Roosevelt University

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We are Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university with two distinct campuses located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois. With a rich history and progressive curricula featuring 116 degree programs, we are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. Our award-winning faculty and dedicated staff take pride in pushing Roosevelt’s remarkably diverse students to the limits of achievement, inspiring the transformation of lives and communities through the principles of social justice.

You are Roosevelt University.

It’s been true since we opened our doors in 1945: Roosevelt’s students make us who we are. Seven decades later, we attract a wide spectrum of scholars – diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, background, interest and point of view. Our vibrant living and learning community of individuals is united by Roosevelt’s inclusive, progressive academic environment. Whether you’re an incoming freshman, continuing adult learner, transfer, online or graduate student, Roosevelt will challenge you to exceed expectations and own your future.

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With two campus locations, a flexible course schedule, online courses, and numerous degree options, Roosevelt University offers an education that fits your life, putting your career goals within reach. Our progressive mix of applied study, leadership development, and professional outreach equips graduates with the practical skills needed in today’s competitive job market.

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

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. [-]

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Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg + 2 more

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree is designed to meet the needs of Students who wish to complete their professional accounting education. [+]

Accounting MSA Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree is designed to meet the needs of the following groups: Students who wish to complete their professional accounting education Students who wish to pursue a terminal program that will enable them to enter the fields of public accounting, managerial accounting, governmental or nonprofit accounting Students with majors in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, and other fields who want to complete a professional accounting program Accountants and teachers of accounting who wish to advance their careers through further study Requirements To earn an MSA, students must successfully complete at least 31 semester hours: a one-semester-hour business orientation course, seven core courses, and three accounting electives. Students entering with a non-business baccalaureate degree will have their prior course work evaluated. Based upon the evaluation, students without prior course work in managerial accounting and/or accounting information systems may be required to take additional accounting course(s) in addition to the 11-course MSA program. BADM 401 Graduate Business Orientation .....1 Core Courses ACCT 406 Issues in Asset Valuation .....3 ACCT 407 Issues in Income Determination .....3 ACCT 433 Professional Practice of Auditing .....3 ACCT 442 Advanced Cost and Managerial Accounting .....3 ACCT 450 Accounting Information Systems .....3 ACCT 456 Federal Taxation .....3 ACCT 491 Accounting Research & Analysis .....3 Electives Three graduate-level ACCT courses .....9 [-]

Master of Science in Accounting Forensics (MSAF)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg + 1 more

The Master of Science in Accounting Forensics (MSAF) is designed to prepare graduate students for a career in a new, exciting field of accounting. [+]

Accounting Forensics, MSAF Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The Master of Science in Accounting Forensics (MSAF) is designed to prepare graduate students for a career in a new, exciting field of accounting. This program is for people of various professional backgrounds including accountants, tax professionals, attorneys, bankers, insurers, law enforcement and criminal justice personnel, and various government employees. Accounting forensics is the specialty practice that looks at the evidence behind the numbers and then digs into their contents. Forensic accountants, also referred to as forensic auditors or investigative auditors, often assist lawyers in performing investigations or act as expert witnesses in the litigation process. The forensic accountant combines the skills of an accountant, an auditor, and an investigator. To be successful in this profession, the student should have a sense of curiosity. Through the program the student will develop strong analytical and deductive skills and professional judgment. Requirements To earn the MSAF, students must successfully complete at least 31 semester hours: a one-semester-hour business orientation course, seven core courses, and three electives. Orientation (required) BADM 401 Graduate Business Orientation .....1 Required ACCT 405 Accounting for Executives OR .....3 ACCT 406 Issues in Asset Valuation .....3 ACCT 471 Fraud Examination .....3 ACCT 473 Financial Statements & Fraud .....3 ACCT 474 Anti-Money Laundering .....3 ACCT 475 Computer Forensics & Auditing .....3 ACCT 477 Topics in Business Forensics .....3 INFS 401 Information Resource Management .....3 Electives Three graduate-level electives from INFS and ACCT courses .....9 [-]

Master of Science in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg

The Master of Science program in Biology prepares students for employment in a variety of professional settings and for further study toward doctoral degrees such as the MD, DDS and PhD. [+]

