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Graduate Studies                                               The Dean recommends qualified persons to the Dean
                                                               of Graduate Studies, who, upon approval of the
                                                               Graduate Council, makes the official appointments.
J. Randall Koetting Ph.D., Dean of
Graduate Studies                                               Temporary Associate Appointments

Marian University offers advanced degree programs              When appropriate, Deans may assign other full or
with a variety of degree emphases and professional             part-time faculty who do not meet the above criteria
development opportunities in the fields of business,           to teach a graduate course. In addition, adjunct
education, leadership, and nursing. Since courses are          faculty may be employed in graduate programs. Such
regularly offered in the evenings, weekends, and               individuals may hold appropriate terminal degree
online students are able to pursue graduate study              and/or hold an appropriate masters degree; they must
while working full time.                                       have exceptional expertise, such as possession of
                                                               special technical skills or knowledge in the specific
                                                               content of the course.
Central Purpose
                                                               Adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, visiting scholars and
The Graduate Studies Program has as its central                Marian University professional staff members are not
purposes:                                                      eligible for Graduate Faculty membership, but they
   - To provide support for graduate programs                  may contribute to the graduate program under
     through the leadership of the Dean of Graduate




                                                                                                                           Graduate Studies
                                                               temporary appointment.
     Studies and the Graduate Council, representing
     the graduate faculty;                                     Privileges and Responsibilities
   - To ensure the quality of graduate programs
     through support for program self-assessment               Graduate faculty members:
     and through regular program review;                          - provide graduate instruction, direct student
   - To meet the needs of qualified students by                     research in graduate programs, advise graduate
     providing access to graduate programs and                      students, supervise graduate field and practicum
     opportunities for continued professional and                   experiences, and perform other functions
     personal development; and                                      specific to graduate education within each
   - To stimulate and support creative, scholarly, and              division/school;
     research activity.                                           - serve on graduate committees charged with the
                                                                    development of graduate curriculum and
Graduate Faculty                                                    policies; and
                                                                  - may direct master’s theses and terminal degree
Graduate Faculty are members of the university
                                                                    dissertations, and serve on master’s and terminal
academic schools who have been recognized and                       degree committees.
approved as qualified to teach courses carrying
graduate credit, to serve on examining committees
                                                               Graduate Council
who have advanced degrees, and to advise graduate
students and direct their research. To be considered as
                                                               The purpose of the Graduate Council is to promote
a member of the Graduate Faculty, an individual must
                                                               the University Mission by providing guidance and
hold the doctorate degree or the terminal degree
                                                               direction for graduate programs. To accomplish this
appropriate to the discipline, or shall have
                                                               purpose, it oversees and supports programs based on
demonstrated, through experience or other
                                                               high standards and academic and professional
achievements, qualities that qualify him/her for
                                                               performance.
membership in graduate faculty and be recommended
by the school dean.
                                                               Degree Time Limits
A recommendation for Graduate Faculty status
                                                               Refer to individual sections for graduate degree
includes a judgment of the faculty’s competency in
                                                               requirements and time limits for the Master of Arts in
graduate instruction, the supervision of student
                                                               Education (MAE) degree; the Master of Science in
research, and scholarship and professional activities. A
                                                               Leadership (MS) degree; the Master of Science in
school may adopt or assess requirements for graduate
                                                               Nursing (MSN) degree; and the Doctorate in
faculty under its jurisdiction.
                                                               Educational Administration and Leadership (Ph.D.).




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                   Graduate Policies and Procedures                               Add/drop/withdrawal from courses

                   Many policies in the Academic Information section of           See University Refund Policy in the Tuition and Fees
                   this bulletin are common to both graduate and                  section.
                   undergraduate students. This specific section contains
                   policies specific to graduate study requirements and           Students assume all responsibility for adding,
                   procedures. Some graduate programs may have                    dropping, and withdrawing from courses including the
                   additional requirements, which must be met by                  full completion and submission of Course Drop forms.
                   graduate students.                                             The drop date shall be the date upon which the
                                                                                  Registrar’s Office receives the Course Drop form.
                   Admission to Graduate Study                                    Students should refer to the University’s Refund Policy
                                                                                  for specific policies governing withdrawing from
                   Refer to individual sections for Admission Policies and        courses after the start date. To avoid an “F” grade,
                   Procedures for the Master of Arts in Education (MAE)           student must drop any courses not attended.
                   degree; the Master of Science in Leadership (MS)
                   degree; the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)                 Students who receive federal financial aid funding
                   degree; and the Doctorate in Educational                       should check with the Financial Aid Office when any
                   Administration and Leadership (Ph.D.).                         changes are made in course registration for the
                                                                                  semester.
                   Undergraduates Taking Graduate Credit
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                                                                                  Administrative withdraw from courses
                   Marian University undergraduate students with
                   advanced standing, with special permission, may be             An instructor may request that the Registrar
                   allowed to take courses at the graduate level. Refer           administratively withdraw a student from a course if
                   to the Academic Information section of this bulletin           the student has not attended the first session of a
                   for the Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate                 course that meets once each week, or the student has
                   Courses policy.                                                attended neither of the first two sessions of a course
                                                                                  that meets more frequently than once a week, and has
                   Credit Load                                                    not notified the instructor. Students who are
                                                                                  administratively dropped by the instructor of the
                   For each fall/spring semester, the maximum credit load         course will be assessed a 10% tuition penalty and have
                   for full-time students is 12 graduate credits; the             a WD grade recorded on their transcript. This policy
                   maximum credit load for part-time students is 6                does not negate the responsibility of students for their
                   credits. For summer, the maximum credit load is 12             schedule of classes.
                   credits. Permission from Graduate Studies is required
                   for any student to take more than the maximum load.            Courses for Audit

                   Graduate students who are in good academic standing            Enrollment in courses for audit requires admission to
                   and who are involved in undergraduate coursework to            graduate study at the University, approval of the
                   remediate deficiencies, or those who have exceptional          appropriate Dean, and the instructor involved.
                   circumstances resulting in special hardship, must              Audited courses are assessed at 50 percent of the
                   appeal to the Dean of Graduate Studies for permission          regular tuition rate. Audit is available on a “space-
                   to carry more than the maximum credit load. Each               available” basis. Students auditing courses are subject
                   individual student appeal must be submitted to the             to the same regulations as other students with regard
                   Graduate Studies prior to the beginning of the                 to registration, but they do not take examination or
                   semester.                                                      receive credit for the course.

                   Students who enroll for more than the maximum                  Independent Study
                   credit load without permission will have credit loads
                   adjusted by Graduate Studies to reduce their course            Independent Study is an intensive study of a chosen
                   load to the maximum load allowed.                              subject not available through regular courses. Since
                                                                                  an Independent Study requires extra responsibility on
                   Deviations from this policy may be determined by the           the part of the faculty member, no graduate faculty
                   Dean of Graduate Studies in conjunction with the               member is required to accept a request for an
                   director of a particular program.                              Independent Study course. Independent Study is listed
                                                                                  on student records as XXX 614.



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   1. Students must be accepted and in full standing          average below 3.00 for the following semester is
      in the Master’s level degree program, unless            subject to suspension from Graduate Studies.
      the Independent Study is required to make up
      an admission deficiency.                                Students admitted conditionally or on a non-degree
   2. Work may be done off campus provided                    basis are subject to suspension from Graduate Studies
      regular meetings are held with the faculty              after attempting 12 semester hours if they earn less
      member directing the study.                             than a 3.0 grade point average.
   3. The faculty member and Dean of their
      Academic School must give approval to the               Students admitted to candidacy who lack a 3.00 grade
      study request and amount of credit being                point average at the time of completing the minimum
      granted.                                                number of hours required for the degree program
   4. Full-time Marian University faculty guide               may attempt no more than six additional hours to
      Independent Study.                                      attain a grade point average of 3.00. A maximum of
   5. No more than one Independent Study per                  six hours of courses with grades of “C” may be applied
      semester (3 credits maximum) is allowed and             to degree requirements. Students may submit no
      no more than six credits of Independent Study           more than six hours above those needed to meet
      may be counted for graduation.                          degree requirements. Grades below “C” are not
                                                              counted toward meeting degree requirements. All
Procedures                                                    graduate courses taken are considered in computation
    1. The student discusses the need for an                  of the grade point average.




