Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  1. Auditing & Compliance
    Use manufacturing concepts, theories, and processes related to auditing and compliance for practical applications in various situations within the field of manufacturing that will require quality leadership.
     
  2. Quality Management
    Apply concepts in advanced manufacturing and operations to analyze issues related to quality management in multiple contexts and recommend solutions.  
     
  3. Testing & Validation
    Apply manufacturing best practices and technologies to evaluate real world manufacturing problems related to testing and validation.
     
  4. Measurement System & Analysis
    Use engineering metrology principles and standards of measurements to conduct investigations and identify errors.
     
  5. Quality Leadership Mindset/Lifecycle Management
    Address a real world problem within a manufacturing company and work with a company to develop a targeted solution that will require quality leadership.
     
  6. Personal & Professional Development/Lifelong learning/Communication
    Complete a self-assessment of personal commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement as an engineering professional; include a concrete plan for lifelong learning.
Analytics
  1. Statistics/Mathematics: Application Oriented Knowledge & Skills
    Examine major concepts and skills in statistical and mathematical analysis related to data analytics.
  2. Business Intelligence/Business Process Management/Communicating with Data
    Apply the principles, tools and methods of analytics to a project within a sponsoring organization to assist with the extraction, development, delivery, translation, and implementation of data analysis for tactical or strategic decision making in organizations, and successfully communicate data-driven insights.
  3. Analytics Systems Technology
    Complete a substantial project that requires the application of the principles, tools and methods of analytics systems technology to a comprehensive real-world problem or project related to data analyses for tactical and/or strategic decision making,
  4. Advanced Analytics
    Develop and justify effective paths to resolution of an analytical problem that may be complicated by the competitive environment, opposing interests, divergent or uncertain data and information.
  5. Business Analytics Agility
    Investigate major theories, tools, and approaches in data analytics to identify and successfully communicate data-driven insights for informed decision making.
  6. Leadership/Data Governance/Policy/Ethics
    Articulate and defend the significance and implications of the work in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national or global context in relation to data governance, policy, or ethics.
Biological Science
  1. Technical Practice
    Define, explain and analyze vocabularies, experiments, theories and concepts in biology or biotechnology using current research, tools, methods and technologies.
     
  2. Experiment Development/Scientific Pathway Knowledge
    Craft a research grant proposal that includes an innovative approach and cutting edge methods and technologies to address an emerging biology, biotechnology, healthcare, medicine related challenge or opportunity.
     
  3. Data Literacy
    Use data analytics to complete a scientific process including experimental planning, technical experimentation, data analysis, and dissemination of findings.
     
  4. Personal & Professional Effectiveness
    Integrate acquired confidence, skills, behaviors and values to effectively discern professional and personal learning and goals and to shape personal and professional identities.
Biotechnology
  1. Technical Practice
    Define, explain and analyze vocabularies, experiments, theories and concepts in biology or biotechnology using current research, tools, methods and technologies.
     
  2. Experiment Development/Scientific Pathway Knowledge
    Craft a research grant proposal that includes an innovative approach and cutting edge methods and technologies to address an emerging biotechnology related challenge or opportunity.
     
  3. Data Literacy
    Use data analytics to complete a scientific process including experimental planning, technical experimentation, data analysis, and dissemination of findings.
     
  4. Personal & Professional Effectiveness
    Integrate acquired confidence, skills, behaviors and values to effectively discern professional and personal learning and goals and to shape personal and professional identities.



 

Digital Communication and Media
  1. Digital Communication
    Synthesize knowledge and skills relating to a wide range of digital media and their application to enhancing organizational performance.
     
  2. Relationship Management
    Apply principles, tools, and methods to successfully conduct stakeholder analysis and manage team and client relationships.
     
  3. Campaign Design and Management
    Apply principles, tools, and methods to successfully conduct stakeholder analysis and manage team and client relationships.
     
  4. Communication Fluency
    Craft effective written and/or visual messages to inform and persuade a wide range of stakeholders and audiences.
     
  5. Social Impact/Accountability
    Develop digital campaigns that reflect high ethical standards and cultural awareness.
Finance and Accounting Management
  1. Entrepreneurship
    Complete a strategic management analysis of an entrepreneurship or innovation challenge in a business setting. 
     
  2. Accountability
    Apply the process, tools, and concepts of financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and valuation used by investors and analysts to complete a real-world deliverable.
     
  3. Institutional Environment
    Examine the foundational principles, concepts, and measurement theories relating to financial reporting and stewardship in both the internal and external environment.
     
