Master's Program in Illinois USA

Top Masters Programs in Illinois USA 2016/2017

Master

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

The State of Illinois ranks as the fifth most populous state in the U.S. Nicknamed as the Land of Lincoln the state is highly prosperous hosting a large number of industries, attractions and sites. Besides being home to one of the world’s busiest airports, the state has numerous institutions highly ranked worldwide. The University of Chicago, ranks among the top 10 in the world.

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Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)

DeVry University
Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Chicago

The Master of Human Resource Management degree program will help prepare you to provide a strategic staffing vision across multiple disciplines in the business environment [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Illinois USA. The Master of Human Resource Management degree program will help prepare you to provide a strategic staffing vision across multiple disciplines in the business environment, and help you be able to assess and respond to your company's business goals to ensure that your most valuable asset - your people - are available, capable and effective. We are continually evolving our curriculum to ensure that the Master's in Human Resource Management program is aligned with the current HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management. The Master of Human Resource Management degree program is available on the following locations: Chicago Loop (Chicago, IL) Pomona (Los Angeles, CA) TUITION - Click Here About DeVry University. If you are looking for an undergraduate or graduate college degree program, consider DeVry University. We offer small class sizes, a year-round enrollment every 8 weeks with processing new or transfer I-20, and degree completion programs. At DeVry, you can earn a reputable degree from an accredited* university respected by top employers around the globe. Classes start every 8 weeks: January, March, May, July, September, and November DeVry University has locations across the United States, including 6 campuses specially equipped to address and service the needs of international students in their pursuit of a successful career. Chicago, IL (Loop & Campbell) Fremont, CA (San Francisco) Pomona, CA (Los Angeles) Sherman Oaks, CA (Los Angeles) New York City, NY Student life at DeVry University DeVry University offers a wide range of activities and clubs, including many professional organizations, in which students can participate. Most activities are planned by the student government or activity organization at each campus. In addition, several curriculum-related organizations, such as computer and electronics clubs, are offered, as are student-produced newspapers and special interest groups in such areas as chess, martial arts, and photography. A variety of intramural sports and field trip activities are also available. Activities and clubs vary by location. US Career Experience Program (USCEP) Would you like to earn hands on experience while attending school in the US? DeVry University’s U.S. Career Experience Program provides international students of DeVry University or its Keller Graduate School of Management the opportunity to gain valuable on-campus work experience through a paid, part-time job. Opportunities vary my campus locations. International students may work up to 20 hours per week with the potential to earn up to $10/hour. This is an exceptional opportunity to develop in one or several of the following specialist roles: Business Development Marketing Student Services Admissions Community Outreach Students can learn more about each role description by following our LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/devry-university-&-its-keller-graduate-school-of-management-international Follow us on our International Facebook page: www.facebook.com/devryintl *DeVry University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org. Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. In New York State, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. Testimonials “The small-size classes offered by DeVry create a professional learning environment and also enhances interaction between Professor and student that help me a lot in adapting with new environment.” – Xuan D. Hua, Vietnam “Networking field is my passion and DeVry has provided me an amazing learning platform to pursue my dream. My advisor, Mr. Nadeem Masood is a wonderful person, and he has been assisting me since day one. He constantly looks out for me, and he is like a fatherly figure to me here. I’m sure DeVry will bring me to greater heights.” – Amudhan Tamilarasu, India “This U.S. Career Experience Program is another huge step that DeVry University has taken into the global world. I am honored to be chosen as International Student Specialist in this process and I am going to do whatever it takes to take the progress forward.” – Evrim Timur, Turkey [-]

LLM in U.S. Legal Studies

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 semesters September 2016 USA Chicago + 1 more

Designed for well-qualified lawyers with law degrees from other countries, John Marshall’s LLM in U.S. Legal Studies provides foreign lawyer students with a customized course of study to best meet their individual career goals and professional needs [+]

Now is the time to earn an LLM in U.S. Legal Studies at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Designed for well-qualified lawyers with law degrees from other countries, John Marshall’s LLM in U.S. Legal Studies provides foreign lawyer students with a customized course of study to best meet their individual career goals and professional needs.

