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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

Self-Designed–MS in Developmental Psychology ………………………………………………………. 657

MS in Forensic Psychology ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 658 General Program – MS in Forensic Psychology ……………………………………………………………. 660 Criminal Justice Self-Designed–MS in Forensic Psychology ………………………………………… 661

Cybercrimes–MS in Forensic Psychology ………………………………………………………………….. 662 Family Violence–MS in Forensic Psychology …………………………………………………………….. 662

Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology–MS in Forensic Psychology ………………………………… 663 Military–MS in Forensic Psychology …………………………………………………………………………. 664 Police Psychology–MS in Forensic Psychology ………………………………………………………….. 665

Sex Offender–MS in Forensic Psychology …………………………………………………………………. 665 Terrorism–MS in Forensic Psychology ………………………………………………………………………. 666 Victimology–MS in Forensic Psychology …………………………………………………………………… 667

Self-Designed–MS in Forensic Psychology ………………………………………………………………… 668

MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology …………………………………………………. 669

Consulting Psychology–MS in I/O Psychology …………………………………………………………… 671 Evidence-Based Coaching–MS in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 ………………………………………. 671 General Practice–MS in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 …………………………………………………….. 672 International Business–MS in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 …………………………………………….. 672 Self-Designed–MS in I/O Psychology ……………………………………………………………………….. 673

MS in Psychology ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 673 General Psychology – MS in Psychology …………………………………………………………………….. 675 Applied Psychology – MS in Psychology ……………………………………………………………………. 675

 

 

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Educational Psychology – MS in Psychology ………………………………………………………………. 675

Health Psychology – MS in Psychology ………………………………………………………………………. 676

Social Psychology – MS in Psychology ………………………………………………………………………. 676 Self-Designed–MS in Psychology ……………………………………………………………………………… 676 Post-Master’s Certificate in Teaching Online ……………………………………………………………….. 677 PhD in Clinical Psychology ………………………………………………………………………………………. 677 Forensic Psychology–PhD in Clinical Psychology ………………………………………………………. 682

Health–PhD in Clinical Psychology …………………………………………………………………………… 685 Industrial and Organizational Psychology–PhD in Clinical Psychology …………………………. 687 Teaching–PhD in Clinical Psychology ……………………………………………………………………….. 689 PhD in Developmental Psychology …………………………………………………………………………….. 691 General–PhD in Developmental Psychology ………………………………………………………………. 697

Administration and Leadership–PhD in Developmental Psychology ……………………………… 697

Child and Adolescent Development–PhD in Developmental Psychology ……………………….. 698 Health and Human Development–PhD in Developmental Psychology …………………………… 698

International Perspectives–PhD in Developmental Psychology …………………………………….. 699

Research–PhD in Developmental Psychology …………………………………………………………….. 699 Teaching–PhD in Developmental Psychology …………………………………………………………….. 699 Self-Designed–PhD in Developmental Psychology ……………………………………………………… 700

PhD in Forensic Psychology ……………………………………………………………………………………… 700 General–PhD in Forensic Psychology ………………………………………………………………………… 705

Criminal Justice Self-Designed–PhD in Forensic Psychology ……………………………………….. 706 Crisis Leadership Management–PhD in Forensic Psychology ……………………………………….. 706 Crisis Response–PhD in Forensic Psychology …………………………………………………………….. 706

Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology–PhD in Forensic Psychology ……………………………….. 707

Self-Designed–PhD in Forensic Psychology ……………………………………………………………….. 707 Victimology–PhD in Forensic Psychology …………………………………………………………………. 708 PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology ………………………………………………… 708

Consulting Psychology–PhD in I/O Psychology 6.11.2018 …………………………………………… 714 Evidence-Based Coaching–PhD in I/O Psychology 6.11.2018 ………………………………………. 714

General Practice–PhD in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 …………………………………………………… 714 International Business–PhD in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 …………………………………………… 715 Self-Designed–PhD in I/O Psychology ………………………………………………………………………. 715

PhD in Psychology …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 715 Educational Psychology–PhD in Psychology ………………………………………………………………. 720 Health Psychology–PhD in Psychology ……………………………………………………………………… 721

