

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAMS (MBA)

(This is a business degree and is fully-accredited under the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) guidelines.)

MBA Program Description

The MBA degree program seeks to develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop proficiency and confidence in all of the functional areas of business.

In addition to providing the technical skills required for an executive-level business position, the degree also emphasizes ethical considerations of doing business. Two concentration areas are offered through UIW Online, General and International Business. The programs are supported by experienced faculty with expertise in all functional areas of business.

MBA Admission Requirements:

    • Admission to the MBA programs (Tier I) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies.
      These requirements are:
    • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0,
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    • An evaluation by the academic advisor, and
    • A completed application with a writing sample.
    • Evidence of completion of the Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in:

Accounting I & II
Management Information Systems
Economics (Macro and Micro)
Statistics and Quantitative Techniques
Finance
Global Environment
Marketing
Legal Environment
Management

    • Alternate Admission (Tier II) to the MBA programs will be granted to applicants who satisfy the requirements for Tier II admission.
      The Tier II admission requirements are:
    • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.5-2.99,
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    • An evaluation by the academic advisor, and
    • A completed application with a writing sample.
    • Evidence of completion of the Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in:

Accounting I & II
Management Information Systems
Economics (Macro and Micro)
Statistics and Quantitative Techniques
Finance
Global Environment
Marketing
Legal Environment
Management

    • First four courses attempted in the program will be used to assess readiness. These courses are specified below based on program concentration. Completion of all four courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better is required before any other courses may be taken in the program.
      The four required courses for the General Business concentration are:

ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting,
BMDS 6340 Business Research and Analysis,
ECON 6311 Managerial Economics, and
BFIN 6320 Financial Management.
The four required courses for the International Business concentration are:
BINT 6330 International Accounting,
BMDS 6340 Business Research and Analysis,
BINT 6312 International Economics, and
BINT 6321 International Finance.

    • Any course in the four required courses for admission with an earned grade of “C” may be retaken only once. Failure to complete the required courses with the grade of “B” (3.0) or better before exhausting applicable retake opportunities will result in dismissal from the program.
    • The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is not required for Tier II admission.
    • Probationary Admission to the MBA programs (Tier III) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above with the exception of:
      The Tier III admission requirements are:
    • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.0-2.49,
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    • An evaluation by the academic advisor, and
    • A completed application with a writing sample.
    • A score of 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is required for Tier III admission into the MBA program. Student MUST submit the entrance exam for the admission decision.
    • Evidence of completion of the Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in:

Accounting I & II
Management Information Systems
Economics (Macro and Micro)
Statistics and Quantitative Techniques
Finance
Global Environment
Marketing
Legal Environment
Management

    • First four courses attempted in the program will be used to assess readiness. These courses are specified below based on program concentration. Completion of all four courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better is required before any other courses may be taken in the program.

The four required courses for the General Business concentration are:
ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting,
BMDS 6340 Business Research and Analysis,
ECON 6311 Managerial Economics, and
BFIN 6320 Financial Management.
The four required courses for the International Business concentration are:
BINT 6330 International Accounting,
BMDS 6340 Business Research and Analysis,
BINT 6312 International Economics, and
BINT 6321 International Finance.

  • Any course in the four required courses for admission with an earned grade of “C” may be retaken only once. Failure to complete the required courses with the grade of “B” (3.0) or better before exhausting applicable retake opportunities will result in dismissal from the program.
  • As a general rule, applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA less than 2.0 will not be admitted.

MBA Degree Requirements by Concentration:

General Business (MBA)

To fulfill the requirements for the MBA General Business degree program, the student must complete

  • semester hours of graduate coursework in the following:
  • 27 semester hours of coursework:

ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
BFIN 6320 Financial Management
BINF 6315 Information Systems Seminar
BINT 6311 International Business
BMGT 6311 Human Resources Management
BMDS 6340 Business Research and Analysis
BMDS 6380 Quantitative Methods in Business
BMKT 6311 Marketing Management
ECON 6311 Managerial Economics


  • 6 semester hours of Business elective coursework.

  • BMGT 63CS Capstone (Cases in Management Problems): 3 semester hours.

International Concentration (MBA)

The International concentration of the MBA is designed to provide a broad business, economic, financial, linguistic, and cultural background for graduate students whose interests include international career opportunities. The degree program includes a language-of-choice proficiency requirement. The language chosen may be learned in any manner selected by the student. No actual language courses are required; students are tested verbally and in writing for proficiency.

International Business students, other than international students who attend UIW on a student visa, must engage in a meaningful academic international experience (outside the U.S.) as a condition of graduation. Study Abroad, study at a UIW international campus, short course-based/faculty-led programs integrated into a course for which the student is registered, and approved international internships may qualify. Other options for meeting the requirement may be proposed by the student in the semester preceding the experience and will be considered prior to the experience on a case-by-case basis by the student’s academic advisor.

