College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services provides quality education for professional practice in a variety of areas associated with health and human services. The college aspires to the highest standard of educational excellence blending a professional perspective with a liberal arts and science foundation.

The College is committed to the development of students who are knowledgeable, caring, responsive and self-directed. The college aspires to produce graduates who are self-directed individuals able to meet the health and human caring needs of a diverse and complex society through change, advocacy and leadership within their communities.

The College’s School of Nursing offers graduate programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Graduate programs within the School of Nursing include a Master’s of Nursing (MSN) in one of two tracks: Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership and Family Nurse Practitioner. For the nurse who already holds a MSN degree, post master’s certificates options are offered in Family Nurse Practitioner and Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership. The School of Nursing also offers post baccalaureate and post master entry options into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Post baccalaureate DNP students may enter the Family Nurse Practitioner or Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership track.

The College of Health and Human Service also offers through its School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management a Master of Science in Sport Management, Master of Science in Kinesiology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management .

Degree Program
Dothan Campus
Montgomery Campus
Phenix City Campus
Troy Campus
Support Sites
Troy Online
Master Of Science In Nursing

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X^

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Family Nurse Practitioner Track

X

X

X

X

   

Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership Track

X

X

X

X

   
Doctor Of Nursing Practice

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X^

X^

X^

   
Master Of Science In Kinesiology
     

X

   
Master Of Science In Sport Management
     

X

 

X

Doctor Of Philosophy In Sport Management
     

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X

Master Of Social Work

X

X

X

X

 

X

Direct Practice Concentration

X

X

X

X

   

Organizational Leadership and Management Concentration

X

 
         
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
 

X

 

X

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Healthcare Informatics And Nursing Leadership Certificate

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X

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* Please refer to http://admissions.troy.edu/ for specific program availability by location

^ All courses are offered online in 16-week semesters.

^^Offered as a blended program

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to provide graduates of baccalaureate programs in nursing the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. The program prepares Nursing Informatics Specialists, Nurse Executives and Family Nurse Practitioners. Students are accepted for admission to the MSN tracks every semester. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study. Post MSN certificate options are offered in Family Nurse Practitioner and Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership. The MSN program is offered online with faculty based on the Troy, Montgomery, Dothan, and Phenix City campuses in Alabama.

The Master of Science in Nursing Family Practitioner (FNP) track is designed to prepare students to assess, diagnose, treat, and manage the healthcare needs of individuals across the life span who are culturally diverse and live in rural and urban areas. The program is offered online; however, there are a limited number of mandatory on campus requirements. Students complete clinical requirements in their locale.

The Master of Science in Nursing Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership (HINL) track is designed to prepare students to meet the growing needs of a diverse and complex healthcare system. Students will select one area of focus: Nursing Informatics or Nursing Leadership. Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as nurse informatics specialists or nurse administrators. Courses are offered fully online and there are no on campus requirements for students in the Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership track.

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MSN degree the graduate will be able to achieve the following end-of-program student learning outcomes:

  1. Incorporate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines to continually improve nursing care across diverse settings;
  2. Integrate leadership, management and education principles into advanced nursing care that utilizes ethical and critical decisionmaking;
  3. Apply the evolving standards and principles of quality improvement and safety for advanced nursing within a defined setting;
  4. Evaluate research outcomes and current evidence in conjunction with culturally-appropriate, patient-centered care for the purpose of selectively integrating research findings into the practice setting;
  5. Manage informatics and communication technologies to enhance, integrate, and coordinate appropriate patient care;
  6. Develop interdisciplinary advocacy strategies to impact healthcare policy at the system level;
  7. Communicate, collaborate and consult as a leader and member of intraprofessional and interprofessional teams for improvement of health care outcomes;
  8. Integrate clinical prevention interventions for the provision of culturally responsive advanced nursing care to individuals and populations in a global society;
  9. Demonstrate role competencies in a specialized area of advanced nursing practice at the master’s level.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing MSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Prerequisite Requirements

Candidates for admission must hold the baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Admission Requirements

Note: Meeting minimal admission requirements does not assure admission.

Application Deadlines:
May 1 for Fall Semester
October 1 for Spring Semester
March 1 for Summer Semester

Unconditional Admission
  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE, CNEA). Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major;
  3. Score of 396 or higher on the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) or score of 290 on Graduate Record Exam (850 on the old exam) (verbal plus quantitative). GRE or MAT required for every applicant;
  4. Current unencumbered RN licensure;
  5. Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
  6. Two letters of professional reference;
  7. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.
Conditional Admission
  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE, CNEA). Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major.
  3. Score of 380 on the MAT or score of 277 on the GRE (650 on the old exam) (verbal plus quantitative). GRE or MAT required for every applicant.
  4. One or more years of clinical experience as an RN; or graduate study without a graduate degree in nursing or another discipline, and a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Current unencumbered RN licensure.
  6. Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
  7. Two letters of professional reference.
  8. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

Temporary admission is not applicable for Nursing Licensure Programs, this includes the MSN and DNP degrees.

A student admitted conditionally to the graduate nursing program must clear conditional admission after nine semester hours. The student must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student may petition for readmission. Note; To facilitate success in the program, a student admitted under conditional status should pursue a part-time course of study.

Admission Requirements for Post-Masters Certificate Option
  1. Graduate of a nationally accredited MSN Program (ACEN, NLNAC, CNEA, or CCNE).
  2. Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the student plans to have clinical experiences.
  3. Two letters of professional reference.
  4. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse.

Transfer Credit

In accordance with the University’s transfer policy a maximum of twelve semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a “B” grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate nursing faculty who will make a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and the Graduate Dean. For students completing the Master of Science in Nursing, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed five years at the time of the degree completion.

Degree Requirements

A student completing the coursework with a 3.0 or better GPA, fulfilling candidacy requirements, and successfully completing the required comprehensive examination requirement will be awarded the degree.

NOTE: 1. Requirements for the MSN degree must be satisfied within five years of the initial enrollment for that degree.

NOTE 2. Grades below “C” are not acceptable for meeting requirements for a subsequent course.

NOTE 3. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in NSG 6691: Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice.

NOTE 4. Successful completion of NSG 6697: Scholarly Inquiry II meets the comprehensive examination requirement.

Requirements for Students in Clinical Courses

All students must maintain RN licensure, current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical examination and negative drug screen and a clear background check when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Professional liability insurance is available through the School of Nursing. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical setting. Students are also responsible for personal transportation costs incurred during the program.

Students must meet Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Laboratory Fees for the MSN Program:

NSG 6618, 6696, 6697 

$ 37.50 

NSG 6613, 6666, 6668 

$ 67.50 

NSG 6636, 6637, 6680 

$180.00 

Note: Fees subject to change annually​  

 

Curriculum

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER (FNP) TRACK

Minimum Total Hours: 47, 705 clinical clock hours
Required Core Courses (14 sh)

Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Degree Plan

Nursing Core Courses

NSG 6604

(2)

Theories in Nursing 

NSG 6605

(2)

Healthcare Economics 

NSG 6660 

(3)

Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice 

Research Courses

NSG 6691

(3)

Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 6692

(2)

Data Analysis and Interpretation in Quantitative Research 

NSG 6696 

(1)

Scholarly Inquiry Practicum I 

NSG 6697

(1)

Scholarly Inquiry Practicum II 

Nursing Specialty Courses (27 hrs)*

NSG 6612

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment 

NSG 6613

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship 

NSG 6645

(3)

Family and Cultural Theories in Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 6649

(3)

Advanced Pharmacology 

NSG 6665

(3)

Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6666 

(3)

Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6667

(3)

Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6668

(3)

Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6671 

(3)

Advanced Pathophysiology 

Role Courses (6 hrs)*

NSG 6670 

(1)

