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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 Systems,
  • 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 schedule here.


Course Numbers

Each digit in the course numbers represents the following:

  • 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 Corequisites

  • 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 prerequisite/permission applications.
  • 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. 


Common Numbered Courses

  • 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 Candidates

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 minimum.

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.

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