Graduate Catalog Addendum/Errata


2018-2019 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Volume 1: 2018.2019

Effective 1 June 2018 through 31 May 2019

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Below are listed additions and corrections to the 2018-19 Graduate Studies Catalog since its publication on 01 June 2018. 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 06 August 2018.

Changes by Department/Program

  • Academic Policies - Continuing Enrollment/Break in Enrollment (Leave of Absence)
  • Accreditation and Memberships - Licensure/Approvals and Specialized Accreditation - State Licensures - California
  • Administration of Justice (Certificate)
  • Admission - California Applicants
  • Admission - Military Applicants
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - International Campuses - Ghana - Accra
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - International Campuses - Greece - Athens
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - International Campuses - The Netherlands - Leiden
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - International Campuses - Switzerland - Geneva
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - International Campuses - Thailand - Cha-Am
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - Online Programs
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - Online Programs - College of Arts & Sciences - Graduate Certificates
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - Online Programs - George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - Online Programs - School of Education - Graduate Certificates
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - United States - California
  • Campus Locations and Offerings - United States - Florida
  • Cybersecurity (MS)
  • Cybersecurity - Threat Detection (Certificate)
  • Doctor of Management (DMgt)
  • Enrollment - Add/Drop/Withdraw Procedures
  • Enrollment - Course Attendance
  • Faculty - Missouri
  • George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
  • Graduate Studies Catalog (main page)
  • International Business (MA)
  • International Human Rights (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in International Business
  • New Media Production (MA)
  • Project Management (Certificate)
  • Services for Students - Office of the Registrar
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (MA)
  • Tuition, Fees and Refunds - Financial Aid
  • Tuition, Fees and Refunds - Tuition and Fees

Changes by Date

08 June 2018

Administration of Justice (Certificate)

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences. It is available online and at select U.S. campuses, but it is not available at the St. Louis home campus. Please see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog for a full list of campuses where this program is offered.

Campus Locations and Offerings - International Campuses

The list of programs offered at the Leiden, The Netherlands campus should read:

  • 1-Year MBA: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Cybersecurity (MS)
  • International Human Rights (MA)
  • International and Nongovernmental Organizations (Certificate)
  • International Relations (MA)
  • Management and Leadership (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • New Media Production (MA)
  • Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology (MA)

The list of programs offered at the Geneva, Switzerland campus should read:

  • Advanced Research (French) (Certificate)
  • Communications Management (MA)
  • Counseling (MA)
  • Health Care Management (French) (MA)
  • Healthcare Leadership (French) (Certificate)**
  • International Development (Certificate)
  • International and Nongovernmental Organizations (MA)
  • International and Nongovernmental Organizations (Certificate)
  • International and Regional Security (Certificate)
  • International Relations (MA)
  • Management and Leadership (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Campus Locations and Offerings - Online Programs

The list of graduate certificates offered online by the College of Arts & Sciences should read:

The list of graduate degrees offered online by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology should read:

Graduate Degrees

The list of graduate certificates offered online by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology should read:

The list of graduate certificates offered online by the School of Education should read:

Faculty

The faculty record for DJ Kaiser in Missouri should read as follows:

  • DJ Kaiser, associate professor, interim associate dean, BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996; BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996; MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000; AM, Washington University, 2007; PhD, Washington University, 2013

International Business (MA)

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology. It is available online and at the St. Louis home campus.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in International Business

The MBA with an emphasis in international business must include the following courses:

  • INTB 5000 International Business (Required Course) (3 hours)
  • INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations (Required Course) (3 hours)
  • INTL 5400 International Political Economy (3 hours)
  • INTB 5630 International Law and Business (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5710 Cross-Cultural Management (3 hours)
  • MRKT 5730 International Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5220 Global Supply Chain Management (3 hours)
  • INTB 5600 International Accounting (3 hours)
  • FINC 5840 International Finance (3 hours)
  • INTB 5740 Global Topics I (1 hour)
  • INTB 5750 Global Topics II (1 hour)
  • INTB 5760 Advanced Global Topics (1 hour)
  • INTB 6000 Integrated Studies in International Business (3 hours)