Role Synthesis Seminar 

NSG 6680 

(5)

Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 

Optional

NSG 6695

(1-4)

Thesis 

 

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS AND NURSING LEADERSHIP TRACK

Minimum Total Hours: 37, 480 clinical hours
Required Core Courses (14 sh)

Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership
Degree Plan

Nursing Core Courses

NSG 6604

(2)

Theories in Nursing 

NSG 6605 

(2)

Healthcare Economics 

NSG 6660 

(3)

Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice 

Research Courses

NSG 6691

(3)

Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 6692

(2)

Data Analysis and Interpretation in Quantitative Research 

NSG 6696

(1)

Scholarly Inquiry Practicum I 

NSG 6697

(1)

Scholarly Inquiry Practicum II

Nursing Specialty Courses (23 sh)

NSG 6631

(3)

Concepts of Healthcare Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6632 

(3)

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing informatics and Leadershi 

NSG 6633

(3)

Healthcare Systems 

NSG 6634

(3)

Roles in Nursing Leadership and Informatics 

NSG 6635

(3)

Applied Principles of Leadership and Technology in Healthcare 

NSG 6636

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I 

NSG 6637

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II 

Optional

NSG 6695

(1-4)

Thesis 

 

Post-Master's Certificate Options

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

Mission Statement

The post-master’s certificate options provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their MSN program. An MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing MSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduate of nationally accredited MSN Program (ACEN, NLNAC, CNEA, or CCNE).
  2. Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the student plans to have clinical experiences.
  3. Two letters of professional reference.
  4. Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse.

Curriculum

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

Minimum Semesters: 5
Minimum Total Hours: 33 sh, 705 clinical clock hours

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Degree Plan

The post-master’s certificate option provides lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. An MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.

The post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Option consists of five semesters/11 courses offered by Troy University’s School of Nursing and requires 33 semester hours and 705 clinical clock hours for completion. Students who begin in Fall semester can complete the FNP certificate option in five semesters. The program is open to graduate students who have completed an MSN program and meet the requirements. There are a limited number of mandatory on campus requirements. There is a certification exam available with completion of this certificate.

Required Nursing Specialty Courses (27 sh)

NSG 6612

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment 

NSG 6613

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship 

NSG 6645 

(3)

Family and Cultural Theories in Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 6649 

(3)

Advanced Pharmacology 

NSG 6665

(3)

Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6666

(3)

Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6667

(3)

Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6668

(3)

Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6671 

(3)

Advanced Pathophysiology 

Required Role Courses (6 sh)

NSG 6670

(1)

Role Synthesis Seminar 

NSG 6680

(3)

Family Nurse Practitioner Internship

 

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS AND NURSING LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

Minimum Semesters: 4
Minimum Total Hours: 23 sh, 480 clinical clock hours

The post-master’s certificate option provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. An MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.

The post-master’s certificate in Healthcare Informatics and Nursing Leadership Option consists of four semesters/7 courses offered by Troy University’s School of Nursing and requires 23 semester hours and 480 clinical clock hours for completion. Students will be accepted into the program only in fall semester and can complete the program in two years or four semesters attending fall and spring semesters. The program is offered totally online and would be open to graduate students who have completed an MSN program and meet the requirements provided below for admission.

Required Nursing Specialty Courses (16 sh)

NSG 6631

(3)

Concepts of Healthcare Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6632

(3)

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing informatics and Leadership

NSG 6633

(3)

Healthcare Systems 

NSG 6635

(3)

Applied Principles of Leadership and Technology in Healthcare  

NSG 6636

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I 

Required Role Courses (7 sh)

NSG 6634

(3)

Roles in Nursing Leadership and Informatics 

NSG 6637

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II 

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Post Master's Program
Degree Plan

Post Baccalaureate Program - Family Nurse Practitioner - non-clinical MSN
Degree Plan

Post Baccalaureate Program - Family Nurse Practitioner - no MSN
Degree Plan

Post Baccalaureate Program - Nurse Leader - no MSN
Degree Plan

Post Baccalaureate Program - Nurse Leader - non-clinical MSN
Degree Plan

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree and prepares the graduate to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals, families and communities. The objectives for the program are consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) specifications for practice doctoral programs in nursing in accordance with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study.

Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice the graduate will be able to achieve the following end-of-program student learning outcomes:

  1. Evaluate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines for advanced practice nursing at the highest level.
  2. Design quality, cost effective and innovative nursing care models based on the knowledge of interrelationships among nursing, organizational, political, and economic sciences.
  3. Incorporate systems engineering concepts to prevent and solve complex health care delivery problems.
  4. Translate research to transform nursing practice and support evidence- based nursing practice for diverse patient populations and organizations.
  5. Foster leadership for the advancement of interprofessional collaboration and integration of information and technology for quality improvements in patient care and healthcare systems.
  6. Develop effective practice standards for managing ethical issues inherent in patient care, health care organizations and research.
  7. Initiate changes in health care systems through the design and implementation of health policies that strengthen the health care delivery system.
  8. Evaluate system responses to health and illness as a basis for clinical prevention and population health services in rural and urban settings within a global market.
  9. Demonstrate role competencies in a specialized area of advanced practice nursing as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing DNP Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Admission Requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will be admitted only under unconditional admission status. Conditional admission is not available for DNP applicants.

Admission to the program will be limited to the number of available spaces. To be considered for unconditional admission to the DNP program the applicant must:

  1. Hold the required degree from a nationally-accredited program (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE, CNEA). Applicants are admitted as:
    • Post BSN candidates
    • Post MSN candidates
  2. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) on all nursing coursework if post-baccalaureate applicant or on all graduate coursework if post-masters applicant.
  3. Submit an official transcripts for all post-secondary academic study
  4. Earn a minimum GRE score of 294. Note: This requirement is waived for post-MSN applicants or those who hold a master’s degree in a related field pending program coordinator approval.
  5. Possess a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Alabama or in the state where clinical practice will occur.
  6. Submit two letters of professional reference that address academic ability , professional competence, and leadership potential in nursing.
  7. Complete a successful interview by the Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee
  8. Submit a 800 to 1000 word essay describing professional goals and how completion of the DNP program will enhance future roles and practice.
  9. Submit a Resume that includes education, work experience in nursing, research experiences, publications, presentations, community service, professional memberships and service.
  10. Possess a valid certification in advanced practice nursing from a nationally recognized credentialing body or be eligible to take a nationally recognized certification exam.
    Note: This requirement applies only to post-MSN applicants.
  11. Submit documentation of academic clinical hours. Note: This requirement applies only to post-MSN applicants.

Temporary admission is not applicable for Nursing Licensure Programs, this includes the MSN and DNP degrees.

Clinical Hour Requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP students must achieve a combined 1,000 clinical hours at the postbaccalaureate (MSN and DNP) level prior to graduating from the DNP program. If a student eligible for admission to the Post-Masters DNP program enters the program with fewer than 280 clinical hours, then the student is required to take the following course to achieve those hours:

NSG 8880

(1-3) semester hours

Directed Professional Practicum 

 

Transfer Credit

After DNP Coordinator evaluation of course syllabi, a maximum of 12 credit hours of coursework may be accepted from only an existing Master of Science in Nursing towards the DNP degree.

