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Higher Education in Maryland
Academic Program Proposal
Currently Under Review
Date Proposal Received Institution and Proposal Degree Awarded Name of Academic Program Objections Received Decision Deadline MHEC Final Decision Final Decision Date
5/8/2014

South University

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Renewal`   11/8/2014  Authorized  11/3/2014 

OOS Renewal`  Program Description

The Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (R.N. to M.S.N.) program has four areas of concentration, resulting in a program ranging from 213 to 227 quarter credits. The programís didactic elements are online and students participate through their personal computers and any ancillary equipment. The practica associated with each program is student organized and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or licensed physician mentors the student. South University itself will not have a physical presence in Maryland.

The areas of concentration are:1. Adult Health Nurse Practitioner2. Family Nurse Practitioner3. Nurse Educator4. Nurse Administrator

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program has the same four areas of concentration, resulting in a program ranging from 48 to 62 quarter credits. The programís didactic elements are online and students participate through their personal computers and any ancillary equipment. The practica associated with each program is student organized and an ARNP or licensed physician mentors the student. South University itself will not have a physical presence in Maryland.

The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Paralegal Studies program is designed to provide education preparation for individuals to serve as paralegals or legal assistants. The program consists of specialized coursework and a supervised externship in selected legal settings such as law firms, real estate and title companies, banks and state or federal governmental agencies. The program requires 92 quarter credit hours.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Legal Studies program is designed to provide students with a broad academic background in general education, fundamental theoretical legal concepts, and practical applications. Graduates of this program pursue entry level positions as paralegals in law firms, banks, insurance companies, governmental agencies and corporations. The program requires 180 quarter credit hours.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program provides options for current nurse practitioners to incorporate progressive and thoughtful clinical practice, inquiry, and leadership competencies into their clinical practice repertoire. The program ranges from 52-66 credit hours.

The areas of concentration are:1. Administration 2. Information Technology3. Leadership4. Project Management5. Public Health

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program is designed to educate students about areas of critical importance to local, national, and international public health challenges. The program requires 48 credit hours.

The areas of concentration are:1. Public Health Practice2. Healthcare management and Policy

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program is designed to be the first professional degree to prepare ministry practitioners for vocational or bi-vocational ministry. The program helps to develop a studentís understanding of the nature and purpose of ministry, enhance the studentís competencies in ministry skills, and promote the studentís growth in spiritual maturity. The program requires 96 quarter credit hours.


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