15 June 2018

Campus Locations and Offerings - International Campuses

The address for the Accra, Ghana campus should read:

Accra
Plot #445B Luanda Close
East Legon, Accra, Ghana
Ph: +233-30-250-7393
ghana@webster.edu

The list of programs offered at the Leiden, The Netherlands campus should read:

  • 1-Year MBA: Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Teach Out
  • International and Nongovernmental Organizations (Certificate)
  • International Relations (MA)
  • Management and Leadership (MA) - Teach Out
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology (MA)

The list of programs offered at the Cha-Am, Thailand campus should read:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Cybersecurity (MS)

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology. It is available online and at select U.S. campuses, but it is not available at the St. Louis home campus. Please see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered. 

Doctor of Management (DMgt)

The admission process for the Doctor of Management should read as follows:

  • Applicants who pass initial screening will take part in a personal Skype interview. An interview is not a guarantee of admission to the program.
  • The number of persons admitted for a given cohort will vary according to the total number of students currently in the program.
  • Applicants will be notified of final decision by late summer.
  • Admitted students will begin their degree program in the Fall 2 term (October).
  • Admitted students are required to submit a deposit to secure their position in the class.

International Human Rights (MA)

This program is owned by the College of Arts & Sciences, however, this program is not currently being offered.

New Media Production (MA)

This program is offered by the School of Communications, and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

Teaching English as a Second Language (MA)

The note regarding emphasis locations for the MA in Teaching English as a Second Language should read:

^The ESL/EFL education emphasis is available at the St. Louis, Athens and Bangkok*** campuses and also online. The K-12 ELL education emphasis is available at the St. Louis and Kansas campuses and also online.

The referenced note for students pursuing this program at the Bangkok campus should read:

***Students completing their degree at the Bangkok campus are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours for the MA in TESL. There are two options: (1) complete all requirements for the MA in TESL in addition to TESL 5750 Special Institute: Final Writing Project, or (2) complete all requirements for the MA in TESL in addition to TESL 6250 Thesis for a total of 12 credit hours for the thesis.

22 June 2018

Campus Locations and Offerings - International Campuses

The address and programs offered at the Athens, Greece campus should read:

Athens
9 Ipitou Street
Athens, Greece
GR 105 57
Ph: +011 30 211 9905300/9

Programs offered:

  • Cybersecurity - Threat Detection (Certificate)
  • International and Regional Security (Certificate)
  • International Relations (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Project Management (Certificate)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (MA)

Cybersecurity - Threat Detection (Certificate)

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology. It is available online, at the St. Louis home campus and at select U.S. and international campuses. Please see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

Project Management (Certificate)

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology. It is available online, at the St. Louis home campus and at select U.S. and international campuses. Please see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog for a full list of campuses where this program is offered.

13 July 2018

George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology

The Mission, Vision, and Values of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology should read:

Mission

To prepare students for career success in an increasingly globally integrated business and technological economy utilizing a student-centered, real-world approach.

Vision

To be a leading institution of business and technology education by providing students with the academic and professional preparation needed to achieve upward career mobility.

Values

Respect - A culture of respect facilitates highly positive interactions between and among students, staff, faculty and other stakeholders.

Knowledge - Knowledge allows us all, regardless of the role we serve, to maximize our capacity for achievement.

Potential - Every individual has the potential to succeed.

Diversity and Inclusion - Diversity in all its forms enriches the education experience--both in and out of the classroom.

Global Perspectives - Students with global perspectives will be better prepared to serve the organizations and communities in which they live and work.

18 July 2018

Admission - Military Applicants

Additional admission information for Military Applicants should read:

Military applicants should consult both their Webster University representative and ESO prior to enrollment. Members of the U.S. Army must apply for admission using the GoArmyEd portal. Applications will then be directed to the Office of Admission for entry. Applicants interested in pursuing a sequential degree must also use the portal. All documents required for admission to the degree program will apply.

23 July 2018

Academic Policies - Continuing Enrollment/Break in Enrollment (Leave of Absence)

To better describe the policies covered, the section Continuing Enrollment/Break in Enrollment has been renamed to the new title of Continuing Enrollment/Break in Enrollment (Leave of Absence).