  4. Global 
    Assess the structure and functions of the U.S. and international financial markets and institutions.
     
  5. Business Ethics
    Develop and justify a position and/or an approach to an issue pertaining to business ethics and corporate social responsibility by dissecting a relevant case study
     
  6. Relationship Management 
    Integrate management best practices and tools to analyze a management problem in a given organization or community considering both the institutional and global environments. 
Healthcare Administration
  1. Business Management & Organization
    Integrate healthcare management principles, best practices and tools into the community or workplace and recommend probable solutions for issues in the healthcare management industry.
     
  2. Knowledge Healthcare Environment
    Describe and evaluate an emerging healthcare related problem or challenge in a wider global context using theories, tools and methods from healthcare management and other fields of study.
     
  3. Leadership
    Prepare a project, paper or other appropriate body of work which utilizes key management principles in finance, organizational management, governmental policies and/or resource allocation to address an existing problem in healthcare.
     
  4. Experimental Design & Clinical Development 
    Develop and justify a position on an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental and economic challenges in healthcare on a local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Global Mindset
    Examine the global impact of organizational decisions in healthcare planning and policy development, healthcare administration, and community organization when addressing public health needs.
     
  6. Personal & Professional Effectiveness
    Reflect upon the personal knowledge, skills, behaviors and values developed while you were in this program that will help you shape your personal and professional identity in the healthcare field.
Health Science
  1. Business Management & Organization
    Integrate healthcare management and health science principles, best practices and tools into the community or workplace and recommend probable solutions for issues in the healthcare management and/or health science industry.
     
  2. Knowledge Healthcare Environment
    Describe and evaluate an emerging healthcare and/or health science related problem or challenge in a wider global context using theories, tools and methods from healthcare management and other fields of study.
     
  3. Leadership
    Prepare a project, paper or other appropriate body of work which utilizes and connects key management principles in finance, organizational management, governmental policies and/or resource allocation to address an existing problem in healthcare.
     
  4. Experimental Design & Clinical Development 
    Develop and justify a position on an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental and economic challenges in healthcare on a local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Scientific & Technical Skills
    Prepare a project, paper or other appropriate body of work, which utilizes key scientific literature, research or data to address an existing problem in health or science.
     
  6. Personal & Professional Effectiveness
    Reflect upon the personal knowledge, skills, behaviors and values developed while you were in this program that will help you shape your personal and professional identity in the healthcare field.
Information Technology
  1. Cybersecurity Principles 
    Analyze issues occurring within the field of information security, both organizational and personnel security, in the context of business communications, operations, management, and compliance.
     
  2. Information Management
    Design and test range of information management systems drawing on theories, tools and methods in the field, leading to improved processing and security.
     
  3. Networking
    Apply principles of computer network architectures, topologies, and protocols to implement quality systems, components, or processes that meet performance requirements.
     
  4. Systems Paradigm
    Apply knowledge of systems analysis to develop a comprehensive written business plan and high-level solution model for a real-world IT project.
     
  5. User Experience Design
    Survey the application of human-computer interaction concepts, theory, and practice in creating and evaluating quality user interface design.
     
  6. Software Fundamentals
    Develop complex end-user applications that address a business problem or opportunity.
     
  7. Web & Mobile Systems 
    Apply interface design skills by refining creative designs into websites through an iterative process of creating hand-drawn storyboards, coding wireframes, adding basic web content, and making pages responsive that are suitable for a variety of mobile devices.
     
  8. Teamwork
    Demonstrate skills, abilities and willingness to work with others to achieve results.
Leadership
  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Integrate lived experiences and leadership structures, styles, and practices to create an individual leadership profile, demonstrating knowledge of self-awareness and a thorough understanding of the evolution of leadership theories.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge
    Critically and systemically examine a challenge related to leadership in a cross-cultural context and become expert producers of evidence-based decision making strategies drawing on theories, tools, and methods practiced in the field of leadership.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning
    Prepare and present a web portfolio linking knowledge and skills acquired in professional, research and course practices with knowledge acquired in the field of leadership.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning
    Explain in a group setting diverse positions, including those representing different cultural, economic and geographic interests, on a contested public issue related to leadership, and evaluate the issue in light of both those interests and evidence drawn from the literature in leadership.
     
  5. Experiential Learning
    Integrate leadership-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program. 
Liberal Studies
  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Design and implement a curriculum plan that identifies an area of specialization mapping degree completion requirements; define, construct, and execute an in-depth senior capstone project requiring synthesis of undergraduate knowledge and application of writing skills, analytic thinking, and research methodologies; differentiate among the varieties of liberal studies disciplines.
     
