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GRADUATE CATALOG
2008-2010
Virginia State University (VSU) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment without
regard to race, creed, sex or national origin. There are affirmative programs at VSU that support the commitment to
this democratic approach to public education

The Graduate Studies Office
The Graduate School Office (Office of the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Research and Outreach) is
located at 20716 Fourth Avenue and is open daily for students from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Students who desire conferences should schedule an appointment

General Policy Statement
The provisions of this Catalog do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant,
student, or faculty member and Virginia State University. Virginia State University reserves the right to withdraw
courses at any time, to change fees, calendars, curricula, graduation procedures, and any other requirements
affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply
both to prospective students and to those already enrolled

While every effort is made to assure accuracy, Virginia State University does not assume responsibility
for any misrepresentation which might arise through error in the preparation of this or any other of its catalogs,
or through failure to give notice of changes in its requirements, policies, tuition and fees, course offerings, and
other matters affecting students

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ADMINISTRATION OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS ........................................................................................................ 1
GENERAL INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................................ 2
History and Philosophy of Graduate Study at Virginia State University .............................................................................. 2
Accreditation and Affiliations............................................................................................................................................... 2
Careers and Graduate............................................................................................................................................................ 3
STUDENT SERVICES .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
FINANCIAL INFORMATION ............................................................................................................................................. 8
Tuition and Fees.................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Financial Assistance.............................................................................................................................................................. 8
ADMISSIONS AND OTHER ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR A MASTER’S DEGREE..................................... 10
Admission Requirements .................................................................................................................................................... 10
Other Academic Requirements ........................................................................................................................................... 12
GRADUATE PROGRAMS AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS........................................................................................ 21
Biology ............................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Career and Technical Studies.............................................................................................................................................. 24
Project Management Concentration ................................................................................................................................ 28
Criminal Justice .................................................................................................................................................................. 30
Economics........................................................................................................................................................................... 35
English ................................................................................................................................................................................ 38
Graduate Professional Education Programs ........................................................................................................................ 42
Elementary Education (PreK-6) ...................................................................................................................................... 44
Special Education (K-12)................................................................................................................................................ 46
Counselor Education ....................................................................................................................................................... 50
Counselor Education (PreK-12) ...................................................................................................................................... 52
Educational Administration and Supervision.................................................................................................................. 56
Educational Administration and Supervision (non-endorsed)......................................................................................... 58
Media and Technology (non-endorsed) .......................................................................................................................... 60
Doctor of Education – Educational Administration and Supervision.............................................................................. 62
History ................................................................................................................................................................................ 64
Interdisciplinary Studies ..................................................................................................................................................... 71
Mathematics........................................................................................................................................................................ 72
Physics ................................................................................................................................................................................ 80
Plant Science....................................................................................................................................................................... 81
Psychology.......................................................................................................................................................................... 84
Sport Management .............................................................................................................................................................. 88
Post-Master’s Certificate Programs .................................................................................................................................... 93
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies ...................................................................................................................... 93
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Project Management ................................................................................................. 95
Certificate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics................................................................................................................ 95
Graduate Faculty................................................................................................................................................................. 97
Index .............................................................................................................................................................................. 102
Administration of Graduate Programs 1
ADMINISTRATION OF
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Outreach and Graduate Coordinators exercise general
responsibility for administration of graduate study and for university-wide policies, requirements, procedures and standards of
graduate study. However, within this framework, the development, promotion, and delivery of instruction are the primary
responsibility of graduate faculty members in individual program areas

Much of the work of the Graduate Coordinators is accomplished through four subcommittees: (1) Policies and Petitions, (2)
Graduate Curriculum, (3) Graduate Professional Education, and (4) Graduate Record Examination. The Policies and Petitions
Committee has responsibility for decisions on written appeals from students seeking exceptions to policy, recommendations for
suggested policy changes, and nominations to membership on the Graduate Faculty. The Graduate Curriculum Committee is
responsible for approval of graduate curriculum changes and curriculum proposals. The Graduate Professional Education
Committee serves as the principal unit for articulation and evaluation of all aspects of advanced-level professional education
programs. The Graduate Record Examination Review Committee reviews policy, makes recommendations for exceptions, and
designs procedures for the Graduate Record Examination

