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Full text of "Graduate Catalog 2007-2008"

Southern Ad ventist University 



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raduate Catalog 2007-2008 



Admissions Information: 

Nationwide: 1-800-768-8437 
(1-800-SOUTHERN) 

Mailing Address: 

Graduate Studies Office 

P.O. Box 370 

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370 

Ph.: 423-236-2694 

FAX: 423-236-1694 

E-MAIL: 

GraduateStudies@southern.edu 

Website: 

GraduateStudies.southern.edu 



All Other Inquiries: 

General Number: 423-236-2000 

School of Business & Management: 
Ph.: 423-236-2751 
FAX: 423-236-1527 

School of Education & Psychology: 
Ph.: 423-236-2496 
FAX: 423-236-1765 

School of Nursing: 

Ph.: 423-236-2940 
FAX: 423-236-1940 

School of Religion: 

Ph.: 423-236-2977 
FAX: 423-236-1976 



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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 req uirements of Southern Ad ventist 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, w ithout 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 6 

History 7 

Setting 7 

Accreditation and Memberships 7 

Facilities 8 

Admissions 10 

Where to Write 10 

Admission Procedures 10 

Admission Categories 10 

Academic Policies 12 

General Requirements for Master's Degree 12 

Enrollment 14 

Online Programs 14 

Grade Policies 15 

Petition and Academic Grievance Procedures 15 

Financing Your Education 17 

Federal Stafford Loan Requirements and Disbursements 17 

Ability to Benefit 17 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Students Receiving Financial Aid 18 

Requirements 18 

Time Frame for Receiving Financial Aid 18 

Progress Review 18 

Fees and Charges 19 

Tuition 19 

Special Fees and Charges 19 

Financial Aid Budget 20 

International Student Deposit 20 

Refunds 20 

Credit Cards 21 

Summer Residence Hall 21 

University Apartments 21 

Books and Supplies 21 

Release of Transcripts or Diplomas 21 



Table Of Co n t e n i s 3 

Schools of Instruction 

Business and Management 23 

Education and Psychology 38 

Nursing 58 

Religion 82 

Faculty Directory 95 



4 Degrees O 



EGREESUFFER ED 



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 

- Human Resource Management 

- Management 

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

- Church Administration 

- Outdoor Education 

School of Education and Psychology 

Master of Science 

- Professional Counseling 

- School Counseling 
Master of Science in Education 

- Curriculum and Instruction 

- Educational Administration and Supervision 

- Inclusive Education 

- Literacy Education 

- Outdoor Teacher Education 

School of Nursing 

Master of Science in Nursing 

- Adult Nurse Practitioner 

- Family Nurse Practitioner 

- Nurse Educator 
Accelerated RN to MSN 

- Adult Nurse Practitioner 

- Family Nurse Practitioner 

- Nurse Educator 
Accelerated RN to MSN and MBA 
Dual Degree — MSN and MBA 
Post Master 's Certificate 

- Adult Nurse Practitioner 

- Family Nurse Practitioner 

- Nurse Educator 

School of Religion 

Master of Arts 

- Church Leadership and Management 

- Evangelism 

- Homiletics 

- Religious Education 

- Religious Studies 



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Academic Ca l e n d a r 

2007-2008 



Summer 2007 

Business & Management 
Education & Psychology 
Nursing 
Religion 

First Semester, Fall 2007 

Aug 30 - Dec 19 
Business & Management 
Education & Psychology 
Nursing 
Religion 

Second Semester, Winter 2008 

Jan 7 - May 4 

Business & Management 

Education & Psychology 

Nursing 

Religion 

Note: 



1 . Late registration fee applies the day after each registration. 

2. Last day to add a course is two weeks after each registration (intensives are two 
days). 

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

4. All withdrawals after two-thirds of course will receive an "F" (equals to 90% of 
class days.) 

5. No tuition refunds after half of class term is over. 

6. Registration for online classes is within first two weeks of each term. 

REGISTRATIONS 

All registrations may be done online. 

► Obtain a Southern email account by going to: access.southern.edu click on 
user name and password. 

► Using access.southem.edu, supply user name and password, click on Registration. 

► Grades may be obtained via Datatel Web Adviser as well as unofficial transcripts 
and degree audit. 

► Prior to web registration, financial arrangement and health records must be 
cleared by Student Finance (423-236-2835) and Health Services (423-23 6-2713.) 



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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 as a learning community nurtures Christ-likeness and 
encourages the pursuit of truth, wholeness, 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. 

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 



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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, portfolio, and 
thesis 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 1 896 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 commu nity. 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. 

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 
3003 3-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) 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. 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. 



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The Schools of the University are also accredited by various organizations. The 
Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science 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. 
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. 

FACILITIES 

The following buildings house the academic and other activities of the University: 
Brock Hall — Business and Management, English, History, Journalism and 

Communication, Visual Art and Design WSMC FM90.5 
Daniels Hall — Social Work and Family Studies 
Hackman Hall — Religion 
Hickman Science Center — Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics, 

Physics 
J. Mabel Wood Hall — Music 
Ledford Hall — Technology 
Lynn Wood Hall — Advancement, Alumni, Development, Heritage Museum, 

Student Success Center/Counseling and Testing 
Mazie Herin Hall — Nursing 
McKee Library — Main Campus Library 
Miller Hall — Modern Languages 
Student Center — Computer Center, Campus Ministries, Dining Hall, 

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

21 s ' Century Classroom 
William lies Physical Education Center — Physical Education, Health, and Wellness, 

Swimming Pool 
Wright Hall — Administration 
Other facilities on or near campus that may serve student needs: 
Campus Services — security 

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 
Collegedale Academy — secondary laboratory school 
Collegedale Korean Church 
Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church 
Recreational Area — tennis courts, track, playing fields 
Southern Village — student housing 
Arthur W Spalding Elementary School — laboratory school 
Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church 



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Student Apartments 

Student Park 

Talge Hall — men's residence hall 

Thatcher Hall — women's residence hall 

Thatcher Hall South — women's residence hall 

University Health Center — health services 



10 Admissions 



Admissions 



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: 
Graduate Studies Office 
Southern Adventist University 
P. O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370 

ADMISSION PROCEDURES 

The following materials must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office 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 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. 



*Nursing has an accelerated program where a student who has a RN may receive the MSN. 



ADMISSIONS 



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

1. Provisional status is given to students who have graduated with a 4-year 
baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university and 
do not meet one or more of the other requirements for regular admission, but 
who in the judgment of the school and Graduate Council, have shown evidence 
of their ability to pursue a graduate degree. Such evidence may include one or 
more of the following: Superior performance on entrance examinations, strong 
professional recommendations, or superior grades in postgraduate work at a 
recognized institution. At the time of the provisional acceptance, the student 
must submit a plan and deadline for a change to regular standing to the 
respective School. Students not meeting these specifications will be dropped 
from the program. A maximum of twelve (12) semester hours may be taken on 
this basis. 

2. 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. It is designed for 
students who wish to take courses for personal or professional benefit, but not seeking 
a graduate degree. 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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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 minimal grade point average of 3.00, 
including no more than two classes with a minimum grade of C. 

Applicants who do not satisfy the regular admission requirements may be permitted 
to enroll in specific classes as provisional status while completing such requirements. 
A maximum of twelve (12) semester hours may be taken 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 of C. 

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 taken for graduate credit from courses numbered 
450 or higher, under special circumstances, may be applied to a student's graduate 
program. 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. 

Responsibilities of the Student 

Each graduate student is responsible for knowledge of all regulations and procedures 
published in this bulletin and in school entrance materials. Continued advancement in 
the program is contingent upon the adherence to the decisions of the Graduate Council 
and the policies and procedures as published in this catalog. The student must assume 
the initiative in such matters as securing approval of a program of study and arranging 



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for required tests and examinations. Failure to do so may result in unnecessary delay 
or interruption of graduate studies. 

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 
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 the School requires a thesis, the student must secure the School's approval of the 
thesis topic and research design. Research and thesis preparation are under the direction 
of the student's School. 

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 & Management 5 

Nursing (MSN) 5 



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 

Transfer courses must be taken at an accredited institution, carry grades of B or 
better, and be approved by the School. A maximum of twenty-five percent of 
transfer credit is allowed for a degree. 

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. 



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Withdrawal From a Course 

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

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. 

Course Load for Intensive Classes 

No more than one credit hour per week for any given course may be earned. For 
every week of class instruction a maximum of one credit hour may be earned. 

Enrollment Status 

Nine semester graduate hours constitutes full-time status and five semester graduate 
hours is equivalent to part-time status. The maximum number of hours for which 
graduate students may enroll is 12, unless special permission is given through the Dean 
of Graduate Studies. A mixture of graduate and undergraduate classes could jeopardize 
the student status with loan deferment and/or health insurance policies. Students 
enrolled in 12 undergraduate hours are classified as full-time. Six undergraduate hours 
constitutes half-time enrollment. Students should check with their health insurance 
provider or loan company for eligibility. 

Health Service 

All students attending classes on the university campus are required to submit a 
completed Health Information form. Forms are available at the University Health 
Center or on the website http://studenthealth.southern.edu. Failure to complete this 
form will delay registration. 

Independent Study 

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

Online Program 

The School of Business and Management offers the MBA graduate program online. 
The online program provides the same quality of educational experience as that received 
by students on campus. 

Registration 

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

Reinstatement Policy 

A student may apply for reinstatement to a program when he/she has not met 
progression and candidacy requirements. The application will be considered by the 
Graduate Council. 



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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. 
This does not apply for provisionally accepted students. 

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 



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. 
Provisionally accepted students may only have one C grade. 

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 Dean of Graduate Studies within six 
weeks of the informal conference. The Dean of Graduate Studies 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. 



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Academic Integrity 

Students are expected to practice academic integrity in all instances. The penalties 
for dishonesty including plagiarism may include the following: 

a. Record a failing grade on the exam, assignment, or project. 

b. Assign a failing grade in the class. 

c. Allow the student to resubmit the assignment with a reduced value for the 
assignment. 

d. Assign the student a paper, project, or activity that improves the student's 
understanding of the value and nature of academic integrity. 

e. Dismissal from the University. 

Disability Act 

Southern is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and is 
dedicated to the elimination of architectural and prejudicial barriers which prevent any 
qualified person from attending. SAU has designated Learning Success Services (LSS), 
located on the third floor of Lynn Wood Hall, to provide disability services according 
to the provisions of applicable disability law. 

The University does not assume the responsibility of identifying students who qualify 
for accommodations or special services. The student must 1) voluntarily and 
confidentially identify to the Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) as having a 
qualifying disability and 2) provide appropriate documentation to meet the requirements 
for being certified to receive accommodations. 

Students with physical or academic disabilities that could impact their learning 
experiences at Southern must contact LSS, by phone (423-236-2838) or in person, to 
schedule an appointment with the DSC. It is expected that students with disabilities will 
make this contact not later than the first month of the semester. Otherwise, the process 
of certifying eligibility and arranging for reasonable accommodations will probably not 
be completed in time to meet their needs before mid-term. 

To find out more about the services available and the requirements and processes 
involved in qualifying for accommodations at Southern, please visit lss.southern.edu. 
From the Student Links menu select the Disability Support option. 

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. 



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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 credited 
to the student's account after the student's attendance in at least five credits has been 
verified. 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 6.80-8.25%. 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. Student borrowers may not receive anticipated loan funds unless 
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 baccalaureate 
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 graduate degree at the same 
time, if eligible, will receive financial aid as a graduate student. 



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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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FEES AND CHARGES 
2007-2008 

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, 2007, graduate tuition is $436 per credit hour. 

Special Fees and Charges 

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



Application fee 
Cancellation of program 
Graduation fee 
Incomplete grade recorded 
Insufficient funds for check 
International Graduate Study Tours 
Lab fees: 

Lab fee 1 

Lab fee 2 

Lab fee 3 

Lab fee 4 

Lab fee 5 

Lab fee 6 

Lab fee 7 

Lab fee 8 

Lab fee 9 

Lab fee 10 

Lab fee 11 

Lab fee 1 2 

Lab fee 1 3 

Lab fee 14 

Lab fee 15 
Late registration 
Parking fee 

Replacement of ID card 
Transcript fees: 

1-5 copies first class mail 

Each additional 5 copies 

Walk-in same day service 

FEDEX service 

International fax service 
Validation exam recording fee 



$ 25.00 
100.00 
40.00 
20.00 
25.00 
1/3 regular tuition rate 

10.00 

15.00 

20.00 

30.00 

60.00 

90.00 
120.00 
150.00 
180.00 
210.00 
240.00 
300.00 
325.00 
350.00 
400.00 

35.00 

40.00 

15.00 

None 
10.00 
10.00 
25.00 
15.00 
35.00 



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Financial Aid Budget 
2007-2008 Academic Year 

Program Length 
Degree Programs (# of months/acad.yr.) 

Business (all emphases) 12 

Education (Outdoor Education emphasis) 12 

Education and Psychology (all Counseling emphases) 12 

Nursing (all emphases) 12 

Education (all emphases excluding Outdoor Education) 4 

Religion (all emphases) 4 



(12 mos.) (8 mos.) (4 mos.) 



Tuition (9 credit hrs) 


$11,772 


$7,848 


$3,924 


Housing 


6,000 


4,000 


2,000 


Board 


3,000 


2,000 


1,000 


Books and Supplies 


1,050 


700 


350 


Personal/Transportation 


3,000 


2,000 


1,000 



Financial A id Budget* $24,822 $16,548 $8,274 

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

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. 

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 Enrollment Services Office before a U.S . Immigration Form I- 
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 dep osit, once paid, remains untou ched (with interest paid at the rate 



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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) type of credit card being used, 2) cardholder's name, 3) credit card number, 
and 4) expiration date. 