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       Independent Study with the Dean who
       approves or denies the request.                        A student suspended from Graduate Studies may
    2. The student requests an Independent Study              apply for readmission after one year. Reinstatement
       from a full-time Marian University faculty             to Graduate Studies does not necessarily mean
       member who is qualified to teach the course.           reinstatement to a particular graduate program.
    3. The student develops an outline for the study
       including study objectives, learning activities,       Financial Aid
       outcomes and evaluations. The student then
       presents this to the faculty member for                Financial aid is available to graduate students at
       approval. (His/her guidance can refine the             Marian University in the form of Federal Stafford
       student's proposal)                                    Loans. Scholarships and grants are not available
    4. Once the student has completed the                     through the University.
       Independent Study Application, the faculty
       member recommends amount of credit (1-3) to
                                                              University Refund Policy
       be received and signs it.
    5. The student submits the Independent Study
                                                              See University Refund Policy in the Tuition and Fees
       Application and the approved outline for the
                                                              section of this bulletin.
       course to the Academic Dean.
    6. The Independent Study Application is
       circulated for signatures.                             Degree Programs
    7. If approved, the student registers for the class
       and gives a completed registration form to the         Master’s Degree Programs
       Academic School.                                             Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
                                                                    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Academic Probation and Suspension                                   Master of Science (MS)

Students admitted unconditionally or students who             Doctoral Degree Program
have been admitted to candidacy are considered on
                                                                    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
probation for the following semester if the cumulative
grade point average drops below 3.00. If the semester
grade point average for the following semester is 3.00        Post-Baccalaureate License or Certificate
or greater and cumulative grade point average is 3.00         Programs
or greater, the student is removed from probation. If
the cumulative grade point average remains below              Education
3.00, the student is continued on probation. A                      Alternative Education Licensure
student on probation having a semester grade point                  Director of Instruction Licensure



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                          Director of Special Education and Pupil                 Admission Requirements
                          Services Licensure
                          Principal Licensure                                     To be considered for admission into the
                          School Business Manager Licensure                       Organizational Leadership and Quality degree
                                                                                  program, the applicant must submit the following:
                          Superintendent Licensure
                                                                                       •   A completed Marian University application
                   Nursing
                                                                                           form.
                         Nursing Education
                                                                                       •   A $50 non-refundable application fee.
                                                                                       •   An official undergraduate transcript showing a
                   Master of Science in Leadership                                         bachelor’s degree from an accredited
                                                                                           institution.
                   36 credits required for graduation.                                 •   Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
                   18 credits in Core Leadership Curriculum plus 18                        Students may be considered for admission on a
                   credits in specific concentration area of applied                       probationary status with less than a 2.75 GPA.
                   leadership.                                                         •   Three years work experience, preferably in a
                                                                                           managerial or supervisory position.
                   CONCENTRATION IN ORGANIZATIONAL                                     •   Two confidential recommendations.
                                                                                       •   Two essays.
                   LEADERSHIP AND QUALITY
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                                                                                  All students are admitted on probation (some are
                   The Master of Science in Leadership with a                     admitted on special circumstances probation
                   concentration in Organizational Leadership and                 dependent upon admission requirements). As a
                   Quality is designed for individuals to assume or               quality control measure, all students apply for
                   enhance their leadership roles in organizations. It is         candidacy after the completion of 3 courses. Students
                   customer-focused, learner-centered, and founded on a           must have achieved a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in order
                   generalist orientation.                                        to receive full admission.
                   The accelerated program consists of twelve courses of          Transfer of Credit Policy
                   three credits each. It may be completed in
                   approximately two years. Classes meet for four hours,          Students can transfer up to 9 credits into the graduate
                   one night each week, for seven weeks. The courses are          program; each possible transferable course is reviewed
                   project-based and, with an emphasis on team and                individually. Each course must be less than 7 years old.
                   peer learning, integrate the functional disciplines of
                   business with the development of implementation and
                                                                                  Degree Requirements
                   process skills. Organizational learning and the quality
                   philosophy comprise the program’s two fundamental              To receive the Master of Science in Organizational
                   concepts, grounded on leadership. On average,                  Leadership and Quality, the candidate must meet the
                   students may expect to devote weekly, outside of               following criteria:
                   class, approximately six to eight hours to accomplish
                   individual or team assignments.
                                                                                       •   Completion of coursework with at least a 3.0
                                                                                           grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
                   Program Outcomes
                                                                                       •   Submission and approval of the final research
                                                                                           project.
                   Participants will:
                       • Be exposed to leadership and quality concepts
                                                                                  Required Coursework
                           and practices;
                       • Increase/instill fitness of leadership skills;           18 credits   Core Leadership Curriculum:
                       • Problem solving;                                         LDR 605      Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.
                       • Development of a quality program;                        LDR 607      Ethical Leadership, 3 cr.
                       • Be able to use leadership tools (recognizes              LDR 625      Organizations and Systems, 3 cr.
                           problems, diagnostic abilities, resolve                LDR 635      Intercultural Communication and
                           problems, present solutions).                                       Leadership, 3 cr.
                                                                                  LDR 645      Quantitative Methods, 3 cr.
                                                                                  LDR 647      Research Foundations, 3 cr.



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18 credits:                                                           •    Two confidential letters of recommendation.
OLQ 617     Building a High-Performance                               •    Letter of Intent (500 words or less describing
            Organization, 3 cr.                                            applicant’s goals relative to a graduate degree
OLQ 635     Globalization and the International                            in Criminal Justice Administration).
            Perspective, 3 cr.                                        •    One sample of scholarly writing.
OLQ 655     Managerial Finance and Budgeting, 3 cr.
OLQ 675     Human Resources Strategies, 3 cr.                    Transfer of Credit Policy
OLQ 695     Operations Management, 3 cr.
OLQ 701     Consulting Team Project, 3 cr.                       Students can transfer up to 9 credits into the graduate
                                                                 program; each possible transferable course is reviewed
CONCENTRATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE                                individually. Each course must be less than 7 years old.
ADMINISTRATION
                                                                 Degree Requirements
The Master of Science in Leadership with a
concentration in Criminal Justice Administration (CJA)           To receive the Master of Science in Criminal Justice
is designed to promote leadership through critical               Administration, the candidate must meet the
thinking, social justice and civic responsibility. The           following criteria:
curriculum is designed to ensure that students master
the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of                   •    Completion of coursework with at least a 3.0
criminal justice through a multi-disciplinary approach.                    grade point average on a 4.0 scale.




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The program addresses not only the pedagogy of                        •    Submission and approval of the final capstone
criminal justice, but also the fundamentals of                             project.
leadership and managerial science as applied to a
criminal justice setting. The program is designed to             Required Coursework
appeal to and educate professionals in both the
theory and application of criminal justice in                    18 credits   Core Leadership Curriculum:
leadership, management and administration of                     LDR 605      Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.
criminal justice agencies.                                       LDR 607      Ethical Leadership, 3 cr.
                                                                 LDR 625      Organizations & Systems,3 cr.
Marian University’s MS CJA is intended for students              LDR 635      Intercultural Communication &
who have a variety of career and life experiences.                            Leadership, 3 cr.
Ideally, students have worked in the criminal justice            LDR 645      Quantitative Methods, 3 cr.
system and have an academic degree in a related field.           LDR 647      Research Foundations, 3 cr.
Students who earn an MS CJA degree are prepared for
a range of positions including criminal justice                  18 Credits Criminal Justice Administration
administration and public safety agency management               Curriculum:

These courses, combined with the six core courses in             CRJ 600     Contemporary Issues in Criminal
leadership including a capstone project, make up the                         Justice, 3 cr.
program of studies.                                              CRJ 610     Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
                                                                             Administration, 3 cr.
Admission Requirements                                           CRJ 620     Administration and Management
                                                                             of Criminal Justice Agencies, 3 cr.
To be considered for admission into the Criminal                 CRJ 630     Managerial Finance For Criminal
Justice Administration concentration, the applicant                          Justice, 3 cr.
must submit the following:                                       CRJ 650     Criminal Justice Policy Analysis, 3 cr.
                                                                 CRJ 695     Capstone Project, 3 cr.
   •   A completed Marian University application
       form.                                                     CONCENTRATION IN GRIEF AND
   •   A $50 non-refundable application fee.                     BEREAVEMENT
   •   An official undergraduate transcript showing a
       bachelor’s degree from an accredited                      The Master of Science in Leadership with a
       institution.                                              concentration in Grief and Bereavement is designed to
   •   Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.                   prepare individuals to assume or enhance their
       Students may be considered for admission on a             leadership roles and skills base in organizations that
       probationary status with less than a 2.75 GPA.            focus on the delivery of care for individuals and


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                   families confronting the end of life. The program
                   combines rigorous study across the spectrum of end-             Required Coursework
                   of-life studies with content in spirituality, leadership
                   theory and practice. The grief and bereavement                  18 credits   Core Leadership Curriculum:
                   specialty emphasis includes study in the medical                LDR 605      Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.
                   aspects of death and dying (palliative and hospice              LDR 607      Ethical Leadership, 3 cr.
                   care); end-of-life decision making; communication               LDR 625      Organizations and Systems, 3 cr.
                   with service providers and families; grief and                  LDR 635      Intercultural Communication and
                   bereavement; program development, management                                 Leadership, 3 cr.
                   and assessment; sudden, violent and traumatic death;            LDR 645      Quantitative Methods, 3 cr.
                   clinical ethics; and death education. The Grief and             LDR 647      Research Foundations, 3 cr.
                   Bereavement Core consists of four required
                   foundation courses (12 credits) and two electives (6            12 credits:
                   credits).                                                       GRB 650     Palliative and Hospice Care: History,
                                                                                               Theory, and Practice, 3 cr.
                   These courses, combined with the 6 core courses in              GRB 655     Grief and Bereavement: Theory and
                   leadership and a capstone project, make up the                              Practice, 3 cr.
                   program of studies.                                             GRB 660     Walking with the Bereaved: Practical
                                                                                               Helping Skills, 3 cr.
                   Admission Requirements                                          GRB 665     Making Sense of Death: Personal, Spiritual,
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                                                                                               and Theological Perspectives, 3 cr.
                   To be considered for admission into the Grief and
                                                                                   6 elective credits from the following:
                   Bereavement concentration, the applicant must
                                                                                   GRB 700    Death in the Lives of Children and
                   submit the following:
                                                                                              Teenagers, 3 cr.
                                                                                   GRB 705    Grief and Bereavement after Traumatic
                       •   A completed Marian University application                          Death, 3 Cr.
                           form.                                                   GRB 710    Bereavement Education for Professionals
                       •   A $50 non-refundable application fee.                              and Communities, 3 cr.
                       •   An official undergraduate transcript showing a
                           bachelor’s degree from an accredited                    0 credits as follows:
                           institution.                                            GRB 720    Capstone Project, 0 cr.
                       •   Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
                           Students may be considered for admission on a
                           probationary status with less than a 2.75 GPA.          Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
                       •   Two confidential recommendations.
                       •   Letter of Intent (500 words or less describing          The School of Education offers degrees at the
                           applicants goals relative to a graduate degree          master and doctoral level, many post-
                           in grief and bereavement)                               baccalaureate license programs, and continuing
                       •   One sample of scholarly writing                         professional development opportunities for
                                                                                   teachers and educational leaders.
                   Transfer of Credit Policy
                                                                                   Admission Requirements
                   Students can transfer up to 9 credits into the graduate
                   program; each possible transferable course is reviewed          To be considered for candidacy into the School of
                   individually. Each course must be less than 7 years old.        Education, the applicant must present the following:
                                                                                       - completed Marian University Graduate Studies
                   Degree Requirements                                                   application form
                                                                                       - $50 non-refundable processing fee
                   To receive the Master of Science in Grief and
                   Bereavement, the candidate must meet the following
                                                                                   In addition, to be considered for acceptance into the
                   criteria:
                                                                                   Master of Arts in Education, the applicant must
                                                                                   present the following prior to the completion of 6
                       •   Completion of coursework with at least a 3.0            credits through Marian University.
                           grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
                                                                                       - official college/university transcripts sent directly
                       •   Submission and approval of the final capstone                 from the registrar verifying completion of a
                           project.


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      baccalaureate degree and any other course work             complete up to twelve credits of academic work in
      completed at the undergraduate or graduate                 Education or, in special cases, in related areas.
      level (Marian University alumni need not submit            Applicants who seek licensure but who have not met
      Marian University transcripts)                             the Wisconsin Human Relations Requirements are
    - 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the              required to complete a modified experience. Students
      undergraduate program (Applicants having less              are expected to make up deficiencies by the end of
      than a 3.0 may be admitted on probation)                   the first full year of enrollment, and a student
    - completed course sequence plan signed by an                admitted with deficiencies may expect to spend more
      advisor                                                    time completing the program. No course credits
    - copy of WI teaching license or evidence of                 earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as
      eligibility to hold such a license (required for           program credits required for the degree.
      admission of all programs except School Business
      Manager licensure program and out of state                 Admission of Non-Licensed Applicants
      DIAL students who must provide a copy of a                 Applicants who have baccalaureate degrees and can
      teaching license from any state or evidence of             demonstrate a record of successful teaching and/or
      eligibility to hold such a license)                        administrative experience in private/parochial K-12
                                                                 schools or who are employed in post-secondary
At the time students submit an application, a faculty            schools where teacher licensure is not required may be
advisor is assigned. For academic and professional               admitted into the graduate program if all other
advising, students pursuing a Master of Arts in                  criteria are met. Upon completion of the Educational




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Education degree or licensure must meet with the                 Leadership Program, the applicant is not be eligible
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions and/or a faculty              for licensure until all other DPI and/or Marian
advisor and complete a course sequence plan prior to             University requirements for licensure are met. Each
acceptance. Students should submit the completed                 applicant must place on file with the School of
signed course sequence plan to the Graduate                      Education a written statement acknowledging this
Admission office for inclusion in their application file.        restriction.

Applicants who have not met Wisconsin Human                      Admission on Probation
Relations Requirements (PI34) as part of their initial           An applicant whose undergraduate grade-point
teaching license, may be required to make up the                 average is below 3.0 may be recommended by the
deficiency. This usually applies to applicants who               School of Education for probationary admission,
received an initial Wisconsin teaching license before            provided other substantial evidence of capacity to do
July 1, 1972 or to applicants who received a license             satisfactory graduate work is presented.
from another state.
                                                                 Applicants whose undergraduate grade-point average
Admission with Full Standing                                     is between 2.75 and 3.0 may be admitted on
To be admitted in full standing to the Master of Arts            probation and required to complete at least 9 credits
in Education degree program, degree-seeking                      of course work in the program. Completion of the 9
applicants must have the following:                              credits with grades of B or higher automatically
    - a bachelor’s degree in education or related area           removes the students from probationary status.
      from a regionally or nationally accredited
      program;                                                   Applicants whose undergraduate grade-point average
    - a Wisconsin teaching license or evidence of                is between 2.5 and 2.75 may be admitted on
      eligibility to hold such a license (required for           probation and required to complete at least 12 credits
      admission of all programs except School Business           of course work in the program. Completion of the 12
      Manager licensure program); and out of state               credits with grades of B or higher automatically
      DIAL students;                                             removes the students from probationary status.
    - an overall undergraduate grade-point average
      of at least 3.0 (4.0 basis) or a minimum GPA of            Alternative Admission
      3.3 in the last 60 credits of their undergraduate          An applicant whose undergraduate grade-point
      program.                                                   average is below 2.5 must submit an application and a
                                                                 written appeal to the Dean of the School of
Admission with Deficiencies                                      Education. If admitted, the student is admitted with
Applicants may be admitted with deficiencies on                  probationary status and must complete 12 credits of
School of Education recommendation. Students                     coursework in the program with grades of B or higher
admitted with deficiencies may be required to                    to be removed from probation.