Curriculum

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)
POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM

Family Nurse Practitioner
Minimum Total Hours: 70

Advanced Nursing Core (17 sh)

NSG 6604

(2)

Theories in Nursing 

NSG 8801

(3)

Healthcare Informatics & Data Management

NSG 8804

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare 

NSG 8805 

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems

NSG 8826

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective 

Advanced Nursing Specialty (24 sh)

NSG 6612

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment 

NSG 6613 

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship for FNP 

NSG 6649

(3)

Advanced Pharmacology 

NSG 6671 

(3)

Advanced Pathophysiology 

NSG 6665

(3)

Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6666 

(3)

Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6667

(3)

Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6668

(3)

Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics 

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (12 sh)

NSG 6691 

(3)

Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice 

NSG 8802 

(3)

Applied Biostatistics 

NSG 8812

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815 

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Advanced Nursing Roles (6 sh)

NSG 6670

(1)

Role Synthesis Seminar 

NSG 6680 

(5)

Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification 

NSG 8820

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation 

NSG 8840

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)

NSG 8850  

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 70-74

Advising Notes: For potential students who hold a MSN without a clinical specialty the following is a possible course of study if approved by an academic adviser:

Advanced Nursing Core (15 sh)

NSG 8801

(3)

Healthcare Informatics & Data Management 

NSG 8804

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare  

NSG 8805 

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems 

NSG 8826 

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective

Advanced Nursing Specialty (24 sh)

NSG 6612

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment 

NSG 6613 

(3)

Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship for FNP 

NSG 6649 

(3)

Advanced Pharmacology 

NSG 6671

(3)

Advanced Pathophysiology  

NSG 6665 

(3)

Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6666 

(3)

Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health 

NSG 6667

(3)

Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics 

NSG 6668

(3)

Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (9 sh)

NSG 8802

(3)

Applied Biostatistics  

NSG 8812

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Advanced Nursing Roles (6 sh)

NSG 6670 

(1)

Role Synthesis Seminar 

NSG 6680

(5)

Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification 

NSG 8820 

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation 

NSG 8840 

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)

NSG 8850 

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 65-69
DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)
POST BACCALUAREATE PROGRAM

Nursing Leadership
Minimum Total Hours: 62

Advanced Nursing Core (16 sh)

NSG 6604

(2)

Theories in Nursing 

NSG 6605

(2)

Healthcare Economics 

NSG 8804 

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare 

NSG 8805

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems 

NSG 8826 

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective 

Advanced Nursing Specialty (15sh)

NSG 6631

(3)

Concepts of Health Care Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6632

(3)

Theoretical Foundations of Healthcare Informatics & Leadership 

NSG 6633

(3)

Health Care Systems 

NSG 6634

(3)

Roles in Nursing Leadership and Informatics 

NSG 6635

(3)

Applied Principles of Technology and Leadership in Healthcare 

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (12 sh)

NSG 6691 

(3)

Research Methodology 

NSG 8802

(3)

Applied Biostatistics 

NSG 8812 

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Advanced Nursing Roles (8 sh)

NSG 6636

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I 

NSG 6637

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification 

NSG 8820

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation  

NSG 8840 

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)

NSG 8850 

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 62-66

Advising Notes: For potential students who hold a MSN without a clinical specialty the following is a possible course of study if approved by an academic adviser:

Advanced Nursing Core (14 sh)

NSG 6605

(2)

Healthcare Economics 

NSG 8804 

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare 

NSG 8805 

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822 

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems 

NSG 8826

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective 

Advanced Nursing Specialty (15 sh)

NSG 6631 

(3)

Concepts of Health Care Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6632

(3)

Theoretical Foundations of Healthcare Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6633

(3)

Health Care Systems 

NSG 6634 

(3)

Issues in Nursing Informatics and Leadership 

NSG 6635

(3)

Applied Principles of Technology and Leadership in Healthcare

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (9 sh)

NSG 8802

(3)

Applied Biostatistics 

NSG 8812

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Advanced Nursing Roles (8 sh)

NSG 6636

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I 

NSG 6637 

(4)

Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 sh)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification 

NSG 8820

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation 

NSG 8840 

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 sh)

NSG 8850 

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 57-61

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)
POST MASTERS PROGRAM
Minimum Total Hours: 35

Advanced Nursing Core (15 sh)

NSG 8801

(3)

Healthcare Informatics & Data Management 

NSG 8804

(3)

Policy & Politics in Healthcare 

NSG 8805 

(3)

Principles of Epidemiology 

NSG 8822

(3)

Leadership in Organizations & Systems 

NSG 8826

(3)

Health Disparities from a Systems Perspective 

Scholarly Inquiry Methods for Evidence-based Practice (9 hrs)

NSG 8802 

(3)

Applied Biostatistics 

NSG 8812

(3)

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 

NSG 8815 

(3)

Evaluation Methods for Improvement of Clinical Outcomes 

Practice Synthesis (8-12 hrs)

NSG 8810

(1)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice I: Project Identification  

NSG 8820

(2)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development 

NSG 8830

(2-4)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation 

NSG 8840

(3-5)

Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation 

Synthesis and Evaluation (3 hrs)

NSG 8850

(3)

Dissemination 

 

Total Hours: 35-39

Requirements for Students in Clinical Courses

All students must maintain RN licensure, current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical examination, negative drug screen and clear a background check when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Professional liability insurance is available through the School of Nursing. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical setting. Students are also responsible for personal transportation costs incurred during the program.

Students must meet Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Laboratory Fees for the DNP Program:

NSG 6613, 6666, 6668 

$67.50

NSG 6636, 6637, 6680 

$180.00

NSG 8810, 8820, 8830, 8840

$225.00

 

Progression 

DNP students must achieve a grade of “B” or better in NSG 6691 Research Methodology (if BSN-DNP) and NSG 8812 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice in order to meet Graduate School requirements.

Students who earn a grade of “C” or less in more than one 8000 level course must repeat the second course and achieve a grade of “B” or higher. If the course to be repeated is a prerequisite for a subsequent course, the student may not progress. If two grades of “C” are earned in the same semester, the DNP Program Coordinator will select the course to be repeated.

Graduate students may earn no more than six semester hours of grades below “B”. Students who earn more than six semester hours of “C” grades or below are automatically academically suspended from the University for a period of one calendar year at which time the student may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for readmission.

Competency Evaluations

Prior to completing NSG 8820: Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development, the student must complete the Initial Competency Evaluation by successfully defending the DNP Synthesis Project Proposal. Prior to completing NSG 8840: Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation, the student must complete the Final Competency Evaluation by successfully defending the DNP Synthesis Project.

Degree Requirements

Graduation from the DNP program requires completion of a prescribed plan of study. Consistent with recommendations from the AACN, the DNP program requires three academic years for post-baccalaureate and two years for post-master’s options. Therefore, the number of credits required for graduation from the DNP program will depend upon prior degree. All credits used to satisfy the degree requirements for the DNP must not exceed eight years at the time of degree completion.

Graduation requirements include:

  • Completion of all prescribed coursework with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Submission of an approved comprehensive e-Portfolio
  • Completion of a minimum of 1000 hours of graduate level clinical practice as part of a supervised academic program
  • Successful completion of the Synthesis Project

DNP Synthesis Project

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will identify, develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate findings of a clinical project that has systems level impact for the improvement of healthcare outcomes for a population group within a specific nursing practice. Specific courses in the DNP curriculum guide the completion of this project.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of twelve semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a “B” grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate nursing faculty who will make a recommendation to the Dean of Health and Human Services. For students completing the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed eight years at the time of the degree completion.

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Coaching Concentration
Degree Plan

Coaching Concentration
Degree Plan

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Kinesiology offers advance study in the science of human physical activity, particularly as movement, exercise, and sport applied to health promotion and disease prevention. The mission of the Kinesiology program is to advance the discovery, development, interpretation, dissemination, and application of knowledge that relates the study of human movement and physical activity to human well-being. As members of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA), Society of Physical Educators (SHAPE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). The Faculty at Troy University are committed to the process of learning in order to better prepare students entering the various fields of human movement.