Summer Residence Hall 

A refundable deposit of $250 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 $11 per day. When available, 
single occupancy is permitted at $17 per day. Room charges will be posted to a 
student's account monthly, 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. 

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 $250 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. 

Release of Transcripts or Diplomas 

It is the policy of the university to withhold transcripts, diplomas, 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. 

Any student that has an amount that has been written off due to an uncollectible 
account, settlement, or lost account must pay the written off amount prior to enrolling 
in any class or being accepted or re-accepted as a graduate student. 



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Any student with an account that has not been paid in full due to a bankruptcy filing, 
must be paid in full before acceptance or enrollment unless (1) the student has received 
a hardship discharge from the bankruptcy court and provides a copy of the same to the 
University or (2) the student can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the University that 
his or her account falls outside of the educational benefit discharge exception of S ection 
523(a)(8) of the Bankruptcy Code. 



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School of Business 

and Management 



Member of International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education 

Dean: Don Van Ornam 

Faculty: Michael Cafferky, H. Robert Gadd, Jan Haluska, Rob Montague, Cliff Olson, 

Don Van Ornam, Neville Webster, Jon Wentworth 
Adjunct Faculty: Herbert Coolidge, William Dean, Greg Willett 

Mission 

The mission of the School of Business and Management lies within the mission of 
Southern Adventist University. The mission of the School of Business and 
Management is to develop Christ-centered business leaders who integrate knowledge 
and application with high moral values. 

Objectives: 

In order to carry out this mission, the Graduate School of Business and Management 
seeks to accomplish the following goals for each master emphasis: 

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 in developing a sound Christian 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 and obtain professional 
degrees. 

Degrees 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). 

Online Program: 

The Master of Business Administration (Management emphasis) degree program is 
available online. You may contact http//:business. southern.edu or the School of 
Business and Management (423-236-2751) for more information. 

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. An applicant with an undergraduate degree from an accredited 
U.S. college or university, and who has an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or above, 



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or a GPA of 3 .00 and five years of full-time business-related experience may be 
admitted without a GMAT score. 
4. International students must provide an official GMAT score as a prerequisite for 
acceptance. In addition they must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper 
based)/250 (computer-based)/100 (internet-based), 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 Graduate Studies 
Office. 

Provisional Admission: 

An applicant with 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 with a minimum GPA of 3.00. 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. 

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. 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. 
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 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 

The Master of Business Administration program consists of 36 hours of courses. 
The regular schedule is a three semester regimen of four courses each. 
The emphases in the MBA are: 

► Accounting 

► Church and Nonprofit Leadership 

► Healthcare Administration 

► Human Resource Management 

► Management (SALT Campus, Online, Chattanooga) 

► Marketing Management 

Applicants without undergraduate accounting and finance courses will be required 
to complete prerequisite accounting and finance courses (see admission requirements). 

Courses for the Master of Business Administration 
Emphasis in ACCOUNTING: 

*ACCT 507, 508 Intermediate Accounting or equivalent 6 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 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 562 Integrating Faith and Business 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 

ACCT Accounting Electives 12 

Total Hours Required 36-45* 

Emphasis in CHURCH AND NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP: 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 3 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 3 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 3 

BUAD 510 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 562 Integrating Faith and Business 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 

BEXM 505 Legal Framework of Decisions 3 

BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

NPLD Church and Nonprofit Electives 6 

Total Hours Required 36-42* 

'"Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalents. 



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Emphasis in HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION: 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 

BUAD 510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 

BUAD 520 Financial Management 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 

BUAD 562 Integrating Faith and Business 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 

BEXM 505 Legal Framework of Decisions 

BHRM 510 Human Resource Management 

HADM Healthcare Administration Electives 



Total Hours Required 

Emphasis in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 



36-42* 



*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 

BUAD 510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 

BUAD 520 Financial Management 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 

BUAD 562 Integrating Faith and Business 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 

BEXM 505 Legal Framework of Decisions 

BHRM 510 Human Resource Management 

BHRM Human Resource Electives 



Total Hours Required 

Emphasis in MANAGEMENT: 



36-42* 



*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 

BUAD 510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 

BUAD 520 Financial Management 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 

BUAD 562 Integrating Faith and Business 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 

BEXM 505 Legal Framework of Decisions 



''Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalents. 



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BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

BEXM Management Electives 6 

Total Hours Required 36-42* 



Emphasis in MARKETING MANAGEMENT: 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 3 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 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 562 Integrating Faith and Business 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 

BEXM 505 Legal Framework of Decisions 3 

BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

BMKT Marketing Management Electives 6 

Total Hours Required 36-42* 

'"Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalents. 



MASTER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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, (3) 
students pursuing a dual BBA-FS/MFS degree. Graduate admission requirements for 
each group is listed below. 

Applicants without an accounting or finance undergraduate degree will be required 
to complete prerequisite accounting courses (see admission requirements). 

Admission Requirements 

In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study and SBM admissions 
requirements, a candidate for a Master of Financial Services will comply with the 
following requirement: 

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting, finance, or 
financial services. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in another area are required 
to add ACCT 505, ACCT 507, ACCT 508, and FNCE 505 to their programs unless 
they can show credit for such courses at the undergraduate level. 

Note: All graduate admission documents are to be sent to the Graduate Studies 
Office. 



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Admission Requirements for Dual BBA-FS/MFS Degree Applicants (five-year 
program): 

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) 

► BUAD 221 (Business Statistics) 

► ECON 224, 225 (Macro/Micro Economics) 

► FNCE 315 (Business Finance) 

► MATH 120 (Precalculus Algebra) 

Courses for the Master of Financial Services 

The program consists of 30 hours of courses. 

Courses are as follows: 

Core Credit 

*ACCT 507, 508 Intermediate Financial Accounting I, II 6 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 3 

ACCT 510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 

BUAD 504 Communication Skills for Managers 3 

BUAD 562 Integrating Faith and Business 3 

FNCE 510 Financial Management 3 

ACCT 564,FNCE 564 Financial Statement Analysis 3 

TOTAL 15-24* 

^Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalents. 

Electives 

Select five (5) electives from the following: 15 

ACCT 520 Accounting Theory 3 

ACCT 530 Controllership 3 

ACCT 550 Advanced Accounting 3 

ACCT 552 Auditing 3 

ACCT 556 Federal Taxation 3 

ACCT 557 Advanced Federal Taxation 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 

BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 3 

FNCE 520 Finance Theory 3 

FNCE 525 International Finance 3 

FNCE 545 Mergers and Acquisitions 3 

FNCE 552 Money and Banking 3 

FNCE 555 Fundamentals of Investments 3 

FNCE 561 Portfolio Management 3 

FNCE 585 Contemporary Issues in Finance 3 

Total Hours Required 30/39** 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADMINISTRATION 

The Master of S cience in Administration degree is designed for students with a non- 
business undergraduate background or who desire further preparation in leadership. 
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. 

The emphases in the MSA are: 

► Church Administration 

► Outdoor Education 

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 Graduate Studies 
Office. 

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 eight courses (24 hours) in 
the business area and the emphasis of four courses (12 hours) in the professional area. 
Select one of the areas of emphasis either in Church Administration or Outdoor 
Education. 

The Business Courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 3 

BHRM510 Managing Human Resources 3 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 3 

BUAD510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 3 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 3 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 3 

BUAD 562 Integrating Faith and Business 3 

NPLD 530 Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3 

MBA (ACCT, BUAD, BEXM, BHRM, BMKT, FNCE 3 

(HADM, NPLD) Electives 
TOTAL 24-27* 



* Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalents. 



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Emphasis in CHURCH ADMINISTRATION 12 

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 School of Religion. 6 

Total Hours Required 36-39* 

Emphasis in OUTDOOR EDUCATION 12 

Choose one of the following course combinations: 3 

EDOE 503/504 Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Education/Field Exp 
EDOE 523/524 Leadership in Outdoor Education/Field Experience 
EDOE 533/534 Developing Outdoor Teaching Sites/Field Experience 

Select nine (9) hours from the elective course offerings in EDOE from the 9 

School of Education and Psychology 

TOTAL 12 

Total Hours Required 36-39* 

Business Administration General Courses 

BUAD 504. Communication Skills for Managers 3 hours 

The course analyzes basic models of communication applicable to the workplace. This analysis 
provides a theoretical framework for effective communication. Emphasis is placed on the 
connection between communication and the functions of management. Lab fee 2 will be assessed 
for this course. 

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 areemphasized. The 
relationshipsbetween 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. Lab fee 2 will be assessed for this course. 

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. Lab fee 2 will be assessed for this course. 



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BUAD 520. Financial Management 3 hours 

Prerequisite: An introductory course in finance or FNCE 505. 

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 

Examines the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and how the field fits traditional business 
models. A business plan is developed and presented, including market research, legal organization 
business forms, and a human resource plan. Includes case studies devoted to successful 
entrepreneurial businesses. 

BUAD 562. Integrating Faith and Business 3 hours 

Explores influences on the integration of religious faith and business practice including the 
teaching of Judeo-Christian Scriptureson business and management, vocation, work as service and 
worship, models of expressing personal faith at the workplace, moral tensions that result from the 
conflict between business assumptions and religious beliefs, managing personal change, spiritual 
disciplines for managers, recognizing and managing spiritual crises at work. 

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. 



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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 or can 
validate equivalent work experience approved by the dean or accounting professor.) 

ACCT 507. Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 hours 

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

An in-depth course in financial accounting. Topics include the accounting conceptual framework, 
the hierarchy of GAAP, accounting for assets, liabilities and owners' equity. (ACCT 507 and 508 
are required for students who have not taken undergraduate intermediate accounting.) 

ACCT 508. Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 507. 

Continue an in-depth study in financial accounting. Topics include revenues and expenses, income 
taxes, leases, pensions, and financial statement reporting and disclosure requirements. (ACCT 507 
and 508 are 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 I & II. 

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. Lab fee 2 will be assessed for this course. 

ACCT 520. Accounting Theory 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 508 or equivalent. 

This course provides a survey of theories applied to accounting. Emphasis is given to theories 
applicable to financial accounting and reporting, but other theories frequently used in managerial 
accounting, taxes, and accounting systems may also be introduced. These theories are then used 
to evaluate critically the U.S. accounting standard-setting process, both past and present. 

ACCT 530. Controllership 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 505 or equivalent. 

This course provides 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 

Prerequisite: ACCT 508 or equivalent. 

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

this course from only one program. 

This course is an in-depth study of selected accounting topics such as consolidated financial 

statements, partnerships, business firms in financial difficulty, estates and trusts, foreign exchan ge, 

and segment reporting. 

ACCT 552. Auditing 3 hours 

Prerequisites: ACCT 550 or equivalent. 

This course is cross-listed with ACCT 452 in the BBA program. A student may receive credit for 

this course from only one program. 

This course is primarily a study of generally accepted auditing standards promulgated by various 

standard-setting bodies. It includes a study of the AICPA code of professional ethics, audit 

planning, and audit procedures. It also includes a consideration of various attest and other quasi- 

audit services. 
ACCT 556. Federal Taxation 3 hours 



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Prerequisite: ACCT 505 or equivalent. 

This course is cross-listed with ACCT 456 in the BBA program. A student may receive credit for 

this course from only one program. 

This course is a study of the Federal tax system. The primary emphasis is the Federal income tax 

as it applies to individuals. A study of other federal taxes and the taxation of other entities is 

included. 

ACCT 557. Advanced Federal Taxation 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 556 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. 

This course is a continued study of the Federal tax system. The primary emphasis is the Federal 

income tax as it applies to for-profit and not-for-profit entities other than individuals. A study of 

other Federal taxes is included. 

ACCT 558. Federal Tax Problems/Research 3 hours 

Prerequisite: ACCT 557 or equivalent. 

This course is 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 564. Financial Statement Analysis 3 hours 

Prerequisites: ACCT 508, 550; FNCE 510 or equivalent. 

This course is cross-listed with FNCE 564 . 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. 

ACCT 585. Contemporary Issues of Professional Practice 3 hours 

Using contemporary issues facing the accounting profession, the content for this course will vary 
each semester to include recent issues the accounting profession is facing. Topics may 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 

The course investigates accounting issues that arise in an SEC/environment, both from the 
perspective of the corporation functioning in an SEC environment and from the perspective of the 
public accounting firm auditing an SEC corporation. 

ACCT 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

Designed to develop specialized knowledge in an accounting topic, the student will perform 
individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. 

ACCT 597. Accounting Research 3 hours 

Designed to develop research skills, this course requires the student to conduct a research project 
under the supervision of a faculty member in the discipline. The research includes a review of 
literature, research design, data collection and analysis leading to a paper appropriate for 
professional publication and/or presentation. 

FNCE 505. Principles of Finance 3 hours 

A study of the fundamental principles of financial organization. Emphasis is on instruments of 
fin ance, policies of capitalization, problems pertaining to working cap ital, and corporate expansion 
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FNCE 510. Financial Management 3 hours 

Prerequisite: An introductory course in finance or FNCE 505. 

This course is cross-listed with BUAD 520. A student may receive credit for this course from only 
one program. 
See BUAD 520 for course description. 

FNCE 520. Finance Theory 3 hours 

Prerequisite: FNCE 510 or equivalent. 

This course provides a survey of theories applied to corporate finance. Emphasis is given to 
theories applicable to asset pricing models, theory of interest rates, financial markets and valuation 
of assets, decisions under uncertainty, efficient capital markets, and portfolio theory, but other 
theories frequently used in financial decision making may also be introduced. These theories are 
then used to critically evaluate current and past financial decision making behavior with empirical 
evidence from corporate settings. 

