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​​​​​​MASTER OF EDUCATION IN LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING (M.ED.) ADMISSION
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Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Two letters of recommendation. For the Educational Leadership concentration, at least one of the recommendation letters must come from the school principal or immediate supervisor.
  • Submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report as required.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present a GRE score.
  • All applications and transcripts of undergraduate as well as graduate work must be on file in the Office of Admission prior to initial registration.
  • Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Dean of the School of Education.

All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies

Jacksonville University

2800 University Boulevard North

Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the M.Ed. Program. The M.Ed. Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Transient or Non-Degree Student Application - Classes only available for those accepted to the M.Ed. program.

Transfer of Credit - Students admitted to the M.Ed. Program must attend full-time. The cohort, “lock-step” format does not allow for transfer credits. Students attend courses as scheduled throughout the entire program. If a student must drop from the program for personal reasons, he or she must wait one full year before being readmitted.

Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the degree only if all admissions materials have been filed with the Office of Admission, Graduate Studies.

 All application materials must be submitted by July 30 for the fall semester.

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​ MASTER OF ART IN MATHEMATICS (MA) ADMISSION

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Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Admission to graduate study is granted on an individual basis upon review of the applicant’s entire academic record by the advisor to the MA in Mathematics Program. Evidence considered includes past academic performance, letters of recommendation, and past professional experience. A student may be asked to have a personal interview.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, two (2) of which must pertain to prior academic experience addressing the candidate’s potential for being successful in a rigorous graduate program, must be submitted with the initial application to the MA in Mathematics Program.
  • Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale if earned within two (2) years of awarding the bachelor’s degree. Students not meeting these requirements may be admitted in a non-degree status up to and including six (6) semester hours. Students are prohibited from taking additional MA in Mathematics courses until they meet all admission requirements.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students."
  • All applications and official transcripts of undergraduate, as well as graduate work must be on file in the Office of Admission prior to initial registration.
  • An undergraduate degree in Mathematics is not necessary for admission to the MA in Mathematics Program; however, all applicants must be accepted by the advisor to the MA in Mathematics Program and must demonstrate adequate understanding of basic differential and integral calculus.
  • Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies
Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) - ACCELERATED (DAY) PROGRAM ADMISSION

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Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A resume.
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Students graduating with a degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE.
  • Two completed recommendation forms.
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay).
  • All students entering the Accelerated (Day) MBA must, by academic background and/or business experience, be knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, personal computer basics, college algebra, and statistical analysis. Students without these qualifications will be required to take the appropriate foundation courses. There are four (4) foundation courses: (1) Accounting; (2) Economics; (3) Finance; and (4) Quantitative Methods.
    Waiver of a required prerequisite course may be granted in certain unusual circumstances where documented work experience has supplied the required body of knowledge contained in the prerequisite course. Such documentation will be reviewed, and any waiver on this basis is at the discretion of the Director of the Graduate Business Programs.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the Jacksonville University Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students". Further, all international students are required to present a GMAT score and interview with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the Accelerated MBA Program, all candidates must submit a $500 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to the first semester's tuition.

All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies
Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Types of Accelerated MBA Admissions - Students meeting all admission requirements will be accepted as degree candidates. On an individual basis, applicants who show promise for successful graduate work who do not meet all qualifications may be considered for conditional admission. In rare instances, applicants who cannot supply the required credentials in a timely manner may be granted non-degree status. Graduate non-degree status may be granted for the administrative convenience of the school and/or students. Admission on this basis is for one semester only and does not guarantee or imply that the individual will be accepted as a degree candidate. The applicant’s admission file must be complete at the end of the first semester so that an application decision may be reached by the second semester. Students with incomplete application files will not be permitted to register for the second semester.

A student enrolled in other MBA programs may take courses at JU as a “graduate transient” student for one semester only. The student must present a letter from his or her degree-granting institution indicating good standing. Jacksonville University accepts no responsibility regarding the transferability of its MBA courses to other institutions.

Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the Accelerated MBA Program. The Accelerated MBA Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Transfer and Transient Credit - A maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit may be transferred from an AACSB accredited academic institution. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University’s Accelerated MBA Program, and the grade must be at least a “B.” To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course(s) to the Director of Graduate Business Programs. All courses submitted for transfer credit consideration must have been taken within five years of beginning the Accelerated MBA program.

Students admitted to the Accelerated MBA Program will normally be expected to satisfy degree requirements by taking courses at JU. Permission to take a course at another institution for transient credit will only be granted in the presence of extenuating circumstances. The Director of Graduate Business Programs and the Dean of the Davis College of Business must approve transient study in advance of the student taking the course. Transient credit will only be awarded if the grade earned in an approved course is at least a “B.”

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) - FLEX (NIGHT) PROGRAM ADMISSION

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Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • A completed graduate admission application form
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A resume
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Students graduating with a degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and have 3 years of relevant work experience are exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE.
  • Two completed recommendation forms
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
  • All students entering the FLEX MBA Program must, by academic background and/or business experience, be knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, personal computer basics, college algebra, and statistical analysis. Students without these qualifications will be required to take the appropriate foundation courses. There are four (4) foundation courses: (1) Accounting; (2) Finance; (3) Economics; and (4) Quantitative Methods. Waiver of a required prerequisite course may be granted in certain unusual circumstances where documented work experience has supplied the required body of knowledge contained in the prerequisite course. Such documentation will be reviewed, and any waiver on this basis is at the discretion of the Director of the Graduate Business Programs.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present a GMAT score and interview with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the FLEX MBA Program, all candidates must submit a $500 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to the first semester's tuition

All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies
Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Types of Flex MBA Admissions - Students meeting all admission requirements will be accepted as degree candidates. On an individual basis, applicants who show promise for successful graduate work who do not meet all qualifications may be considered for conditional admission. In rare instances, applicants who cannot supply the required credentials in a timely manner may be granted non-degree status. Graduate non-degree status may be granted for the administrative convenience of the school and/or students. Admission on this basis is for one semester only and does not guarantee or imply that the individual will be accepted as a degree candidate. The applicant’s admission file must be complete at the end of the first semester so that an application decision may be reached by the second semester. Students with incomplete application files will not be permitted to register for the second semester.

A student enrolled in other MBA programs may take courses at JU as a “graduate transient” student for one semester only. The student must present a letter from his or her degree-granting institution indicating good standing. Jacksonville University accepts no responsibility regarding the transferability of its MBA courses to other institutions.

Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the FLEX MBA Program. The FLEX MBA Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Transfer and Transient Credit - A maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit may be transferred from an AACSB accredited academic institution. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University’s FLEX MBA Program, and the grade must be at least a “B.” To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course(s) to the Director of Graduate Business Programs. All courses submitted for transfer credit consideration must have been taken within five years of beginning the FLEX MBA program.

Students admitted to the FLEX MBA Program will normally be expected to satisfy degree requirements by taking courses at JU. Permission to take a course at another institution for transient credit will only be granted in the presence of extenuating circumstances. The Director of Graduate Business Programs and the Dean of the Davis College of Business must approve transient study in advance of the student taking the course. Transient credit will only be awarded if the grade earned in an approved course is at least a “B.”

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ADMISSION

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Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • A completed graduate admission application form
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A resume
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Students graduating with a degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and have 3 years of relevant work experience are exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE.
  • Two completed recommendation forms
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
  • All students entering the MSOL Program must, by academic background and/or business experience, be knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, personal computer basics, college algebra, and statistical analysis. Students without these qualifications will be required to take the appropriate foundation courses. There are four (4) foundation courses: (1) Accounting; (2) Finance; (3) Economics; and (4) Quantitative Methods. Waiver of a required prerequisite course may be granted in certain unusual circumstances where documented work experience has supplied the required body of knowledge contained in the prerequisite course. Such documentation will be reviewed, and any waiver on this basis is at the discretion of the Director of the Graduate Business Programs.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present a GMAT score and interview with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the MSOL Program, all candidates must submit a $500 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to the first semester's tuition