  2. Broad Diversity of Integrated Knowledge
    Assimilate and integrate disciplinary methods; organize broad and complex areas of knowledge; demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of contemporary issues through an understanding of methodologies and content of the humanities, social sciences and sciences expressed through the use of multiple written formats.
     
  3. Flexible Intellectual Skills
    Question, analyze, evaluate, and recognize precedent in theoretical and empirical studies, including primary and secondary sources; demonstrate deduction and evidence-based critical thinking in essays, tests, class presentations, and research projects; develop personal insight.
     
  4. Applied Learning
    Design an in-depth senior capstone project, based on a topic related to the student’s academic specialization; conduct primary and secondary source research; analyze and evaluate complex and competing source materials, according to best evidence and academic standards; write and present research findings. This project serves as experiential education as it is the culmination and practice of undergraduate student learning.
     
  5. Civic Learning
    Assess, develop, and evaluate a position on a significant public policy question in the student’s academic specialization, taking into account scholarly and community perspectives.
Management
  1. All    
    Define and explain complex business problems or challenges in diverse business settings and cultures, drawing on current research, theories, practices, tools, and technologies in the field of business.
     
  2. Relationship Management     
    Apply principles, tools, and methods to successfully implement change and innovation within organizations and use multiple perspectives to manage organizational resources and performance.
     
  3. Entrepreneurship    
    Analyze the challenges of entrepreneurship especially for a small business and develop a business plan that can be used to run a new small business enterprise.
     
  4. Communication    
    Demonstrate the ability to communicate concisely and persuasively both orally and in writing.
     
  5. Social Impact/Accountability    
    Develop and justify a position and/or an approach to an issue pertaining to business ethics and corporate social responsibility by dissecting a relevant case study. 
     
  6. Global/Institutional Environment    
    Integrate management best practices and tools to analyze a management problem in a given organization or community considering both the institutional and global environments.
     
  7. Teamwork    
    Demonstrate the ability and willingness to work with others to achieve results.
Project Management
  1. Technical Project Management/Competency #1-10
    Define and explain tools used in managing project disciplines including scope, risk, quality, schedule, cost, quality and performance metrics, while understanding and addressing the needs of different project stakeholders.
     
  2. Technical Project Management, Strategic & Business Management/Competency #11-13
    Describe the significance and implications of project management in terms of challenges and trends in your professional or organizational context.
     
  3. Strategic & Business Management/Competency #1-10
    Share various project team roles and responsibilities in the creation of an integrated project plan that meets strategic goals in a real-world setting, while addressing common project challenges.
     
  4. Technical Project Management, Leadership/Competency #13
    Develop and justify a position on an ethical issue in project management; explain its civic and global significance.
Psychology
  1. Knowledge Base in Psychology
    Define and explain the core concepts, perspectives, findings, and trends in psychology using vocationally oriented values, standards, tools, techniques, and specialized terms.
     
  2. Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking
    Frame a problem important to the field of psychology, justify the significance of the problem in a wider societal context, and explain how methods from psychology can be used to address the problem.
     
  3. Communication
    Identify credible, relevant sources and engage meaningfully with them in writing.
     
  4. Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
    Apply ethical theories to moral dilemmas and personal positions in the context of social responsibility in the discipline of psychology.
     
  5. Professional Development
    Integrate acquired confidence, skills, behaviors and values to effectively discern learning and goals to shape personal and professional identities.

Post-baccalaureate

Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical  

Designed to enhance and build on your previous academic record through additional pre-medical course work, this post-baccalaureate program covers concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics. You will have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience by choosing from optional electives in human anatomy, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, immunology, endocrinology, biochemistry, statistics, and calculus. As a result of your learning experience, you will be well equipped to apply to medical, dental, osteopathic, and other health professional schools.

English Language Preparation Program

American Classroom
  1. Reading and Writing
    Develop advanced reading and writing skills in the English language.
     
  2. Listening and Speaking
    Develop advanced listening and speaking skills in the English language.
     
  3. American History
    Examine the history of America to gain insights into the American culture.
     
  4. Introduction to Major Field of Study
    Successfully complete one course in the major field of study by earning a passing grade in the final assessment.
     
  5. American Education Experience
    Reflect upon the American university system and college cultural experience during the course of the program.

Master of Arts Degrees

Homeland Security
  1. Management & Leadership
    Apply current leadership theory and managerial approaches to help develop and support ethical intelligence-centric business practices and strategic policies in homeland security. 
     