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                   Failure to meet the requirements of the probationary                 - If an applicant with an undergraduate grade
                   admission plan will result in the student being                        point average of 2.5-2.74 has completed up to
                   dropped from the graduate degree program.                              12 credits of graduate coursework, a
                                                                                          corresponding number of credits to remove
                   Non-Degree Seeking Admission (Special Student)                         probationary status may be waived.
                   Students with baccalaureate degrees who want to
                   earn graduate credit but presently may not wish to              Admission of International Students
                   pursue a graduate degree or administrative license              Additional admission requirements for international
                   may be admitted as a "Special Student." No formal               student applicants to the Master of Arts in Education
                   pre-admission process is involved before the first class.       degree program include the following:
                   However, at the time of registration during the first               - Every foreign applicant whose native tongue is
                   class the new student must formally apply for "Special                not English is required to take the Test of
                   Student" status by completing the appropriate forms                   English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), given
                   and present the following:                                            through the Educational Testing Service of
                            1. an admission application form                             Princeton, New Jersey. The TOEFL must be taken
                            2. a degree verification form                                at least three months before the proposed date
                            3. a $50.00 non-refundable (one time only)                   of enrollment if the application is to be
                   application fee.                                                      processed in time for admission. If an applicant’s
                   The degree verification form will be sent by the School               TOEFL score is below 580, the applicant may be
                   of Education Admissions office to the degree-granting                 denied admission to the program or may be
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                   institution. The student may not register for a second                required to take steps to upgrade language
                   course (or the 4th credit or more) until Marian                       proficiency.
                   University has received verification of the                         - In addition to the TOEFL, foreign applicants must
                   baccalaureate degree.                                                 send (with English translation) official records
                                                                                         (transcripts) from each previous undergraduate
                   Students with "Special Student" status may also enroll                or postgraduate institution. Academic
                   in courses required in the degree program if they have                transcripts must have a seal and signature in ink
                   a baccalaureate degree and special permission from                    of an authorized official of the institution(s) such
                   the School of Education. If, at a later time, the                     as the registrar or recorder of records.
                   student wishes to pursue a graduate degree and/or                   - Foreign students are required to pay for any
                   administrative license, the student must formally apply               costs incurred by the University for the
                   for admission to the specific program. A maximum of                   evaluation of equivalencies of academic course
                   6 credits earned as a "Special Student" may be                        work.
                   accepted into the graduate degree program                           - Every foreign student applicant must provide
                                                                                         evidence of adequate financial resources
                   Deviations from this policy may be determined by the
                                                                                         (including support for any family members who
                   Dean of Graduate Studies in conjunction with the
                                                                                         accompany the student to the university) as part
                   director of a particular program.
                                                                                         of the application for admission. This statement
                                                                                         must be provided in English and signed by the
                   Waiving Probationary Status
                                                                                         student applicant and any financial sponsors.
                   The Academic Standing Committee considers
                                                                                       - Foreign students are required to pay to the
                   successful graduate work at other institutions as
                                                                                         University, in U.S. dollars, one-half of the first
                   documenting the ability to do graduate work. Waiving
                                                                                         semester’s tuition before arriving at the
                   probationary status is considered only if:
                                                                                         University. The remaining tuition for the first
                       - the last 30 credits in the applicant’s
                                                                                         semester is due when classes begin.
                         undergraduate program are completed with a
                         grade point average of at least 3.0;
                                                                                   Admission to Administrative Licensure Only
                       - graduate coursework from other institutions
                                                                                   Programs
                         must meet the criteria normally used for
                                                                                   Students who already have a master degree and do
                         “transfer of credit”;
                                                                                   not wish to receive another, may seek additional
                       - if an applicant with an undergraduate grade
                                                                                   licensure as a principal, director of instruction, director
                         point average of 2.75-2.99 has completed up to            of special education/pupil services, or school business
                         9 credits of graduate coursework, a                       manager. To apply for approval to enroll in a licensure
                         corresponding number of credits to remove                 only program, students must complete the application
                         probationary status may be waived;
                                                                                   process as outlined under “Degree Admission” and
                                                                                   meet the criteria for admission into the degree


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program. “Licensure Only” students must also meet                     credit for courses in which the content or
the following specific admission criteria :                           practice has significantly changed in the last 3
    - Possession of a master’s degree;                                years;
    - Three years of successful full-time classroom                 - Grade of A or B (a “B-” grade is not acceptable);
      teaching experience (not required for School                    however, such grades are not included in the
      Business Manager Licensure. See note below);                    computation of grade point average;
    - Successful completion (grade B or higher) of a                - Equivalent to or as rigorous as Marian University
      course at the graduate level in educational                     courses; and
      research comparable to EDL 735 Research                       - Appropriate for the student’s proposed graduate
      Application to Practice. (Students are admitted                 program at Marian University.
      with deficiencies if they have not met this
      criterion and are required to take additional            The following are not transferable: undergraduate
      coursework to remediate the deficiencies.)               courses, continuing education units (CEU), workshops,
                                                               or credit for prior learning.
Note: The school business manager program is open to
non-educators. Individuals who have not completed              Students admitted to the Master of Arts in Education
an initial teacher education program and have not              program at Marian University who wish to take a
met the Wisconsin Human Relations Code are required            course at another institution must have prior written
to complete the Marian University Human Relations              approval from the School of Education before
program, which also includes additional coursework.            enrolling in the course if the credit earned is to be




                                                                                                                          Graduate Studies
                                                               considered for transfer.
Individuals who have earned a Master of Arts in
Education from Marian University in Educational                When a student changes emphasis within the Master
Leadership and wish to seek additional licensure,              of Arts in Education, graduate courses already
should contact the Coordinator of Graduate                     accepted in transfer are not automatically accepted
Admissions at (920) 923-8118 or 1-800-2-MARIAN, ext.           into the student’s new emphasis. Such courses must
8118.                                                          be reevaluated and processed according to the above
                                                               outlined procedures.
Transfer of Credit
                                                               Degree Time Limit Requirements
All college and university course work, including
graduate credits, earned prior to admission must be            All work applying to the Master of Arts in Education
reported on the application for admission and                  degree must be completed within a seven-year time
documented by means of an official transcript                  period. The time period begins with formal
requested by the student from the registrar of each            acceptance into the degree program.
institution previously attended. All transcripts must be
sent directly from the institution(s) to Marian
University.
                                                               Department of Curriculum and
                                                               Instruction
A “Transfer of Credit Application” must be filed in
conjunction with the application for admission.                The Master of Arts in Education degree in the
Official syllabi/course descriptions must be provided          Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers
upon request. Graduate credits earned prior to                 course work in one of two programs including
admission, but not reported on the Transfer of Credit          Differentiated Instruction for At-Risk Learners (DIAL)
Application are not considered for transfer after              and Educational Technology. Completion of the
admission. No more than 9 credits are accepted in              Differentiated Instruction for At-Risk Learners strand
transfer. Individual programs may have additional              leads to an Alternative Education License (WI code
restrictions.                                                  952) with three credits of designated electives.
                                                               Students who do not wish to complete a master’s
To be considered for transfer, credits must be:                degree may seek licensure in the Alternative
    - Earned at an institution regionally or nationally        Education Licensure Only program.
      accredited at the graduate level;
    - Acceptable to the master’s program in education          Graduate students in the program examine current
      of the transferring institution;                         educational theory and practice and explore a variety
    - Completed within the last 10 years; however, the         of viewpoints to reflectively develop their professional
      school reserves the right to deny transfer of            competence and teaching style. They explore social
                                                               issues affecting students and expand their awareness


