[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Term



Saint Leo University provides small class sizes (averaging 16 students on University Campus, 10 in education centers, and 17 in the Center for Online Learning).

On Ground Classes

Graduate Studies in Business are held on ground at University Campus and select Center locations. Student should consult with their assigned academic advisor to best select the courses to fit their career goals. Student must complete the program within five years of their initial enrollment. The Master of Human Services Administration Program is offered on-ground at the Savannah, GA. Center. Classes are held in the evening with two classes offered every eight weeks. Students should consult with their adviser since courses are sequenced with prerequisites required.

Master of Accounting
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration One Year International & Experiential
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Doctor of Business Administration in Management (must complete the program within seven years of initial enrollment)
Master of Education
Master of Human Service Administration
Master of Arts in Theology

Online Classes

Classes are offered in eight-week terms. The course sequencing is relatively flexible, with the exception of a few prerequisites. Check the individual course descriptions  for those prerequisites. There is some choice in course selection, and students should consult with their assigned academic advisor to best select the courses to fit their career goals. Students must complete the program within five years of their initial enrollment. The MSW program is offered in sixteen-week terms. Students need to take the required courses per semester to progress successfully through the program.

Master of Accounting

Master of Business Administration

 

Accounting Specialization
Cybersecurity Management Specialization
Data Analytics
Health Care Management Specialization
Human Resource Management Specialization
Marketing Specialization
Project Management Specialization
Social Media Marketing Specialization
Sport Business Specialization
Supply Chain Global Integration Management Specialization

 

Master of Science in Cybersecurity 

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity classes are offered in eight-week terms. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity offers a required sequence of courses. Check the individual course descriptions for course prerequisites 

Doctor of Business Administration in Management

The DBA curriculum includes three separate one-week seminars on the University Campus during the intercession break. All other courses are 8-week module-based courses with the exception of the Directed Research course/s. Students are required to complete twelve credits in Directed Research. Student are to maintain continuous enrollment in the Directed Research course/s until the dissertation authoring process is complete, until they withdraw from the program, until granted an approved hiatus period, or until seven academic years have elapsed beginning with enrollment in the first course in the program. The Directed Research course/s run the entire sixteen-week semester.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Specialization
Corrections Specialization
Critical Incident Management Specialization
Behavioral Studies Specialization
Forensic Science Specialization
Legal Studies Specialization

Doctor of Criminal Justice

The Doctor of Criminal Justice curriculum includes three separate residency requirements during the program.  The first residency begins with the first course in the program and will include; one (1) day program Orientation, followed by three (3) days of instruction and the remaining course work will be done online. The remaining two (2) residencies will be held at Center locations with three (3) days of instruction at each location and the remaining course work will be done online.  All courses are formulated in 8-week modules.. Students are required to complete twelve credits in Directed Research. Students will be required to complete each Directed Research course and then move to the next.  However, in the last Directed Research course, if a student is not complete, the student will be able to enroll up to two (2) additional one-credit, eight-week course.  Students will also be required to complete a dissertation and oral defense.

Master of Education

Educational Leadership
Exceptional Student Education
Reading
Instructional Leadership

Master of Science in Instructional Design

Educational Specialist

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work Program classes are offered in sixteen-week semesters. The Master of Social Work offers a required sequence of courses. Students are required to attend an annual residency in July on University Campus.  Student take two coursesper semester for two years, and complete a master's thesis during the final term.

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

The Master of Arts in Creative Writing is a 36-credit hour low-residency program designed to be completed in two calendar years. Students are required to attend an annual residency in July at University campus. Students take two courses per semester for two years, and complete a master's thesis during their final term.

Master of Arts in Theology

The Theology Program for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, Georgia; Richmond, Virginia; Orlando, Florida; and Saint Petersburg, Florida; is offered one weekend per month.

Master of Science in Psychology

The Master of Science in Psychology is a 36-credit program designed to be completed in two calendar years.  Students progress through the program in cohorts, taking one course per eight- week term, in a required sequence.

