PSYCHOLOGY | Masters of Arts

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies, in conjunction with WAUís Department of Psychology, offers two Master of Arts degree programs, one in Professional Counseling Psychology (L.C.P.C. or L.C.A.D.C.) and the other in counseling psychology. The Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology prepares the student to function as a counseling psychologist under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Admission

Admission to the Master of Arts degree program requires that a student have a bachelorís degree in psychology or a related field (social work, mental health, etc.) Applicants who do not meet the minimum 2.75 GPA requirement, but whose grade-point averages fall between 2.60 and 2.74, must also submit GRE scores of at least 550 on the subject area Psychology examination in order to be considered for admission.

Students who possess a bachelorís or masterís degree but in a unrelated area will be required to complete nine hours of upper-division psychology courses with a ìBî or better before being admitted to the Master of Arts program. It is recommended that the student select from the following undergraduate psychology courses: Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Psychological Testing, Theories of Personality and Abnormal Psychology.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) program | 60 hours

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (L.C.A.D.C.) program | 60 hours

The Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling Psychology prepares the student to be a counseling psychologist and to operate an independent practice. It is identical to the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an additional 21 hours completed after Field Experience I. The student will be eligible to take the state of Maryland licensure exam for the L.C.P.C. or L.C.A.D.C.  upon completion of the Master of Arts degree and 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.

 

Required Courses

60 hours

CPSY 510*   Advanced Lifespan Development 2
CPSY 520* Psychopathology 3
CPSY 530* Systems and Theories of Psychotherapy 3
CPSY 540* Counseling Techniques 3
CPSY 550 Field Experience (125 hours). 3
CPSY 560 Group Therapy 3
CPSY 571 Ethical, Legal and Substance Abuse Issues for Counselors 3
CPSY 580 Career Counseling 3
CPSY 590 Evaluation and Appraisal 3
CPSY 610 Research in Counseling     3
CPSY 620 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
CPSY 630 Alcohol and Drug Counseling 3
CPSY 640 Multicultural Counseling 3
CPSY 645**  Alcohol and Drug Dependency  
CPSY 655**  Addiction Counseling Theories and Approaches  
CPSY 660** Psychopharmacology  
CPSY 665** Psychotherapy in Alcohol and Drug Disorders  
CPSY 680† Practicum (275 hours)  
CPSY 690‡ Advanced Counseling Techniques  
CPSY 699A‡*** Clinical Internship (150 hours)  
CPSY 699B‡*** Clinical Internship (150 hours)  
CPSY 699C‡*** Clinical Internship (150 hours)  
CPSY 699D‡*** Clinical Internship (150 hours)  
  * Core program prerequisites must be met  
  ** LCADC requirement  
  *** LCPC requirement  
  † Prerequisites: Field Experience  
  ‡ Prerequisites: Field Experience and Practicum  

Additional Requirement:

Before students are permitted to graduate with a Master of Arts in professional counseling psychology (60 hr.), they must provide documented evidence to indicate they have completed five hours of personal counseling before starting CPSY 680 Practicum. This requirement is considered a part of the student’s professional education program to become a highly effective counselor. Students need to be aware of their own mental health issues in order to function in a competent and ethical manner.

NURSING AND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP | M.S.N.B.L.

NURSING AND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP | M.S.N.B.L.

The Master of Science in Nursing and Business Leadership (M.S.N.B.L.) degree is offered to provide an opportunity to develop advanced nursing administration and management skills. A career-changing degree, the M.S.N.B.L. provides a cutting-edge education that combines the educational background of both the M.S.N. and business leadership.

Applications and registrations for the M.S.N.B.L. degree are processed by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Admission, academic testing and graduation eligibility are determined by the university's Admissions office and Office of the Registrar.

Admission

  1. Admission to the M.S.N.B.L. program is based on: Completion of an accredited B.S.N. degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement must submit minimum GRE scores of Verbal 150; Quantitative Reasoning 150;
  2. Analytical Writing 3 in order to be considered for admission.
  3. Current nursing license in Maryland or the District of Columbia.
  4. Professional resume and two letters of recommendation.
  5. Written statement and possible interview.