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                   of and respect for the unique development of each              EDT 652 Innovations in Education, 3 cr.
                   student. During their course work, they consider               EDT 654 Educational Telecommunication, 3 cr.
                   effective collaboration with and accountability to             EDT 656 Developing Action Research Using
                   students, parents, colleagues, and the community.                      Educational Technology, 3 cr.
                   Reexamining the development of values and                      EDT 657 Action Research Using Education
                   professional ethics, students gain greater intellectual                Technology: Reporting the Findings, 1 cr.
                   and ethical insight. Students are prepared to assess           EDT 658 Teaching and Learning with Multimedia,
                   themselves on established professional standards and                   3 cr.
                   to develop professional growth plans.                          EDT 661 Educational Hardware & System Support,
                                                                                          3 cr.
                   At the end of their program all students need to               EDT 672 Teaching and Learning On-line for All
                   demonstrate their proficiency in a portfolio based on                  Students, 3 cr.
                   the ten Wisconsin Teacher Standards in PI 34.02.               EDT 674 Learning with Technology: Effective
                   Students may also complete documentation in                            Strategies, 3 cr.
                   preparation for submission of a National Board                 EDT 678 Electronic Portfolio: Development &
                   portfolio or the Wisconsin Master Educator portfolio.                  Assessment, 2 cr.
                   Students in the Alternative Education Licensure only           EDT 604 Special Topics in Educational Technology,
                   program will complete a portfolio to reflect                           3 cr.
                   completion of specific licensure requirements.
                                                                                  Differentiated Instruction for At-Risk
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                   Curriculum and Instruction Program Goals
                                                                                  Learners Strand—Online Program
                      - The professional educator will reflectively apply
                        knowledge of subject matter, human learning               The DIAL Master’s degree program prepares educators
                        and development, pedagogy, theory and                     to meet the diverse learning needs of all students,
                        technology in an artistic style                           including those who are at risk of not reaching their
                      - The professional educator will be learner-                educational and personal potentials. Upon
                        centered by demonstrating an awareness of and             completion of this masters program, Wisconsin
                        respect for the unique development of each                Students will also qualify for an Alternative Education
                        individual                                                License (952), which allows a person to teach in
                      - The professional educator will collaborate with           alternative education programs in grades 6–12. Please
                        students, parents, professional colleagues, and           note that the DIAL program is designed for online
                        members of the larger community                           delivery, however we provide opportunities for
                      - The professional educator will demonstrate                students to meet face to face and in site-based cohort
                        accountability to students, parents, colleagues,          groups.
                        related governmental institutions and to the
                        community                                                 30 credits:
                      - The professional educator will promote the                TDE 610     Advanced Professional Development, 1 cr.
                        development of values and ethics as standards             TDE 612     Action Research, 3 cr.
                        for behavior                                              TDE 613     Action Research: Reporting the Findings,
                                                                                              2 cr.
                                                                                  TDE 616     Perspectives in American Education, 3 cr.
                   Educational Technology Strand
                                                                                  TDE 618     Advanced Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
                                                                                  TDE 628     Classroom Strategies and Practices, 3 cr.
                   The Curriculum and Instruction, Educational
                                                                                  TDE 636     Understanding At-Risk and Nontraditional
                   Technology strand program’s focus is on the use of
                                                                                              Learners, 3 cr.
                   technology in support of student learning and
                                                                                  TDE 638     Effective Schools Research: What Works,
                   integrating technology into the curriculum. This
                                                                                              3 cr.
                   program will provide students with an opportunity to
                                                                                  TDE 640     Education in the Age of Technology, 2 cr.
                   reflect on classroom practice and identify ways to use
                                                                                  TDE 658     Analyzing Student Achievement in Diverse
                   technology effectively. Classes in the program are
                                                                                              Learning Contexts, 3 cr.
                   both face-to-face and on-line. More information is
                                                                                  TDE 642     Creating the Professional Portfolio, 1 cr.
                   available on the Web site
                                                                                  XXX 604 Summer Institute – Stars designated
                   http://cw.marianuniversity.edu/edt/
                                                                                              electives, 3 cr.
                   30 credits:
                   EDT 650 Foundations of Educational Technology,                 Completion of the Differentiated Instruction for At-
                               3 cr.                                              Risk Learners strand leads to an Alternative


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Education License, which allows a person to teach in                  - Students may seek licensure in any combination
alternative education programs in grades 6-12.                          of two of the above licenses in conjunction with
Individuals with an initial teaching license who do not                 their 32-credit program. (Special requirements
wish to complete a master’s degree may seek the                         relate to School Business Manager Licensure.)
Alternative Education License only (WI DPI code #952).                - Students who seek only one licensure may select
                                                                        from a range of optional courses to supplement
Alternative Education License Only Coursework                           their program of study.
12 credits:                                                           - Students with a master’s degree who do not
TDE 628 Classroom Strategies and Practices, 3 cr.                       wish to complete an additional master’s degree
TDE 636 Understanding At-Risk and Nontraditional                        may seek licensure only.
           Learners, 3 cr.
TDE 638 Effective Schools Research: What Works,                  All students in the Educational Leadership degree or
           3 cr.                                                 licensure only program are required to complete an
xxx 604 Stars Designated Electives, 3 cr.                        On-line Portfolio to demonstrate their performance on
           Portfolio                                             the applicable standards specified in the relevant parts
                                                                 of Chapter PI 34, Teacher Education Program Approval
Curriculum and Instruction Degree                                and Licenses (Wisconsin Department of Public
                                                                 Instruction, 2000). Extensive documentation relating
Requirements
                                                                 to the On-line Portfolio is distributed at the
                                                                 appropriate time. All students seeking a Master of Arts
To receive the Master of Arts in Education degree with




                                                                                                                             Graduate Studies
                                                                 in Education degree in Educational Leadership will
a Curriculum and Instruction emphasis from Marian
                                                                 take a master’s comprehensive exam.
University, the candidate must meet the following
criteria:
                                                                 Educational Leadership Coursework
     - Completion of the course work or its equivalent
                                                                 To be eligible for licensure as a Principal, Director of
       with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0
                                                                 Instruction, and/or Director of Special Education and
       scale
                                                                 Pupil Services, students must complete the following
     - Successful completion of all three program gates
                                                                 program requirements:
     - Submit an application for degree completion
                                                                 28 credits:
Department of Leadership Studies                                 EDL 705    Educational Leadership, 3 cr.
                                                                 EDL 715    Educational Administration, 3 cr.
The Educational Leadership Program provides students             EDL 725    Curriculum and Assessment, 3 cr.
opportunities for enrichment and growth in a collegial           EDL 735    Research Application to Practice, 3 cr.
environment. Relevant coursework motivates growth                EDL 745    Student Support Services for Diverse
in personal and professional competence in leadership                       Student Populations, 3 cr.
roles. As students develop critical thinking skills and an       EDL 755    Supervision and Personnel Development,
attitude of self-reflection, they are encouraged to                         3 cr.
define the valuing process, its foundations, and its             EDL 765    Communication, School-Community
applications. Throughout their coursework, students                         Relations and Strategic Planning, 3 cr.
explore the interface of current theory with practical           EDL 775    School Finance and Collective Bargaining,
applications.                                                               3 cr.
                                                                 EDL 785    Law and Politics of Education, 3 cr.
The Master of Arts in Education program in                       EDL 790    Values Development for Educational
Educational Leadership is a 32-credit program                               Leaders, 1 cr.
designed to meet the needs of administrators who                 Masters Examination (degree students only)
want to continue developing their professional                              On-line Portfolio
competence in leadership roles under the Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction Teacher Education               Students seeking the Master of Arts in Education must
Program Approval and Licenses: (Chapter PI 34).                  complete a minimum of 4 credits from the following
Strands within the Educational Leadership Program                to fulfill the 32 credit program requirement. Licensure
lead to licensure as School Principal (WI code 51),              only students must complete appropriate practicum.
Director of Instruction (WI code 10), School Business
Manager (WI code 8), or Director of Special Education            4 credits from the following:
and Pupil Services (WI code 80).                                 EDL 797 Principal Practicum (120 hours), 2 cr.
                                                                 EDL 798 Director of Instruction Practicum (120