Graduate programs follow a general and flexible pattern which emphasizes an area of specialization. In keeping with the
policy of individualizing programs, each student will pursue a program consistent with his/her previous preparation and
experience and directed toward his/her personal and professional objectives. Programs leading to the doctorate degree, master's
degree or to the certificate of advanced graduate study may be completed during the regular sessions in all fields of study. They
may be completed also during the summer sessions or, in many fields, through study in the evenings, in the late afternoons, and
on Saturday mornings. Military, school, and industrial personnel find the scheduling flexible. No distinction is made among
regular day courses, evening or Saturday offerings, or summer session courses. The standards and academic requirements are the
same

General Information 2
GENERAL INFORMATION
History and Philosophy of Graduate Study
at Virginia State University
During the summer of 1937, Virginia State offered graduate courses for the first time in two fields–elementary education
and secondary education in English, history and social sciences. In 1939, most departments of the institution offered one or more
graduate courses, and the Division of Graduate Studies was established. As a result of continued growth and expansion, the
Board of Visitors raised the status of the advanced studies areas to the Graduate School in September 1968

Prior to September1968, the Graduate Faculty was assigned all responsibilities related to graduate studies; the programs
were coordinated by the Director of the Division of Graduate Studies and Research. The first director, J. McNeile Hunter, was
later appointed Dean of the College and served in both capacities thereafter, until his retirement from administration in 1966. In
September 1966, the second director was appointed, and the Graduate Faculty established a Graduate Committee and three sub-
committees to provide leadership for, recommend policy to, and execute policies of the Graduate Faculty. In September 1968, a
Graduate Council was established and made responsible to the Educational Council of the College. The duties of the Council
were assigned in 1969 to the Education Committee of the Graduate Faculty

The School of Graduate Studies and the School of Continuing Education were merged in July 1993 to form the School of
Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. The School changed its named in September 2001 to the School of Graduate
Studies, Research and Outreach. It is one of five schools headed by a Dean. The School of Graduate Studies, Research and
Outreach does not have a separate faculty. The members of the Graduate Faculty are highly qualified persons who may also teach
undergraduate courses. They are nominated by the graduate faculty of affected program areas, and are approved by the Policies
and Petitions Committee of the Graduate Council

The philosophy central to all graduate programs in the University includes the following views. First, graduate programs
take as a principal purpose the development and extension of significant specialization in a major academic discipline,
interdisciplinary area or profession. Second, each program has sufficient breadth to include essential study in supporting areas
and disciplines. As a corollary, programs in the professions include study in the basic academic disciplines from which they are
derivative or on which they rest and, in addition, include essential study in supporting areas and disciplines. Third, each program
takes as an objective the development of habits of scholarship and understanding and competence in research consistent with the
level and nature of the program. Fourth, each program in the professions takes as an objective the development of skills and
competencies essential to responsible practice

Graduate education is centered in academic program areas. The primary purpose of the graduate program is to offer capable
students an opportunity and facilities for advanced study and research in their fields of specialization, and one of its aims is to
assist students in achieving an advanced level of understanding and competence necessary for successful professional careers

Accreditation and Affiliations
Virginia State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
(1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor’s and master’s
degrees, a certificate of advanced graduate study, and a doctorate degree

The graduate professional and professional education programs are fully accredited by the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Virginia State Board of Education. The University is a member of the American
Association of Colleges for Teacher Education as well as the American Council on Education. In addition to numerous other
professional organizations related to the various academic programs, the University has membership in the following:
American Association of University Women
American College Health Association
Association of American Colleges
Association of Continuing Higher Education
3 General Information
Association of Virginia Colleges Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Council of Cooperative College Projects
Council of Graduate Schools of the United States
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
National Commission of Accrediting
National University Continuing Education Association
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Southern Universities Research Association
Careers and Graduate Study
In general, all graduate programs provide preparation or continued preparation for a number of careers ordinarily associated
with the various fields of study which they represent. For example, students interested in one of the sciences or mathematics
should study in one of those fields; historians should concentrate in history or combine it with political science offerings if
cooperatively advised by major professors. Similarly, students interested in careers in education should enter some aspect of the
teaching curricula either as majors in the academic area only or as majors who combine studies in the discipline with other
studies in human development, research, measurement or learning theory

More information about majors and careers may be found in the descriptions of the individual programs given in later
sections of the catalog

Student Services and Facilities 4
Student Services and Facilities
The University offers a variety of extra-curricular programs of a cultural, educational, social, and recreational nature

