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Full text of "Graduate Catalog 2003-2004"

Southern Ad ventist University 



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raduate Catalog 2003-2004 



Mailing Address: 

Graduate Admissions Office 

P.O. Box 370 

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370 

FAX: (423) 238-3005 
E-MAIL: admissions@southern.edu 
Hours: M-Th 8:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00 
Friday 8:00-12:00 



Admissions Information: 

Nationwide: 1-800-768-8437 

(1-800-SOUTHERN) 



All Other Inquiries: 

General Number: 
School of Business & 



School of Computin; 
School of Education 

School of Nursing: 
School of Religion: 



(423)238-2111 
Management: 

(423)238-2751 

;: (423)238-2936 

& Psychology: 

(423)238-2496 
(423)238-2941 
(423)238-2977 



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In publishing this catalog, every reasonable effort has been made to be factually accurate. The publisher assumes no 
responsibility for editorial, clerical, or printing errors. The information presented is, at the time of printing, an accurate 
description of course offerings, policies, and requirements of Southern Adventist University. The provisions of this 
catalog, however, are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the University and the student. The 
University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time, without prior notice . 



2 Table of Co n 



Contents 



Degrees Offered 4 

Academic Calender 5 

This is Southern Adventist University 6 

Mission Statement 6 

Guiding Principles for Graduate Programs 7 

History 7 

Setting 7 

Accreditation and Memberships 8 

Distance Learning 8 

Facilities 8 

Admission For North American Programs 10 

Where to Write 10 

Admission Procedures 10 

Admission Categories 10 

Admission For International Programs 12 

Where to Write 12 

Admission Procedures 12 

Admission Categories 13 

Academic Policies 14 

General Requirements for Master's Degree 14 

Enrollment 16 

Grade Policies 16 

Petition and Academic Grievance Procedures 17 

Financing Your Education 18 

Federal Stafford Loan Requirements and Disbursements 18 

Ability to Benefit 18 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Students Receiving Financial Aid 19 

Requirements 19 

Time Frame for Receiving Financial Aid 19 

Progress Review 19 

Financial Aid Budget 20 

Fees and Charges 20 

Tuition 20 

Special Fees and Charges 21 

International Student Deposit 21 

Credit Cards 21 

Summer Residence Hall 21 

University Apartments 22 



Table Of Co n t e n i s 3 

Books and Supplies 22 

Refunds 22 

Release of Transcripts or Diplomas 22 

Schools of Instruction 

Business and Management 23 

Computing 41 

Education and Psychology 47 

Nursing 66 

Religion 85 

Faculty Directory 100 



4 Degrees Of fe 



Graduate Studies 



The Board of Trustees of Southern Adventist University has authorized master's 
degrees in the following areas: 

School of Business and Management 

Master of Business Administration 

- Accounting 

- Church and Nonprofit Leadership 

- Healthcare Administration 

- Management 

*Spicer Memorial College/** 'Adventist College of Management Studies 
-*Human Resource Management 

- */**Marketing Management 
Master of Financial Services 
Master of Science in Administration 

School of Computing 

Master of Software Engineering 

School of Education and Psychology 

Master of Science 

- Community Counseling 

- Marriage and Family Therapy 

- School Counseling 

Master of Science in Education 

- Curriculum and Instruction 

- Educational Administration and Supervision 

- Inclusive Education 

- Multiage Teaching 

- Outdoor Teacher Education 

School of Nursing 

Master of Science in Nursing 

- Adult Nurse Practitioner 

- Family Nurse Practitioner 

- Healthcare Administration 

- Nurse Educator 

School of Religion 

Master of Arts in Religion 

- Homiletics 

- Church Leadership and Management 

- Evangelism 

Master of Arts in Religious Education 
Master of Arts in Religious Studies 



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kCADEMIC l^A L E N D A R 



Academic Ca l e n d a r 

2003-2004 



Summer 2003 






May 12 


Registration 


Business 


5-6 pm 


May 12 


Registration 


Religion 


12:30-1:30 pm 


May 13 


Registration 


Psychology/Nursing 


5-6 pm 


Jun 02 


Registration 


Education 


11:00 am-3:00pm 


Jun 03 


Registration 


Psychology 


5-6 pm 


Jun 30 


Registration 


Education 


11:00 am-3:00pm 


Jul 07 


Registration 


Business 


5-6 pm 


Jul 09 


Registration 


Religion 


11:00 am- 1:00 pm 


Jul 17 


Registration 


Religion 


11:00 am- 1:00 pm 


First Semester, Fall 2003 






Aug 26 


Registration 


Psychology/Nursing 


5-6 pm 


Aug 27 


Registration 


Business/Computing 


5-6 pm 



Second Semester, Winter 2004 

Jan 07 Registration Psychology/Nursing 5-6 pm 

Jan 08 Registration Business/Computing 5-6 pm 



Note: 



Late registration fee applies the day after each registration. 

Last day to add a course is two weeks after each registration. 

Last day to drop and automatically receive a "W" (equals two-thirds of the class 

days.) 

All withdrawals after this date receive "F" (equals to 90% of class days.) 

No tuition refunds after half of class term is over. 

Tuition refund pro-rated by number of days in class. 

Registration for on-line classes is within first two weeks of each term. 



6 ThisisSoithern Ad vent ist University 



This is 

Southern Adventist University 



Southern Adventist University is a co-educational institution established by the 
Seventh-day Adventist Church, offering master' s, baccalaureate, and associate degrees, 
and one-year certificates. 

The Mission 

Southern Adventist University, serving local, national, and international constituents, 
provides learning in a Christian environment in which all are encouraged to pursue 
truth, wellness, and a life of service. 

Core Values 

• A Christ-centered campus 

• Academic and professional excellence in a distinctive Seventh-day Adventist 
environment — theologically, socially, morally, and intellectually 

• Demonstrated hospitality and service 

• Affordable education 

Institutional Goals 

• Graduates who master the basic skills of critical reasoning, independent thinking, 
computation, communication, collaboration, and creativity needed to enter the 
workplace with confidence, to pursue lifelong learning, and to exercise leadership 
as contributing citizens who advance their families, communities, the church, and 
society. 

• Competent and diverse faculty and staff who model balanced eithical lives, 
integrate faith and learning, demonstrate scholarship through teaching, research, 
and other scholarly and creative activities, and celebrate and energize the student 
spirit as they respect and support the different ways students develop their minds, 
their persons, and their citizenship. 

• Campus learning communities that engage students with ideas that mark educated 
persons, global and multicultural perspectives, and advanced technology to 
develop both ethical principles and intellectual flexibility. 

• Active partnerships with alumni, church, community, business and industry, civic 
organizations, and government in order to analyze, project, and respond to 
changing needs to help ensure that graduates are prepared for a life of service. 

• Responsible stewardship of resources entrusted to the university through effective 
fiscal management to fulfill the mission, vision, and goals of the university. 



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GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

In keeping with the institutional mission statement, graduate education at Southern 
Adventist University provides an opportunity for motivated students to combine the 
acquisition of knowledge with refinement of their intellectual skills in the pursuit of 
truth. This experience extends beyond the transmission of information in the 
traditional disciplines. Rather, the learning environment consists of a community of 
scholars where students and professors jointly share dilemmas as well as discoveries 
and insights, resulting in a mutually fulfilling growth experience. Such opportunities 
motivate the student to engage in open dialogue, debate, critique, thoughtful query 
and independent thinking. Previous knowledge and understandings are examined, 
reconsidered, and synthesized in light of new learning; and accepted practices 
undergo the rigor of thoughtful analysis. 

Students study and integrate theory, research, and practice in specialized areas of 
expertise. Considerable emphasis is placed upon independent and collaborative 
projects, which require a complexity of skills, including problem identification, 
inquiry, problem solving, analysis, and synthesis. Depending upon the particular 
graduate program; comprehensive examinations, capstone seminars, portfolios, and 
theses afford additional demonstrations of scholarship and the potential for 
contributions to the field. Sound scholarship is expected, and these projects may lead 
to formal papers, professional presentations, or publishable manuscripts. 

At Southern Adventist University, the quest for truth relates to matters of Christian 
faith. Because Biblical ideals lead to an appreciation of human dignity, participants 
in the community of scholars seek to apply theory in ways that preserve human worth. 
Christian education combines faith and learning, understanding and practice, 
erudition and service. 

HISTORY 

In 1 892 the educational venture that developed into Southern Adventist University 
had its beginning in the small village of Graysville, Tennessee. The school became 
known as Graysville Academy. In 1896 the name was changed to Southern Industrial 
School and five years later to Southern Training School. 

In 1916, because of limited acreage available for further expansion of plant 
facilities, the school was moved to the Thatcher farm in Hamilton County, Tennessee. 
The name "Collegedale" was given to the anticipated community. At its new location, 
the school opened as Southern Junior College and continued as such until 1944 when 
it achieved senior college status, after which the name was changed to Southern 
Missionary College. In 1982 the name was changed to Southern College of 
Seventh-day Adventists. University status was achieved in 1996 when the name was 
changed to Southern Adventist University. 

SETTING 

Southern Adventist University's 1,100 acre Collegedale campus is nestled in a valley 
18 miles east of Chattanooga. The quietness and beauty of the surroundings are in 
keeping with the University's educational philosophy. 



8 ThisisSoi thern Ad vent ist Univ eesitv 



ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIPS 

Southern Adventist University is approved by the Commission on Colleges of the 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 
30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-45 01) to award one-year certificates, associate 
degrees, baccalaureate, and masters' degrees. It is also accredited by the Accrediting 
Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities. It is 
licensed by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities to offer 
the master of business management. Additional information regarding the University 
may be obtained by contacting the State Board of Independent Colleges and 
Universities, Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32399 (850-488-8695). The 
Master of Science degree in School Counseling is approved by the Tennessee State 
Board of Education. 

The Schools of the University are also accredited by various organizations. The 
Associate of S cience and Bachelor of S cience degree programs in nursing are accredited 
by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (6 1 Broadway, New York, 
NY 10006, telephone number, 1-212-363-5555 ext. 153). The School of Nursing is an 
agency member of the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs and the 
Council of Associate Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing. The School 
of Nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and the National League for 
Nursing Accrediting Commission. The School of Education and Psychology teacher 
education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher 
Education. The University is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education for 
the preparation of secondary and elementary teachers. 

DISTANCE LEARNING 

Distance learning offers undergraduate and graduate programs available at national 
and international Seventh-day Adventist college and university campuses as well as on- 
line. The distance learning program provides the same quality of educational 
experience as the main campus to those students who cannot attend classes in 
Collegedale. 

FACILITIES 

The following buildings house the academic and other activities of the University: 
Brock Hall — Art and Graphic Design, Business and Management, English, 

History, Journalism and Communication, Modem Languages, WSMC FM90.5 
Daniels Hall — Social Work and Family Studies, 
Hickman Science Center — Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics, 

Physics 
Mazie Herin Hall — Nursing 

William lies Physical Education Center — Physical Education, Swimming Pool 
Ledford Hall — Technology 

McKee Library — Main Campus Library, Center for Learning Success 
Miller Hall — Religion 
Student Center — Cafeteria, Counseling and Testing Center, Campus Ministries, 

student activity rooms, K.R.'s Place, Student Services 
Summerour Hall — Education and Psychology, Teaching Materials Center, 

Ed Tech Classroom 
J. Mabel Wood Hall — Music 



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Lynn Wood Hall — Heritage Museum, Conference Rooms, Campus Safety, Alumni, 

Development 
Wright Hall — Administration 
Other facilities on or near campus that may serve student needs: 
Collegedale Academy — secondary laboratory school 
Collegedale Korean Church 
Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church 

Charles Fleming Plaza — shopping center with businesses serving the 
University and community. Includes: 

Adventist Book Center 

Campus Kitchen — fast food 

Campus Shop — student bookstore and gift shop 

Collegedale Credit Union 

United States Post Office 

Village Market with grocery, deli, bakery 
Health Service — located at the east end of the Thatcher South 
Recreational Area — tennis courts, track, playing fields 
Arthur W Spalding Elementary School — laboratory school 
Southern Village 

Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church 
Student Apartments 
Student Park 

Talge Hall — men's residence hall 
Thatcher Hall — women's residence hall 



10 Admission for No r t h American Pr o g m 



Admission for 
No r th American Pr o g r a m s 



Southern Adventist University welcomes applications from students who will 
commit themselves to an educational program that unites academic integrity and 
Christian principles. The University does not discriminate in admissions on the basis 
of age, gender, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, or disability. 

WHERE TO WRITE 

Inquiries regarding application and acceptance should be addressed to: 
Office of Records and Advisement 
Southern Adventist University 
P. O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370 

ADMISSION PROCEDURES 

The following materials must be submitted to the Office of Records and Advisement 
before the applicant can be considered for acceptance: 

1. A completed graduate application form. 

2. A non-refundable application fee of $25. 

3. Official transcripts from all institutions attended at the undergraduate and 
graduate level. 

4. Scores for entrance examinations as required by the respective School. 

5. Two professional recommendations as requested by the School. 

ADMISSION CATEGORIES 

Regular admission is based on the following criteria: 

1. Graduation from a regionally accredited four- year college or university as 
evidenced by a transcript showing the completion of a baccalaureate degree. 
(Except for approved accelerated program in Computing and Nursing.*) 

2. Completion of appropriate undergraduate prerequisites as determined by the 
respective School. 

3. Minimum GPA, TOEFL, and entrance examination scores as required by the 
individual School. Additional criteria are described in each School's section in 
this catalog. 

4. Two satisfactory professional recommendations. 



"Computing has a dual five year program where the student will receive a bachelor and master 
degree at the same time. Nursing has an accelerated program where a student who has a RN may 
receive the MSN. 



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Special student (SAU campus only): 

An applicant who does not satisfy the graduate admission requirements may be 
permitted to enroll in specific classes as a special student while completing such 
requirements. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours may be taken on this basis. 

Provisional admission may be granted to students who do not meet all of the 
criteria for regular admission: 

1 . Students with a combined GPA and entrance examination score within a range 
as prescribed by each School. See respective Schools for additional criteria. 
Regular admission status will be granted if the student's GPA averages 3.00 or 
higher at the end of the first 12 graduate semester hours. However, students 
who have not achieved a minimum GPA of 3.00 per 12 hours will not be 
permitted to take additional courses. 

2. Positive work experience in areas related to the desired graduate specialization 
may be considered by the School for provisional admission. 

3. Students who have not completed a four-year baccalaureate degree,* or the 
equivalent, from an accredited institution may be accepted provisionally upon 
the completion of all of the following: 

a) A four-year baccalaureate degree* or the equivalent from an American 
institution not recognized by a regional North American accreditation 
association. 

b) The minimum entrance examination requirement established by the School 
to which application is being made. 

c) A school recommendation that the student has had an adequate general 
education with any deficiencies to be earned from an accredited institution 
prior to acceptance. 

d) A recommendation by the School affirming adequate preparation in the 
subject areas as evidenced by a nationally normed test, where appropriate, 
with any deficiencies to be earned at the upper-division level from an 
accredited institution prior to acceptance. 

Non-degree admission may be granted on a space-available basis. Students must 
have a bachelor's degree and approval from the School which offers the courses. 

♦Exception is made for the accelerated MSN/MBA and MSN program. 



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DMISSION FOR IN T E R N A T 10 N A L ri G R A M S 



Admission for 

In T E R N A TIONAL PROGRAMS 

Southern Adventist University offers selected degree programs in Bolivia, on the 
campus of Bolivia Adventist University, and in India, located on the campus of Spicer 
Memorial College in Pune and Adventist College of Management Studies in Surat. 

WHERE TO WRITE 

For further information about the programs at the above sites, please write to the 
Associate Vice President of Academic Administration, Southern Adventist University, 
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370 or to the appropriate off-campus site as 
follows: 

Adventist College Bolivia Adventist University 

Athwa Lines, Av. S. I. Patino Km 1, Vinto 

Surat -395001 Casilla 528 

Gujarat Cochabamba, 

INDIA BOLIVIA 

G. Nageshwar Rao, M.A. Mg. Fernando Asturizaga 
Academic Dean Academic Dean 

Program offered: M.B. A. Programs offered: M.S.Ed. 

M.B.A. 

Spicer Memorial College 

Aundh Road, Ganeshkhind Post 
Pune, 411007 
INDIA 

B oxter Karbteng, Ph.D. 
Vice President for Academic Administration 

Program offered: M.B.A. 

ADMISSION PROCEDURES 

The following materials must be submitted to the Office of Records and Advisement 
before the applicant can be considered for acceptance: 

1. A completed graduate application form. 

2. Documentation of completing the equivalent of an American baccalaureate 
degree. 

3. Scores for entrance examinations as required by the School. 

4. Two professional recommendations. 

5. Completed Medical History and Consent form. 



Ldmission for In TEI NAT io nal.tr oghams 



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ADMISSION CATEGORIES 

Admission is based on the following criteria (No provisional admission): 

1. Graduation from a four or five year college or university as evidenced by a 
transcript, or its equivalent, showing the satisfactory completion of a 
baccalaureate degree. Applicants who have graduated (bachelor's level) from 
any college or university outside the Seventh-day Adventist higher education 
system must also submit a validation letter of eligibility from the Vice President 
of Academic Administration of the campus to which they are seeking admission. 

2. Completion of appropriate undergraduate prerequisites as determined by the 
School to which application is being made. 

3. Minimum grade point average and examination scores (GRE, GMAT, or SAU 
approved entrance examination) as required by the School. Additional criteria 
are described in the School's section of this catalog. 

4. Two satisfactory professional recommendations. 

5. Where English is a medium of instruction, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 for 
students for whom English is not the student's primary language. 

6. International graduate students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 599 will 
be required to study English as a Second Language (ESL). If they maintain ESL 
grades of B or above for two semesters, or when their TOEFL scores reach 600, 
they will be permitted to take a full course-load of graduate classes. 

Non-degree admission may be granted on a space-available basis. Students mu st have 
a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, and approval of the School which offers the course. 



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.CADEMIC O LIC IES 



Academic Policies 



GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER'S DEGREE 
Admission, Progression and Degree Candidacy 

Students admitted under regular admission criteria are regarded as candidates for 
their declared degrees as long as they maintain a grade point average of 3 .00, including 
no more than two classes with a minimum grade of C. 

Students admitted provisionally will progress to candidacy after successfully 
completing 12 semester hours of graduate work in residence with a grade point average 
of 3.00 with no grade lower than C, including a maximum of one course with a grade 
ofC. 

Applicants who do not satisfy the graduate admission requirements may be permitted 
to enroll in specific classes as special students while completing such requirements. A 
maximum of nine (9) semester hours may be taken on this basis. 

Credit and Course Requirements and Limitations 

Students are responsible for meeting the semester hour requirement for the chosen 
degree. 

A maximum of six semester hours at the 450 level is allowed to count for graduate 
credit. Such courses must be approved by the student's School and carry grades of B 
or better. A student may receive credit for the course from only one program (ie. 
graduate or undergraduate). 

Only earned credit that applies to its graduate programs is recognized. Credit by 
validation exam is only permitted when a student has successfully completed a 
predefined structured course of study for which a validation exam has been established 
and approved by the School. Credit obtained by validation exam is considered earned 
credit. A maximum of 12 hours of credit may be obtained by validation exam. Credit 
for experiential learning, credit by challenge examination, and other categories of non- 
traditional credit may not apply to a graduate degree. Students may validate their 
knowledge in specific courses by waiver examinations but must also complete a 
commensurable number of hours in approved courses to meet the minimum amount of 
earned credit for graduation. 

Graduation Requirements 

In order to graduate, a candidate must: 

1. Complete an application to graduate which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. 

3. Pass a comprehensive examination and/or a defense of a thesis/research project, 
portfolio, or case study, as may be required by the respective School. For 
additional graduate requirements, see catalog section on degree to be earned. 

Second Master's Degree 

Degree programs for students who have already completed a master's degree will be 
arranged individually. The amount of applicable class work from the first degree will 
be determined by the age of previously earned credit and its appropriateness to the 
program. Ordinarily, theory courses that are more than ten years old and technology 
application courses that are more than five years old must be repeated or waived by a 



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validating examination. Students must complete a minimum of two-thirds of the credits 
required for a second degree which may include independent study in residence. A 
thesis or research project may be required. The GRE/GMAT is not required for a 
student pursuing a second master's degree from a U.S. accredited institution. 

Thesis Requirement 

If a thesis is required by the School, the student must secure the Advisory 
Committee's approval of the thesis topic and research design. Research and thesis 
preparation are under the direction of the student's Advisory Committee. 

Two copies of the approved thesis, one of which will be placed in the library, must 
be provided to the School. 

Time Requirement 

The time required to complete a degree is as follows: 
School of Years 



Religion 


7 


Education & Psychology 


7 


Business & Management 




& Nursing (MSN/MBA) 


6 


Business (MBA, MSA) 


5 


Computing 


5 


Nursing (MSN) 


5 


Business & Management (MFS) 


4_ 



Ordinarily, theory courses that are more than ten years old and technology application 
courses that are more than five years old must be repeated or waived by a validating 
examination. 

Transfer Credit 

A maximum of twenty-five percent of transfer credit is allowed for a degree. 

Transfer courses must be taken at an accredited institution, carry grades of B or better, 
and be approved by the School. 

Ordinarily, theory courses that are more than ten years old and technology application 
courses that are more than five years old must be repeated or waived by a validating 
examination. 

Veterans Educational Benefits 

VA benefits will be terminated if the student's cumulative grade point average falls 
below 3.00. Practical training or Internships required for graduation may be certified 
to VA and must meet the same standards of progress as students pursuing resident 
courses. 

Withdraw 

The last day to drop and automatically receive a "W" (equals two-thirds of the class 
days.) 



16 Academic Po 



ENROLLMENT 
Advisement 

Each graduate student will be assigned an adviser who will provide academic 
counseling, approve course scheduling, and supervise research. 

Attendance 

Students are responsible for attending classes regularly and must comply with the 
attendance policies described in the course syllabi for courses in which they are 
enrolled. 

Enrollment Status 

Nine semester hours constitutes full-time status and five semester hours is equivalent 
to part-time status. The maximum number of hours for which graduate students may 
enroll is 1 2, unless special permission is given through the Vice-President for Academic 
Administration. 

Independent Study 

A maximum of six semester hours may be taken as independent study within the 
graduate degree. 

Maximum Course Load 

No more than one credit hour per week for any given course may be earned. 

Registration 

Students must register for course work (on-line or regular) no later than the beginning 
of the second week of class. 

Repeated Courses 

A course may be repeated on the resident campus for the purpose of improving the 
GPA or to remove a non-passing grade. A maximum of two courses may be repeated. 

Second Emphasis 

Each emphasis must include a minimum of 18 hours that do not overlap with any 
other emphasis. 

GRADE POLICIES 

Grading System 

An institutional grading system is not followed as course syllabi describe methods 
of evaluating students' work and the grading system for each course. The following 
equivalencies are used: 



A 


4.0 grade points per hour 


A- 


3.7 


B + 


3.3 


B 


3.0 


B- 


2.7 


C+ 


2.3 


c 


2.0 


F 


0.0 



CR 


0.0 Credit 


I 


0.0 Incomplete 


IP 


0.0 In Progress 


NR 


0.0 Not Reported 


P 


0.0 Pass 


S 


0.0 Satisfactory 


W 


0.0 Withdrawal 



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Minimum Grades 

A maximum of two courses with C grades may count toward a master's degree. 
Grades lower than C (2.0) are not applied toward completion of a graduate program. 

PETITION AND ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES 

Academic Grievances 

The student, believing that he or she has been unfairly treated or disciplined, may 
enter into an academic grievance process. The student shall first discuss the grievance 
with the instructor, within two weeks, of the grievance in an informal conference. If 
the student believes that the solution is not appropriate, the student may submit the 
grievance, in writing, to the School's Dean within four weeks of the informal 
conference. If the student believes that the resolution facilitated by the School Dean is 
not appropriate, the student can appeal to the Vice President for Academic 
Administration within six weeks of the informal conference. The Vice President will 
ask the Graduate Council to appoint a Grievance Committee according to the policies 
of the Employee Handbook. The decision of the Grievance Committee shall be final. 