We accept students for the fall semester, providing the opportunity to complete the LLM program in two semesters, or nine months. Students may also begin in the spring semester, but will not finish until the following December.  However, students who wish to take fewer credits per semester may take up to five semesters to finish the degree program. Students must successfully complete 24 credit hours to earn the LLM in U.S. Legal Studies. Students in this LLM program will typically take between 9–12 courses to earn the degree.... [-]


Master of Management and Manufacturing

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Evanston

Today's global marketplace requires a new type of manager-leader: one able to fuse strategic business practices with cutting-edge technology. MMM is a two-year dual degree program of the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University [+]

Today's global marketplace requires a new type of manager-leader: one able to fuse strategic business practices with cutting-edge technology. The Master of Management and Manufacturing Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to master these critical skills and prepare for a lifetime of professional achievement. MMM is a two-year dual degree program of the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.The MMM program offers many advantages:

The opportunity to earn two degrees, with one set of curricular requirements, in just two years: the Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management and the Master of Engineering Management degree from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. A flexible curriculum that allows students to take a wide array of courses in areas most suited to their career goals, including marketing, operations, finance and entrepreneurship. A hands-on, team-based approach to learning that applies theory to real-world challenges. A shared student experience with peers in the Kellogg School \\\'s full-time MBA program, including extracurricular and leadership opportunities. Access to world-class experts and facilities in nanotechnology, biotechnology and other technical disciplines with significant business implications. Outstanding career opportunities in a wide range of functions and industries, including general management, operations and production, finance, product development, business development, marketing and strategic planning. ... [-]

MS in Computer Information Systems / MS in Computer Science

Bradley University
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Peoria

MS in Computer Science Students are taught how to gather and analyze requirements, design, develop and test software systems, and devise new innovations and applications in computing. MS in Computer information systems Computer information systems is a discipline that focuses on information technology and a wide variety of scientific, engineering, and business applications; the mathematical requirements for computer information systems are not as rigorous as they are for computer science because there is less focus on theoretical foundations. [+]

MS in Computer Science Students are taught how to gather and analyze requirements, design, develop and test software systems, and devise new innovations and applications in computing. In addition to meeting all the general requirements of the Graduate School and of the department as stated above, candidates for the master’s degree in computer science must satisfy the following requirements: At least 21 of the 33 required hours must be earned in courses labeled CS. At most, six hours may be earned in approved courses other than those labeled CS or CIS. To satisfy the core (breadth) requirement, four courses must be taken, one from each pair given below (either by taking the course or showing evidence of the completion of an equivalent course elsewhere): CS 520 or CS 625 CS 590 or CS 591 CS 514 or CS 612 CS 561 or CS 571 To satisfy the depth requirements, the student must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department. No course taken to satisfy the core requirement (see item 2) may be counted as one of the three courses in this requirement. For admission into the computer science program, a student must have the approval of the department and have completed: discrete mathematics at least two semesters of calculus, matrix or linear algebra at least one semester of calculus-based statistics at least 15 hours of computer science coursework including knowledge of one structured or object-oriented programming language, elementary data structures, assembly language, advanced data structures, and introductory computer architecture. MS in Computer information systems Computer information systems is a discipline that focuses on information technology and a wide variety of scientific, engineering, and business applications; the mathematical requirements for computer information systems are not as rigorous as they are for computer science because there is less focus on theoretical foundations. In addition to meeting all the general requirements of the Graduate School and of the department as stated above, candidates for the master’s degree in computer information systems must satisfy the following requirements: At least 21 of the 33 semester hours required must be earned in courses labeled as CIS. At most, six hours may be earned in approved courses other than those labeled CS or CIS. To satisfy the core (breadth) requirements, a student must either take the following courses or show the evidence of having completed equivalent courses elsewhere: CIS 530, CIS 575, CIS 580, CS 591. (CS 531 and CS 590 are recommended). Take one of the following courses: CIS 697, CIS 698, or CS 690. To satisfy the depth requirements, the student must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department. No course taken to satisfy the core requirements (see items 2 and 3) may be counted as one of the three courses in this requirement. The admission requirements for the computer information systems program are: one semester of calculus one semester of statistics, and two semesters of computer programming [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Chicago