Course Load

Master of Accounting
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration  One Year International & Experiential
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Master of Science in Psychology
Master of Education
Master of Science in Instructional Design
Education Specialist
Master of Human Service Administration
Master of Social Work
 

The two-year campus weekend programs: The semester course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is six credit hours (two courses). A student may take three credit hours as a part-time student. Six credit hours per semester are generally the maximum course load allowed, unless otherwise approved by the director of the respective program. However, Master of Education students may take nine credit hours during the summer term. Directed studies are generally not permitted.

The weekend program in Cybersecurity: The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three semester credit hours per eight-week term. An absolute maximum of three courses per term is allowed with director's permission. Following a two-per-term pattern, the students can complete the Master of Science in Cybersecurity in one year and half or six terms. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is only offered onground in spring and fall terms.

The Center resident program: The course load that a student may take and still be full time is three semester credit hours per eight-week term.

The online programs: The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three semester credit hours per eight-week term. An absolute maximum of three courses per term is allowed with director's permission. Following a two-per-term pattern, the students can complete the Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, or Master of Science in Cybersecurity program in one year or six terms. The course load for a full-time student in the MSW program is six credit hours per sixteen-week semester. Students need to take and pass all required courses per semester to progress successfully through the program.

The blended programs in Education: The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three credit hours per eight-week term.

The academic program director or departmental chair has sole authority and approval in academic matters including, but not limited to, transfer credit approval, course load and sequence, directed studies, and course substitutions. Academic matters are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who fail to register for a minimum of one course in two consecutive sixteen-week semesters will be considered inactive. Readmission to program will require director's approval, including reapplication.

Master of Arts in Theology

The course load for a full-time student is six credit hours per fifteen-week semester. Students may take no more than two courses per semester (six credit hours), except with the approval of the director.

Master of Science in Psychology

The Master of Science in Psychology is a 36-credit program designed to be completed in two calendar years. The course load for a full-time student is three credit hours per eight-week session Students progress through the program in cohorts, taking one course per eight- week term, in a required sequence. Students need to take and pass all required courses per semester to progress successfully through the program.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Traditional Resident Program

This program was developed to be a two-year program of study. In this manner a student can take a maximum of two classes per semester or one online class per term. The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three credit hours per eight-week term or six credit hours per fifteen-week semester.

Accelerated Program

The accelerated program is designed so a student may complete the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program in less than two years. This is not recommended, and a student must have special permission each term or semester to take more courses than permitted in the Traditional Program. In order to receive approval for the Accelerated Program, a letter petitioning this request must be sent to the Director of Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice.

Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management

Traditional Program

This program was developed to be a two-year program of study. In this manner a student could take a maximum of two classes per semester or one online class per term. The course load that a student may take and still be considered full time is three credit hours per eight-week term or six credit hours per fifteen-week semester.

Accelerated Program

The accelerated program is designed so a student may complete the Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management program in less than two years. This is not recommended, and a student must have special permission each term or semester to take more courses than permitted in the Traditional Program. In order to receive approval for the Accelerated Program, a letter petitioning this request must be sent to the Director of Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice.

Master of Human Services Administration

The course load for a full time student is six credit hours per eight week terms. The program offers 36 semester hours in one academic year. Students need to take and pass all required courses per term to progress successfully through the program.

Master of Social Work

The course load for a full-time student is six credit hours per sixteen-week semester. Students need to take and pass all required courses per semester to progress successfully through the program.

Doctor of Business Administration in Management

The Doctor of Business Administration is a 57-credit hour program designed to be completed in 3 and a half (3.5) years.

The course load for full-time status is three credit hours per eight-week term.

Doctoral candidates who have completed all required 57 credits and are working on their dissertation, are required to be continuously enrolled in an "Extended Dissertation Research" course each 16-week semester until ready for Dissertation Oral Defense.  The course carries no credits.   A grade of IP - Incomplete Progressing is recorded if the student must continue enrollment beyond the 16-week semester. Students in continuous enrollment in Extended Dissertation Research courses are considered by the university to have half-time enrollment status for student loan reporting purposes to the Clearinghouse and National Student Loan Data System.