Research Psychology–PhD in Psychology ………………………………………………………………….. 721

Social Psychology–PhD in Psychology ………………………………………………………………………. 722

Teaching Psychology–PhD in Psychology ………………………………………………………………….. 723 Self-Designed–PhD in Psychology ……………………………………………………………………………. 723 PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ……………………………………………………………………….. 723 Health Psychology–PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ………………………………………….. 728 Healthcare Management–PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ………………………………….. 728

Industrial/Organizational Psychology–PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ………………… 728 International–PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership …………………………………………………… 728 Public Health–PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ………………………………………………….. 729

 

 

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Teaching–PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ………………………………………………………… 729

Post-Doctoral Respecialization Certificate ………………………………………………………………….. 729

School of Public Policy and Administration ……………………………………………………………………. 731

BS in Criminal Justice ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 731 Computer Information Systems and Security – BS in Criminal Justice ……………………………. 733 Crime and Criminals – BS in Criminal Justice ……………………………………………………………… 734 Criminal Justice Management and Administration – BS in Criminal Justice ……………………. 734

Homeland Security – BS in Criminal Justice ……………………………………………………………….. 735 Human Services for Criminal Justice – BS in Criminal Justice ………………………………………. 736 BS in Political Science and Public Administration ……………………………………………………….. 737 General Program – BS in Political Science and Public Administration ……………………………. 739 Global Issues and Social Justice – BS in Political Science and Public Administration ………. 740

Law and Legal Studies – BS in Political Science and Public Administration ……………………. 741 Managing in the Public Environment – BS in Political Science and Public Administration .. 743

Public Service Through Civic Engagement – BS in Political Science and Public Administration

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 744

Social Entrepreneurship – BS in Political Science and Public Administration ………………….. 745 Other Undergraduate Options ……………………………………………………………………………………. 747 Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………… 747

Articulations ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 755 BS in Criminal Justice to MS in Forensic Psychology Articulation ………………………………… 755

BS in Criminal Justice to MS in Psychology Articulation ……………………………………………… 756 BS in Criminal Justice to Master of Public Administration (MPA) Articulation ………………. 758 BS in Criminal Justice to Master of Public Policy (MPP) Articulation ……………………………. 759

BS in Political Science and Public Administration to MS in Nonprofit Management and

Leadership Articulation …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 761 BS in Political Science and Public Administration to Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Articulation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 762

BS in Political Science and Public Administration to Master of Public Health (MPH)

Articulation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 764

Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 765

Minor in Criminal Justice ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 766 Minor in Political Science and Public Administration …………………………………………………… 766

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice ……………………………………………………………………… 767 Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems ……………………………………………… 768 Graduate Certificate in Government Management ……………………………………………………….. 768

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security …………………………………………………………………. 769 Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management ……………………………………………………………. 770

Graduate Certificate in Public Management and Leadership ………………………………………….. 772 Graduate Certificate in Public Policy ………………………………………………………………………….. 773 Graduate Certificate in Strategic Planning and Public Policy …………………………………………. 774 Master of Public Administration (MPA) ……………………………………………………………………… 775 Criminal Justice – Master of Public Administration (MPA) …………………………………………… 777

Emergency Management – Master of Public Administration (MPA) ………………………………. 778 Global Leadership – Master of Public Administration (MPA) ………………………………………… 779 Health Policy – Master of Public Administration (MPA)……………………………………………….. 780

 

 

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Homeland Security Policy and Coordination – Master of Public Administration (MPA) …… 781

International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) – Master of Public Administration

(MPA) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 782 Law and Public Policy – Master of Public Administration (MPA) ………………………………….. 783 Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities – Master of Public

Administration (MPA) ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 784 Nonprofit Management and Leadership – Master of Public Administration (MPA) ………….. 784

Policy Analysis – Master of Public Administration (MPA) ……………………………………………. 785 Public Management and Leadership – Master of Public Administration (MPA) ……………….. 786 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation–MPA ……………………………………………………………. 787 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace – Master of Public Administration (MPA) ……………………. 788 Master of Public Policy (MPP) ………………………………………………………………………………….. 789

Criminal Justice – Master of Public Policy (MPP) ………………………………………………………… 791

Emergency Management – Master of Public Policy (MPP) ……………………………………………. 792 Global Leadership – Master of Public Policy (MPP) …………………………………………………….. 793