Academic Integrity 

Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional presentation of another person's idea 
or product as one's own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following: 
copying verbatim all or part of another's written work; using phrases, charts, figures, 
illustrations, or mathematical or scientific solutions without citing the source; 
paraphrasing ideas, conclusions, or research without citing the source; and using all or 
part of a literary plot, poem, film, musical score, or other artistic product without 
attributing the work to its creator. Students can avoid unintentional plagiarism by 
carefully following accepted scholarly practices. Notes taken for papers and research 
projects should accurately record sources of material to be cited, quoted, paraphrased, 
or summarized, and papers should acknowledge these sources in footnotes. 

The penalties for plagiarism may include a zero or a grade of F on the work in 
question, a grade of Fin the course, suspension with a file letter, or expulsion. 

Disability Act 

Students with disabilities should contact the Center for Learning Success (CLS) by 
phone: 423-238-2574 (or 2838), e-mail :cls@ southern.edu (e-mail communication 
cannot be guaranteed confidential), or in person (physical location: second floor of the 
McKee Library.) Southern is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 
(1973) and has established the CLS to assist in advocating for reasonable 
accommodations. However, the university does not assume responsibility for 
providing accommodations or special services to students who have not voluntarily 
identified themselves as having qualifying disabilities or to those who have not 
provided the CLS with appropriate documentation of their disabilities. For information 
on Southern's formal grievance procedure, contact the Counseling Center orthe CLS. 

Petitions 

Students may petition the Graduate Council for exceptions to policy. Petitions 
should include reasons for the request. The form may be obtained from the Records 
and Advisement Office. 



18 Finances 

Financing Yo u r Ed u c a tion 



Southern Adventist University operates on the basis of each graduate student 
assuming the primary responsibility for his/her educational costs. Financial aid is 
available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in the form of low interest federal 
and private educational loans. Repayment of these loans does not begin until after a 
student drops below half-time status. A limited number of private institutional 
scholarships and graduate assistantships are available for students in the Master of 
Business Administration, Education, Counseling, and Nursing programs. (Students 
may apply for these scholarships/assistantships through the school in which they are 
enrolled.) 

Students receiving a Seventh-day Adventist conference subsidy/assistance for tuition 
and living expenses may not be eligible for financial aid. Specific assistance may vary 
between the conferences, therefore tuition and expenses not covered by the subsidy 
must be paid at, or before, registration. International students are not eligible for U.S. 
federal financial aid. 

Federal Stafford Loan Requirements and Disbursements 

Students must register for, and attend, a minimum of five credit hours per semester 
to receive a Federal Stafford Loan. The first half of the loan amount will be released 
to the student' s account afterthe Disbursements Office verifies the student's attendance 
for at least five credits. Anyone who drops below five credit hours or does not attend 
at least two class periods of the second course will not receive loan funds. 

The amount that graduate students may borrow per year is up to $18,500 ($8,500 
Subsidized, $10,000 Unsubsidized Stafford Loan) or the cost-of-attendance, whichever 
is less, at an annual interest rate of approximately 3.46-8.25%. Principal repayment 
begins six months after the student ceases to be enrolled in at least five credit hours. 
Students receiving a Federal Stafford Loan will need to complete and mail the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFS A) and a loan application six to eight weeks 
prior to registration. Loan fees of about 3% are deducted from the loan amount before 
the funds are disbursed to Southern. Student borrowers may not receive anticipated 
loan funds unless the loan application has been guaranteed, the amount borrowed 
exceeds the direct costs, and the funds have been received by Southern. If extenuating 
circumstances occur, students may appeal to the Financial Appeals Committee. 

Ability to Benefit 

The federal government requires that the university have a copy of the b accalaureate 
transcript from an accredited institution prior to disbursement of federal financial aid 
to graduate students. Therefore, students accepted provisionally will not receive their 
loan proceeds until a copy of their baccalaureate transcript is received by the Records 
and Advisement Office at Southern. 

Students eligible for financial aid who are completing their first undergraduate 
degree and who are also enrolled in the graduate program at Southern will receive 
financial aid at the undergraduate level until they complete their undergraduate 
requirements. Those seeking a second undergraduate and a gradu ate degree at the same 
time, if eligible, will receive financial aid as a graduate student. 



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2003-2004 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 

for Graduate Students Receiving Federal Financial Aid 

Government regulations require all financial aid recipients to maintain satisfactory 
academic progress toward a degree, as measured both qualitatively and quantitatively, 
in order to receive financial aid, including federal loans. This requirement applies to 
the entire period of enrollment in Southern Adventist University's graduate 
program — including periods during which a student does not receive financial aid. 
Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a student becoming ineligible for 
financial aid. 

Requirements 

A student must maintain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 
and complete at least 67.00% of attempted credit hours per semester. 

"Attempted credits" are those credits for which a student registers and of which 
he/she attends at least two class periods. Aid is awarded based on these credits. 
(Incompletes, withdrawals, and failed classes count toward the total attempted credits. 
A repeated course counts as attempted credit each time it is taken.) 

"Completed credits" are those that apply to a student's degree and for which a 
passing grade is received. (Incompletes, withdrawals, failed classes, and audits do not 
count as completed credits.) 

Time Frame For Receiving Financial Aid 

The maximum time to receive financial aid is 150% of the established course length. 
A student may receive financial aid for up to two graduate degrees. 

Progress Review 

Student Finance will review each student's academic progress at least once per 
semester and will send a notice, in writing, if a student has not maintained satisfactory 
academic progress as outlined above. 

A student whose financial aid/loans have been suspended as a result of failing to 
comply with this policy, and who feels that unusual and unavoidable circumstances led 
to this suspension, may appeal to the Financial Aid/Academic Progress Committee. 
Student Finance will advise the student, in writing, of the committee's decision. 



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Financial Aid Budget 
2003-2004 Academic Year 



Degree Programs 

Administration 
Business Administration 
Community Counseling 
Financial Services 
Marriage and Family Therapy 
School Counseling 
Outdoor Teacher Education 



Program Length 

(# of months/acad.yr.) 

12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 



Nursing 

Software Engineering 

Curriculum and Instruction 

Educational Administration and Supervision 

Inclusive Education 

Multiage Teaching 

Religion 

Religious Education 

Religious Studies 

(12 mos.) 



(8 mos.) 



(4 mos.) 



Tuition (9 credit hrs) 


$9,720 


$6,480 


$3,240 


Housing 


5,100 


3,400 


1,700 


Board 


3,000 


2,000 


1,000 


Books and Supplies 


945 


630 


315 


Personal/Transportation 


2,700 


1,800 


900 



Financial Aid Budget 



$21,465 



$14,310 



$7,155 



Estimate: Figures are estimated and will vary, depending upon individual needs and 
number of credit hours for which the student has enrolled. 

Tuition Rate: $360 per credit hour. 



FEES AND CHARGES 
2003-2004 



Tuition 

Southern Adventist University requires full payment of tuition at or before 
registration for each graduate course. Students receiving loans that are equal to or 
greater than their tuition expenses and are guaranteed by the lender prior to registration 
are not required to pay until the loan proceeds are received by Southern. 

Effective May 1, 2003, graduate tuition is $360 per credit hour. 



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Special Fees and Charges 

The following special fees and charges are assessed individually as applicable: 

Application fee $ 25.00 

Cancellation of program 100.00 

Graduation fee 60.00 

Incomplete grade recorded 20.00 

Insufficient funds for check 25.00 

International Graduate Study Tours 1/3 regular tuition rate 

Late registration 35.00 

Parking fee 30.00 

Replacement of ID card 10.00 (cash payment required) 

Transcript Fee — same day service or 8.00 

six or more at one time 

Validation exam recording fee 35.00 

International Student Deposit 

In addition to regular University charges, international students must provide an 
International Student Deposit of $3,000 U.S. This applies to all international students 
except documented permanent residents of the U.S. or residents of Canada. The deposit 
must be received by the Student Finance Office before a U.S. Immigration Form 1-20 
is sent to the prospective student for entry to the U.S. Because mail service from many 
foreign countries takes time, this deposit should be sent at least eight weeks prior to 
enrollment. This deposit, once paid, remains untouched (with interest paid at the rate 
of two percent) until the student graduates, withdraws from Southern, or is unable to 
pay his or her student account, at which time the international deposit will be applied 
to the student's account. If the student's account has been paid in full, the deposit will 
be refunded after the final statement is issued. 

Credit Cards 

The Cashier's Office honors VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express 
cards for making payments on a student's account. No cash withdrawal service is 
available from the Cashier's Office. This service may be obtained from a local 
financial institution or ATM. 

When using a credit card to pay on an account, the following information must be 
supplied: 1) name of credit card being used, 2) cardholder's name, 3) credit card 
number, 4) expiration date, and 5) credit card billing address. 

Summer Residence Hall 

A refundable deposit of $150 is required of each student. This deposit is held in 
reserve until the student permanently moves out of the residence hall. Seventh-day 
Adventist conference-sponsored students enrolled part-time in the summer program are 
exempt from this requirement. 

The rental charge per person for dual occupancy is $9.50 per day. When available, 
single occupancy is permitted at $14.25 per day. Room charges will be posted to a 
student' s account mo nthly, based on the number of days a room was occupied/reserved 
during the month. 

Pets and children of students are not permitted to stay in the residence halls. 



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University Apartments 

The University apartments are available on a first-come first-served basis. Rental 
arrangements are made with the office of the Vice President for Financial 
Administration. The first month's rent and a $300 housing deposit is required before 
a rental agreement is issued. An additional $5 per key deposit must be paid before keys 
to the apartment are issued. These deposits are fully refundable unless there are unpaid 
rental charges, cleaning charges and/or unreturned keys. Additional charges will be 
assessed if the deposit is insufficient to cover these costs. Semester rental charges will 
be posted to the student's account to be paid monthly. Subject to change without 
notice. 

Books and Supplies 

Textbooks, school supplies, and other class materials are available at the Campus 
Shop. 

Refunds 

If a student officially withdraws during the course or semester, a refund of tuition 
for hours dropped is made according to the date on the withdrawal form. All required 
signatures must be obtained and the form must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office. 

Tuition refunds, when a student withdraws from a course, are calculated as follows: 

• during the first two class periods 100% 

• from the third class to course midpoint 50% 

• from midpoint to course ending date 0% 

Students withdrawing from all classes will be charged a cancellation of program fee 

of $100. 

Release of Transcripts or Diplomas 

It is the policy of the university to withhold transcripts, diplomas, test scores, 
certificates of completion, and other records if a student has an unpaid or past-due 
account at the school, any unpaid account for which the university has co-signed, or if 
a federal loan borrower has not completed a Federal Stafford Loan Exit Interview. 

When payment is made by personal check, the transcript will be held for up to ten 
working days to allow the check to clear. 



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School of Business 

and Management 



Dean: Don Van Ornam 

Faculty: George P. Babcock, Herbert Coolidge, Robert Gadd, Josef Ghosn, 

Jan Haluska, L. Phil Hunt, Katie A. Lamb, Cliff Olson, Don Van Ornam, 

Neville Webster 
Adjunct Faculty: Gordon Bietz, Letitia Erdmann, David Gerstle, 

L. Clark Taylor, Ralph Trecartin, Greg Willett 
Florida Hospital College Adjunct Faculty: George Indest III, Hal Phillips, Sy Saliba 

The mission of the School of Business and Management is to provide a high quality 
professional education within the context of the Seventh-day Adventist Christian 
community. A God-centered environment that integrates personal integrity, ethics, 
respect, and dignity in all relationships is valued. The emphasis is excellence in 
teaching at the graduate level with value given to the development of knowledge. 
Programs and instruction provide both theory and application to promote strategic 
outcomes in a free market society exemplified by qualified alumni committed to 
dedicated service. 

Programs Offered 

The School of Business and Management offers a Master of Business 
Administration (MBA), Master of Financial Services (MFS), and a Master of Science 
in Administration (MSA). 

The emphases in the MBA are: 

► Accounting (SAU Campus, Adventist College of Management Studies, Spicer 
Memorial College) 

► Church and Nonprofit Leadership (SAU Campus) 

► Healthcare Administration (SAU Campus, Florida Hospital College) 

► Human Resource Management (Adventist College of Management Studies, 
Spicer Memorial College) 

► Management (SAU Campus, Adventist College of Management Studies, Bolivian 
Adventist University, Spicer Memorial College, Websouthern) 

► Marketing Management (Adventist College of Management Studies, Spicer 
Memorial College) 

Graduate Admission Requirements: 

In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study, a candidate for a 
Master of Business Administration, Master of Financial Services, or a Master of 
Science in Administration will comply with the following requirements. 

1. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in any major. 

2. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher. 

3. A Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) taken within the past five 
years. Students will be admitted based on the following formula: GPA x 200 + 
GMAT =1000. 

4. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 having taken the 
test within the past year or demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English 
language. 



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Note: All graduate admission documents are to be sent to the School of Business 
and Management. After initial processing, documents will be forwarded to the 
Office of Records and Advisement. 

Provisional Admission (SAU campus only): 

An applicant with less than a 3.00 grade point average or a combined GPA/GMAT 
score of less than 1000 may be admitted provisionally. A student accepted 
provisionally will be admitted to regular status upon the completion of 12 credit hours 
taken on the resident campus with a minimum grade of "B" in each course. Students 
are not permitted to repeat courses in order to satisfy this requirement. Students who 
do not satisfy this requirement will not be permitted to continue in the program. 

Special Student (SAU campus only): 

An applicant who does not satisfy the graduate admission requirements may be 
permitted to enroll in specific classes as a special student while completing such 
requirements. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours may be taken on this basis. 

Admission to the Programs: 

Full-time students may be admitted into the program during the fall semester. Part- 
time students may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. (Fall, Winter, 
Summer) 

Time Limits: 

The programs are structured to meet the needs of the part-time as well as the full- 
time student. Normal progress through the programs for the full-time student will be 
four courses per semester (five for the MFS). Normal progress for part-time students 
will be one or more courses per semester. The time allowed from enrollment to the 
graduate program to the conferring of the Master of Business Administration degree 
may not exceed five years (four years for the MFS). Application for an extension will 
be considered on an individual basis. 

Residence: 

The last 30 semester hours (24 hours for the MFS) must be taken through the 
Southern Adventist University School of Business and Management. 

Progression: 

1. A maximum of six semester hours with a minimum grade of "B" may be 
transferred into the program to satisfy graduation requirements provided they are 
equivalent to course requirements. 

2. A course may be repeated one time on the resident campus for the purpose of 
improving the GPA or to remove a non-passing grade. A maximum of two 
courses may be repeated. 

Graduation Requirements 

A candidate must: 

1 . Complete an application to graduate, which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. A 
maximum of two courses with C grades may count toward a master's degree. 



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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Objectives: 

1. To give the student a broad background of knowledge of the free enterprise 
system within a framework of moral and ethical guidelines. 

2. To assist the student to develop a sound Christian business philosophy toward 
our current economic environment and the ever-changing business world of the 
future. 

3. To provide the student with a quality academic program at the graduate level 
with skills required for today's job placement. 

4. To prepare the student to serve in a position of business leadership. 

5 . To provide the necessary academic background for entrance into terminal degree 
programs in business or related areas of concentration. 

Courses for the Master of Business Administration 

The program consists of 36 hours of courses. The regular schedule is a three 
semester regimen of four courses each. The Core consists of a minimum of eight 
courses. Each area of concentration consists of four courses. The areas of 
concentration are: Management, Healthcare Administration, Accounting, and Church 
and Nonprofit Leadership. 

1. The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 3 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 3 

BUAD510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 

BUAD 520 Financial Management 3 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 3 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 3 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 3 

BUAD 560 Seminar in Entrepreneurship 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 
TOTAL 24-27* 

*ACCT 505 is required for students who have not taken two semesters of undergraduate accounting. 

2. One of the following emphases is to be selected: 
Emphasis in ACCOUNTING: 

Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses: 

*ACCT 452 Auditing 3 

*ACCT 456 Federal Income Taxes 3 

ACCT520 Accounting Theory 3 

ACCT 530 Controllership 3 

ACCT 550 Advanced Accounting 3 

ACCT 557 Advanced Federal Income Taxes 3 

ACCT 558 Federal Tax Problems/Research 3 

ACCT 585 Contemporary Issues of Professional Practice 3 

ACCT 587 Accounting and Reporting in the SEC Environment 3 



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ACCT 595 Independent Study 
ACCT 597 Accounting Research 

*ACCT 452, 456 Credit given for only one program. 

Emphasis in CHURCH AND NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP: 

Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses: 

BEXM 530 Management of Critical Resources 

BHRM 510 Human Resource Management 

NPLD 505 Nonprofit Organizations and Issues 

NPLD 520 Marketing, Development, and Public Relations 

NPLD 530 Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations 

NPLD 585 Contemporary Issues in Church and Nonprofit Leadership 

NPLD 595 Independent Study 

NPLD 597 Nonprofit Leadership Research 



Emphasis in MANAGEMENT: 



Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses: 
BEXM 505 Legal Framework of Decisions 
BEXM 520 Corporate Intrapreneurship 
BEXM 530 Management of Critical Resources 
BEXM 585 Contemporary Issues in Management 
BEXM 595 Independent Study 
BEXM 597 Management Research 
BHRM 510 Human Resource Management 

Emphasis in HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION: 

Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses: 

HADM 505 Nutritional Assessment for Healthcare Professionals 

HADM 510 The Fundamentals of Hospitality 

HADM 520 Operations Management and the Clinical Professional 

HADM 530 Healthcare Administration 

HADM 536 Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development 

HADM 540 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration 

HADM 550 Entrepreneurship and the Healthcare Professional 

HADM 560 Healthcare Finance 

HADM 585 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Administration 

HADM 595 Independent Study 

HADM 597 Healthcare Administration Research 

LTCA 505 Psychology and Physiology of Aging 

LTCA 510 Long Term Care Administration 



Total Hours Required 36-39* 

*ACCT 505 is required for students who have not taken two semesters of undergraduate accounting. 



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MASTER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES 

Objectives: 

1. To give the student a broad background of knowledge of the free enterprise 
system within a framework of moral and ethical guidelines. 

2. To assist the student to develop a sound Christian business philosophy toward 
our current economic environment and the ever-changing business world of the 
future. 

3. To provide the student with a quality academic program at the graduate level 
with skills required for today's job placement. 

4. To prepare the student to serve in a position of financial leadership. 

5 . To provide the necessary academic background for entrance into terminal degree 
programs in business or related areas of concentration. 

6. To meet educational requirements and/or training for students desiring to write 
the CPA exam. 

Prerequisites for Admission 

The Master of Financial Services is designed to meet the needs of three distinct 
groups of applicants: (1) applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in 
accounting, (2) applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in finance, and 
(3) students pursuing a dual BB A — FS/MFS degree. Graduate admission requirements 
for each group is listed below. 

Admission Requirements for Applicants who have Completed an Undergraduate 
Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Financial Services: 

In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study, a candidate for a 
Master of Financial Services will comply with the following requirements. 

1. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting, finance, or 
financial services. 

2. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher. 

3. A Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) taken within the past five 
years. Students will be admitted based on the following formula: GPA x 
200+GMAT=1000. 

4. International students mu st have a TOEFL score of at least 600 having taken the 
test within the past year, or demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English 
language. 

Note: All graduate admission documents are to be sent to the School of 
Business and Management. After initial processing, documents will be 
forwarded to the Office of Records and Advisement. 

Admission Requirements for Dual BBA-FS/MFS Degree Applicants: 

1 . A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher. 

2. Successful completion of the following undergraduate courses: ACCT 311,312 
(Intermediate Accounting I, II), MATH 120 (Precalculus Algebra), BUAD 221 
(Business Statistics), ECON 224, 225 (Macro/Micro Economics), FNCE 315 
(Business Finance), and FNCE 455 (Fundamentals of Investments). 

Special Students: 

Applicants who do not satisfy the graduate admission requirements may be 
permitted to enroll in specific classes as special students. Such students will be allowed 
to take a maximum of nine (9) semester hours. 



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Admission to the Program: 

Full-time students may be admitted into the program during the fall semester. Dual 
degree students may be admitted into the program at the beginning of the fall or winter 
semester. 

Time Limits: 

The program is structured to meet the needs of both the full-time and part-time 
student. Normal progression through the program for the full-time student will be five 
courses per semester. Normal progression through the program for the part-time 
student will be two courses per semester. The time allowed from enrollment to the 
graduate program to the conferring of the Master of Financial Services degree may not 
exceed four years. Application for an extension will be considered on an individual 
basis. 

Residence: 

The last 24 semester hours must be taken through the Southern Adventist University 
School of Business and Management. 

Progression: 

1. A maximum of six semester hours with a minimum grade of "B" may be 
transferred into the program to satisfy graduation requirements provided they are 
equivalent to course requirements. 

2. A course may be repeated one time on the resident campus for the purpose of 
improving the GPA or to remove a non-passing grade. A maximum of two 
courses may be repeated. 

Graduation Requirements 

A candidate must: 

1 . Complete an application to graduate which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. 

3. A maximum of two courses with C grades may count toward a master's degree. 

Courses for the Master of Financial Services 

The program consists of 30 hours of courses. 

The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

*ACCT 507 Intermediate Financial Accounting 3 

ACCT510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 

BUAD 504 Communication Skills for Managers 3 

FNCE510 Financial Management 3 

ACCT 564/FNCE 564 Financial Statement Analysis 3 

TOTAL 12-15* 

*ACCT 507 is required for students who have not taken undergraduate intermediate accounting. 



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Select six (6) elective s from the following: 

ACCT 520 Accounting Theory 3 

ACCT 530 Controllership 3 

ACCT 550 Advanced Accounting 3 

ACCT 557 Advanced Federal Income Taxes 3 

ACCT 558 Federal Tax Problems/Research 3 

ACCT 585 Contemporary Issues of Professional Practice 3 

ACCT 587 Accounting and Reporting in the SEC Environment 3 

FNCE520 Finance Theory 3 

FNCE 525 International Finance 3 

FNCE 545 Mergers and Acquisitions 3 

FNCE 585 Contemporary Issues in Finance 3 

In addition to the accounting and finance electives listed above, a student may select a 
maximum of six (6) hours from the following: 

*ACCT 452 Auditing " 3 

* ACCT 456 Federal Income Taxes 3 

*FNCE 452 Money and Banking 3 

*FNCE 455 Fundamentals of Investments 3 

*FNCE 461 Portfolio Management 3 

BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 3 

'"NOTE: A student may receive credit for these courses from only one program. 

TOTAL 30/33** 

"ACCT 507 is required for students who have not taken undergraduate intermediate accounting. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADMINISTRATION 

Objectives: 

1 . To give the student an interdisciplinary training in business administration and 
the chosen professional field. 

2. To assist the student to develop a sound Christian business philosophy toward 
our current economic environment and the ever-changing bu siness world of the 
future. 

3. To provide the student with a quality academic program at the graduate level 
with skills required for today's workplace. 

4. To prepare the student with a balance of business skills and professional area 
skills to serve in a position of leadership and administration. 

Prerequisites for Admission 

The Master of S cience in Administration degree is designed for students with a non- 
business undergraduate background. Students with an undergraduate degree from an 
accredited four-year institution may be accepted in the program without further 
prerequisites upon compliance with the admission requirements for graduate study. 



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Graduate Admission Requirements: 

In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study, a candidate for a 
Master of Science in Administration will comply with the following requirement. 

♦ In some instances a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) taken 
within the past five years may be required. In such situations students will be 
admitted based on the following formula: GPA x 200+GMAT=1000. 

Note: All graduate admission documents are to be sent to the School of 
Business and Management. After initial processing, documents will be 
forwarded to the Office of Records and Advisement. 

Admission to the Program: 

The program is designed for part-time students. Part-time students may enter the 
program at the beginning of any semester based on when courses are offered. 

Courses for the Master of Science in Administration 

The program consists of 36 hours of courses including the core of eight courses (24 
hours) in the business area and the emphasis of four courses (12 hours) in the 
professional area. At present the area of emphasis is in Religion. 

1. The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 3 

BEXM 530 Management of Critical Resources 3 

BHRM510 Managing Human Resources 3 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 

NPLD 520 Marketing, Development, and Public Relations 3 

Electives in graduate business and management 6-9 

TOTAL 24-27* 

*ACCT 505 is required for students who have not taken two semesters of undergraduate accounting. 