The Continuing Enrollment/Break in Enrollment (Leave of Absence) section has also been expanded to directly address military students, which should read:

Webster University appreciates the service of our military students and understands that continuous enrollment may not be possible due to mission demands. Please note that per Break in Enrollment (Leave of Absence) policies, if a student returns after the sixth term no enrollment, the student will be required to meet the program degree requirements stated in the catalog that is current when the student resumes classes with Webster University.

Academic Policies - Transfer Credit

Transfer credit restrictions should read:

  • It may not be applied toward certificate programs.
  • It may not be applied toward sequential graduate degrees.
  • Approved hours are not used in evaluating advancement to candidacy criteria.
  • Credits which are transcripted as quarter-hours will be transferred using a 2/3 conversion factor.
  • A grade of "CR" will be assigned to all passing grades from recognized non-U.S. or non-American style educational institution.
  • Transfer credit must comply with any existing articulation agreements for graduate credit.
  • Several defined government and/or military cooperative degree programs provide transfer credit. Military students should submit information on any military training received, e.g. Joint Services Transcripts or Academic Evaluation Record (AER)/1059 from Captain's Career Course (CCC) or the Sergeants Major Academy (SGM). The formal articulation agreements for these limited programs can be found on the Office of Military Affairs website

Accreditation - Licensure/Approvals and Specialized Accreditation - State Licensures - California

The State Licensures information for California should read:

The campuses at Irvine and Los Angeles Air Force Base are licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

"Notice of Student Rights" in California—You may cancel your contract for school, without any penalty or obligations, by the fifth business day following your first class as described in the Notice of Cancellation form that will be given to you. Read the Notice of Cancellation form for any explanation of your cancellation rights and responsibilities. If you have lost your Notice of Cancellation form, ask the school for a sample copy. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time, and you have the right to receive a refund for the part of the course not taken. Your refund rights are described in the contract. If you have lost your contract, ask the school for a description of the refund policy. If the school closes before you graduate, you may be entitled to a refund.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, by telephone at 888-370-7589 or by fax at 916-263-1897.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 888-370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet Web site www.bppe.ca.gov.

The Student Tuition Recovery Fund was established by the California State Legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from suffering a loss of prepaid tuition as a result of the school closing. To be eligible for STRF benefits, a student must be a "California resident" and reside in California at the time an enrollment agreement is signed, or upon receipt of coursework materials at a California mailing address from an approved institution offering distance learning instruction.

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

  • You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
  • Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:

  • You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
  • Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  • The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  • The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  • The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  • There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  • An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

The transferability of credits you earn at Webster University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or certificate you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some of all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Webster University to determine if your credits, degree or certificate will transfer. 

For more information on the transferability of credits into Webster University, please refer to the Transfer Credit policies, found within the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Admission - California Applicants

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Campus Locations and Offerings - Online Programs

The fourth paragraph under Online Programs should read:

Online students will be taught under the same rigorous academic standards as our traditional classroom programs, yet, everything needed to earn a degree or just take a course is online and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the regular academic term. Due to this dynamic environment, students can expect regular interaction and feedback on work submitted within 7 days.

Campus Locations and Offerings - United States - California

The Campus Locations and Offerings section for California should begin with the following statement as the opening paragraph before listing information for each of the individual campuses:

Webster University provides graduate level studies at its two locations in the State of California. Both locations have dedicated classrooms, computer labs, student learning spaces and administrative offices. The locations are overseen by directors who can provide detailed campus information at the local level. Webster University does not provide student housing in the State of California, nor does it find or assist a student in finding housing.

Campus Locations and Offerings - United States - Florida

The Campus Locations and Offerings section for Florida opening statement should read:

Webster University provides graduate level studies at its eight locations in the State of Florida. All locations have dedicated classrooms, computer labs, student learning spaces and administrative offices. The locations are overseen by directors who can provide detailed campus information at the local level. Webster University does not provide student housing in the State of Florida, nor does it find or assist a student in finding housing.

Enrollment - Add/Drop/Withdraw Procedures

The second paragraph of the Withdraw procedures should read:

Withdrawals are not allowed after the sixth week of an eight- or nine-week course unless there are documented extenuating circumstances. Students should meet with their academic advisor to initiate a review. Late withdrawals are not approved for poor academic performance. Military students with extraordinary, long-term or remote assignments are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to discuss withdrawal.