Biology, MS Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The Master of Science program in Biology prepares students for employment in a variety of professional settings and for further study toward doctoral degrees such as the MD, DDS and PhD. It is a comprehensive biological science program in which a student may concentrate primarily in cellular/molecular biology, physiology/developmental biology, conservation ecology, or biochemistry. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, health science, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. The emphasis of the MS Biology degree program is to develop practical research skills and a broad conceptual foundation in the field of biological science. Students in the program receive: Graduate-level coursework in a rigorous, yet flexible and broad-based curriculum. An academic environment that fosters collaboration among students. Personal attention from experienced faculty. Advising and mentoring in academic, volunteer, research and internship opportunities that enhance student skills before transitioning to graduate school, professional school or the workforce. The program is course-based and includes a one-semester research experience. Students who are prepared for advanced research training may pursue a Master’s thesis under the sponsorship of a department faculty member. Admission Applicants should consult the general requirements for admission to graduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences covered on the Roosevelt University web site. Graduate faculty members will evaluate each applicant’s individual record of academic achievement, professional experience and self-assessment. Weakness in one or a few areas of preparation will not preclude a positive admission decision. Application materials Graduate Application: Application to the College of Arts & Sciences at Roosevelt University. Official Transcript(s): Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Expanded Resume: Students should provide a detailed account of their academic and extracurricular experiences. Discuss any employment, teaching, leadership and research experiences along with a brief description of what was learned from each experience. Personal Statement: The brief (one-page) personal statement conveys the student's motivation for his/her chosen career. If the student has a personal statement from a central admissions service, they may submit this statement. Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation appropriate for a professional school application. Official GRE, MCAT, PCAT or DAT Score (recommended): Official score in one of the graduate admissions tests that is no more than three years old. Prerequisites Prerequisite coursework Applicants to the MS Biology program must hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and must have completed the academic requirements described below. Mathematics through integral calculus Chemistry through the second semester of organic chemistry Physics through the second semester of physics with calculus Biology through introductory biology Students lacking these prerequisites may be admitted provisionally until they have been completed satisfactorily (grade of B- or better). None of the prerequisite courses may be used toward fulfilling the requirements for the Master's degree. Graduate transfer credit toward the degree must be approved by the faculty in each concentration and is limited to six semester hours. Requirements Program Requirements The MS in Biology requires a minimum of 36 semester hours, at least 30 of which must be completed at Roosevelt University. Students may concentrate their studies in cellular and molecular biology, physiology and developmental biology, conservation ecology, or biochemistry. New students must consult with the graduate program director upon admission to the graduate program. Each graduate student is required to meet with a graduate advisor at least once each semester to select appropriate courses for the following semester. Research opportunities All students must complete three semester hours of research by enrolling in Research in Biology (BIOL 492) or in Research Methods (BIOL 468). It is recommended that BIOL 492 be taken for 3 semester hours, but it may be taken in increments to total 3 semester hours. Following the initial research experience, qualified students may pursue advanced study toward a Master’s thesis by enrolling in 3-6 additional credits of Thesis (BIOL 485). These credits are included in the total graduate credit hours. A student who has completed at least one semester of full-time graduate study (or 9 credit hours) with a grade average of 3.0 (B) or higher should consult with members of the department faculty to select a research advisor. Recommended courses The remaining coursework may be chosen from the appropriate list below or from other scheduled courses, in consultation with a graduate advisor. Other courses, including select courses at the advanced undergraduate level, may be taken as a course-by-arrangement with instructor and advisor approval. No more than 10 semester hours of course-by-arrangement will be included in the 36 semester hour minimum. 300-level courses BIOL 310 Fundamentals of Behavioral Neuropsychology .....3 BIOL 324 Marine Biology .....3 BIOL 360 Microbiology .....5 Biochemistry BCHM 420 Physical Chemistry for Bioscience .....3 BCHM 444 Bioinorganic Chemistry .....3 BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 BCHM 464 Protein Structure Determination .....3 BCHM 493 Biochemistry Seminar .....1 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 458 Cell Biology .....5 BIOL 491 Medical Internship .....3 Cellular and Molecular Biology BCHM 420 Physical Chemistry for Bioscience .....3 BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 BIOL 404 Histology and Ultrastructure .....5 BIOL 451 Advanced Genetics .....5 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 458 Cell Biology .....5 BIOL 461 Information Technology for Biosciences .....3 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 Conservation Biology BIOL 414 Quantitative Ecology and Conservation .....5 BIOL 422 Botany .....4 BIOL 432 Ecology of the Tallgrass Prairies .....4 BIOL 451 Genetics .....5 BIOL 456 Developmental Biology .....3 BIOL 465 Aquatic Toxicology .....5 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 BIOL 492 Research Methods .....3 Physiology and Developmental Biology BIOL 404 Histology and Ultrastructure .....5 BIOL 430 Physiology: Mechanisms and Disorders .....3 BIOL 438 Organ Systems Physiology .....5 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 456 Developmental Biology .....3 BIOL 458 Research Methods .....5 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 BIOL 491 Medical Internship .....3 [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg

The Master of Science program in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings or for further graduate study. [+]