This degree is ideal for:

  • Students who wish to continue their education in a doctoral program.
  • Students who wish to continue their education in a professional school such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
  • Certified physical/health education teachers who wish to further their education in human movement.
  • Sport coaches who wish to continue their education to better prepare them for high school, collegiate or professional coaching.

Prerequisite Requirements

Candidates for admission must hold a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology or related field.

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission
  1. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution. Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Applicants must achieve a score of 385 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test or a score of 295 or higher on the Graduate Record Examination (850 on the old exam) (verbal and quantitative).
  3. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale with the last 30 hours being at least a 3.0 GPA.
  4. All hours attempted in the term in which the 30 semester hours were reached will be used to calculate the grade point average.
  5. Applicants must also submit a statement of purpose letter.
Conditional Admission
  1. Students not satisfying the unconditional admission requirements may be conditionally admitted to the program pending satisfactory completion of the first 9 semester hours with a 3.0 grade point average. Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student must petition for readmission.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 12 semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher learning, with a grade of “B” or better, can be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University’s courses and must be approved by the KHP graduate faculty.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better and successful completion of the required comprehensive examination is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If a student makes a “D” or “F” in a core or concentration course, the course must be retaken. If the student earns a “D” or “F” in an elective course, the course may be retaken, or another elective taken in its place. The student can satisfy the research component requirement by successfully completing KHP 6617 and KHP 6691 with a grade of “B” or better.

Options

The M.S. is offered with a choice between a thesis and a non-thesis option.

Thesis Option

The M.S. with a thesis is for those who wish to engage in research and are considering or planning on pursuing a Ph.D. (Many Ph.D. programs require completion of a master’s thesis.). The thesis track student will not take the graduate comprehensive examination.

Non-thesis Option

This option prepares people for professional jobs by equipping them with knowledge of and providing them with an appreciation for the research process, so they can be a consumer of research. Students are required to complete an internship in their field of interest. The non-thesis track student will also take the graduate comprehensive examination.

Students may choose one of the two areas of emphasis:

  • Coaching
  • Exercise Science

Required Core Courses (9 sh)

KHP 6604

(3)

Statistical Analysis and Interpretation 

KHP 6617

(3)

Research Methods I 

KHP 6691

(3)

Research Methods II 

 

Coaching Concentration

Non-thesis Option
KHP Required Core 9 semester hours
Coaching Concentration 24 semester hours
Total 33 semester hours

Thesis Option
KHP Required Core 9 semester hours
Coaching Concentration 18 semester hours
Thesis I 3 semester hours
Thesis II 3 semester hours
Total 33 semester hours

Coaching Concentration Courses:

KHP 6602

(3)

Motor Skills and Human Performance 

KHP 6620 

(3)

Physical Fitness: A Critical Analysis 

KHP 6650

(3)

Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 

KHP 6670 

(3)

Exercise Physiology 

KHP 6672

(3)

Sport Psychology 

KHP 6675

(3)

NCAA Governance, Compliance and Institutional Control 

Select one

KHP 6690

(3)

Internship 

 

 

Advisor Approved Elective 

 

OR

 

KHP 6694

(3)

Thesis I 

KHP 6695

(3)

Thesis II

 

Exercise Science Concentration

Non-thesis Option
KHP Required Core 9 semester hours
Coaching Concentration 24 semester hours
Total 33 semester hours

Thesis Option
KHP Required Core 9 semester hours
Coaching Concentration 18 semester hours
Thesis I 3 semester hours
Thesis II 3 semester hours
Total 33 semester hours

Exercise Science Concentration Courses:

KHP 6602 

(3)

Motor Skills and Human Performance 

KHP 6620

(3)

Physical Fitness: A Critical Analysis 

KHP 6623

(3)

Biomechanics of Sport Techniques 

KHP 6650

(3)

Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 

KHP 6670

(3)

Exercise Physiology 

KHP 6671

(3)

Advanced Exercise Science 

Select one

KHP 6690 

(3)

Internship 

   

Advisor Approved Elective

 

OR

 

KHP 6694

(3)

Thesis I

KHP 6695

(3)

Thesis II 

 

Master of Science in Sport Management

Master of Science in Sport Management
Degree Plan

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Sport Management program is designed to provide the graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to engage in the practice of management in a variety of settings. The goals and objectives of the program are guided by, but are not limited to, the criteria and guidelines set forth in the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation

Students are provided with classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to accomplish these objectives. Students are evaluated on their progress in meeting the above objectives throughout the program. Opportunities and evaluations are provided for actual participation in professional clinical sites including athletic, sport and club fitness, coaching facilities, rehabilitation facilities and community settings in the practice of Sport and Fitness Management.

Expected Program Outcomes:

The program aims to provide a broad-based, comprehensive curriculum, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration that prepares a sport manager practitioner to

  1. direct an individual’s participation in selected clinical opportunities aimed at reinforcing and enhancing performance; facilitate learning of those skills and functions essential for productivity, thus the individual will be able to better communicate effectively with clients, subordinates and the public;
  2. provide services to improve function to prevent deficits in activities of daily living, work, play/leisure, and in the underlying performance of managing to ensure quality of services and effectiveness of the program; and
  3. function in a variety of roles including direct managing provider, consultant, case manager, educator, administrator, researcher and advocate in a variety of sport management delivery models and systems where sport and fitness management is traditionally practiced and in emerging areas of local community, state, regional, national and international arenas.
Expected Student Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the SFM program, the student will be able to

  1. plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs of service designed to meet local community, state, regional, national and international needs;
  2. administer and manage a sport and fitness management service;
  3. articulate and apply sport and fitness management principles, intervention approaches, rationales, and expected outcomes of service;
  4. be innovators and leaders in the profession, applying sport management knowledge to the solution of complex sport managerial issues and health problems;
  5. demonstrate an attitude of inquiry and nurture the capacity for creative thinking, critical analysis and problem solving; to interpret research studies and to apply research results to sport management practice; and to contribute to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge in the behavioral science.

Prerequisite Requirements

Candidates for admission must hold a baccalaureate degree in sport management or related field.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Sport Management

Unconditional Admission
  1. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution. Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 on a four-point scale or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 30 semester hours. All hours attempted in the term in which the 30 semester hours were reached will be used to calculate the grade point average.
Conditional Admission

Conditional Admission does not apply to this program.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 12 semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher learning, with a grade of “B” or better, can be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University’s courses and must be approved by the SM graduate faculty.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better and successful completion of the required comprehensive examination is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If a student makes a “D” or “F” in a core or concentration course, the course must be retaken. If the student earns a “D” or “F” in an elective course, the course may be retaken, or another elective taken in its place. The student can satisfy the research component requirement by successfully completing SFM 6617 with a grade of “B” or better and SFM 6691.

Curriculum

All courses offer three semester hours of credit except SFM 6625, 6626, 6627, 6680, 6681, and 6682.

SPORT MANAGEMENT

Minimum Total Hours: 36

Students may choose thesis or non-thesis options in each concentration.