2. Emphasis in Church Administration (12 hours) 
The following courses are required: 

RELP 513 Effective Church Leadership 3 

RELT 581 Biblical Ethics and Contemporary Society 3 

Select six (6) hours from the course offerings in the graduate 

School of Religion. 6 

Total Hours Required 36-39* 

*ACCT 505 is required for students who have not taken two semesters of undergraduate accounting. 



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Master of Business Administration Core Courses 

ACCT 505. Financial Accounting 3 hours 

An introduction to financial accounting. Emphasis is on uses of information contained in financial 
statements. Students are also introduced to the principles of managerial accounting. (ACCT 505 
is required for students who have not taken two semesters of undergraduate accounting.) 

BUAD 505. Management in a Changing World 3 hours 

Presents an overview of the fundamental issues underlying a post-industrial society, such as the 
changing concepts of technology and knowledge. The impact of technological and workforce 
changes on society, on organizations, and on the role of the manager are explored in depth. The 
nature of organizations in a changing environment, the evolution of management thought and its 
relevance for modern managers. Organizational theory, structure, and design are emphasized. The 
relationships between individuals and organizations, the social responsibility of organizations and 
ethical issues for managers, workforce diversity, and the challenges of managing in today's 
complex organizational environment are studied. 

BUAD 510. Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 505 or a course in Principles of Accounting. 

This course is cross-listed with ACCT 510. A student may receive credit for this course from only 

one program. 

Review of basic financial accounting and financial statements. Study of the use of accounting for 

the planning and control of a firm, application of accounting techniques for budgeting, pricing, and 

decision making. 

BUAD 520. Financial Management 3 hours 

Prerequisite: A course in Principles of Finance or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
This course is cross-listed with FNCE 510. A student may receive credit for this course from only 
one program. 

Understanding and analyzing information for decision making. The financial environment, 
financial statement analysis, operating, cash and capital budgeting, working capital management, 
interest mathematics, and cost of capital are discussed. 

BUAD 530. Organizational Behavior 3 hours 

Leadership, motivation, group dynamics, decision making, interpersonal relations, change. 
Designing and implementing the organizational structure: corporate divisions, departments, 
support groups. Organizing work: positions, specifications, performance standards and review, 
reward systems, program and project management. 

BUAD 540. Marketing Management 3 hours 

The marketing process, product development, pricing, packaging, promotional strategy, 
development of channels of distribution integrated into a program for profit and nonprofit 
organizations. Contains a research component. 

BUAD 555. Leadership and Change 3 hours 

Examines theory and leadership practices in various types of organizations. Particular emphasis 
is placed on the strategic role of leaders in leading organizational development and change in an 
age of rapidly changing markets and technologies. Examines why organizational change efforts 
succeed or fail, and what leaders can do to anticipate and effect needed organizational changes 
successfully. 

BUAD 560. Seminar in Entrepreneurship 3 hours 

Includes corporate lecture series devoted to successful case studies in entrepreneurship. 



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BUAD 570. Strategic Decision Making 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Permission of dean or program coordinator if taken before completion of core 
curriculum. 

A capstone seminar in which the applied behavioral aspects and the impact of the continuous 
changes affecting post-industrialized society are linked to the key organizational function known 
as decision making. The course integrates previous course work. Focus is given to effective 
decision strategies, ensuring decision quality, differences between group and individual decision 
making, and a variety of constraints facing decision makers. Utilizing a case approach to integrate 
earlier course work, the course enhances decision making skill by providing students the 
opportunity to analyze the effects of various decision strategies on organizational outcomes. The 
use of technology to enhance research and decision making skills are key components. 

BUAD 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 



Master of Financial Services Core Courses 

ACCT 507. Intermediate Financial Accounting 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 505 or a course in Principles of Accounting. 

An in-depth course in financial accounting. Topics include the accounting conceptual framework, 
the hierarchy of GAAP, accounting for assets, liabilities, owners' equity, revenues and expenses, 
income taxes, leases, pensions, and financial statement reporting and disclosure requirements. 
(Summer only) 

(ACCT 507 is required for students who have not taken undergraduate intermediate 
accounting.) 

ACCT 510. Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 505 or a course in Principles of Accounting. 

This course is cross-listed with BUAD 510. A student may receive credit for this course from only 

one program. 

Review of basic financial accounting and financial statements. Study of the use of accounting for 

the planning and control of a firm, application of accounting techniques for budgeting, pricing, and 

decision making. 

ACCT/FNCE 564. Financial Statement Analysis 3 hours 

Prerequisites: Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Fundamental of Investments, or 

equivalent(s). 

This course is cross-listed with FNCE 564 and ACCT/FNCE 464 in the undergraduate program. 

A student may receive credit for this course from only one program. 

A capstone class designed to synthesize financial information learned in previous courses. 

Utilizing information from financial accounting and finance courses, students analyze financial 

statements of various companies and make investing, lending, and management decisions based 

on the information provided in those statements. 

BUAD 504. Communication Skills for Managers 3 hours 

This course aims at providing a competitive edge in writing, public speaking, and interpersonal 
discussion, both for academic settings and as a preparation for leadership in the workplace. 

FNCE 510. Financial Management 3 hours 

Prerequisite: A course in Principles of Finance or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
This course is cross-listed with BUAD 520. A student may receive credit for this course from only 
one program. 

Understanding and analyzing information for decision making. The financial environment, 
financial statement analysis, operating, cash and capital budgeting, working capital management, 
interest mathematics, and cost of capital are discussed. 



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Accounting and Finance Courses 

ACCT 452. Auditing 3 hours 

Prerequisites: Intermediate Accounting and Accounting Information Systems or equivalent(s). 
A student may receive credit for this course from only one program. 

Studies the theory of auditing and other attest functions performed in public accounting. Topics 
include generally accepted auditing standards, the professional code of ethics of the AICPA, audit 
planning, EDP auditing, internal auditing, and auditing procedures. 

ACCT 456. Federal Income Taxes 3 hours 

A student may receive credit for this course from only one program. 

Provides training in the application of the Federal Internal Revenue Code to the tax problems of 

individuals. Primary emphasis is on Federal Income Taxes but Social Security Taxes are included. 

ACCT 520. Accounting Theory 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Intermediate Accounting or equivalent or permis sion of dean or program coordi nator. 
Designed to familiarize students with significant problems currently facing the accounting 
profession, to examine in depth various solutions proposed by accounting scholars and others, and 
to strengthen student understanding of today's critical issues in accounting theory. 

ACCT 530. Controllership 3 hours 

An advanced study of accounting techniques, concepts, and procedures as they relate to the 
functions and responsibilities of the controller. Topics will include planning and control functions, 
management reporting systems, and investment planning. 

ACCT 550. Advanced Accounting 3 hours 

This course is cross-listed with ACCT 450 in the BBA program. A student may receive credit for 
this course from only one program. 

An in-depth study of problems concerned with consolidated financial statements, partnerships, 
business firms in financial difficulty, estates and trusts, foreign exchange, segment reporting. 

ACCT 557. Advanced Federal Income Taxes 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxes or equivalent 

This course is cross-listed with ACCT 457 in the BBA program. A student may receive credit for 

this course from only one program. 

Provides training in the application of the Federal Internal Revenue Code as it applies to 

corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, and not-for-profit organizations. 

ACCT 558. Federal Tax Problems/Research 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Advanced Federal Income Taxes or equivalent 

A study of tax law sources, tax research methodology, research documentation, and the preparation 

and presentation of research-based solutions to selected Federal tax problems. 

ACCT 585. Contemporary Issues of Professional Practice 3 hours 

A study of contemporary issues facing the accounting profession. Topics include professionalism, 
non-audit attest services, independence, practice organizational form, and non-attest services. 

ACCT 587. Accounting and Reporting in the SEC Environment 3 hours 

A study of accounting issues that arise in a SEC/environment, both from the perspective on the 
corporation functioning in a SEC environment and from the public accounting firm auditing aSEC 
corporation. 

ACCT 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 



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ACCT 597. Accounting Research 3 hours 

A research project under the supervision of a faculty in the discipline which includes review of 
literature, research design, data collection and analysis leading to a paper appropriate for 
professional publication and/or presentation. 

FNCE 452. Money and Banking 3 hours 

This course is cross-listed with ECON 452. A student may receive credit for this course from only 
one program. 

Studies mediums of exchange, money and credit, banks and their services, the Federal Reserve 
System and other financial institutions, and the impact of monetary policy on financial business 
procedures and decisions. 

FNCE 455. Fundamentals of Investment 3 hours 

A student may receive credit for this course from only one program. 

A practical, as well as a theoretical, approach is taken for the potential investor of institutional or 
personal funds through the use of problems, readings, and cases. Topics covered will include 
stocks and bonds in the security market, real estate, and fixed equipment investments. 

FNCE 461. Portfolio Management 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Money and Banking or permission of instructor. 

A student may receive credit for this course from only one program. 

Includes consideration of investment instrument choices that are available to the investor and the 

purpose and operation of U.S. and global capital markets. The course also covers the methods of 

evaluation for current and future investment opportunities in the expansion of a portfolio of 

investments that satisfies an investor's risk-return goals. 

FNCE 520. Finance Theory 3 hours 

Designed to familiarize students with significant problems currently facing the finance profession, 
to examine in depth various solutions proposed by finance scholars and others, and to strengthen 
student understanding of today's critical issues in finance theory. 

FNCE 525. International Finance 3 hours 

Covers a detailed examination of the foreign exchange market, exchange rate determination, 
international financial institutions, and the management of the risks associated with international 
business. 

FNCE 545. Mergers and Acquisitions 3 hours 

An examination of corporate acquisitions, including firm valuation, bidding contests, and defense 
managers, as well as the corporate tax and legal environment. 

FNCE 564. Financial Statement Analysis 3 hours 

Prerequisites: Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Fundamental Investments, or 
equivalent(s). 

This course is cross-listed with ACCT 564 and ACCT/FNCE 464 in the undergraduate program. 
A student may receive credit for this course from only one program. 

A capstone class designed to synthesize financial information learned in previous courses. 
Utilizing information from financial accounting and finance courses, students analyze financial 
statements of various companies and make investing, lending, and management decisions based 
on the information provided in those statements. 

FNCE 585. Contemporary Issues in Finance 3 hours 

A seminar format with guest lectures relating to current issues developing in Finance. 

FNCE 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 



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FNCE 597. Finance Research 3 hours 

A research project under the supervision of a faculty in the discipline, which includes review of 
literature, research design, data collection and analysis leading to a paper appropriate for 
professional publication and/or presentation. 



Church and Nonprofit Leadership Courses 

NPLD 505. Nonprofit Organizations and Issues 3 hours 

Organization systems studied relating to the individual at work, the role of groups and how they 
function best, the design, development and growth of organizations. Major characteristics are 
introduced that distinguish nonprofit from for profit organizations. 

NPLD 520. Marketing, Development, and Public Relations 3 hours 

Managing marketing efforts in value-based organizations, where achieving organizational goals 
is primary to the revenue management, fund raising, developing market potential, and marketing 
research for value-based organizations. 

NPLD 530. Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3 hours 

The integration and application of strategic management principles, concepts, and practices in 
nonprofit organizations are discussed. The development of mission statements, goal-setting 
concepts, and strategy formulation and implementation approaches are included. Students are 
provided the opportunity to design organizational plans and strategies relevant to their specific 
needs and the needs of their organizations. 

NPLD 585. Contemporary Issues in Church and 

Nonprofit Leadership 3 hours 

A seminar format with guest lectures relating to current issues developing in nonprofit 
organizations. Key issues include the role of spiritual values, ethics, religious leadership, 
motivation, change, etc. 

NPLD 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 

NPLD 597. Nonprofit Leadership Research 3 hours 

A research project under the supervision of a faculty in the discipline, which includes review of 
literature, research design, data collection and analysis leading to a paper appropriate for 
professional publication and/or presentation. 

Healthcare Administration Courses 

HADM 505. Nutritional Assessment for Healthcare Professionals 3 hours 

Devoted to the recognition and assessment of proper nutritional care for the patient or client. 
Nutritional values for health and wellness, nutritional physiology. 

HADM 510. The Fundamentals of Hospitality 3 hours 

Study of the hospitality industry with case study analysis, group discussion, and guest lectures 
from leaders in the field. 

HADM 520. Operations Management and the Clinical Professional 3 hours 

Concepts of decision models for planning, control forecasting, scheduling and analysis. Guest 
lectures from clinical areas included. 



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HADM 530. Healthcare Administration 3 hours 

The theory and practice of healthcare in Western culture. Different types of care delivery studied. 
Environments, services offered, process of entry into care systems. Health and quality of care, 
medical ethics, environmental health, and delivering of services addressed. Designed for all 
avenues of healthcare. 

HADM 536. Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Permission of program coordinator. 

This course is cross-listed with NRSG 636 in the School of Nursing 

See NRSG 636 for course description. 

HADM 540. Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration 3 hours 

A legal analysis of the process of recruitment, hiring, promotion and training, retention and 
termination of employees. Particular reference to legal rights of both employees and employers 
and the legal liabilities organizations encounter in personnel management. Legal aspects of patient 
care discussed throughout. 

HADM 550. Entrepreneurship and the Healthcare Professional 3 hours 

Creates a focus toward valuing and growing new businesses. Learning how to be an entrepreneur 
by creating a business and learning to be a key player and leader of a business team are key 
outcomes. Discover how tobuild a meaningful business from seasoned professionals through guest 
corporate lectures, classroom experience, workshops, mentorships, and internships. 

HADM 560. Healthcare Finance 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 510. 

Public and private healthcare-financial issues, including third-party reimbursement, managed care, 
and health care-provision schemes. Financial planning for healthcare institutions, with 
consideration of capital markets and development of the tools of risk-return analysis, time 
valuation of money, and project selection. 

HADM 585. Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Administration 3 hours 

A seminar of open discussion and guest lectures relating to current issues developing within the 
healthcare industry. 

HADM 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 

HADM 597. Healthcare Administration Research 3 hours 

A research project under the supervision of a faculty in the discipline, which includes review of 
literature, research design, data collection and analysis leading to a paper appropriate for 
professional publication and/or presentation. 

LTCA 505. Psychology and Physiology of Aging 3 hours 

Discussions of age differences in perception, memory, intelligence, personality adjustment, and 
psychopathology. Seminar format involves discussion of current psychological research relating 
to the aged. 

LTCA 510. Long Term Care Administration 3 hours 

Focuses on administration of longterm care, behavioral health and rehabilitation programs. Cases, 
lectures, projects, guest speakers and discussions are used to provide an understanding of the 
concepts and issues faced in managing these specialized services. 



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Management Courses 

BEXM 505. Legal Framework of Decisions 3 hours 

Examines the legal environment within which legislative bodies, courts, and administrative 
agencies act upon the operation of business and government. Contracts, judicial and legislative 
process, and administrative rule-making reviewed. 

BEXM 510. Organizational Development and Change 3 hours 

Emphasizes the critical management challenge of leading organizational development and change 
in an age or rapidly changing markets and technologies. Examines why organizational change 
efforts succeed/fail and what managers can do to anticipate and create needed organizational 
changes successfully. 

BEXM 520. Corporate Intrapreneurship 3 hours 

Presents concepts, tools, and techniques for managing new business creations, or creating an 
environment of innovation/entrepreneurship within larger existing organizations. The spectrum 
of activities to be considered is broad including new ventures launched by both corporate and 
division managers in established and emerging businesses. 

BEXM 530. Management of Critical Resources 3 hours 

Examines current ideas, approaches, and management of financial and human resources in 
organizations. Focuses on allocation of scarce resources from a strategic perspective. 

BEXM 585. Contemporary Issues in Management 3 hours 

A seminar of open discussion and guest lectures relating to current issues developing within the 
science of management. Topics include key concepts in leadership, motivation, management of 
change, societal issues, community relations, and organizational development. 

BEXM 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 

BEXM 597. Management Research 3 hours 

A research project under the supervision of a faculty in the discipline, which includes review of 
literature, research design, data collection and analysis leading to a paper appropriate for 
professional publication and/or presentation. 



INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS 

M.B.A. Adventist College of Management Studies 

M.B.A. Bolivian Adventist University (Management emphasis only) 

M.B.A. Spicer Memorial College 

Courses for the Master of Business Administration 

The program consists of a minimum of 36 hours of courses. The regular schedule 
is a three semester regimen of four courses each. The Core consists of a minimum of 
eight courses, each area of concentration consists of four courses. The areas of 
concentration are Accounting, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource 
Management, Management, and Marketing Management. 



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1. The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 3 

BUAD510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 3 

BUAD 520 Financial Management 3 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 3 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 3 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 3 

BUAD 560 Seminar in Entrepreneurship 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 

TOTAL 24-27* 

*ACCT 505 is required for students who have not taken two semesters of undergraduate accounting. 

2. One of the following emphases is to be selected: 
Emphasis in ACCOUNTING: 

(See page 25 for details) 

Emphasis in HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION: 

(See page 26 for details) 

Emphasis in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 

Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses: 

BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

BHRM 520 Compensation Systems 3 

BHRM 530 Human Resource Development and Training 3 

BHRM 540 Benefits Administration 3 

BHRM 585 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management 3 

BHRM 595 Independent Study 3 

BHRM 597 Human Resource Management Research 3 

Emphasis in MANAGEMENT: 

(See page 26 for details) 

Emphasis in MARKETING MANAGEMENT: 

Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses: 

BMKT 520 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 

BMKT 540 Channels of Distribution 3 

BMKT 550 International Marketing Management 3 



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BMKT 585 Contemporary Issues in Marketing Management 3 

BMKT595 Independent Study 3 

BMKT 597 Marketing Research 3 

Total Hours Required 36-39* 

*ACCT 505 is required for students who have not taken two semesters of undergraduate accounting. 

Human Resource Management Courses 

BHRM 510. Human Resource Management 3 hours 

Provides a framework for understanding and thinking strategically about employment relations and 
the management of human resources in organizations. The course builds on insights from the 
social sciences to explore how employment relations are influenced by economic, social, 
psychological, legal, and cultural forces. Specific topics include: recruitment and selection; 
performance evaluation; compensation and benefits; promotion; job design; training; layoffs; 
retention and turnover; and the human resource implications of various strategies. 

BHRM 520. Compensation Systems 3 hours 

Prerequisite: BHRM 510. 

Incentives, intrinsic, and extrinsic motivation factors are discussed as components of compensation 
systems. Compensations systems consider employee retention, growth, compensation plan that 
meets corporate objectives are developed. 

BHRM 530. Human Resource Development and Training 3 hours 

Prerequisite: BHRM 510. 

Human Resource Development is the guiding force in developing a high quality workforce from 
the executive level through the production worker. The human worker is capable of being 
developed and trained to perform optimally. Topics covered areneedsassessments, setting training 
goals and objectives, and training effort assessment. 

BHRM 540. Benefits Administration 3 hours 

Prerequisite: BHRM 510. 

Benefits administration is an increasingly important duty of theHR function. Covering employees 
with medical, disability, retirement and other benefits is an important component in attracting and 
retaining a high performance work force. Emphasis is placed on designing a benefits system that 
is reasonable to build, implement, monitor while keeping within budget constraints. 

BHRM 585. Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management 3 hours 

A seminar of open discussion and guest lectures relating to current issues developing in human 
resource management. Topics will include key concepts in compensation systems, development 
and training, benefits, motivation of employees, and other related issues. 

BHRM 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 

BHRM 597. Human Resource Management Research 3 hours 

A research project under the supervision of a faculty in the discipline, which includes review of 
literature, research design, data collection and analysis leading to a paper appropriate for 
professional publication and/or presentation. 



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Marketing Management Courses 



BMKT 520. Integrated Marketing Communications 3 hours 

Prerequisite: BMKT 510. 

Principles and practices of managing promotional activities including advertising, sales promotion, 

public relations, and other subtle methods companies use to communicate with their customers. 

Provides an approach to management that is thoughtful, sophisticated, and state-of-the art, while 

being practical and relevant to "real world" communications, planning, decision making, and 

control. 

BMKT 540. Channels of Distribution 3 hours 

Prerequisite: BMKT 510. 

Studies the administration and coordination of distribution systems that link product producer to 

channel members and consumer. Emphasis is on channel cooperation and partnerships. 

BMKT 550. International Marketing Management 3 hours 

Analyze international markets and development of strategic and tactical options for marketing 
across national boundaries. Cultural norms, behaviors and nuances are evaluated for appropriate 
marketing strategies and tactics. Develops students' knowledge of theoretical concepts and 
practical aspects of marketing for firms competing in countries with different cultural, legal, 
economic, and political environments. Designed for those who plan to work for multinational 
companies and those who want to enrich their knowledge of the international marketplace. 

BMKT 585. Contemporary Issues in Marketing Management 3 hours 

A seminar of open discussion and gust lectures relating to current issues developing within the 
healthcare industry. 

BMKT 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 

BMKT 597. Marketing Research 3 hours 

Prerequisites: BMKT 510 and Statistics. 

Provides study of and experience in the systematic design, collection, analysis, and reporting of 
data relevant to a specific marketing situation facing an organization. Through a marketing 
research project students develop research objectives and a research plan, collect and analyze the 
data, and interpret and report the findings. 



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School of Computing 



Dean: Jared Bruckner 

Faculty: Jared Bruckner, Richard Halterman, Timothy Korson, P. Willard Munger, 

Eduardo Urbina, 
Adjunct Faculty: Brian Willard 

The Master of Software Engineering (MSE) at Southern Adventist University 
emphasizes the fundamental principles of the development of large complex software 
systems taught within the context of the most up-to-date software technology. 
Currently this means that our program focuses on object-oriented and component-based 
software development techniques and that graduates will be well prepared for jobs 
requiring skills in Internet technologies, OO analysis and design, domain and use case 
modeling, framework development and pattern application, iterative/incremental 
processes, Java, CORBA, C++, UML, and a complete range of CASE tools. More 
importantly, students will be taught the underlying principles of software engineering 
so that they can assist their employers in the adoption of new software technologies as 
they become available. 



MASTER OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 

Objectives: 

1 . To provide a unique, high-quality Master of Software Engineering program that 
teaches skills in great demand by the software development industry. Such 
programs are currently underrepresented in the higher education community. 

2. To produce software development professionals who have formed the moral and 
intellectual capacities to effectively manage the complex technical, legal, and 
ethical situations common to the rapidly changing field of software technology. 

3. While encouraging all qualified students to apply, one specific goal of the 
program is to increase the number of qualified software professionals available 
to lead out in developing software systems needed by the denomination. 

Prerequisites for Admission 

In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study (see page 10), a 
candidate for the Master of Software Engineering program will comply with the 
following requirements: 

1 . Competence in at least two high-level programming languages with one being 
an object-oriented language (work experience may be used). Competence in 
programming must be at a level expected of students having completed a two- 
semester sequence in one of the languages. 

2. Background in computing representative of material covered in SENG 501, 
SENG 502, and SENG 503. Applicants who lack elements of this background 
may be admitted provisionally and be assigned prerequisite courses, completion 
of which will be a prerequisite to regular admission status. 

3. For regular admission a cumulative 3.00 GPA on undergraduate coursework and 
the undergraduate GPA times 200 plus the combined verbal and quantitative 
sections of the Graduate Record Exam General Test (GRE) must total 1600 or 
better. Highly qualified applicants with work experience or who are entering 
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be given special consideration and greater flexibility regarding admission 
requirements. Students may also be admitted provisionally or with non-degree 
status. (See pages 10 and 11 for details.) 

4. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) for 
students for whom English is not the first language. 

5. International students with TOEFL scores between 500 (paper-based) 173 
(computer-based) and 549 (paper-based) 212 (computer-based) may be admitted 
provisionally. Students in this category will be required to study English as a 
Second Language (ESL). With permission of the instructor, a student may take 
courses in his/her major while taking ESL courses. A maximum of 12 credit 
hours earned while under provisional language status may be applied to the 
student's degree. A student is cleared of provisional language status when 
his/her TOEFL scores reach 550 or when an ESL grade of B or higher has been 
earned for two semesters. 

Application Deadline 

Standard admission requires that all application materials have a deadline of March 
1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the winter semester. Late applicants may be 
accepted at any time, depending on the availability of space in the program. 

Graduation Requirements 

A candidate must: 

1. File an application to graduate, which must be given to the Records and 
Advisement Office at least two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. 