Biotechnology and Chemical Science, MS Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The Master of Science program in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings or for further graduate study. It is an interdisciplinary program in which a student may concentrate primarily in biotechnology or in chemical science. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Applicants who are preparing for medical, dental or veterinary schools are encouraged to apply for the MA in Biomedical Science or the MS in Biology at Roosevelt University. The emphasis of the MS BTCS degree program is to develop practical laboratory skills and a strong conceptual foundation in the crossover disciplines of chemistry and biology. Students in the program receive: Theoretical and practical training through a rigorous, flexible and broad-based graduate curriculum. Direct experience with laboratory techniques and research methods used in the commercial and academic research settings. Advising and mentoring from experienced faculty. Academic, volunteer, research and/or internship opportunities that enhance students’ skills and prepare them to advance in their chosen field. Course work for this program is regularly offered during evening hours and on Saturdays, affording an opportunity to those employed full-time to extend their professional training. The program is course-based and includes a one-semester research experience. Students who are prepared for advanced research training may pursue a Master’s thesis under the sponsorship of a department faculty member. Admission Applicants should consult the general requirements for admission to graduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences covered on the Roosevelt University web site. Graduate faculty members will evaluate each applicant’s individual record of academic achievement, professional experience and self-assessment. Weakness in one or a few areas of preparation will not preclude a positive admission decision. Application materials Graduate Application: Application to the College of Arts and Sciences at Roosevelt University. Official Transcript(s): Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Expanded Resume: Students should provide a detailed account of their academic and extracurricular experiences. Discuss any employment, teaching, leadership and research experiences along with a brief description of what was learned from each experience. Personal Statement: The brief (one-page) personal statement conveys the student's motivation for his/her chosen career. If the student has a personal statement from a central admissions service, they may submit this statement. Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation appropriate for a professional school application. Official GRE, MCAT, PCAT or DAT Score (recommended): Official score in one of the graduate admissions tests that is no more than three years old. Prerequisites Applicants to the MS BTCS program must hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and must have completed the academic requirements described below. Prerequisite coursework All Students: One year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, and one year of physics Biotechnology concentration : Introductory cellular and molecular biology Chemical science concentration: Mathematics through integral calculus, physics with calculus, quantitative chemistry Students lacking these prerequisites may be admitted provisionally until they have been completed satisfactorily (grade of B- or better). None of the prerequisite courses may be used toward fulfilling the requirements for the master's degree. Graduate transfer credit toward the degree must be approved by the faculty in each concentration and is limited to six semester hours. Requirements Program Requirements The MS in Biotechnology and Chemical Science requires a minimum of 36 semester hours, at least 30 of which must be completed at Roosevelt. Students may concentrate their studies in biotechnology or chemical science. New students must consult with the graduate program director upon being admitted. Each graduate student is required to meet with a graduate advisor at least once each semester to select appropriate courses for the following semester. Interdisciplinary coursework Biotechnology: Students must complete at least 8 semester hours in chemical science. A maximum of 6 semester hours or two courses in biochemistry will be accepted toward this requirement. Chemical science: Students must complete at least 8 semester hours in biological science. A maximum of 6 semester hours or two courses in biochemistry will be accepted toward this requirement. Research opportunities All students must complete three semester hours of research by enrolling in Research in Biology (BIOL 492), Research in Chemistry (CHEM 492) (or Research Methods (BIOL 468). It is recommended that BIOL/CHEM 492 be taken for 3 semester hours in a single term, but it may be taken in increments to total 3 semester hours. Following the initial research experience, qualified students may pursue advanced study toward a Master’s thesis by enrolling in 3-6 additional semester hours of Thesis (BIOL/CHEM 485). These credits are included in the total graduate credit hours. A student who has completed at least one semester of full-time graduate study (or 9 credit hours) with a grade average of B or higher should consult with members of the department faculty to select a research advisor. Recommended courses The remaining coursework may be chosen from the appropriate list below or from other scheduled courses, in consultation with a graduate advisor. Other coursework, including select courses at the advanced undergraduate level, may be taken as course-by-arrangement with instructor approval. No more than 10 semester hours of course-by-arrangement will be included in the 36 semester hour minimum. Biotechnology concentration BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 BIOL 449 Introduction to Bionanotechnology .....3 BIOL 451 Advanced Genetics .....5 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 458 Cell Biology .....5 BIOL 461 Information Technology for the Sciences .....3 BIOL 463 Introduction to Genome Analysis .....3 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 BIOL 468 Research Methods .....3 BIOL 480 Applications of Biotechnology .....3 BIOL 492 Research in Biology .....3 Chemical Science concentration BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 CHEM 413 Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory .....5 CHEM 418 Synthetic Organic Chemistry .....3 CHEM 419 Organometallic Chemistry .....3 CHEM 423 Physical Chemistry – Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy .....3-5 CHEM 437 Instrumental Analysis .....5 CHEM 444 Bioinorganic Chemistry .....3 CHEM 447 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory .....5 CHEM 473 Environmental Chemistry .....3 CHEM 481 Polymer Chemistry .....3 CHEM 492 Research in Chemistry .....3 [-]

Master of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Schaumburg Chicago

The graduate degree in Computer Science is designed for individuals who want to upgrade the knowledge they already have in the field of computer science. [+]

Computer Science, MS Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The graduate degree in Computer Science is designed for individuals who want to upgrade the knowledge they already have in the field of computer science or those who desire a career change into one of these sought-after fields. With the wide selection of courses, this degree may be shaped as a professional master’s degree as well as a step in pursuing a doctoral degree. Prerequisites Graduate students will be continued in the program if they satisfactorily complete the prerequisite courses listed below with grades of C or higher and with a B average in the computing courses, as well as any courses required of international students by the English Language Program. It is possible to make up any deficiencies after being admitted as a graduate student, but no credit toward the degree will be given for meeting these requirements. Students may enroll in prerequisite courses and certain graduate-level courses concurrently, provided the particular prerequisites for those graduate courses have been satisfied. Requirements To earn the MS in computer science, students must complete all prerequisites and at least 33 semester hours of course work, including three required courses, three seminars, and one 400-level CST elective. Courses must be chosen in consultation with an advisor. CST 401, 402, and 408 are required. Any courses that were taken as part of the undergraduate program may not be repeated for graduate credit. Because of the rapidly changing nature of this field of study, computing courses taken more than six years ago cannot be counted towards degree requirements unless the student has been continuously registered during the timeframe in question (excluding summers). Students may fulfill the capstone requirement either by completing a master’s thesis/project or by taking a comprehensive examination. Students who elect to complete a thesis or project must select a faculty mentor and register for CST 485 in their second-to-last semester. During the last semester, they must register for either CST490 Thesis or CST499 Project. [-]

Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management helps students develop and enhance professional leadership abilities, technical and research skills and career opportunities. [+]

