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    Online Master of Science Degree in Health Science Health Professions Education

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET/ELECTRONIC CAMPUS

    Students whose legal residence in the following states: South Carolina, Delaware, Arkansas, upon admission may enroll at in-state tuition rates. Students must be certified by your home state ACM Coordinator. For information on the certification process please contact your state ACM Coordinator.
    PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Science - Master's Enrollment: 100 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail Subject: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION
    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

     
    DESCRIPTION
    The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Health Science program is designed to provide advanced opportunities for baccalaureate graduates. Graduates are prepared to serve as health care leaders in advanced professional roles within the diverse current and dynamic health services delivery system. In addition, graduates acquire skills and expertise in planning, developing, and implementing innovative and quality health care services.
    This program includes a common program core, one required concentration core, and either a capstone project, internship, or a thesis. Students have the option of strengthening the concentration with electives or completing a second concentration. Total program length is 42-45 hours.
     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    The Gerontology Concentration is for those who wish to care for the elderly and/or work in institutions that administer or deliver services to the elderly.
    The Health Professions Education Concentration is for those who aspire to faculty or administrative positions in colleges, universities, and other settings. This concentration is designed for baccalaureate graduates who have completed the basic preparation and hold a license, certification, or registration as applicable in one of the health professions.
    The Health Services Administration Concentration is for those who aspire to manager or department head positions in health care facilities or government agencies, or who are interested in the management of private practices or managed care facilities.
     
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Students need a computer/modem combination that will adequately support an Internet browser. It is recommended that students have the following minimum configuration: Windows 98/2000 OS 8.x, 64MB RAM 56KB Modem, and a color monitor(SVGA preferred). Microsoft Office Suite(Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are used in conjunction with almost all the courses. Additional software may be required for some courses.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    Students may access the University Library electronically. They must obtain an 14 digit ID number that enables them to access materials through WEBLUIS for purposes of course work and research. In addition, the library provides special support to students at a distance for obtaining or reproducing research for their course work. Off campus e-databases are also available for all students.
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    In many cases, FGCU offers financial aid through its Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. The office is responsible for the administration of grants, scholarships, loan, and student employment programs. Visit our web site at or call 941-590-7920. Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus status has been extended to distance learning programs.. Students accepted into the program from those states will pay the in-state tuition rate. Prospective students should contact their state's common market coordinator.

    SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    The following are minimum requirements for the master's degree:
    o Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the university calendar.
    o Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    o At least 20 hours of the course work for the degree must be non-thesis.
    o Meet the university residency requirement of at least 25 percent of coursework for the degree being earned at FGCU.
    o Complete all program requirements, as determined by the appropriate college.
    Consult with program coordinators for specific details regarding graduation requirements.
     
    ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
    Students who are completing the application process or have been admitted to a graduate program are matched with faculty and/or staff program advisors. Please refer to the relevant program description in this catalog or contact the coordinator of graduate admissions for additional information.
    SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
    FGCU will transfer graduate courses with a grade of B or higher by equating them to specific FGCU courses. Course Work will only be transferred from regionally accredited institutions. Equivalent FGCU course numbers will be entered on the student's official academic transcript. Transfer credits are not computed into a student's FGCU grade point average. Please refer to the specific graduate program to determine the number of transfer credit hours that will be accepted and other transfer requirements.
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
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    SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
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    SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
    Students who are completing the application process or have been admitted to a graduate program are matched with faculty and/or staff program advisors. Please refer to the relevant program description in this catalog or contact the coordinator of graduate admissions for additional information.
    professions education concentration and the health professions practice concentration.
    o Minimum score of 600 on TOEFL for international students who speak English as a second language.
    o One of the following: (1) A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale on the most recent 60 semester hours of upper-division coursework; or (2) A minimum combined score of 1000 on the quantitative and verbal sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Achievement Test (GMAT), or a minimum score of 45 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The GRE, GMAT, or MAT must have been taken within five years preceding the application; or (3) A graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. All applicants must present GRE, GMAT, or MAT scores.
    o A graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
     
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