FNCE 525. International Finance 3 hours 

Prerequisite: FNCE 510 or equivalent. 

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 

Prerequisite: FNCE 510 or equivalent. 

An examination of corporate acquisitions, including firm valuation, bidding contests, and defense 
mechanisms, financing the acquisition, and the corporate tax and legal environment. 

FNCE 552. Money and Banking 3 hours 

This course is cross-listed with FNCE 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 555. Fundamentals of Investment 3 hours 

This course is cross-listed with FNCE 455. 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 561. Portfolio Management 3 hours 

Prerequisite: FNCE 555 or equivalent. 

This course is cross-listed with FNCE 461 . 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 564. Financial Statement Analysis 3 hours 

Prerequisites: ACCT 508, 550; FNCE 555 or equivalent 

This course is cross-listed with ACCT 564 . A student may receive credit for this course from only 

one program. 

See ACCT 564 for course description. 

FNCE 585. Contemporary Issues in Finance 3 hours 

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



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FNCE 595. Independent Study 3 hours 

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

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 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 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 578 in the School of Nursing . A student may receive credit 

for this course from only one program. 

See NRSG 578 for course description. 

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 professionalsthrough guest 
corporate lectures, classroom experience, workshops, mentorships, and internships. 

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. Included in thediscussion willbe topics in healthcare finance and legal issues. 



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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. 

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 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 are needsassessments, 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 560. Compensation and Benefits 3 hours 

Prerequisite: BHRM 510. 

This course is cross-listed with MGNT 460. A student may receive credit for this course from only 

one program. 

Part one of the course covers employee and executive compensation components, theory, and 

strategies. Compensation is an integral part of attracting and retaining organizational talent. Part 

two of the course covers executive and employee benefits and strategies. In the climate of 

expensive medical coverage, emphasis will be given to cost containment strategies. Great 

organizations offer benefits that satisfy a wide range of employee needs and delivers competitive 

advantage in attracting and retaining a quality employee base. 

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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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 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 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. 



Marketing Management Courses 



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 guest 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 Education 
and Psychology 



Dean: Denise Dunzweiler 

Faculty: Krystal Bishop, Charles D. Burks, Myrna Colon, Robert Coombs, 
Alberto dos Santos, Denise Dunzweiler, Ileana Freeman-Gutierrez, 
Carleton L. Swafford, John Wesley Taylor V, Penelope Webster, 
Ruth WilliamsMorris 

Adjunct Faculty: Jean Lomino 

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

Degrees Offered 

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

The emphases in Counseling are: 

► Professional Counseling 

► School Counseling 

The emphases in Education are: 

► Curriculum and Instruction 

► Educational Administration and Supervision 

► Inclusive Education 

► Literacy Education 

► Outdoor Teacher Education 



MASTER OF SCIENCE 

Professional Counseling and School Counseling 

Objectives: 

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

2. To prepare candidates for 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. Upon completion of a program, students will have met 
the academic eligibility requirements for TN Licensed Professional Counselor 
(LPC) or School Counselor Certification. 

5. To train candidates to effectively serve others. 



Prerequisites for Admission 



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In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study, a candidate for the 
Master of Science program with emphases in Professional Counseling or School 
Counseling must comply with the requirements listed below. Students who wish to 
enroll prior to completing all prerequisites for regular admission may be granted non- 
degree student status. Students who have not met all requirements for regular 
admission upon completion of 9 semester hours will be prohibited from registering for 
additional credits until all requirements are satisfactorily completed. 

1. Academic records are examined to determine whether the applicant has 
established a firm basis for graduate work in the proposed field of study. The 
completion of a minimum of 9 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, is required. 

2. The absence of any felony or pending prosecution for felony. (Completion of 
form verifying such and background check are required). 

3. Three recommendations, including one academic and one professional, from 
recent sources, are required. Letters of recommendation are required and 
additional recommendation forms (to be attached to letters) are available from 
the School of Education and Psychology. 

4. An interview by members of the counseling area of the School of Education and 
Psychology to assess the candidate's values, commitment to multiculturalism, 
attitudes, and communication skills. This interview will be conducted within on 
month of the student' s initial enrollment. 

5. Prior to the faculty interview, candidates are asked to complete a written 
"Statement of Purpose" regarding their motivation for joining the counseling 
program as part of their application. Guidelines are available from the School 
of Education and Psychology. 

6. In harmony with accepted academic practice for regular admission status, a 
minimum of 3.0 grade point average on the undergraduate level or on 9 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 may be granted if the non-degree student's GPA 
averages 3.0 or higher at the end of the first 9 graduate semester hours, and all 
other regular admission requirements have been met. 

7. 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. The 
minimum required for regular admission is a combined verbal and quantitative 
score of 900. International students whose first language is not English will be 
except from taking the Graduate Record Exam, but must submit their score on 
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 600 
on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 100 on the 
internet-based TOEFL is required. 

8. 16 PF (personality test) results on record prior to completion of 9 semester hours 
of credit. 

The School of Education and Psychology reserves the right to revoke admission 
should a candidate be deemed inappropriate for a counseling degree. 



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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. Complete a final position paper and/or pass an oral defense of a video case 
presentation. 

Courses for Master of Science in Professional Counseling Emphasis 

The program includes 55 semester hours of courses and field practice. Additional 
semester hours may be required for candidates who need to remove deficiencies or who 
have particular interests. Candidates who wish to meet the requirements for the state 
licensure (LPC) exam need a minimum of five (5) additional hours to equal the 
recommended sixty (60) hours. 

The REQUIRED courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

COUN510 Advanced Lifespan Development 3 

COUN 514 Drugs and Addictions 3 

COUN 516 Career Counseling 3 

COUN 520 Principles of Counseling 3 

COUN 521 Psychopathology 3 

COUN 526 Ethics and Legal Aspects of Counseling 2 

COUN 530 Assessment and Appraisal 3 

COUN 553 Group Therapy and Procedures 3 

COUN 556 Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy 3 

COUN 561 Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3 

COUN 570 Counseling in Community Agencies 3 

COUN 575 Administration of Counseling Services 3 

COUN 582 Clinical Practicum I 1 

COUN 583 Clinical Practicum II: Professional Counseling 2 

COUN 584 Clinical Internship: Professional Counseling 6 

COUN 587 Statistics 2 

COUN 590 Marriage and Family Therapy I 3 

COUN 593 Child and Adolescent Problems and Treatment 3 

COUN 597 Psychological Research 3 

TOTAL 55 



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To be eligible for state LPC licensure, candidates must select an additional five (5) 
hours from the following courses (courses in bold are recommended): 5 

*COUN 55 1 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 

COUN558 Crisis Counseling 2 

COUN 565 Topics in Counseling 1-3 

COUN 591 Marriage and Family Therapy II 3 

COUN 595 Independent Study 1-3 

Total Hours Required 60 

*COUN 55 1 is offered in summer only 
NOTE : Availability of courses may vary 

Courses for Master of Science in School Counseling Emphasis 

The Master of Science degree in School Counseling is approved by the Tennessee 
State Board of Education. This program includes 51 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 counseling candidates without prior teaching 
experience will need to participate in a semester long orientation experience, including 
observation of, participation in, and analysis of classroom teaching in a school setting 
as an early part of their academic program. Candidates who wish to meet the 
requirements for School Counselor certification in Tennessee must complete their 
degree and pass the designated PRAXIS II exam. 

The REQUIRED courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

EDUC 541 Principles of Counseling 3 

COUN 503 Foundations of School Counseling 3 

COUN 510 Advanced Lifespan Development 3 

COUN 514 Drugs and Addictions 3 

COUN 516 Career Counseling 3 

COUN 526 Ethics and Legal Aspects of Counseling 2 

COUN 528 Learning and School Counseling Interventions 3 

COUN 530 Assessment and Appraisal 3 

COUN 553 Group Therapy and Procedures 3 

COUN 556 Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy 3 

COUN 558 Crisis Counseling 2 

COUN 561 Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3 

COUN 577 Administration of School Counseling Services 3 

COUN 582 Clinical Practicum I 1 

COUN 583 Clinical Practicum II: School Counseling 2 

COUN 584 Clinical Internship: School Counseling 6 

COUN 587 Statistics 2 

COUN 597 Psychological Research 3 

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION 

Objectives: 

1 . To provide knowledge about school administration, educational curriculum, and 
effective teaching 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 the undergraduate level 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 may be granted if the provisional 
student's GPA averages 3.0 or higher at the end of the first 12 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 
determined by the School of Education and Psychology. 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 admission 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. The 
minimum required for regular admission is a combined verbal and quantitative 
score of 900. International students whose first language is not English will be 
exempt from taking the Graduate Record Exam, but must submit their score on 
the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 600 
on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 100 on the 
internet-based test is required. 

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. 



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3. Pass a written comprehensive examination designed by the faculty or present a 
cumulative portfolio (available only to Outdoor Education emphasis) or 
complete aprofessionalproject(availableonlyto Literacy Education emphasis). 

Courses for the Master of Science in Education 
One of the following emphases is to be selected: 
Emphasis in CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 
The REQUIRED courses are required as follows: 

Courses Credit 

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 

EDIE 502 Inclusive Education: History and Foundations 3 

EDUC531 Technology and the Educator 3 

EDUC 587 Statistics 2 

EDUC 592 Educational Research 3 

TOTAL 25 

Select three (3) hours from the following courses: 3 

EDCI 565 Seminar: Trends in Education 3 

EDCI 595 Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction 1-3 

EDUC 577 Reading Assessment and Remediation 3 

EDUC 599 Master's Research Project 3 

Select eight (8) hours of elective s from EDAD, EDCI, EDIE, EDLE, 8 
EDOE or EDUC. At least six (6) hours must be from an area other 
than EDCI. 
NOTE: Availability of courses varies from year to year. 

Total Hours Required 36 
Emphasis in EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION 
The REQUIRED courses are as follows: 

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 579 School Finance 3 

EDCI 545 Foundations of Curriculum Development 3 

EDUC 531 Technology and the Educator 3 



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EDUC 587 Statistics 2 

EDUC 592 Educational Research 3 

TOTAL 26 

Select two to three (2-3) hours from the following courses: 2-3 

EDAD 575 Internship in Administration 1-2 

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 

Select eight (8) hours of elective s from EDAD, EDCI, EDIE, EDLE, s 
EDOE, or EDUC. At least six (6) hours must be from an area other 
than EDAD. 
NOTE : Availability of courses varies from year to year. 

Total Hours Required 36-37 



Emphasis in INCLUSIVE EDUCATION 

(Special Needs in the Regular Classroom) 

The REQUIRED courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

EDIE 502 Inclusive Education: History and Foundations 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 

EDUC 531 Technology and the Educator 3 

EDUC 587 Statistics 2 

EDUC 592 Educational Research 3 

TOTAL 25 

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

and Their Families 3 

EDIE 595 Independent Study in Inclusive Education 1-3 

EDUC 577 Reading Assessment and Remediation 3 

EDUC 599 Master's Research Project 3 

Select eight to nine (8-9) hours of elective s from EDAD, EDCI, 8-9 

EDIE, EDLE, EDOE, or EDUC. At least six (6) hours must be 

from an area other than EDIE. 

NOTE: Availability of courses varies from year to year. 

Total Hours Required 36-37 



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Emphasis in LITERACY EDUCATION 
The REQUIRED courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

EDLE 527 Implementing Reading Workshop 3 

EDLE 537 Implementing Writing Workshop 3 

EDLE 565 Critical Thinking in Content Literacy 3 

EDLE 567 Literacy Instruction in Primary Classrooms 3 

EDLE 580 Literacy Internship 2 

EDLE 585 Professional Applications in Literacy 2 

EDUC 531 Technology and the Educator 3 

EDUC 577 Reading Assessment and Remediation 3 

EDUC 587 Statistics 2 

EDUC 592 Educational Research 3 

TOTAL 27 

Select nine (9) hours of elective s from EDAD, EDCI, EDIE, EDLE, 9 
EDOE, or EDUC. At least six (6) hours must be from an area other 
than EDLE. 
NOTE: Availability of courses varies from year to year. 

Total Hours Required 36 

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 coursework in three to four semesters, and may choose from two attendance 
options. Candidates applying to the Outdoor Teacher Education program must submit 
to a criminal background check, in addition to completing all other requirements for 
admission (see pp. 10-11). 

Option 1 : The Outdoor Professional Intensives 

These intensive sessions are designed for outdoor professionals (camp directors, 
naturalists, etc.) who need to continue working while enrolled in classes. To 
accommodate the work schedules of such professionals, each semester requires 
attendance of a ten-day intensive, with additional projects and/or assignments to be 
completed individually in an outdoor setting after the session. Participation in these 
intensive sessions represents a commitment to the outdoor education field and is an 
opportunity for students to test their skills, knowledge, desires, and career goals while 
sharing topics of discussion and interest with the instructors and each other. Students 
in this attendance option must be employed or have access to an outdoor facility in 
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Option 2 : The Classroom Teacher Summer Field School 

The summer field school attendance option is designed for K-12 teachers who 
would like to use outdoor laboratories to enrich the classroom curriculum. Typically 
the student will attend three consecutive eight-week summer field school sessions in 
order to complete the degree. Some students may elect to do Independent Study or 
Internship as part of their coursework. Independent Study allows the teacher to develop 
outdoor units of study within their classrooms. Internships allow the teacher to network 
with outdoor professionals in their home community. Resources used for Internships 
typically include nature centers, parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, and government 
agencies offering outdoor education programming for teachers and schools. All 
students attending the summer field school should come prepared with outdoor 
appropriate clothing and basic camping gear. Suggested schedules for Summer Field 
School and a list of items typically required for classes are available from the School 
of Education and Psychology. 

