Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Degree Requirements - Graduate Programs


It is the student’s responsibility to fulfill all degree requirements.

Students must meet the following minimum degree requirements in all master’s programs. Each graduate program may have additional or stricter requirements than outlined below.

  1. Completion of required total credit hours of graduate level coursework (minimum of 30 hours or more) as set by the specific graduate program and degree.
  1. Graduate students are expected to complete approximately 65% or more of all program course requirements as a student at Asbury University. See ‘Graduate Transfer Credit’.
  2. No more than 9.0 graduate credits may be shared and count towards a second master’s degree.
  3. A master’s degree should be completed within five years from the date of first enrollment in the specific graduate program. Students taking longer must apply through their program director to request an extension of academic time.
  1. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in all coursework.
  1. Successfully complete all program requirements within 5 years from date of first enrollment.

  2. Students are expected to graduate under the requirements of the Academic Catalog in effect at the time of first enrollment. (note exceptions)

    • Students may elect to graduate under new requirements placed in effect while enrolled.

    • Students who withdraw or become inactive must re-enroll within two years of the last term attended to continue on the same year catalog degree requirements.

    • Students who re enroll after the two years become subject to all catalog degree requirements in place at the time of re-enrollment.

    • Graduate students with any break in enrollment may be subject to new requirements mandated by outside accrediting agencies upon re-enrollment, even within the two year period.

    • Returning students may not re-enroll in a degree program that has been discontinued. Returning students in such programs must declare a current active program at the time of readmission.

  3. Completion of all projects, portfolios, comprehensive examinations or assessment tests as required by individual graduate programs or the University administration.

  4. Approval for graduation by the graduate program faculty.

  5. Students must file a “Graduation Application” form in the Registrar’s Office for the correct academic/commencement year of their expected graduation date by the posted deadline (generally, Oct. 15 for December graduation, and Feb. 15 for May or August graduation).

The Graduation Application link will be emailed from the Registrar’s Office based on student’s remaining requirements and graduation date.  Students may email Registrar’s Office for graduation application information when reaching fulfillment of all requirements.

 

See specific requirements for each Graduate Program and Degree

Business M.B.A. degree 

Communication M.A. and M.F.A. degrees  

Education M.A. and M.A.T. degrees   

Education Ed.S. Degree        

 

M.B.A. Program - Granting the M.B.A. Degree

  1. Maintain a 3.0 grade point throughout the program.

  2. Successfully complete all program requirements in a maximum of 5 years from date of first enrollment.

  3. Minimum of 36.0 hour of graduate credit.

  4. Approval for graduation by the program faculty.

  5. Submit a Graduation Application showing course plan for final requirements, in the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline for the commencement year and their expected graduation date (Oct. 15 for December graduation, and Feb. 15 for May or August graduation).

The Graduation Application link will be emailed from the Registrar’s Office based on student’s remaining requirements and graduation date.  Students may email Registrar’s Office for graduation application information when reaching fulfillment of all requirements.

Admissions Information for the MBA Program  

Graduate Communication - Granting the M.A. and M.F.A. Degree

  1. Successfully complete all program requirements in a maximum of 5 years from date of first enrollment.

  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

  3. Minimum of 30.0 hour of graduate credit for the M.A. and a minimum of 42 hours of graduate credit for the M.F.A. degree.

  4. Approval for graduation by the program faculty.

  5. Submit a Graduation Application showing course plan for final requirements, in the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline for the commencement year and their expected graduation date (Oct. 15 for December graduation, and Feb. 15 for May or August graduation).

The Graduation Application link will be emailed from the Registrar’s Office based on student’s remaining requirements and graduation date.  Students may email Registrar’s Office for graduation application information when reaching fulfillment of all requirements.

Admissions Information for the Graduate Communication Program  

Graduate Education - Granting of the M.A. OR M.A.T. Degree (Gate 6)

The actual granting of the M.A. or M.A.T. degree requires completion of the following:

  1. Successful completion of all coursework in a maximum of 5 years from the date of enrollment.

  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

  3. Minimum of 30.0 hours of graduate coursework.

  4. Successful submission of Exit Professional Portfolio.

  5. Successful completion of Action Research and Project Presentation.

  6. Approval for graduation by the program faculty.

  7. Submission of a Graduation Application showing course plan for final requirements, in the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline for the commencement year and expected graduation date (Oct. 15 for December graduation, and Feb. 15 for May or August graduation.

The Graduation Application link will be emailed from the Registrar’s Office based on student’s remaining requirements and graduation date.  Students may email Registrar’s Office for graduation application information when reaching fulfillment of all requirements.

Admissions Information for Graduate Education Master’s Programs  

Graduate Education - Post Master’s Completions and Ed.S. Degree Requirements

Exiting the Principal Licensure Program, Level I (Gate 8)

Exit from Level I of the Principal Licensure Program includes the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of all coursework in a maximum of 5 years from the date of enrollment.

  2. 3.00 GPA

  3. Satisfactory Clinical Performance

  4. Successful completion of Capstone Project

  5. Successful completion of Key Assessments

  6. Successful completion of KY-STIAP

  7. Successful completion of SLLA

In conjunction with completion of the Principal Licensure Program Level I, candidates acquire licensure for Level I in

  • Instructional Supervisor

  • Director of Pupil Personnel

Exiting the Principal Licensure Program, Level II (Gate 9)

Exit from Level II Program includes the following requirements:

  1. 3.00 GPA

  2. Satisfactory Clinical Performance

  3. Work Samples demonstrating application of Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and impact on student achievement

In conjunction with completion of the Principal Licensure Program Level II, candidates acquire licensure for Level II in

  • Instructional Supervisor

Granting the ED.S. Degree

The actual granting of the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree requires completion of the following:

  1. Successful completion of LDG 781 - Ed.S. Research Project (1) 

  2. Approval for graduation by the program faculty

  3. Submission of a Graduation Application showing course plan for final requirements in the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline for the commencement year and their expected graduation date (Oct. 15 for December graduation or Feb. 15 for May graduation.

The Graduation Application link will be emailed from the Registrar’s Office based on student’s remaining requirements and graduation date.  Students may email Registrar’s Office for graduation application information when reaching fulfillment of all requirements.

Admissions Information for Graduate Education Post Master’s Program