Master of Business Administration MBA
The goal of the MBA program is
to prepare students to play a leadership role in the rapidly changing,
technologically advanced global marketplace. classes take place weekends and
This degree serves the needs of
those who have recently graduated with a bachelor's degree, as well as
practicing professionals who want to further their educations to enhance their
careers while contributing to their companies and to society as a whole.
Students will take 36 hours of
600-level coursework to complete the MBA - 27 hours of core coursework and 9
hours of electives. Each course is three credit hours.
Courses are offered on a
trimester basis of three trimesters each academic year. Six hours of coursework
per trimester is a full load. Special permission is required to register for
more than six hours per trimester.
Trimester 1 begins mid-to-late
September and ends in mid-November; Trimester 2 begins in mid-January and ends
in mid-March; and trimester 3 begins in late March and ends in late May. MBA
courses are offered on weekends and online.
Master of Arts in Education
The Master of Arts in Education
(MAE) program is a 30-semester hour, 2-year program. The academic year is
devoted to the completion of the core curriculum courses.
Summers are devoted to the
completion of courses in the discipline content areas.
The overall structure of the
MAE program provides opportunities for individual and team participation while
studying curriculum theory, design and instructional strategies. Action research
within the teacher's own classroom is encouraged. Emphasis is placed on
individual development of the teacher/student. A project research paper over the
period of the MAE program is developed with accompanying periodic performance
assessments. A professional portfolio based on teaching standards is also
developed in the program.
The core curriculum courses
during each semester are taught in the evening and discipline area classes are
taught during the summer terms.
Master of Arts in Special Education
The Master of Arts in Special
Education (MASE) program is a rigorous preparation program consisting of 11
blended online classes offered in 10-week sessions. It can be completed in 1.5
The overall structure of the
MASE program provides students with opportunities to participate in field
experiences, engage in professional collaboration through online chat sessions,
and to meet one another face-to-face through video-teleconferencing seminars.
Emphasis is placed on in-depth
strategies for educating Learning Behavior Disorder students. The program begins
with an introduction to areas of exceptionalities and case law.
The online courses focus on the
The program concludes with a
graduate practicum/seminar implemented in a special education classroom.
Master of Arts in Music
The Master of Arts in Music
degree provides a broad range of musical study. The program requires study in
five core areas and is intended primarily for students preparing for career
within the music profession or for continued education.
Master of Arts in Social Science
This degree is a generalist,
non-thesis program designed to give graduate students a broad content area to
further educational and career opportunities. The program, which may be used to
enhance teacher certification, includes:
6- Master of Music in Church
The Master of Music in Church
Music degree program prepares students for careers in church music ministry.
Increasingly, churches expect musicians to have completed significant study in
church music beyond the bachelor's level for professional music positions.
The School of Music nurtures
church musicians who are thoroughly prepared to meet the challenges of ministry
7- Master of Music in Music
This program is for educators
who hold Rank II certification, or Rank III and wish to obtain a master's
Teachers in Kentucky must
obtain Rank II certification within 10 years of completing their bachelor's
degrees. The program is state-approved for this purpose, but doesn't certify
students for public school teaching unless Rank III certification was already
earned. The degree also prepares non-certified musicians with bachelor's degrees
for further studies in college-level teaching.
8- Master of Science in
The program offers three
concentration areas including: generalist counseling, marriage and family
counseling and clinical counseling.
The Master of Science in
counseling will provide many working adults an opportunity to obtain the
master’s degree with a combination of traditional evening and online format to
9- Master of Theology
The mission of the Master of
Theology program is three-fold. first, the mission is to equip persons called to
ministry and to provide them with a study program dedicated to the "early
mastery" of the basic disciplines of Christian theological education. The
academic and research portions of the study are designed to support growth and
excellence in the actual practice of ministry in the churches, institutions of
the churches, and other evangelistic and missionary endeavors sponsored by the
Secondly, the mission includes
a commitment to enrich the academic research and writing skills of ministers
called to pursue additional theological education either in seminary or research
university locations. The "early mastery" pattern provides a two-track program.
Students may select a study format including (1) four seminars in a single area
of theological study with a 4-hour comprehensive examination to demonstrate
competence in that area, or (2) Thesis writing seminars culminating in a
research thesis of 75 to 100 pages in a single theological area to improve
competency in academic research and writing.
Thirdly, the mission includes
an emphasis on educating and equipping ministers and lay persons called to
servant ministry in churches or church agencies in the unfolding contexts of
both traditional and emerging cultures.