2023-2024 DRAFT Graduate Studies Catalog


Effective 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024

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


For general information or application materials:

U.S. Citizens to the St. Louis Campus

Phone: 314-246-7800
Fax: 314-246-7116

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

Phone or fax the campus of your choice. (For phone and fax information, see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog.)

International Students to U.S. Campuses

Phone: international access code +314-968-7433
Fax: international access code +314-968-7119

U.S. Residents to International Campuses

Phone: 314-968-6988 • 1-800-984-6857
Fax: 314-968-7119

Non-U.S. Residents to International Campuses

Phone or fax the campus of your choice. (For phone and fax information, see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog.)

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

Webster University is academically organized into six schools and colleges:

  • College of Humanities and Social Science
  • College of Science and Health
  • George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
  • Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education

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

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Educational Technology (MET)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Educational Specialist (EdS)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
  • Dual Degree Programs
  • Sequential Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

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.

For students in the state of Florida, the catalog shall constitute a contractual obligation of the school to the student and shall be the official statement of the school's policies, programs, services, and charges and fees.

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 their 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 Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. Webster University does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, or has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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, gender identity, 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.


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 has oversight of the operations of the Corporation. Leadership is headed by the Chancellor, who is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction and priorities for the University. The President is Webster University's chief academic 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

Sumit Verma, Chair of the Board, Senior Vice President Commercial Manufacturing, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Susan (Gay) Burns, Vice Chair of the Board, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Reinsurance Group of America
Jovita Foster, Vice Chair of the Board, Vice President and General Counsel, Drury Hotels
Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, Chancellor, Webster University
Julian Z. Schuster, President, Webster University
Richard (Rick) Meyer, Treasurer of the Board, Chief Financial Officer, Webster University
Jeanelle Wiley, Assistant Chancellor, Secretary of the University and Senior Privacy Director, Webster University
Marvin Anderson, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Private Bank
J. Fred Barton, Chairman of the Board, St. Louis Bank and St. Louis Bancshares, Inc.
Mike Claiborne, Broadcaster, St. Louis Cardinals, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX
Mark C. Darrell, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Spire, Inc.
Dr. William (Bill) Fogarty, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology (retired)
Andy Geisse, Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Michael J, Girsch, Vice President and General Manager, St. Louis Cardinals
August (Gus) Hattrich, Chief Executive Office, Paradowski Creative
Carmen Jacob, Chief Executive Officer, NextGen Information Services, Inc.
Kristin M. Johnson, Chief Transformation and Human Resources Officer, Edward Jones
Lisa Melandri, Executive Director, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Jennifer Ozimkiewicz, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Corn and Soybean Crop Business, Bayer, Crop Science Division
Kathleen O. Paese, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Shelley J. Seifert, Chairman and CEO, First Bank
Atul Sharma, Chief Human Resources Officer, EthosEnergy
Charles Stucke, Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Leperco de Neuflize Asset Management, LLC

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Webster University is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity in 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, ethnicity or national origin, religion, genetic information or disability. Inquiries or complaints related to any of these areas should be addressed to the appropriate individuals identified below.

Matters concerning potential sex- or gender-based discrimination, harassment or other conduct prohibited by Webster University's Title IX Policy on Sex Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment involving students, employees and/or applicants for employment or student admission:

Kimberley Bynum-Smith
Director Title IX & Title IX Coordinator
Webster University
200 Hazel, Office #5
St. Louis, MO 63119

Matters concerning athletics:

James (Scott) Kilgallon
Director of Athletics
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Matters involving student grievances:

Colette Cummings
Associate Dean and Director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Matters concerning academic issues:

Thao Dang-Williams
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Matters concerning all other forms of alleged discrimination involving employees and applicants for employment:

Cheryl Fritz
Chief Human Resources Officer
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119