Hospitality and Tourism Management, MSHTM Offered in: CHICAGO The Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management: World-Class Education in a World-Class City No better place exists to learn this industry than the Chicago metropolitan area with its wealth of world-class hotels and restaurants and its rich blend of ethnic cultures and cuisines, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation. With offices overlooking several of Chicago’s major tourism destinations the School offers the only graduate program in Illinois preparing students for management and leadership careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management helps students develop and enhance professional leadership abilities, technical and research skills, and career opportunities through a blend of theory and practice. Theoretical areas of study include management theory and practice, operations analysis, organizational and leadership development, cultural diversity, and research methods. Professional areas of study include lodging management; food and beverage management; meeting, convention, and exhibition management; and other elective courses in hospitality and tourism, business, or training and development. Through intensive study, students engage in creative problem solving and apply research methods to issues and trends in the industry. The ideal candidate for the Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Roosevelt University is the management professional with significant industry experience, an individual who seeks an opportunity to develop professional competencies through a graduate program in the field. Such an individual may have an undergraduate degree in hospitality management, business, or in a related field. The graduate program also allows individuals seeking positions within hospitality management education to develop skills and understanding required in adult education. An interested professional whose credentials may differ from the background suggested as ideal may qualify for admission by enrolling in selected prerequisite courses prescribed by the graduate advisor. Requirements The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree requires successful completion of at least 30 semester hours of graduate-level course work, including five core courses, one or more of the hospitality department's graduate seminars, 400-level electives, and a graduate thesis or master’s project, a total of 10 graduate-level courses. The selection of seminar(s) is based on the student’s academic and professional objectives. Core Courses HOSM 400 Issues and Trends in Hospitality and Tourism Industry Management .....3 HOSM 410 Applied Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism Management .....3 HOSM 420 Management Theories and Practices in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry .....3 HOSM 430 Operations Analysis .....3 HOSM 440 Organizational Development, Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity .....3 Electives Three 400-level HOSM courses chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor .....9 Seminars (select one) HOSM 450 Graduate Seminar in Food and Beverage OR .....3 HOSM 460 Graduate Seminar in Lodging OR .....3 HOSM 470 Graduate Seminar in Meeting and Event Management .....3 Thesis or Project (select one) HOSM 490 Research Thesis in Hospitality and Tourism Management OR .....3 HOSM 499 Master's Project in Hospitality and Tourism Management .....3 A student who has not completed a 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 thesis or other final project will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation. [-]

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (M.S.H.R.M)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Schaumburg Chicago + 2 more

The curriculum is designed to provide students with both comprehensive and in-depth coverage of modern HR specializations and current topics. [+]

Human Resource Management, MSHRM Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The curriculum is designed to provide students with both comprehensive and in-depth coverage of modern HR specializations and current topics. The curriculum emphasizes coverage of theoretical and applied material in order to provide foundational HR knowledge as well as HR skills and competencies critical to any successful HR professional. The degree can be pursued either on a full- or part-time basis. Additionally, to ensure the program meets with professional standards & practices and for ease of certification (PHR & SPHR), the program curriculum follows closely the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) graduate program guideline. The program is formally recognized by SHRM as a program curriculum that is in alignment with their recommended standards. Requirements To complete the 31 credit hour MSHRM program, students will successfully complete 10 courses (3 credit-hours each) in addition to an orientation course (1 credit-hour). The program has 8 required courses and 2 elective courses, which are listed below. Students with prior course work or significant HR work experience in human resource management may petition to substitute a more advanced course for a core course with the approval of the graduate advisor. Core Courses BADM 401 Graduate Business Orientation .....1 HRM 400 Strategic Issues in Human Resource Management .....3 HRM 432 Labor & Employee Relations .....3 HRM 434 Employee Selection and Staffing .....3 HRM 438 Compensation Management .....3 HRM 493 Seminar in Human Resource Management .....3 MGMT 407 Executive Leadership .....3 MGMT 470 Organizational Change and Development .....3 TRDV 400 Foundations in Training and Development .....3 Topic Elective Courses (choose 2) HRM 405 Legal Issues in Human Resource Management .....3 HRM 428 Workplace Diversity .....3 HRM 430 Employee Benefits .....3 HRM 455 Global/International Human Resource Management .....3 HRM 491 Special Topics in Human Resource Management .....3 HRM 495 Human Resource Management Independent Study .....3 MGMT 454 International Experience .....3 MGMT 474 Management Consulting .....3 [-]

Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg + 1 more

The graduate program in Integrated Marketing Communications is designed for students seeking careers or seeking to advance their careers with marketers. [+]