Health Policy – Master of Public Policy (MPP) ……………………………………………………………. 793

Homeland Security Policy and Coordination – Master of Public Policy (MPP) ………………… 794 International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) – Master of Public Policy (MPP) …. 795 Law and Public Policy – Master of Public Policy (MPP) ……………………………………………….. 796

Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities – Master of Public Policy

(MPP) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 797

Nonprofit Management and Leadership – Master of Public Policy (MPP) ……………………….. 798 Public Management and Leadership – Master of Public Policy (MPP) ……………………………. 799 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace – Master of Public Policy (MPP) ………………………………… 799

MS in Criminal Justice ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 800

Behavioral Sciences–MS in Criminal Justice ………………………………………………………………. 802 Cybercrimes–MS in Criminal Justice …………………………………………………………………………. 803 Emergency Management – MS in Criminal Justice……………………………………………………….. 804

International/Global Criminal Justice – MS in Criminal Justice ……………………………………… 804 Homeland Security Policy and Coordination – MS in Criminal Justice …………………………… 805

Law and Public Policy – MS in Criminal Justice ………………………………………………………….. 806 Public Management and Leadership – MS in Criminal Justice ……………………………………….. 807 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace – MS in Criminal Justice ……………………………………………. 807

MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management…………………………………….. 808 Emergency Management – MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management 810 Global Leadership – MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management ………. 810

Homeland Security Policy and Coordination – MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and

Executive Management …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 811

Law and Public Policy – MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management …. 811 Public Management and Leadership – MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive

Management ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 812 Public Policy Analysis – MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management …. 812 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace – MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive

Management ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 812 Self-Designed – MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management …………….. 813 MS in Emergency Management …………………………………………………………………………………. 813

 

 

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General Program – MS in Emergency Management ……………………………………………………… 815

Criminal Justice – MS in Emergency Management……………………………………………………….. 815

Global Leadership – MS in Emergency Management ……………………………………………………. 816 Homeland Security – MS in Emergency Management …………………………………………………… 817 Public Management and Leadership – MS in Emergency Management …………………………… 818 Terrorism and Emergency Management – MS in Emergency Management ……………………… 819 MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership …………………………………………………………….. 820

Global Leadership – MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership ……………………………….. 822 International Nongovernmental Organizations – MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 823 Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities – MS in Nonprofit Management

and Leadership ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 824

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation–MS NPMG …………………………………………………… 824

Self-Designed – MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership ……………………………………… 825 Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) ……………………………………………………………………… 826

General (DPA) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 830

Criminal Justice — Doctor of Public Administration …………………………………………………….. 831 Emergency Management — Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) ………………………………. 832 Criminal Justice (DPA) …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 833

Emergency Management (DPA) ………………………………………………………………………………… 834 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)–DPA …………………………………………………………….. 835

Global Leadership (DPA) ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 837 Health Policy (DPA) ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 838 Homeland Security Policy and Coordination–DPA ……………………………………………………… 839

International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)–DPA ……………………………………….. 841

Law and Public Policy–DPA …………………………………………………………………………………….. 842 Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities–DPA …………………………….. 844 Nonprofit Management and Leadership–DPA …………………………………………………………….. 845

Policy Analysis–DPA ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 846 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace–DPA ………………………………………………………………………. 848

PhD in Criminal Justice …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 849 Emergency Management–PhD in Criminal Justice ………………………………………………………. 856 Global Leadership–PhD in Criminal Justice ……………………………………………………………….. 860

Homeland Security Policy and Coordination–PhD in Criminal Justice …………………………… 865 Justice Administration–PhD in Criminal Justice ………………………………………………………….. 869 Law and Public Policy–PhD in Criminal Justice ………………………………………………………….. 870

Online Teaching in Higher Education–PhD in Criminal Justice …………………………………….. 876

Public Management and Leadership – PhD in Criminal Justice ………………………………………. 880

PhD in Public Policy and Administration (PPA) ………………………………………………………….. 884 General Program – PhD in Public Policy and Administration (Course-Based) …………………. 889 Criminal Justice–PhD in Public Policy and Administration ………………………………………….. 890 Emergency Management–PhD in Public Policy and Administration ……………………………… 891 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)–PPA ……………………………………………………………… 893