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares experienced and aspiring administrators to be leaders in government, criminal justice, health, environmental, and nonprofit organizations. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Illinois USA. Public Administration, MPA Offered in: CHICAGO The graduate program leading to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares experienced and aspiring administrators to be leaders in government, criminal justice, health, environmental, and nonprofit organizations. The curriculum consists of six core management and analysis courses, a policy course, a service learning course and specialized courses in the student’s concentration or field of interest. Concentrations are offered in health services, government management, and nonprofit management. Roosevelt's Chicago Campus is ideally located for aspiring MPAs. Government is the largest single employer in the metropolitan area; there are many federal regional offices and hundreds of local agencies; several health care organizations are among the top 25 area employers; and the nonprofit sector is growing more rapidly than any other. The public administration program draws from — and gives back to — this rich practice laboratory by continually connecting theory with practical application and by involving students in real administrative problems and their solutions. Faculty are primarily teachers, but they are also researchers, consultants, and practicing professionals. Courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate students who are employed full-time. Admission Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher are admitted based upon previous academic performance and evaluation of a one- to two-page essay on an assigned topic. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average below 3.0 will be considered on the basis of the above plus additional supporting materials. These applicants should submit a history of their work and community experience and two letters of reference. They may also submit aptitude test scores such as the GRE or the GMAT. Information regarding admission may be obtained from the office of graduate admission or the department office. In certain instances, applicants may be admitted on a probationary basis with special restrictions. Requirements To earn the MPA degree, students must complete 36 semester hours of course work. Course work must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students electing the thesis option must have a GPA of 3.7. Students who do not maintain a 3.0 GPA, students who receive more than two grades of C, and students who have one course grade of D or F are subject to dismissal from the program. Students choose a concentration in health services management, government management, or nonprofit management. Concentration courses must be selected in consultation with their graduate advisor. Core Course Requirements PADM 400 Public Service in the United States .....3 PADM 401 Management Practices for the Public Service .....3 PADM 403 Quantitative Methods and Tools for Public Administrators .....3 PADM 404 Human Resource Management .....3 PADM 405 Public Budgeting and Financial Management .....3 PADM 406 Research and Evaluation Methods for Public and Nonprofit Managers .....3 PADM 497 Capstone: PADM 491, 492, 493-Practicum or PADM 490-Thesis .....3 PADM 498 Field Internship or Service Learning Course (identified in the semester schedule) .....3 One policy course (identified in the semester schedule).....3 Three courses in an area of concentration.....9 Transitions Program Organizational Leadership (OLED) majors in the College of Professional Studies who are planning to immediately continue on to graduate school in the Masters of Public Administration program at Roosevelt can participate in a Transitions Program that will accelerate completion of the MPA. The program allows these students to take three graduate-level courses as part of their undergraduate degree program. Once admitted to the MPA, the courses will apply toward completion of the MPA degree. Students must be accepted into the Transitions program and obtain permission from the program director of Public Administration before enrolling in the cross-listed courses. Students must apply to the Transitions program for the MPA after their third OLED course, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and write an essay for the Public Administration program. At the conclusion of the Organizational Leadership Degree students are required to formally apply to the Public Administration program. The three graduate courses in the OLED/MPA Transition Program are: PADM 400, PADM 401, and PADM 419. Continuous registration A student who has not completed an internship, thesis, or other final project must maintain continued registration during fall and spring semesters until completion of the project by registering for the appropriate zero-credit course (course number followed by “Y”). Students who have not maintained continuous registration for internship, or other final project will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation. [-]

Master of Marketing Research

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Edwardsville

The Master of Marketing Research (MMR) degree is designed to prepare individuals with diverse backgrounds for careers in marketing research and to meet the need of businesses [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Marketing Research

Marketing Research at SIUE

The master of marketing research (MMR) degree is designed to prepare individuals with diverse backgrounds for careers in marketing research and to meet the need of businesses, government or nonprofit organizations for competent marketing research professionals. The program’s goal is to develop professional marketing researchers who: (1) understand business operations, marketing processes, and the complexity and nature of marketing problems; (2) can apply research to help solve management problems, define marketing opportunities and aid in decision making; (3) can plan, execute and manage a research project; (4) know marketing research techniques and specialties; (5) can write a cogent, well-organized research report; and (6) can communicate research proposals, results, conclusions, and recommendations clearly and effectively. The MMR graduate will be well prepared to practice marketing research and to make substantial contributions to the marketing research profession.... [-]