To fulfill the requirements for the MBA with a concentration in International Business, the student must complete 39 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following

  1. 15 semester hours of coursework:
    1. BINF 6315 Information Systems Seminar
    2. BINT 6311 International Business
    3. BMGT 6311 Human Resources Management
    4. BMDS 6340 Business Research and Analysis
    5. BMDS 6380 Quantitative Methods in Business
  2. 15 semester hours of coursework constituting the concentration:
    1. BINT 6312 International Economics
    2. BINT 6321 International Finance
    3. BINT 6330 International Accounting
    4. BINT 6361 International Marketing
    5. BINT 6372 International Business Law
  3. 6 semester hours of elective coursework chosen from any BINT graduate course.
  4. BINT 63CS Capstone (Seminar/Integrative Experience in International Business).
    3 semester hours.
  5. Language-of-choice proficiency requirement.

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN TEACHER LEADERSHIP (M.Ed.)

M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Program Description

This program is designed for PK-12 teachers who want to continue in the classroom, while assuming leadership roles in their school and community. This program focuses on the “teacher as a leader” and empowers experienced master teachers to effect change and improve student learning. The concentration is appropriate for teachers who wish to advance their current work as teachers or assume master teacher roles as department heads, team leaders, curriculum leaders, instructional coaches, or informal teacher leaders.

M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Admission Requirements:

  • Unconditional admission to the M.Ed. Teacher Leadership program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies to include:
  • Completed application for admission to UIW Online
  • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 GPA scale,
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
  • Conditional admission to the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership degree will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above with the exception of:
  • Baccalaureate degree with a with a minimum GPA of 2.0,
  • Required to complete the first four graduate courses (12 semester hours) attempted in program with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. Failure to complete the required courses with the grade of “B” (3.0) or better before exhausting applicable retake opportunities will result in dismissal from the program.

M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Degree Requirements:

To fulfill the requirements for the M.Ed. with a concentration in Teacher Leadership, the student must complete 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following:

    • 12 semester hours of M.Ed. core coursework:

EDUC 6301 Introduction to Research Methods
EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education
ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
EDUC 63CS2 Capstone in Education: Teacher Leadership

    • 18 semester hours of concentration coursework, to include:

ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups
EDUC 6346 Organizational Theory and Development
EDUC 6305 Multicultural Concepts in Education
EDUC 6333 Teaching and Learning: Action Research
EDUC 6343 Curriculum Leadership
EDUC 6353 Supporting Teachers and Teaching

  • Electives (6 hours) may be taken as subject area courses (M.A.) or education courses (M.Ed.)

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MSBA)

MS in Business Administration Program Description

The Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) is an accelerated graduate business degree designed to enhance each students’ understanding of the fundamental practices of business while enabling students to acquire the analytical skills necessary to lead others. The program is supported by experienced full-time and adjunct faculty with practitioner experience and academic expertise in all functional areas of business.

The MSBA combines three key competitive advantages: (a) the presentation and application of core, functional areas of business that are both academically rigorous and practically relevant for aspiring leaders in the 21st century; (b) convenience for working professionals that require the flexibility to attend class in-person at a variety of locations and/or online; and (c) the ability to complete an entire graduate business degree plan in only ten months (by taking two classes per eight week term for five sessions). Students successfully complete ten courses (30 credit hours) representing each of the functional areas of business along with a significant research project. This capstone project requires each student to individually develop an original case study (descriptive, explanatory, or exploratory) suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed business journal upon completion.

MS in Business Administration Admission Requirements:

Admission to the MSBA program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies, to include:

  • Completed application for admission to UIW Online
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 2.5,
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
  • Evidence of a minimum of three years of full-time, professional work experience
  • Evaluation by the academic advisor
  • Evidence of completion of the Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in:
  • Accounting I & II
    Management Information Systems
    Economics (Macro and Micro)
    Statistics and Quantitative Techniques
    Finance
    Global Environment
    Marketing
    Legal Environment
    Management

Alternate Admission to the MSBA program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above with the exception of:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.0-2.5, and
  • Previous graduate degree awarded, or
  • Submittal of official evidence of a score of 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). Student MUST submit the entrance exam for the admission decision.
  • As a general rule, applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA less than 2.0 will not be admitted.