 All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies
Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Types of MSOL Admissions - Students meeting all admission requirements will be accepted as degree candidates. On an individual basis, applicants who show promise for successful graduate work who do not meet all qualifications may be considered for conditional admission. In rare instances, applicants who cannot supply the required credentials in a timely manner may be granted non-degree status. Graduate non-degree status may be granted for the administrative convenience of the school and/or students. Admission on this basis is for one semester only and does not guarantee or imply that the individual will be accepted as a degree candidate. The applicant’s admission file must be complete at the end of the first semester so that an application decision may be reached by the second semester. Students with incomplete application files will not be permitted to register for the second semester.

A student enrolled in other MSOL programs may take courses at JU as a “graduate transient” student for one semester only. The student must present a “transient form” from his or her degree-granting institution indicating good standing. Jacksonville University accepts no responsibility regarding the transferability of its MSOL courses to other institutions.

Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the MSOL Program. The MSOL Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Transfer and Transient Credit - A maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit may be transferred from an AACSB accredited academic institution. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University’s MSOL Program, and the grade must be at least a “B.” To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course(s) to the Director of Graduate Business Programs. All courses submitted for transfer credit consideration must have been taken within five years of beginning the MSOL program.

Students admitted to the MSOL Program will normally be expected to satisfy degree requirements by taking courses at JU. Permission to take a course at another institution for transient credit will only be granted in the presence of extenuating circumstances. The Director of Graduate Business Programs and the Dean of the Davis College of Business must approve transient study in advance of the student taking the course. Transient credit will only be awarded if the grade earned in an approved course is at least a “B.”

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM ADMISSION

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​Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • A completed graduate admission application form
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A Resume. Executive MBA Program degree candidates should have an average of ten years of professional work experience, preferably with five years in a management role; a proven track record of successful project, budget, product or resource management ; an understanding of basic accounting, statistics and economics; proficiency in Microsoft Office products; and strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the candidate's intellectual and professional abilities
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay).
  • Letter of support from the employer.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present a GMAT score.
  • After all applications materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the EMBA program, all candidates must submit a non-refundable $1,500 deposit, which will apply to the first semester's tuition.

All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies
Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

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JOINT JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (JD/MBA) ADMISSION

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Admission requirements to the MBA portion of the joint degree include:
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A Resume.
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Students graduating with a degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE. In addition, FCSL students with a 3.0 or higher after their first year at FCSL are also exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE.
  • Two completed recommendation forms.
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay).
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the Jacksonville University Admissions requirement as outlined under "International Students". Further, all international students are required to present a GMAT score and interview with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • All students entering the Joint JD/ MBA Program must, by academic background and/or business experience, be knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, personal computer basics, college algebra, and statistical analysis. Students without these qualifications will be required to take the appropriate foundation courses. There are four (4) foundation courses: (1) Accounting; (2) Finance; (3) Economics; and (4) Quantitative Methods. Waiver of a required prerequisite course may be granted in certain unusual circumstances where documented work experience has supplied the required body of knowledge contained in the prerequisite course. Such documentation will be reviewed, and any waiver on this basis is at the discretion of the Director of the Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the Joint JD/MBA Program, all candidates must submit a $500 nonrefundable deposit, which will be applied to the first semester's tuition.

All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies
Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

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​​JOINT MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN NURSING AND MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MSN/MBA)

All MSN students who wish to do the Joint MSN/MBA Program must apply to and be admitted to the FLEX MBA program (see above) in addition to being accepted into the MSN Program (see below).

For program details, see School of Nursing Graduate Programs, Joint Degree Program - Nursing and Business Administration.

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Master of Science degree in Health Informatics

The MS HIM degree prepares students for careers in health informatics through the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of technology based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management, and planning.