  2. Organizational Innovation
    Evaluate knowledge management practices and organizational dynamics to help develop robust methods of multi-disciplined information flows for effective and innovative program coordination, budget, and planning.
     
  3. Research & Analysis
    Use historical and contemporary references to explore an issue related to homeland security efforts in the United States while unpacking related factors such as military, law enforcement, constitutional concerns, civil right issues, and the impact of other disciplines. 
     
  4. Public Safety
    Investigate how the interaction, coordination, and facilitation between national security departments and agencies at the federal, state, and local level can assist with emergency and crisis response and management. 
     
  5. Governance
    Use the knowledge of relevant law, policy, jurisdiction, governance process and agency to assess key concerns in governance at all levels and help create policies which respect constraints on public sector authority.
     
  6. Globalization
    Evaluate key global regions including their treaty and regional alliances and economic ties to reveal the interconnectivity between countries and regions in identifying common threats and opportunities such as the impact on stability, liaison opportunities, research, and academic exchanges. 
     
  7. Communication
    Develop policy recommendations for future collaborative efforts for the disparate intelligence agencies in the intelligence community with different missions and responsibilities, in keeping with relevant U.S. and international laws.
     
  8. Technological & Data Literacy
    Analyze the application of new technologies and analytics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Big Data on the production of homeland security/intelligence products. 
Strategic Intelligence and Analysis
  1. Management & Leadership
    Apply current leadership theory and managerial approaches to help develop and support ethical intelligence centric business practices and strategic policies in homeland security. 
     
  2. Organizational Innovation
    Evaluate knowledge management practices and organizational dynamics to help develop robust methods of multi-disciplined information flows for effective and innovative program coordination, budget, and planning.  
     
  3. Research & Analysis
    Use historical and contemporary references to explore an issue related to homeland security efforts in the United States while unpacking related factors such as military, law enforcement, constitutional concerns, civil right issues, and the impact of other disciplines.  
     
  4. Public Safety
    Investigate how the interaction, coordination, and facilitation between national security departments and agencies at the federal, state, and local level can assist with emergency and crisis response and management. 
     
  5. Governance
    Use the knowledge of relevant law, policy, jurisdiction, governance process and agency to assess key concerns in governance at all levels and help create policies which respect constraints on public sector authority.  
     
  6. Globalization
    Evaluate key global regions including their treaty and regional alliances and economic ties to reveal the interconnectivity between countries and regions in identifying common threats and opportunities such as the impact on stability, liaison opportunities, research, and academic exchanges. 
     
  7. Communication
    Develop policy recommendations for future collaborative efforts for the disparate intelligence agencies in the intelligence community with different missions and responsibilities, in keeping with relevant U.S. and international laws.
     
  8. Technological & Data Literacy
    Analyze the application of new technologies and analytics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Big Data on the production of homeland security/intelligence products.  
Teaching - Elementary and Secondary
  1. Curriculum Planning & Assessment
    Design and execute a lesson to demonstrate proficiency relative to the MA Professional Standard for Teachers (1) Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment, Indicator (a) Curriculum and Planning: Knows the subject matter well, has a good grasp of child development and how students learn, and designs effective and rigorous standards-based units of instruction consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes. 
     
  2. Teaching 
    Demonstrate education specific best practices and the competencies delineated by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Six Essential Elements (1.A.4: Well-Structured Lessons; 1.B.2: Adjustment to Practice; 2.A.3: Meeting Diverse Needs; 2.B.1: Safe Learning Environment; 2.D.2: High Expectations; 4.A.1: Reflective Practice) in a supervised classroom setting.
     
  3. Family & Community Engagement 
    Investigate effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
     
  4. Professional Culture 
    Design and implement a project for a school-based setting that promotes the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice while reflecting upon positionality and conflicts relevant to the project.
     
  5. Reflection/Action & Analysis for Educational Equity
    Demonstrate how to effectively enact equity-oriented teaching, encompassing: Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teaching for Learner Diversity, Social Justice Teaching, and Anti-Racist Teaching.

Master of Education Degrees

eLearning and Instructional Design
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.
Higher Education Administration
  1. Inquiry
    Analyze problems in higher education and recommend innovative solutions grounded in historical awareness, applied theory and driven by data.
     
  2. Intellectual Agility
    Identify local, national, and global disruptions and their impact on higher education policy and practice to participate in and lead change within the higher education sector.
     
  3. Inclusive Action
    Integrate principles of diversity and inclusion into various functional areas within higher education.
     