Master of Nonprofit Administration

North Park University
Campus or Online Full time September 2016 USA Chicago

A master of nonprofit administration degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management will prepare you for senior-level positions in the nonprofit sector. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Illinois USA. Master of Nonprofit Administration Earn Your Master of Nonprofit Administration The master of nonprofit administration (MNA) degree prepares individuals to lead nonprofits across the sector. This degree covers all the disciplines essential to running effective, mission-driven organizations, from fundraising to financial decision-making to governance. A particular focus on strategic management, as well as relevant regulations and external reporting requirements, will help you develop the skills you need to serve as an executive in both small and large organizations. Why North Park? A master of nonprofit administration degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management will prepare you for senior-level positions in the nonprofit sector. North Park University has been recognized as having one of the most comprehensive nonprofit programs in the country—we understand the importance of connecting your organization’s mission to best business practices and innovative strategies. Your coursework will be immediately relevant to your work and career, and a flexible schedule includes classes taught in an accelerated format at night, on weekends, and online. This fully-accredited program integrates theory with real-life situations to help you develop successful strategies for your organization. Study In-Person or Online Complete your MNA 100% online, through traditional face-to-face classes, or through a combination of formats. Online courses work around your schedule and utilize a secure course website. Choose the combination of class locations that fits your learning style and schedule. Where North Park Alumni Work American Medical Association Foundation Hephzibah Children’s Association Community Human Services, Inc. Albany Park Community Center Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society Million Dollar Round Table Foundation Girl Scouts of America Carmel Catholic High School University of Chicago Booth School of Business Casa Central Alumni Profile Malik Gillani G'13 appreciated his nonprofit coursework in part because of projects that were immediately relevant to his nonprofit organization, Chicago's Silk Road Rising theatre project, as well as professors who were dedicated to teaching and developing effective nonprofit leaders. He has used his education to creative positive, lasting changes for Silk Road, and is confident in his ability to lead the organization into its future. Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management North Park’s Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management is a premier resource for nonprofit professionals, providing events, training, and networking opportunities for everyone from seasoned managers and CEOs to individuals starting their careers. The Axelson Center’s annual symposium attracts hundreds of leaders and invites them to engage with contemporary issues and challenges confronting their nonprofit organizations. The Center is a fantastic resource for North Park University students, who are invited to participate in all these programs at a significant discount, gaining valuable connections and learning from nonprofit experts. MNA Coursework Advance your nonprofit career through practical coursework that includes: Nonprofit Financial Management Nonprofit Board Governance and Volunteer Management Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior Measuring Outcomes and Assessment Certificate Options Graduate-level certificates options allow you to add depth to your degree in a specific area, from nonprofit finance to marketing to church administration and more. Complete one 17 nonprofit or business certificates through elective options available with the MNA without adding time or cost to your degree program. Scholarships and Financial Aid North Park University offers a comprehensive scholarship program to help you afford the education you desire. Most students qualify for awards that reduce their tuition costs between 10% and 35% throughout their degree or certificate program. Our Lifetime Learning Program also offers 50% tuition reduction on classes, certificates, and degrees after you have completed one master’s degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management. [-]

Master of Interior Design

Harrington College of Design
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Chicago

While the traditional tools of interior design remain essential, designers now also utilize more computer-aided technology, serve more-diverse applications, and focus on sustainability and socially responsible choices more than ever before. [+]

Master of Interior DesignWhile the traditional tools of interior design remain essential, designers now also utilize more computer-aided technology, serve more-diverse applications, and focus on sustainability and socially responsible choices more than ever before. Earning a graduate-level degree enables a more-advanced level of practice for interior designers looking to best serve the demands of the global community.Harrington College of Design’s Master of Interior Design program, created for students who completed their bachelor’s degree in interior design, architecture or a related program, emphasizes the application of evidence-based research to individualized design specialties. The program includes core courses in interior design theory and research methods as well as studio-based courses in which theory and method are integrated through application in project-based work. (Students with an undergraduate degree in a field unrelated to interior design may consider Harrington's Master of Arts in Interior Design Program.)... [-]


Custom Learning Initiatives

University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Campus or Online Part time September 2016 USA Chicago

With our custom executive education programs, designed specifically for your company's needs, we'll help your team get to the top. [+]

The people inside your company are your most valuable resource.

We are the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, one of the world's premier business schools. With our custom executive education programs, designed specifically for your company's needs, we'll help your team get to the top.

Your team will address challenges with greater readiness. They will push their best ideas to a new level. They will proceed with confidence.

Discover and develop the true value and potential of your team with custom executive education from Chicago GSB.

