1. What degrees are offered?
Marymount California Universisty offers a Master of Science in Community Psychology and a Master of Science in Leadership and Global Development. A Master of Business Administration is anticipate in fall 2014, pending approval of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
2. How long does it take to complete an Master's degree at Marymount? What is involved?
Master’s degrees include 46 units, which may be completed within one year of full-time enrollment and a year including research. Fall and spring terms are 16 weeks in length, while the summer term is 12 weeks.
Full time enrollment is:
A student may begin in fall, spring or summer. International students are expected to be enrolled in a full-time course of study.
3. What is the Five-Year Pathway?
The five-year BA/MS option is available to qualified Marymount undergraduate students who wish to apply for admission to the graduate program in their junior year. Accepted students will begin taking graduate courses (up to nine units) in their senior year.
4. When do classes start?
Master's degree candidates may join the program at the start of any of the three terms. Applications are accepted year-round, dependent on space availability.
5. On campus or online?
Master of Science classes will be offered primarily at the Waterfront Campus in San Pedro, as well as online. Weekend and evening classes also are available to accommodate working students. The Master's program is anticipated to be offered to students at our Northern California campus in 2014. Classroom and online learning is augmented by field research, and includes significant faculty and peer interaction at every step.
6. The Marymount MS degrees prepare students for careers in what fields?
The programs prepare students for professional and leadership roles or for continued doctoral study. Graduates will be prepared to work as consultants, program managers, educators, planners, researchers, entrepreneurs and community-based leaders employed in education, health and human services; nonprofit organizations; business; global development; planning and environmental firms; research centers; consulting groups; and public policy and community planning and development.
7. How does a student enroll?
Current Marymount students can apply for the Five-Year Pathway option by meeting with their advisors and with the director of graduate admission. Alumni, transfer students and the general community can speak with the Enrollment division. The first inquiry can be made through our Web site or via a phone call.
8. What does Marymount's graduate degree program cost?
Our tuition is competitive at $750 per unit, with a $275 fee per semester, equaling $34,500 in tuition. Fees, books, equipment and supplies are additional.
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