Required Core Courses: (12 sh)

SFM 6600

(3)

Foundations of Sport & Fitness Management 

SFM 6604

(3)

Statistical Analysis and Interpretation 

SFM 6617 

(3)

Research Methods I 

SFM 6691

(3)

Research Methods II 

Sport Management Concentration Requirements (24 sh)

Select One of the Following

 Non-Thesis Option
SFM Required Core 12 sh
SFM Courses 24 sh
Total 36 sh

Thesis Option
SFM Required Core 12 sh
SFM Courses 18 sh
Thesis I 3 sh
Thesis II 3 sh
Total 36 sh

Electives (18-24 sh)

SFM 6610

(3)

Physical Education, Sport, and the Law 

SFM 6614  

(3)

Risk Management in Sport 

SFM 6615 

(3)

Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Sport 

SFM 6616

(3)

Sport Finance 

SFM 6618 

(3)

Sport Economics 

SFM 6624

(3)

Sociological Aspects of Sport 

SFM 6625 

(3)

Specialized Study in SFM  

SFM 6632

(3)

Current Issues in Sport and Fitness Management 

SFM 6633 

(3)

Sport Consumer Behavior 

SFM 6639 

(3)

Sport Communication 

SFM 6640

(3)

Sport Marketing

SFM 6641

(3)

Sport Facility and Event Management

SFM 6644

(3)

Human Resource Management in Sport and Physical Activity

SFM 6645

(3)

Revenue Generation in Sport

SFM 6672

(3)

Sport Psychology

SFM 6673

(3)

Ethics in Sport

SFM 66XX

(3)

Global Perspectives in Sport

SFM 6674

(3)

Entrepreneurship in Sport

SFM 6675

(3)

NCAA Governance, Compliance, and Institutional Control

SFM 6680

(3)

Practicum

SFM 6681

(3)

Practicum

SFM 6690

(3)

Internship in SFM

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) in Sport Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management
Degree Plan

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

Purpose

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sport Management is a terminal degree focusing on student comprehension and interpretation of contemporary, theoretical and applied studies within the field of Sport Management. The mission of the program is to prepare the graduate with a broad range of sport management-related positions to include, but not limited to higher education, research, professional or amateur athletics, and professional sport industry.

Expected Program Outcomes

The program aims to provide a comprehensive curriculum with an area of specialization to prepare a sport manager practitioner or academician to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research related to the sport industry.
  2. Analyze, evaluate, and implement solutions to complex sport issues, to prepare innovators and leaders in the field of sport management.
  3. Support the dissemination of scholarly and practical research and knowledge in the behavioral sciences.
  4. Demonstrate teaching and research skills needed for success in professional sport management roles.

Expected Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Ph.D. in Sport Management the graduate will be able to:

  1. Recall knowledge from core and specialized areas of study in the curriculum.
  2. Identify essential teaching strategies necessary for success in the sport management education environment.
  3. Effectively express complex concepts both orally and in writing.
  4. Interpret research studies and apply research results to sport management practices.
  5. Apply sport management knowledge to the solution of complex sport management issues, with demonstration of sensitivity to crucial, controversial sport issues.
  6. Analyze and apply sport management principles, approaches, rationales, and expected outcomes of service.
  7. Organize and plan programs of service designed to meet local, state, regional, national, and/or international needs.
  8. Prepare research within the field of sport management for presentations and purposes.

Admissions

The applicant must submit an application to the Troy University Graduate School. No pre-requisites will be required for admission other than the applicant must have attained a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. In order to be given full consideration, all requested materials must be received by the deadlines listed below:

Application Deadlines (Preferred Application Dates):

Fall Admission for U.S. citizens: 

February 1 

Fall Admission for non U.S. citizens: 

December 1 

Spring Admission for U.S. citizens: 

September 1 

Spring Admission for non U.S. citizens: 

July 1 

 

Admission Examination Requirements
  1. TOEFL scores are required for all international students; this requirement is waived if the student has earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Students scoring 70 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL Test, 193 or higher on the Computer- based Test, and a 523 or higher on the Paper-based TOEFL Test will be given full consideration for admission into the Doctoral Program.
  2. Official scores from nationally standardized aptitude examinations, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT), General Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) must be submitted at the time of application. All entrance exams must have taken place within 5 years of submission to the program. Recommended scores are presented below.

    MAT =399 total score
    GMAT =540 total score (verbal and quantitative)
    LSAT =157-158 total score
    GRE =304 [Revised GRE (verbal and quantitative only)]
    OR 1000 or higher [non-revised GRE (verbal and quantitative score only)]
  3. The applicant must submit the following materials to the Troy University Graduate School:
    1. Troy University Graduate School Application Form
    2. One official transcript per each institution of higher education ever attended.
    3. Three (3) Letters of Reference
      The letters of reference must address the applicant’s readiness to enroll in a doctoral program. It is recommended that such individuals be previous undergraduate or graduate professors, advisors or others who can substantiate the applicant’s academic preparation for admittance to a doctoral program.
    4. Statement of Intent.
      1. Include details of your rationale for pursuing a Ph.D. in Sport Management.
      2. Include details regarding your career and research interests.
      3. Identify 2-3 TROY Sport Management doctoral faculty members that you are interested in working with. A list of doctoral directive faculty members and their curriculum vitae indicating their research areas may be viewed at trojan. troy.edu/hstm.
    5. Writing Sample

      The goal of the writing sample is to measure the applicant’s ability to write clearly and succinctly in an academic fashion. The writing sample will assist the Doctoral Admissions Committee in evaluating the applicant’s research, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills. The writing sample may include a thesis completed by the student or a significant research paper, preferably written at the graduate level, and solely by the applicant. The paper must be double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins on all sides. It is recommended that the writing sample follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. However, other writing styles, including but not limited to Chicago, Modern Language Association (MLA), AMA Manual or other accepted research writing styles, will be considered.

      The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the writing sample based on the following criteria: 1) Writing Development and Critical Thinking – ability to articulate the primary concept and inform the reader of its focus; 2) Organization and Structure - development of the topic to include fluid transitions; 3) Paragraph Development - use of transitions and language within each paragraph.; 4) Mechanics – appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation; and 5) Use of Writing Style – Although all classes and dissertation will employ the APA format, the Committee will review the sample for appropriate use of other acceptable academic research writing style such as cited in the previous paragraph.


      NOTE: The writing sample could also include accepted or published research that the applicant has been sole or co-author of a research project. The applicant must submit a pdf of the paper or a link as proof of publication.
    6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Doctoral Admissions Committee

The Doctoral Admissions Committee will be composed of all Sport Management faculty members with doctoral directive status. Once all of the application information has been received from the Graduate School, the Sport Management Doctoral Admissions Committee will review all eligible applicants. After the committee considers all aspects of the admission process, it will make a recommendation regarding an applicant’s admission into the Ph.D. in Sport Management Program. After a decision has been made, applicants will be notified of their status.

Doctoral Teaching Assistantships

Students who apply for the Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management program may apply for a doctoral teaching assistantship offered on the Troy, Alabama campus. All Doctoral directive status faculty members will vote on the DTA applicants. Consult the Coordinator of the Ph.D. in Sport Management Program for more details.

Transfer of Credit

The Ph.D. degree in Sport Management at Troy University requires a minimum of 90 credits beyond a baccalaureate degree. In order to satisfy the 90 credits past a baccalaureate degree, no more than 30 credits of a Master’s or juris doctorate (J.D.) degree from another regionally accredited institution of higher education will be recognized. As such, the student must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in the Sport Management doctoral program at Troy University.

Conditions for Transfer Credit from another Sport Management doctoral program:
  1. Students must complete the admissions application packet as described previously
  2. A maximum of 16 credits from another Sport Management doctoral program will be allowed to transfer to the Troy University Sport Management Sport doctoral program
  3. All transfer courses must be comparable to Troy University’s graduate courses and must be approved by the admissions committee

Entrance into the Program

All students accepted into the Ph.D. in Sport Management program are required to complete a new student orientation. The new student orientation may take the form of visiting the Troy campus or via virtual orientation. Students must meet with their assigned coursework advisors routinely, preferably using technology such as but not limited to Canvas, Skype, WebX or Jigsaw that permits visualization of the parties, to discuss progress towards the degree. The major advisor usually assumes the role of the Chair of the Comprehensive Examination and Dissertation Committees. It is the student’s responsibility to select a major advisor within 5 terms of starting the program. Students and their committee chairs are responsible of organizing the Comprehensive examinations as well as the dissertation proposal and defense dates.