To develop leaders in your business, learn from a leader in business education. Today's business climate requires ingenuity. At Chicago GSB, we know that the strongest ideas come from a deep understanding of the concepts that underlie business. Our rigorous approach gives depth and breadth to business knowledge and context to current challenges—key elements in determining your most successful strategies.... [-]


Master of Music Education

VanderCook College of Music
Campus Part time 1 - 7 years September 2016 USA Chicago

VanderCook offers the master of music education degree for candidates who are experienced and certified music teachers. The MMEd degree offers a practical curriculum, driven by the career goals of the candidates. [+]

Program Structure VanderCook offers the master of music education degree for candidates who are experienced and certified music teachers. The MMEd degree offers a practical curriculum, driven by the career goals of the candidates. The summers-only format is structured to serve the music teacher in the field. The convenient six-week sessions are scheduled to begin in mid-June and end in late July. Music educators are able to pursue an advanced degree or earn additional credit hours without taking a leave of absence from teaching. Degree and Declaration of Track Course requirements for the graduate degree tracks are outlined in the Master of Music Education Course of Study section. Sessions The master's degree is conferred on candidates completing 36 semester hours of credit. Normally, most or all work is completed over the course of several summers. Each summer graduate session consists of a maximum of six weeks of classes. Exit Requirements All candidates must complete a Master's Project, Lecture/Recital, or a Lecture/Demonstration to graduate. Candidates are assigned to an advisor by the master's project chairperson. Candidate works are published in the annual Master's Project Collection. All graduate candidates have the choice of completing a Professional Teaching Portfolio or taking the Written Comprehensive Examination. Degree Completion Candidates are expected to finish the program within seven years of initial registration. Graduate Credit A master's degree candidate must complete 36 credit hours (a credit hour equaling a minimum of 15 50-minute academic hours or Carnegie Units) with a minumum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no more than 20% of all credits below a B level. Applied Studies For continued success in all levels of school music teaching, graduate candidates are encouraged to further develop their expertise as a musician and educator through private study of an instrument or voice. To this end, candidates may choose to study their major instrument or voice, but are encouraged to consider studying a secondary instrument. Candidates who plan to perform a graduate lecture recital for their master's project must study their major instrument or voice for two summers. Admissions Requirements Candidates enrolling in the bachelor's degree programs need both musical and academic competence to attain the degree. The strengths and background of each applicant are weighed on an individual basis in an effort to determine the candidate's potential for success. In general, however, preference is given to applicants who fulfill the following requirements: Graduate from an accredited secondary school or its equivalent with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Complete the following coursework at the secondary level: 3 years of English 2 years of mathematics 2 years of science 3 years of social science 2 years of electives in foreign language or art 3 years of electives in music, or evidence of successful participation in music ensembles and classes ACT/SAT (International applicants are exempt from the SAT/ACT requirement.) Complete the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with writing and earn a combined score of 1030 (verbal plus math), or Complete the American College Test (ACT) with writing and earn a composite score of 22 with an English/Writing score of 16 or higher on ACT exams taken Sept 1, 2015 or later (or 19+ on ACT exams taken prior to Sept 1, 2015). International students (non-native English speakers) are exempt from the SAT/ACT requirement but must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Internet-based TOEFL test (IBT) measures the areas of reading, listening, writing and speaking. VanderCook requires a minimum score of 70 on the IBT. The EIKEN test can be considered in lieu of the TOEFL; VanderCook requires a minimum grade of 2A, but admission is contigent on an interview. (Note: All international applicants must submit proof of total financial support before an I-20 will be issued.) [-]

MBA with Accountancy Concentration

Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences, Eastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2016 USA Charleston + 1 more

Eastern's MBA enhances your value by preparing you for positions of leadership in business and industry, which is structured to meet the needs of both full- and part-time students. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Illinois USA.

The MBA with Accountancy Concentration requires 24 hours of graduate business and accounting core courses and 9 hours of graduate accounting electives.

 

Your value to an organization is based on what you can do. Eastern's MBA enhances your value by preparing you for positions of leadership in business and industry.   Eastern's MBA program mission addresses a broad range of business-related skills emphasizing a combination of teamwork, writing, contemporary global issues, and analytical skills. The MBA program is structured to meet the needs of both full- and part-time students. The EIU MBA offers you:  

An AACSB accredited program A supportive and collaborative adult learning environment Interaction with and instruction from distinguished faculty with opportunities for collaborative research Small class sizes A General Management course of study or a Concentration in Accountancy Graduate assistantships where students gain experience in research, instructional support, or administrative activities Foundation courses for students with academic background other than business ... [-]

Master of Social Work (MSW)