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                              hours),2 cr.                                           5. Be eligible to hold a Wisconsin license to
                   EDL 796   Director of Special Education and Pupil                    teach; and
                             Services Practicum (120 hours), 2 cr.                   6. Provide evidence of three years of successful
                             Electives approved by advisor if only one                  classroom teaching.
                             practicum is desired, 2 cr.
                                                                                Candidates for the degree and/or license may need to
                   School Business Manager Coursework                           meet additional state and university requirements as
                   The school business manager program is open to non-          determined at the time of admission.
                   educators. Individuals who have not completed an
                   initial teacher education program and have not met           Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
                   the Wisconsin Human Relations Code are required to
                   complete the Marian University Human Relations
                   program, which may include additional coursework.            Program Description
                   The School Business Manager program is available
                   only on a cohort basis.                                      The Marian University School of Education offers the
                                                                                Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration
                   32 credits:                                                  and Leadership (Ph.D.) through the Department of
                   EDL 705 Educational Leadership, 3 cr.                        Leadership Studies. The program is based on the
                   EDL 735 Research Application to Practice, 3 cr.              Marian University mission of educating the whole
                   EDL 745 Student Support Services for Diverse Student         person.
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                             Populations, 3 cr.                                 Leadership is studied utilizing the frameworks
                   EDL 765 Communication, School-Community                      pertinent to three of the fields of traditional academic
                             Relations and Strategic Planning, 3 cr.            strength at Marian University: education, health care,
                   EDL 775 School Finance & Collective Bargaining, 3 cr.        and business. The program is designed for active
                   EDL 785 Law and Politics of Education, 3 cr.                 professionals across a wide range of fields including
                   EDL 762 Adv. School Business Administration, 2 cr.           PK-12 education, higher education, health care, social
                   EDL 764 Adv. Accounting and Computer Application,            services, law enforcement, government, and business.
                             3 cr.                                              In addition to being cross-disciplinary, the program is
                   EDL 766 Collective Bargaining, Contract                      designed to promote both scholarship and
                             Administration, and Risk Management, 3 cr.         professional leadership skills while facilitating the
                   EDL 768 Auxiliary Services Management, 3 cr.                 participant’s self-reflection and a deepened
                   EDL 790 Values Development for Educational                   commitment to service.
                             Leaders, 1 cr.
                   EDL 794 Business Management Practicum (160 hours),           The Ph.D. program has three areas of emphasis,
                             2 cr.                                              Educational Administration, Leadership Studies, and
                   Masters examination (degree students only)                   Curriculum and Instruction Leadership. This program
                             On-line portfolio                                  provides participants the opportunity to enhance their
                                                                                knowledge, skills, and dispositions for increasingly
                                                                                demanding leadership roles in complex organizations.
                   Educational Leadership Degree
                                                                                Participants examine and investigate theoretical
                   Requirements                                                 concepts as well as engage in application of those
                                                                                concepts to issues and problems of the field.
                   To receive the Master of Arts in Education degree in         Participants develop expertise in both qualitative and
                   Educational Leadership and be licensed as a principal,       quantitative research methods as they develop their
                   director of instruction, and/or director of special          sense of what researchable issues need to be
                   education and pupil services, the candidate must meet        addressed in their fields, and how they can impact the
                   requirements 1-6 listed below. To receive the degree         debate on these issues.
                   and be licensed as a school business manager, the
                   candidate must meet requirements 1-4 listed below:           The Ph.D. program is based on the model of a scholar-
                       1. Completion of the course work or its                  leader, one who endeavors to lead by example and to
                           equivalent with at least a 3.0 grade point           take unimpeachable ethical approaches to all issues
                           average on a 4.0 scale;                              pertinent to the scholar-leader’s field and to research
                       2. Completion of the Professional Progress Path;         and social issues in general.
                       3. Meet the requirements of Wisconsin                    With the scholar-leader model at its foundation,
                           Department of Public Instruction Human               participants examine and investigate cross-disciplinary
                           Relations Code;                                      theoretical concepts pertaining to leadership. This
                       4. Submit an application for degree completion;          orientation to rigorous scholarship demands that the


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participant develop a high level of competence in                        This 3-5 page type-written statement should
research skills. By the time participants progress to the                include your professional aspirations (career
latter phases of the Ph.D. program, they will be able                    plans), a narrative discussing how this degree
to choose and use the tools they need to critically                      will help in your profession, what aspects of
analyze leadership models and practices in their fields                  doctoral-level study you find most exciting, and
from a range of points of view and various                               the significance/impact of formal study during
perspectives. The integration of theory and practice                     your master’s program and beyond. Conclude
throughout the program equips participants with the                      with your expectations of a doctoral program in
necessary skills to succeed personally and                               leadership studies.
professionally in complex organizational                             -   Three letters of recommendation that address
environments.                                                            the applicant’s academic qualities and potential
The Ph.D. program seeks to:                                              for leadership.
                                                                     -   Copy of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers
    - Evolve a community of participants striving to                     Analogy Test (MAT) scores (taken within the last
      attain the ideal of the scholar-leader model, led                  5 years)
      by a faculty who ascribe to the scholar-leader                 -   Two samples of applicant’s scholarly/professional
      model by word and example.                                         writing
    - Provide advanced study and professional                        -   Current resume
      development to participants who are either                     -   Official transcripts of all college coursework,
      preparing for or currently working in leadership                   including verification of completion of the




                                                                                                                             Graduate Studies
      positions in the fields of education, business, or                 master’s degree.
      healthcare.
    - Provide a cross-disciplinary approach to the study        Note: Only completed applications will be reviewed
      of leadership      that affords participants the          for admission. Successful applicants will be invited for
      opportunity to learn from the diversity of                a personal interview with program faculty.
      concepts, theories, and practices pertinent to a
      range of fields in today’s complex and                    Application materials should be sent to:
                                                                     Director of Doctoral Studies
      challenging workplace.
                                                                     Marian University
    - Contribute to what is known regarding the
                                                                     School of Education
      theoretical and practical implementation of
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      leadership concepts in the fields of business,
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      education, and health care through study,
      research and practice, thereby creating scholar
      leaders.                                                  Provisional Enrollment
    - Successfully negotiate the complexity and
      diversity inherent in leading in their fields, and        If application materials demonstrate the applicant’s
      in the case of educators, capably administer              potential for advanced graduate study but GRE or
      school districts with the appropriate licensure           MAT scores are not yet available, applicants may be
      from the Wisconsin Department of Public                   admitted provisionally for one semester. GRE or MAT
      Instruction.                                              scores must be on file by the end of the first semester
                                                                in the program.
Admission Requirements
                                                                Educational Administration Emphasis
                                                                This program emphasis is cross-disciplinary in its core
To be considered for admission into the Ph.D. program
                                                                course requirement but is specifically oriented to the
in Educational Administration and Leadership, the
                                                                School District Administrator or Superintendent
applicant must have a bachelor’s and master’s degree
                                                                licensure requirements of the Wisconsin Department
from an accredited four-year college or university.
                                                                of Public Instruction (DPI) Chapter PI 34. It also focuses
Applicants for the emphasis in Educational
                                                                on leadership and demands high levels of scholarship.
Administration must have a current license as a
                                                                This program aims to graduate educational
principal.
                                                                professionals and superintendents who will provide
In addition, the applicant must submit the following:           leadership based on strong values and a thorough
                                                                grasp of educational, fiscal and legal principles.
    - Completed Application
    - $50 non refundable application fee
                                                                Leadership Studies Emphasis
    - Letter of Intent
                                                                This program emphasis is cross-disciplinary and
                                                                designed under the scholar-leader model to develop