3. Submit an approved Software Development Portfolio. 

Software Development Portfolio 

As part of the program, each student is required to develop and submit for approval 
a portfolio describing significant software development projects in which the student 
was involved. Software professionals taking the program part time may be able to 
integrate their work experience with the development of much of their portfolio. Full- 
time students will typically gain the experience needed for their portfolio through 
course projects and work opportunities. The portfolio will include a section on the 
professional development and growth of the student as well as other topics pertinent to 
the student as he or she continues or begins a career in software engineering. Specific 
guidelines detailing expected content are available on the School of Computing web 
page (cs.southern.edu), but approval of the portfolio is at the discretion of the student's 
Portfolio Committee. Internships and part-time work are encouraged as they reinforce 
what the student has learned and allows students to earn money while meeting their 
course requirements. 

Graduate Assistantship 

A limited number of full-time graduate assistantships are available to assist 
promising and deserving students. Assistantships will be awarded on a semester basis 
only, and students must reapply each semester for renewal of their assistantship award. 
Renewal of the award is based on academic performance, previous service performance, 
and is at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Computing. Graduate 
assistantships help provide graduate students with financial resources necessary to 
complete their degrees. Students who hold assistantships experience education and 
professional benefits. The responsibilities and benefits of assistantships vary; but in 



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general, students gain further instruction in techniques in their fields, hone their 
research skills, acquire pedagogical experience necessary for an academic career, 
develop professional skills, including leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, and 
performance evaluation. 



Class Schedule 

Courses generally follow the semester calendar of the University. Late afternoon 
and evening classes may be scheduled. Most classes meet once per week. 



Software Engineering Certificate 

The Graduate Certificate program in Software Engineering consists of five core 
courses plus one to three additional courses (18 to 24 credit hours) depending on the 
student's background in software engineering. All courses will apply toward the 
requirements for the Master of S oftware Engineering if the student cho oses to complete 
the graduate degree. 

The Certificate CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

SENG 500 Introduction to Object-Oriented Technology 3 

SENG 505 Software Development Process 3 

SENG 510 Software Architecture 3 

SENG 520 Requirements and Domain Analysis 3 

SENG 540 Testing and Quality Assurance _3 

TOTAL 15 

A minimum of three (3) hours from: 

SENG 501 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3-9 

SENG 502 Foundations of Software Engineering 

SENG 503 Object-Oriented Design and Implementation 

SENG 597 Object-Oriented Project 

Total Hours Required 18-24 



Courses for the Master of Software Engineering 

The Master of Software Engineering program consists of 36 hours of courses. The 
time allowed from enrollment in the graduate program to the conferring of the Master 
of Software Engineering degree may not exceed six years. In order to maintain 
sufficient progress in the program , students sho uld take at least one course per semester. 

The CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

SENG 505 Software Development Process 3 

SENG 510 Software Architecture 3 

SENG 515 Distributed Systems and Security 3 

SENG 520 Requirements and Domain Analysis 3 



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SENG 525 Project Management 3 

SENG 530 Database Management Systems 3 

SENG 535 Computer- Aided Software Engineering 3 

SENG 540 Testing and Quality Assurance 3 

TOTAL 24 

Additional SENG Courses 12 

Total Hours Required 36 

Master of Software Engineering Courses 

SENG 500. Introduction to Object-Oriented Technology 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of an object-oriented language. 

Objects, classes, inheritance, delegation, polymorphism, use-case analysis, object modeling, 
domain analysis, patterns, distributed systems, design heuristics, implementation mechanisms. 

SENG 501. Fundamentals of Computer Science 3 hours 

A study of computer architecture, operating systems, programming language, data structures, 
algorithms, and the interrelationships of these fundamental topics of computer science. 

SENG 502. Foundations of Software Engineering 3 hours 

Foundational concepts of software engineering as it applies to the management, development, and 
maintenance of large software systems using the object-oriented paradigm. Implementation via 
software components and database management systems. 

SENG 503. Object-Oriented Design and Implementation 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 502 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 

A course to help students think and design software in terms of objects and their interfaces, and 
to structure their code to reflect their designs. Introduces common difficulties that arise in design 
and implementations, and then motivates object-oriented features as aids for overcoming those 
difficulties. 

SENG 505. Software Development Process 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 502 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 

Methodology and notation; CMM, UML, OPEN, iterative/incremental process, rapid prototyping, 
PSP, team dynamics, real-world practices. 

SENG 510. Software Architecture 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 500, 501, 503 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 
Frameworks, patterns, pattern languages, architectures. 

SENG 515. Distributed Systems and Security 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 501, 503 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 

Distributed computing; CORBA, Internet, Intranet, UNIX sockets, network issues, 2-tiered, 3- 
tiered, n-tiered client server computing and security. 

SENG 520. Requirements and Domain Analysis 3 hours 

Prerequisite or co-requisite: SENG 500 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 
Requirements analysis; use cases, developer/client interaction. Domain analysis; domain modeling, 
business process re-engineering. 



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SENG 525. Project Management 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 505. 

Planning, tracking, metrics, performance evaluation, recruiting, retention, team building, quality 
control, negotiation, risk analysis, legal issues, career planning. 

SENG 530. Database Management Systems 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 502 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 
OODBMSs, object-to-relational mappings, data warehousing, mass storage systems. 

SENG 535. Computer-Aided Software Engineering 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 502 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 

Configuration management, analysis and design tools, testing tools, code generation, round-trip 
engineering, software development tools and environments. 

SENG 540. Testing and Quality Assurance 3 hours 

Prerequisites: SENG 503 or demonstrated equivalent competence and SENG 505. 
ISO certification, systemstesting, testingOO components and systems, testing distributed systems. 
Inspections and walk-throughs. 

SENG 545. Programming Languages 3 hours 

Prerequisite: 501 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 

Exception handling, execution environment, scripting, libraries as extensions of languages, 
development environments, language design. 

SENG 550. Human-Computer Interaction 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 500 or demonstrated equivalent competence. 
User interface design, design for usability. 

SENG 555. Reuse 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 510. 

Repositories, classification, documentation, economics, libraries, management, technical issues, 
organizing for reuse, classification theory. 

SENG 565. Topics in Software Engineering 1-3 hours 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 
Topics selected from areas of software engineering not covered in other courses. May be repeated. 

SENG 581. Telecommunications Software Systems 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 510. 

Issues specific to the development of telecommunications software systems; domain specific 
architectures and patterns; industry standards. 

SENG 582. Aerospace Software Systems 3 hours 

Prerequisite: SENG 510. 

Issues specific to the development of aerospace software systems; domain specific architectures 
and patterns; industry standards. 

SENG 590. Software Development Portfolio Preparation 1 hour 

Help in the design and construction of the Software Development Portfolio. 

SENG 592. Software Engineering Internship 1-3 hours 

Prerequisites: 18 hours of graduate course work and consent of school dean. 
Students work at a relevant industry to obtain on-the-job software engineering experience, 
preferably over an 8 to 12 week period during the summer. The program and supervisor must be 
approved prior to registration. Each 150 clock hours count toward one credit hour. Procedures 
and guidelines are available from the School. 



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SENG 595. Directed Study in Software Engineering 1-3 hours 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and school dean. 

Individual or group work adjusted to meet particular needs of software engineering students. May 
be repeated up to six hours. 

SENG 597. Object-Oriented Project 1-6 hours 

Prerequisites: Completion of six core courses and consent of school dean. 
A significant software engineering project will be undertaken. A written project proposal 
specifying the scope of the project as well as the deliverables is required. May be repeated up to 
six hours total. 



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School of Ed u c ation 

and Psychology 



Dean: Alberto dos Santos 

Faculty: Krystal Bishop, Charles D. Burks, Myrna Colon, Gerald Colvin, 

Alberto dos Santos, Denise Dunzweiler, Leona Gulley, Carleton L. Swafford, 

Penny Webster, Ruth WilliamsMorris 
Adjunct Faculty: Robert Coombs 

The mission of the School of Education and Psychology is to prepare professional 
educators and psychologists at both undergraduate and graduate levels who can function 
effectively in a culturally pluralistic society and who are dedicated to assisting students 
in reaching their maximum potential in service to God and humanity. 

The School of Education and Psychology is approved by the Tennessee State Board 
of Education for the preparation of secondary and elementary teachers. The Master of 
Science degree in School Counseling is also approved by the Tennessee State Board of 
Education. 

Programs Offered 

The School of Education and Psychology offers a Master of Science degree with 
three emphases in Counseling and a Master of Science in Education degree with five 
emphases. 

The emphases in Counseling are: 

► Community Counseling 

► Marriage and Family Therapy 

► School Counseling 

The emphases in Education are: 

► Curriculum and Instruction 

► Educational Administration and Supervision 

► Inclusive Education 

► Multiage Teaching 

► Outdoor Teacher Education 



MASTER OF SCIENCE 

Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and 
School Counseling 

Objectives: 

1. To enhance competency in several areas of counseling services. 

2. To facilitate placement in the professional field. 

3. To provide studies in preparation for more advanced programs. 

4. To prepare candidates to obtain the appropriate credentials and/or licensure. 
(Note: Each candidate is responsible for the realization of this goal, as each state 
has its own standards.) 

5. To train candidates to effectively serve others. 



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Prerequisites for Admission 

In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study, a candidate for the 
Master of Science program with emphases in Community Counseling, Marriage and 
Family Therapy, or School Counseling will comply with the following requirements: 

1. The completion of a minimum of nine semester hours in psychology or 
behavioral sciences on the upper division of the undergraduate level or on the 
graduate level, including one class in research and/or statistics. 

2. The absence of any felony or pending prosecution for felony. 

3. Two recommendations, including one from a college professor and another from 
a work supervisor, attesting to the qualities of the candidate in terms of 
relationships and stability. 

4. An interview by members of the psychology area of the School of Education and 
Psychology to assess the candidate's values, commitment to multiculturalism, 
attitudes, and communication skills. (The interview may take place before 
admission or during the first session of classes.) 

5. Academic records are examined to determine whether the applicant has 
established a firm basis for graduate work in the proposed field of study. In 
harmony with accepted academic practice for regular admission status, a 
minimum of 3.0 grade point average on undergraduate credit or 3.0 average on 
12 semester hours of graduate credit is required. Students with a grade point 
average less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission on an 
individual basis. Regular admission status will be granted if the provisional 
student's GPA averages 3.0 or higher at the end of the first 12 graduate semester 
hours. 

6. The results of the required Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) 
provide additional evidence of the applicant's aptitude and knowledge. 
Consideration is given to scholarly promise as well as achievement. 
International students whose first language is not English and who are applying 
for on-campus programs will be exempt from taking the Graduate Record Exam, 
but must submit their score on the Test Of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL). 

7. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory results on record before the end 
of the first session of classes. 

Graduation Requirements 

A candidate must: 

1 . Complete an application to graduate, which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. 

3. Pass a written comprehensive examination designed by the faculty. 

4. Pass an oral defense of a video case presentation and/or a final position paper. 



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Courses for Master of Science: Community Counseling Emphasis 

The program includes 5 1 semester hours of courses and field practice. Additional 
semester hours may be required by candidates who need to remove deficiencies or who 
have particular interests. 

The CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

PSYC 510 Advanced Lifespan Development 3 

PS YC 516 Career Counseling 3 

PSYC 520 Principles of Counseling 3 

PSYC 521 Psychopathology 3 

PSYC 522 Theories of Personality 3 

PSYC 526 Ethics and Legal Aspects of Counseling 2 

PSYC 530 Assessment and Appraisal 3 

PSYC 553 Group Therapy and Procedures 3 

PSYC 555 Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy 3 

PSYC 560 Multiculturalism Seminar 2 

PSYC 570 Counseling in Community Agencies 3 

PSYC 575 Administration of Counseling Services 3 

PSYC 579 Clinical Practicum I 2 

PSYC 580 Clinical Practicum II: Community Counseling 1 

PSYC 581 Clinical Internship: Community Counseling 4 

PSYC 590 Marriage and Family Therapy I 3 

PSYC 593 Child and Adolescent Problems and Treatment 3 

PSYC 600 Psychological Research and Statistics _4 

TOTAL 51 

Candidates who wish to meet the requirements for the state licensure exam need a 
minimum of nine (9) additional hours to equal the recommended sixty (60) hours: 

Select nine (9) hours from the following courses: 

PSYC 515 Drugs and Addictions 2 

PSYC 524 Gerontological Counseling 2 

PSYC 550 Psychology of the Religious Experience 3 

PSYC 551 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 

PSYC 558 Crisis Counseling 2 

PSYC 591 Marriage and Family Therapy II 3 

PSYC 595 Independent Study 1-3 



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Courses for the Master of Science: 
Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis 

The program includes 60 semester hours of courses and field practice. 

The CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

PSYC 510 Advanced Lifespan Development 3 

PS YC 516 Career Counseling 3 

PSYC 520 Principles of Counseling 3 

PSYC 521 Psychopathology 3 

PSYC 522 Theories of Personality 3 

PSYC 526 Ethics and Legal Aspects of Counseling 2 

PSYC 530 Assessment and Appraisal 3 

PSYC 553 Group Therapy and Procedures 3 

PSYC 555 Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy 3 

PSYC 560 Multiculturalism Seminar 2 

PSYC 579 Clinical Practicum I 2 

PSYC 580 Clinical Practicum II: Marriage and Family Therapy 1 

PSYC 581 Clinical Internship: Marriage & Family Therapy 4 

PSYC 585 Physiological Psychology 3 

PSYC 590 Marriage and Family Therapy I 3 

PSYC 591 Marriage and Family Therapy II 3 

PSYC 592 Marriage and Family Therapy III 3 

PSYC 600 Psychological Research and Statistics _4 

TOTAL 51 

Select nine (9) hours from the following courses: 

PSYC 515 Drugs and Addictions 2 

PSYC 524 Gerontological Counseling 2 

PSYC 550 Psychology of the Religious Experience 3 

PSYC 551 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 

PSYC 565 Topics in Psychology 1-3 

PSYC 570 Counseling in Community Agencies 3 

PSYC 575 Administration of Counseling Services 3 

PSYC 593 Child and Adolescent Problems and Treatment 3 

PSYC 595 Independent Study L3 

Total Hours Required 60 



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Courses for Master of Science: School Counseling Emphasis 

This program includes 50 semester hours of courses and field practice. Additional 
semester hours may be required of candidates who need to remove deficiencies or who 
have particular interests. Because of the State of Tennessee certification requirements, 
school counselor candidates without prior teaching experience will need to participate 
in a semester long orientation experience, including observation, participation in and 
analysis of classroom teaching, in a school setting, as an early part of their academic 
program. 

The CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 541 Principles of Counseling 3 

PSYC 506 Developmental Psychology — Growth Years 3 

PSYC515 Drugs and Addictions 2 

PSYC 516 Career Counseling 3 

PSYC 526 Ethics and Legal Aspects of Counseling 2 

PSYC 530 Assessment and Appraisal 3 

PSYC 551 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 

PSYC 553 Group Therapy and Procedures 3 

PSYC 558 Crisis Counseling 2 

PSYC 560 Multiculturalism Seminar 2 

PSYC 577 Administration of School Counseling Services 3 

PSYC 579 Clinical Practicum I 1 

PSYC 580 Clinical Practicum II: School Counseling 1 

PSYC 581 Clinical Internship: School Counseling 4 

PSYC 593 Child and Adolescent Problems and Treatment 3 

PSYC 600 Psychological Research and Statistics 4 

TOTAL 44 

Select six (6) hours from the following courses: 

EDAD 524 Foundations of Educational Administration 3 

EDCI 545 Foundations of Curriculum Development 3 

EDCI 546 Improving Instruction 3 

EDCI 570 Educational Assessment 3 
EDMM 565 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Multiage Classroom 3 

EDMM 577 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3 

EDOE 593 Adventure-based Counseling 2 

EDUC 530 Technology and the Educator 2 

PSYC 590 Marriage and Family Therapy I 3 

PSYC 595 Independent Study 1-3 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION 

Objectives: 

1 . To provide knowledge about school administration, educational curriculum, and 
effective methods used in elementary, secondary, and college classrooms. 

2. To enhance the proficiency of career educators in their chosen areas of 
specialization. 

3. To instill in students the desire to effectively serve others. 

4. To encourage students to perceive education as an on-going process. 

5. To lead students to a broad vision of education as a tool for analyzing and 
processing social trends. 

Prerequisites for Admission 

In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study, a candidate for the 
Master of Science program in Education will comply with the following requirements: 

1. Academic records are examined to determine whether the applicant has 
established a firm basis for graduate work in the proposed field of study. In 
harmony with accepted academic practice for regular admission status, a 
minimum of 3.0 grade point average on undergraduate credit or 3.0 average on 
12 semester hours of graduate credit is required. Students with a grade point 
average of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission on an 
individual basis. Regular admission status will be granted if the provisional 
student' s GPA averages 3 .0 or higher at the end of the first 1 2 graduate semester 
hours. 

2. Completion of a minimum of nine (9) semester credits in education courses. 
Generally, candidates who have graduated from undergraduate education 
programs easily fulfill this requirement. Candidates who have not completed this 
requirement may be granted provisional admission for a period of time mutually 
agreed upon with the Dean. Candidates for the Master of Science in Education 
with an Outdoor Education emphasis are exempt from this requirement, but are 
required to be interviewed prior to admittance to this program. 

3. The results of the required Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) 
provide additional evidence of the applicant's aptitude and knowledge. 
Consideration is given to scholarly promise as well as achievement. 
International students whose first language is not English and who are applying 
for on-campus programs will be exempt from taking the Graduate Record Exam, 
but must submit their score on the Test Of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL). 

Graduation Requirements 

A candidate must: 

1 . Complete an application to graduate, which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. 

3. Pass a written comprehensive examination designed by the faculty and/or 
present a cumulative portfolio (Outdoor Education emphasis). 



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Courses for the Master of Science in Education 
The CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 530 Technology and the Educator 2 

EDUC 541 Principles of Counseling 3 

EDUC 560 Educating for a Global Community 2 

EDUC 590 Educational Statistics 3 

EDUC 594 Research Design _2 

TOTAL 14 

One of the following emphases is to be selected: 
Emphasis in CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 
The following courses are required: 

EDCI 545 Foundations of Curriculum Development 3 

EDCI 546 Improving Instruction 3 

EDCI 560 Curriculum Design 3 

EDCI 570 Educational Assessment 3 

EDCI 580 Field Work 2 

EDUC 599 Master's Research Project 3 

Subtotal 31 

Select three(3) hours from the following courses: 

EDAD 524 Foundations of Educational Administration 3 

EDCI 535 Philosophy of Education 3 

EDCI 565 Seminar: Trends in Education 3 

EDIE501 Inclusive Education in the Regular Classroom 3 

EDMM 577 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3 

EDOE 503 Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Education 2 

EDOE 504 Field Experience in Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Ed 1 

Total Hours Required 34 



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Emphasis in EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION 
The following courses are required: 

EDAD 524 Foundations of Educational Administration 3 

EDAD 545 Supervision of Instruction 3 

EDAD 570 Personnel Administration 3 

EDAD 574 Legal Aspects of Education 3 

EDAD 575 Internship in Administration 2 

EDAD 579 School Finance 3 

EDCI 545 Foundations of Curriculum Development 3 

Subtotal 34 

Select two (2) hours from the following courses: 

EDAD 576 School Public Relations 2 

EDAD 578 Educational Facilities Planning 1 

EDAD 595 Independent Study in Educational Administration 1-3 

EDUC 599 *Master's Research Project 3 

Total Hours Required 36 
*Required for off-campus sites 

Emphasis in INCLUSIVE EDUCATION 
(Special Needs in the Regular Classroom) 

The following courses are required: 

EDIE501 Inclusive Education in the Regular Classroom 3 

EDIE 531 Behavior Management of Exceptional Individuals 3 

EDIE 541 Assessment of Exceptional Individuals 3 

EDIE 557 Leadership in Inclusive Education 3 
EDIE 567 Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Learning Differences 3 

EDIE 580 Field Work " " 2 

Subtotal 31 

Select three (3) hours from the following courses: 
EDIE 5 1 2 Counseling and Psychology of Exceptional Individuals 

and their Families 3 

EDIE 595 Independent Study in Inclusive Education 1-3 

EDMM 577 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3 

EDUC 599 Master's Research Project 3 

Total Hours Required 34 



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Emphasis in MULTIAGE TEACHING 
The following courses are required: 

EDMM 527 Curriculum Development in Multiage Classrooms 3 

EDMM 537 Teaching Strategies in Multiage Classrooms 3 

EDMM 557 Leadership of Multiage Classrooms 3 

EDMM 565 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Multiage Classroom 3 

EDMM 567 Exceptional Students in Multiage Classrooms 3 

EDMM 580 Field Work " 2 

Subtotal 31 

Select three (3) hours from the following courses: 

EDMM 577 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3 

EDMM 585 Workshop in Multiage Teaching 2 

EDMM 595 Independent Study in Multiage Teaching 1-3 

EDUC 599 Master's Research Project 3 

Total Hours Required 34 

Emphasis in OUTDOOR TEACHER EDUCATION 

This program is designed for classroom teachers, outdoor professionals, youth 
workers or anyone who wants to use more effectively God's book of nature in teaching 
and outdoor programming. Generally, the classes and field experiences involve 
examining, evaluating, developing, and implementing outdoor education programs. 
Activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, and rock climbing, are included 
as part of many of the courses, but are not the primary focus. Students can complete 
their course work in three to four semesters, plus a one- semester internship or research 
project in outdoor education by attending summer classes in June and July or 
participating in fall and winter sessions that require them to be on campus for two 
weeks each semester. This makes it possible for outdoor professionals to arrange their 
work schedules, so they can complete this program and continue to work. They will be 
required to complete assignments, work on projects, and be in contact with their 
professors and fellow students throughout the entire semester according to individual 
schedules outlined for each class. 

The CORE courses are as follows: 

EDOE 538 Technology in Outdoor Education 2 

EDOE 543 Outdoor Ministries for Teachers and Youth Leaders 2 

EDOE 593 Adventure-based Counseling 2 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 594 Research Design ' 2 

TOTAL 10 

The following courses are required: 

EDOE 503 Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Education 2 

EDOE 504 Field Experience in Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Educ 1 

EDOE 513 Nature Study ' 2 

EDOE 514 Field Experience in Nature Study 1 



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EDOE 523 Leadership in Outdoor Education 2 

EDOE 524 Field Experience in Leadership in Outdoor Education 1 

EDOE 533 Developing Outdoor Teaching Sites 2 

EDOE 534 Field Experience in Developing Outdoor Teaching Sites 1 

Subtotal 22 

Electives 

Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses: 

EDOE 525 Interpretation of Cultural and Historical Resources 2 

EDOE 539 Outdoor Recreation 1-2 

EDOE 553 Ecology Education 2 

EDOE 563 Introduction to Wilderness Stewardship 2 

EDOE 565 Writing about Nature/Journaling 1-2 

EDOE 568 Nature Photography 1-2 

EDOE 573 Outdoor Curriculum and Methods, Grades 1-6 1-2 

EDOE 574 Outdoor Curriculum and Methods, Grades 7 - 12 1-2 

EDOE 575 Internship in Outdoor Education 1-2 

EDOE 585 Workshop in Outdoor Education 1-2 

EDOE 595 Independent Study in Outdoor Education 1-3 

EDUC 590 Educational Statistics 3 

EDUC 599 Master's Research Project 3 

Total Hours Required 34 

COURSES 

EDAD 524. Foundations of Educational Administration 3 hours 

This course discusses the purposes, organization, and administration of educational programs and 
institutions; the structure and control of school systems; the nature of administration; and 
conceptual foundations of educational administration. 

EDAD 545. Supervision of Instruction 3 hours 

Designed for principals, superintendents and instructional supervisors concerned with the 
improvement of teaching and learning through instructional leadership and professional supervision. 

EDAD 570. Personnel Administration 3 hours 

Explanations of personnel policy determination; procedures employed in recruitment, selection, 
appointment and induction of personnel; the formulation and administration of salary schedules; 
provisions for professional welfare and in-service improvement of personnel. 

EDAD 574. Legal Aspects of Education 3 hours 

Legal issues affecting teachers and educational administrators, including governmental relations, 
church-state issues, teacher employment, student control, children's rights, special services and 
school board operations and procedures. 

EDAD 575. Internship in Administration (by arrangement) 1-2 hours 

Planned administrative field experience in a school, school district, or educational agency; a 
practical or creative project dealing with an actual situation in an educational institution under 
supervision of a faculty member in the area of educational administration. Plan approval and 
permission of supervisor is required one semester in advance of registration. This course may be 
repeated. 