MS in Business Administration Degree Requirements:

To fulfill the requirements for the MSBA degree program, each student must complete 30 hours of graduate coursework along with a significant research project:

30 semester hours of core coursework:

ACCT 6301 Reporting Accounting Positions
BMGT 6302 Leveraging the Best in People
BFIN 6303 Funding Organizational Performance
HRES 6304 Maximizing Human Capital
ECON 6305 Competing in a Global Economy
BLAW 6306 Strengthening Stakeholder Responsibility
BMGT 6307 Investigating Business Solutions
BMKT 6308 Maximizing Customer Value
BMGT 6309 Delivering Customer Value
BMGT 6310 Sustaining Strategic Advantage Capstone

Note: Although students may have previously completed graduate coursework, transfer credit is not accepted into the 30 credit hour degree Program.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY (MS in Psychology)

MS in Psychology Program Description

The Master of Science degree in Psychology offers education and training in psychology that is designed to prepare students as scientist-practitioners. The M.S. in Psychology provides foundational knowledge and facilitates the development of necessary analytical abilities that prepare students for a wide range of professional positions or to pursue doctoral level education in psychology or other related disciplines. The program seeks to deliver its curriculum through an interactive and collaborative learning environment that provides its participants with exceptional learning experiences that are professionally relevant and competency based. Students may require additional coursework in order to meet requirements for any type of licensure or certification.

Students will select from three concentration areas: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Sport Psychology.

MS in Psychology Admission Requirements:

    • Unconditional admission to the M.S. in Psychology degree program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies to include:
    • Completed application for admission to UIW Online
    • A writing sample
    • Baccalaureate degree with a with a minimum GPA of 2.5,
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework,
    • An evaluation by the academic advisor, and
    • A combined verbal and quantitative score of 800 or higher and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test.

If the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test is taken after August 1, 2011: a combined verbal and quantitative score of 170 and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5 is required.
Student MUST submit the entrance exam for the admission decision.

    • Three letters of Recommendation.
    • Evidence of completion of an adequate foundation in behavioral sciences in the following areas:

General Psychology
Biological Bases of Behavior
Cognition
Measurement and Research
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Personality

    • Conditional admission to the M.S. in Psychology degree will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above with the exception of:
    • Baccalaureate degree with a with a minimum GPA of 2.0,
    • Required to start program by completing four required courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. The required courses are:

PSYC 5301 Introduction to Graduate Learning in Psychology
PSYC 5320 Advanced Psychological Research Methods
PSYC 5380 Advanced Biopsychology
PSYC 6350 Advanced Quantitative Methods
Failure to complete the required courses with the grade of “B” (3.0) or better before exhausting applicable retake opportunities will result in dismissal from the program.

International students must submit a minimum TOEFEL score of 560 and have transcripts and course descriptions translated into English.

MS in Psychology Degree Requirements by Concentration:

Educational Psychology (MS-Psychology)

The M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Educational Psychology is concerned with all aspects of psychology that are relevant to education in order to facilitate healthy human development and effective teaching and learning. The program exposes students to emerging psychological research and theory preparing them for a broad range of professional positions in education, government, industry, or as community college faculty.

To fulfill the requirements for the Educational Psychology concentration, students must complete 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following:

    • 15 semester hours of MS in Psychology core coursework.

PSYC 5301 Introduction to Graduate Learning in Psychology
PSYC 5320 Advanced Psychological Research Methods
PSYC 5380 Advanced Biopsychology
PSYC 6350 Advanced Quantitative Methods
PSYC 6355 Advanced Inferential Statistics

    • 15 to 18 semester hours of concentration coursework, to include:

PSYC 5318 Psychology of Learning
PSYC 5319 Advanced Educational Psychology
PSYC 6320 Developmental Issues and Instruction
6 semester hours from the following: (9 hours if electing the non-thesis option for the Culminating Experience)

PSYC 5321 Behavior Modification & Theory
PSYC 5322 Media and Technology in Education
PSYC 5323 Psychology of Problem Solving and Creativity
PSYC 6323 Behavioral Disorders and Adjustment
PSYC 6325 Standards and Ethics in Educational Psychology
PSYC 6341 Psychometric Theory
PSYC 6385 Cultural Diversity in Psychology

      • 3 to 6 semester hours of Culminating Experience, select one of the following options:

PSYC 63CE Comprehensive (non-thesis option)
OR
PSYC 63TP Master’s Thesis Proposal, and
PSYC 63TR Master’s Thesis Research

Industrial & Organizational Psychology (MS-Psychology)

The M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is an exciting field that has experienced continual growth in the United States and industrialized world for the last 100 years. I/O Psychology is the science of human behavior as it relates to the well being of people in organizations; it prepares students for professional positions in business, consulting, human resources, training and development, administration, or as community college faculty.

To fulfill the requirements for the Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration, students must complete 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following:

    • 15 semester hours of MS in Psychology core coursework.