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                   scholarship and professional competencies which                 Educational Administration Emphasis, 24 credits as
                   encourage and emphasize self reflection and                     follows:
                   strengthen a commitment to leadership. This emphasis            *EDL 850 The Superintendency, 3 cr.
                   is designed to engage participants in the practice of           *EDL 851 Personnel Administration, 3 cr.
                   study of leadership as it is best exemplified in the            *EDL 852 Technology & Educational Reform, 3 cr.
                   health care and business fields. The program                    *EDL 853 Organizational Culture:
                   concentrates on continued development of leadership                        Improving Schools from Within, 3 cr.
                   skills of the practitioner applicable to a broad array of       *EDL 854    Superintendent Internship, 3 cr.
                   professions.                                                    *EDL 855    Advanced Law and Education, 3 cr.
                                                                                   *EDL 856    Advanced Program Planning and
                   Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Emphasis                              Evaluation, 3 cr.
                   The doctoral program area of emphasis in Curriculum             *EDL 857    Curriculum and Leadership, 3 cr.
                   and Instruction Leadership prepares graduates to take
                   informed, reflective, and active leadership roles in            Leadership Studies Emphasis, 24 credits as follows:
                   studying and transforming learning and education in             EDL 814     Developing Leader Capacity, 3 cr.
                   the broadest sense, as well as improving schools and            EDL 816     Leadership Assessment and Evaluation,
                   schooling through the development of high quality                           3 cr.
                   teacher education programs. Students in this area of            EDL 817     Organizational Development and Change,
                   emphasis investigate the relationship between theory                        3 cr.
                   and educational practice, as well as the relationship           EDL 821     Organization Behavior, 3 cr.
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                   between schools and the contours of society and                 EDL 824     Human Resource Development, 3 cr.
                   cultures in which schools are located. The program              EDL 819     Adult Development, 3 cr.
                   focuses on issues that transcend the various areas of           EDL 826     Intercultural Leadership, 3 cr.
                   educational inquiry as they impact upon the design,             EDL 827     Leadership for Social Change, 3 cr.
                   implementation, and evaluation of a broad range of
                   educational programs.                                           Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Emphasis, 24
                                                                                   credits as follows:
                   Degree Requirements                                             EDL 853       Organizational Culture: Improving Schools
                                                                                                 from Within, 3 cr.
                   The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 45 credits              EDL 856       Advanced Program Planning and
                   of coursework above the master’s degree, as well as 15                        Evaluation, 3 cr.
                   credits of dissertation research.                               EDL 857       Curriculum and Leadership, 3 cr.
                                                                                   EDL 860       Advanced Curriculum Theory, 3 cr.
                         Core Studies, 9 cr.                                       EDL 861       Instructional Leadership: Theory and
                         Research Methods, 12 cr.                                                Practice, 3 cr.
                         Program Emphasis, 24 cr.                                  EDL 862       Teacher Education and Development, 3 cr.
                         Dissertation, 15 cr.                                      EDL 863       Sociocultural Concerns in Education and
                                                                                                 Leadership, 3 cr.
                   Students must maintain a minimum over-all grade                 EDL 864       Philosophical Concerns in Education and
                   point average of 3.25 in all academic coursework and                          Leadership, 3 cr.
                   complete the requirements of the degree within eight
                   years after being admitted to the program.                      Dissertation, 15 cr.

                   Ph.D. Coursework                                                * These courses constitute the non-doctoral
                                                                                   Superintendents licensure only program.
                   Core Studies, 9 credits:
                   EDL 811    Art and Practice of Leading, 3 cr.                   Program Assessments
                   EDL 812    Leadership and Ethics, 3 cr.
                   EDL 813    Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.                        Assessments throughout Ph.D. programs are
                                                                                   compatible with the Marian University School of
                   Research Methods, 12 credits:                                   Education Assessment System. Assessments are linked
                   EDL 810   The Research Endeavor, 3 cr.                          to the Knowledge Base. Assessments take place at
                   EDL 901   Advanced Qualitative Research, 3 cr.                  multiple critical points in the students’ progression
                   EDL 902   Advanced Quantitative Research, 3 cr.                 through the program. Assessments take place at the
                   EDL 903   Major Area Paper, 3 cr.                               following points:
                   EDL 804   Special Topics: Quantitative Research, 3 cr.



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   - Program Entry                                             Dissertation
   - At the end of each semester of coursework
   - Practicum Assessment or at the completion of              The continuing role of the student’s Doctoral
     the coursework for superintendent’s licensure             Committee is to ensure that the student is achieving,
   - Comprehensive Examination                                 in a timely manner, the level of academic excellence
   - Major Area Paper                                          and technical maturity expected of a Ph.D. graduate
   - During Dissertation Progression- Positive                 from the School of Education. In addition the
     progression on dissertation after 2 semesters as          Committee should discuss professional development
     dissertator status or at 7 credits                        with the student, with a view to provide guidance
   - At licensure through completion of Wisconsin              toward a future career, and to give advice regarding
     Administrator Exam, coursework, practicum, and            additional courses or other activities that might
     portfolio                                                 improve employment prospects.
   - At the end of program - Oral defense of
     dissertation
                                                               Master of Science in Nursing
Degree Time Limit Requirements                                 (MSN)
All work applying to the Ph.D. degree must be                  The School of Nursing provides a graduate program of
completed within an eight-year time period from their          study for registered nurses (RNs). Graduates with a
first semester of enrollment.                                  Master of Science in Nursing degree are prepared to




                                                                                                                          Graduate Studies
                                                               assume educator roles and advanced practice roles.
Internship                                                     The program offers two specialties:
                                                                       Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP);
Students complete a field-based component of the                       Nurse Educator (NE).
Educational Administration emphasis under the
supervision of a School of Education supervisor and a          The MSN program of study is structured for registered
field based administrator. Specific licensure                  nurses who previously earned a bachelor of science in
requirements will be the focus of the field-based              nursing degree.
assessment. Students complete a project which may be
research-based, and present their findings at the              The MSN program of study is also offered to
conclusion of the internship.                                  registered nurses that meet the criteria for progression
                                                               from RN to BSN/MSN. Studies include baccalaureate
Comprehensive Examination                                      and graduate nursing education and culminate in a
                                                               MSN degree in either of the specialties offered.
The Comprehensive Examination must be passed as a
partial requirement for completion of the degree. The          Adult Nurse Practitioner Specialty
comprehensive examination is based on the program
requirements.                                                  The Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Specialty consists
                                                               of a program based in nursing theory, research, and
                                                               primary care for adult clients. The program is
Major Area Paper                                               accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing
                                                               Education (CCNE) and is guided by the core
Doctoral participants develop their dissertation               competencies set forth by National Organization for
proposal with the first 3 credits of dissertation.             Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Students
Participants select a researchable issue in consultation       complete a total of 600 clock hours of clinical practice
with their advisor. They proceed to develop their              with certified nurse practitioner or physician
selected and approved issue by becoming thoroughly             preceptors. Graduates are eligible to write the ANP
familiar with its complexity, setting the context for          certification exam offered through the American
their study of it and developing and justifying an             Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American
appropriate research rationale and key questions to be         Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). They may
addressed. A major review of relevant literature is also       also complete the Wisconsin exam for prescriptive
required. This proposal is reviewed by the student’s           authority and the Drug Enforcement Agency Exam for
doctoral committee.                                            authority to write prescriptions for scheduled drugs.




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                   Nurse Educator Specialty                                         granted according to the requirements set forth by
                                                                                    the University, Graduate School, and the School of
                   The NE Specialty consists of a program based in                  Nursing.
                   nursing theory, research and educational theory and
                   practices. The program is accredited by the                      The RN to BSN/MSN student who has not earned a BSN
                   Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)                degree, if accepted to graduate nursing studies, shall
                   and is guided by the core competencies set forth by              proceed with the balance of core graduate nursing
                   the National League for Nursing (NLN). Students                  courses (28 credits) and the courses required in the
                   complete one 225 clock hour nursing focus practicum              declared specialty (17 credits).
                   with clients in a specific area as well as 225 clock hours
                   of practice teaching in classroom and clinical settings.         A $50 non-refundable application fee must accompany
                   Students are prepared to teach in academic settings,             the application. Official transcripts from all colleges,
                   staff development settings, and organizations which              universities, and schools of nursing must be forwarded
                   plan and provide client educational offerings.                   to the Admissions Office.
                   Graduates are eligible to sit for the NLN Nurse
                   Educator certification exam once they have met the               Entrance decisions are based on the following criteria:
                   NLN criteria.                                                        - A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from a
                                                                                          NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
                   Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education                       - Current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a
                                                                                          Registered Nurse in Wisconsin
Graduate Studies