University of St. Francis
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 USA Joliet + 1 more

USF’s MSW program is designed for working professionals because it offers convenient Friday/Saturday classes. Full-time students attending classes on Fridays and Saturdays can expect to complete the degree in two years or four semesters. Advance standing students (those with a BSW from an accredited program) should anticipate one academic year for completion. Part-time students are welcome. [+]

Now more than ever, a Master of Social Work (MSW) is critical to professional success in the social work field. Those earning an MSW degree have increased professional competency and job satisfaction, along with opportunities for career advancement. The field that has shown an increased demand for individuals with the MSW degree, making it a must! USF’s MSW program is designed for working professionals because it offers convenient Friday/Saturday classes. Full-time students attending classes on Fridays and Saturdays can expect to complete the degree in two years or four semesters. Advance standing students (those with a BSW from an accredited program) should anticipate one academic year for completion. Part-time students are welcome. The MSW program combines both theoretical and practical knowledge so that students earn a degree that is highly respected in the workplace. The program’s foundation courses contain content and learning experiences that all MSW graduates need for competent, generalist social work practice. Supervised field work is required in the first and second years. Graduate Certificate Gerontology Graduate Certificate – Post Masters Forensic Social Work Certificate Degree Requirements The Master of Social Work degree requires students to complete 62 semester credit hours of course work. This includes specified credit hours per week of supervised field work in the first year, followed by specified credit hours per week of supervised field work in the second year, plus related integrated seminars. These practicum experiences will provide the required total hours of supervised practice experience in selected social service agencies. Two-year, full-time students can expect to complete the requirements for the degree over four continuous semesters. Advance standing students should anticipate one (1) academic year for completion. Change in status (from part-time to full-time or vice versa) is permitted. The maximum number of credit hours transferable is six. Advanced Standing Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program may be eligible for advanced standing. The advanced standing program currently consists of 32 credit hours of course work. Only select students are required to take 6 hours of bridging courses. The bridge courses are only required of advanced standing students with a G.P.A. of less than 2.75. There are also 4 semester hours of fieldwork per semester with related integrated seminars required. This program requires one academic year of study for advanced standing students and two years for students from non-accredited programs. Transfer students will not be admitted to advanced standing program. Major Program (62 semester hours) The first 30 credit hours of the 62 hour Master of Social Work (MSW) program constitute the Foundation of the MSW degree. The Foundation courses obtain content and learning experiences that all MSW graduates need for competent, generalist social work practice. The Foundation will be organized as follows: First Semester Courses (15 semester hours) [offered every fall] SWRK 500 Social Work Generalist Practice I (3) SWRK 501 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3) SWRK 502 Social Policy I: Analysis and Practice (3) SWRK 503 Social Work Research Methods I (3) SWRK 504 Field Practicum/Seminar I (3) Second Semester Courses (15 semester hours) [offered every spring] SWRK 511 Social Work Generalist Practice II (3) SWRK 512 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3) SWRK 515 Field Practicum/Seminar II (3) SWRK 516 Social Policy II: Ethics in Social Welfare (3) SWRK 517 Women’s Issues and Feminist Practice (3) The MSW Concentration Curriculum Advanced Standing Bridging Courses [offered every summer] SWRK 611 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I & II (3) SWRK 612 Social Policy I & II: Analysis and Practice (3) Third Semester (16 semester hours) [offered every fall] SWRK 601 Social Work Advanced Generalist Practice I (3) SWRK 603 Field Practicum/Integrative Seminar III (4) SWRK 604 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Social Work (3) SWRK 615 Cross-Cultural Practice Systems (3) *Elective (3) Fourth Semester (16 semester hours) [offered every spring] SWRK 605 Comparative Theories/Object Relations in Social Work Practice (3) SWRK 613 Advanced Research Methods (3) SWRK 614 Field Practicum/Seminar IV (4) SWRK 615 Cross-Cultural Practice Systems (3) *Elective (3) *Electives SWRK 650 Domestic Violence (3) SWRK 651 Substance Abuse & Treatment (3) SWRK 652 Practice & Policy Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect (3) SWRK 653 Crisis Intervention (3) SWRK 654 Spirituality & Franciscan Ideals (3) SWRK 657 Social Work Practice with Older Adults (3) SWRK 661 Psychopathology (3) SWRK 694 Topics (3) SWRK 695 Independent Study (1-3) Five Year BSW/MSW Social Work Degree* Fifth Year – MSW Program Fall Semester SWRK 601 Advanced Generalist Practice I SWRK 603 Field Practicum & Integrated Seminar III SWRK 604 Ethical Issues in a Contemporary Society SWRK 615 Cross-Cultural Practice Spring Semester SWRK 602 Comparative Theories/Object Relations SWRK 613 Advanced Research Methods SWRK 614 Field Practicum & Integrated Sem IV SWRK 616 Social Work Generalist Practice II *Note: if Fast-track electives were not completed at the BSW level, student must add MSW elective to fall and spring semester For more information regarding the Five Year BSW/MSW Program, refer to undergraduate Social Work section [-]

