Graduate Catalog Addendum/Errata
2014-2015 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015
Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.
Below are listed additions and corrections to the 2014-15 Graduate Studies Catalog since its publication on 08 May 2014. All corrections listed below have been made in the main online catalog sections to which they apply and will appear in the print version of those individual pages. They do not appear, however, in the PDF version of the full catalog.
This page was last updated on 02 October 2014.
Changes by Department/Program:
- Academic Policies/Dual Majors
- Accreditation and Memberships (South Carolina)
- Accreditations and Memberships (North Carolina)
- Campus Locations and Offerings
- College of Arts & Sciences
- Education for Global Sustainability (MA) Program Requirements/Elective Courses
- Education for Global Sustainability (MA) Capstone Course
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Nurse Anesthesia (MS)
- Secondary Education (MAT)
- Social Science Education (MA)
- Special Education (MA)
Changes by Date:
20 June 2014
The second bullet in this section should read:
- The dual major should be declared before the student has completed six (6) credit hours of coursework to avoid duplication of coursework or the need to take additional classes. Students must meet with their academic advisor to declare the dual major and complete a new program plan.
The list of offerings was corrected for the following campuses:
- Peterson AFB, CO
- Melbourne/Palm Bay, FL
- Merritt Island/Space Coast,FL
- North Orlando, FL
- South Orlando, FL
- Old Post Office, Downtown St. Louis, MO
- MCAS New River, NC
- Geneva, Switzerland
Under Program Requirements/Elective Choices, the correct course number for Motivation in the 21st Century Classroom is EPSY 5980
Under Program Curriculum, the total number of required hours should read: 88 hours
15 August 2014
The following sentence was added to the course description of BUSN 6200 Strategy and Competition:
This course requires a Capsim Simulation Lab fee of $100.
The following section was added:
Walker Joint MBA Program
For any undergraduate degree student at Webster University who is considering the Master of Business Administration degree, the Walker Joint MBA enables completion of the MBA in a shorter amount of time.
How it works
Webster undergraduate students are permitted to take up to 6 hours of graduate credit toward their BS or BA degrees. For students considering the MBA, they should take the following two courses during their senior year at Webster:
- MRKT 5000 Marketing
- MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior
These courses will be counted as 6 hours of elective credit toward the BS or BA degree, and also will complete the requirement for those two courses within the MBA degree program. With the completion of these two courses, students will need only 30 hours of graduate coursework to complete the MBA, excluding any necessary pre-requisite coursework, if applicable.*
For further information, please contact Academic Advising, or the MBA Director.
*PLEASE NOTE: Non-Business majors (BSBA, BA Economics, BS Finance, BS Accounting) and non-BA in Management majors are also encouraged to use undergraduate elective credit during sophomore, junior, or senior years, to take MNGT 2100, ACCT 2010, ACCT 2025, ECON 2020, and ECON 2030 to fulfill the necessary pre-requisite courses for the MBA. Otherwise, any non-applicable majors applying to the MBA will also be required to complete BUSN 5000, BUSN 5600 (Accounting), and BUSN 5620 (Economics) prior to starting the MBA, or to pass qualifying waiver exams for those courses.
02 October 2014
The following course was added:
EFGS 6001 Practical Applications: EFGS (3)
In this course students develop a culminating project or action plan that demonstrates understanding of relevant professional standards in their master's degree program of study. Cross referencing their previous work in the program, candidates reflect on academic, professional and personal development in their areas of emphasis or specialization. Prerequisite: completion of 27 hours of coursework in the MA program.
The Capstone Course should read:
- EFGS 6001Practical Applications: EFGS
Courses under Developmental Psychology should be:
- SPED 5860 Psychology of the Exceptional Student (3 hours)
- EPSY 5810 Advanced Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)
- EPSY 5130 Educational Psychology (3 hours)
Open Area Courses: the number of required hours should be 12 hours
08 December 2014
South Carolina information should read:
The metropolitan campuses in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach are licensed by the:
SC Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensure is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. If students at the Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Campuses have complaints about a classroom situation, they should first attempt to resolve the situation with the instructor. If resolution cannot be made with the instructor, or if the complaint is about a general school policy over which the instructor has no jurisdiction, then they may contact the school director for mediation. If the complaint cannot be resolved at the school level, students may contact Nonpublic Institution Licensing of the Commission on Higher Education. The complaint must be in writing and must include documentation that the complaint has been reviewed through the institution's procedures. The school director will provide students with the necessary form or it is available on the web site of the Commission at www.che.sc.gov.
22 December 2014
The description of the emphasis in PBIS should read:
The emphasis in PBIS is designed to provide educators with the knowledge and expertise to design, implement and evaluate individual, small group, and systemic strategies that improve social behavior and learning outcomes for K-12 students. The conceptual framework for PBIS is based in "Tiered Systems" approaches to improving academic and social outcomes for all students. This program is targeted to educators who are interested in pursuing careers as behavior specialists and/or school-wide PBIS team members or consultants.
Accreditation and Memberships
Webster University was approved by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and has been issued a regular license to offer graduate degree programs at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC and at Camp Lejeune and at New River Marine Corps Air Station in Jacksonville, NC. Webster will be required to complete an annual report and is subject to annual reviews.