Graduate Course Descriptions
Lindsey Wilson College's graduate course descriptions are
listed for the following degrees:
- The Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision,
- The M.A. in Interactive Design,
- The M.B.A., with emphasis in General Business or Lean
- The M. Ed. in Counseling & Human Development, and
- The M. Ed. in Teacher as Leader.
All courses for the M.A., M.B.A. and M.Ed. are 5000-6000 level.
All courses for the Ph.D. are 7000-9000 level.
For a list of graduate courses being offered in a specific
semester, please visit the Lindsey Wilson College online course
Each digit in the course numbers represents
- First digit: Identifies course level.
- Second and third digits: Program use (may suggest
sequence or common-numbered course).
- Fourth digit: Credit hours.
Course Prerequisites and
- Prerequisites on courses are absolute:
Prerequisites provide knowledge and skills essential for student
success in the courses for which they are listed.
- Corequisite(s): The corequisite listed
in the course description indicates that the student intending to
take the course described must also enroll in the corequisite
course. The courses must be taken simultaneously,
and they cannot be added or dropped independently.
- Prerequisite(s) or instructor's
permission: Although students are advised to take
the prerequisite first, faculty have the option of overriding the
prerequisite by using the electronic override. Paper copies
of Drop/Add forms will not be accepted, as electronic overrides
will assist the Registrar's Office to monitor courses that have
- Recommended: Recommendations are
advisory in nature and suggest that the course material might
better be learned if the recommended course is taken first.
- No prerequisite: Any student in the
program can take the course.
- Directed Study: Such a course is
proposed by a student based on a strong interest; approvals from an
Academic Unit/Division Chair/Director and the Academic Affairs
Office are required. Course numbers are assigned using a "DS"
for the middle two digit positions (e.g., IXDS 5DS1 - master's
level directed study course in the Interactive Design program
earning one credit hour).
- Special Topics: These courses are
offered on an occasional basis by faculty to explore subjects not
offered regularly in the curriculum. Course numbers under
this designation will be preceded by the appropriate program
abbreviation and will show an "8" in the second digit
position. As usual, the first digit indicates the ability
level, and the final digit will vary according to the number of
credits the course carries (e.g., CHD 6802 - master's level special
topics course in the Counseling & Human Development program
earning two credit hours).
Credit Hour Requirement for Master's
All master's degree candidates for graduation must complete a
minimum of 30 credit hours of acceptable graduate coursework with a
minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
Refer to the specific program for additional requirements.
Most master degree programs exceed the 30 credit hour
Credit Hour Requirement for CES Doctoral Candidates
All doctoral degree candidates must complete a minimum of 72
credit hours of acceptable graduate coursework, including
dissertation research, beyond the 60 graduate credit hours of
training in an approved counseling program with a minimum
cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and with no
more than 2 Cs. Some students may exceed the minimum number
of credit hours.