Master of Applied Computer Science

Saint Xavier University
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Chicago

The Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program is designed to further students' understanding of the computing technologies shaping our world today. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Illinois USA. Master of Applied Computer Science The Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program is designed to further students' understanding of the computing technologies shaping our world today and to prepare students for sustaining a life-long contribution to a technology-related career. The MACS program provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of important areas in the computing field. This program may be completed in two semesters by completing 16 credit hours each semester, or in three to four semesters by spreading the courses over a longer period. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree may be completed by taking an additional 24 graduate credit hours from the Graham School of Management, which can be completed in one additional year. Five-Year Option Get a bachelor's and master's degree in just five years! The Department of Computer Science is excited to announce this new option for all incoming freshmen. You can... Complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) or Bachelor of Arts (Computer Studies) and in the fourth year take two graduate level courses in computing that will count for eight hours towards the general electives in your bachelor’s degree and also eight hours towards your master’s degree. In the fifth year, you take 24 hours (six courses) of graduate courses to complete the master’s degree. You may also delay graduating with the bachelor’s degree until the end of the fifth year, and then graduate with both the master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the same time. This is an advantage because although you will be taking graduate courses, SXU will consider you to be an undergraduate and not only charge you undergraduate tuition but also allow you to use your financial aid package in the fifth year. However, since every student’s situation is different, you should check with the Financial Aid Office before making this decision. Entrance Requirements The MACS program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. However, a student with a non-computer-related degree may substitute relevant work experience as a prerequisite for entry into the program. College graduates who have not worked or studied in a computing field may become eligible for the program by addressing their deficiencies, either by taking courses at Saint Xavier University prior to their enrollment in the program (a conditional acceptance will be considered) or by providing documentation that they have completed similar courses at another institution. Students wishing to pursue this option should consult with the program director. Students with no experience in programming will be required to gain proficiency in one programming language (for example, Visual Basic, C, Java or C++) prior to acceptance into the program. In some cases a student may be required to complete an introductory computing course. Please contact the program director for advice on fulfilling these requirements. Program Requirements The master of applied computer science degree requires 32 credit hours of graduate course work consisting of at least 20 credit hours at the 500-level and at most 12 credit hours at the 400-level. Required Courses (20 credit hours from the Following, including ACSG-599): ACSG 520: TCP/IP Architecture and Protocols (4) ACSG 540: Programming Languages for the Web (4) ACSG 561: Systems Analysis and Design (4) ACSG 570: Computer Systems Security (4) ACSG 591: Special Topics (4) ACSG 599: Graduate Capstone Course (1-4) Elective Courses (Select 12 credit hours from the following): ACSG 400: Current and Future Trends of the Internet (4) ACSG 405: Project Management for Information Technology (4) ACSG 425: Data Communications and Wireless Networking (4) ACSG 430: Mobile Applications (4) ACSG 435: Cloud Computing (4) ACSG 450: Digital Forensics (4) ACSG 452: Advanced Database Topics (4) ACSG 455: Open Source Software (4) ACSG 460: Special Topics (4) ACSG 465: Usability and Design (4) ACSG 545: Software Engineering (4) ACSG 575: Information Ethics (4) ACSG 592: Independent Study (1-4) ACSG 593: Directed Study (1-4) ACSG 594: Internship (varies) Application Requirements Below are the requirements for the master of applied computer science program: 1. A completed application form (PDF). 2. Official transcript(s) sent directly from the registrar of the accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate level coursework. 3. A non-refundable $35 application fee, unless applying online. 4. Personal statement. In approximately 300 words, please address (1) your personal career goals, (2) how you developed an interest in computer technology and the Internet, (3) your computer background and proficiency, (4) how this program fits into your goals, (5) what skills and experience you bring to the program, and (6) what are your needs and expectations of the master of applied computer science program? 5. Two completed recommendation forms. Recommendation forms must be completed by individuals (supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.) who can attest to your academic competence, professional skills and character. Graduates of Saint Xavier University need not submit recommendations, unless specifically asked to do so after submitting the application. 6. If admitted into the program, an advisor will review your resume and transcripts. Students who have not worked in the information systems field and/or do not have a computer based undergraduate degree may need additional coursework. Apply online for the master of computer science (MACS) program or request an information packet by mail. [-]