All applications and transcripts must be sent directly to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

 

Master of Science in Nursing and Business Leadership

 

The curriculum consists of 42 hours of study, and provides a solid foundation in major nursing administration and management functional areas. The following undergraduate courses serve as prerequisites to core M.S.N.B.L. courses:
ACCT Principles of Accounting Course(s)
ACCT 211 and 212 in traditional program, ACCT 211 in SGPS
3
ECON Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, or a combination course
ECON 265 and 266 in traditional program, ECON 375 in SGPS
3

 

Courses in Nursing  

24 hours

NURS 500 Fundamental Skills for MSN-M.B.A. Graduate Study 2
NURS 510 Nursing Problem-solving Skills Development 3
NURS 520 Applied Research Techniques 3
NURS 530 Nursing Operations and Delivery Systems 3
NURS 540 Nursing Leadership as a Change Agent 3
NURS 545 Professional Ethics in Health Care 3
NURS 550 Practicum: Management in Health Care Organizations 3
MGMT 689/
MSBL 600
Seminar in Health Care Strategic Management 4

 

Courses in Business 

18 hours

ACCT 610/615 Accounting Theory 3
ACCT 620/625 Financial Accounting for Nurses 3
ECON 528 Managerial Economics and Development 3
MGMT 621 Group Behavior and Team Building 3
MGMT 630 Managing Human Capital 3
MKTG 676 Marketing Management 3

Total

42 hours

 

Liberal Studies: Elementary/Special Education (BA)

Professional Studies Program

Bachelor of Arts
Liberal Studies: Early Childhood Education/Special Education

Contact:  Jamesa Lewis | 301-891-4130
jalewis@wau.edu

Liberal Studies: Elementary/Special Education (BA)

Professional Studies Program

Early Childhood Education/Special Education | Birth – Third Grade

Leads to dual teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (pre-K through third grade) and Special Education (birth through age 8) for adult students who enter with 56 semester credit hours or more.

 

I. Unified Theme — Professional Education

51 hours

EDEC 206 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EDEC 220 Communication and Collaboration in ECED 2
EDEC 245 Health, Nutrition and Safety 3
EDUC 308 Social Studies Methods 2
EDEC 309 Material and Methods for Teaching Math/Science 3
EDEC 315 Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Education 3
EDEC 317 Integrated Arts in Early Childhood Education 3
EDEC 320 Positive Behavior Support Strategies 2
EDEC 352 Methods of Instruction in Reading 3
EDEC 353   Material for Teaching Reading 3
EDEC 354 Methods for Assessment of Reading 3
EDEC 390 Working with Young Children, Families and Community 3
EDEC 424 Observation and Assessment in ECED 3
EDEC 450 Teaching Internship 3
EDSP 450 Teaching Internship 3
EDUC 130 Professional Skills Development 1
EDUC 321 Techniques for Integrating Educational Technology into the Elementary and Secondary Classroom 3
EDUC 341 Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3
EDUC 499 Senior Internship Seminar 1-2
Note: Courses may overlap between Unified Theme and Cultural, Scientific and Societal studies. Courses may not overlap between General Education requirements and the major requirements.

 

II. Liberal Studies Themes

29 hours

Cultural Studies 9 hours
EDUC 120 Educational Philosophy and Trends 3
EDUC 301 Issues in Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 418 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
Scientific Studies   8 hours
BIOL elective   4
  If student takes BIOL 140 at WAU, the health elective is waived.  
MATH elective   4
Societal Studies 9 hours
EDUC 242 Human Learning 3
HIST 125/126 World History 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Required Cognate 3 hours
HIST 275/276 United States History I or II 3

 

III. General Education Requirements

41 hours

NOT to be repeated in major.  
CHEM/BIOL/PHYS Science elective 4
COMM 105 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
INSY 110/CPTR 105 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGL 102 Research and Literature 3
GEOG Geography elective 3
HLSC/NUTR Health elective 2
HMNT Humanities elective 3
INTD 315 Ethics in Modern Society 3
INTD 327 Issues in Religion and Culture 3
LITR Literature elective 3
MATH Mathematics elective 4
PEAC Physical Education activity elective 1
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
Upper-division courses must total at least 36 hours.

 

Total

120 hours

For more information, see the Department of Education (http://www.wau.edu/index.php/academics/undergraduate-programs/education-department)

 

 

 

 

Elementary Education/Special Education

Professional Studies Program

Bachelor of Arts
Liberal Studies: Elementary Education/Special Education

Contact:  Jamesa Lewis | 301-891-4130
jalewis@wau.edu

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Professional Studies Program

Elementary/Special Education | Grades 1 – 6
Leads to dual teacher certification in Elementary Education (first through sixth grade) and generic Special Education. Program for adult students who enter with 56 semester credit hours or more.

