Dec 04, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021

Academic Program Information



Change in Degree Program

A student who wishes to pursue a graduate degree or program other than the one originally sought should contact the Admissions Office to determine whether additional materials need to be submitted.

Second Degrees

A student who desires a second master’s degree from Columbia College may receive a maximum of 9 hours credit from the first degree toward the second degree, if the credit is deemed applicable by the academic department in which the second degree is sought. All other requirements for the second degree, including the culminating experience, must be completed. If you completed a master’s degree at Columbia College and you would like to return to pursue one of the master’s degree emphases, contact the Office of the Dean in which your program is housed.

Focused Academic Sequence: Baccalaureate or Graduate

A Focused Academic Sequence (FAS) can be developed and implemented to quickly and effectively respond to a student’s specific needs. Any student may request an FAS to meet any baccalaureate or graduate academic need for which there is no present academic degree, major, minor, concentration, emphasis or endorsement.

In a formal business memorandum, addressed to the academic department chair(s), and jointly signed by the student and the faculty member working with the student, an FAS must be requested. An FAS request, taking the form of a specific educational objective, or objectives, and specification of the completed coursework necessary for meeting the objective, or objectives, must be approved by the department chair(s) of the department(s) in which the coursework is to be completed. 

Changing Location (Location Transfer)

Students can change their Columbia College location as an applicant or a current student at any time. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor at your current location prior to changing locations. Admissions requirements, tuition, and financial aid vary between locations. By meeting with an advisor, you will be able to make an informed decision prior to changing locations.

If you are a current student and wish to officially change your location, log in to your CougarTrack account. Use the “Applicants” drop down menu to find and highlight “My Information”. Select the “Change of Location” form. Indicate your new desired location as well as the session you would like to start taking courses at the new location.

If you are an applicant and are not currently enrolled, contact your desired location and request that they update your location on your application. (Note that this process cannot be completed by logging into your application and changing the location.)

Kappa Delta Pi

An international education honor society for students who intend to continue academically and professionally in the field of education. Graduate students who wish to join the Psi Phi chapter at Columbia College must express a desire to work in schools; demonstrate leadership attributes; have at least twelve semester hours in education course work, in progress or completed; have at least six semester hours of Columbia College coursework; have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; and rank within the upper 10% of education students. Cord colors: green and purple.

Sigma Beta Delta

Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society in business, management, and administration. Membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of their location, pursuing a business degree with Columbia College. The criteria for graduate membership is completion of 15 hours of coursework and be in the top 20 percent of their class with a minimum GPA of 3.50. Cord colors: green and gold.