Integrated Marketing Communications, MSIMC Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The graduate program in Integrated Marketing Communications is designed for students seeking careers or seeking to advance their careers with marketers, advertising agencies, direct marketing organizations, public relations firms, and the media. The Roosevelt IMC Program is offered at both the Chicago and Schaumburg campuses. The Chicago campus IMC Program. This program is designed to allow students optimum flexibility in scheduling classes. A full schedule is offered each fall and spring, including required courses and a selection of Principles Courses and general electives. Students may choose to pursue the program full-time or part-time, according to their needs. This program accepts new student admissions to begin in either fall or spring terms. The Schaumburg campus IMC Cohort Program. This program is designed to allow working adults to continue full-time employment while pursuing the degree part-time as part of a cohort group. The cohort goes through the program as an intact group for the entire 36-semester-hour program. This program accepts new student admissions to begin only in the fall term each year. These special guidelines apply to the Schaumburg campus IMC Cohort Program only: Deadlines. A new cohort will form as needed for each fall semester. The deadline for admission is July 15 each year, and the deadline for registration is August 1. b The cohort is designed to be completed in two academic years, with two courses offered in each term: fall, spring and summer. Transfer credit. Because this is a cohort program, no credit from any other institution is acceptable for transfer. Six-year rule. If for any reason a student finds it necessary to withdraw from a cohort, all course work and other requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of the student’s admission to the program. Exceptions are granted only in unusual circumstances. Admission Admission to the Integrated Marketing Communications program depends on previous academic success and work experience. Any admission with a grade point average below 3.0 will be probationary, requiring grades of B or higher in the first two courses of the program. Domestic applicants with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher, or a graduate degree in any discipline, will be granted unconditional admission. If the grade point average is between 2.7 and 3.0, probationary admission will be given and enrollment limited to two courses for the first term. Appeals After Denial. If the grade point average is below 2.7, the applicant may appeal an admission denial by submitting a letter to the department chair with a detailed work history, three letters of recommendation (employers, faculty, etc.), an essay explaining career interests and objectives in the field of integrated marketing communications and writing samples. The applicant also may be asked to submit the results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). All material should be submitted to Graduate Admission, which will forward the materials and the student's transcript to the department's faculty for review. The faculty will review all submitted documents, and, if the appeal is approved, the student will be admitted on probation. International Students. International students for whom English is not the first language must submit transcripts of college work, results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE). The department recommends that international students also take the Roosevelt University English Language Program placement test before beginning graduate courses. Admission is based on a combination of these measures. In some cases, the faculty may require further evidence of English composition and/or mathematics skills. Students with deficiencies in these skills may be required to take designated undergraduate courses prior to admission. Standards Graduate students must complete all courses required for their programs, including required undergraduate or English Language Program courses, with a grade point average of B (3.0) or higher. No grade below C- can be counted for graduate credit and no more than six semester hours of C grades may be counted in the total credits accepted for the master's degree. Although a grade of C is acceptable within the stated guidelines, this indicates work below the level expected of graduate students. Foundational courses. IMC 401, IMC 409, and IMC 446 are designated “foundational courses,” meaning that the program builds off what is learned in these courses. A student who receives a grade of C+ or lower in IMC 401 or 409 will be reviewed for dismissal from the program. A student who receives a grade of C+ or lower in IMC 446 will be required to repeat the course in the next term or the next time it is offered before being allowed to continue in the program. A graduate course can only be repeated once; no more than two courses can be repeated in graduate studies. Probationary admission. A student admitted on probation will be limited to two courses (six semester hours) in the first term of enrollment and must receive grades of B (3.0) or above in these first two courses to remain in the program. A student who is admitted on probation and falls into probation again in a future term is subject to dismissal from the program. ELP and other language-skills courses. Excellent communication skills, including proficiencies in spoken and written English, are vital for success in this program, even for those who expect to work in other languages. International students who take the Roosevelt University English Language Program courses must be enrolled in ELP 111 before beginning graduate courses. Requirements Students seeking the MSIMC degree are required to complete 36 credit hours with a grade point average of B or higher, including six core courses, five elective courses (including at least three principles electives), and a required capstone course. Transfer credit. No more than six hours of transfer credit for approved graduate-level courses will be accepted from another institution. Students should submit transcripts of their previous graduate work to the department for university review and official posting to their Roosevelt transcript as soon as possible after they enroll at RU. Six-year rule. All course work and other requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of the student’s admission to the program. Exceptions are granted only in unusual circumstances. Core Required Courses IMC 401 Brand Marketing and Communications* .....3 IMC 409 Methods of Integrated Marketing Communications* .....3 IMC 440 Marketing Communications Research .....3 IMC 446 Brand Planning and Message Strategy* .....3 IMC 452 IMC Ethics and Society .....3 IMC 453 Multicultural Marketing Communications .....3 IMC 480 IMC Campaign Planning .....3 Principles Electives All MSIMC students will complete five electives, including three selected from the principles electives listed below: IMC 443 Principles of IMC Media Planning .....3 IMC 450 Principles of Direct/Database Marketing .....3 IMC 460 Principles of Account Planning .....3 IMC 461 Principles of Customer Relationship Marketing .....3 IMC 471 Principles of Public Relations .....3 IMC 472 Principles of Consumer and Trade Promotions .....3 IMC 489 Principles of Internet Marketing Communications .....3 Remaining General Electives With the remaining two electives, students may choose additional course(s) from the principles electives above or from the list of general electives including those listed below. IMC 447 IMC Creative Campaigns .....3 IMC 454 Publication Design .....3 IMC 462 Social Media Marketing Communications .....3 IMC 474 Crisis Communications .....3 IMC 491 International IMC Study Excursion .....3 Work Experience Electives All MSIMC students are advised to choose a work experience elective to round out their studies. One work experience course is allowed per student for academic credit as an elective .....3 *A grade of B- or higher is required to continue in the program. Any student earning a C+ grade or lower must retake the course in the next semester it is offered. A student who has not completed an internship, practicum, 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, practicum, or other final project will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation. [-]

Master of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

Following acceptance to the program, students meet with the graduate advisor to plan a program of study. All students are required to obtain approval for their course selections each semester. [+]