Global Leadership–PhD in PPA ………………………………………………………………………………… 894 Health Policy–PhD in PPA ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 896 Homeland Security Policy and Coordination–PPA ………………………………………………………. 897

 

 

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International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)–PhD in PPA …………………………….. 899

Law and Public Policy–PPA ……………………………………………………………………………………… 900

Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities–PPA …………………………….. 902 Nonprofit Management and Leadership–PPA ……………………………………………………………… 903 Policy Analysis–PPA ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 904 Public Management and Leadership – PhD in Public Policy and Administration ……………… 906 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace–PPA ………………………………………………………………………. 907

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services …………………………………………. 910

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) ………………………………………………………………………………… 910 BS in Human Services ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 912 Addiction – BS in Human Services …………………………………………………………………………….. 914 Child and Adolescent Development – BS in Human Services ………………………………………… 915

Criminal Justice – BS in Human Services ……………………………………………………………………. 916 Courts and the Legal System – BS in Human Services ………………………………………………….. 917

Cultural Studies – BS in Human Services ……………………………………………………………………. 918 Global Social Justice and Civic Engagement – BS in Human Services ……………………………. 918

Leadership and Administration – BS in Human Services……………………………………………….. 919 Psychology – BS in Human Services …………………………………………………………………………… 920 Self-Designed – BS in Human Services ………………………………………………………………………. 921

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs …………………………………………………………………… 922 Undergraduate Minors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 930

Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Negotiation ………………………………………. 930 Master of Social Work (MSW) ………………………………………………………………………………….. 931 Addiction Counseling – Master of Social Work (MSW) ………………………………………………… 935

Advanced Clinical Practice – MSW ……………………………………………………………………………. 936

Military Social Work – MSW …………………………………………………………………………………….. 938 Social Work in Healthcare – MSW …………………………………………………………………………….. 940 Social Work With Children and Families – MSW ………………………………………………………… 941

Addiction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 943 Children, Families, and Couples – Master of Social Work (MSW) …………………………………. 943

Crisis and Trauma – Master of Social Work (MSW) …………………………………………………….. 944

Forensic Populations and Settings – Master of Social Work (MSW)……………………………….. 944 Medical Social Work – Master of Social Work (MSW) …………………………………………………. 944

Military …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 945 MS in Human and Social Services ……………………………………………………………………………… 945 General Program – MS in Human Services ………………………………………………………………….. 948

Community and Social Services – MS in Human Services …………………………………………….. 948 Community Intervention and Leadership – MS in Human Services ………………………………… 948

Conflict Management and Negotiation – MS in Human Services ……………………………………. 948 Criminal Justice – MS in Human Services …………………………………………………………………… 949 Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention – MS in Human Services ……………………………………………. 949 Family Studies and Intervention – MS in Human Services …………………………………………….. 950 Gerontology – MS in Human Services ………………………………………………………………………… 950

Global Social Services – MS in Human Services ………………………………………………………….. 950 Human Services Nonprofit Administration – MS in Human Services ……………………………… 951 Mental Health Facilitation – MS in Human Services …………………………………………………….. 951

 

 

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Military Families and Culture – MS in Human Services ………………………………………………… 951

Social Policy, Analysis, and Planning – MS in Human Services …………………………………….. 952

Doctor of Social Work ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 952 Addictions and Social Work–DSW ……………………………………………………………………………. 955 Clinical Expertise (DSW) ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 956 Criminal Justice (DSW) ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 958 Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention (DSW) …………………………………………………………………….. 959

Family Studies and Interventions (DSW) ……………………………………………………………………. 960 Medical Social Work (DSW) …………………………………………………………………………………….. 961 Policy Practice (DSW) ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 963 Social Work Administration (DSW) …………………………………………………………………………… 964 PhD in Human and Social Services …………………………………………………………………………….. 965

General Program – PhD in Human and Social Services …………………………………………………. 975

Advanced Customized Specialization – PhD in Human Services ……………………………………. 978 Advanced Research–PhD in Human and Social Services ……………………………………………… 979