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EDAD 576. School Public Relations 2 hours 

The interpersonal process in educational organizations, communications and group dynamics for 
educational administrators. A study of the means for securing cooperative educational planning 
through mutual understanding between the school and its public. 

EDAD 578. Educational Facilities Planning 1 hour 

A study of procedures in school plant planning: selecting a site, determining educational 
specifications for the building, selecting and working with an architect and managing school 
facilities. 

EDAD 579. School Finance 3 hours 

Financial and economic issues affecting educational institutions, including school support, costs of 
education, sources of school revenue and school budgeting processes. A study of school financial 
statements and budgets. 

EDAD 595. Independent Study in Educational Administration 1-3 hours 

Individual research/study project in educational administration under the supervision of a graduate 
studies professor. This course may be repeated. 

EDCI 517. Educational Psychology 3 hours 

The study of psychological information and its application to the process of teaching and learning. 
This course covers theories of learning, pupil characteristics, pupil variability, motivation, 
classroom management, information processing, assessment, etc. 

EDCI 535. Philosophy of Education 3 hours 

The study of philosophical concepts as they apply to education. Scriptural principles and Christian 
education principles as expounded by E. G. White are also covered. 

EDCI 545. Foundations of Curriculum Development 3 hours 

The foundations of curriculum development are studied. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of 
curriculum development to the designing, implementation, and assessment of curriculum at any 
level. 

EDCI 546. Improving Instruction 3 hours 

The strength and effectiveness of teaching models are presented. Innovation in lesson preparation, 
delivery and assessment are studied as well as integrating technology in the classroom. Students 
develop their ability to reflect on their own teaching performance and become skilled in supporting 
other teachers. 

EDCI 560. Curriculum Design 3 hours 

Prerequisite: EDCI 545. 

This course is designed to help educators who seek to analyze, develop, and improve curricula at 

specific levels of schooling. 

EDCI 565. Seminar: Trends in Education 3 hours 

Trends and issues in curriculum and instruction are discussed, as well as ideas of educational 
reformers and recognized leaders, and their critics. 

EDCI 570. Educational Assessment 3 hours 

Designed to increase the student's understanding and application of traditional and innovative 
techniques of educational assessment includinguse of technological resources. Both learning and 
teaching assessment are covered. 

EDCI 580. Field Work 2 hours 

Supervised curriculum and instruction experience in approved educational institutions and agencies. 
All areas from elementary to higher education may be considered. Arrangement for this course need 
to be made a minimum of three months ahead of time. 



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EDCI 595. Independent Study 1-3 hours 

Individual research/study project in curriculum and instruction under the supervision of a graduate 
professor. 

EDIE 501. Inclusive Education in the Regular Classroom 3 hours 

A comprehensive foundations survey of the psychological and educational problems faced by 
exceptional children in the regular classroom. Consideration is given to exceptionalities such as 
hearing impairment, speech and language difficulties, mental retardation, learning disabilities, 
emotional disturbance, visual impairment, physical handicaps, and the gifted child. Procedures for 
including the exceptional child into the regular classroom are emphasized. 

EDIE 512. Counseling and Psychology of Exceptional Individuals 

and Their Families 3 hours 

Consideration and practice of counseling techniques for use with exceptional individuals and their 
families. Included is a discussion of the psychological aspects of exceptionality, including 
giftedness, and disabilities in language, sensory, physical, intellectual, perceptual, and emotional 
areas with implications for counseling and classroom learning. 

EDIE 531. Behavior Management of Exceptional Individuals 3 hours 

In-depth examination and administration of various models and techniques for the management of 
exceptional individuals within the classroom, home, and community. 

EDIE 541. Assessment of Exceptional Individuals 3 hours 

Examination and administration of assessment measures for exceptional individuals. On-site field 
experience required. Teachers will learn how to administer screening instruments and draw 
instructional implications from these. Case studies will be reviewed and teachers will be assisted 
in determining when a student should be referred for further professional testing. 

EDIE 557. Leadership in Inclusive Education 3 hours 

A philosophical and practical course designed for teachers to develop leadership in organizational 
skills and planning strategies for inclusive classrooms and schools. A review of historical and 
current research in inclusive school communities and the administration of these schools will be 
included. 

EDIE 567. Curriculum and Strategies for Children with 

Learning Differences 3 hours 

Planning, developing and implementing curriculum for exceptional students. Study will include 
the identification of students with special learning needs and strategies for inclusion in the 
multiage classroom. A special emphasis is given to cognitive studies. (Credit not given if EDMM 
567 has been taken.) 

EDIE 580. Field Work 2 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours of Inclusive Education classes. 

Designed to meet the particular needs and interests of the individual participant. Action research 
forms the basis for field work. 

EDIE 595. Independent Study in Inclusive Education 1-3 hours 

Individual research/study project in special education in the regular classroom under the 
supervision of a graduate studies professor. Must be conducted at a school where exceptional 
children are in the regular classroom. 

EDMM 527. Curriculum Development in Multiage Classrooms 3 hours 

A study of curriculum models that facilitate integrated, thematic instruction. Analysis, evaluation 
and application of learning theories in the assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum 
for multiage classrooms. 



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EDM M 53 7. Teaching Strategies in Multiage Classrooms 3 hours 

A practical course designed to immerse students in the theory and practice of reading and writing 
workshops. Additional multiage strategies are reviewed including (a) cooperative learning 
structures, (b) creating an enriched environment, ©) honoring learning styles, and (d) Dimensions 
of Learning. 

EDMM 557. Leadership of Multiage Classrooms 3 hours 

A review of the history and research of multiage classrooms. Study will include the administration 
and marketing of small, non-traditional schools. Also included is the enhancement of 
communication skills and leadership role when interacting with parents, school board members, 
school board in session and constituents. 

EDMM 565. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the 

Multiage Classroom 3 hours 

An advanced study of the developmental characteristics and needs of students in primary and 
middle grades. This study will be applied to designing developmentally and educationally 
appropriate experiences across age and grade levels. 

EDMM 567. Exceptional Students in Multiage Classrooms 3 hours 

Study will include both the identification of students with exceptional needs and methods of 
differentiating instruction in the inclusion classroom. There will be an emphasis on using 
appropriate and ongoing classroom assessments to inform curriculum and instruction (Credit not 
permitted if EDIE 567 has been taken.) 

EDMM 577. Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 3 hours 

Examines the various causes of reading difficulties and the instructional procedures, strategies and 
materials for remediating those difficulties. 

EDMM 580. Field Work 2 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of six hours of Multiage courses. 
Designed to meet the particular needs and interests of the individual participant. Action research 
forms the basis for field work. 

EDMM 585. Workshop in Multiage Teaching 1-2 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of six hours of Multiage courses. 

Principles of workshop design, preparation, and presentation are incorporated into an actual 

workshop presented by the student. 

EDMM 595. Independent Study in Multiage Teaching 1-3 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of six hours of Multiage courses. 

Individual research/study project in multiage teaching under the supervision of a graduate studies 

professor. 

EDOE 503. Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Education 2 hours 

Co-requisite: EDOE 504. 

Basic concepts and the history of the outdoor education movement. Scope of contemporary 
programs in the U.S. and abroad. Examination of the teaching of learning processes relevant to 
outdoor and environmental education. An additional lab fee will be required. 

EDOE 504. Field Experience in Principles and Concepts of 1 hour 

Outdoor Education 

Co-requisite: EDOE 503 

Experiences in this course are designed to support and supplement the theoretical foundations 
presented in Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Education (EDOE 503) by on-site examinations 
of schools, nature centers, and residential camps. 



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EDOE 513. Nature Study 2 hours 

Co-requisite: EDOE 514 

A field course for teachers and outdoor leaders to increase their knowledge, confidence, and 

awareness of nature. Interpretation of urban and rural wildlife that could be encountered by the 

teacher and students in the outdoor classroom will be covered. An additional lab fee will be 

required. 

EDOE 514. Field Experience in Nature Study 1 hour 

Co-requisite: EDOE 513. 

The experiences in this course are designed to support and supplement the lectures presented in 
Nature Study (EDOE 513) and provide practical field experiences for helping outdoor teachers in 
using field keys, observing nature, and acquiring skills needed for studying plants and animals in 
a variety of habitats. 

EDOE 523. Leadership in Outdoor Education 2 hours 

Co-requisite: EDOE 524. 

This course is for outdoor leaders and gives training in planning, organizing, and implementing 
outdoor programs for children, youth, and adults. Experiences include evaluating the operations 
of camp, recreation and residential programs. 

EDOE 524. Field Experience in Leadership in Outdoor Education 1 hour 

Co-requisite: EDOE 523. 

The experiences in this course are designed to support and supplement the theoretical foundations 

presented in Leadership in Outdoor Education (EDOE 523) and to provide opportunities to 

conduct on-site evaluations of outdoor education programs, their curricula, staffing, and financial 

management. 

EDOE 525. Interpretation of Cultural and Historical Resources 2 hours 

This course will emphasize the development of living history programs that focus on the lifestyle 
of people from various time periods, such as the Age of Exploration, the Early Colonial Period, the 
Revolutionary War, the Jeffersonian Era, and the Civil War. Participants will learn to recreate a 
historical period by dressing in period clothing and participating in realistic activities. Lab fee will 
be charged for materials and supplies. 

EDOE 533. Developing Outdoor Teaching Sites 2 hours 

Co-requisite: EDOE 534. 

This is an intensive seminar designed to provide practical field experience in developing a wide 
range of activities for the school yard, park or use in a resident facility. Participants in this seminar 
will develop materials in the evenings and implement them the following day at a camping or 
environmental school site. An additional lab fee will be required. 

EDOE 534. Field Experience in Developing Outdoor Teaching Sites 1 hour 

Co-requisite: EDOE 533. 

This course is designed to support and supplement Developing Outdoor Teaching Sites (EDOE 
533) and to provide practical field experiences in developing curriculum, as well as trails, gardens, 
ropes courses, or other physical needs of an outdoor site. The students will complete a project at 
a camp, nature center, or school yard site. 

EDOE 538. Technology in Outdoor Education 2 hours 

This course will provide participants with knowledge in using various types of equipment used in 
surveying, sampling, or collecting data for biological research. Students will work with 
professionals in the field to develop the skills needed to use equipment, and then learn ways to 
involve their students in similar activities in the outdoor classroom. 

EDOE 539. Outdoor Recreation 1-2 hours 

Various skills may be taught under this course heading. This course may focus on one of the 
following: sailing, backpacking, snow skiing, rock climbing, spelunking, canoeing, or kayaking. 
It may be repeated with different skill emphases. It will be taught at a location suitable for the 
particular activity being offered. An extra lab fee will be charged. 



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EDOE 543. Outdoor M inistries for Teachers and Youth Leaders 2 hours 

This seminar will focus on the use of nature study to lead children and youth to Christ. It is 
designed for teachers and youth leaders who want to learn more about using nature as a tool for 
witnessing. Participants will learn to use nearby and/or familiar locations for environmental 
understanding and inspiration. 

EDOE 553. Ecology Education 2 hours 

A study of the interrelationships of plants, animals, and their environment. Field work will 
introduce the teacher to actual activities and simple sampling techniques that can be reproduced 
in the classroom and outdoor teaching site. Lab fee will be required for equipment to be taken back 
to the teacher's classroom. 

EDOE 563. Introduction to Wilderness Stewardship 2 hours 

An intensive back country camping course to be taught entirely in the field. It will provide the 
student with basic knowledge and understanding of minimal environmental impact on nature while 
pursuing outdoor recreational activities. Professional reading will be required prior to the trip from 
writers such as Thoreau, Leopold, Muir, Carson and other voices of stewardship. Field trip fee 
will be charged for food and transportation. 

EDOE 565. Writing about Nature/Journaling 1-2 hours 

This class will help the student explore the natural world through journaling. It focuses on writing 
and revising a journal. The following will be discussed: the creative process, and the elements of 
good writing, including the discovery process, writing introductions and conclusions, using 
concrete and specific language and appropriate style. 

EDOE 568. Nature Photography 1-2 hours 

A theoretical and practical study of photography as a means of communicating and recording 
nature. Topics will include outdoor lighting, composition, exposure, color, and choosing equipment 
and film for nature photography. Students need their own cameras. A lab fee will be charged for 
film processing. 

EDOE 573. Outdoor Curriculum and Methods, Grades 1-6 1-2 hours 

This course may focus on any of the following areas of emphasis: art, music, language arts, math, 
social studies, science, technology, health and physical education. The student will collect and 
organize a file of teaching materials appropriate for outdoor education and evaluate outdoor 
education activities. Twenty hours (20) of field experiences in selected outdoor schools and 
attendance at selected professional meetings are considered a part of this course. (One to two hours 
may be taken in each emphasis.) 

EDOE 574. Outdoor Curriculum and Methods, Grades 7 - 12 1-2 hours 

This course may focus on any of the following areas of emphasis: English, history, math, social 
studies, science, technology, health and physical education. Students will collect and organize a 
file of teaching materials appropriate for outdoor education and evaluate outdoor education 
activities. Twenty (20) hours of field experience in selected outdoor schools and attendance at 
selected professional meetings are considered a part of this course. 

EDOE 575. Internship in Outdoor Education 1-2 hours 

An internship designed to meet the particular needs and interests of the individual participant. 
Internship will be conducted in cooperation with a day or resident outdoor education facility. 

EDOE 585. Workshop in Outdoor Education 1-2 hours 

Various skills may be offered under this course heading. Included are scuba diving, lifeguarding, 
water safety instructor training, first aid and CPR training, as well as training in wilderness first 
aid, first responder, and other types of certification. This course may be repeated with different 
topics. The class will be taught in a location suitable for the activity being offered. A lab fee will 
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EDOE 593. Adventure-based Counseling 2 hours 

A survey course introducing teachers, camp professionals, and other outdoor professionals to the 
field of adventure-based counseling. Adventure games, initiative problems, and trust activities will 
be used to guide the class in theory, concepts, methods, and philosophy of educational, vocational, 
health, and civic/ethical/social guidance. 

EDOE 595. Independent Study in Outdoor Education 1-3 hours 

Prerequisites: EDOE 503 and consent of the School of Education and Psychology. 

Individual research/study project in outdoor education under the supervision of a graduate studies 

professor. May be conducted at a school or camp site. 

EDUC 520. Theories of Learning 2 hours 

A Biblical view of the learner and the learning process is used to examine current approaches to 
learning theory. Behavioristic and cognitive- field learning theories, as well as teaching practices, 
are examined as they relate to theoretical perspectives. Theoretical principles are then used to 
devise practical teaching methodologies. 

EDUC 530. Technology and the Educator 2 hours 

Study and analysis of the introduction of technology into the learning environment. The course 
looks at related issues from both teacher and student perspective. Issues include philosophy of and 
need for technology, the Internet, learning outcomes associated with the use of technology, 
implementation of, and problems associated with technology in the learning environment, and 
technology related to professional development. This course is delivered only on-line, thus some 
basic computer skills are needed. 

EDUC 541. Principles of Counseling 3 hours 

Theories, processes, issues, specialities, and trends in counseling are studied. The counselor's 
personality and multicultural, ethical, and legal issues are presented. Practice in the basic 
techniques of counseling is given. 

EDUC 560. Educating for a Global Community 2 hours 

The study of selected patterns for educating children and youth in a global setting. 
Multiculturalism issues and trends are discussed. 

EDUC 590. Educational Statistics 3 hours 

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics to 
be applied to educational research: measure of central tendency and variability; correlation and 
regression; testing of hypothesis using the normal; binomial, t, F, and chi-square distribution. 

EDUC 594. Research Design 2 hours 

Fundamentals of research methodology applicable to curriculum, instruction, and other areas of 
educational inquiry. Analysis, critical reading, evaluation, and application of research needed for 
development of skills in research proposals. 

EDUC 599. Master's Research Project 3 hours 

This is a concentrated study on a problem or issue to be examined in the light of research. The 
student is urged to work closely with his/her advisor during each phase of the development of the 
research project. 

PSYC 500. Individual Study and Research 1-3 hours 

Individual study and research in psychology, especially designed to make up deficiencies in a 
student's undergraduate degree. This class is designed to make up deficiencies in a student's 
undergraduate preparation and is not applicable to the graduate degree program. 

PSYC 506. Developmental Psychology — Growth Years 3 hours 

A study of human growth and development emphasizing the relationship that exists between 
physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects and its importance for the individual. 
Multicultural similarities and differences are also considered. 



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PSYC 510. Advanced Lifespan Development 3 hours 

Issues in development throughout the life cycle are studied. The impact of early physical, 
cognitive, and psychological developmental issues and the effects of significant periods of life 
changes are considered along with their impact on family and community systems. 

PSYC 515. Drugs and Addictions 2 hours 

A comprehensive study of drugs and addictions associated with the growth years. The role of 
schools to educate and treat addictions and drug-related behaviors is analyzed. 

PSYC 516. Career Counseling 3 hours 

Vocational and academic information; vocational theories, trends, and experiential approach to 
career choices; study of how changes in society and technology bring about changes in the 
academic and work world. Guidance centers, vocational interest testing, guidance technology, and 
materials are also considered. 

PSYC 520. Principles of Counseling 3 hours 

Theories, processes, issues, specialities, and trends in counseling are studied. The counselor's 
personality, and multicultural, ethical, and legal issues are presented. Practice in the basic 
techniques of counseling is given. 

PSYC 521. Psychopathology 3 hours 

Prerequisite: PSYC 520. 

The course emphasizes diagnostic criteria for the disorders included in DSM-IV. A descriptive 
approach is adopted. Mental disorders in terms of their behavioral signs and symptoms are defined 
and categorized on the basis of their shared characteristics. Cultural variations in symptoms are 
discussed with each disorder. Gender and age-related features of the disorders are also described. 

PSYC 522. Theories of Personality 3 hours 

Theories of personality and human behavior are analyzed in the light of social realities and 
learning theories. Factors such as communication, multiculturalism, cybernetics, etc. are 
considered as explanations and examples of human social structures. 

PSYC 524. Gerontological Counseling 2 hours 

This course analyzes developmental factors related to old age and focuses on ways to guide and 
help senior citizens to solve personal problems. 

PSYC 526. Ethics and Legal Aspects of Counseling 2 hours 

Analyzes counseling ethics and legal factors related to the counselingprofession. Real case studies 
are considered. 

PSYC 530. Assessment and Appraisal 3 hours 

Theoretical principles and practical applications of standardized instruments used in counseling 
and education. This course covers the selection, administration, interpretation and reporting of the 
results of appropriate instruments of assessment. Emphasis is placed on personality, aptitude, 
achievement, and pathological testing. 

PSYC 550. Psychology of the Religious Experience 3 hours 

Psychological factors involved in the experiencing of religion with an emphasis on the systemic 
spiritual experience are studied. Consideration is given to morality, ethics, and values in terms of 
contemporary psychology as related to character development in the person. Implications of 
spirituality in the therapeutic context are explored. 

PSYC 551. Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 hours 

The study of exceptional individuals with consideration of intervention techniques. Special 
attention is given to academic, behavioral, and vocational concerns. 



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PSYC 553. Group Therapy and Procedures 3 hours 

Prerequisite: PSYC 520 

Group therapy dynamics, leadership, stages are studied. Group populations and types of groups 

are discussed. 

PSYC 555. Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy 3 hours 

The study, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and behavioral disorders. Psychodynamic, 
humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, family, group and feminist therapies, community psychology 
and crisis intervention are described. Issues related to elderly clients and members of culturally- 
diverse groups are discussed. 

PSYC 558. Crisis Counseling 2 hours 

A study of major theories and strategies for identifying and treating crises which affect individuals 
in both community agency and school settings. 

PSYC 560. Multiculturalism Seminar 2 hours 

Study of contemporary issues related to multicultural settings. Topics are selected according to 
interest and to satisfy specific individual needs. 

PSYC 565. Topics in Psychology 1-3 hours 

Selected topics in psychology chosen from such areas as religion, ethics, child and/or youth 
psychology, practice of school counseling, etc. This course may be repeated with an appropriate 
change in topic. 

PSYC 570. Counseling in Community Agencies 3 hours 

Emphasizes developmental and preventative modalities as indicated by the community counseling 
discipline, along with a noted emphasis on education, growth and short-term interventions. This 
course includes the completion of a position paper. 

PSYC 575. Administration of Counseling Services 3 hours 

The standards of counseling practice, procedures, paperwork, and issues related to private, group, 
and state facilities are studied. Emphasis is placed on the needs of the client and the 
professionalism of the service rendered. 

PSYC 577. Administration of School Counseling Services 3 hours 

The organization, administration, and coordination of counseling services in schools or school 
systems is the focus of this course. Includes methods of enhancing teamwork in the school 
community, as well as designing, implementing, and evaluating of a school counseling programs. 

PSYC 579. Clinical Practicum I 1-2 hours 

Orientation to the field experience. The student will be oriented through the use of books, videos, 
presentations, discussion, observation, and practice sessions. 

PSYC 580. Clinical Practicum H: School Counseling 1 hour 

Prerequisites: EDUC 541; PSYC 502, 526, 553, 579. 

Supervised field experiencein educational settings. A minimum of 100 hours of direct observation 
and classroom work, practice of counseling skills and consultation in a school setting is required. 
The student must attend a weekly hour-long individual supervision session with a supervisor and 
attend a weekly 1-1/2 hour group supervision. Video-taping of counseling sessions is essential. 
A lab fee is required. 

PSYC 580. Clinical Practicum II: CC/MFT 1 hour 

Prerequisites: PSYC 520, 526, 553, 555, 579. 

Supervised field experience in a psychological setting. A minimum of 100 hours of direct 
observation, consultation in the clinical area, and practice of counseling skills is required. The 
student must attend a weekly hour-long individual supervision session with a supervisor and a 
weekly 1-1/2 hour group supervision. Videotaping of counseling sessions is essential. A lab fee 
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PSYC 581. Clinical Internship: Community Counseling 4 hours 

Prerequisites: PSYC 580; Completion of 42 semester hours in degree program. 
Supervised field experience in a community agency. A minimum of 600 hours of clinical work 
is required. At least 240 hours will be direct client contact in the capacity of a community 
counselor. A wide range of clients will be chosen. This internship will be done under the direction 
of a certified or licensed professional and will also include consultation with an assigned faculty 
supervisor, research on clinical issues, and attendance at a weekly supervision group. 

PSYC 581. Clinical Internship: Marriage and Family Therapy 4 hours 

Prerequisites: PSYC 580; Completion of 42 semester hours in degree program. 
Supervised field experience in a community or family therapy agency. A minimum of 600 hours 
of clinical work is required. At least 240 hours will be direct contact primarily with couples and 
families. A wide range of clients will be chosen. This internship will be done under the direction 
of a certified or licensed professional and will also include consultation with an assigned faculty 
supervisor, research on clinical issues, and attendance at a weekly supervision group. 

PSYC 581. Clinical Internship: School Counseling 4 hours 

Prerequisites: PSYC 580; Completion of 36 semester hours in academic program. 
Supervised field experience in a school setting. A minimum of 600 hours of clinical work is 
required. This will include a variety of activities that a regularly employed school counselor is 
expected to perform. At least 240 hours are required in direct client contact, individual counseling, 
group work, developmental classroom guidance, and parent/community conferences. This will be 
done under the supervision of a certified school counselor and will also include consultation with 
an assigned faculty supervisor, research on clinical issues, and attendance at a weekly supervision 
group. 

PSYC 585. Physiological Psychology 3 hours 

Focus is on the underlying physiological sub- causes of behavior. Specific attention is given to the 
physiological basis of learning and motivation, sensation, emotion, neural encoding, and sleep. 
Includes analysis of the structural and functional organization of the brain and nervous system and 
discussion of the impact of physiology on psychological functioning. 

PSYC 590. Marriage and Family Therapy I 3 hours 

An overview of major family therapy treatment models and their application utilizing case studies. 
Communications theory, structural, strategic, the Bowenian model, short-term brief, and other 
theories will be considered. Family counseling in schools is also discussed. 

PSYC 591. Marriage and Family Therapy II 3 hours 

Prerequisite: PSYC 590. 

Issues of marriage and family will be explored in the context of family systems. These will include 
an in-depth study of human sexuality, sexual dysfunction and treatment, crisis counseling, 
addictive disorders, orientation to AIDS education and therapy, and other issues. 

