2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Graduate and Professional Studies


Jeannine R. Perry, PhD, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies
Kathy E. K. Charleston, MS, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies
Katie H. Manis, BS, Budget Administrator
Brooke L. Greenbank, BA, Administrative Assistant
Jessi M. Otey, BA, Financial Administrator
Amanda D. Houchens, MS, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Juliette C. Mersiowsky, EdD, Director, Digital Education Collaborative and Distance Education
Ashley C. Leslie, MA, Instructional Designer
Rebecca Patt, MA, Instructional Technology Specialist, ITC Manager
Muneeb Mobashar, BA, Instructional Technology Support Specialist
Ashlyn Honor, BA, Instructional Technology Assistant

(See Graduate Catalog for further details)

Longwood offers graduate level programs leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration, the degree of Master of Education with majors in Reading, Literacy & Learning and School Librarianship, and the degree of Master of Science with majors in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Education. Our graduate programs are designed to provide capable students with opportunities for individual inquiry, to develop knowledge and skills necessary to work efficiently and lead effectively, and to integrate academic knowledge with practical applied experiences. In the school librarianship major two tracks, Licensed Teacher and Initial Licensure, are offered. In the education major, areas of concentration include: Counselor Education, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist/Special Education General Curriculum K-12, Educational Leadership, Elementary and Middle School Mathematics, and Health and Physical Education. The Special Education General Curriculum K-12 Initial Licensure concentration is available for persons with a baccalaureate degree in any discipline who wish to obtain a master’s degree plus a teaching license in that area. The M.S. in Education is also awarded to Longwood students enrolled in the Special Education/Liberal Studies five-year program. In addition, professional endorsement only programs in Reading Specialist, School Librarianship and Special Education General Curriculum K-12 are available. The Communication Sciences and Disorders major prepares individuals for entry level positions in speech-language pathology. The Business Administration online major offers concentrations in General Business, Real Estate and Retail Management.

A senior at Longwood may take up to six hours of graduate credit beyond the undergraduate degree requirements. Such graduate credit may be earned only in 500-level courses and, if it meets course requirements for the degree, may be counted toward a master’s degree. The senior must have an overall GPA that meets the minimum GPA required for admission to the graduate program which offers the course and must receive permission from the department chair of their major and then the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. In any case where an undergraduate student is registered for a 500-level course that is to be applied to a graduate degree, the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies must notify the Office of the Registrar of this designation.

A student who holds a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA from an accredited institution may apply for admission to graduate study in most of our programs. Applications for graduate study are reviewed by the respective graduate admission committees once monthly beginning around the middle of the month on a rolling basis, but adherence to the published deadlines is a good guideline for optimum consideration. Applicants to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA, scores from the General Test of the GRE and submit their applications by February 1st for review for admission to the subsequent fall semester. Applicants to the online Business Administration program must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, scores from either the General Test of the GRE or the GMAT, and submit their applications by February 1st for admission as a full-time student to the subsequent summer semester or by May 1st for admission as a part-time student to the subsequent fall semester. Applicants to all three tracks of the Counselor Education concentration of the Education major must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, submit a criminal background check, complete an interview, and submit their applications by February 1st for review for admission to the subsequent summer semester in the College Counseling/Student Affairs and School Counseling tracks and to the subsequent fall semester in the Mental Health Counseling track.

For further information regarding admission to the graduate program, contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, Virginia 23909; (434) 395-2380 or (877) 267-7883 toll free or graduate@longwood.edu or visit the web site at www.longwood.edu/graduatestudies. Individual program specific requirements for admission are outlined in the Graduate Catalog and on the website.