These programs supplement and enhance the academic program. In addition, numerous supporting services are provided to meet
specific student needs. Graduate students are invited to participate in the total University program and to take advantage of
available student services

The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs bears direct responsibility for the coordination of these programs
and services, which are administered through the following offices: Alumni, Athletics, Counseling Services, Financial Aid,
Placement Services, Resident Student Activities, Health Services, and Veterans Affairs

Several services and programs are available to graduate students through the Graduate School Office. An orientation
program is offered each year in cooperation with this office to acquaint new graduate students with services and facilities

Alumni Office
All graduates are members of the Alumni Association. The Association offers a continuing opportunity for the Alumni to
serve the University and to maintain a strong sense of identity with their Alma Mater. Interested friends of the University may be
granted associate membership. A nominal membership fee secures all membership privileges. The Association publishes the
quarterly Alumni Newsletter, which is distributed to all active alumni on its roster

Athletics and Recreation
All University students are encouraged to participate regularly in athletic activities of their choice. The physical education
facilities, the track, swimming pool, and tennis courts are available for students' use

Financial Aid
Qualified students demonstrating need for financial assistance may apply for loans, scholarships, grants, and part-time
employment through this office. Brief descriptions of the various aid programs may be found in the "Expenses and Financial
Aid" section of this catalog

Additional information and application forms may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, Carter G. Woodson
Avenue. All requests for application forms and additional information regarding graduate fellowships should be directed to the
School of Graduate Studies, Research and Outreach

International Education
The Dr. George H. Bennett Office for International Education assists graduate students in identifying opportunities for
research, teaching, and study abroad. Scholarships are available to currently enrolled students who have been accepted into an
education abroad program for which they will receive credit toward their degree program

Library Facilities
Located in the center of campus, Johnston Memorial Library houses primary and secondary materials needed to support
the academic and research programs of the University. It provides a full complement of research and information services to the
University community. The Library contains approximately 250,200 monographs, approximately 1,255 periodicals and
newspapers, 746,333 microform pieces, 27,144 audio-visual pieces including government publications and musical scores

5 Student Services and Facilities
The Library participates in a statewide electronic resource-sharing consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)

The Library provides local and remote access to 200 databases, over 8,800 full text journals and newspapers, nearly 10,000 full
text works of poetry and verse drama, and over 300,000 additional full text materials, including statistical reports and pamphlets

The book and serial collections, along with a wealth of online databases are accessible through the Library’s webpage and
through TROY, the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) with special services for the visually impaired. The Library provides
local and remote access to Interlibrary loan, online reserves and self help information literacy activities. Visit the website at
http://library.vsu.edu
The Media Center houses videos, CDs, DVDs, audiotapes and other media. It also has a full array of multimedia
services and provides wheel chair accessible multimedia services. The Center provides large screen text enhancements, talking
books and other media for students with disabilities. The renovated library contains a 24-hour computer lab, cyber café and 24-
hour study area to accommodate the University’s diverse student population

The Library has a seating capacity for 600 students and shelving capacity for approximately 300,000 books. Facilities
include 21 private study rooms with hardware and wireless capability and 4 group conference rooms with smart boards for
leading edge presentations. There are numerous individual carrels. The Library has a 40 seat electronic classroom to train
students in information literacy

Full reference service is available to the entire University community. The Reference Department provides interlibrary
loan services through cooperative lending agreements. The Special Collections Department, with a full-time archivist, contains
historical documents, memorabilia, and artifacts, which are available to both the campus community and other researchers

The Library is a selective depository for United States and Virginia government publications. The collection of more
than 200,079 federal and state documents offer a wealth of information

Johnston Memorial Library is handicapped accessible

Placement Services
The Career Planning and Placement Service aids students and alumni in locating positions after graduation. It also assists
students in locating on-campus employment opportunities

For better service to graduates, students should register with the Placement Office during the last year of enrollment for
the degree. The office attempts to maintain files of current vacancies. Alumni are encouraged to inform the office of their desire
for position changes

Housing
Accommodations for a limited number of graduate students are available in University residence units. Mostly double
accommodations are available, but a few single units are available. Requests for University residence accommodations are
honored as completed application materials are received. Inquiries about housing should be addressed to the Director, Residence
Life and Housing, Virginia State University. Payments must be made as requested in order to effect the reservation of rooms