  • The program requires 33 credit hours post bachelor's degree.
  • Prospective students will come from a variety of education backgrounds, including, but not limited to: computer sciences, engineering, health information management and other health sciences undergraduate degrees.
  • Employment opportunities upon completion would include a variety of challenging prospects, including, but not limited to: healthcare management, systems development, project and program management, technology sales and service, care management & clinical decision support, database administration, and consulting.
  • Possible employers include hospitals, health systems, health plans, technology vendors, consulting firms and physician practice organizations.
  • Students/professionals seeking a MS HIM will understand the relationship between information technology, people, health and the healthcare system.
  • Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to use information technology to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.

     

     Admission Criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree in a health science/health service or computer science related field from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions
  • Unencumbered Background Check
  • Official GRE Score Report
  • Personal Statement,1-2 pages in length
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • International applicants must meet all Jacksonville University International Student Admission Criteria as outlined in the JU 2013-2014 Catalog, including English Proficiency.

For more information, contact Ashlea Quitter at aquitte@ju.edu or 904.256.7209


Master of Science in Nursing- Clinical Nurse Educator

The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) prepares students for leadership roles in nursing. The goal of the MSN program is to educate nurses who can demonstrate knowledge and behaviors of advanced preparation. Each graduate will demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health and illness of selected populations. Graduates will formulate more comprehensive concepts and principles related to nursing education and patient care management. The graduate program in nursing prepares students to continue study at the Doctorate level.

 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Admission is open to qualified men and women of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Graduate admission is processed through the School of Nursing. To be considered for admission, potential students must submit the following items:

• A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
• Application
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
• Graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE previous to August 1, 2011 or 290 combined score on the revised GRE exam taken after August 1, 2011. 
• Current registered nurse license. International students must hold a current license from the U.S.
• Documentation of CPR/BLS certification
• Copy of current driver's license
• TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicants primary language is not English
• Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student's clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student
• Essay: The Essay is a statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals
• Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment
• Professional Experience Form, outlining years of nursing experience and any awards, distinctions, and honors received
• The graduate admission committee may request an on campus interview for admission into the MSN program

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Admission to the MSN degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if GPA is below a 3.0, work experience (if applicable), recommendations, and personal interview.

For more information, contact Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu

 

Master of Science in Nursing in Leadership of Health Systems

The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) prepares students for leadership roles in nursing. The goal of the MSN program is to educate nurses who can demonstrate knowledge and behaviors of advanced preparation. Each graduate will demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health and illness of selected populations. Graduates will formulate more comprehensive concepts and principles related to nursing education and patient care management. The graduate program in nursing prepares students to continue study at the Doctorate level.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Graduate admission is processed through the School of Nursing. To be considered for admission, potential students must submit the following items:

• A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
• Application
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
• Graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE previous to August 1, 2011 or 290 combined score on the revised GRE exam taken after August 1, 2011. Students applying for the joint MSN/MBA program must submit GRE or GMAT scores regardless of cumulative GPA
• Current registered nurse license. International students must hold a current license from the U.S.
• Documentation of CPR/BLS certification
• Copy of current driver's license
• TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicants primary language is not English
• Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student's clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student
• Essay: The Essay is a statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals
• Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment
• Professional Experience Form, outlining years of nursing experience and any awards, distinctions, and honors received
• The graduate admission committee may request an on campus interview for admission into the MSN program

SELECTION PROCESS
Admission to the MSN degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if GPA is below a 3.0, work experience (if applicable), recommendations, and personal interview.

For more information, contact Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu

JOINT degree: MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING AND MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MSN/MBA)

Jacksonville University offers a joint-degree program in which qualified students may obtain both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This innovative program allows cross crediting of coursework. This joint program is designed for nurses interested in executive-level management careers. Jacksonville University's program offers broad exposure to advanced-level nursing knowledge in managing and planning health care services. Students enrolled in the joint MSN/MBA program complete graduate level core courses in nursing and business. Graduates are awarded a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration. If students complete the MSN requirements prior to the MBA requirements they will be issue a letter indicating the completion of the MSN. The degree is a joint degree and will be conferred at the completion of both programs. Students who choose the joint MSN/MBA program will be required to apply to and be admitted into both the MSN and MBA programs. They will be required to complete 37 credits in the Davis College of Business Graduate Program and 18 credits through the School of Nursing MSN program for a total of 55 credits. Because the MSN curriculum includes graduate courses in Leadership and Information Technology, the MGT 550-Leading Organizations, MGT 600-Leadership Development Portfolio, and DSIM 518-Competing through Innovation and Information Technology will not be required of the MSN/MBA students.


