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Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours with a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0. Students are also required to develop and complete a narrative transcript.

Planning & Integration 

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

Liberal Learning

Students participate in graduate seminars designed to liberate practice from single points of view and action.

Individualized Areas of Focus

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

Individualized Program Culmination

Students culminate their graduate study through either four supplemental competencies or an integrating project (proposal and final artifact). Upon completion of all degree requirements (and prerequisite to degree conferral), each student prepares and submits for approval a comprehensive narrative transcript of her/his program of study.