Assistance in locating off-campus housing also may be secured from this office

Campus Parking
Parking permits are required of all persons affiliated with the University who plan to park vehicles on campus for an
extended period. At the time of registration, interested students should obtain a brochure outlining current parking policy and
purchase a parking permit (decal) if needed. The following general policies regarding parking apply to faculty, staff, and
students:
Student Services and Facilities 6
All vehicles, with two exceptions, parked on the campus grounds must display a valid parking permit. The first exception
is for vehicles operated by individuals who have been issued a “Handicapped” permit by the Commonwealth of Virginia

Vehicles displaying the “Handicapped” permit must park in spaces provided throughout the campus which are
specifically marked for handicapped vehicles. All parking lots have at least one “handicapped” space and are strategically
located to ease movement by drivers or passengers of the vehicle. The second exception is for short term visitors to the
campus who are parked in the Honor Parking Lot No. 7, located at the corner of Jackson Place and University Avenue

Visitors to the campus who are not eligible for a visitor’s permit must park in the lot designated as “Honors Parking” (Lot
No. 7) and pay the posted parking fee. A space in the Honor Parking lot has no specific time limit during any given day. An
individual who removes a vehicle from the lot forfeits all rights to the space in which the vehicle was parked. The Honor Parking
Lot is the only lot on campus in which a vehicle may be parked without a decal or permit. Fees for the Honor Parking lot are
required at all times between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m

Student Parking
Any vehicle with a University Student decal may park in a lot designated as “Student Parking.”
Restricted Faculty/Staff Parking
Restricted Faculty/Staff Parking lots are marked with signs at the entrance to each parking lot. These lots are used by
faculty/staff whose vehicles display the University Faculty/Staff parking decal. Unauthorized vehicles parked in these spaces will
be ticketed and/or towed

Questions regarding parking should be directed to the Department of Police and Public Safety at 524-5360

Student Activities
The campus center, Foster Hall, serves as a social, cultural, educational and recreational center for all student groups. This
center contains a snack bar and cafeteria, meeting rooms, information desk, television areas, music lounges, billiards and game
areas, assembly hall, rooms for dancing, and art display space. The Foster Hall center serves as a focal point for campus
hospitality

Student Identification Card
Each currently enrolled student must possess a valid student Identification (ID), which may be revalidated for up to four
(4) years. The Identification Card is used for health service, athletics, dining hall, library, special activities and other related
services. The student is responsible for the use and misuse of the assigned ID card. A charge will be made for replacement of a
lost or mutilated card

Student Health Services
Memorial Hospital, named in honor of the loyal sons and daughters of the University who sacrificed their lives in World
War I and II, is a health center with a dispensary and temporary facilities for bed-patients. Students may secure treatment by
presenting the usual identification

Health and accident insurance is required for full-time students. Students must demonstrate that they have full health and
accident insurance. If students do not have insurance coverage, the University has several arrangements with private companies
offering student health insurance policies. Information and applications relative to health insurance may be obtained at the
Student Affairs Office

Prior to enrollment, all full-time students enrolling for the first time at VSU are required to furnish a health history, to
include proof of up-to-date immunizations against the following diseases: measles, rubella, polio, diphtheria, and tetanus. If a
full-time student has not provided the University with this information, he/she will not be allowed to enroll or remain enrolled

Computer Laboratories
The University operates a number of computer laboratories for student use. Several of the laboratories are specialized to
meet the needs of specific discipline areas: mathematics, computer science, and career and technical studies. Others are provided
for general student use

7 Student Services and Facilities
Testing Services
Students may arrange to have standardized aptitude and achievement tests administered through the Graduate School
Office. Information concerning these tests may be obtained from this office or from the Office of Institutional Planning and
Assessment

Veterans Affairs and Military Personnel
Service personnel on active duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who intend to study under the Federal Acts
should consult the Veterans Affairs Counselor, who is associated with the Office of Student Affairs

Veterans desiring advanced pay should register with the Veterans Counselor at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the
semester

Public Law 87-815
Veterans studying under this law should receive clearance from the Veterans Counselor to register. The Veterans
Administration pays the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies

During the summer of 1937, Virginia State offered graduate courses for the first time in two fields–elementary education and secondary education in English, history and social sciences. In 1939, most departments of the institution offered one or more graduate courses, and the Division of Graduate Studies was established.

GRADUATE CATALOG 2008-2010 Virginia State University (VSU) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to race, creed, sex or national origin. There are affirmative programs at VSU that support the commitment to this democratic approach to public education.

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