PSYC 5301 Introduction to Graduate Learning in Psychology
PSYC 5320 Advanced Psychological Research Methods
PSYC 5380 Advanced Biopsychology
PSYC 6350 Advanced Quantitative Methods
PSYC 6355 Advanced Inferential Statistics

    • 15 to 18 semester hours of concentration coursework, to include:

PSYC 5302 Advanced Principles of I/O psychology
PSYC 6324 Standards and Ethics in Psychology
PSYC 6385 Cultural Diversity in Psychology
6 semester hours from the following: (9 hours if electing the non-thesis option for the Culminating Experience)

PSYC 5310 Organization Theory
PSYC 5312 Work Motivation
PSYC 5313 Testing in the Workplace
PSYC 5315 Human Factors
PSYC 6311 Group Dynamics and Social Behavior
PSYC 6319 Consultation Psychology

    • 3 to 6 semester hours of Culminating Experience, select one of the following options:

PSYC 63CE Comprehensive (non-thesis option),
OR
PSYC 63TP Master’s Thesis Proposal, and
PSYC 63TR Master’s Thesis Research

Sports Psychology (MS-Psychology)

The M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology investigates how social and psychological factors influence performance in sport and other physical activities. Topics relevant to sport psychology include motivation, self-perception, leadership behaviors, group dynamics and behavior change. The curriculum prepares students for a broad array of professional positions in educational institutions, sports organizations, government agencies such as parks and recreation departments, resort-based wellness programs, or as community college faculty.

To fulfill the requirements for the Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration, students must complete 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following:

    • 15 semester hours of MS in Psychology core coursework.

PSYC 5301 Introduction to Graduate Learning in Psychology
PSYC 5320 Advanced Psychological Research Methods
PSYC 5380 Advanced Biopsychology
PSYC 6350 Advanced Quantitative Methods
PSYC 6355 Advanced Inferential Statistics

    • 15 to 18 semester hours of concentration coursework, to include:

PSYC 5311 Foundations of Sport Psychology
PSYC 6324 Standards and Ethics in Psychology
PSYC 6385 Cultural Diversity in Psychology
6 semester hours from the following: (9 hours if electing the non-thesis option for the Culminating Experience)

PSYC 5314 Performance Enhancement
PSYC 5315 Human Factors
PSYC 5325 Psychology of Injury
PSYC 5350 Applied Sport Psychology
PSYC 6341 Psychometric Theory
PSYC 6354 Motivation in Sport and Exercise3
PSYC 6356 Lifespan Sport and Exercise Psychology

    • 3 to 6 semester hours of Culminating Experience, select one of the following options:

PSYC 63CE Comprehensive (non-thesis option)
OR
PSYC 63TP Master’s Thesis Proposal, and
PSYC 63TR Master’s Thesis Research

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

Upon completion of the required courses, a certificate will be issued. Please obtain applications and a schedule of courses from your Academic Advisor in UIW Online.

Healthcare Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is designed to serve as an enhancement to a previously earned undergraduate or graduate degree—especially a BBA or MBA. It is intended to meet the educational needs of individuals currently serving in managerial positions within a variety of health services organizations as well as those who desire to serve in such positions. Eighteen hours in health administration coursework, as detailed below, are required for this certificate. Completion of the certificate will provide individuals with the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities required of entry to mid-level health services administrators.

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration requires the completion of the following 18 semester hours of graduate course work:

      • HADM 6301 Healthcare Organization and Delivery
      • HADM 6310 Financing Healthcare Services
      • HADM 6330 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
      • HADM 6360 Managing Healthcare Organizations
      • HADM 6340 Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Organizations
      • HADM 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy in Healthcare or
      • ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning

International Business Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in International Business is designed to serve as an enhancement of an already-earned undergraduate or graduate degree. Eighteen hours of graduate course work in International Business are required work. Completion of the required courses will enable qualified students to: conduct international research, analyze data regarding international business opportunities, recognize risk and potential gain in international business, draw conclusions about international business opportunities, present findings to business associates, and to recognize ethical challenges inherent in doing international business.

The Graduate Certificate in International Business requires the completion of the following 18 semester hours of graduate course work:

      • BINT 6311 International Business Management
      • BINT 6312 International Economics
      • BINT 6321 International Finance
      • BINT 6330 International Accounting
      • BINT 6361 International Marketing
      • BINT 6372 International Business Law

Organizational Development Certificate

This certificate is designed to accommodate the needs of those desiring to work or who are currently working in the OD profession; for those assigned to management positions whose responsibilities include planning and implementing quality and other process-centered transformations; and for those desiring to enhance their undergraduate and/or graduate degree program credentials.

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development requires the completion of the following 18 semester hours of graduate course work:

    • ADMN 6320 Strategic Planning and Policy
    • ORGD 6350 Organizational Behavior and Learning
    • ORGD 6351 Foundations of Organizational Development
    • ORGD 6352 Organizational Development Interventions/Practice
    • ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
    • ADED 6388 Working with Adult Groups