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 Arts in Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 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... [-]

Master of Arts in Sociology

Campus Full time September 2018 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... [-]

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Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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... [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS)

Campus Full time September 2018 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... [-]

Master of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2018 USA 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. [+]

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... [-]

Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Campus Full time September 2018 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... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 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... [-]

Master of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2018 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... [-]

Master of Science in Real Estate

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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,... [-]

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time September 2018 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... [-]

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Location address
Chicago Campus
The Wabash Building
425 S. Wabash Ave.

Chicago, Illinois, 60605 US
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Schaumburg Campus
1400 North Roosevelt Boulevard, room 300

Chicago, Illinois, 60173 US