Mathematics, MS Offered in: CHICAGO Admission Applicants for admission to graduate work in mathematics must meet the general requirements for admission to graduate work in the University. Students must have completed an undergraduate degree, not necessarily in mathematics, but must have completed linear algebra and at least three semesters of calculus (equivalent to Math 231, Math 232 and Math 233 at Roosevelt) with grades of C- or higher and with a B (3.0) average. Advising Following acceptance to the program, students meet with the graduate advisor to plan a program of study. All students are required to obtain approval for their course selections each semester. All courses presented for the degree must be approved by the graduate advisor. Up to nine semester hours of transfer credit may be considered for the program. Prerequisites Graduate students must satisfactorily complete the prerequisite courses listed below with grades of C- or higher and with a B (3.0) average, as well as any courses required of international students by the English Language Program. It is possible to make up any deficiencies after being admitted as a graduate student, but no credit will be granted towards the degree for meeting these requirements. Students may enroll in prerequisite courses and certain graduate courses concurrently, provided the prerequisites for those graduate courses have been satisfied. Actuarial Science Concentration Actuaries use quantitative tools to analyze and plan for future financial situations. Admission requirements for the program are the same as those for the MS in mathematics except that an accounting course is also required. The completed degree requires a total of 33 hours. In addition to a core of mathematical probability and statistics, candidates should take courses that prepare them for the actuarial professional exams. The electives, therefore, include a combination of math, finance, and economics classes. If any of the core courses were taken as an undergraduate, substitutions may be made from the math electives with the approval of the graduate advisor. Prerequisites Graduate students must satisfactorily complete the prerequisite courses listed below with grades of C- or higher and with a B (3.0) average, as well as any courses required of international students by the English Language Program. It is possible to make up any deficiencies after being admitted as a graduate student, but no credit will be granted towards the degree for meeting these requirements. Students may enroll in prerequisite courses and certain graduate courses concurrently, provided the prerequisites for those graduate courses have been satisfied. Program prerequisites must be completed with the first year (18 credits) of coursework. Any of these prerequisites may be waived by a placement exam. The prerequisite courses are: an Accounting course, Math 347 (Theory of Probability), and Math 367 (Financial Mathematics). For descriptions of these prerequisites please see the course listings in the Undergraduate Catalog. Requirements The completed degree requires a total of 33 hours of graduate coursework and taking at least one professional actuarial exam. At least six courses must be listed exclusively at the graduate level. Such courses in mathematics are designated below with an asterisk. Students who have passed the P or FM exam prior to taking MATH 480 must substitute a different elective for this course. Note that MATH 449, ECON 421, ECON 423, FIN 408, and FIN 485 satisfy the requirements of the CAS and SOA for VEE courses provided a grade of B- or higher is achieved. Students are encouraged to complete the VEE requirements; note that many students fulfill a portion of the VEE coursework as undergraduates with courses equivalent to ACSC 349, ECON 101, ECON 102, FIN 311, and FIN 312. A list of approved courses may be found on the SOA website. Computer Science Concentration As computer technology evolves, so do the mathematical applications including probability and statistics, numerical analysis, data analytics, cryptography, neural networks, genetic algorithms, bioinformatics, and other fields of scientific computing. Students interested in working with computers while pursuing their MS in mathematics have the option of combining at least 18 hours of mathematics course work with up to 15 hours in computer science for a total of 33 semester hours. Prerequisites Graduate students must satisfactorily complete the prerequisite courses listed below with grades of C- or higher and with a B (3.0) average, as well as any courses required of international students by the English Language Program. It is possible to make up any deficiencies after being admitted as a graduate student, but no credit will be granted towards the degree for meeting these requirements. Students may enroll in prerequisite courses and certain graduate courses concurrently, provided the prerequisites for those graduate courses have been satisfied. Program prerequisites must be completed within the first year (18 credits) of coursework. Any of these prerequisites may be waived by a placement exam. The prerequisites courses are: an introductory programming course; Math 245 (Discrete Structures) OR Math 290 (Mathematical Reasoning); and Math 347 (Theory of Probability) OR Math 352 (Analysis). For descriptions of these prerequisites please see the course listings in the Undergraduate Catalog. Requirements The completed degree requires a total of 33 hours of graduate course work. At least six courses must be listed exclusively at the graduate level. Such courses in mathematics are designated below with an asterisk. Statistics Concentration The concentration in statistics prepares graduates for diverse and vital areas that may include medical research, drug testing, environmental risk assessment, quality assurance, economic forecasting, and the exploration of space. Students interested in applying statistics to other fields while pursuing their MS in mathematics have the option of combining at least 24 hours of mathematics course work with up to 9 hours in a cognate field (such as biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, finance, psychology, or sociology) for a total of 33 semester hours. If any of the core courses were taken as an undergraduate, substitutions may be made from the math electives with the approval of the graduate advisor. Prerequisites Graduate students must satisfactorily complete the prerequisite courses listed below with grades of C- or higher and with a B (3.0) average, as well as any courses required of international students by the English Language Program. It is possible to make up any deficiencies after being admitted as a graduate student, but no credit will be granted towards the degree for meeting these requirements. Students may enroll in prerequisite courses and certain graduate courses concurrently, provided the prerequisites for those graduate courses have been satisfied. Program prerequisites must be completed within the first year (18 credits) of coursework. Any of these prerequisites may be waived by a placement exam. The prerequisite courses are: Math 217 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics); Math 245 (Discrete Structures) OR Math 290 (Mathematical Reasoning); and Math 347 (Probability and Statistics I) OR Math 352 (Analysis). For descriptions of these prerequisites please see the course listings in the Undergraduate Catalog. Requirements The completed degree requires a total of 33 hours of graduate course work. At least six courses must be listed exclusively at the graduate level. Such courses in mathematics are designated below with an asterisk. [-]

Master of Science in Real Estate

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

Real Estate students benefit from the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate which supports them through guest lecturers, mentors, job networking and industry events. [+]

Real Estate, MSRE Offered in: CHICAGO Roosevelt University offers three graduate level programs in real estate: a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Real Estate (see information under the MBA listing in this catalog), a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Graduate Credential in Commercial Real Estate Development. Real Estate students benefit from the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate which supports them through guest lecturers, mentors, job networking and industry events. The Institute operates the Urban Retail Properties Professional Development and Research Center. For more information on the real estate programs and the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate please visit www.roosevelt.edu/realestate. About the Program The MSRE graduate degree program is designed for those seeking to either enter or enhance careers in the Real Estate profession. It is a specialized degree tailored to enhance a student's knowledge of the industry with a more expanded number of real estate courses versus the MBA program (seven versus four real estate courses). The curriculum provides the academic and practical knowledge necessary to achieve success in real estate development, management, finance, research, and project planning. Specialized classes and an interdisciplinary approach combine urban economics with practical real estate applications. This program attracts individuals throughout the real estate industry such as residential and commercial sales professionals, architects, construction managers, lenders, attorneys, property managers, planners, consultants, and developers. Requirements Students within the 31-semester hour program will take seven real estate courses. The entire program consists of two real estate core courses, four business courses and five real estate electives. Core Courses REES 401 Real Estate Process .....3 REES 411 Real Estate Finance and Investment .....3 Business Core Courses ACCT 405 Accounting for Executives .....3 BADM 401 Graduate Business Orientation .....1 FIN 408 Finance for Decision Makers .....3 MGMT 403 Quantitative Analysis for Managers .....3 Electives Students choose five electives from the following list: REES 405 Urban Economics .....3 REES 421 Real Estate Law .....3 REES 431 Real Estate Management and Marketing .....3 REES 441 Real Estate Design and Feasibility .....3 REES 451 Public/Private Development .....3 REES 461 Project & Construction Management .....3 REES 481 Real Estate Development .....3 REES 493 Special Topics in Real Estate .....3 REES 495 Independent Study in Real Estate .....1-3 [-]

