2014-2015 Graduate Studies Catalog


This catalog represents policies, procedures and graduate program requirements in effect for the 2014-15 academic year, which runs from June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

 

 


This catalog represents policies, procedures and graduate program requirements in effect for the 2014-15 academic year, which runs from June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.


 

For general information or application materials:

U.S. Citizens to the St. Louis Campus

Phone: 314-968-7100 Fax: 314-968-7116 E-mail: gadmit@webster.edu

U.S. Citizens to Extended U.S. Campuses

Phone or fax the campus of your choice. (For phone and fax information, see the U.S. Extended Campuses Offering Undergraduate Degree Completion section of this catalog.)

International Students to U.S. Campuses

Phone: international access code +314-968-7433 Fax: international access code +314-968-7119 E-mail: intlstudy@webster.edu

U.S. Residents to International Campuses

Phone: 314-968-6988 • 1-800-984-6857 Fax: 314-968-7119 E-mail: worldview@webster.edu

Non-U.S. Residents to International Campuses

Phone or fax the campus of your choice. (For phone and fax information, see the International Campuses for Undergraduates section of this catalog.)


Webster University is a private, non-profit, independent, multi-campus, international institution offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Founded in 1915, Webster University's home campus is in Webster Groves, Missouri, USA, a major suburban center of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Webster University also offers programs at extended campus locations throughout the United States, including military education installations and metropolitan centers, international programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, and online distance learning programs in a large number of academic disciplines.

Webster University is academically organized into five schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
  • School of Business and Technology
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education


The policies and courses listed in this catalog represent the curriculum for the following degrees:

  • Master of Arts
  • Global Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Combined Bachelor of Music/Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Educational Specialist
  • Doctor of Management

Not all degrees and majors are offered at every Webster University location. A schedule of courses for the academic year is available at all Webster University locations that offer degree programs.

The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and Webster University. The provisions of this catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated.

However, Webster University reserves the right to change any statement made in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. The student is responsible for knowing graduation requirements for his or her degree program.

Enrollment in Webster University or completion of a degree program does not guarantee employment. Career services are available to students at most U.S. campuses. Webster University makes no claim or guarantee that credit earned will transfer to another institution.

Webster University works with an independent certified public accountant to assure that there is sufficient funding through a tuition guaranty bond. A copy of the bond document can be requested by mail addressed to Webster University, Office of Academic Affairs, 470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, MO, 63119.

It is the policy of Webster University not to discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, creed, age, ethnic or national origin, or non-disqualifying handicap, as required by federal laws and regulations, including Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.

Webster University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-380 as Amended.

Governance

Webster University accepts in principle that the governance of the University is a shared responsibility of administration, faculty, and students. Administrators provide executive continuity; faculty and students participate in governance mainly through the constituent assemblies and the work of committees. The latter provide for constructive interactions among administrators, faculty, and students.

Organizationally, the Board of Trustees oversees all activities of the University. Leadership is headed by the President, who is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction and priorities for the University. The Provost and Senior Vice President is Webster University's chief academic and chief operating officer. A full description of the organizational structure of the University, including current administrators and a list of Board of Trustees members, can be found at www.webster.edu/president/university-leadership.


Notice of Non-Discrimination

Webster University is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty and staff.  The University considers employment, admissions, financial aid, programs, and activity applications without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, creed, age, ethnic or national origin, or disability. Inquiries or complaints related to any of these areas should be addressed to the appropriate individuals identified below.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Matters concerning student sexual misconduct:

Maureen Stroer
Student Affairs Coordinator
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-6980
mstroer@webster.edu

Ted F. Hoef
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-968-6980
hoeftl@webster.edu

Matters concerning athletics:

Merry Graf
Interim Director of Athletics
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-7930
mgraf@webster.edu

All other matters concerning students:

Colette Cummings
Associate Dean and Director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-7738
cumminco@webster.edu

Matters concerning academic issues:

M. Elizabeth (Beth) Russell
Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-8298
russelmb@webster.edu

Matters concerning employees and applicants for employment:

Betsy M. Schmutz
Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119-3194
314-968-6960
schmutz@webster.edu