  4. Personal and Professional EffectivenessEngage in lifelong learning to continuously hone and improve skills, specifically in areas of technology proficiency and the ability interpret federal, state and institutional laws, regulations and policies to design and implement policies and procedures ensuring compliance.
     
  5. Data Driven Decision-Making
    Apply key higher education competencies, such as budgeting, crisis management, collaboration, change agency, problem solving, technology literacy, and data-driven decision making, through experiential learning opportunities.
Learning Analytics
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.
Learning and Instruction
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.
Special Education
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.

Master of Professional Studies Degrees

Analytics
  1. Statistics & Math
    Demonstrate the foundational knowledge and skills critical to pursue data analytics as a profession in relation to statistics and math. 
     
  2. Business Intelligence
    Articulate and effectively defend the significance and implications of the work in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national or global context.
     
  3. Analytics Systems Technology (Tools)/Advanced Analytics
    Demonstrate the knowledge of advanced tools in data analytics.
     
  4. Governance/Policy/Ethics/Leadership
    Articulate and effectively defend the significance of leadership, governance, and ethics in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national or global context.
     
  5. Business Analytics Agility 
    Apply the principles, tools and methods of analytics to a comprehensive real-world problem or project related to data analyses for tactical and/or strategic decision making.
     
  6. Business Process Management
    Integrate the major theories, tools, and approaches in data analytics to identify data-driven insights for informed business process management.
     
  7. Communicating with Data
    Design and deliver presentations, reports, and recommendations that effectively translate technical results/data solutions and are coherent and persuasive to different audiences.
Digital Media
  1. Design Thinking    
    Investigate interdisciplinary methodologies and information technology creative practices (ITCP) that focus on the design, planning, and implementation of innovative prototypes.
  2. Usability and User Experience    
    Design or produce interactive media products or action plans, based on established HCI (Human Computer Interaction) principles and user-centered design including logic, imagination, intuition and systematic reasoning. 
  3. Personal Craft/Narrative skills/Creative Thinking/Intellectual Agility    
    Apply digital media narrative principles and a range of technologies, visual, design and programming ideas to provide creative and timely solutions for practical digital media challenges. 
  4. Communication/Organization & Planning    
    Develop a formal proposal, real or hypothetical, addressing a challenge or opportunity in cross-cultural and global information and communication. 
Enterprise Intelligence
  1. AI Techniques    
    Use instrumental methods of data analysis and modern analytical techniques for artificial intelligence within various fields and context applications across numerous professional fields.
     
  2. Analytics Systems Technology (Tools)    
    Investigate a selection of systems technologies utilized in AI to address an organizational question or problem, where artificial intelligence and machine learning can be applied in the world.
     
  3. Advanced Analytics    
    Integrate the principles, tools and methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning to solve an organizational problem by making informed decisions related to the design and deployment of systems in human environments and workflows within the organization. 
     
  4. Advanced Data Management    
    Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of advanced data management technologies and management systems technologies in different application contexts.
     
  5. Data Visualization    
    Use exploratory data visualization, dashboard and scorecard design, and spatial data representation to communicate complex quantitative information to different audiences. 
     
  6. Data Governance/Ethics     
    Integrate the theory and practice of human-computer interaction and the development of user interfaces to analyze and design projects using cutting-edge approaches.
     
  7. Project Management/Leadership/IT/Strategic Thinking/Communication    
    Apply strategic analysis, problem solving, decision-making, effective communication, and leadership skills to the application or deployment of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies and products, in a real-world scenario. 
Geospatial Services
  1. GIS Analysis/Tools    
    Design and produce geospatial products for the decision maker by turning data into actionable knowledge using geospatial principles, practices and newly-acquired knowledge of functions and essential skills.
     
  2. Remote Sensing/Imagery Analysis    
    Design and execute applied work that draws on the perspectives and methods of other fields of study (project management, leadership, informatics), including articulating and defending the significance and implications of the work in GIT to those fields.
     
  3. Geospatial Data Management    
    Create a professional poster and presentation reflecting the integration and application of acquired advanced knowledge in GIT to a practical challenge; assess approaches and standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Data Visualization    
    Propose a path to a resolution of a problem and create new methods to respond to geospatial challenges at the local, national or global level.
     
  5. Synthesizing/Reporting    
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom, to support real-worlds applications and solve real-world problems. 
Informatics
  1. Computational Knowledge and Skills    
    Integrate the foundational computational knowledge and skills critical in the field of informatics to solve authentic real-world problems. 
     
  2. Advanced Information Technology (Software, Application, & Tools)/Innovation & Design Thinking    
    Design and execute an applied or investigative work that draws on a multidisciplinary approach to research and analysis in informatics. 
     