Community and Social Services–PhD in Human and Social Services ……………………………. 983

Community Intervention and Leadership–PhD in Human and Social Services ………………… 986 Conflict Management and Negotiation–PhD in Human and Social Services …………………… 989 Counseling Specialization (Course-Based) – PhD in Human Services …………………………….. 993

Criminal Justice–PhD in Human and Social Services …………………………………………………… 993 Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention – PhD in Human and Social Services…………………………… 996

Family Studies and Interventions–PhD in Human and Social Services …………………………. 1000 Gerontology–PhD in Human and Social Services ………………………………………………………. 1003 Global Social Services–PhD in Human and Social Services ……………………………………….. 1007

Higher Education–PhD in Human and Social Services ……………………………………………….. 1010

Human Services Nonprofit Administration–PhD in Human and Social Services ……………. 1014 Mental Health Facilitation–PhD in Health and Social Services ……………………………………. 1017 Military Families and Culture–PhD in Human and Social Services ……………………………… 1020

Social Policy Analysis and Planning–PhD in Human and Social Services …………………….. 1024 PhD in Social Work ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1027

Addictions and Social Work–PhD in Social Work …………………………………………………….. 1032 Clinical Expertise–PhD in Social Work ……………………………………………………………………. 1033 Criminal Justice – PhD in Social Work ……………………………………………………………………… 1035

Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention–PhD in Social Work ………………………………………………. 1036 Family Studies and Interventions–PhD in Social Work ………………………………………………. 1038 Medical Social Work–PhD in Social Work ……………………………………………………………….. 1039

Policy Practice–PhD in Social Work ………………………………………………………………………… 1041

Social Work Administration–PhD in Social Work ……………………………………………………… 1042

Course Descriptions …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1044

Student Success Courses …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2035

Courses …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2036

For Students in Quarter-Based Programs …………………………………………………………………… 2036 Doctoral Writing Assessment …………………………………………………………………………………… 2044 Master’s Students (Semester-Based) …………………………………………………………………………. 2044 Student Readiness Orientation …………………………………………………………………………………. 2045

 

 

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Introduction

About Walden University

Walden University is an accredited institution that for more than 45 years has provided an

engaging learning experience for working professionals. Our mission of producing

scholar-practitioners has attracted a community of extraordinary students and faculty, all

sharing a common desire to make a positive social impact—to make a difference.

 

Highlights of Walden’s commitment include:

• Diverse and comprehensive core curriculum: Walden University provides students the intellectual foundation necessary to see the interrelationships among

the central ideas and means of expression that are specific to the disciplines. This

foundation supplies a context for knowledge and makes possible the cross-

fertilization of ideas to enhance creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.

• Student-centeredness: Our faculty and staff are devoted to helping students balance their education with their personal and professional lives. Walden’s

library, tutoring, and other student services also provide essential resources.

• Real-world application: Degree programs are developed by scholar-practitioners who continually assess courses to make sure they are current and relevant.

• International perspectives: Walden University is part of the Laureate International Universities global network of more than 80 accredited campus-

based and online universities in 28 countries, serving more than 1,000,000

students around the world. Students in the Laureate International Universities

network have an unprecedented opportunity to expand their international outlook

and gain insights that they can apply directly to their professions.

• Positive social change: We believe that knowledge is most valuable when put to use for the greater good. Students, alumni, and faculty are committed to

improving the human and social condition by creating and applying ideas to

promote the development of individuals, communities, and organizations, as well

as society as a whole.

• Scholar-practitioner model: Our goal is to help students become scholar- practitioners by challenging them to integrate scholarly research with their own

expertise as skilled practitioners in their fields.

History

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the

direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will

meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

 

—Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

 

 

 

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“Evidence for the failure of higher education is all around us,” wrote Harold L. “Bud”

Hodgkinson in a 1969 issue of the journal Soundings. “Many of our brightest students are

telling us that higher education is insulating them from reality rather than assisting them

to peel off its infinite layers.” Though more a critique of the academy than a blueprint for

a new institution, “Walden U.: A Working Paper” helped inspire the university that bears

the name made famous by Henry David Thoreau.

 

As Hodgkinson was writing about the need for change in higher education, two New

York teachers, Bernie and Rita Turner, fresh from graduate work at the New School for

Social Research, were becoming interested in effecting social change by developing a

new kind of institution for higher education: one that focused on significant problems

affecting society from the vantage point of the professional and one that permitted

professionals the opportunity to continue working while earning a degree. Thus, Walden

University was born.