PSYC 592. Marriage and Family Therapy III 3 hours 

Prerequisite: PSYC 591. 

An intensive study of selected treatment techniquesfocusing on identifying a therapeutic stylebest 
suited for the individual learner. This course should be taken with the Clinical Internship as it 
requires the presentation of case work in a model. 

PSYC 593. Child and Adolescent Problems and Treatment 3 hours 

A study of the major aberrant behavioral problems of children and adolescents. Appropriate 
interventions will be discussed and practiced. 

PSYC 595. Independent Study 1-3 hours 

Individual study and research in psychological issuesunder the supervision of the graduate faculty 
members. Only two independent studies (a total of no more than six hours) are allowed to apply 
toward a student's degree. 

PSYC 600. Psychological Research and Statistics 4 hours 

Includes the presentation of a proposal and the carrying out of a research project, under 
supervision. Descriptive and inferential statistics are studied to facilitate the analysis of data. 



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Dean: L. Phil Hunt 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Holly Gadd 

Faculty: Holly Gadd, David Gerstle, L. Phil Hunt, Barbara James, Katie A. Lamb, 

Mary Ann Roberts 
Adjunct Faculty: Ina Longway 

Mission Statement 

Southern Adventist University's School of Nursing provides a learning environment 
that fosters personal and professional excellence in caring for individual, family, and 
community needs. 

The School of Nursing's graduate program is designed to provide opportunities for 
advanced practice and upward mobility within health care. The purpose of the graduate 
program is to provide an SD A Christian graduate nursing education for individuals who 
desire to serve the Seventh-day Adventist world church and local communities in 
advanced nursing roles. 

Programs Offered 

The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing with the following 
emphases: 

► Adult Nurse Practitioner 

► Family Nurse Practitioner 

► Nurse Educator 

The School of Nursing in collaboration with the School of Business and 
Management offers a dual degree: 

► Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) 

The School of Nursing offers an accelerated RN to MSN program for Registered 
Nurses with an Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing. The emphases include: 

► Adult Nurse Practitioner 

► Family Nurse Practitioner 

► Nurse Educator 

► Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING 

MSN Admission Requirements 

1 . Completed application to the School of Nursing. 

2. A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a recognized college or 
university with an accredited program. 

3. Current licensure as a registered nurse in Tennessee. 

4. Three hours in statistics, equivalent to MATH 215. 

5. A minimum of 1400 points as the end result of the application of the following 
formula: GRE score (Verbal and Quantitative sections) + (undergraduate GPA 
x 200). If the candidate has previously taken 12 or more graduate credits from 
another college or university, the graduate GPA may be substituted in the 
formula for the undergraduate GPA. 

6. Personal interview and two professional references. 



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7. One year of nursing experience after graduation or recommendations from 
nursing faculty. 

8. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 with testing 
within the past year. 

Admission to the Program: 

Full or part-time students may be admitted to the program during the Fall or Winter 
semesters. 

Application Process: 

1 . Submit completed SALT nursing graduate application and all required documents 
prior to Fall or Winter registration. 

2. Arrange for a personal interview with the graduate program coordinator prior to 
the application deadline. 

3. Provide proof of current Tennessee RN licensure, current immunization, and 
CPR certification. 

4. Complete essay of 250 words or less (see application). 

Time Limits: 

The program is arranged to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students. 
Normal progression through the program for the full-time student requires registration 
for 9 to 12 hours per semester. Normal progression for the part-time student requires 
registration for a minimum of one course per semester. Time permitted from 
enrollment in the program to conferring of the MSN degree may not exceed five years. 
Application for an extension will be considered on an individual basis. 

Residence: 

The last 30 semester hours must be taken through the Southern Adventist University 
School of Nursing. A maximum of six semester hours are allowed as transfer credit. 
Transfer courses must be taken at an accredited institution, carry grades of B or better, 
and be approved by the School of Nursing. 

MSN Graduation Requirements 

1 . Completed application to gradu ate, to be filed with the Records and Advisement 
office a minimum of two months prior to expected graduation date. 

2. Completion of the program with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no more than two 
courses with C grades. 

3. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination for the non-thesis 
option. 

4. Successful completion of NRSG 685 with a minimum of six credit hours or 
NRSG 675 with a minimum of four hours. 



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Courses for the Master of Science in Nursing 
The CORE courses are as follows: 



Courses 

NRSG 515 Theoretical Concepts of Nursing 
NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 
NRSG 525 Nursing Research: Design and Critique 
NRSG 530 Nursing Research: Methods and Application 
NRSG 535 Sociocultural Dimensions of Client Systems 
NRSG 540 Health Care Policy 
NRSG 675 Nursing Project 

OR 

NRSG 685 Thesis 



Credit 

2 
3 
3 
3 
2 
3 
4 



TOTAL 



20 

(22 thesis) 



One of the following emphases is to be selected: 
Emphasis in ADULT NURSE PRACTITIONER* 

Objectives: 

The Adult Nurse Practitioner program will prepare graduate nurses who: 

1. Provide advanced nursing care for individuals, families, and communities. 

2. Integrate theoretical knowledge as a guide for advanced practice. 

3. Promote wholistic Christ-centered care for individuals, families, 
communities. 

4. Contribute to nursing knowledge through active involvement in research. 

5. Influence health care policy and the future direction of nursing. 



and 



Courses 



Credit 



NRSG 615 
NRSG 617 
NRSG 620 
NRSG 625 
NRSG 635 
NRSG 640 
NRSG 645 
NRSG 650 
NRSG 655 

TOTAL 



Advanced Pharmacology 

Advanced Pathophysiology 

Family and Community Systems 

Advanced Physical Assessment 

Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 

Primary Care of Adults I 

Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 

Primary Care of Adults II 

Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 



3 
3 
3 
4 
2 
3 
4 
3 
4 

29 



Total Hours Required 



49 

(51 thesis) 



'"Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification 
examination. 



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Emphasis in FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER* 

Objectives: 

The Family Nurse Practitioner program will prepare graduate nurses who: 

1. Provide advanced nursing care for infants, children, adolescents, adults, 
families, and communities. 

2. Integrate theoretical knowledge as a guide for advanced practice. 

3. Promote wholistic Christ-centered care for infants, children, adolescents, adults, 
families, and communities. 

4. Contribute to nursing knowledge through active involvement in research. 

5. Influence health care policy and the future direction of nursing. 

Courses Credit 

NRSG615 Advanced Pharmacology 3 

NRSG617 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 620 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 625 Advanced Physical Assessment 4 

NRSG 635 Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 2 

NRSG 640 Primary Care of Adults I 3 

NRSG 645 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 4 

NRSG 650 Primary Care of Adults II 3 

NRSG 655 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 4 

NRSG 662 Primary Care of Children 3 

NRSG 663 Practicum: Primary Care of Children 2 

TOTAL 34 

Total Hours Required 54 

(56 thesis) 

"Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification 
examination 

Emphasis in NURSE EDUCATOR 

Objectives: 

The Nurse Educator program will prepare graduates who will: 

1. Demonstrate competency in curriculum development, classroom, and clinical 
education, evaluation, and use of instructional technology. 

2. Demonstrate expertise in a defined area of clinical interest. 

3. Utilize the process of scientific inquiry to validate and refine knowledge. 

4. Implement wholistic, Christ-centered education for students. 

5. Influence health care policy and the future direction of nursing. 

(See the School of Education and Psychology for EDCI/EDUC course descriptions) 

Courses Credit 

EDCI 535 Philosophy of Education 3 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 530_Technology and the Educator 2 

NRSG 591 Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 2 

NRSG 617_Advanced Pathophysiology 3 



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NRSG 620 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 626 Nursing Curriculum Design & Evaluation 4 

NRSG 628 Teaching Practicum 3 

NRSG 629 Clinical Education Practicum 1 

TOTAL 23 

Total Hours Required 43 

(45 thesis) 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING/ 
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Objectives: 

Graduates of the MSN/MBA program will: 

1. Demonstrate interdisciplinary expertise in nursing, business and health care 
administration. 

2. Develop a wholistic Christ-centered nursing and business philosophy related 
to the dynamic healthcare arena. 

3. Acquire a balance of nursing, administrative and business skills for service in 
positions of leadership and management. 

4. Contribute to nursing knowledge through active involvement in research. 

5. Influence health care policy and the future direction of nursing. 

Prerequisites for Admission 

The Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) 
is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in nursing and ability to 
demonstrate competency in healthcare management. Individuals with minimal or 
no business/management background may be required to demonstrate basic 
knowledge and/or skills in these areas. 

MSN/MBA Admission Requirements: 

1 . Completed applications to the School of Nursing and the School of Business 
and Management. 

2. A Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a college or university 
with an accredited nursing program. 

3. Current licensure as a registered nurse in Tennessee. 

4. Three hours in statistics, equivalent to MATH 215. 

5. A Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) taken within the past five 
years. Students will be admitted based on the following formula: GPA x 
200+GMAT= 1000. 

6. Applicants with less than a 3.00 grade point average or a combined 
GPA/GMAT score of less than 1000 may be admitted provisionally provided 
their combined score is above 850. 

7. One year of nursing experience after graduation or recommendations from 
nursing faculty. 

8. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600, with testing 
within the past year. 

9. Personal interview with the Graduate Program Coordinator and two 
professional references. 



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Admission to the Dual-degree Program: 

Full-time or part-time students may be admitted to the MBA program during the 
Fall, Winter, or Summer semesters and the MSN courses for the Fall or Winter 
semesters. Students may choose to take the MSN core courses and MBA courses at the 
same time or complete one program of study prior to entering the other. 

Time Limits: 

The programs are structured to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students. 
Normal progression through the dual-degree program for the full-time student requires 
registration for a minimum of 9 to 12 hours per semester. Normal progression for the 
part-time student requires registration for a minimum of one course per semester. Time 
permitted from enrollment in the dual-degree program to conferring of the MSN/MBA 
degrees may not exceed six years. Application for an extension will be considered on 
an individual basis. 

Residence: 

The last 30 semester hours must be taken through the Southern Adventist University 
School of Nursing and/or the School of Business and Management. A maximum of six 
semester hours are allowed as transfer credit. Transfer courses must be taken at an 
accredited institution, carry grades of B or better, and be approved by the School. 

MSN/MBA Graduation Requirements 

1. Completed application to graduate, to be filed with the Records and 
Advisement office a minimum of two months prior to expected graduation 
date. 

2. Completion of the dual-degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no 
more than two courses with C grades. 

3. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination for the non-thesis 
option. 

4. Successful completion of NRSG 685 with a minimum of six credit hours or 
NRSG 675 with a minimum of four hours. 

Courses for the Master of Science in Nursing/ 
Master in Business Administration 

The Nursing CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

NRSG 515 Theoretical Concepts of Nursing 2 

NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 

NRSG 525 Nursing Research: Design and Critique 3 

NRSG 530 Nursing Research: Methods and Application 3 

NRSG 535 Sociocultural Dimensions of Client Systems 2 

NRSG 540 Health Care Policy 3 

NRSG 675 Nursing Project 4 

OR 

NRSG 685 Thesis 6 

TOTAL 20 

(22 thesis) 



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The Business Administration CORE courses are as follows: 

(See the School of Business and Management for course descriptions) 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 3 

BUAD510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 

BUAD 520 Financial Management 3 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 3 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 3 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 3 

BUAD 560 Seminar in Entrepreneurship 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 

TOTAL 24 
Emphasis in HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION 

(See School of Business and Management for course descriptions) 

Required nursing emphasis course: 

NRSG 636 Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development 3 

Select nine (9) hours from the following courses 

HADM 505 Nutritional Assessment for Healthcare Professionals 3 

H ADM 5 1 The Fundamentals of Hosp itality 3 

HADM 520 Operations Management and the Clinical Professional 3 

HADM 530 Healthcare Administration 3 

HADM 540 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration 3 

HADM 550 Entrepreneurship and the Healthcare Professional 3 

HADM 560 Healthcare Finance 3 

HADM 585 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Professional 3 

LTCA 505 Psychology and Physiology of Aging 3 

LTCA510 Long Term Care Administration 3 

TOTAL 12 

Total Hours Required 56 

(58 thesis) 



ACCELERATED 
RN TO MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING 

The accelerated RN to MSN program allows the RN to move more quickly through 
the nursing requirements toward a professional career goal. In this program there is no 
BS graduation. Instead the student moves through a combination of BS and MSN 
course work and is awarded only a MSN degree at completion of all MSN requirements. 
Students choosing not to complete the accelerated RN to MSN program may receive the 
BS degree in nursing only by completing the regular BS program requirements (see 
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RN to MSN Admission Requirements: 

1 . Completed application to the School of Nursing. 

2. An Associate degree or diploma with a major in nursing from a recognized 
college or university with an accredited program. 

3. Current licensure as a registered nurse in Tennessee. 

4. Completion of all Southern Adventist University general education and cognate 
course requirements for the BS degree with a major in nursing, or an approved 
plan for concurrent completion of these requirements. 

5. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00. 

6. Personal interview and two professional references. 

7. One year of nursing experience after graduation or recommendations from 
nursing faculty. 

8. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600, with testing 
within the past year. 

Admission to the Program: 

Full-time or part-time students may be admitted to the program during the Fall or 
Winter semesters after completion of BS general education and cognate requirements. 

Application Process: 

1 . Submit completed S AU nursing graduate application and all required documents 
prior to Fall or Winter registration. 

2. Arrange for a personal interview with the graduate program coordinator prior to 
the application deadline. 

3. Provide proof of current Tennessee RN licensure, current immunization, and 
CPR certification. 

4. Complete essay of 250 words or less (see application). 

Time Limits: 

The program is arranged to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students. 
Normal progression through the program for the full-time student requires registration 
for a minimum of 9 to 12 hours per semester. Normal progression for the part-time 
student requires registration for a minimum of one course per semester. Time permitted 
from enrollment in the program to conferring of the MSN degrees may not exceed five 
years. Application for an extension will be considered on an individual basis. 

Residence: 

The last 30 semester hours must be taken through Southern Adventist University 
School of Nursing. A maximum of six semester hours are allowed as transfer credit. 
Transfer courses must be taken at an accredited institution, carry grades of B or better, 
and be approved by the School. 

Accelerated RN to MSN Graduation Requirements 

1 . Completed application to graduate, to be filed with the Records and Advisement 
office a minimum of two months prior to expected graduation date. 

2. Completion of the program with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no more than two 
courses with C grades. 

3. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination for the non-thesis 
option. 

4. Successful completion of NRSG 685 with a minimum of six credit hours or 
NRSG 675 with a minimum of four hours. 



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Substitutions for BS to MSN 

BS level courses: 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

*NRSG 328 Nursing Assessment 3 

Substitute NRSG 625, Advanced Assessment 

NRSG 340 Community Health Nursing 5 

*NRSG 389 Nursing Pharmacology 3 

Substitute NRSG 6 15, Advanced Pharmacology 

**NRSG 435 Pathophysiology 4 

Substitute NRSG 6 17, Advanced Pathophysiology 

***NRSG 485 Nursing Leadership and Management 3 

Substitute NRSG 636, Advanced Nursing Leadership & Role Development 

****NRSG490 Complex Nursing 2 

Substitute MSN emphasis course 

****NRSG491 Senior Nursing Practicum 3 

Substitute MSN emphasis course 

****NRSG 497 Research Methods in Nursing 3 

Substitute NRSG 5 25, N ursing R e se arch :D e sig n &. Critique and 
NRSG 530, Nursing Research: Methods & Application 

****NRSG Nursing Electives 2 

Substitute MSN emphasis course 

*= Adult Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner emphases only 
**=Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Educator 
emphases only 
***=MSN/MBA only 
****=A11 emphases (Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse 
Educator, and MSN/MBA) 



Courses for Accelerated RN to Master of Science in Nursing 
The Nursing CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

NRSG 515 Theoretical Concepts of Nursing 2 

NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 

NRSG 525 Nursing Research: Design and Critique 3 

NRSG 530 Nursing Research: Methods and Application 3 

NRSG 535 Sociocultural Dimensions of Client Systems 2 

NRSG 540 Health Care Policy 3 

NRSG 675 Nursing Project 4 

OR 

NRSG 685 Thesis 6 

TOTAL 20 

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One of the following emphases is to be selected: 

Emphasis in ADULT NURSE PRACTITIONER (accelerated option)* 

Objectives: 

The Adult Nurse Practitioner program will prepare graduate nurses who: 

1. Provide advanced nursing care for individuals, families, and communities. 

2. Integrate theoretical knowledge as a guide for advanced practice. 

3. Promote wholistic Christ-centered care for individuals, families, and 
communities. 

4. Contribute to nursing knowledge through active involvement in research. 

5. Influence health care policy and the future direction of nursing. 

MSN Core 20-22 

Emphasis courses: 

BS level nursing courses: Credit 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

NRSG 340 Community Health 5 

NRSG 485 Nursing Leadership and Management 3 

Master level nursing courses: 

NRSG 615 Advanced Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 617 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 620 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 625 Advanced Physical Assessment 4 

NRSG 635 Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 2 

NRSG 640 Primary Care of Adults I 3 

NRSG 645 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 4 

NRSG 650 Primary Care of Adults II 3 

NRSG 655 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 4 

TOTAL 40 

Total Hours Required in Major 60 

(Excluding general education and cognates) (62 thesis) 

*Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification 
examination. 



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Emphasis in FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER (accelerated option)* 

Objectives: 

The Family Nurse Practitioner program will prepare graduate nurses who: 

1. Provide advanced nursing care for infants, children, adolescents, adults, 
families, and communities. 

2. Integrate theoretical knowledge as a guide for advanced practice. 

3. Promote wholistic Christ-centered care for infants, children, adolescents, adults, 
families, and communities. 

4. Contribute to nursing knowledge through active involvement in research. 

5. Influence health care policy and the future direction of nursing. 

MSN Core 20-22 

Emphasis courses: 

BS level nursing courses: Credit 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

NRSG 340 Community Health Nursing 5 

NRSG 485 Nursing Leadership and Management 3 

Master level nursing courses: 

NRSG 615 Advanced Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 617 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 620 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 625 Advanced Physical Assessment 4 

NRSG 635 Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 2 

NRSG 640 Primary Care of Adults I 3 

NRSG 645 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 4 

NRSG 650 Primary Care of Adults II 3 

NRSG 655 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 4 

NRSG 662 Primary Care of Children 3 

NRSG 663 Practicum: Primary Care of Children 2 

TOTAL 45 

Total Hours Required in Major 65 

(Excluding general education and cognates) (67 thesis) 

*Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification 
examination. 

Emphasis in NURSE EDUCATOR (accelerated option) 
Objectives: 

The Nurse Educator program will prepare graduates who will: 

1. Demonstrate competency in curriculum development, classroom, and clinical 
education, evaluation, and use of instructional technology. 

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3. Utilize the process of scientific inquiry to validate and refine knowledge. 

4. Implement wholistic, Christ-centered education for students. 

5. Influence health care policy and the future direction of nursing. 

MSN Core 20-22 
Emphasis courses: 

(See the School of Education and Psychology for EDCI/EDUC course descriptions) 

BS level nursing courses: Credit 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

NRSG 328 Nursing Assessment 3 

NRSG 340 Community Health Nursing 5 

NRSG 389 Nursing Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 485 Nursing Leadership and Management 3 
Master level courses: 

EDCI 535 Philosophy of Education 3 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 530 Technology and the Educator 2 

NRSG 591 Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 2 

NRSG 617 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 620 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 626 Nursing Curriculum Design & Evaluation 4 

NRSG 628 Teaching Practicum 3 

NRSG 629 Clinical Education Practicum 1 

TOTAL 40 

Total Hours Required 60 

(62 thesis) 



ACCELERATED 
RN TO MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING/ 
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Objectives: 

Graduates of the RN to MSN/MBA program will: 

1. Demonstrate interdisciplinary expertise in nursing, business and healthcare 
administration. 

2. Develop a wholistic Christ-centered nursing and business philosophy related to 
the dynamic healthcare arena. 

3. Acquire a balance of nursing, administrative and business skills for service in 
positions of leadership and management. 

4. Contribute to nursing knowledge through active involvement in research. 

5. Influence healthcare policy and the future direction of nursing. 



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Prerequisites for Admission 

The accelerated RN to Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business 
Administration (MSN/MBA) is designed for Registered Nurse students with the 
ability to demonstrate competency in healthcare management. Individuals with 
minimal or no business/management background may be required to demonstrate 
basic knowledge and/or skills in these areas. The accelerated RN to MSN/MBA 
program allows the RN to move more quickly through the nursing requirements 
toward a professional career goal. In this program there is no BS graduation. 
Instead the student moves through a combination of BS, MSN and MBA course 
work and is awarded both the MSN and MBA degrees at completion of all BS and 
MSN/MBA program requirements. Students choosing not to complete the 
accelerated RN to MSN/MBA program may receive the BS degree in nursing only 
by completing the regular BS program requirements (see Undergraduate Catalog). 

RN to MSN/MBA Admission Requirements: 

1. Completed applications to the School of Nursing and the School of Business 
and Management. 

2. An Associate degree or diploma with a major in nursing from a college or 
university with an accredited nursing program. 

3. Current licensure as a registered nurse in Tennessee. 

4. Completion of all Southern Adventist University general education and cognate 
course requirements for the BS degree with a major in nursing. 

5. A Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) taken within the past five 
years. Students will be admitted based on the following formula: GPA x 
200+GMAT = 1000. 

6. Applicants with less than a 3.00 grade point average or a combined GPA/GM AT 
score of less than 1000 may be admitted provisionally provided their combined 
score is above 850. 

7. One year of nursing experience after graduation or recommendations from 
nursing faculty. 

8. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600, with testing 
within the past year. 

9. Personal interview with the Graduate Program Coordinator and two professional 
references. 

Admission to the Dual-degree Program: 

Full-time or part-time students may be admitted to the MBA program during the 
Fall, Winter, or Summer semesters and the MSN courses for the Fall or Winter 
semesters after completion of the BS general education and cognate courses. Students 
may choose to take the MSN core courses and MBA courses at the same time or 
complete one program of study prior to entering the other. 

Time Limits: 

The programs are structured to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students. 
Normal progression through the dual-degree program for the full-time student requires 
registration for a minimum of 9 to 12 hours per semester. Normal progression for the 
part-time student requires registration for a minimum of one course per semester. Time 
permitted from enrollment in the accelerated dual-degree program to conferring of the 
MSN/MBA degrees may not exceed six years. Application for an extension will be 
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Residence: 

The last 30 semester hours must be taken through the Southern Adventist Univeristy 
School of Nursing and/or the School of Business and Management. A maximum of six 
semester hours are allowed as transfer credit. Transfer courses must be taken at an 
accredited institution, carry grades of B or better, and be approved by the School. 

MSN/MBA Graduation Requirements 

1 . Completed application to graduate, to be filed with the Records and Advisement 
office a minimum of two months prior to expected graduation date. 

2. Completion of the dual-degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no 
more than two courses with C grades. 

3. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination for the non-thesis 
option. 