  3. IT Management Agility    
    Apply analytical techniques and research methods to manage, implement, secure, and govern within a variety of information technology environments.
     
  4. IT Leadership, Governance, Policy & Ethics    
    Assess a complex issue that incorporates the ethical, legal and social impacts of information technology and knowledge management within a societal and global business context.

Master of Science Degrees

Applied Nutrition
  1. Foundational Knowledge     
    Investigate the application of nutrition principles to the treatment and prevention of diseases to facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors involved in practicing applied nutrition. 
     
  2. Leadership/Business/Management/Organization    
    Create or enhance a wellness and prevention plan or program for a portfolio that could be included in a job application package.
     
  3. Knowledge of Healthcare Environment     
    Using epidemiology, theoretical models of behavior change, research literature and program planning techniques, plan a health promotion program.
     
  4. Research & Evidence-Informed Practice     
    Conduct applied research and in-depth evaluation of a topic related to applied nutrition concepts, practices, challenges, and current trends through systematic literature review. 
     
  5. Education & Training    
    Create educational materials and/or messages to improve the health literacy of a target audience of patients or a community.
     
  6. Personal & Professional Effectiveness     
    Effectively communicate, both written and orally, to educate the public and consumers about applied nutrition based on science, literature, and sound research.
Commerce and Economic Development
  1. Financial & Economic Analysis/Data Analytics    
    Use conceptual and mathematical tools to estimate economic relationships such as fluctuations in employment, prices, and economic growth.
     
  2. Economics Knowledge Base    
    Develop a coherent framework for analyzing the determination of microeconomic and macroeconomic variables based on related theories and models.
     
  3. Entrepreneurship/Intellectual Agility    
    Design and implement a project that applies economic theories to business and public policy issues.
     
  4. Communication/Global    
    Develop a formal proposal, real or hypothetical, addressing a global intercultural communication challenge in the field of commerce and economic development that has not been adequately addressed. 
Corporate and Organizational Communication
  1. Stakeholder Management    
    Incorporate communication theory, skill development, research findings, and best practices to assess the role of communication in supporting organizational performance by influencing the attitudes and behaviors of internal and external stakeholders.  
     
  2. Communication Strategy Planning    
    Design communication initiatives that draw on the intersection of communication at the individual, organizational, and societal levels by using an interdisciplinary focus and integrative strategic methodologies.
     
  3. Evaluation & Assessment    
    Assess the effectiveness of a communication objective or strategy (qualitative and quantitative methods) for a sponsoring organization or your own organization to generate recommendations based on the findings.  
     
  4. Cultural & Ethical Assessment    
    Synthesize your experience, learning, and academic knowledge across the program to reflect upon your cultural and ethical perspectives on communication competencies in personal and professional context.
     
  5. Communication Fluency    
    Demonstrate professional oral and written communication proficiency by crafting and delivering persuasive messages to target audiences.
Criminal Justice
  1. Management & Leadership    
    Review how legal constraints (legal procedures, rules, and guidelines) can affect leadership in the context of organization’s operation, its culture, and the situations in which decisions are shaped and made individually or collectively.
     
  2. Organizational Innovation    
    Examine a broad range of problems faced by the current criminal justice system to recognize the impact of crime on society and the complexities of potential solutions to the crime problem.
     
  3. Research & Analysis/Globalization    
    Assess and develop a position on a policy related to a current and major topic in criminal behavior trend, anticrime strategy, or public safety, taking into account both scholarship, positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  4. Public Safety/Technological & Data Literacy    
    Create a new anticrime public safety strategic plan based on the knowledge, theory, operations, and practice in the field of criminal justice.
     
  5. Governance    
    Examine the theoretical, ethical, and constitutional foundations and the social history of American criminal justice institutions—ideas, and events that have shaped policy and practice. 
     
  6. Communication    
    Craft an effective crisis communication plan from the perspective of practitioners as well as academics including communication tactics for a range of stakeholder audiences.
Global Studies and International Relations
  1. Knowledge of Global    
    Incorporate foundational global and intercultural knowledge, theories, and approaches to investigate global policy issues from government, private, and nonprofit viewpoints.
     
  2. Data Literacy    
    Use both qualitative and quantitative research skills to explore data to address a global challenge that could lead to a greater positive social impact.
     
  3. Relationship Management/Entrepreneurship    
    Apply relationship management and entrepreneurship approaches and standards to assess a practical challenge in the field of global studies.
     