Time to Complete Degree

Consistent with other terminal degree programs at TROY, the Sport Management doctoral student will have a maximum time for degree completion of eight years, inclusive of completing dissertation requirements. However, it is important to note that a full-time student (i.e., taking 6 credits per term) may be able to complete coursework in two (2) years. Additionally, dissertation may require 1-2 years to fully complete. As a result, students can finish the program in as little as three (3 years).

Doctoral Student Evaluation

At least once per academic year all faculty with doctoral directive status and graduate faculty teaching in the doctoral program will meet to discuss and evaluate the progress of all doctoral students in the program. This evaluation is designed to assist the doctoral student in successfully completing the program on a timely basis. The results of the evaluations will be distributed to the students by the coordinator of the doctoral program in a timely manner.

Comprehensive Examinations

Sport Management doctoral students are required to successfully complete a written and oral comprehensive examination. The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to provide the doctoral candidate the opportunity to demonstrate a degree of mastery related to the salient concepts, theories, and practices pertaining to the discipline of Sport Management. The doctoral student will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies, including statistical methodology.

Timeframe for the Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive exam is recommended to be taken in the last term of class enrollment but not any later than the end of three subsequent terms, unless extenuating circumstances arise and approved by the committee chair. For example, should students complete their final classwork during term 2, they may elect to take the comprehensive exam in term 2 but no later than the end of term 5 unless extenuating circumstances arise.

Applying for the Comprehensive Examination

Students must inform their major advisor of their intent to take Comprehensive Exam in ample time to permit the development of the examination questions and for the preparation of the student for those questions. All students must submit a Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Application and receive approval from their major advisor, who generally serves as the comprehensive exam committee chair, at least two (2) weeks before the exam is given.

Preparing for the Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive exam is a collaborative process between the student and the comprehensive exam committee chair, with participation by two other selected members of the comprehensive exam committee. At least two persons (including the committee chair) must be from the School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management, and one member who must hold a full-time Graduate Faculty status may be selected from a different academic, yet related discipline. Students will meet with their respective Comprehensive Examination Committee Chair to discuss components of the exam and resources to assist them in responding to the questions. Contact by the student with other committee members is recommended. Each member, including the chair, of the examination committee will prepare and evaluate questions within the areas of their expertise, including at least one section for research and statistics.

Taking the Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination committee will determine the dates of the exam and the timeframe for the students to return their responses. Both the exam and response return dates will be provided to the student well in advance of taking the exam to minimize interference of external entities (i.e., jobs, family issues, etc…). The chair of the comprehensive examination will oversee the administration of the comprehensive exams including the distribution of the written exam to the student, collection of the responses, dissemination of the answers to the other members of the comprehensive examination committee and scheduling the oral examination.

Written Examination

The written portion of the comprehensive examination will evaluate a student’s mastery in the discipline of sport management. Students will be assessed in three areas: research/statistics, doctoral core, and the student’s cognate area. The student must return the exam to the committee chair by the assigned date and time. Unless the student notifies the committee chair of extenuating circumstances and such circumstances are approved by the committee, failure to do so may result in the student being terminated from the program.

Oral Examination

Once a student has completed the written portion of the comprehensive exam, an oral examination with the student’s Comprehensive Examination Committee will be scheduled. The oral examination must be conducted in such a manner (i.e. Skype, Jigsaw, or other acceptable technological means) that there is visualization between all involved parties. Performance on both the written and oral components of the exam must be acceptable to the comprehensive examination committee for the student to receive a passing grade.

Evaluating the Comprehensive Examination

The written examination will be read and evaluated by all members of the student’s comprehensive exam committee. Generally, after the written examination the comprehensive exam committee will meet with the student for an oral component of the exam. NOTE: each question must be scored by at least three members of the committee. Except for allowed substitutions, all members of the examination committee must be present with the student at the oral part. Performance on both the written and oral components of the exam must be acceptable to the comprehensive examination committee. At this time, the examination committee is responsible for deciding whether the student is qualified to be admitted to doctoral candidacy.After completing the written and oral examination, the committee will score the exam in the following manner:

Pass with Distinction: All of the committee members agree that the student responded to all parts of the examination in an outstanding manner.

Pass: The majority of the committee members agree student responded to the majority parts of the examination in an acceptable manner. However, in case of a tie, either the Dean or Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services will asked to read and evaluate the exam.

Fail Retake Permitted: At least three of the committee members agree that the student failed to respond in an acceptable manner to more than one of the sections asked and this is the first time the exam has been taken. Under such circumstances, the exam cannot be retaken until the next semester. The student will be required to be enrolled in at least one credit hour for the semester the exam will be taken for the second time. While the committee members will remain the same, the questions asked may be different. The student will not be allowed to propose a doctoral dissertation until the exam is passed. Additionally, if the committee members agree that the student failed to respond in an acceptable manner in the second exam, the student’s program will be terminated. Retaking the comprehensive final will be permitted only once.

Fail: All of the committee members agree that the student failed to respond in an acceptable manner to more than one of the parts asked, no retake will be permitted, and the student’s program is terminated. All of the committee members agree that the student failed to respond in an acceptable manner to more than one of the parts asked, no retake will be permitted, and the student’s program is terminated.

Reporting Results of the Comprehensive Doctoral Examination
  1. Only after the Committee reaches a decision on the results of the Comprehensive Exam should students be notified. Typically this should occur within about three weeks of the examination date.
  2. The comprehensive examination committee chair will be responsible for notifying students of the examination results in a timely manner. Other Committee members should treat all exam information in the strictest confidence.
  3. After a student successfully completes the written and oral components of the comprehensive examination, the comprehensive examination committee chair will be responsible for notifying the Troy University Dean of the Graduate School.
Admission to Doctoral Candidacy

Students seeking to enter Doctoral Candidacy must have:

  1. Completed all coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and
  2.  Passed the comprehensive exams

Dissertation Proposal

The members of the Dissertation Advisory Committee should be appointed as soon as possible after the student has begun doctoral work, and in general, no later than the end of five terms into the program. The proposal is a document that formally presents the student’s written description of the projected doctoral dissertation. The dissertation advisory committee is responsible for reviewing the proposal to determine the feasibility of the project. The committee’s approval endorses the research plan and indicates the committee supports initiating or continuing the dissertation project.

Doctoral Dissertation Committee

The dissertation committee for a student shall consist of no fewer than three members selected from individuals with full-time Graduate Faculty status at Troy University. At least two persons (including the chairperson) must be from the School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management. If a student request a faculty member from another institution, the faculty member must hold full-time Graduate Faculty status at the home institution, must be approved by the other members of the Dissertation Committee, and be acknowledged by the Dean of the Graduate School at Troy University

Writing the Dissertation

The dissertation proposal indicates the student’s commitment to the dissertation advisory committee to complete the proposed project in a reasonable timeframe, generally a year or more. The most recent edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) will the only writing style accepted in writing the dissertation. Additionally, a 12 point font Times New Roman font should be used consistently throughout the document. The student is encourages to review the dissertation guidelines on the Troy University Graduate school website for further information.

The drafts of the dissertation will only be reviewed by all members of the dissertation committee. Feedback and suggestions from the dissertation committee members should be incorporated until the draft is considered acceptable by all members of the committee. The student should anticipate review by the dissertation committee and the incorporation of feedback to consume approximately two to three weeks.

Students must be continuously enrolled for a minimum of 1 credit hour in Dissertation (SFM 8860) per term during and including the semester in which they successfully defend their dissertation. Dissertation credit hours may exceed but may not be less than the minimum of 18 term hours. For example, if students attain18 dissertation credits but do not successfully defended their dissertation, they will be required to enroll in at least one credit hour of in Dissertation (SFM 8860) until they successfully defend their dissertation. If a student fails to maintain the continuous enrollment requirement he or she may be required to undergo re-admittance into the Ph.D. program.