The REQUIRED courses are as follows: 

Courses Credit 

EDOE 538 Technology in Outdoor Education 2 

EDOE 543 Environmental Ministries for Teachers and Youth Leaders 2 

EDOE 593 Adventure-based Counseling 2 

EDUC 592 Educational Research 3 

TOTAL 9 

Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses: 12 

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 

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 

EDOE 535 Outdoor Therapy: Design and Procedures 2 

EDOE 536 Field Experience: Outdoor Therapy 1 

Electives: 

Select thirteen (13) hours from any Master 's-level Business, 13 

Counseling, or Education courses (must have pre-approval of Outdoor 
Education advisor). Eight (8) hours must be EDOE courses. 

Note: EDUC 599 Master's Research Project is recommended. 

Total Hours Required 34 

Note: A Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with an Outdoor Education emphasis is 
available through the School of Business and Management (see p. 30) 



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Suggested SchedulesforOUTDOORPROFESSIONALINTENSIVES 

Winter Outdoor Site Development Intensive (even years) 

EDOE513 Nature Study 2 

EDOE514 Field Experience: Nature Study 1 

EDOE 528 Interpretation of Natural and Historical Resources 2 

EDOE 533 Developing Outdoor Teaching Sites 2 

EDOE 534 Field Experience: Developing Outdoor Teaching Sites 1 

EDUC 592 Educational Research "~ 3 

Winter Outdoor Perspective Intensive (odd years) 

EDOE 503 Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Education 2 
EDOE 504 Field Experience: Principles and Concepts of Outdoor Education 1 

EDOE 538 Technology in Outdoor Education 2 

EDOE 539 Outdoor Recreation 1-2 

EDOE 593 Adventure-based Counseling 2 

Fall Outdoor Leadership Intensive 

EDOE 523 Leadership in Outdoor Education 2 

EDOE 524 Field Experience: Leadership in Outdoor Education 1 

EDOE 543 Environmental Ministries for Teachers and Youth Leaders 2 

EDOE 563 Wilderness Stewardship 2 

EDOE 565 Nature Journaling 1-2 



COURSES 

COUN 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. 

COUN 503. Foundations of School Counseling 3 hours 

Provides a background for understanding the school setting, and how the diverse roles of the 
professional school counselor fit together in a comprehensive manner. History, philosophy, ethical 
and legal considerations, modes of intervention (e.g., direct services, consultation, curriculum), and 
current trends in school counseling are studied. 

COUN 508. Sexuality: Issues in Therapy 3 hours 

Provides foundation of knowledge concerning basic human sexual functioning, knowledge of 
sexual diseases, awareness of sexual variance, knowledge of sexual dysfunction and an 
understanding of basic treatment and sex therapy techniques. 

COUN 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. 

COUN 514. Drugs and Addictions 3 hours 

A comprehensive study of drugs and addictions. Particular focus will be placed on physiological 
functions related to the etiology and treatment of addiction in both therapeutic and educational 
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COUN 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. 

COUN 520. Principles of Counseling 3 hours 

A survey of trends and principles of effective counseling. The quality of the counselor's 
personality, the fundamental factors in the counseling relationship, basic behavioral dynamics such 
as ethics and multiculturalism and an introduction to practical approaches are also considered. 

COUN 521. Psychopathology 3 hours 

Prerequisite: COUN 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. 

COUN 526. Ethics and Legal Aspects of Counseling 2 hours 

Analyzes counseling ethics and legalfactors relatedto thecounseling profession. Real case studies 
are considered. 

COUN 528. Learning and School Counseling Interventions 3 hours 

This course focuseson major theories of learning as they relate to the practice of school counseling. 
How learning theory informs effective guidance lesson planning and school counseling curriculum 
development is considered. Ability to apply knowledge from learning theories to identify learning 
problems and to facilitate exceptional students' growth and development through counseling, 
collaboration, and consulting activities is also studied. 

COUN 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. 

COUN 551. Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 hours 

This course is cross-listed with EDIE 512. A student may receive credit for this course from only 

one program. 

See EDIE 512 for course description. (Summer) 

COUN 553. Group Therapy and Procedures 3 hours 

Prerequisite: COUN 520. 

Group therapy dynamics, leadership, stages are studied. Group populations and types of groups 
are discussed. Contains a requirement for practical experience (group facilitation) that involves 
additional time and work beyond the duration of class meetings and which may extend into the 
following semester. 

COUN 556. Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy 3 hours 

The study and diagnosis of psychological and behavioral disorders. Theories of personality and 
human behavior are analyzed in the light of social realities and learning theories. Factors such as 
communication, multiculuralism, cybernetics, etc. Are considered as explanations and examples 
of human social structures. Interventionsfrom psych ody nam ic, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, 
family, group and feminist therapies, community psychology and crisis intervention are covered 
and practiced. Issues related to elderly clients and members of culturally-diverse groups are 
discussed. 

COUN 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. 



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COUN 561. Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3 hours 

Study of contemporary issues related to multicultural settings. Aside from introduction to various 
cultures and their norms, this course also addresses theories of multicultural counseling and 
counseling interventions based on these theories as they are applied to various populations. In 
addition, attention is given to the counselor' s role as a liaison or agent of change for the culturally 
pluralistic society in either the school or community setting. 

COUN 565. Topics in Counseling 1-3 hours 

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

COUN 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. 
Professional identity issues will also be covered. 

COUN 575. Administration of Counseling Services 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 42 semester hours in degree program. 
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. As the capstone course, this includes the completion of 
a position paper. 

COUN 577. Administration of School Counseling Services 3 hours 

Prerequisites: Completion of at least 32 semester hours in the degree program. 
This is the capstone course for School Counseling. The development, implementation and 
evaluation of comprehensive school counseling programs are studied. Special consideration is 
given to the integration of the school counseling program into the total school community to 
facilitate successful development and achievement of all students. 

COUN 582. Clinical Practicum I 1 hour 

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

COUN 583. Clinical Practicum II: Professional Counseling 1-2 hours 

Prerequisites: COUN 510, 520, 521, 526, 553, 556, 561, 582; having obtained regular admission 
status in the Professional Counseling program. 

Supervised field experience in a psychological setting. A total of 100 clock hours (50 clock hours 
per semester hour) 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. Applications for Fall Practicum II experiences must be submitted for approval 
by April 1 5 of the previous school year. Applications for Winter Practicum II experience must be 
submitted for approval by October 1 5. 

COUN 583. Clinical Practicum II: School Counseling 1-2 hours 

Prerequisites: EDUC 541; COUN 503, 516, 526, 553, 558, 561, 582; having obtained regular 
admission status in the School Counseling program. 

Supervised field experience in educational settings. A total of 100 clock hours (50 clock hours per 
semester hour) 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 attend a weekly 1-1/2 hour group supervision. Video-taping of counseling 
sessions is essential. Applications for Fall Practicum II experiences must be submitted for approval 
by April 15 of the previous school year. Applications for Winter Practicum II experience must be 
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COUN 584. Clinical Internship: Professional Counseling 1-6 hours 

Prerequisites: COUN 583; Completion of 40 semester hours in degree program. 
Supervised field experience in a community agency. A total of 6 semester hours and 600 clock 
hours of clinical work is required. At least 240 clock hours will be direct client contact in the 
capacity of a professional 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. Applications for Summer or Fall Internship experiences must be submitted for 
approval by April 1 5 of the previous school year. Applications for Winter Internship experience 
must be submitted for approval by October 1 5. 

COUN 584. Clinical Internship: School Counseling 1-6 hours 

Prerequisites: COUN 583; Completion of 34 semester hours in academic program. 
Supervised field experience in a school setting. A total of 6 semester hours and 600 clock 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 clock 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. Applications for Fall Internship 
experiences must be submitted for approval by April 15 of the previous school year. Applications 
for Winter Internship experience must be submitted for approval by October 1 5. 

COUN 587. Statistics 2 hours 

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

COUN 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. 

COUN 591. Marriage and Family Therapy II 3 hours 

Prerequisite: COUN 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. 

COUN 592. Marriage and Family Therapy III 3 hours 

Prerequisites: COUN 591; Completion of at least 30 semester hours in degree program. 
An intensive study of selected treatment techniques focusin g on identifying a therapeut ic style best 
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. As the capstone course, this course contains an 
extensive research/position paper that will require additional time and work beyond the duration 
of class meetings and which may extend into the following semester. 

COUN 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. 

COUN 595. Independent Study 1-3 hours 

Individual study and research in psychological and/or counseling issues under the supervision of 
the graduate faculty members. A total of no more than six hours are allowed to apply toward a 
student's degree. 

COUN 597. Psychological Research 3 hours 

Fundamentals of research methodology. Analysis, critical reading, evaluation, and application of 
research needed for development of skills in research proposals. Includes the presentation of a 
proposal and the carrying out of a research project under supervision. 



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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. Special emphasis is given to servant 
leadership, the biblical foundations of administration, spiritual dynamics within the organization, 
and the distinctive philosophy and mission of Christian educational programs. 

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. 

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 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 

A study of philosophical, historical, psychological, and sociological foundations, principles, and 
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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 including use 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 maybe considered. Arrangement for this course need 
to be made a minimum of three months ahead of time. 

EDCI 595. Independent Study 1-3 hours 

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

EDIE 502. Inclusive Education: History and Foundations 3 hours 

A survey of the history of inclusive education with attention to movements in educational 
philosophy, curriculum planning, and government legislation. Includes a comprehensive 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 

This course is cross-listed with CO UN 551. A student may receive credit for this course from only 
one program. 

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. 



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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. Biblical Christ-centered/Servant 
leadership is emphasized throughout the course. A review of historical and current research in 
inclusive school communities and the Christian 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. 

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. 

EDLE 527. Implementing Reading Workshop 3 hours 

A course designed to immerse the graduate student in the rationale and instructional structures of 
a Reading Workshop approach to the teaching of reading. The course includes a significant 
applications component designed to assist students in translating theory into practice. Offered 
concurrently with EDLE 537, Implementing Writing Workshop. 

EDLE 537. Implementing Writing Workshop 3 hours 

A course designed to immerse the graduate student in the writing process as well as in the rationale 
and instructional structures of a Writing Workshop approach to the teaching of writing. The 
course includes a significant applications component designed to assist students in translating 
theory into practice. Offered concurrently with EDLE 527, Implementing Reading Workshop so 
that students see the interconnectedness of reading and writing. 

EDLE 565. Critical Thinking in Content Literacy 3 hours 

Study given to the theoretical framework for teaching literacy in the content areas. Instructional 
strategies for facilitating critical thinking, particularly in the context of the Bible, are modeled and 
practiced. Strategies are also taught that are designed to enhance critical and creative thinking, as 
well as academic performance in reading, writing, listening, talking, viewing, and visual 
representation in all content areas. 

EDLE 567. Literacy Instruction in Primary Classrooms 3 hours 

An advanced course focusing on the literacy development of K-2nd grade students. Theory and 
research relevant to literacy instruction in the primary grades studied within the context of 
developmentally appropriate instructional approaches and practice. The course also examines the 
implications and practices for facilitating successful literacy instruction for English Language 
Learners. 

EDLE 580. Literacy Internship 2 hours 

Designed to meet the particular needs and interests of the student as those relate to classroom 
instruction in literacy. A proposal will be submitted by the student using action research as the 
design. 

EDLE 585. Professional Applications in Literacy 2 hours 

Provides opportunity for individual students to identify an area of particular passion in literacy. 
In cooperation with the professor, students design a proposal specifying a plan for applying what 
has been learned within the context of the professional community rather than the individual 
classroom. This class will enable graduate students to work in collaboration with the university 
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EDLE 595. Independent Study in Literacy Education 1-3 hours 

Individual research/study project in literacy education under the supervision of a graduate 
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. Lab fee 7 will be assessed for this course. 

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. 

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. Lab fee 7 will be assessed for this 

course. 

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 51 3) 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. Lab fee 8 will be assessed for this course. 

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 528. Interpretation of Natural and Historical Resources 2 hours 

This course will examine the fundamental principles of natural and historical interpretation. 
Students will research local resources in order to develop interpretive programs. Particular 
attention is given to contemporary methods of interpretation in parks, nature centers, camps, and 
other outdoor settings. Lab fee 4 will be assessed for this course. 

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 at a camp or environmental school site. 
Lab fee 7 will be assessed for this course. 



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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 535. Outdoor Therapy: Design and Procedures 2 hours 

Co-requisite: EDOE 536. 

An examination of design, procedure, and group therapy dynamics used as a therapeutic tool in the 
outdoor setting. Lab fee 8 will be assessed for this course. 

EDOE 536. Field Experience: Outdoor Therapy 1 hour 

Co-requisite: EDOE 535. 

The experiences in this course are d esigned to support and supplement the theoretical foundations 
presented in EDOE 535, Outdoor Therapy: Design and Procedures, and to provide hands-on 
training in outdoor therapeutic settings. 

EDOE 537. Lab Experience: Technology in Outdoor Education 1 hour 

Must be taken concurrently with EDOE 538. 

This course is designed to support and supplement Technology in Outdoor Education (EDOE 538) 
and to provide practical laboratory experiences in surveying, sampling, or collecting data for 
biological research. 

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. Lab fee 8 will be assessed for 
this course. 

EDOE 539. Outdoor Recreation 1-2 hours 

This course focuses on programming and leadership of adventure activities. Topics covered may 
include, but are not limited to backpacking, spelunking, canoeing, and wilderness living. It may 
be repeated with different skill emphases. It will be taught at a location suitable for the particular 
activity being offered. Lab fee 4 will be assessed for this course. 