4. Successful completion of NRSG 685 with a minimum of six credit hours or 
NRSG 675 with a minimum of four hours. 



Courses for Accelerated 
RN to Master of Science in Nursing/ 
Master of Business Administration 

BS level nursing courses: Credit 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

NRSG 328 Nursing Assessment 3 

NRSG 340 Community Health Nursing 5 

NRSG 389 Nursing Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 435 Pathophysiology 4 

TOTAL 18 

The Master of Science in Nursing CORE courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

NRSG 515 Theoretical Concepts of Nursing 2 

NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 

NRSG 525 Nursing Research: Design and Critique 3 

NRSG 530 Nursing Research: Methods and Application 3 

NRSG 535 Sociocultural Dimensions of Client Systems 2 

NRSG 540 Health Care Policy 3 

NRSG 675 Nursing Project 4 

OR 

NRSG 685 Thesis 6 

TOTAL 20 

(22 thesis) 



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The Business Administration CORE courses are as follows: 

(See the School of Business and Management for course descriptions) 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 3 

BUAD510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 

BUAD 520 Financial Management 3 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 3 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 3 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 3 

BUAD 560 Seminar in Entrepreneurship 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 

TOTAL 24 



Emphasis in HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION 

(See School of Business and Management for course descriptions) 

Required nursing emphasis course: 

NRSG 636 Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development 3 

Select nine (9) hours from the following courses 

HADM 505 Nutritional Assessment for Healthcare Professionals 3 

H ADM 5 1 The Fundamentals of Hosp itality 3 

HADM 520 Operations Management and the Clinical Professional 3 

HADM 530 Healthcare Administration 3 

HADM 540 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration 3 

HADM 550 Entrepreneurship and the Healthcare Professional 3 

HADM 560 Healthcare Finance 3 

HADM 585 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Professional 3 

LTCA 505 Psychology and Physiology of Aging 3 

LTCA510 Long Term Care Administration 3 

TOTAL 12 

Total Hours Required in Majors 74 
(Excluding general education and cognates) (76 thesis) 



Master of Science in Nursing Core Courses 

NRSG 515. Theoretical Concepts of Nursing 2 hours 

Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
A survey of the theories and concepts of nursing science as applied to the increase in substantive 
nursing knowledge. A wholistic Christian perspective is taken on major issues involved in the 
development of nursing knowledge. Critique of theory is applied to the Neuman Systems Model 
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NRSG 520. Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
Focuses on assisting clients in retaining, attaining, and maintaining optimal health through 
management of stressors across the five variables of the client system. Change theory, nursing 
theory, and health education and promotion principles are used to design and evaluate interventions 
that enhance client's flexible line of defense. 

NRSG 525. Nursing Research: Design and Critique 3 hours 

Pre- or co-requisites: Basic statistics course equivalent to MATH 215 and NRSG 515. 
Examination of the fundamental elements of quantitative and qualitative research designs utilized 
to address nursing research questions related to stressors and their impact on equilibrium in client 
and nursing systems. Application of descriptive statistics and an introduction to inferential 
statistics are included. Evaluation and critique of existing research is emphasized. Development 
of an area of research interest and related research questions are achieved through a review of 
literature. Assumes basic computer skills. 

NRSG 530. Nursing Research: Methods and Application 3 hours 

Prerequisite: NRSG 525. 

Examination and application of research methods, using quantitative and qualitative research 
designs, leading to the development of a research proposal. Emphasis is placed on ethical data 
collection, management and analysis, rigor, and sampling in investigating research questions in 
client and nursing systems. Application of inferential statistics is included. 

NRSG 535. Sociocultural Dimensions of Client Systems 2 hours 

Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
Identification and analysis of sociocultural variables affecting individual and aggregate client 
systems. Explores the respective values, ethical issues, attitudes, and behaviors of various 
sociocultural groups and the responsibilities of advance practice nurses in response to these 
variances. 

NRSG 540. Health Care Policy 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of dean or program coordinator. 

Examines health care policy issues affecting nursing education, administration, advanced clinical 

practice, clients, and client systems. Includes an overview of health care policy in the public and 
private sectors and provides the student with essential skills to understand and influence current 
health care policy formation as it relates to areas of interest for nurses such as clinical practice, 
health promotion and disease prevention and intervention at the primary, secondary, and tertiary 
levels. 

NRSG 660. Supervised Research 3 hours 

Prerequisites: Senior status and permission of dean or program coordinator. 

Participation in a faculty research study including assigned experiences at various steps of the 

research process, culminating in a scholarly paper appropriate for professional publication and/or 

presentation. 

NRSG 675. Nursing Project 1-4 hours 

Prerequisites: Senior status and permission of the dean or the program coordinator. 
The student addresses a practice problem, issue, or need within his or her area of emphasis by 
writing a proposal and carrying out activities directed to solving the problem, resolving the issue, 
or meeting the need. The project may involve research, producing a product, or instituting change 
in a practice setting, or any combination of these three. The student is supervised by a faculty 
mentor. The project should lead to a scholarly paper, a presentation, an implementation, a product 
usable by others, or a publishable manuscript. 



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NRSG 685. Thesis 1-6 hours 

Prerequisites: NRSG 605, senior status, and permission of program coordinator. 
Student designed research under the supervision of a faculty committee culminating in a master 
thesis. May be repeated up to six hours total. May not register for more than a total of four hours 
per semester. 

Adult Nurse Practitioner Courses 

NRSG 615. Advanced Pharmacology 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of core courses or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
Focuses on the appropriate clinical use of medications in the maintenance and strengthening of the 
client system's lines of resistance and defense. Emphasis isplaced on therapeutic prescription/use 
of medications in common recurrent health problems. 

NRSG 617. Advanced Pathophysiology 3 hours 

A study of alterations in physiologic systems frequently encountered inprimary care, with in-depth 
analysis of risk factors, pathophysologic changes, and associated clusters of signs/symptoms. 
Pathophysiologic theories and research are presented as a basis for advanced practice. 

NRSG 620. Family and Community Systems 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of core courses or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
Perspectives of family composition, development and growth that influence the well-being of the 
client in the framework of the community. Methods in assessment of family structure, dynamics, 
performance, epidemiology, and strengths/weaknesses furnish the basis for developing approaches 
for primary, secondary and tertiary interventions and improvement of family functions. 

NRSG 625. Advanced Physical Assessment 4 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of core courses or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
In-depth focus on history taking and assessment of the five variables of the client system. Builds 
on basic assessment skills through didactic and clinical applications. Includes a minimum of 125 
hours clinical practice. 

NRSG 635. Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 2 hours 

Development of practical skills necessary to function as an advanced healthcare practitioner in a 
primary care setting. The skills will include, but are not limited to: obtaining and interpreting EKG 
readings, analyzing radiologic films, procedures and wound management and interpreting 
laboratory data. 

NRSG 640. Primary Care of Adults I 3 hours 

Prerequisites: NRSG 615, 617, 620, 625, 635. 

Primary care course emphasizing health promotion and prevention in the adult client. Concepts 

of pathophysiology, epidemiology, pharmacology and physical assessment are integrated 

throughout as common and chronic health problems and stressors are assessed. Differential and 

actual diagnosis are determined and management plans are formulated and appropriately 

documented. 

NRSG 645. Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 4 hours 

Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 640. 

Clinical practicum in the differential diagnosis and management of common and chronic adult 
health problems. Precepted by nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers. Includes a 
minimum of 240 hours of clinical practice. 



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NRSG 650. Primary Care of Adults II 3 hours 

Pre- or co-requisites: NRSG 640, 645. 

A continuation of Primary Care of Adults I. Provides for additional development and refinement 
of assessment, diagnostic, and management skills related to the care of adults with common, acute, 
and chronic health problems. 

NRSG 655. Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 4 hours 

Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 650. 

A continuation of clinical practicum with emphasis on the differential diagnosis and management 
of the more intensive common, acute, and chronic adult health problems. Precepted by nurse 
practitioners and other healthcare providers. Includes a minimum of 240 hours of clinical practice. 

Family Nurse Practitioner Courses 

NRSG 662. Primary Care of Children 3 hours 

Pre- or co-requisites: NRSG 615, 617, 620, 625 

Theoretical concepts in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in infants, children, and 
adolescents including the assessment, health promotion, diagnosis, and therapeutic management 
of common acute and chronic health problems. Emphasis is placed on developmental needs and 
the pathophysiologic stressors as well as the impact of the family on the health of the child. 

NRSG 663. Practicum: Primary Care of Children 2 hours 

Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 662 

Clinical practicum that promotes application of theoretical concepts and development of skills in 
primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in infants, children, and adolescents including the 
diagnosis and therapeutic management of common acute and chronic health problems. Includes 
a minimum of 120 hours of clinical practice. 

Nurse Educator Courses 



NRSG 591. Practicum : Area of Clinical Emphasis 2 hours 

An individualized clinical practicum in the specific area of clinical emphasis chosen by the student 
designed to foster growth in clinical expertise and enrich the nurse educator role. Ninety clock 
hours of practice. 

NRSG 626. Nursing Curriculum Design and Evaluation 4 hours 

A study of curriculum development, design, implementation, and evaluation in nursing education. 
Theories and models for curriculum design and evaluation are examined. The Neuman Systems 
Model and selected educational and nursing theories are evaluated for usefulness and 
implementation into the nursing classroom situation. Curricular strategies and evaluation methods 
that address the affective, cognitive, and psychomotor domains of learning within classroom and 
clinical settings are analyzed. Test design, construction, blue printing, and analysis are included. 

NRSG 628. Teaching Practicum 3 hours 

A capstone course that provides a setting for practice of the nurse educator role. Opportunity will 
be provided for the student to integrate theories such as the Neuman Systems Model, concepts, 
strategies, and technical innovations in the classroom . One hour theory, two hours clinical (90 
clock hours). 

NRSG 629. Clinical Education Practicum 1 hour 

Provides opportunity to apply educational strategies with students of nursing in the clinical area 
of choice. Includes 60 hours of clinical practice. 



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Master of Science in Nursing Courses 

NRSG 500. Individual Study and Clinical Practice 1-3 hours 

Prerequisite: Permission of dean or program coordinator. 

Particularly designed to make-up deficiencies in a student's undergraduate program. Hours do not 

count towards MSN degree. This class is designed to make up deficiencies in a student's 
undergraduate preparation and is not applicable to the graduate degree program. 

NRSG 505. Directed Study and Research 1-3 hours 

Prerequisite: Permission of dean or program coordinator. 

Directed study and/or research in nursing designed to meet the needs of the individual student. 

NRSG 565. Graduate Studies - Topics in Nursing 1-3 hours 

Prerequisite: Permission of dean or program coordinator. 

Selected topics designed to meet the needs or interests of students in specialty areas of nursing not 

covered in regular courses. This course may be repeated for credit. 

NRSG 636. Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Permission of program coordinator. 

This course is cross-listed with RADM 536 in the School of Business and Management 
Examines the role of the nurse executive or manager within the managed care system through 
analyses of selected leadership, management, and nursing theories. The concepts derived from 
these analyses are applied to the various role functions (leader, strategic planner, organizer, 
facilitator, evaluator). Leadership principles, continuous quality improvement, human resources 
management, negotiation skills, marketing, and strategic planning are emphasized. The learner will 
complete a project focusing on one of the roles of the nurse leader under supervision of the course 
professor and a preceptor in a mid- to top-level administrative position at a health care facility. 



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School of Religion 



Dean: Ron E. M. Clouzet 

Faculty: Ron E. M. Clouzet, A. Ganoune Diop, Michael G. Hasel, 

J. Douglas Jacobs, Jud Lake, Donn W. Leatherman, Carlos G. Martin, 

Philip G. Samaan 
Research Faculty: Norman Gulley 
Adjunct Faculty: Gordon Bietz, Jack J. Blanco, Derek Morris, Louis Venden 

The mission of the School of Religion is to equip students to carry out the global 
mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church more effectively. 

The Master of Arts programs in Homiletics, Evangelism, Church Leadership and 
Management, Religious Education, and Religious Studies are designed to provide 
quality education in preaching, church leadership, outreach, teaching, religion, and lay 
ministry. The purpose of these programs is to enhance the ability of students to serve 
a culturally diverse church and society from a biblical perspective and to deepen each 
student's personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Programs Offered 

Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) with the following three concentrations: 

► Homiletics 

► Evangelism 

► Church Leadership and Management 
Master of Arts in Religious Education (MARE) 

► Religious Education 

Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS) 

► Religious Studies 

Courses for the Master of Arts Degree 

The curriculum of the Master of Arts consists of a minimum of 36 semester credit 
hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. Electives must be approved by the School of 
Religion. A maximum of six (6) semester hours of transfer credit are allowed from 
other institutions. All degree requirements must be completed within seven years from 
first enrollment. Most courses will be available as class intensives during the summer. 

Guidelines for Intensives 

1. Students must receive permission to take classes before registering for their 
first course. 

2. Students can only take up to 12 hours of course work before completing all 
prerequisites for admission and being formally accepted in the MA program. 

3. Students should expect pre-session assignments for graduate intensives. 
Typical pre-session assignments include 1000-1500 pages of reading, 
depending on other pre-session assignments. 

4. Pre-session assignments are due the first day of the intensive. Only 
assignments handed in on time will receive full credit. There will be no credit 
for pre-session assignments that are handed in following the completion of the 
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5. Post-session assignments give the student opportunity to apply information 
learned during the intensive to the local ministry context for further research 
on the subject. These will be due five months after the session is over. Late 
work may not be accepted for credit after the due date. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGION 
Prerequisites for Admission 

In addition to the general application and application fee requirements for graduate 
study, the candidate will comply with the following requirements: 

1 . Two recommendations. If the applicant works for the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church, a recommendation from the applicant's employing organization is 
required. 

2. If applicable, a record of denominational employment indicating the places and 
dates of service, and the capacity in which the applicant was employed. 

3. Completion of 16 Personality Factor Profile concurrently with the first course 
taken in residence at Southern Adventist University or submit results from a 
16PF taken within the year preceding registration for the first course. 

4. Upon request, the student will need to take the Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE) and submit a score based on the entrance criteria of GPA x 200 and 
GRE for a minimum of 1400. Provisional acceptance is between 1300 and 
1400. 

5. Presentation of an official transcript from an accredited bachelor's degree. 
Other prerequisites may apply to the specific emphases. 

6. A non-refundable commitment deposit of $ 100 per class, applicable to tuition. 

7. Upon request, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based)/250 (computer- 
based), for students for whom English is not the first language. 

8. International graduate students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 599 will 
be required to study English as a Second Language (ESL). If they maintain 
ESLgradesofB orabovefortwo semesters or when their TOEFL scores reach 
600, they will be permitted to take a full course-load of graduate classes. 

Emphasis in HOMILETICS 

This emphasis is not intended for basic theological training but as graduate 
education in a specific field for the professional development of pastors. 

Objectives: 

1 . To enhance skills in the preparation and delivery of sermons. 

2. To introduce new methods of homiletical speech. 

3. To increase the ability to exegete the Bible in harmony with principles of 
biblical hermeneutics. 

4. To broaden biblical and theological knowledge for richer biblical messages. 

5. To develop analytical thinking skills. 

Additional Prerequisites for Admission: 

1 . A minimum of six years of pastoral experience or as approved for admission 
by the School of Religion. 

2. Presentation of an official transcript from an accredited bachelor's degree 
indicating successful completion of: (a) at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter 



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hours) in religion; (b) at least one year of a biblical language, and ©) at least 
three semester hours of homiletics. Persons who entered the ministry later in 
life may be granted special consideration with regard to the above 
prerequisites. 

Graduation Requirements: 

A candidate must: 

1 . Complete an application to graduate, which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and no 
more than two courses with C grades. 

3. Pass a written or oral comprehensive exam designed by the faculty of the 
School. 

The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Homiletics courses (9): 

RELP501 Advanced Preaching Methods OR 3 

RELP 508 Expository Preaching 

RELP 524 Evangelistic Preaching OR 3 

RELP 591 Preaching Practicum 

RELP 561 Preaching to the Secular Mind OR 3 

RELP 569 Sermon Designs for Biblical Preaching 

Homiletics Exegesis course (3): 

RELB 541 Preaching from the Old Testament Text OR 3 

RELB 551 Preaching from the New Testament Text 

Foundational Biblical course (3): 

RELB 540 Old Testament Themes OR 3 

RELB 550 New Testament Themes 

Ministry courses (6): 

RELP 521 Time and Life Management OR 3 

RELT 520 Spirituality in Ministry 

RELP 532 Principles and Strategies for Church Growth OR 3 

RELT 57 1 Renewal and Mission of the Church 

Research course (3): 

RELG 600 Research Methods and Writing 3 

TOTAL 24 

ELECTIVES: Select twelve (12) semester hours from graduate courses offered by 
the following: 

Select six (6) hours from the School of Religion 6 

Select six (6) hours from the School of Religion, the School of 
Education and Psychology, or the School of Business and Management 6 

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Emphasis in EVANGELISM 

1. To enhance skills in personal soul winning and public evangelism. 

2. To introduce new methods of evangelism and mission outreach for a rapidly 
changing, post-modern society in North America and the world. 

3. To increase the ability to exegete the Bible in harmony with principles of 
biblical hermeneutics. 

4. To communicate the gospel in the context of the Three Angels' Message of 
Revelation 14. 

5. To develop skills for societal analysis and interpersonal interaction. 

Additional Prerequisites for Admission: 

1. A written list of church offices which the applicant has held (e.g.; elder, 
deaconess, Sabbath School teacher, etc.) and outreach activities in which the 
applicant has engaged (e.g.: conducted Bible studies, work in Revelation 
seminars, assisted with Health Education seminars). 

2. Presentation of an official transcript from an accredited bachelor's degree 
program indicating successful completion of: (a) at least 12 semester hours in 
biblical and theological studies (18 quarter hours); (b) at least one introductory 
course in biblical preaching. Students lacking preaching credits must take 
RELP 40 1 , Fundamentals of Biblical Preaching or an equivalent course to meet 
the necessary requirement. 

Graduation Requirements: 

A candidate must: 

1 . Comp lete an application to graduate, which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and no 
more than two courses with C grades. 

3. Pass a written or oral comprehensive exam designed by the faculty of the 
School. 

The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Evangelism courses (9): 

RELP 532 Principles and Strategies for Church Growth OR 3 

RELP 537 Church Planting Strategies 

RELP 534 Personal Soul- Winning Skills OR 3 

RELP 542 Urban Ministry and Evangelism 

RELT 552 Theology of Mission and Evangelism OR 3 

RELT 568 World Religions 

Evangelistic Preaching course (3): 

RELP 524 Evangelistic Preaching OR 3 

RELP 591 Preaching Practicum 



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Biblical courses (9): 

RELB 540 Old Testament Themes OR 3 

RELB 550 New Testament Themes 

RELB 555 Studies in Daniel OR 3 

RELB 556 Studies in Revelation 

RELB 553 Studies in Romans OR 3 

RELT 546 Doctrine of Salvation 

Research course (3): 

RELG 600 Research Methods and Writing 3 

TOTAL 24 

ELECTIVES: Select twelve (12) semester hours from graduate courses offered by the 

following: 

Select six (6) hours from the School of Religion 6 

Select six (6) hours from the School of Religion or the 

School of Education and Psychology 6 

Total Hours Required for Evangelism Emphasis 36 



Emphasis in CHURCH LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 

(Joint degree between the School of Religion and the School of Business and Management) 

This emphasis is not intended for basic theological training but as graduate 
education in a specific field for the professional development of pastors. 

Objectives: 

1. To develop a sound Christian leadership philosophy. 

2. To provide a broad knowledge of leadership and management theory skills. 

3. To provide the student with quality training required for new responsibilities 
in the church and ministry. 

Additional Prerequisites for Admission: 

1. A minimum of six years of pastoral experience or as approved for admission 
by the School of Religion. 

2. Presentation of an official transcript from an accredited bachelor's degree 
program indicating successful completion of: (a) at least 12 semester hours in 
biblical and theological studies (18 quarter hours) ; (b) at least one intro ductory 
course in biblical preaching. Students lacking preaching credits must take 
RELP 401, Fundamentals of Biblical Preaching, or an equivalent course to 
meet the necessary requirement. 

Graduation Requirements: 

A candidate must: 

1 . Complete an application to graduate, which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and no 
more than two courses with C grades. 



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3. Pass a written or oral comprehensive exam designed by the faculty of the 
School. 

The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Ministry courses (12): 

RELP 513 Effective Church Leadership 3 

RELP 521 Time and Life Management 3 

RELT 520 Spirituality in Ministry 3 

RELP 515 Equipping Laity for Ministry OR 3 
RELT 581 Biblical Ethics and Contemporary Society 

Management courses (9): 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 3 

BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change OR 3 

ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 

Research course (3): 

RELG 600 Research Methods and Writing 3 

TOTAL 24 

ELECTIVES: Select twelve (12) semester hours from graduate courses offered by the 

following: 

Select six (6) hours from the School of Religion 6 

Select six (6) hours from the School of Religion or the 

School of Business and Management 6 

Total Hours Required for Church Leadership and Management Emphasis 36 



MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

(Joint degree between the School of Religion and the School of Education and Psychology) 

Prerequisites for Admission 

In addition to the general application and application fee requirements for graduate 
study, the candidate will comply with the following requirements: 

1. Two recommendations. If the applicant works for the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church, a recommendation from the applicant's employing organization is 
required. 

2. If applicable, a record of denominational employment indicating the places and 
dates of service, and the capacity in which the applicant was employed. 

3. Completion of 16 Personality Factor Profile concurrently with the first course 
taken in residence at Southern Adventist University or submit results from a 
16PF taken within the year preceding registration for the first course. 

4. Upon request, the student will need to take the Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE) and submit a score based on the entrance criteria of GPA x 200 andGRE 
for a minimum of 1400. Provisional acceptance is between 1300 and 1400. 

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6. A non-refundable commitment deposit of $100 per class, applicable to tuition. 

7. Upon request, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based)/250 (computer- 
based), for students for whom English is not the first language. 

8. International graduate students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 599 will 
be required to study English as a Second Language (ESL). If they maintain ESL 
grades of B or above for two semesters or when their TOEFL scores reach 600, 
they will be permitted to take a full course-load of graduate classes. 

Objectives: 

1 . To develop a biblical philosophy of education. 

2. To broaden the knowledge base in religion and education. 

3. To enhance competency in teaching and preaching. 

4. To develop analytical thinking skills. 

5. To consider and evaluate new theological and educational trends. 

Additional Prerequisites for Admission: 

1 . A record of educational ministry and other ministries indicating the places and 
dates of service, and the capacity in which the applicant was employed. 

2. Presentation of an official transcript from an accredited bachelor's degree 
program with 12 hours of undergraduate religion courses and teaching 
certification. 

Graduation Requirements: 

A candidate must: 

1 . Complete an application to graduate, which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and no more 
than two courses with C grades. 

3. Pass a written or oral comprehensive exam designed by the faculty of the School 
of Religion. 

The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Biblical courses (6): 

RELB 540 Old Testament Themes OR 3 

RELB 555 Studies in Daniel 

RELB 550 New Testament Themes OR 3 

RELB 556 Studies in Revelation 

Theological courses (6): 

RELT 531 Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation 3 

RELT 581 Biblical Ethics in Contemporary Society 3 

Ministry courses (6): 

RELP 521 Time and Life Management 3 

RELT 520 Spirituality in Ministry 3 

Research course (3): 

RELG 600 Research Methods and Writing 3 

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ELECTIVES: Select fifteen (15) semester hours from the graduate courses offered 
by the following: 

Select three (3) hours from the School of Religion 3 

Select twelve (12) hours from the School of Education and Psychology 12 

EDAD 524 Foundations of Educational Administration 3 

EDCI 535 Philosophy of Education 3 

EDCI 546 Improving Instruction 3 
EDIE 512 Counseling and Psychology of Exceptional Individuals and 

Their Families 3 

EDOE 543 Outdoor Ministries for Teachers and Youth Leaders 2 

EDOE 593 Adventure-based Counseling 2 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 541 Principles of Counseling 3 

PSYC 550 Psychology of the Religious Experience 3 

PSYC 560 Multiculturalism Seminar 2 

Total Hours Required for Religious Education 36 



MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES 
Prerequisites for Admission 

In addition to the general application and application fee requirements for graduate 
study, the candidate will comply with the following requirements: 

1. Two recommendations. If the applicant works for the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church, a recommendation from the applicant's employing organization is 
required. 

2. If applicable, a record of denominational employment indicating the places and 
dates of service, and the capacity in which the applicant was employed. 

3. Completion of 16 Personality Factor Profile concurrently with the first course 
taken in residence at Southern Adventist University or submit results from a 
16PF taken within the year preceding registration for the first course. 

4. Upon request, the student will need to take the Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE) and subm it a score based on the entrance criteria of GPA x 200 and GRE 
for a minimum of 1400. Provisional acceptance is between 1300 and 1400. 

5. Presentation of an official transcript from an accredited bachelor's degree. 

6. A non-refundable commitment deposit of $100 per class, applicable to tuition. 

7. Upon request, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based)/250 (computer- 
based), for students for whom English is not the first language. 

8. International graduate students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 599 will 
be required to study English as a Second Language (ESL). If they maintain ESL 
grades of B or above for two semesters or when their TOEFL scores reach 600, 
they will be permitted to take a full course-load of graduate classes. 



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Objectives: 

1 . To acquire knowledge for further academic training in religion. 