Dissertation Defense

The defense provides the candidate with an opportunity to address the components of the dissertation such as the introduction, importance of the study, methodology, results, and discussion/conclusion. The work must be of publishable quality using the Graduate School’s format requirements. To complete their degree, each doctoral candidate is required to prepare, present, and orally defend a dissertation that shows independent investigation. Upon completion of the dissertation, the student must successfully complete an oral defense pertaining to the dissertation research.

When the dissertation has been approved by all members of the Dissertation committee, the student with the approval of the Dissertation chair will determine the date, time, and site of the oral Dissertation defense. All members of the defense committee must receive a copy of the candidate’s dissertation at least two weeks prior to the scheduled defense. If the student does not pass the oral dissertation defense, a subsequent oral defense may be scheduled at the discretion of the Dissertation chair. Only after the student has successfully defended the dissertation will the members of the dissertation committee sign the Dissertation Acceptance Page(s). The dissertation chair will notify the Dean of the Graduate School at least one week in advance of the scheduled oral Dissertation defense. The oral Dissertation defense must occur at least four weeks before the intended date of graduation/commencement. Due to distance constraints, if the student cannot physically be on the Troy campus for the dissertation defense, the student is responsible to arrange technology such as Skype, WebX or Jigsaw, per the dissertation committee approval, for the dissertation defense.

After Dissertation Defense

Dissertations must be written in English and must be acceptable in form and content to present to the Dissertation Committee and to the Graduate School. The work must be of publishable quality and must be in a form suitable for publication, using the Graduate Schools’ format requirements. The Dissertation must be reviewed by the Graduate School for adherence to Dissertation formatting requirements (Appendix C in the Dissertation Guidelines). The student must submit a flawless copy printed on regular paper to the Graduate School (Adams Administration Building, Room 011, Troy campus) for format review. The appropriate number of “Dissertation Acceptance Pages” and “Human and Animal Review Forms” printed on bonded paper with appropriate original signatures should be submitted along with Dissertation. The Dissertation and other required pages are to be submitted in a “10 x 13” heavy manila envelope with a copy of the title page adhered to the front of the manila envelope. The last date a fully approved Dissertation may be submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School is three (3) full weeks prior to the date of graduation. THIS DEADLINE IS NOT NEGOTIABLE.

The student is responsible for checking the University academic calendar for relevant deadlines for commencement for the semester in which he or she plans to graduate (troy.edu/records/graduation/graduationinformation. html.

Plagiarism

The awarding of a university degree attests that an individual has demonstrated mastery of a significant body of knowledge and skills of substantive value to society. Any type of dishonesty in securing those credentials therefore invites serious sanctions, up to and including suspension and expulsion (see Standard of Conduct in each TROY Catalog). Examples of dishonesty include actual or attempted cheating, plagiarism*, or knowingly furnishing false information to any university employee.

*Plagiarism is defined as submitting anything for credit in one course that has already been submitted for credit in another course, or copying any part of someone else’s intellectual work – their ideas and/or words – published or unpublished, including that of other students, and portraying it as one’s own. Proper quoting, using strict APA formatting, is required.

Plagiarism is a very serious offense that Troy University does not tolerate. Evidence of plagiarism may prevent granting of a degree.

Academic Suspension

Graduate students may earn no more than six term hours of grades below ‘’B’’. Students who earn more than six term hours of ‘’C’’ grades or below are automatically academically suspended from the University for a period of one calendar year, at which time the student may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for readmission.

Conditionally admitted students who do not attain a 3.0 grade point average (4.0 scale) at the completion of six term hours will be academically suspended from the University for a period of one calendar year at which time the student may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for readmission.

Students who are academically suspended are prohibited from attending the Graduate School or any academic level of the University for a period of one calendar year. Any courses taken at another university during the time of academic suspension will not be accepted for credit.

Further information may be found in the Troy University catalog at http://trojan.troy.edu/catalogs/1415graduate/pdf/documents/General- Information.pdf.

Readmission

For any student seeking readmission into the program, he or she must meet all degree requirements current at the time of readmission. Further information regarding readmission procedures may be found in the Troy University catalog at http://trojan.troy.edu/catalogs/1415graduate/ pdf/documents/General-Information.pdf

Doctoral Program Completion Requirements

All students will be required to take and achieve a minimum grade of “B” in each of the following doctoral core classes:

Doctoral Core (15 sh)

SFM 8812

(3)

Seminar in Sport Marketing 

SFM 8814

(3)

Seminar in Sport Finance 

SFM 8816 

(3)

Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Leadership 

SFM 8820 

(3)

Seminar in Legal Aspects of Sport 

SFM 8822

(3)

Seminar in Sport Management Pedagogy

Research and Statistics Requirements (15 sh)

All students will be required to take and achieve a minimum grade of “B” in each of the following research and statistics courses: 

SFM 8803

(3)

Research Methods for Doctoral Students 

SFM 8810

(3)

Seminar in Applied Statistics in Sport Management 

SFM 8835

(3)

Seminar in Advanced Statistics in Sport Management

 

The student, in consultation with the major advisor, must select a minimum of six hours of advisor approved electives of research courses

Cognate Area Requirements (12 sh)

The cognate area represents the area of specialization that the student wishes to pursue. In consultation and with approval of the major advisor, the student will select four graduate level classes to fulfill the 12 credit cognate area requirement. Cognate areas may include, but are not limited to, Sport Organization Behavior/Theory; Sport Marketing, Sport Finance, Legal Aspects of Sport, Athletic Administration, Sport Communication, or Sport Tourism.

Comprehensive Examination (0 sh)

Dissertation Requirements (18 sh)

Total Hours 60 semester hours

Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work
Degree Plan

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Troy University Master in Social Work Program derives its mission from the University’s goal of preparing students to demonstrate competence in their chosen field and to encourage excellence in student learning. The purpose of the Master in Social Work Program is to prepare students for advanced social work practice. The Program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life beginning with, and progressing through, the individual system and increasingly complex levels of social organization. The basic aim is to prepare the graduate with advanced social work knowledge, values, and skills to practice within the context of a diverse, multicultural, global, and technologically oriented society. Teaching, learning, and service are exercised in an atmosphere that prizes and upholds the traditions, values, and ethics of the social work profession.

Accreditation Statement

The Master in Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and program graduates will be eligible to sit for the social work examination. Social work licensure is required in the state of Alabama for those in the practice of social work.

Objectives

The Master in Social Work derives the program’s objectives in accordance with the Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy Handbook. Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
    Social workers understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards, as well as relevant laws and regulations that may impact practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.
  2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice.
    Social workers understand how diversity and difference characterize and shape the human experience and are critical to the formation of identity.
  3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice.
    Social workers understand that every person regardless of position in society has fundamental human rights such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education.
  4. Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice.
    Social workers understand quantitative and qualitative research methods and their respective roles in advancing a science of social work and in evaluating their practice.
  5. Engage in Policy Practice.
    Social workers understand that human rights and social justice, as well as social welfare and services, are mediated by policy and its implementation at the federal, state, and local levels.
  6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
    Social workers understand that engagement is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
    Social workers understand that assessment is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
    Social workers understand that intervention is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
    Social workers understand that evaluation is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Program Eligibility

All students must be admitted to Troy University Graduate School. There is not a conditional admission based on grade point average. All students holding an earned baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association are eligible for application to the Two Year (60) hour program. Students must have a 2.5 (4.0 scale) or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 30 semester hours taken.

Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE accredited program and have a 3.0 grade point average in the last 30 semester hours of Social Work course work are eligible to apply for Advanced Standing. Advanced Standing applicants may receive a MSW upon successful completion of 30 semester hours of Concentration Curriculum. The Director of the MSW Program is responsible for determining academic eligibility for Advanced Standing Placement. The Director is also responsible for answering questions related to academic credit applied to the degree program in adherence to accreditation and policy standards.