EDOE 543. Environmental Ministries 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 6 will be assessed for this course. 

EDOE 563. Wilderness Stewardship 2 hours 

An intensive back country camping course to be taught entirely in the field. It will provide the 
student with basicknowledge 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. 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. Lab fee 4 will be assessed for this course. 
EDOE 568. Nature Photography 1-2 hours 



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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. Lab fee 5 will be assessed for 
this course. 

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.) Lab fee 2 will be assessed for this course. 

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. Lab fee 2 will be assessed for 
this course. 

EDOE 575. Internship in Outdoor Education 1-4 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. A 
minimum of forty (40) clock hours are required for each semester hour of credit. This course may 
be repeated for a maximum of four (4) semester hours total. 

EDOE 585. Workshop in Outdoor Education 1-4 hours 

Various topics in outdoor education, including nature study, adventure programming, curriculum, 
and wilderness medical certification may be covered. This course may be repeated with different 
topics. The class will be taught in a location suitable for the topic being covered. A minimum of 
lab fee 2 will be required. Additional lab fees may be assessed depending on credits. 

EDOE 593. Adventure-based Counseling 2 hours 

A survey course introducing teachers, camp professionals, and other outdoor professionals to the 
field of ad venture-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. Lab fee 5 will be assessed for this course. 

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. Independent studies must be limited to two, 
with a maximum of six semester hours of credit earned total. 

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 adult teaching 
practices, are examined as they relate to theoretical perspectives. Theoretical principles are then 
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EDUC 531. Technology and the Educator 3 hours 

Study and analysis of the integration of technology in learning environments. The course examines 
technology-related issues from instructor, student and administrator perspectives. Issues include 
the philosophy of and need for technology, learning outcomes associated with the use of 
technology, implementation of and problems associated with technology in the instructional 
environment and technology related to administrative function and professional development. This 
course also seeks to provide the educator with an array of professional competencies so as to 
optimally leverage technology for instructional ends. This course incorporates a hands-on 
approach and assumes basic competencies in word processing, presentation software, Internet 
usage, and the Windows operating system. 

EDUC 541. Principles of Counseling 3 hours 

This course is cross-listed with COUN 520. A student may receive credit for this course from only 

one program. 

See COUN 520 for course description. 

EDUC 566. Seminar: Trends and Issues in Education 1-3 hours 

Analysis of current and emerging educational trends. Exploration of curricular concerns and/or 
instructional issues which shape the teaching/learning process. 

EDUC 573. The Art of Teaching Writing 3 hours 

This class designed for students wishing to immerse themselves in the study of living like a writer. 
This study will focus on an in-depth study of authors who share what it means to live like a writer 
as they craft writing. Children's literature will be studied in light of the writing craft. Students 
will also focus on applying the skills of conferring to assist child authors in crafting their writing. 

EDUC 577. Reading Assessment and Remediation 3 hours 

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

EDUC 587 Statistics 2 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 592. Educational Research 3 hours 

Fundamentals of action research methodology. Analysis, critical reading, evaluation, and 
application of research needed for development of skills in research proposals. Includes the 
presentation of a proposal and the carrying out of a research project under supervision. 

EDUC 595. Independent Study in Education 1-3 hours 

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

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. 



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CHOOL OF INU USING 



School of Nursing 



Dean: Barbara James 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Holly Gadd 
Faculty: Desiree Batson, Holly Gadd, Barbara James 
Adjunct Faculty: Leona Gulley 

Mission Statement 

The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide a Christian learning environment 
that values academic excellence and fosters personal and professional growth to meet 
the diverse needs of individuals, families, and communities. 

The School of Nursing's graduate program is designed to provide opportunities for 
advanced practice and upward mobility within healthcare. 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. 

Degrees 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) 

The School of Nursing offers post-Master' s certificate programs with the following 
emphases: 

► Adult Nurse Practitioner 

► Family Nurse Practitioner 

► Nurse Educator 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING 

MSN Admission Requirements 

1. Completed graduate application. 

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 or current multistate license 
with privilege to practice in the state of Tennessee. A Georgia license is 
recommended for nurse practitioner students. 

4. Three hours in statistics. 



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5. An undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better. If the candidate has previously taken 
12 or more graduate credits from another college or university, the graduate 
GPA may be substituted for the undergraduate GPA. 

6. Applicants with less than a 3.00 grade point average may be admitted 
provisionally. Students initially granted provisional acceptance may progress 
through the program with a maximum of one C grade. 

7. Personal interview and two professional references. 

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

9. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based), 
250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) 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 
for University admission to the Graduate Studies Office prior to July 1 for fall 
admission, and by December 1 for winter admission. Priority is given to early 
applicants and applicants with current nursing work experience. Enrollment in 
the nurse practitioner emphasis is limited. 

2. Arrange for a personal interview with a School of Nursing graduate faculty prior 
to the application deadline. 

3. Provide proof of current Tennessee RN licensure or multistate RN licensure, 
current immunization, and Health Care Provider CPR certification to School of 
Nursing MSN Enrollment Counselor. 

4. A criminal background check is required of all students. Background checks are 
facilitated by the School of Nursing MSN Enrollment Counselor and the Office 
of Human Resources and are charged to the student account upon enrollment. 

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. 

Progression: 

Progression in the program may be inhibited by a variety of circumstances. Adverse 
criminal background information is subject to faculty review and may affect 
progression. 

Student academic standing is monitored regularly for incomplete, in-progress, or 
unsatisfactory or low course grades and GPA. Students noted to have difficulties in any 
of these areas are subject to advisement and consideration regarding program 
progression. A student must withdraw from pre-registered courses if transcript record 
shows two or more incomplete or in-progress grades from the previous semester. 



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Residence: 

The last 30 semester hours must be taken through the Southern Adventist University 
School of Nursing. A maximum of 25% of program requirements is 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 (one C grade for students initially admitted provisionally) . 

3. Successful completion of NRSG 598 with a minimum of four credit hours or 
NRSG 596 with a minimum of three hours. 

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

Courses Credit 

NRSG 5 1 5 Theoretical Concepts of Nursing 2 

NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 

NRSG 527 Nursing Research: Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 4 

NRSG 531 Research Seminar 1 

NRSG 541 Health Care Policy 2 

NRSG 596 Nursing Project 3 

OR 

NRSG 598 Thesis 4 

TOTAL 15 

(16 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 adults, families, and communities. 

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

3. Promote wholistic Christ-centered care for 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 

NRSG 550 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 552 Advanced Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 554 Advanced Physical Assessment 3 

NRSG 556 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 561 Primary Care of Adults 3 

NRSG 562 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 4 



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NRSG 563 Primary Care Role Development 
NRSG 566 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 



TOTAL 



26 



Total Hours Required 



41 

(42 thesis) 



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

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 



NRSG 550 
NRSG 552 
NRSG 554 
NRSG 556 
NRSG 561 
NRSG 563 
NRSG 570 
NRSG 571 
NRSG 573 

TOTAL 



Advanced Pathophysiology 
Advanced Pharmacology 
Advanced Physical Assessment 
Family and Community Systems 
Primary Care of Adults 
Primary Care Role Development 
Primary Care of Children 
Practicum: Primary Care of Families I** 
Practicum: Primary Care of Families II** 



3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
5 
5 

31 



Total Hours Required 



46 

(47 thesis) 



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

"Substitution of NRSG 562, Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I, NRSG 566 Practicum: Primary 
Care of Adults II plus NRSG 572, Practicum: Primary Care of Children may be made. 



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. 



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

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

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

Courses Credit 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 531_Technology and the Educator 3 

NRSG 550_Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 556 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 576 Assessment for Advanced Practice 2 

NRSG 581 Nursing Curriculum Design 3 

NRSG 583 Classroom Instruction and Evaluation 3 

NRSG 585 Educator Role Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 3 

NRSG 591 Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 2 

TOTAL 24 

Total Hours Required 39 

(40 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 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. 

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. Submit completed SAU nursing graduate application and all required 
documents for University admission to the Graduate Studies Office prior to 
July 1 for fall admission, and by December 1 for winter admission. 

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 or current multistate 
license with privilege to practice in the state of Tennessee. 

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



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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. Students initially granted provisional 
acceptance may progress through the program with a maximum of one C grade. 

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

8. International students must provide an official GMAT score as a prerequisite 
for acceptance. In addition they must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 
(paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) with testing 
within the past year. 

9. Personal interview with both the School of Nursing and School of Business 
and Management Graduate Program Coordinators. 

10. A criminal background check is required of all students. Background checks 
are facilitated by the School of Nursing MSN Enrollment Counselor and the 
Office of Human Resources and are charged to the student account upon 
enrollment. 

Admission to the Dual-degree Program: 

Full-time or part-time students maybe admitted to the MB A program during the fall, 
winter, or summer semesters and the MSN courses for the fall or winter semesters. Fall 
applications must be made by July 1 and winter applications by December 1. 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. 

Progression: 

Progression in the program may be inhibited by a variety of circumstances. Adverse 
criminal background information is subject to faculty review and may affect 
progression. 

Student academic standing is monitored regularly for incomplete, in-progress, or 
unsatisfactory or low course grades and GPA. Students noted to have difficulties in any 
of these areas are subject to advisement and consideration regarding program 
progression. A student must withdraw from pre-registered courses if transcript record 
shows two or more incomplete or in-progress grades from the previous semester. 

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 
25% of MSN program requirements is allowed as transfer credit. Transfer courses must 
be taken at an accredited institution, carry grades of B or better, and be approved by the 
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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 (one C grade for students initially 
admitted provisionally). 

3. Successful completion of NRSG 598 with a minimum of four credit hours or 
NRSG 596 with a minimum of three hours. 



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

The Nursing CORE courses are as follows: 



NRSG 515 
NRSG 520 
NRSG 527 
NRSG 531 
NRSG 541 
NRSG 596 

NRSG 598 
TOTAL 



Courses 



Credit 



Theoretical Concepts of Nursing 2 

Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 

Nursing Research: Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 4 

Research Seminar 1 

Health Care Policy 2 

Nursing Project 3 

OR 

Thesis 4 



15 

(16 thesis) 



Emphasis in HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION 

(See School of Business and Management for course descriptions) 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 

BUAD 505 Management in a Changing World 

BUAD 510 Accounting for Control and Decision Making 

BUAD 520 Financial Management 

BUAD 530 Organizational Behavior 

BUAD 540 Marketing Management 

BUAD 555 Leadership and Change 

BUAD 562 Integrating Faith and Business 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 

BEXM 505 Legal Framework of Decisions 

BHRM 510 Human Resource Management 

NRSG 578 Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development 

HADM Healthcare Administration Elective 



TOTAL 

Total Hours Required 

''Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalents. 



36-42 

51-57 
(52-58 thesis) 



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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 degree. 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 
undergraduate catalog). 

RN to MSN Admission Requirements: 

1. Completed graduate application. 

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 or current multistate license 
with privilege to practice in the state of Tennessee. A Georgia license is 
recommended for nurse practitioner students. 

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 3.25. 

6. Applicants with less than a 3.25 grade point average may be admitted 
provisionally. Students initially granted provisional acceptance may progress 
through the program with a maximum of one C grade. 

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 (paper-based), 
250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) 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 SAU nursing graduate application and all required documents 
for University admission to the Graduate Studies Office prior to July 1 for fall 
admission, and by December 1 for winter admission. Priority is given to early 
applicants and applicants with current nursing work experience. Enrollment in 
the nurse practitioner emphasis is limited. 

2. Arrange for a personal interview with a School of Nursing graduate faculty prior 
to the application deadline. 

3. Provide proof of current Tennessee RN licensure or multistate RN licensure, 
current immunization, and Health Care Provider CPR certification to School of 
Nursing MSN Enrollment Counselor. 

4. A criminal background check is required of all students. Background checks are 
facilitated by the School of Nursing MSN Enrollment Counselor and of Office 
of Human Resources and are charged to the student account upon enrollment. 



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Financial Aid Information:* 

Financial arrangements for the RN-MSN program are more complex than for the 
MSN program. The following are guidelines that students should keep in mind while 
planning financing for their educational program. 

1. Students in the RN-MSN program will be considered undergraduate students, 
regardless of the classes they take, until they have completed 124 hours. 

2. Students in the RN-MSN program will be considered graduate students, 
regardless of the classes they take, for hours 125 and above. 

3. Students in the RN-MSN program who are considered undergraduate students 
must be enrolled in at least 6 hours, regardless of the mix of undergraduate and 
graduate classes they take, to be considered at least a half-time student, and 12 
hours, regardless of the mix of undergraduate and graduate classes they take, to 
be considered a full-time student. An undergraduate student taking 5 graduate 
hours would NOT be considered at least half-time, and thus would not be 
eligible for financial aid, nor eligible to have student loans deferred. 

4. Students in the RN-MSN program who are considered graduate students must 
be enrolled in at least 5 hours, regardless of the mix of graduate and 
undergraduate classes they take, to be considered at least a half-time student, and 
9 hours, regardless of the mix of graduate and undergraduate classes, to be 
considered a full-time student. 

5 . Tuition will be charged at the undergraduate tuition rate for undergraduate hou rs 
and at the graduate tuition rate for graduate hours. 

6 . While a typical student receiving financial aid has 1 50% of the time requirement 
to complete a degree (186 hours to complete a 124 hour undergraduate degree) 
and still receive undergraduate financial aid assistance, the RN-MSN student has 
100% of the time requirement to complete a degree and receive undergraduate 
financial aid assistance. Once a student has completed 124 hours, eligibility for 
undergraduate financial aid is lost. 