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Graduate admission is processed through the School of Nursing. To be considered for admission, potential students must submit the following items:

• A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
• Application
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
• Graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Students applying for the joint MSN/MBA program must submit GRE or GMAT scores regardless of cumulative GPA. Applicants must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE previous to August 1, 2011 or 290 combined score on the revised GRE exam taken after August 1,2011.     
• Current registered nurse license. International students must hold a current license from the U.S.
• Documentation of CPR/BLS certification
• Copy of current driver's license
• TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicants primary language is not English
• Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student's clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student
• Essay: The Essay is a statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals
• Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment
• Professional Experience Form, outlining years of nursing experience and any awards, distinctions, and honors received
• The graduate admission committee may request an on campus interview for admission into the MSN program

SELECTION PROCESS
Admission to the MSN degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon
evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if GPA is below a 3.0, work experience (if applicable),
recommendations, and personal interview.

For more information, contact Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu


 

Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner ARNP

The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) prepares students for advanced practice roles in nursing. The goal of the FNP program is to educate advanced practice nurses who can demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health and illness of selected populations. Graduates will manage direct care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic health issues across the lifespan. The MSN graduate will advance nursing knowledge through inquiry, research utilization, and generation of educational, administrative, or clinical strategies to facilitate changes in professional nursing practice. The graduate program in nursing prepares students to continue study at the Doctorate level.

 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Admission is open to qualified people of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Graduate admission is processed through the School of Nursing. To be considered for admission, potential students must submit the following items:

Admission to the graduate nursing ARNP programs is limited to 25 (full time & part time) slots per year. The admission process is competitive based on the following criteria:

• A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
• Application
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
• Graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE previous to August 1, 2011 or 290 combined score on the revised GRE exam taken after August 1, 2011. Students applying for the joint MSN/MBA program must submit GRE or GMAT scores regardless of cumulative GPA
• Current registered nurse license. International students must hold a current license from the U.S.
• Documentation of CPR/BLS certification
• Copy of current driver's license
• TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicants primary language is not English
• Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student's clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student
• Essay: The Essay is a statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals
• Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment
• Professional Experience Form, outlining years of nursing experience and any awards, distinctions, and honors received
• The graduate admission committee may request an on campus interview for admission into the MSN program

• Interview- the Graduate Admissions Committee may request an on campus interview.

• For ARNP programs-Background checks are required on all students that participate in clinical practice. Information on the background check may need to be release to agencies for permission to participate at the clinical site. If clinical placement is denied by the agency, and an alternative site cannot be obtained, the student will not complete the program.

• For FNP track One year of professional nursing experience is required prior to beginning the first clinical Nurse Practitioner course.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Admission to the MSN degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if GPA is below a 3.0, work experience (if applicable), recommendations, and personal interview.

For more information, contact Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu

 The Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner ARNP- ENP sub-specialization

The Master of Science in Nursing ARNP with ENP sub-specialization prepares students for advanced practice roles in nursing. The goal of the FNP/ENP program is to educate advanced practice nurses who can demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health and illness of selected populations. Graduates will manage direct care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic health issues across the lifespan. The MSN graduate will advance nursing knowledge through inquiry, research utilization, and generation of educational, administrative, or clinical strategies to facilitate changes in professional nursing practice. The graduate program in nursing prepares students to continue study at the Doctorate level.

 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Admission to the graduate nursing ARNP programs is limited to 25 slots per year. The admission process is competitive based on the following criteria:

• Application

• A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee

• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities

• Graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

• Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE previous to August 1, 2011 or 290 combined score on the revised GRE exam taken after August 1, 2011.