 

Walden began by offering a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree focused on dissertation

research for midcareer professionals who had postponed finishing their doctoral degrees.

Conferring its first degree in 1971 and implementing a formal curriculum in 1977,

Walden provided learner-centered programs to professionals in education, business, and

government who pursued doctoral degrees in related disciplines, including health and

human services. In 1982, Walden’s academic office moved from Bonita Springs, FL, to

Minneapolis, MN, in an effort to gain accreditation in a region that nurtures innovative

education. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools granted Walden

University full regional accreditation status in 1990.

 

After more than 20 years with the university, satisfied that it was well-established, the

Turners decided it was time to move on. Don Ackerman, a partner in a venture capital

firm in Florida, became the university’s owner and chairman of the board in 1992. It was

at this time that today’s Walden began to emerge as an online university with curricula

that emphasized a scholar-practitioner philosophy: applying theoretical and empirical

knowledge to professional practice with the goal of improving organizations, educational

institutions, and whole communities.

 

To further advance access to higher education, in 1995, Walden offered its first master’s

degree, the Master of Science in Educational Change and Technology Innovation. The

web-based PhD in Psychology program was introduced in 1997, and after a rigorous 2-

year self-study process, the North Central Association reaccredited the university for 7

years in 1998.

 

In February 2002, following the transfer of majority interest in Walden University from

Ackerman to Sylvan Ventures, the university began changing from a graduate institution

to a comprehensive university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. In

2004, Ackerman sold his remaining interest in Walden to Laureate Education, Inc.

(formerly Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.).

 

 

 

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In January 2005, Walden University merged with National Technological University, an

online engineering graduate school also owned by Laureate Education, Inc., providing the

university reach into another major profession in need of access to high-quality

education. With this change in ownership, the university has made significant

improvements in its infrastructure, its faculty, and its student services. Walden was

reaccredited by the North Central Association for another 7 years in 2005. The

university’s curriculum for the master’s program in nursing was accredited by the

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2006.

 

Each year, the university continues to expand its offerings, with new programs recently

added in education, psychology, healthcare, public administration, and management. In

2008, Walden named its College of Education in honor of Richard W. Riley (the former

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education) and launched teacher preparation and

special education endorsement programs.

 

To support its mission to increase access to higher education for working adults, in 2008

Walden launched full bachelor’s programs in such areas as business administration, child

development, and psychology. Walden also created a third online peer-reviewed journal:

the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. Similar to Walden’s other two

journals, the Journal of Social Change and the International Journal of Applied

Management and Technology, this journal promotes research findings and encourages

dialogue between scholars and practitioners.

 

In 2009, Walden’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling received accreditation by the

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Walden also

introduced additional technology to better address the needs of its students. Services

include a fully digital library, a Career Services Center with practical online tools, Virtual

Field Experiences (VFE®), and MobileLearn®, which enables students to download

course content for use on mobile devices.

 

In 2010, Walden celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing

Education (CCNE) granted accreditation to Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing

(BSN) Completion Program for 5 years and reaccredited the Master of Science in

Nursing program for 10 more years. Also in that year, Walden awarded Nelson Mandela

an honorary doctorate degree.

 

The PhD in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and BS in Business

Administration programs were accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business

Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2011. That same year, President Bill Clinton

addressed more than 4,700 graduates from 39 countries at Walden’s 46th Commencement

Ceremony, saluting their commitment to higher education while urging them to turn good

intentions into positive change.

 

In 2012, Cynthia G. Baum, PhD, was named the ninth president of Walden after serving

as vice president of the College of Health Sciences and the College of Social and

Behavioral Sciences and, more recently, as executive vice president of Walden. The

 

 

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Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership received accreditation by the

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which was

considered a significant milestone in Walden’s more than 40-year history of educating

educators. Continuing the commitment to high-quality education, the Doctor of Business

Administration (DBA) program was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business

Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

 

The year 2013 was significant for several reasons: The Higher Learning Commission

(HLC) reaffirmed Walden University’s accreditation for 10 years, the maximum period of

time granted. The next reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2022–2023.