7. Once a student is considered a graduate student in the RN-MSN program, 
eligibility for undergraduate financial aid is completely lost (including Pell 
Grants, Supplemental Grants, merit-based and need-based institutional 
scholarships and grants). 

8. RN-MSN students who are considered graduates are only eligible for Federal 
Stafford Loans (up to $18,500 based on their FAFSA results). 

9. RN-MSN students who receive undergraduate financial aid to cover graduate 
classes, and then drop out of the RN-MSN program will have to repay all of the 
undergraduate financial aid (including undergraduate loans) they have received 
for graduate classes. 

*See p. 14 for enrollment status clarification. 

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 
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Progression: 

Progression in the program may be inhibited by a variety of circumstances. Adverse 
criminal background information is subject to faculty review and may affect 
progression. 

Student academic standing is monitored regularly for incomplete, in-progress, or 
unsatisfactory or low course grades and GPA. Students noted to have difficulties in any 
of these areas are subject to advisement and consideration regarding program 
progression. A student must withdraw from pre-registered courses if transcript record 
shows two or more incomplete or in-progress grades from the previous semester. 

Residence: 

The last 30 semester hours must be taken through Southern Adventist University 
School of Nursing. A maximum of 25% of MSN program requirements is 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 baccalaureate level nursing and 
graduate GPA of 3.00 and no more than two baccalaureate level nursing or 
graduate courses with C grades (one C grade for students initially admitted 
provisionally). 

3. Successful completion of NRSG 598 with a minimum of four credit hours or 
NRSG 596 with a minimum of three hours. 

Substitutions for BS to MSN 

BS level courses: 

NRSG 316 Applied Statistics for Health Professions 3 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

**NRSG 328 Nursing Assessment 3 

Substitute NRSG 554, Advanced Physical Assessment (3 hrs) OR 
NRSG 576, Assessment for Advanced Practice (2 hrs) 

NRSG 340 Community Health Nursing 5 

*NRSG 389 Nursing Pharmacology 3 

Substitute NRSG 5 52, Advanced Pharmacology 

**NRSG 434 Pathophysiology 4 

Substitute NRSG 550, Advanced Pathophysiology 

***NRSG 485 Nursing Leadership and Management 3 

Substitute NRSG 5 7 8, Advanced Nursing Leadership & Role Development 

****NRSG492 Senior Nursing Practicum 2 

Substitute MSN emphasis course 

****NRSG497 Research Methods in Nursing 3 

Substitute NRSG 527, Nursing Research, Foundations ofEvidence-based Practice 
and NRSG 531, Research Seminar 

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

Courses Credit 

NRSG 5 1 5 Theoretical Concepts of Nursing 2 

NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 

NRSG 527 Nursing Research: Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 4 

NRSG 531 Research Seminar 1 

NRSG 541 Health Care Policy 2 

NRSG 596 Nursing Project 3 

OR 

NRSG 598 Thesis 4 

TOTAL 15 

(16 thesis) 

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 adults, families, and communities. 

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

3. Promote wholistic Christ-centered care for 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 15-16 

Emphasis courses: 

BS level nursing courses: Credit 

NRSG 316 Applied Statistics for Health Professions 3 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

NRSG 340 Community Health 5 

NRSG 485 Nursing Leadership and Management 3 

Master level nursing courses: 

NRSG 550 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 552 Advanced Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 554 Advanced Physical Assessment 3 

NRSG 556 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 561 Primary Care of Adults 3 

NRSG 562 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 4 



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NRSG 563 Primary Care Role Development 3 

NRSG 566 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 4 

TOTAL 40 

Total Hours Required in Major 55 

(Excluding general education and cognates) (56 thesis) 

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

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 15-16 

Emphasis courses: 

BS level nursing courses: Credit 

NRSG 316 Applied Statistics for Health Professions 3 

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 550 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 552 Advanced Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 554 Advanced Physical Assessment 3 

NRSG 556 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 561 Primary Care of Adults 3 

NRSG 563 Primary Care Role Development 3 

NRSG 570 Primary Care of Children 3 

NRSG 571 Practicum: Primary Care of Families I** 5 

NRSG 573 Practicum: Primary Care of Families II** 5 

TOTAL 45 

Total Hours Required in Major 60 

(Excluding general education and cognates) (61 thesis) 



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

"Substitution of NRSG 562, Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I, NRSG 566 Practicum: Primary 
Care of Adults II plus NRSG 572, Practicum: Primary Care of Children may be made. 

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. 

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. 

MSN Core 15-16 

Emphasis courses: 

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

BS level nursing courses: Credit 

NRSG 316 Applied Statistics for Health Professions 3 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

NRSG 340 Community Health Nursing 5 

NRSG 389 Nursing Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 485 Nursing Leadership and Management 3 

Master level courses: 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 531 Technology and the Educator 3 

NRSG 550 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 556 Family and Community Systems 3 

NRSG 576 Assessment for Advanced Practice 2 

NRSG 581 Nursing Curriculum Design 3 

NRSG 583 Classroom Instruction and Evaluation 3 

NRSG 585 Educator Rose Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 3 

NRSG 591 Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 2 

TOTAL 41 

Total Hours Required 56 

(57 thesis) 



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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. 

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 M SN/MBA Admission Requirements: 

1 . S ubmit completed S AU nursing graduate app lication and all required documents 
for University admissions to the Graduate Studies Office prior to July 1 for fall 
admission, and by December 1 for winter admission. 

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 or current multistate license 
with privilege to practice in the state of Tennessee. 

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

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

6. International students must provide an officialGMAT score as a prerequisite for 
acceptance. In addition they must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper- 
based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) with testing within the 
past year. 

7. Personal interview with both the School of Nursing and School of Business and 
Management Graduate Program Coordinators. 

8. A criminal background check is required of all students. Background checks are 
facilitated by the School of Nursing MSN Enrollment Counselor and the Office 
of Human Resources and are charged to the student account upon enrollment. 



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Admission to the Dual-degree Program: 

Full-time or part-time students m ay 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. All baccalaureate courses must be completed prior 
to registering for any MBA courses. 

Financial Aid Information:* 

Financial arrangements for the RN-MSN program are more complex than for the 
MSN program. The following are guidelines that students should keep in mind while 
planning financing for their educational program. 

1. Students in the RN-MSN program will be considered undergraduate students, 
regardless of the classes they take, until they have completed 124 hours. 

2. Students in the RN-MSN program will be considered graduate students, 
regardless of the classes they take, for hours 125 and above. 

3. Students in the RN-MSN program who are considered undergraduate students 
must be enrolled in at least 6 hours, regardless of the mix of undergraduate and 
graduate classes they take, to be considered at least a half-time student, and 12 
hours, regardless of the mix of undergraduate and graduate classes they take, to 
be considered a full-time student. An undergraduate student taking 5 graduate 
hours would NOT be considered at least half-time, and thus would not be 
eligible for financial aid, nor eligible to have student loans deferred. 

4. Students in the RN-MSN program who are considered graduate students must 
be enrolled in at least 5 hours, regardless of the mix of graduate and 
undergraduate classes they take, to be considered at least a half-time student, and 
9 hours, regardless of the mix of graduate and undergraduate classes, to be 
considered a full-time student. 

5 . Tuition will be charged at the undergraduate tuition rate for undergraduate hou rs 
and at the graduate tuition rate for graduate hours. 

6. While a typical student receiving financial aid has 150% of the time requirement 
to complete a degree (186 hours to complete a 124 hour undergraduate degree) 
and still receive undergraduate financial aid assistance, the RN-MSN student has 
100% of the time requirement to complete a degree and receive undergraduate 
financial aid assistance. Once a student has completed 124 hours, eligibility for 
undergraduate financial aid is lost. 

7. Once a student is considered a graduate student in the RN-MSN program, 
eligibility for undergraduate financial aid is completely lost (including Pell 
Grants, Supplemental Grants, merit-based and need-based institutional 
scholarships and grants). 

8. RN-MSN students who are considered graduates are only eligible for Federal 
Stafford Loans (up to $18,500 based on their FAFSA results). 

9. RN-MSN students who receive undergraduate financial aid to cover graduate 
classes, and then drop out of the RN-MSN program will have to repay all of the 
undergraduate financial aid (including undergraduate loans) they have received 
for graduate classes. 



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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 
considered on an individual basis. 

Progression: 

Progression in the program may be inhibited by a variety of circumstances. Adverse 
criminal background information is subject to faculty review and may affect 
progression. 

Student academic standing is monitored regularly for incomplete, in-progress, or 
unsatisfactory or low course grades and GPA. Students noted to have difficulties in any 
of these areas are subject to advisement and consideration regarding program 
progression. A student must withdraw from pre-registered courses if transcript record 
shows two or more incomplete or in-progress grades from the previous semester. 

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 
25% of program requirements is 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 baccalaureate level 
nursing and graduate GPA of 3.00 and no more than two baccalaureate level 
nursing or graduate courses with C grades. 

3. Successful completion of NRSG 598 with a minimum of four credit hours or 
NRSG 596 with a minimum of three hours. 

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

BS level nursing courses: Credit 

NRSG 316 Applied Statistics for Health Professions 3 

NRSG 322 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 

NRSG 328 Nursing Assessment 3 

NRSG 340 Community Health Nursing 5 

NRSG 389 Nursing Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 434 Pathophysiology 3 

TOTAL 20 



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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 527 Nursing Research: Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 4 

NRSG 531 Research Seminar 1 

NRSG 541 Health Care Policy 2 

NRSG 596 Nursing Project 3 

OR 

NRSG 598 Thesis 4 

TOTAL 15 

(16 thesis) 

Emphasis in HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION 

(See School of Business and Management for course descriptions) 

*ACCT 505 Financial Accounting 3 

*FNCE 505 Principles of Finance 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 562 Integrating Faith and Business 3 

BUAD 570 Strategic Decision Making 3 

BEXM 505 Legal Framework of Decisions 3 

BHRM510 Human Resource Management 3 

NRSG 578 Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development 3 

HADM Healthcare Administration Elective 3 

TOTAL 36-42* 

Total Hours Required in Majors 71-77 
(Excluding general education and cognates) (72-78 thesis) 

'"Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalents. 

POST-MASTER'S CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 
Prerequisites for Admission 

1. Completed graduate application. 

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

3. Current license as a registered nurse in Tennessee or current multistate license 
with privilege to practice in the state of Tennessee. A Georgia license is 
recommended for nurse practitioner students. 

4. A graduate GPA of 3.00 or better. 



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5. Applicants with less than a 3.00 grade point average may be admitted 
provisionally, but may progress through the program with a maximum of one C 
grade. 

6. Personal interview and two professional references. 

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

8. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based), 
250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) 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 . S ubmit completed S AU nursing graduate application and all required docum ents 
for University admission to the Graduate Studies Office prior to July 1 for fall 
admission, and by December 1 for winter admission. Priority is given to early 
applicants and applicants with current nursing work experience. Enrollment in 
the nurse practitioner emphasis is limited. 

2. Arrange for a personal interview with a School of Nursing graduate faculty prior 
to the application deadline. 

3. Provide proof of current Tennessee or multistate RN licensure, current 
immunization, and Health Care Provider CPR certification to School of Nursing 
MSN Enrollment Counselor. 

4. A criminal background check is required of all students. Background checks are 
facilitated by the School of Nursing MSN Enrollment Counselor and the Office 
of Human Resources and are charged to the student account on enrollment. 

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 post-masters certificate may not exceed five year. 
Application for an extension will be considered on an individual basis. 

Progression: 

Progression in the program may be inhibited by a variety of circumstances. Adverse 
criminal background information is subject to faculty review and may affect progression. 

Student academic standing is monitored regularly for incomplete, in-progress, or 
unsatisfactory or low course grades and GPA. Students noted to have difficulties in any 
of these areas are subject to advisement and consideration regarding program 
progression. A student must withdraw from pre-registered courses if transcript record 
shows two or more incomplete or in-progress grades from the previous semester. 

Residence: 

The last 20 semester hours must be taken through the Southern Adventist University 
School of Nursing. A maximum of 25% of MSN program requirements is 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. 



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Post-Master's Certificate 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 (one C grade for students admitted provisionally). 

Courses for the Post-Master's Certificate 
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 adults, families, and communities. 

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

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

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

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

Courses Credits 

NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 

NRSG 550 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 

NRSG 552 Advanced Pharmacology 3 

NRSG 554 Advanced Physical Assessment 3 

NRSG 556 Family and Community Systems 3 

NR S G 5 6 1 Primary C are of Adu Its 3 

NRSG 562 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 4 

NRSG 563 Primary Care Role Development 3 

NRSG 566 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 4 

TOTAL (does not include core) 29 

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

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 healthcare policy and the future direction of nursing. 



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Courses 



Credit 



NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 

NRSG 550 Advanced Pathophysiology 

NRSG 552 Advanced Pharmacology 

NRSG 554 Advanced Physical Assessment 

NRSG 556 Family and Community Systems 

NR S G 5 6 1 Primary C are of Adu Its 

NRSG 563 Primary Care Role Development 

NRSG 570 Primary Care of Children 

NRSG 571 Practicum: Primary Care of Families I** 

NRSG 573 Practicum: Primary Care of Families II** 



TOTAL (does not include core) 



34 



* Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification examination. 
**SubstitutionofNRSG 562, Primary Care of Adults I, NRSG 566 Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II plus NRSG 
572, Practicum: Primary Care of Children may be made. 



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 healthcare policy and the future direction of nursing. 