Doctor of Psychology in Child and Adolescent Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Chicago

The Adler School offers a Child and Adolescent Psychology track within the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program. Through coursework, students are provided with [+]

Doctor of Psychology in Child and Adolescent PsychologyThe Adler School offers a Child and Adolescent Psychology track within the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program. Through coursework, students are provided with knowledge and skills pertinent to issues of health and dysfunction with children and adolescents; assessment and intervention methods appropriate to these types of clients; and the broader structural and socio-cultural factors that impact their well-being.

Psychologists who work with children and adolescents work in a variety of settings to assist young people who are struggling with mental health issues and other challenges such as peer pressure, body image, drugs or alcohol, relationships, sexuality, or coping with difficult life changes like parental divorce or death. They conduct formal diagnostic tests, provide counseling and other therapeutic services, develop community-based youth programs, lead prevention initiatives, serve as mentors, and more.... [-]


Master in Early Childhood Education

Chicago State University
Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Chicago

The department offers several graduate degrees in Early Childhood-Primary Education. The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood is available to both teacher licensed and non-licensed professionals in the field through the various options specified below. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Illinois USA. Graduate Degrees in Early Childhood-Primary Education The department offers several graduate degrees in Early Childhood-Primary Education. The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood is available to both teacher licensed and non-licensed professionals in the field through the various options specified below. An initial licensure with a master's degree, Master of Arts in Teaching, is also available for those individuals who have bachelor's degrees in other disciplines and want to acquire an Illinois Teaching License. Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree. There is a six-year time limit from the date of first enrollment in graduate coursework to graduation. The Master of Science in Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction prepares students to work in a variety of professional positions (e.g., community college faculty level, program manager or director, education coordinator, child welfare worker, child advocate family specialist). Option 1, the Master of Science in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, does not lead to teacher certification by entitlement or to certification by the State of Illinois through transcript evaluation. Option 2, is restricted to candidates who hold a Illinois Type 04 or LBS1 Teaching Certificate. Applicants whose undergraduate work has been completed in a discipline other than early childhood will be required to complete the following core knowledge/courses represented in Early Childhood: ECH 5000, 5001, 5020 and 5170. Courses must be completed within the first year after program admission. Early Childhood Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Total of 33 Credit Hours Professional Education Courses ECH 5850 Screen/ Assessment/ Evaluation/ Young Child ECH 5250 Contemporary Influences in ECH ECH 5270 Cognitive Dev. Theory ECH 5280 Multidisciplinary Approach in ECH ECH 5320 Curriculum for Pre School Prim Child ECH 5440 Development in Infancy ED 5960 Foundations of Ed. Research ECEE 5462 Field Practicum READ 5230 Best Practice in Emergent Literacy ECEE 5466 Thesis Elective Master of Arts in Teaching The College of Education offers a master’s degree program leading to initial teacher certification in Early Childhood-Primary Education. The program prepares students who have undergraduate degrees in fields other than education to become certified early childhood teachers for grades pre-school through third . The program provides change-of-career students the professional skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary for successful teaching in urban schools. The curriculum is offered at the graduate level and qualifies program completers for an Illinois Teaching License with an Early Childhood Approval. The program requires field hours when school is in session, in addition to 16 weeks of full-time student teaching or internship during the fall or spring semester. The Master of Arts in Teaching has two options: one for Initial Licensure and one for subsequent endorsement in early childhood with a master's degree. MAT in Early Childhood-Primary Education Initial Licensure and Early Childhood Endorsement Required Professional Education Courses ED 5312 Teaching w/ Technology ECH 5850 Screen/Assessment/Evaluation/Yg Child ECH 5001 Ht/Phil Early Child Ed ECH 5170 Nut, Health, Safety Young Child ECH 5020 Young Child S ED 5301 Char Ex Child ECH 5320 Curriculum for Pre School/Primary ECH 5270 Cognitive Dev Theory [-]