Walden also marked a milestone as it celebrated its 50th Commencement Ceremony on

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, with more than 600

graduates and 2,800 guests. The newest alumni are part of a graduating class of nearly

6,000 students representing 50 U.S. states and 65 countries who have completed their

bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, or education specialist degree programs at Walden during

the past 6 months. Also, Walden University’s dedicated day of service to others—a

tradition of carrying out its mission of positive social change—became Global Days of

Service, a week-long international event.

 

Additionally, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, in its first year of

eligibility, received professional accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate

Nursing Education (CCNE), and the BS in Information Technology program was

accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

 

In July 2014, Walden celebrated its 52nd Commencement with its largest graduating

class in attendance. Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, addressed more than

1,100 graduates and 5,500 guests, faculty, administration, and staff. Rice received an

honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa degree, from Walden. The newest

alumni included the first graduates from the Executive Master of Business

Administration (EMBA) program and were part of a graduating class of nearly 5,500

students representing all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries.

 

The PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and MS in Marriage, Couple, and

Family Counseling programs were accredited by the Council for Accreditation of

Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These programs joined the

university’s already accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program,

making Walden one of the few institutions that offers these CACREP-accredited

counseling programs online.

 

2015 marks Walden’s 45th anniversary. Jonathan Kaplan became Walden’s president, and

the university continued its trend of forward-thinking education by introducing Tempo

Learning®, a self-paced, competency-based education experience. Walden’s first

program to utilize this format is the MS in Early Childhood Studies.

 

In 2016, Walden University’s School of Social Work and Human Services was officially

renamed the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services to honor Dr.

 

 

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Barbara Solomon for her contributions as a social work professional and scholar

throughout her 50-year career. Dr. Solomon’s research and work have focused on

improving social and mental health care services for underrepresented populations. As a

board member, she has been an integral advisor for Walden’s social work and human

services programs.

 

This year, Walden University achieved another milestone when our Master of Social

Work (MSW) program achieved accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education

(CSWE)–making Walden the first fully online institution to offer a CSWE-accredited

MSW program. Graduating from a CSWE-accredited program is required for licensure in

most states and helps our MSW graduates advance in their field.

 

2016 was also a pivotal year for Walden’s undergraduate students. The College of

Undergraduate Studies became the Center for General Education (CGE). This shift

allows students to focus more intensely on their particular discipline while enabling our

educators and administrators to develop exemplary general education courses.

 

Today, the university’s academic programs are organized under the following academic

units:

Walden University’s Academic Structure

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

• School of Education and Professional Licensure

• School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

College of Health Sciences

• School of Health Sciences

• School of Nursing

College of Management and Technology

• School of Information Systems and Technology

• School of Management

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

• School of Counseling

• School of Psychology

• School of Public Policy and Administration

• Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services

Walden’s academic offices are located in Minneapolis. The administrative

offices are headquartered in Baltimore.

 

 

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Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision

Walden University envisions a distinctively different 21st-century learning community

where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to

the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater

global good.

Mission

Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the

opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect

positive social change.

Goals

• To provide multicontextual educational opportunities for career learners.

• To provide innovative, learner-centered educational programs that recognize and

incorporate the knowledge, skills, and abilities students bring into their academic

programs.

• To provide its programs through diverse process-learning approaches, all resulting

in outcomes of quality and integrity.

• To provide an inquiry/action model of education that fosters research, discovery,

and critical thinking and that results in professional excellence.

• To produce graduates who are scholarly, reflective practitioners and agents of

positive social change.

Social Change

Walden University defines positive social change as a deliberate process of creating and

applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of

individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive

social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions.

This definition of positive social change provides an intellectually comprehensive and

socially constructive foundation for the programs, research, professional activities, and

products created by the Walden academic community.

In addition, Walden supports positive social change through the development of

principled, knowledgeable, and ethical scholar-practitioners, who are and will become

civic and professional role models by advancing the betterment of society.

 

 

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University Outcomes

Walden University strives to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities

to:

1. Facilitate positive social change where they work, in their communities, and in society.

2. Use their knowledge to positively impact their profession, communities, and society.

3. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

4. Apply their learning to specific problems and challenges in their workplace and

professional settings.

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