(See the School of Education and Psychology for EDJJC course descriptions) 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 

EDUC 531_Technology and the Educator 

NRSG 520 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 

NRSG 550_Advanced Pathophysiology 

NRSG 556 Family and Community Systems 

NRSG 576 Assessment for Advanced Practice 

NRSG 581 Nursing Curriculum Design 

NRSG 583 Classroom Instruction and Evaluation 

NRSG 585 Educator Role Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 

NRSG 591 Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 



TOTAL (does not include core) 



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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 theNeuman Systems Model and 
other selected models and theories. 

NRSG 520. Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
A course emphasizing use of developmental psychological, sociocultural, physiological, and spiritual 
approaches to attain and maintain optimal health in the face of stressors inherent in a sinful world. 
Biblical principles and SDA-specific approaches to healthy lifestyle are examined. Change theory, 
nursing theories, learning theories, and health promotion principles and frameworks are used to 
design and evaluate interventions that enhance client's flexible line of defense. 

NRSG 527. Nursing Research: Foundations of Evidence-based Practice 4 hours 

Prerequisites: NRSG 316 or equivalent basic statistics and NRSG 515. 

Focuses on the steps of ethical quantitative research and on understanding and utilizing research 

studies as the basis for advanced practice. Application and interpretation of descriptive and 

inferential statistics are included. Emphasizes integration of research (evidence) into care of 

individuals, families, and communities with potential or actual stressors and threats to 

wellbeing. 

NRSG 531. Research Seminar 1 hour 

Prerequisite: NRSG 527. 

Research concepts are made practical by the development or refinement of a research project or 
thesisproposal. Students are guided through the process of IRB proposal and obtaining permi ssion 
for specific research and project activities. Faculty mentoring facilitates readiness for NRSG 596 
or 598. 

NRSG 541. Health Care Policy 2 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. Lab fee 8 will be assessed for this course. 

NRSG 596. Nursing Project 3 hours 

Prerequisite: NRSG 531. 

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. (Pass/Fail) 

NRSG 598. Thesis 4 hours 

Prerequisites: NRSG 531. 

Student designed research under the supervision of a faculty committee culminating in a master 

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Adult Nurse Practitioner Courses 

NRSG 550. Advanced Pathophysiology 3 hours 

A study of alterations in physiologic systems frequently encountered in primary 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 552. Advanced Pharmacology 3 hours 

Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 550. 

Focuses on the appropriate clinical use of medications in the maintenance and strengthening of the 
client system's lines of resistance and defense. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic prescription/use 
of medications in common recurrent health problems. 

NRSG 554. Advanced Physical Assessment 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Enrollment in 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 advanced preparation 
in obtaining and interpreting ECGs and analyzing radiologic films. Includes a minimum of 60 hours 
clinical practice. Lab fee 9 will be assessed for this course. 

NRSG 556. Family and Community Systems 3 hours 

Prerequisite: NRSG 340. 

Perspectives of family composition, culture, values, ethics, development, growth, and behaviors 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 561. Primary Care of Adults 3 hours 

Prerequisites: NRSG 550, 554; Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 552. 

Comprehensive primary care course emphasizing primary, secondary, and tertiary care of well and 
ill individuals across the adult lifespan. Concepts of health promotion, pathophysiology, 
epidemiology, pharmacology, and physical assessment are integrated throughout as common and 
chronic health problems are studied. Diagnostic tests are reviewed. Differential and actual 
diagnoses are discussed based on client presentation. Management plans are formulated based on 
standards of practice and best evidence. 

NRSG 562. Practicum: Primary Care of Adults I 4 hours 

Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 561. 

Clinical practicum in the differential diagnosis and management of common and chronic adult health 
problems. Includes intensives for clinical procedures and wound management. Precepted by nurse 
practitioners and other healthcare providers. Includes a minimum of 240 hours of clinical practice. 
Lab fee 9 will be assessed for this course. 

NRSG 563. Primary Care Role Development 3 hours 

Prerequisite: NRSG 561. 

A capstone course focusing on professional and complex clinical issues, advanced practice roles, 
relationships, legaland ethical frameworks for advanced practice, professional practice management, 
and preparation for advanced practice nurse practitioner certification. 

NRSG 566. Practicum: Primary Care of Adults II 4 hours 

Prerequisite: NRSG 562; Co-requisite: NRSG 563. 

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. 
Lab fee 9 will be assessed for this course. 



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Family Nurse Practitioner Courses 

NRSG 570. Primary Care of Children 3 hours 

Pre- or co-requisites: NRSG 550, 552, 554. 

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 571. Practicum: Primary Care of Families I 5 hours 

Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 561, 570. 

Clinical practicum that promotes application of theoretical concepts and development of skills in 
primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and healthcare across the lifespan. Diagnosis and 
therapeutic management of common acute and chronic health problems is precepted by nurse 
practitioners and other healthcare providers in a variety of adult, family, pediatric, outpatient, 
acute, and long-term care settings. Includes intensive for clinical procedures and wound 
management. A minimum of 300 hours clinical practice is required. Lab fee 9 will be assessed 
for this course. 

NRSG 573. Practicum: Primary Care of Families II 5 hours 

Prerequisite: NRSG 571; Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 563. 

Clinical practicum that promotes competence for entry into advanced practice in health 
promotion/disease prevent ion; management of patient illness; nurse-patient relationships; teaching- 
coaching function; professional roles; managing and negotiating healthcare delivery; quality 
assurance; and meeting cultural and spiritual needs of families across the lifespan. Includes a 
minimum of 300 hours clinical practice. Lab fee 9 will be assessed for this course. 

Nurse Educator Courses 



NRSG 576. Assessment for Advanced Practice 2 hours 

Prerequisite: Enrollment in core courses or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
Advanced studies in history taking and assessment of the five variables of the client system. Builds 
on basic assessment skills through didactic and clinical applications Not open to students in nurse 
practitioner emphasis. 

NRSG 581. Nursing Curriculum Design 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Enrollment in core courses or permission of dean or program coordinator. 
A study of educational philosophy, curriculum development, and design in nursing education. 
Theories and models for curriculum design and evaluation are examined. Curricular strategies that 
address the various domains of learning are analyzed. Accreditation implications for curriculum 
development are reviewed. 

NRSG 583. Classroom Instruction and Evaluation 3 hours 

Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 581. 

Models, concepts, strategies, and technical innovations for classroom instruction and evaluation 
are examined. Test design, construction, blueprinting, and analysis are included. Elements of this 
course are met through attendance at an off-site "boot camp" for new nurse educators. Lab fee 13 
will be assessed for this course. 

NRSG 585. Educator Role Practicum: Area of Clinical Emphasis 3 hours 

Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 581, 583. 

Opportunities for application of educational strategies in classroom and clinical settings that apply 
to the student area of clinical emphasis. Includes exposure to other educator roles in a variety of 
settings. (135 clock hours) 



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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. 

Master of Science in Nursing Courses 

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

Prerequisite: Permission of dean or program coordinator. 

Parti cularly 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 572. Practicum: Primary Care of Children 2 hours 

Prerequisites: Permission of program coordinator, NRSG 562; Pre- or co-requisite: NRSG 570. 
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. May be used in combination with adult practicum 
courses to fulfill practicum requirements for FNP emphasis. 

NRSG 578. Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development 3 hours 

Prerequisite: Permission of program coordinator. 

This course is cross-listed with HADM 536 in the School of Business and Management. A student 

can receive credit for this course from only one program. 

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. 

NRSG 595. Independent Study 1-3 hours 

Individual study andresearch under the supervision of the graduate faculty. Only two independent 
studies (a total of no more than six hours) are allowed to apply toward a student's degree. 



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Dean: Greg A. King 

Faculty: Stephen Bauer, Michael G. Hasel, J. Douglas Jacobs, Greg A. King, Jud Lake, 

Donn W. Leatherman, Carlos G. Martin, Edwin Reynolds, Philip G Samaan 
Research Faculty: Norman Gulley 

Adjunct Faculty: Gordon Bietz, Jack J. Blanco, Ron E.M. Clouzet, Ganoune Diop, 
Delbert Dunavant, Derek Morris 

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 Church Leadership and Management, Evangelism, 
Homiletics, 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. 

Degree Offered 

The School of Religion offers a Master of Arts (MA) with the following five emphases: 

► Church Leadership and Management 

► Evangelism 

► Homiletics 

► Religious Education 

► 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. 
All courses require a research paper or major project. This may be the post-session 
assignment for the summer intensives. 

Admission to Classes 

1. Students are considered to be admitted to classes on a non-degree basis until 
they are granted either regular orprovisional acceptance into the MA program. 

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

Course Audit: 

With the approval of the School of Religion, students may register on an audit basis 
in courses for which they are qualified. Auditors may be admitted to classes if room 
is still available after all students who wish to enroll for credit have been 
accommodated. Class attendance is expected, but examinations, reports, and other 
assignments will be omitted, except as allowed by the professor. With the approval of 
the professor and School dean, the student may change a course registration from audit 
to credit or from credit to audit only during the first week of instruction during the 
Fall and Winter semesters, and only during the first three days of the summer 



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intensives. No credit may be given at any later time for courses audited. Courses taken 
for audit are one-half of the regular graduate tuition charge. 

Guidelines for Intensives 

1. Permission of the School of Religion is required to register for intensive 
courses. 

2. 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. 

3. 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 
intensive. 

4. 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. Due dates for these assignments are listed in the course 
syllabus. 

MASTER OF ARTS 
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 the 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. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00, or a GPA of 2.50-2.99 
plus a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score which, when combined with the 
GPA x 200, is not less than 1400. A student who scores between 1300 and 
1400 will receive only provisional admission into the program. 

5. Submission of a formal paper of at least ten pages that meets the following 
criteria: 

a. It is research based, demonstrating appropriate use of valid sources. 

b. It reflects the ability to write lucidly, with careful organization of ideas. 

c. It demonstrates care and consistency in format, style, and mechanics. 

d. It meets the standards of at least B quality work on the undergraduate level. 

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

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

8. Upon request, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based)/250 (computer- 
based)/! 00 (internet-based), for students for whom English is not the first 
language. 

9. 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 courseload of graduate classes. 



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Graduation Requirements 

1 . File a completed graduate application with the Records and Advisement Office 
two months before the expected graduation date. 

2. Finish all coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.00, including 
no more than two classes with a minimum grade of C. 

3. Pass a written comprehensive examination taken no earlier than 3 months and 
no later than 1 2 months after completion of the last period of the student' s last 
course in the program. Specific examination dates will be posted by the School 
of Religion. 

a. The examination is expected to last 4-1/2 hours. 

b. The candidate for graduation will need to give comprehensive answers to 
several questions drawn from a larger list of questions available for 
research and review at the end of his or her coursework. 

c. A score of 80% or above will constitute a passing grade. 

d. In case of failure, the examination may be repeated only once. A second 
failure will disqualify the student for graduation from the MA program. 



Emphasis in CHURCH LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 

This emphasis is not intended for basic theological training but as graduate education for the 
continued development of pastoral leadership. 

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 introdu ctory 
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. 

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 



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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: 12 

Select nine (9) hours from the School of Religion 9 

Select three (3) hours from the School of Business and Management 3 

Total Hours Required for Church Leadership and Management Emphasis 36 



Emphasis in EVANGELISM 

This emphasis is not intended for basic theological training but as graduate education for the 
continued development of evangelistic skills. 

Objectives: 

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' Messages 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 
401, Fundamentals of Biblical Preaching or an equivalent course to meet the 
necessary requirement. 

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): 3 

RELG 600 Research Methods and Writing 3 

TOTAL 24 

ELECTIVES: 

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

the School of Religion. 

Total Hours Required for Evangelism Emphasis 36 



Emphasis in HOMILETICS 

This emphasis is not intended for basic theological training but as graduate education for the 
continued development of preaching skills. 

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 
hours) in religion; (b) at least one year of a biblical language, and (c) 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. 

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 55 1 Preaching from the New Testament Text 



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Foundational Biblical course: 3 

RELB 540 Old Testament Themes OR 3 
RELB 550 New Testament Themes 

Ministry courses: 6 

RELP521 Time and Life Management OR 3 
RELT 520 Spirituality in Ministry 

RELP 532 Principles and Strategies for Church Growth OR 3 
RELT 571 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 12 
School of Religion: 

Total Hours Required for Homiletics Emphasis 36 



Emphasis in RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

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

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. 

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 



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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 

TOTAL 21 

ELECTIVES: 

Select fifteen (15) semester hours from the graduate courses offered 15 
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 
listed below: 

COUN 502 Foundations of School Counseling 2 

COUN510 Advanced Lifespan Development 3 

COUN 514 Drugs and Addictions 3 

EDAD 524 Foundations of Educational Administration 3 

EDCI 546 Improving Instruction 3 
EDIE 512 Counseling and Psychology of Exceptional Individuals 

and Their Families 3 

EDIE 531 Behavior Management of Exceptional Individuals 3 

EDOE 543 Environmental Ministries for Teachers and Youth Leaders 2 

EDOE 563 Wilderness Stewardship 2 

EDOE 593 Adventure-based Counseling 2 

EDUC 520 Theories of Learning 2 

EDUC 541 Principles of Counseling 3 

Total Hours Required for Religious Education 36 



Emphasis in RELIGIOUS STUDIES 

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, worked 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. 



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The CORE Courses are as follows: 

Theological courses (9): 

RELT 520 Spirituality in Ministry 3 

RELT 531 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 

ELECTIVES: 

Select fifteen (15) semester hours from graduate courses offered by the 15 

School of Religion. 

Total Hours Required for Religious Studies Emphasis 36 

Biblical Studies 

RELB 500. Directed Study 1-3 hours 

Directed study is 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 cultures 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. 



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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. 
The course also discusses the history of the discipline of Old Testament theology. 

RELB 541. Preaching from the Old Testament Text 3 hours 

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in biblical preaching. 