Graduate Studies Catalog (main page)

The following statement on the main page of the Graduate Studies Catalog should read:

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 Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. Webster University has no pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession nor has filed any petitions within the last five years.

Services for Students - Office of the Registrar

The section on the Office of the Registrar should read:

The Office of the Registrar submits loan deferments to lenders; certifies degree audits; sends letters of good standing; does enrollment verifications, degree verifications and transfer credit evaluations; processes transcript requests; works with GoArmyEd; registers students; and processes adds, drops and withdrawals.

Webster University maintains students' records that show all course activity throughout the tenure of each student. Records will show recorded grades as well as incomplete or withdrawn classes. In addition, the GPA is also included on the transcript. The university stores student records electronically. Student permanent files are also imaged and stored electronically. Student records are released to third parties only by written consent from the student or per a court-ordered subpoena. Such requests must carry the student's signature.

Access to student records is limited to authorized users of the student information system. Users must have been granted a username and password to access the system. Users are trained in student confidentially and privacy laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Some of the records maintained in the student information system include student name, ID number, address, telephone number, date of birth, courses taken, grades earned, degrees earned and much more.

Tuition, Fees and Refunds - Financial Aid

The following paragraph should be included under Financial Aid as the final paragraph:

If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest. If a student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal financial aid funds. 

Tuition, Fees and Refunds - Tuition and Fees

The opening statement under Tuition and Fees should read:

The tuition rates listed below are for the 2018-2019 academic year and are subject to change. Due to different degree completion lengths, students requiring a schedule of total charges for a period of attendance and an estimated schedule of total charges (institutional and noninstitutional) for their educational program may request an individualized report through the Office of Admission during their admission process.

06 August 2018

Academic Policies - Continuing Enrollment/Break in Enrollment (Leave of Absence)

To better describe policies, the Continuing Enrollment/Break in Enrollment (Leave of Absence) section should read:

Students who have not enrolled in Webster University graduate degree coursework for five consecutive terms must enroll for the sixth term, or the student will be required to meet the program degree requirements stated in the catalog that is current when the student resumes classes with Webster University. In consultation with their academic advisor, students may request to continue in their previous catalog requirements, if documented evidence is provided to support an unavoidable break in enrollment.

Students enrolled continuously may opt to move to the current catalog if degree requirements change, and complete the revised curriculum.

MA, MAT and MET students in the School of Education must complete their degree within 7 years of entry into the graduate program. EdD and EdS students in the School of Education must complete their degree program within 5 years of entry into the graduate program. Students requesting to extend these timeframes should consult with a School of Education Academic Advisor.

Webster University appreciates the service of our military students and understands that continuous enrollment may not be possible due to mission demands. Military students who are given orders while attending courses must first notify their instructor(s) to discuss whether they can still meet course learning outcomes. In addition, students must contact their academic advisor to discuss options with regard to their program of study.

If a drop or withdrawal of a course(s) is in the best interest of the student, the academic advisor will assist with necessary paperwork and revise the program plan of study. If the student returns after the sixth term of no enrollment, per the Break in Enrollment (Leave of Absence) policies, the student will be required to meet the program degree requirements stated in the catalog that is current when the student resumes classes with Webster University.

Enrollment - Course Attendance

To better describe policies, the Course Attendance section should read:

Students are expected to actively participate in all of their scheduled class sessions and complete all coursework according to the course syllabus. Students who must be absent or miss coursework for any reason, such as medical issues, personal/professional circumstance, or military students who receive temporary, short-term, long-term or remote assignments, must consult with their instructor to ensure they can meet course learning requirements. 

With faculty approval and support, students may make up work for up to 2 class meetings of an 8- or 9-week course. In extraordinary circumstances, students may be eligible for an Incomplete grade. For more information, please visit Incomplete Process.

Students must also meet with their academic advisor to best understand options within their program of study. Students are encouraged to complete their courses, but dropping a course or seeking a withdrawal may be in the best interest of the student. For information on the tuition refund policies following drops and/or withdrawals, please visit Tuition, Fees and Refunds.