• Current Florida registered nurse license. Out of state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida. International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.

• TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicant's primary language is not English.

• Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student's clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student.

• Completion of the Health & Immunization form including results of TB testing, physical examination and signature of physician, A.R.N.P. or P.A.

• Documentation of CPR/BCLS certification

• Copy of Current driver's license

• Essay: The Essay will discuss a personal statement describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals.

• Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment.

• Professional Experience Form, outlining years of nursing experience and any awards, distinctions and honors received.

• Interview- the Graduate Admissions Committee may request an on campus interview.

• For ARNP programs-Background checks are required on all students that participate in clinical practice. Information on the background check may need to be release to agencies for permission to participate at the clinical site. If clinical placement is denied by the agency, and an alternative site cannot be obtained, the student will not complete the program.

• For FNP/ENP track-One year of clinical experience in an emergency setting and Advanced Cardiac Life Support are required prior to beginning the first clinical Emergency Nurse Practitioner course.

SELECTION PROCESS

Admission to the MSN degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if GPA is below a 3.0, work experience (if applicable), recommendations, and personal interview.

 

For more information, contact Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu

 

adult-Gerontology Acute care nurse practitioner

The Post-Master's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program will build upon competences obtained in the student's family or adult nurse practitioner program and prepare students  to provide advanced nursing care to adult and geriatric patients in acute care settings. This certificate will satisfy requirements for taking the acute care nurse practitioner certification exam from the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

This certificate is only available to current DNP students and will require 12 additional graduate hours in combination with their DNP. Admission to the DNP program is required.

 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice

The DNP degree is a dynamic and energetic program that prepares nurses for leadership positions in multiple domains of health care. Students gain knowledge of various disciplines including nursing, medicine, economics, informatics, education, and health policy with a goal of impacting health outcomes and transforming health care delivery. The DNP is a terminal degree that prepares nurses in the application of research to clinical nursing practice at the highest individual, population and system levels.

The JU DNP program has two cognates. The Advanced Practice is designed for nurses in advanced practice specialties and has a clinical focus on individuals and populations. The Leadership cognates has an emphasis on nursing within systems and organizations. 

Admission to the graduate nursing program is limited and offers both full-time and part-time tracks. The admission process is competitive based on the following criteria.

  • A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
  • Application
  • Copy of current driver's license
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
  • MSN degree from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or National League of Nurses Accreditation Commission accredited program
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the United States
  • Three letters of reference- two clinical and one professional/academic
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • MSN GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Graded essay

 

For more information contact Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu

 

Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is designed for those students planning careers as a speech-language pathologist. The goal of the program is to develop professionals who are knowledgeable about and skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing disorders with emphasis on the practice of medical speech-language pathology. The curriculum will provide adequate opportunities for students to develop knowledge and skills in accordance with ASHA certification requirements:
  • Academic courses offer comprehensive coverage of major areas of clinical practice.
  • Specialized clinical courses that enable students to focus upon specific areas of clinical practice.
  • Academic courses that enable students to develop knowledge about the etiology and characteristics of major disorders.
  • Academic and clinical courses that enable students to develop knowledge and skills needed to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat an array of communication disorders.
  • Academic and clinical courses that help students gain knowledge about an array of professional issues. We will provide hands-on learning activities that enable students to become proficient in a range of clinical skills, as well as oral and written communication in professional settings.
Admission Requirements:
  • Online Application
  • Earned undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Completion of required prerequisites if the undergraduate degree is an area other than Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official GRE Score Report
  • Official transcripts from all institutions
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages)
  • Professional Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • International applicants must meet all Jacksonville University International Student Admission Criteria as outlined in the JU 2013-2014 Catalog, including English Proficiency
For more information, contact Ashlea Quitter at aquitte@ju.edu


​MASTER OF ARTS AND MASTER OF SCIENCE (MA/MS) IN MARINE SCIENCE

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Admissions requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.
  • Submission of a two page Statement of Research and Professional Goals.