  4. Social Justice/Global Mindset/Communication    
    Assess and develop a position on a contemporary social issue from (a) a socio-historical perspective, (b) multiple viewpoints of the stakeholders and their decision-making, and (c) personal and global impact.
     
  5. Diplomacy    
    Examine a global challenge in the context of peace and conflict from a variety of vantage points and possible diplomatic solutions. 
Human Resource Management
  1. Human Resource Expertise    
    Incorporate human resource theory, skill development, and best practices to assess the role of human resource management in supporting an organization’s human capital and business strategy by influencing and the attitudes and behaviors of employees and other workforce stakeholders.
  2. Business Acumen/Strategic Thinking    
    Demonstrate the ability to align workforce development programs to support organizational performance by thinking strategically, understanding organizational strategies, and apply leadership skills.
  3. Relationship Management    
    Manage interactions with key internal and external stakeholders through stakeholder analysis, effective communication, and consultative skills.
  4. Critical Evaluation    
    Evaluate and interpret metrics that indicate the key drivers of human resource processes and make fact-based talent management decisions and recommendations.
  5. Ethical Practice/Cultural Awareness    
    Demonstrate an ability to integrate core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational practices by considering the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of all stakeholders.
Leadership
  1. Development of Self    
    Incorporate intellectual skills and foundational leadership theories to create personal and organizational leadership models, profiles, and plans for developing leadership competencies.
     
  2. Development of Others    
    Integrate best practices for onboarding, developing, and coaching leaders, as well as creating organizational systems that ensure the company has strong leadership talent for current and future success.
     
  3. Strategic Thinking & Acting    
    Develop strategic action plans to perform critical analyses of external and internal environments for a real organization, and develop recommendations for the organization’s strategic positioning and actions. 
     
  4. Ethical Practices & Civic Mindedness    
    Investigate a real-life ethical dilemma to develop an action plan for solving and preventing similar problems at the organizational and societal levels.
     
  5. Innovation    
    Assess complex organizational problems related to leading change and driving results and recommend solutions for planning and managing the transition from the current situation to the desired future.
     
  6. Cross-Cultural/Global Mindset    
    Reflect on leadership from key ethical, legal, policy, business, political, and societal frameworks in a global economy that is critical for creating an inclusive work environment for continued competitive advantage.
     
  7. Communication    
    Demonstrate professional oral and written communication proficiency critical in a leadership position by crafting and delivering clear and persuasive messages to key stakeholders.
Nonprofit Management
  1. Communication, Marketing and Public Relations    
    Craft a marketing plan that represents the communication, marketing, and public relations strategies that nonprofit organizations use to inform and influence various constituencies.
     
  2. Cultural Competency and Diversity/Volunteer and Human Resource Management  
    Analyze a global or international nonprofit initiative that highlights the need for cultural competency preparation for professional practice in culturally diverse settings.
     
  3. Financial Resource Development and Management  
    Examine the major theories, methods and approaches to develop financial resources
     
  4. Explore financial management, internal controls and budgeting best practices highlighting ethical and transparent approaches.
     
  5. Foundations & Management of the Nonprofit Sector/Future of Non-Profit  
    Articulate the unique characteristics of managing the nonprofit sector and its emerging trends
     
  6. Governance, Leadership and Advocacy/Legal and Ethical Decision Making  
    Explain governance and leadership roles and responsibilities with a focus on legal ramifications and ethical decision-making.
     
  7. Personal and Professional Development  
    Assess and reflect upon personal and professional development skills, knowledge, and values that are critical in the nonprofit sector
Project Management (and Align)
  1. Technical Project Management/Competency #1-10   Assess significant challenges involved in managing project scope, risk, quality, schedule, budget, and performance metrics, while effectively communicating with different project stakeholders.
     
  2. Technical Project Management, Strategic & Business Management, Leadership/Competency #11-13    
    Reflect upon your own cognitive abilities and personal and professional effectiveness competencies that are critical to effectively administer and direct a project in a changing and evolving environment.
     
  3. Technical Project Management, Strategic & Business Management/Competency #1-10    
    Design an effective project plan for leading and managing the implementation of a complex project to meet business goals in a real-world setting, while avoiding common project management pitfalls.
     
  4. Strategic and Business Management/Competency #13   Develop a position on an ethical issue or dilemma that relates to ethical behavior governed by responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty in the practice of project management.
Regulatory Affairs
  1. Auditing/Compliance    
    Develop strategies for customizing quality management system (QMS) to particular companies, biomedical products, and manufacturing environments based on the FDA’s expectations for product design control, quality system documentation, and practical manufacturing principles. 
     