 

I. Unified Theme — Professional Education

46 hours

EDSP 425 Applied Measurement and Assessment for Exceptional Students 2
EDSP 440 Instructional Methods for Students with Disabilities 3
EDSP 450E Student Teaching – Elementary Internship I 5
EDUC 130 Professional Skills Development 1
EDUC 305 Health/Science Methods 3
EDUC 308   Elementary Social Studies Methods 2
EDUC 319 Mathematics Methods 3
EDUC 320 Classroom Management 3
EDUC 321 Techniques for Integrating Educational Technology in the Classroom 3
EDUC 341 Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3
EDUC 352 Methods of Instruction in Reading 3
EDUC 353 Material for Teaching Reading 3
EDUC 354 Methods for Assessment of Reading 3
EDUC 424 Educational Assessment 3
EDUC 450E Student Teaching Internship 5
EDUC 499 Senior Internship Seminar 1-2
Note: Courses may overlap between Unified Theme and Cultural, Scientific and Societal studies. Courses between General Education requirements and the major requirements may not overlap.

 

II. Liberal Studies Themes

29 hours

Cultural Studies 9 hours
EDUC 120 Educational Philosophy and Trends 3
EDUC 301 Issues in Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 418 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
Scientific Studies   12 hours
BIOL elective   4
  If student takes BIOL 140 at WAU, the health elective is waived.  
MATH elective   4
MATH elective   4
Societal Studies 9 hours
EDUC 242 Human Learning 3
HIST 125/126 World History 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Required Cognate 3 hours
HIST 275/276 United States History I or II 3

 

III. General Education Requirements

41 hours

NOT to be repeated in major.  
CHEM/BIOL/PHYS Science elective 4
COMM 105 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
INSY 110/CPTR 105 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGL 102 Research and Literature 3
GEOG Geography elective 3
HLSC/NUTR Health elective 2
HMNT Humanities elective 3
INTD 315 Ethics in Modern Society 3
INTD 327 Issues in Religion and Culture 3
LITR Literature elective 3
MATH Mathematics elective 4
PEAC Physical Education activity elective 1
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
HMNT Humanities elective 3
Upper-division courses must total at least 36 hours.

 

Total

122 hours

For more information, see the Department of Education (http://www.wau.edu/index.php/academics/undergraduate-programs/education-department)

 

 

 

 

Professional Studies Organizational Management

Professional Studies Program

Bachelor of Science
Organizational Management
Minor in Organizational Management
Contact: Janet Brode | 301-891-4138
jbrode@wau.edu

Chair: Kimberly Pichot| 301-891-4034
kspichot@wau.edu

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management

Professional Studies Program

The Bachelor of Science in organizational management emphasizes the personal skills of management by drawing from studies in management, business administration, human resource management, organizational behavior and psychology. It is designed for individuals whose work requires an awareness of interpersonal relationships within an organization, incisive managerial and decision-making skills and clear oral and written communication.

A major in organizational management can broaden career opportunities and prepare a student for graduate work in human services, human resources and related fields.

 

Organizational Management Core Curriculum        

36 hours

SOSC 315 Systems Management and Organizational Behavior 3
SOSC 330 Career Assessment and Planning 3
SOSC 351 Statistical Methods 3
  Completion of MATH 110 with “C” or higher is prerequisite to this course.  
SOSC 352 Research Methods 3
  Completion of SOSC 351 with “C” or higher is prerequisite to this course  
SOSC 355 Communication Management 3
SOSC 375 Effective Interpersonal Relationships 3
SOSC 415 Dynamics of Group and Organizational Behavior 3
INTD 327 Issues in Religion and Culture 3
SOSC 420 Multicultural Dimensions 3
SOSC 425 Management Techniques and Supervision 3
INTD 315 Ethics in Modern Society 3
SOSC 430 Human Resources Administration 3
SOSC 499 Guided Independent Research Project 0

 

General Education Requirements    

29-38 hours

Prerequisite Requirement 4 hours
MATH 110 Probability and Statistics 4

 

Electives

42-51 hours

  It is expected that most of these electives have been completed prior to the student’s enrollment in this program.  

Total

120 hours

 

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY TRACK

12 hours

PSYC 360P Systems Management and Organizational Behavior 3
  Completion of PSYC 105 is a prerequisite to this course.  
PSYC 435P Dynamics of Individual Counseling 3
  Completion of PSYC 360 or PSYC 360P is a prerequisite to this course.  
PSYC 440P Dynamics in Group Counseling 3
  Completion of PSYC 435 or PSYC 435P is a prerequisite to this course.  
PSYC 465P Theories of Personality 3
  Completion of PSYC 210 is a prerequisite to this course.