2. To provide resources for developing and implementing a biblical philosophy of 
life. 

3. To establish a sound theological foundation for Christian faith and practice. 

4. To introduce sound methods for effective Christian service. 

Additional Prerequisites for Admission: 

1. A written list of church offices which the applicant has held (e.g., elder, 
deaconess, Sabbath School teacher, etc.) and church activities in which the 
applicant has engaged (e.g., conducted Bible studies, work in Revelation 
seminars, assisted with Health Education seminars). 

2. Presentation of an official transcript from an accredited bachelor's degree 
program with 12 hours of undergraduate religion courses. 

Graduation Requirements: 

A candidate must: 

1 . Complete an application to graduate, which must be filed with the Records and 
Advisement Office two months prior to the anticipated graduation date. 

2. Complete the program with a minimum grade point average of 3 .00 and no more 
than two courses with C grades. 

3. Pass a written or oral comprehensive exam designed by the faculty of the 
School. 

The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Theological courses (9): 

RELT 520 Spirituality in Ministry 3 

RELT531 Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation 3 

RELT 581 Biblical Ethics and Contemporary Society 3 

Biblical courses (6): 

RELB 540 Old Testament Themes OR 3 

RELB 555 Studies in Daniel 

RELB 550 New Testament Themes OR 3 

RELB 556 Studies in Revelation 

Professional course from the following (3): 

RELP515 Equipping Laity for Ministry OR 3 

RELP 534 Personal Soul- Winning Skills OR 

RELP 542 Urban Ministry and Evangelism 

Research course (3): 

RELG 600 Research Methods and Writing 3 

TOTAL 21 



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ELECTIVES: Select fifteen (15) semester hours from the graduate courses offered by 
the following: 

Select three (3) hours from the School of Religion 3 

Select twelve (12) hours from the School of Religion or the School of 12 

Education and Psychology and/or the School of Business and Management 

as indicated below 

BEXM 530 Management of Critical Resources 3 

BEXM 585 Contemporary Issues in Management 3 

BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 3 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 3 

EDAD 579 School Finance 3 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

NPLD 530 Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3 

PSYC 510 Advanced Lifespan Development 3 

PSYC 520 Principles of Counseling 3 

PSYC 524 Gerontological Counseling 2 

PSYC 550 Psychology of the Religious Experience 3 

PSYC 558 Crisis Counseling 2 

PSYC 560 Multiculturalism Seminar 2 

Total Hours Required for Religious Studies Emphasis 36 

Biblical Studies 

RELB 500. Directed Study 1-3 hours 

Directed study designed to make up deficiencies in a student's undergraduate degree. 

RELB 510. Archaeology and Bible Interpretation 3 hours 

A study of cultures, customs, languages, and religious practices that throw light on the 
understanding of Scriptures based on archaeological and other ancient material culture found 
throughout the lands of the Bible. 

RELB 520. Middle East Study Tour 1-3 hours 

Sponsored by the School of Religion, the Middle East Study Tour focuses on the archaeological, 
historical, and geographical study of the region with an emphasis on the comparative study of 
cultures, locations, and events as they relate to the Bible. Students are responsible for tuition and 
trip expenses. 

RELB 530. Archaeological Fieldwork 1-6 hours 

In conjunction with the archaeological expeditions, sponsored by Southern Adventist University, 
qualified students obtain practical experience and training in archaeological fieldwork by assisting 
on the supervising of excavations, drawing, registering, reading of pottery, and related work. 
Students are responsible for tuition and trip expenses. 

RELB 540. Old Testament Themes 3 hours 

An introduction to the major theological concepts and themes of the Old Testament from the 
perspective of the Christian faith, through the study of selected passages of the Old Testament text. 
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RELB 541. Preaching from the Old Testament Text 3 hours 

An examination of the presentation and development of the major theological concepts and themes 
of the Old Testament from the perspective of the Christian faith. Course requirements will include 
the preparation of both thematic and expository sermons based on the Old Testament. 

RELB 550. New Testament Themes 3 hours 

An introduction to and study of the major themes of the New Testament as expressed in its various 
literature types. Emphasis will be given to understanding these themes within the context of the 
significance of the life, death, resurrection, and high priestly ministry of Jesus Christ for 
contemporary society. 

RELB 551. Preaching from the New Testament Text 3 hours 

This course will engage the student in either a detailed study of selected New Testament themes 
or exegesis/interpretation of selected book(s) or passages of the New Testament. Emphasis will be 
given to the preparation/preaching of sermons based on the New Testament themes or passages 
contained within the material under study. 

RELB 553. Studies in Romans 3 hours 

This course provides an in-depth study of Romans. It covers core issues regarding the 
righteousness of God, salvation in Christ, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Key topics will be 
studied, such as the nature of the gospel, the identity of the believers in Christ, and the election of 
Israel in the plan of God. 

RELB 555. Studies in Daniel 3 hours 

A study of the prophecies and symbolisms of Daniel to discover their meaning and relevance for 
today. A research paper will be required. 

RELB 556. Studies in Revelation 3 hours 

A study of the prophecies and sy mb olisms of Revelation with their historical fulfillments. Special 
attention will be given to discovering its special message for our day. A research paper will be 
required. 

RELB 565. Topics in Biblical Studies 3 hours 

This course will cover selected topics of interest in the area of biblical studies. 

RELB 595. Independent Study 1-3 hours 

Individual study and research under the supervision of the graduate faculty. 



General Studies 



RELG 600. Research Methods and Writing 3 hours 

A course dealing with techniques and tools including library and on-line sources available for 
theological research for the construction and practice of writing research papers. Emphasis is 
given to expository and persuasive writing skills, documentation styles, and bibliography in various 
religious disciplines. A research paper is required. 

Professional Studies 

RELP 401. Fundamentals of Biblical Preaching 3 hours 

This introductory course focuses on the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. The 
student will learn and implement a ten-step method in preparing an expository sermon. This 
sermon will be preached and analyzed in a peer-review setting. Only available to students with no 
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RELP 500. Directed Study 1-3 hours 

Directed study designed to make up deficiencies in a student's undergraduate degree. 

RELP 501. Advanced Preaching Methods 3 hours 

An exploration of various models of Biblical preaching with an emphasis on inductive method and 
extemporaneous delivery. Course requirements will include preparation, delivery, and evaluation 
of sermons in a peer-review setting. 

RELP 508. Expository Preaching 3 hours 

An advanced course on the theology and construction of expository sermons. Attention will be 
given to exegetical procedure, homiletical form, relevant illustration, and accurate application. The 
student will learn strategies for developing exegetical outlines of biblical books or chapter and 
transforming these outlines into fresh, contemporary sermons for today's audience. Course 
requirements will include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of sermons in a peer-review setting. 

RELP 513. Effective Church Leadership 3 hours 

Church leadership viewed from theperspective of character and effectiveness. Issues covered will 
include visioning, local mission development, mentoring, effective administration, and decision 
making. Case studies and group interaction will be used for learning purposes. 

RELP 515. Equipping Laity for Ministry 3 hours 

A biblical approach to the effective accomplishment of church ministry with an emphasis on the 
discovery, development, and discipleship of lay ministry. The role of the pastor as facilitator of 
ministry in this paradigm will be carefully examined. 

RELP 517. Pastoral Counseling 3 hours 

Counseling theory and practice in church related settings. Mental health programs and follow-up 
are studied. 

RELP 519. Church and Community Health Education 3 hours 

Based on principles outlined in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy, this course will deal with 
specific methods and programs designed to reach both church and community in areas of felt needs 
not ordinarily emphasized in the traditional evangelistic approach. 

RELP 521. Time and Life Management 3 hours 

This course is a comprehensive study of time and life management. It explores the fundamentals 
of time and its management within a theological and pastoral context. Special consideration will 
be given to articulating personal values, achieving goals, evaluating and implementing a time- 
management system, overcoming personal time-management weaknesses, and applying strategies 
of efficiency and effectiveness to everyday life. 

RELP 524. Evangelistic Preaching 3 hours 

This course concentrateson the development and delivery of Christ-centered, distinctive Adventist 
messages with emphasis on soul-winning decisions and the use of multi-media. Instruction 
includes sermon preparation for an evangelistic series. Sermons are preached and analyzed in a 
peer-review setting. 

RELP 525. Youth Ministry in the Local Church 3 hours 

This course will emphasize the understanding of the various youth groups in the local church and 
how each age level grows spiritually. The purpose of the course is to demonstrate how to develop 
effective youth leaders and to enable them to minister to, retain, and engage youth in the mission 
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RELP 532. Principles and Strategies for Church Growth 3 hours 

This course will focus on the application of biblical principles of church growth to the North 
American church, as well as practical evangelistic strategies for the local Adventist congregation. 
These will include year-long planning for community outreach, church planting, evangelistic 
preparation, and membership training. 

RELP 534. Personal Soul-Winning Skills 3 hours 

A study of the importance, principles, and methods of personal evangelism. The course focuses 
on the development of skills to help individuals make favorable decisions for Jesus Christ through 
one-on-one small group evangelism. Practical experience will be gained in laboratory exercises 
and in the field. 

RELP 537. Church Planting Strategies 3 hours 

The course will focus on planting churches in a Seventh-day Adventist context. Biblical and 
historical models, various methods of church planting, and the current state of Adventist church 
planting will be surveyed. Students will learn how to develop a strategy for starting and 
multiplying congregations, how to integrate discipleship with church planning, and how to protect 
the personal life of the church pastor. 

RELP 542. Urban Ministry and Evangelism 3 hours 

A study of the city as the locus of mission and ministry. The course considers the forces which 
createcities, their development, and their ethos, with emphasis on the process of secularization and 
the church's holistic approach to the urban setting. Special attention is given to evangelism and 
church planting in the urban context. Students are exposed to various ministries dealing with the 
hungry, homeless, addicted, and the alienated. 

RELP 561. Preaching to the Secular Mind 3 hours 

The understanding of post-modern society and how to communicate the character of God and the 
truths of Scripture through effective sermons. Course requirements will include preparation, 
delivery, and evaluation of sermons in a peer-review setting. 

RELP 565. Topics in Professional Studies 3 hours 

This course will deal with selected topics of interest in the area of pastoral studies. 

RELP 569. Sermon Designs for Biblical Preaching 3 hours 

The student will explore a variety of sermon designs such as inductive, narrative plots, and other 
audience-centered preaching forms. Delivery focus will be on youth, secular people, and various 
ethnic congregations. Course requirements will include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of 
sermons in a peer-review setting. 

RELP 591. Preaching Practicum 3 hours 

The course is offered in connection with a field school of evangelism in which students will 
participate in supervised evangelistic preaching. Students must demonstrate adequate preparation 
in order to be considered for this course. Class requirements include preparation of a theoretical 
framework to be done, field supervision, and a final report. 

RELP 595. Independent Study 1-3 hours 

Individual study and research under the supervision of the graduate faculty. 



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Theological Studies 

RELT 500. Directed Study 1-3 hours 

Directed study designed to make up deficiencies in a student's undergraduate degree. 

RELT 520. Spirituality in Ministry 3 hours 

An examination of a biblical model for spiritual leadership and its implications for personal 
spiritual life and development. The objective of this course is to discover how to experience life 
and ministry that is "full of Cod's grace and power." 

RELT 531. Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation 3 hours 

An investigation into fundamental hermeneutical presuppositions and the formulation of both 
sound principles of biblical interpretation and proper methods of interpreting the writings of Ellen 
G. White, for use in preaching and ministry. Particular attention will be paid to contemporary 
methods of interpretation and their impact on the authority and trustworthiness of Scripture. 

RELT 546. Doctrine of Salvation 3 hours 

The central theme of this class will be to know how God's salvation/righteousness by faith is on 
behalf of human beings. It will focus on building a biblically based understanding of salvation 
through the sanctuary and key soteriological books like Romans, Galatians, and John. Some time 
will also be spend in examining and critiquing varying views of salvation from theologians such 
as Abelard, Calvin, Arminius and Wesley. The significance of these views for Seventh-day 
Adventism will also be explored. 

RELT 552. Theology of Mission and Evangelism 3 hours 

The biblical foundation for evangelism. A theological reflection of its essence, goals, motives, and 
strategies, with special emphasis on the mission of the SDA Church. The course provides a 
theological foundation for all courses in the area of evangelism, ministry, and missions. 

RELT 563. Theological Issues 3 hours 

A study of contemporary theological issues that impact the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a 
view to assisting members to respond appropriately. 

RELT 565. Topics in Theological Studies 3 hours 

This course will cover selected topics of interest in the area of theological studies. 

RELT 568. World Religions 3 hours 

A study of several major representative Christian and non-Christian religions, including a survey 
of the history and the distinctive characteristics of each. This course will also compare and 
contrast these religions, consider areas of commonality between these religions and biblical 
Christianity, and provide insights as to how to share Christianity with practitioners of these 
religions. A research paper will be required. 

RELT 571. Renewal and Mission of the Church 3 hours 

A biblical study of ecclesiology as it relates to the mission of the church. Emphasis will be placed 
on church renewal through worship, small groups, missional focus, and the empowering baptism 
of the Holy Spirit. 

RELT 573. Biblical Eschatology 3 hours 

A biblical evaluation of end-time movements, teachings, and events to prepare the church for 
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RELT 581. Biblical Ethics and Contemporary Society 3 hours 

An examination of the major ethical teachings of the Bible in light of their cultural and historical 
setting and in relation to contemporary moral issues. This course will deal with how to approach 
ethical problems in ministry, as well as Christian strategies dealing with basic matters such as 
confidentiality, church-state relations, racism, sexual vulnerability, and 
marriage/divorce/remarriage. 

RELT 595. Independent Study 1-3 hours 

Individual study and research under the supervision of the graduate faculty. 



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OARD OF 1 R D ST E E S 



Malcolm Gordon, Chair 

Gordon Bietz 

Tom Campbell 

Richard Center 

Joan Coggin 

Ken Coonley 

Dave Cress 

Mel Eisele 

Charles Fleming, Jr. 

Julius Garner 

Conrad Gill 

Melanie Graves 

R. R. Hallock 

Lewis Hendershot 

Scott Hodges 

Dan Houghton 

Bill Hulsey 

William lies 

Don Jernigan 

A. David Jimenez 

O. R. Johnson 



Joseph McCoy 
Jay McElroy 
Bill McGhinnis 
Ellsworth McKee 
James Ray McKinney 
Denzil McNeilus 
V. J. Mendinghall 
Georgia O'Brien 
Frank Potts 
MarkSchiefer 
Volker Schmidt 
Beverley Self 
Ward Sumpter 
Joan Taylor 
Willie Taylor 
Dale Twomley 
Martha Ulmer 
John Wagner 
Tom Werner 
Jeff White 

J. Henson Whitehead 
Greg Willett 
Ed Wright 



: Members of the Executive Board 
* Honorary Trustees 



ADM IN 1ST R A TORS 

Gordon Bietz, D.Min. (1997) President 

Dale J. Bidwell, B.S. (1989) Senior Vice President for Financial Administration 

Vice President for Advancement 

Helen Durichek, B.A., (1986) Associate Vice President for Financial Administration 

Katie Lamb, Ph.D. (1972) Associate Vice President for Academic Administration 

Steve Pawluk, Ed.D (2002) Senior Vice President for Academic Administration 

Vinita Sauder, M.B.A. (1983) Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment Services 

William Wohlers, Ph.D. (1973) Vice President for Student Services 



Ot h e r Officials 



Eddie Avant, B.S. (1998) Director of Campus Safety 

Helen Bledsoe, B.S. (1984) Thatcher South Manager and Assistant Dean 

Marc Grundy, M.B.A. (1996) Director of Enrollment Services 

Henry Hicks, B.S. (1998) Executive Director of Information Systems 

Genevieve Steyn, MInf (2001) Religious Resources Librarian 

Ed Wright, D.Min. (1985) Senior Pastor of University Church 

Joni Zier, M.S.Ed. (1993) Director of Records and Advisement 



(Dates in parentheses indicate the beginning year of employment at Southern Adventist University.) 



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Graduate Co u n c il 

Steve Pawluk, Chair Senior Vice President for Academic Administration 

Jared Bruckner Dean, School of Computing 

Ron Clouzet Dean, School of Religion 

Alberto dos Santos Dean, School of Education and Psychology 

Marc Grundy Director of Enrollment Services 

Phil Hunt Dean, School of Nursing 

Katie A. Lamb Associate Vice President for Academic Administration 

Vinita Sauder Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment Services 

Genevieve Steyn Religious Resources Librarian 

Don Van Ornam Dean, School of Business and Management 

Joni Zier Director of Records and Advisement 



Graduate Instructional .Faculty 

(Dates in parentheses indicate the beginning year of employment at Southern Adventist University.) 

George P. Babcock — Ed.D., Executive Director, The Institute of Ethical Leadership 
B.A., Columbia Union College; M.A. and Ed.D., Andrews University. (1991) 

Krystal Bishop— Ed.D ., Associate Professor of Education 

B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of South Florida-Tampa; Ed.D., University of 
South Florida, Tampa. (1996) 

Jared Bruckner — D.Sc, Dean and Professor of Computing 

B.A., Andrews University; M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology; M.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; 
D.Sc, University of Massachusetts at Lowell. (1995) 

Charles D. Burks — Ph.D., Professor of Psychology 

B.A., Evangel College; M.S., University of Nebraska — Omaha; Ph.D., Florida State University. (1998) 

Ron E. M. Clouzet — D.Min., Dean and Professor of Ministry 

B.A., Loma Linda University — La Sierra; M.Div., Andrews University; D.Min., Fuller Theological 
Seminary. Th.D. Candidate, University of South Africa. (1993) 

Myrna Colon — Ph.D., Professor of Education 

B.A. and M.A. .University of Puerto Rico; Ed.S. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2001) 

Gerald Colvin — Ed.D., Ph.D., Professor of Education and Psychology 

B.A. .Union College; M.Ed, and Ed.D. University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Georgia. (2002) 

Herbert Coolidge — Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management 

B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A. and Ph.D., Michigan State University. (1991) 

A. Ganoune Diop — Ph.D., Professor of New Testament Studies 

B.A. and M.A., Saleve Adventist University; Ph.D., Andrews University; Ph.D. Candidate, Catholique 
Institute of Paris. (2000) 

Alberto dos Santos — Ed.D., Dean and Professor of Education and Psychology 

B.A., University of South Africa; M.A and Ed.D., Andrews University. (1995) 

Denise Dunzweiler — Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education 

B.A., Loma Linda University-La Sierra; M.A., Sonoma State University; Ph.D., Andrews University. 
(1996) 

Holly Gadd — Ph.D., F.N.P., Professor of Nursing 

B.S., Andrews University; M.S.N. , Loma Linda University; F.N. P., Midwestern State University, Ph.D., 
Texas Woman's University. (2000) 



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H. Robert Gadd — Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management 

B.S., Southern Adventist University ;M.B. A. .University of Maryland at College Park; Ph.D. University 
of Texas at Arlington. (2000) 

David Gerstle — Ph.D., Professor of Nursing 

B.S., Union College; M.S.N. University of Texas, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1994) 

Josef Ghosn — Ed.D., Professor of Business and Education 

B.A., Middle East College; M.B.A., Andrews University; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts — Lowell. 
(1998) 

Leona Gulley — Ed.D., Professor of Psychology 

B.S., Columbia Union College; M.A., Far East Theological Seminary; M.H.S., Philippine Union 
College; M.S., Andrews University; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University. (1978) 

Norman Gulley — Ph.D., Research Professor of Systematic Theology 

Diploma in Theology, Newbold College; B.A., Southern Adventist University; MA. and M.Div., 
Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh. (1978) 

Jan Haluska — Ph.D., Professor of English 

B.S., Pacific Union College, M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 
(1981) 

Michael G Hasel — Ph.D., Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 

B.A. and M.A., Andrews University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Arizona. (1998) 

Richard Halterman — Ph.D., Professor of Computing 

B.S., Florida Southern College; M.S., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 
Knoxville. (1987) 

L. Phil Hunt — Ed.D., Professor of Nursing 

B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.Ed., Columbia University; Ed.D., Andrews University. (1995) 

J. Douglas Jacobs — D.Min., Associate Professor of Religion 

B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div. And D.Min., Andrews University. (2002) 

Barbara James — D.S.N., Professor of Nursing 

B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington; D.S.N., University 
of Alabama at Birmingham (1991) 

Timothy Korson — Ph.D., Professor of Computing 

B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D., Georgia State University. (1995) 

Jud Lake — DJVIin., Professor of Pastoral Theology 

B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; D.Min., Reformed Theological 
Seminary. Th.D. Candidate, University of South Africa. (1997) 

Katie A. Lamb — Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Administration 

B.S., Union College; M.S.N., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 
Knoxville. (1972) 

Donn Leatherman — Ph.D., Professor of Old Testament Studies 

B.Th., Canadian Union College; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., McGill University. (1992) 

Carlos Martin — Ph.D., Professor of Religion 

B.Div., River Plate College; M.A., Andrews University; M.Div. and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist 
Seminary. (2001) 

P. Willard Munger — Ph.D., Professor of Computing 

B.A., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2002) 



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Cliff Olson — Ph.D., Professor of Business and Management 

B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Colorado State 
University. (1989) 

MaryAnn Roberts — D.Sc.N., Associate Professor of Nursing 

B.S. andM.S.N., Andrews University; D.Sc.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham. (1992) 

Philip G. Samaan — D.Min., Professor of Applied Theology and Evangelism 

B.A., Walla Walla College; M.Div., Andrews University; M.S.P.H., Loma Linda University; D.Min., 
Andrews University. (1998) 

Carleton L. Swafford — Ph.D., Professor of Education 

B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1992) 

Eduardo Urbina — D.Sc, Professor of Computing 

B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A., Andrews University; M.S., University of Evansville; D.Sc, 
University of Massachusetts Lowell. (1999) 

Don Van Ornam — Ph.D., C.P.A., Dean and Professor of Business and Management 

B.A., La Sierra College; M.S., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate 
University. (1997) 

Neville Webster — D. Commerce, Professor of Business and Management 

B. Comm, M.Comm., and D.Comm, University of South Africa. (2002) 

Penny Webster — Ph.D., Professor of Psychology 

B.A. and M.A., University of South Africa; Ph.D., Andrews University. (2002) 

Ruth Williams-Morris — Ph.D., Professor of Psychology 

B.A., Oakwood College; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (2000) 

Adjunct Faculty 

Gordon Bietz — D.Min., President 

B.A., Loma Linda University-La Sierra; M.Div. and D.Min, Andrews University; Merrill Fellow at 
Harvard University Divinity School. (1997) 

Jack J. Blanco — Th.D., Professor of Religion, Southern Adventist University 

B.A., Union College; M.A. and M.Div., Andrews University; M.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary; 
Th.D., University of South Africa. 

Robert Coombs — Vh.D., Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Southern Adventist University 

B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, D.Min., The 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The University of Tennessee. 

Letitia Erdmann — Ed.D., Consultant 

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.E.D., Vanderbilt University; Ed.D., Vanderbilt 
University. 

George Indest III — M.L., J.D., Attorney -at-Law 

B.A. and J.D., Tu lane University; M.P.A., West Florida Graduate School; M.L., George Washington 
University, National Law Center. 

Ina Longway — D.S.N., Professor Emeritus 

B.S., California State University; M.S., Loma Linda University; D.S.N., University of Alabama, 
Birmingham. 

Derek Morris — D.Min., Senior Pastor, Calimesa SDA Church 

B.A., Columbia Union College; M.Div. and D. Min., Andrews University; D. Min., Gordon-Conwell 
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Hal Phillips — Ph.D., Florida Hospital College 

B.A., Southern Adventist University; MB. A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida. 

Sy Saliba — Ph.D., V.P. for Marketing, Florida Hospital 

B.A., Andrews University; M.A., Andrews University; M.B.A., Andrews University; Ph.D. 
Northwestern University. 

L. Clark Taylor, Jr. — Ph.D., President and CEO, Memorial Hospital 

A.B., Transylvania University; M.H.A., Medical College of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 
Birmingham. 

Ralph Trecartin — Ph.D., Assistant Professor, State University of New York 

B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.B.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. 

Louis Venden — Ph.D., School of Religion, Loma Linda University 

M.A., Potomac University; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., Princeton Theology Seminary. 

Brian Willard — Ph.D., Northrop Grumman, Systems Engineer 

B.S., University of Central Florida; M.S. and Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology. 

Greg Willett— J.D., Attorney 

B.B.A., Southern Adventist University; J.D., Washington and Lee University.