In addition to the grade point average requirements, students who can provide proof of an active LBSW or 5 years of verifiable social service employment will have the MAT/GRE waived. All other students must take the GRE or MAT. The GRE acceptable score is 850 combined (old) or 290 combined (new). The MAT acceptable score is 385. There is a conditional admission only because of a low test score. Students
admitted conditionally only because of a low test score will be granted unconditional admission after the completion of nine (9) semester hours provided they have maintained a 3.0 grade point average on all graduate work attempted. There is not a requirement to retake the test once the academic requirement is met.

An additional requirement of being able to complete the MSW Program is the production of a current (within 30 days) criminal background check for Foundation and Concentration Practicum. Providing the background check does not guarantee acceptance into a Practicum setting or eligibility to sit for licensure. Students applying to this program should be aware of the potential ramifications of a positive criminal background check and the potential of not being able to complete this program. Ongoing participation requires the continual development and demonstration of the highest standards of ethical, interpersonal, and professional engagement.

Program Initiation

The Master of Social Work face to face program admits students each fall/term 1. Cohorts begin only in the fall semester and term 1. Both the two year and Advance Standing (one-year) program is offered in a face to face format. The Master of Social Work Advance Standing online program admits students Term 3. Cohorts begin for online Advance Standing in Term 3; the online program is offered to MSW Advanced Standing students who have been admitted to the online MSW program only or with Director approval.

Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Acceptance notification will be issued in April and June for the face to face program and in December for the online program.

Program Prerequisites

All applications must have an undergraduate or graduate statistics course prior to attendance. If this requirement has not been met students may take: PSY 3301, QM 2241, MTH 2210 or the Director of the MSW program approved equivalent.

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission

In addition to meeting University graduate school admissions requirements, the student must also submit the following admission requirements:

  1. Two reference letters from the following list: applicant’s most recent academic adviser, department chair, dean, college instructor, most recent employer, and no more than one personal reference chosen by the applicant. These references must attest to the applicant’s potential in forming effective interpersonal relationships, aptitude for graduate study, appropriate vocational goals relevant to the program, and personal and professional self-development.
  2. A résumé that includes personal information including topics such as, but not limited to, educational and work history, personal and professional goals, professional affiliations, volunteer work, awards, articles/ grant work, and references.
  3. A personal statement written in APA format (500-750 words) addressing the following: a) reason for seeking a Master in Social Work degree; b) relevant experiences which have shaped this decision; c) future expectations post-graduation.
  4. An MAT score of 385. Students applying for the Advanced Standing Program may have the MAT requirement waived if he/she is a Licensed Bachelor of Social Work. Students applying for the MSW Foundation Program may have the MAT waived with 5 years of verifiable social service experience.
Conditional Admission
  1. Students not satisfying the unconditional admission requirements may be conditionally admitted to the program pending satisfactory completion of the first 9 semester hours with a 3.0 grade point average. Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  2. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student must petition for readmission.

Transfer Credit

In addition to University transfer requirements, the Masters in Social Work will accept master’s level courses from a CSWE accredited Social Work program. Any other transfer credits must be reviewed and approved by the Director of the MSW program.

Practicum Requirements

Students are required to complete supervised practicum course(s) in the sequence set by the program. The student must have a current (within 30 days) national criminal background check, liability insurance, and all required documentation (shots, drug screens etc.) as required by the University and practicum site prior to participation. Providing the background check does not guarantee acceptance into a Practicum setting or eligibility to sit for licensure. Students applying to this program should be aware of the potential ramifications of a positive criminal background check and the potential of not being able to complete this program.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Curriculum

The foundation curriculum allows students to develop the foundation level competencies named above. This includes a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of required study. The foundation practicum (6 semester hours) requires a minimum of 400 contact hours in the field.

Concentration Curriculum (30 Semester Hours)

The concentration curriculum allows students to develop competencies associated with either Direct Practice (DP) or Organizational Leadership and Management (ORGM). This includes a minimum of thirty (30) credits of required study. The Concentration Practicum is 9 semester hours requiring a minimum of 500 clock hours in the field.

MSW Requirements

Two Year 60 Semester Hour Foundation Program
Foundation Courses 30 sh
Core Concentration Courses 24 sh
Electives 6 sh
Total 60 sh

Advanced Standing 30 Semester Hour Program
Core Concentration Courses 24 sh
Electives 6 sh
Total 30 sh

Two Year Program Foundation Courses (30 semester hours):

The following are required foundation courses for all students who do not hold a BSW degree from an accredited institution.

All courses are 3 semester hours except for Practicum courses.

SWK 6601 

(3)

Social Welfare Policy and the Social Work Profession 

SWK 6604

(3)

Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 

SWK 6605

(3)

Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 

SWK 6606

(3)

Direct Practice Methods with Individuals and Families
 

SWK 6608 

(3)

Theory and Practice with Groups 

SWK 6612 

(3)

Foundation Pre-Practicum and Seminar 

SWK 6614

(3)

Cultural Diversity 

SWK 6691

(3)

Foundation Research Methods* 

SWK 6696 

(2)

Foundation Practicum and Seminar I* (134 Contact Hours) 

SWK 6697 

(2)

Foundation Practicum and Seminar II* (134 Contact Hours) 

SWK 6698 

(3)

Foundation Practicum and Seminar III* (134 Contact Hours) 

*A grade of “B” or better is required.

Total Foundation Curriculum: 30 semester hours

Upon successful completion of foundation courses and selection of a concentration, students may enroll in the appropriate concentration courses.

Concentration Curriculum (30 Semester Hours)

The concentration curriculum allows students to develop competencies associated with either Direct Practice (DP) or Organizational Leadership and Management (ORGM). This includes a minimum of thirty (30) credits of required study. The Concentration Practicum is 9 semester hours requiring a minimum of 500 clock hours in the field.

Direct Practice Concentration Core Requirements (24 sh)

A student choosing the Clinical Practice concentration is required to enroll in: 

SWK 7701

(3)

Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 

SWK 7703

(3)

Direct Practice Evaluation* 

SWK 7705

(3)

Assessment and Psychopathology 

SWK 7707

(3)

Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups 

SWK 7769

(3)

Advanced Direct Practice Senior Seminar 

SWK 7796 

(3)

Concentration Practicum I* (170 hours) 

SWK 7797 

(3)

Concentration Practicum II* (170 hours) 

SWK 7798

(3)

Concentration Practicum III* (170 hours) 

*A grade of “B” or better is required.

Organizational Leadership and Management Core Requirements (24 sh)

A student choosing the Organizational Leadership and Management concentration is required to enroll in:

SWK 7730 

(3)

Organizational Leadership and Management Practice Evaluation* 

SWK 7732

(3)

Program Design and Development 

SWK 7734

(3)

Advanced Policy Analysis  

SWK 7736 

(3)

Organizational Leadership and Management 

SWK 7738

(3)

Organizational Leadership and Management Senior Seminar 

SWK 7796

(3)

Concentration Practicum I* (170 hours) 

SWK 7797

(3)

Concentration Practicum II* (170 hours) 

SWK 7798 

(3)

Concentration Practicum III* (170 hours) 

*A grade of “B” or better is required.

Program Electives (6 sh)

SWK 6620 

(3)

Social Work with Women 

SWK 6622

(3)

Crisis Intervention 

SWK 7720

(3)

Special Topics (Social Work with Abusing and Neglecting Families) 

SWK 7722

(3)

Social Work in Health Care Settings  

SWK 7724 

(3)

Topics in Grant Writing and Program Development 

SWK 7726

(3)

Social Work with Military Families