                   This certificate prepares nurses with their Master of                - A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of
                   Science in Nursing degree with the knowledge and                       3.00 on a 4.00 scale on all undergraduate courses
                   experience necessary to assume educator roles in the                 - Completion of an acceptable undergraduate
                   academic or non-academic setting. Coursework                           course in Statistics with a grade of C (2.00 GPA)
                   consists of foundations of education, curriculum                       or better within the past five (5) years
                   planning, instructional design, assessment and                       - Completion of an undergraduate Physical
                   evaluation as well as a clinical practicum. Graduates                  (Health) Assessment course with a grade of C
                   are eligible to sit for the NLN Nurse Educator                         (2.00 GPA) or better
                   certification exam once they have met the NLN                        - Completion of an undergraduate Research
                   criteria.                                                              course with a grade of C (2.00 GPA) or better
                                                                                        - A minimum of one year of clinical nursing
                   RN to BSN/MSN                                                          experience as a Registered Nurse is required
                                                                                        - Three academic and/or professional
                   RNs who have previously earned an associate in                         recommendations (one from the Dean,
                   nursing degree or a nursing diploma may earn a MSN                     Administrator and/or faculty member of the
                   degree without first earning a BSN degree. This                        college from which the student graduated and
                   curriculum, combining baccalaureate and graduate                       two from nursing employers)
                   nursing studies, includes options for RNs to earn a BSN              - A resume describing responsibilities and function
                   degree, or both BSN and MSN degrees. Refer to the                      of all nursing     experiences
                   undergraduate School of Nursing section for details                  - An essay (500 words or less) clearly describing
                   about admission, progression, and course sequencing.                   the applicant’s educational and professional
                                                                                          goals relative to graduate study and professional
                   Degree Admission                                                       career
                                                                                        - A personal interview, if requested by the School
                   Students seeking candidacy for admission to the                        of Nursing
                   Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program are                       - Completion of background check
                   required to submit a completed admission packet to
                   the Marian University Admission office at least three            Qualified applicants must have continuing CPR
                   weeks prior to the first class.                                  certification throughout the MSN Program and meet
                                                                                    university and clinical agencies health, safety, and
                   The RN without a BSN degree shall complete all                   personnel requirements as specified by individual
                   prerequisite credits; all liberal arts and science               agencies. In addition, students must demonstrate
                   requirements; all articulated nursing credit; and NUR            proof of malpractice insurance.
                   courses 211, 303, 309, 310, 435, 455, 511, 540 and 545
                   in the RN to BSN/MSN program prior to application for
                   graduate studies. Admission to graduate studies is


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Progression Policy                                                    practice has significantly changed in the last 3
                                                                      years;
Students must earn a B (3.0) or better in all Nursing               - Grade of A or B (a “B-” grade is not acceptable);
courses. If a grade below a B (3.0) is earned in any                  however, such grades are not be included in the
course they may repeat this course one time only.                     computation of grade point average;
They must pass it the second time with a B (3.0) or                 - Equivalent to or as rigorous as Marian University
higher. Students may repeat only one course one                       courses; and
time. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.                         - Appropriate for the student’s proposed graduate
                                                                      program at Marian University.
Background Check Policy
                                                               The following are not transferable: undergraduate
Background checks of nursing students are                      credit, continuing education units (CEU), workshops,
implemented through the Marian University School of            or credit for prior learning.
Nursing in order to be in compliance with state laws
and regulations as well as clinical agency regulations.        Nursing Degree Requirements
Although Marian University and the School of Nursing
do not exclude students based upon the results of this         To receive the Master of Science in Nursing degree the
background check, clinical agencies reserve the right          candidate must meet the following requirements.
to refuse admittance of any student to their facility              - Completion of the coursework or its equivalent
based on the information obtained in the background                  with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0




                                                                                                                              Graduate Studies
check. Agency refusal to accept a student may result in              scale
the student not being able to complete the                         - Completion of 600 clock hours of practicum
requirements necessary for progression in and                        experience for the ANP program or 450 hours of
graduation from the School of Nursing. Cost is                       practicum experience for the NE program
student’s responsibility.                                          - Completion of a competency-base Portfolio
                                                                   - Completion of Graduate Project or Thesis
Transfer of Credit Policy
                                                               Master of Science in Nursing Required
All college and university coursework, including               Coursework
graduate credits, earned prior to admission must be
reported on the application for admission and                  MSN Core Courses
documented by means of an official transcript                  28 credits as follows:
requested by the student from the registrar of each
institution previously attended. All transcripts must be            25 credits
sent directly from the institution(s) to Marian                     NUR 500      Health Care Systems, 2 cr.
University.                                                         NUR 511      Theories in Nursing, 4 cr.
                                                                    NUR 520      Advanced Nursing Research, 3 cr.
A “Transfer of Credit Application” must be filed in                 NUR 526      Quantitative Data Analysis, 2 cr.
conjunction with the application for admission.                     NUR 527      Qualitative Data Analysis, 2 cr.
Official syllabi/course descriptions must be provided               NUR 531      Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
upon request. Graduate credits earned prior to                                   Among Diverse Populations, 3 cr.
admission, but not reported on the Transfer of Credit               NUR 540      Advanced Pathophysiology, 3 cr.
Application are not considered for transfer after                   NUR 545      Advanced Health/Physical Assessment, 3 cr.
admission. No more than 9 credits are accepted in                   NUR 605      Advanced Pharmacology, 3 cr.
transfer. Individual programs may have additional
restrictions.
                                                                    3 credits from the following:
                                                                    NUR 695 Graduate Project, 1 - 3 cr.
To be considered for transfer, credits must be:
                                                                    NUR 699 Graduate Thesis, 1 - 3 cr.
    - Earned from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited
      program at the graduate level;
                                                               Adult Nurse Practitioner Specialty
    - Acceptable to the master’s program in education
      of the transferring institution;                              17 credits:
    - Completed within the last 10 years; however, the              NUR 624 Adult Nurse Practitioner Theory I, 3 cr.
      school     reserves the right to deny transfer of             NUR 625 Practicum I: Adult Nurse Practitioner
      credit for courses in which the content or                                and Role Development, 2 cr.
                                                                    NUR 629 Adult Nurse Practitioner Theory II, 3 cr.


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                      NUR 630     Practicum II: Adult Nurse Practitioner           Refer to the undergraduate School of Nursing section
                                  and Role Development, 3 cr.                      for details about admission, progression, course
                      NUR 633     Adult Nurse Practitioner Theory III, 2 cr.       requirements, and sequencing.
                      NUR 635     Practicum III: Adult Nurse Practitioner
                                  Practicum & Role Development, 3 cr.
                      NUR 640     Practice Management for Nurse
                                  Practitioners, 1 cr.

                   Nurse Educator Specialty

                     17 credits:
                     NUR 645 Medical Surgical Nursing Across the Life
                                 Span I, 2 cr.
                     NUR 650 Medical Surgical Nursing Across the Life
                                 Span II, 2 cr.
                     NUR 652 Nursing Focus Clinical Practicum, 3 cr.
                     NUR 672 Nurse Educator Theory I, 3 cr.
                     NUR 673 Nurse Educator Theory II, 3 cr.
                     NUR 675 Nurse Educator Practicum and Role
                                 Development, 4 cr.
Graduate Studies




                   Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing
                   Education

                     10 credits:
                     NUR 672 Nurse Educator Theory I, 3 cr.
                     NUR 673 Nurse Educator Theory II, 3 cr.
                     NUR 675 Nurse Educator Practicum and Role
                                 Development, 4 cr.

                   RN to BSN/MSN Program

                   Through innovative restructuring, Registered Nurses
                   prepared with an associate degree in nursing or a
                   nursing diploma may complete a MSN degree. The
                   new, stream-lined program of study provides RNs with
                   options to earn a master’s degree in less time than it
                   would take to earn a BSN degree and then a MSN
                   degree. For RNs who desire a BSN degree, the RN to
                   BSN degree option continues to be offered.

                   Pre-set group schedules are structured to include the
                   following options: a culmination of studies ending in a
                   BSN degree, a culmination of studies ending in a MSN
                   degree, or fulfillment of both degrees.

                   Graduates with a BSN degree may return to continue
                   graduate (MSN) studies at a later date, having fulfilled
                   10 credits of graduate nursing studies (NUR 511, NUR
                   540 and NUR 545). BSN graduates who wish to return
                   to graduate studies at a later date should contact the
                   admissions office to determine re-admission
                   requirements and program locations.




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