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 include the 
preparation of both thematic and expository sermons based on the Old Testament. 

RELB 545. General Epistles 3 hours 

A general background of New Testament history and the Book of Acts, plus exposition of 
Hebrews; James; 1 and 2 Peter; Jude, and 1, 2, and 3 John. 

RELB 546. Pauline Epistles 3 hours 

A study of Paul's epistles, including Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, 
Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. 

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 is 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 

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in biblical preaching. 

This course engages 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 is given 
to the preparation/preaching of sermons based on the New Testament themes or pas sages 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 are 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 symbolism of Daniel to discover their meaning and relevance for 
today. 

RELB 556. Studies in Revelation 3 hours 

A study of the prophecies and symbolism of Revelation with their historical fulfillments. Special 
attention is given to discovering its special message for our day. 

RELB 565. Topics in Biblical Studies 3 hours 

This course covers 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 564. Early and Medieval Church History 3 hours 

A study of the hi story of Western Christianity from the end of the apostolic period through the 1 5 lh 
century, paying particular attention to institutional and theological development. 



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RELG 565. Reformation and Post-Reformation Church History 3 hours 

A study of the Protestant Reformation, Counter Reformation, and religion in America, culminating 
with contemporary religious trends. 

RELG 600. Research Methods and Writing 3 hours 

A course dealing with techniques and tools, including library and online 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. 

Professional Studies 

RELP 401. Fundamentals of Biblical Preaching 3 hours 

This introductory course focuses on the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. The 
student learns and implements a ten- step method in preparing an expository sermon. This sermon 
is preached and analyzed in a peer-review setting. Only available to students with no formal 
preaching training. Credit will not be given towards a master's degree. 

RELP 500. Directed Study 1-3 hours 

Directed study is designed to make up deficiencies in a student's undergraduate degree. 

RELP 501. Advanced Preaching Methods 3 hours 

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in biblical preaching. 

An explorationof various models of biblical preaching, with an emphasis on inductive method and 
extemporaneous delivery. Course requirements include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of 
sermons in a peer-review setting. 

RELP 508. Expository Preaching 3 hours 

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in biblical preaching. 

An advanced course on the theology and construction of expository sermons. Attention is given 
to exegetical procedure, homiletical form, relevant illustration, and accurate application. The 
student learns strategies for developing exegetical outlines of biblical books or chapters and 
transforming these outlines into fresh, contemporary sermons for today's audience. Course 
requirements include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of sermons in a peer-review setting. 

RELP 513. Effective Church Leadership 3 hours 

Church leadership viewed from the perspective of character and effectiveness. Issues covered 
include visioning, local mission development, mentoring, effective administration, and decision 
making. Case studies and group interaction are 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 is 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 deals 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. 



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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 is 
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 

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in biblical preaching. 

This course concentrates on the development and delivery of Christ-centered, distinctively 
Adventist messages, with emphasis on soul-winning decisions and the use of multi-media. 
Instruction includes sermon preparation for an evangelistic series. 

RELP 525. Youth Ministry in the Local Church 3 hours 

This course emphasizes 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 
of the church. 

RELP 532. Principles and Strategies for Church Growth 3 hours 

This course focuses 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 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 is gained in laboratory exercises and in 
the field. 

RELP 537. Church Planting Strategies 3 hours 

The course focuses 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 is surveyed. Students learn how to develop a strategy for starting and multiplying 
congregations, how to integrate disciple ship 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 

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in biblical preaching. 

The understanding of post-modern society and how to communicate the character of God and the 
truths of Scripture through effective sermons. Course requirements include preparation, delivery, 
and evaluation of sermons in a peer-review setting. 

RELP 565. Topics in Professional Studies 3 hours 

This course deals with selected topics of interest in the area of pastoral studies. 

RELP 569. Sermon Designs for Biblical Preaching 3 hours 

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in biblical preaching. 

The student explores a variety of sermon designs, such as inductive, narrative plots, and other 
audience-centered preaching forms. Delivery focus is on youth, secular people, and various ethnic 
congregations. Course requirements include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of sermons in 
a peer-review setting. 



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RELP 591. Preaching Practicum 3 hours 

Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in biblical preaching. 

The course is offered in connection with a field school of evangelism, in which students 
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. 

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 God's grace and power." 

RELT 525. Theology of Ministry 3 hours 

An in-depth study of the theology of ministry in the context of the church, clergy-laity roles, and 
the mission of the local congregation. 

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 is paid to contemporary methods 
of interpretation and their impact on the authority and trustworthiness of Scripture. 

RELT 538. Prophetic Guidance in the Adventist Church 3 hours 

An in-depth study of the gift of prophecy as seen in the life and ministry of Ellen G White. 
Controversial issues in revelation and inspiration are explored. An assignment answering 
objections is required. 

RELT 542. Studies in Biblical Doctrines 3 hours 

An in-depth study of key biblical doctrines, such as salvation, the nature of God and man, the Great 
Controversy, and the final destiny of God' s people. A significant research assignment is required. 

RELT 546. Doctrine of Salvation 3 hours 

The central purpose of this class is to study the plan of salvation/righteousness by faith. It focuses 
on building a biblically based understanding of salvation through the sanctuary and key 
soteriological books like Romans, Galatians, and John. Some time is also spent 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 is also 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. Contemporary Theological Issues 3 hours 

A study of contemporary theological issues that impact the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a 
view to assisting inquirers to respond appropriately. 

RELT 565. Topics in Theological Studies 3 hours 

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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 also compares and contrasts 
these religions, considers areas of commonality between these religions and biblical Christianity, 
and provides insights as to how to share Christianity with practitioners of these religions. 

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 is 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 
Christ's soon return. 

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 deals 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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Gordon Retzer, Chair 
Gordon Bietz 
John Boskind 
Benjamin Browne 
Michael Cauley 
Donald Chase 
Joan Coggin 
Jim Davidson 
Ken DeFoor 
Faith Durkin 
Mel Eisele 
Tom Evans 
Conrad Gill 
Burton Hall 
R. R. Hallock 
Heather Hilliard 
Scott Hodges 
Dan Houghton 
Lars Houomann 
Todd McFarland 



Bill McGhinnis 
Ellsworth McKee 
V. J. Mendinghall 
John Nixon 
Frank B. Potts 
MarkSchiefer 
Terry Shaw 
Jeanette Stepanske 
Ernie Stevens 
Ward Sumpter 
Wllie Taylor 
Izak Wessels 
Jeff White 
Greg Willett 
Ed Wright 
Doug Zinke 
Vicky Zygouris-Coe 



: Members of the Executive Board 



LDM IN 1ST E A TORS 



Gordon Bietz, D.Min. (1997) President 

Dale J. Bidwell, B.S. (1989) Senior Vice President, Financial Administration 

Cristopher Carey, B.S. (2005) Vice President, Advancement 

Martin Hamilton, B.A., (1998) Associate Vice President, Financial Administration 

Volker Henning, Ph.D. (1989) Associate Vice President, Academic Administration 

Carelton Swafford, Ph.D. (1992) Dean, Graduate Studies 

Steve Pawluk, Ed.D (2002) Senior Vice President, Academic Administration 

Vinita Sauder, M.B.A. (1983) Vice President, Marketing and Enrollment Services 

William Wohlers, Ph.D. (1973) Vice President, Student Services 



Ot h e r Officials 

Eddie Avant, B.S. (1998) Director, Campus Safety 

Dennis Negron, M.A. (1993) Director, On-Campus Housing 

Marc Grundy, M.B.A. (1996) Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services 

Henry Hicks, M.B.A. (1998) Executive Director, Information Systems 

Genevieve Cottrell, MInf (200 1 ) Director, Library 

John Nixon, D.Min (2006) Senior Pastor, University Church 

Joni Zier, M.S.Ed. (1993) Director, Records and Advisement 



(Dates in parentheses indicate the beginning year of employment at Southern Adventist University.) 



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OUNCIL 

Carelton Swafford Dean, Graduate Studies 

Genevieve Cottrell Director, Library 

Denise Dunzweiler Dean, School of Education and Psychology 

Marc Grundy Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services 

Barbara James Dean, School of Nursing 

Greg King Dean, School of Religion 

Steve Pawluk Senior Vice President, Academic Administration 

Vinita Sauder Vice President, Marketing and Enrollment Services 

Don Van Ornam Dean, School of Business and Management 

Joni Zier Director, Records and Advisement 

Graduate Instructional Fa c u lty 

(Dates in parentheses indicate the beginning year of employment at Southern Adventist University.) 

Desiree Batson — Ph.D., Professor of Nursing 

B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., University of 
Tennessee, Knoxville. (1997) 

Stephen Bauer — Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion 

B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.Div. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (1999) 

Krystal Bishop — Ed.D., Professor of Education 

B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of South Florida-Tampa; Ed.D., University of 
South Florida, Tampa. (1996) 

Charles D. Burks — Ph.D., Professor of Psychology 

B. A. .Evangel College; M.S., University of Nebraska — Omaha; Ph.D., Florida State University. (1998) 

Michael Cafferky — Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Business and Management 

B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.Div, Andrews University; M.P.H., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., 
Southwest University. (2003) 

Myrna Colon — Ph.D., Professor of Education 

B.A. and M. A. .University of Puerto Rico; Ed.S. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2001) 

Robert Coombs — Ph.D., Professor of Psychology 

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, Knoxville. (2004) 

Alberto dos Santos — Ed.D., Professor of Psychology 

B.A., University of South Africa; M.A. and Ed.D., Andrews University. (1995) 

Denise Dunzweiler — Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Education 

B.A., Loma Linda University-La Sierra; M.A., Sonoma State University; Ph.D., Andrews University. 
(1996) 

Ileana Freeman-Gutierrez — Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology 

B.A. and M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., Ball State University. (2005) 

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) 

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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Norman Gulley — Ph.D., Research Professor of Systematic Theology 

Diploma in Theology, Newbold College; B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A. 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) 

J. Douglas Jacobs — D.Min., Professor of Religion 

B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div. and D.Min., Andrews University. (2002) 

Barbara James — D.S.N., Dean and 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) 

Greg A. King — Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies 

B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div, Andrews University; Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary. 
(2004) 

Jud Lake — D.Min., Th.D., Professor of Pastoral Theology 

B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div, Andrews University; D.Min., Reformed Theological 
Seminary. Th.D., University of South Africa. (1997) 

Donn W. Leatherman — Ph.D., Professor of Old Testament Studies 

B.Th., Canadian Union College; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., McGill University. (1992) 

Carlos G. Martin — Ph.D., Professor of Missions and Evangelism 

B.Div., River Plate College; M.A., Andrews University; M.Div. and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist 
Seminary. (2001) 

Robert Montague — Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management 

B.S., Loma Linda University; M.B.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Iowa. (1999) 

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) 

Edwin Reynolds — Ph.D., Professor of New Testament Studies 

B.A., B.S., and M.A., Pacific Union College; M.A. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2004) 

Philip G. Samaan — D.Min., Professor of Applied Theology and Evangelism 

B.A., Walla Walla College; M.Div, Andrews University; M.S. PH., Loma Linda University; D.Min., 
Andrews University. (1998) 

Carleton L. Swafford — Ph.D., Graduate Dean and Professor of Education 

B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1992) 

John Wesley Taylor, V — Ph.D., Ed.D., Professor of Education and Psychology 

B.A. and B.S., Weimar College; M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A. and Ph.D., Andrews 
University; Ed.D., University of Virginia. (2003) 

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. Comm., Professor of Business and Management 

B. Comm, M.Comm., and D.Comm, University of South Africa. (2002) 



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Penelope Webster — Ph.D., Professor of Psychology 

B.A. and M.A., University of South Africa; Ph.D., Andrews University. (2002) 

Jon Wentworth — M.Tx., Associate Professor of Business and Management 

B.A., B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A., University of Tennessee, Nashville; M.Tx., Georgia 
State University. (1996) 

Ruth WilliamsMorris — 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, Southern Adventist University 

B.A., Loma Linda University-La Sierra; M.Div. and D.Min, Andrews University; Merrill Fellow at 
Harvard University Divinity School. 

Jack J. Blanco — Th.D., Adjunct Professor of Theology, 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. 

Ron E. M. Clouzet — D.Min., Director ofNADEI and NAD Ministerial Secretary 

B.A., Loma Linda University — La Sierra; M.Div., Andrews University; D.Min., Fuller Theological 
Seminary. Th.D. Candidate, University of South Africa. (1993) 

Herbert Coolidge — Ph.D., C.P.A., Adjunct Professor of Business and Management, 
Southern Adventist University 

B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A. and Ph.D., Michigan State University. 

William Dean — Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Business and Management, Southern 
Adventist University 

B.A., California State College; M.B.A., University of La Verne; Ph.D., California Coast University. 

Ganoune Diop — Ph.D., Professor of Religion, Oakwood College 

B.A. and M.A., Saleve University; Diploma, Maitrise en Philologie et Histoire de L'Orient Ancien, 
Institut Catholique De Paris; Ph.D., Andrews University. 

Delbert Dunavant — D.Min., Church Growth & Sabbath School Director, Northern 
California Conference 

B.A., Loma Linda University; M.Div and D.Min., Andrews University. 

LeonaGulley — Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Southern Adventist University 

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. 

Jean Lomino — Ph.D., Director of Chattanooga Nature Center 

B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., La Sierra University; Ph.D., Andrews University. 

Derek Morris — D.Min., Pastor, Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church 

B.A., Columbia Union College; M.Div. and D. Min., Andrews University; D. Min., Gordon-Conwell 
Theological Seminary. 

Greg Willett— J.D., Attorney 

B.B.A., Southern Adventist University; J.D., Washington and Lee University.