  2. Measurement System & Analysis     
    Describe how measurement systems, as well as appropriate analytical methods are utilized to ensure compliance to standards specific to the development and life cycles of regulated products.
     
  3. Quality Management    
    Translate global regulatory requirements for biomedical product commercialization into submission-ready documents and broadly applicable regulatory science solutions. 
     
  4. Testing/Validation     
    Investigate the quality assurance and compliance standards associated with developing and manufacturing new biopharmaceutical and medical device products. 
     
  5. Compliance Standards    
    Examine global systemic reviews of safety audits and product complaint trends, including evaluating previous experiences with healthcare practitioners.
     
  6. Knowledge Healthcare    
    Investigate the evolution of the medical device and pharmaceutical landscape from a technological, regulatory, and financial perspective, as well as from a societal and cultural framework, and its impact on the general economic environment.
     
  7. Professional Development and Lifelong Learning    
    Integrate acquired knowledge, skills, behaviors and values to effectively craft goals to shape personal and professional identities in your field of work.
Respiratory Care Leadership
  1. Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures     
    Integrate the methods and approaches to perform all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures safely and effectively in patient care settings.
     
  2. Patient Care Management     
    Create a patient care management plan that includes the strengths, values, and practices of working within inter-professional teams and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
     
  3. Quality Improvement/Problem Solving    
    Design a quality improvement plan that would have a measurable impact on the quality assurance, patient care models, patient satisfaction program, and practice performance standards against organizational goals.
     
  4. Leadership/Personal & Professional Effectiveness/Communication     
    Craft a personal leadership plan to help you build your confidence, skills, behaviors and values and shape your professional identity as a health care professional who can work and manage effectively in patient care settings.

Master of Sports Leadership Degree

Master of Sports Leadership
  1. Sports Knowledge Area/Innovation & Experiential Learning    
    Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge in sports and society, sports law, and media relations via selected artifacts from over the course of the program and well-crafted reflection on the related competencies and learning. 
     
  2. Strategic Thinking, Planning, Action & Implementation  
    Apply sports leadership principles, practices, and functional knowledge to address a practical challenge in a real-world setting. 
     
  3. Leadership Development of Self & Others    
    Integrate personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills and competencies required for leadership roles in sport organizations to offer solutions for change in various contexts within the sports industry.
     
  4. Ethical Practices    
    Investigate a current ethical and legal issue related to sports, recreation, and leisure services and recommend potential solutions to address the issue.
     
  5. Civic Mindedness/Global Mindset    
    Examine the role of sports in society within sociological, economic, and political contexts and how it can be used to develop community services and foster diversity.
     
  6. Communication     
    Craft a strategy for building and managing an effective media relations program on the intercollegiate and professional level.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Education
  1. Experiential/Inquiry/Agency
    Develop, adapt, and implement research methodologies to redefine, clarify, or resolve local problems of practice.
     
  2. Social Justice/Agency
    Disseminate and promote insights to peers and their communities of practice.
     
  3. Inquiry/Social Justice/Experiential/Agency
    Generate local and particular knowledge, framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice, to make a substantial contribution to an area of professional practice.
     
  4. Lifelong Learning
    Critically reflect on work in the program, scholar-practitioner identity and next steps in change work.
Doctor of Law and Policy
  1. Law Knowledge Area
    Evaluate and critique the structure and role of state and federal courts and basic concepts in legal reasoning.

  2. Policy Knowledge Area/Communication
    Develop conceptually informed recommendations to make or change policy structures and processes at a variety of scales and in different policy domains, and effectively communicate them to the relevant audience.

  3. Research & Analysis
    Create a plan of inquiry and execute such a plan, that uses the most appropriate technique(s) to analyze a public policy issue and make conceptually informed and empirically based recommendations.

  4. Public Interest
    Analyze the impact of political, economic, and social trends on the process of making and changing laws and public interest.

  5. Critical Thinking
    Craft recommendations, strategies, and arguments capable of influencing important debates in law and public policy in both domestic and international contexts.

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  1. Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures 
    Interpret the major theories, research methods and approaches to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the field of physical therapy. 
     
  2. Patient Care Management 
    Articulate the significance and implications of strengths, values, and practices for patient care management in the field of physical therapy. 
     
  3. Quality Improvement/Problem Solving
    Analyze a comprehensive and publishable case report/research study that addresses the patient/client management model, clinical decision making processes, and resource utilization.
     
  4. Personal & Professional Effectiveness/ Communication/ Leadership 
    Present a path to resolution of a problem in physical therapy, based on advanced concepts related to clinical management of patients.