In addition to all program admission requirements listed above, all international student applicants must also meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under International Students.

Admission to the MS/MA in Marine Science program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based on evaluation of the student’s undergraduate program and grades earned, work experience (if applicable), letters of recommendation, statement of research and professional goals, and the personal interview.

An undergraduate degree in MSC is not necessary for admission to the MS/MA in the Marine Science Program, however, all applicants must be accepted by the Graduate Review Committee (GRC) to either the MS/MA in the MSC Program and must demonstrate adequate potential to successfully complete graduate level courses in the field of marine science. Students whose undergraduate specialization is not in Marine Science may be required to take additional undergraduate courses in order to qualify for advanced study. Each student will either have a thesis committee (MS) or an academic advisor (MA). The advisor/committee will assist the student in developing an academic plan and must approve all work done in pursuit of the degree.

Students not meeting entrance requirements outlined above may be admitted as non-degree seeking and be allowed to earn (6) semester hours of graduate level MSC course work at JU. Students must receive permission from the instructor before taking additional 500-level MSC courses at JU until they meet all admission requirements.

  • All applications and official transcripts of undergraduate as well as graduate work must be on file in the Office of Admission prior to initial registration.
  • Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Director of Marine Science Graduate Studies (Director).
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Interested students will need to complete a graduate admission application.
  • In addition to all program admission requirements listed above, all international student applicants must also meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under International Students.

All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd. N.
Jacksonville, FL 32277

Transient or Non-degree Student Application - Applications for admission to JU as a transient or non-degree seeking student must be filed with the Office of Admission prior to initial registration. Admission requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official transcript(s) showing all undergraduate and graduate course work of the candidate.

Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the degree only if all admissions materials have been filed with the Office of Admission - Graduate Programs. Students who have been admitted to graduate study as non-degree seeking must complete six (6) credit hours of graduate-level courses in the major subject areas at JU with a grade of “B” or better. The Director and GRC will then decide whether or not the student should be admitted to candidacy for the MS/MA in Marine Science degree.

Transfer of Credit - Six (6) semester hour credits or 10-quarter hour credits of course work with grades of “B” or above at the graduate level in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University’s MS/MA in Marine Science Program may be transferred from other regionally accredited institutions upon written petition by the student and with the approval of the Director and GRC. Graduate credit hours earned more than six years prior to graduation from the MS/MA in Marine Science Program will not be accepted. Graduate credit hours earned by correspondence will not be accepted.

All work transferred is subject to examination by JU. In no case will credit be transferred until the student has successfully completed six (6) credit hours of graduate work at JU. Any work transferred to JU will be entered as hours earned only and will not be used in the computation of the GPA. Only graduate courses will be considered for transfer. Further, this work must be pertinent to the course of study planned at JU. The last six (6) hours of graduate credit toward the MS/MA in Marine Science degree must be earned at Jacksonville University.

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MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN CHOREOGRAPHY (MFA) ADMISSION

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Admission requirements include:

  • Complete the online graduate admission application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit via mail your official transcripts of academic work. A bachelor’s degree (with an undergraduate major in dance) from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent dance experience is required.
  • Via the online application, the following is required:
    • Name and contact info for three (3) current reference
    • Curriculum vitae of experience
    • Artist's Statement to include artistic goals for the period of study
  • Submit via mail, a DVD of selected works (12 minutes maximum).
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the JU admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students."
  • Admission Process - The admissions process is highly selective. For low-residency acceptance, applicants must be mature, mid-career working artists.

Transfer of Credit - Transfer of credit will not be allowed in the graduate curriculum.

Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the degree only if all admissions materials have been filed with the Office of Admission. All application materials must be submitted by March 31 for the summer semester beginning in June of the same year.

All application materials should be mailed to:

Center for Professional Studies
Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

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ORTHODONTICS - CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDIES (CAGS)

For admissions requirements see School of Orthodontics - Admission.