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Master of Arts in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

Economics at Roosevelt University goes beyond the conventional economics that is taught at most universities in the United States and presents students with economic analysis. [+]

Economics, MA Offered in: CHICAGO Economics at Roosevelt University goes beyond the conventional economics that is taught at most universities in the United States and presents students with economic analysis from the perspective of alternative schools of thought. Roosevelt is one of the few universities in the United States where students can study economics from Heterodox points of view, in addition to mainstream Neoclassical and Keynesian points of view. Pluralism, heterodoxy, intellectual tolerance and diversity of thought and method form the context for the goals of the Economics Department. We do not seek to replace one orthodoxy with another but rather to encourage our students to view economics as an evolving discipline that can help them make sense of the world around them. We seek to provide a series of lenses and analytical skills with which they can critically examine political, social and economic issues, weigh evidence, ask questions, develop their intellectual curiosity and appreciate diversity of thought. The graduate curriculum of the Economics Department is closely aligned with the mission of the university to educate socially conscious citizens and leaders. Economics as taught at Roosevelt includes the study of income distribution, globalization, caring labor, wages and working conditions, equity, social justice, and democratic economic planning, all of which are an integral part of developing a consciousness of social justice, economic abundance, and individual liberty appropriate to the 21st century. Master's degree students from Roosevelt typically pursue careers in research, teaching, government service, non-profit organizations, labor unions, community organizing, and business. Admission Applicants for admission to graduate work in Economics must meet the general requirements for admission to graduate work in the University. Students must have completed an undergraduate degree, not necessarily in economics, to undertake graduate-level work. Economics 403 is usually required, before beginning the graduate program, for those students with insufficient preparation in economics. Credit for Economics 403 does not count toward the MA degree in Economics. Internships Economist internships at local government offices, social service agencies, non-profit organizations, and for-profit businesses are available, for credit, to assist students in career choice and development. Chicago is a dynamic city and major world center of finance, business, government, social activism, and philanthropy. Our internship program provides students with opportunities in all these areas. Standards Any graduate student who earns more than two C’s, including grades of C+, C and C-, will be dropped from the program. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better to receive an M.A. degree. Advising All graduate students must formulate their programs with approval of the graduate advisor. When students are planning their programs they should be aware that many courses are taught in only one semester of the academic year and plan accordingly. For information on the timing of courses for the coming year, consult the economics advisor. Requirements Students typically earn an MA in Economics by successfully completing 36 semester hours of course work (12 courses) at the 400 level. Econ 421 and 423 must be taken within the first year of graduate study and passed with grades of B or higher. Any electives taken outside of economics must be taken at the 400 level and be approved in advance by the economics advisor. Students may petition the graduate advisor to have up to two courses completed with a grade of B or higher and taken elsewhere transferred for credit. Graduate credit is not given for Econ 403. Students with strong preparation in economics may be able to enroll directly in Econ 465 (Advanced Microeconomics) and/or skip Econ 436 (Statistical Analysis) and enroll directly in Economics 446 (Econometrics), subject to approval by the economics advisor. Students who place out of these courses must still complete 36 hours. Thesis option In rare cases and subject to the approval of the faculty, students may choose to write a thesis in lieu of two courses, an elective and an advanced theory course. In order to be approved for the thesis option, students must present a five-page prospectus to a full-time member of the department and gain consent in writing from that professor that she or he will serve as chair of the thesis committee. Students should be aware that writing a thesis is a time-consuming and rigorous process and involves far more work than the two courses that are waived. The rewards can be enormous, but so is the workload, so think carefully before exercising this option. Like students pursuing the non-thesis option, thesis students must complete Econ 421 and 423 within the first year of graduate study with grades of B or higher. Any electives taken outside of economics must be taken at the 400 level and approved in advance by the economics advisor. Graduate credit is not given for Econ 403. Students with strong preparation in economics may be able to enroll directly in Econ 465 (Advanced Microeconomics) and/or skip Econ 436 (Statistical Analysis) and enroll directly in Economics 446 (Econometrics), subject to approval by the economics advisor. Students considering the thesis option are strongly encouraged to take Rhetoric and Writing in Economics. Course requirements (non-thesis option) Five electives, including at least three 400-level economics courses .....15 ECON 421 Macroeconomic Theory .....3 ECON 423 Microeconomic Theory Course requirements .....3 ECON 436 Statistical Analysis Course requirements .....3 ECON 440 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory Course requirements .....3 ECON 446 Introduction to Econometrics .....3 ECON 463 Mathematics for Economists .....3 ECON 465 Advanced Microeconomic Theory .....3 Thesis option requirements Four electives, including at least two 400-level economics courses .....12 ECON 421 Macroeconomic Theory .....3 ECON 423 Microeconomic Theory .....3 ECON 436 Statistical Analysis .....3 ECON 440 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory OR ECON 465 Advanced Microeconomic Theory .....3 ECON 446 Introduction to Econometrics .....3 ECON 463 Mathematics for Economists .....3 ECON 465 Advanced Microeconomic Theory OR ECON 440 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory .....3 ECON 490 Thesis .....3 A student who has not completed the thesis must maintain continued registration during fall and spring semesters until completion of the thesis by registering for the appropriate zero-credit course (course number followed by “Y”). Students who have not maintained continuous registration for the thesis will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation. [-]

Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration

Online Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Schaumburg

The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration offers an advanced credential that develops leaders who understand and can manage the rapidly changing dimensions of 21st-century arts administration. [+]

Performing Arts Administration, MA Offered in: ONLINE The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration offers an advanced credential that develops leaders who understand and can manage the rapidly changing dimensions of 21st-century arts administration: educational and community engagement, access, and programming. Its unique nature lies in its hybrid structure of both on-line and in-person courses, as well as its faculty of expert practitioners, who are leading administrators with national and internationally prominent arts organizations. Admission The Master of Arts in Performing Administration is open to students with an earned baccalaureate degree who are employed in the field of arts management or seek a career in the field. Requirements The program requires 30 semester hours of coursework, including a final synthesis project, and two summer mini-residencies of two weeks each. The period necessary for completion of the program comprises four consecutive terms: Summer I, Fall, Spring, and Summer II. Final Synthesis Project .....3 Graduate-Level Business Elective .....3 ARTM 450 The Artistic Components .....3 ARTM 455 Arts Management: Human Resources .....3 ARTM 460 Arts Management: Marketing and Public Relations .....3 ARTM 465 Fundamentals of Finance .....3 ARTM 470 Arts Facilities Management and Operations .....3 ARTM 475 Fundamentals of Development .....3 ARTM 480 Technology and Arts Management .....3 ARTM 485 Arts Management: Education and Community Engagement .....3 [-]

Master of Arts in Sociology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

The coursework for the MA is Sociology is based at Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus (with only few exceptions). [+]

Sociology, MA Offered in: CHICAGO Students earning a master's degree in Sociology choose one of the following two tracks: 36 semester hours of graduate course work, including a three-hour Research and Writing Project (Soc 492). 36 semester hours of graduate course work, including a six-hour research-based thesis (Soc 490) or an experiential learning project (Soc 491). Admission The coursework for the MA is Sociology is based at Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus (with only few exceptions). These are the guidelines for admission to the program: Applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher are admitted based upon previous academic performance. Applicants submit a one-page admission essay explaining the applicant's desire to pursue graduate work in Sociology. Applicants also should have completed four undergraduate Sociology classes with a GPA of 3.25 of higher. Important: Applicants not meeting the above requirements will be considered for admission if they submit a detailed work history, record of community activism, and letters of reference or with the approval of the graduate advisor. In certain instances, applicants may be admitted on a probationary basis with special restrictions. Requirements To earn the MA in Sociology, students may choose to complete 36 semester hours of coursework, including six semester hours of Thesis (Soc 490) or Experiential Research & Learning (Soc 491); or 36 semester hours of coursework, including three semester hours of Research & Writing (Soc 492). For students in both tracks, six courses are required. Each must be taken the first time it is offered after the student has been admitted to the program. Students electing the thesis or experiential research and learning option must have a GPA of 3.5 after 27 credit hours. Coursework must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and include a MA paper, thesis, or experiential research and learning project. Students should consult with the graduate advisor before deciding on an option. Up to six semester hours of transfer credit may be counted upon approval by the Sociology faculty, providing these credits are in compliance with University requirements. With approval from the Sociology faculty, up to six semester hours in related disciplines may be included. Students must complete an oral examination or defense of their work in Soc 490 or Soc 491. Upon completion of written work, students schedule an oral defense with faculty committee (faculty chair and second reader). A final grade for project will not be submitted until student presents oral defense of work. The oral defense must be completed in timely fashion to meet university deadlines for graduation. Track 1 - Thesis & Experiential Research & Learning Option Offered in: CHICAGO Students selecting this option complete the requirements below and choose between writing a research based thesis or an experiential research and learning project (e.g., service learning project, study abroad, etc.). In both cases, students must submit a written proposal, including a proposed bibliography, list of research questions, and methodology statement or description of experiential learning project. Both the proposal and the completed thesis or project must be approved by a committee of two faculty members. The chair of the committee must hold full-time appointment in Sociology. Six electives approved by graduate advisor .....18 SOC 401 Pro-Seminar: Individuals, Institutions and Power .....3 SOC 406 Seminar in Social Theory .....3 SOC 480 Seminar in Theory and Method OR .....3 One methods course is required, chosen from these two: PADM 403 Quantitative Methods .....3 SOC 408 Qualitative Methods .....3 One of these final writing courses is required: SOC 490 Thesis .....6 SOC 491 Experiential Research & Learning .....6 Track 2 - Research and Writing Option Offered in: CHICAGO Students in this track will complete the requirements below and write a MA paper. The MA Paper (SOC 492) is designed to allow students to conduct a critical and in-depth analysis on a particular sociological issue (problem), a specific area of sociology (e.g., social stratification, deviance, race, gender, housing), or a critical review of the literature surrounding a contemporary sociological debate. Students must submit a written MA paper proposal, including a proposed bibliography. Both the proposal and the completed project must be approved by a committee of two faculty members. The chair of the committee must hold full-time appointment in Sociology. Seven electives approved by the graduate advisor .....21 SOC 401 Pro-Seminar: Individuals, Institutions and Power .....3 SOC 406 Seminar in Social Theory .....3 SOC 480 Seminar in Theory and Method OR .....3 SOC 492 Research and Writing .....3 One of these two methods courses is required PADM 403 Quantitative Methods .....3 SOC 408 Qualitative Methods .....3 [-]

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