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Graduate Plus Program

Benjamin Gakina, MBA

At William Woods University eligible undergraduate students (online or on-ground) have the opportunity to complete their bachelors and graduate degrees in less than the normal time it would take to complete both degrees separately. This saves you both time and money (approximately 40% savings on the cost of a regular graduate degree).

How the Graduate Plus Program Works for Undergraduate Students

Main campus students - During a student's final two semesters as an undergraduate student, a full-time undergraduate student may take one graduate course per term in the fall semester and one graduate course per term in the spring semester in addition to any undergraduate courses they need to complete.

Online students - During a student’s final four terms as an undergraduate student, a full-time online undergraduate student may take one graduate course per term in addition to any undergraduate courses they need to complete.

Graduate courses are 8 weeks long and may be offered on-campus or online as determined by the individual program. Students may count up to four graduate courses towards their 122 required hours for an undergraduate degree and then transfer those credits into their graduate program upon graduation.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to register for their first graduate course and they must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to continue in the Graduate Plus Program.

Following completion of their undergraduate degree, students must apply for acceptance into their chosen graduate degree program in order to continue in their graduate studies and transfer credits into that program.

Graduate Plus Programs Checklists

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Plus Program

Additional requirements:

  • Prior to beginning the first MBA course, have completed an undergraduate accounting course and an undergraduate economics course.
  • Must have been previously admitted into one of William Woods’ undergraduate programs.

Students will complete the following courses as an undergraduate in the MBA Plus Program:

  • BUS 500-Mangement and Leadership
  • BUS 545-Managerial Ethics
  • BUS 517-Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 580-Management Systems (online)

Master of Health Administration (MHA) Plus Program

Additional requirements:

  • Must have previously been admitted into one of the following Williams Woods’ programs: Biology (Pre-Medicine or Pre-Nursing concentration), Exercise Science with Sports Medicine/Pre-Athletic Training Concentration, Nursing, Psychology or Social Work.

Students will complete the following courses as an undergraduate in the MHA Plus Program:

  • HLT 527-Human Resources Management in Healthcare
  • HLT 505-Healthcare Administration
  • HLT 540-Ethics in Healthcare
  • HLT 519-Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration

Master of Education in Athletics/Activities Administration Plus Program

Additional requirements:

  • Must have been previously admitted into one of William Woods’ undergraduate programs.

Students will complete the following courses as an undergraduate in the MEd Athletics/Activities Administration Plus Program:

  • EDU 508 Practical Aspects of Athletic/Activities Administration
  • EDU 521 Introduction to Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Athletics/Activates Administration
  • EDU 527 Athletics/Activities Program Promotion
  • EDU 544 Software Application in Athletic Environment

Master of Education in Equestrian Education Plus Program

Additional requirements:

  • Guaranteed admission for those EQS majors who have met all of the following:
    • Passed EQS proficiencies
    • Passed Teaching Tech III with a B or higher
  • Possible admission for Minors or EQGS majors who have:
    • Passed Teaching Tech III with a B or higher

Students will complete the following courses as an undergraduate in the MEd in Equestrian Education Plus Program:

  • EDU 530 Equestrian Academic Instruction
  • EDU 543 Teaching and Learning in Digital Landscape
  • EDU 550 Equestrian Curriculum Development
  • EDU 546 Applied Instructional Theories

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Plus Program

Additional requirements:

  • Must have previously been admitted into the William Woods Teacher Education program

Students will complete the following courses as an undergraduate in the MEd Curriculum and Instruction Plus Program:

  • EDU 500 Current Issues in Education
  • EDU 520 Research Design
  • EDU 581 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
  • EDU 585 Schools & Law

Master of Education in STEM Plus Program

Additional requirements:

  • Must have previously been admitted into the William Woods’ Teacher Education program.

Students will complete the following courses as an undergraduate in the MEd STEM Plus Program:

  • EDU 520 Research Design
  • EDU 564 STEM – An introduction
  • EDU 565 STEM: Engineering Design
  • EDU 566 STEM: Technology and Coding

Master of Education in Teaching and Technology Plus Program

Additional requirements:

  • Must have previously been admitted into the William Woods’ Teacher Education program

Students will complete the following courses as an undergraduate in the MEd Teaching and Technology Plus Program:

  • EDU 520 Research Design
  • EDU 559 Current Issues in Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 563 Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology
  • EDU 571 Integration of Multimedia Production and Curriculum

Students must meet all entrance requirements for any graduate program they chose to pursue as a Graduate Plus Program. Students may not pursue dual graduate degrees while in the Graduate Plus Program.

Students interested in a Graduate Plus Program should consult with their academic advisor for more information.

FAQ's

Can any transfer student, regardless of major, enroll in the Graduate Plus Program?

  • Yes, any transfer student is eligible to enroll in the Graduate Plus Program. However, they must meet the specific requirements of the graduate program they wish to pursue. Additionally, transfer students need to consult with his or her academic advisor to determine if timely graduation is possible.

Am I eligible for institutional scholarships?

  • Students are eligible for institutional scholarships their freshman through senior years at William Woods University. Graduate students at William Woods University are not eligible for institutional scholarships and therefore during the 5th year of the Graduate Plus Program students are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Other financial aid options are available. See below.

What is the cost of tuition during my 5 th year?

  • Students will pay the graduate tuition rate posted during that academic year. Graduate Tuition

Am I eligible for financial aid?

  • As a graduate student you are eligible for student loans.

Am I required to live on campus during my 5 th year?

  • No, you are not required to live on campus your 5 th year. If you elect to live on campus you will be billed applicable room and board charges.

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