University of Holy Cross

Graduate Programs

MASTER OF ARTS - COUNSELING

The University of Holy Cross has an incredible Graduate Counseling Program accredited by CACREP. Within the program, we have three areas in which to concentrate: Community Counseling (to become Clinical Mental Health Counseling), Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling. Read more about a Master of Arts - Counseling

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The University of Holy Cross now offers tuition discounts of 50% to classroom teachers pursuing a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Decide today to enhance your future! This is a 36- hour program based upon State and National Standards within the context of providing a personalized approach to education. The Graduate Education Program incorporates the University's philosophy and mission into its own statement of philosophy and conceptual framework.

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

The University of Holy Cross now offers tuition discounts of 50% to classroom teachers pursuing a Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning. The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning is a graduate-level program designed to meet the needs of practicing classroom teachers and aspiring instructional leaders. The program leading to the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours at the Master’s degree level. Throughout the course of the program, candidates will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of an effective teacher-leader, thus helping them to advance within their profession.  Prior to the culmination of the program, candidates will be supported in designing and implementing a small-scale, meaningful action research project in an area of their interest.

MASTER OF ARTS IN CATHOLIC THEOLOGY

The University of Holy Cross is a diverse family in search of the truth, participating in the teaching mission of the Church through educating the mind and the heart of every student. The Graduate Program in Theology provides opportunities for students to engage in a search for a deeper understanding of the truth of God revealed in Jesus Christ and offers an exemplary participation in the fundamental teaching mission of the Church.  Read more about a Master of Arts in Catholic Theology

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT

The MS in Management is an intensive cohort-style, 14-19-month hybrid-delivery program leading to a graduate degree in management. It is designed for working professionals who need to maintain their full-time job while pursuing a graduate level degree. The program produces organizational leaders who can be successful in today’s fast-paced business world by being able to identify complex problems, implement solutions, and make sound managerial decisions.

The program has two-tracks: the 30-credit hour MSM and the 39-credit hour MSM with an optional concentration in Operations Management or Healthcare Management.

Doctoral Programs


Ed.D. IN EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Executive Leadership is a terminal degree designed to meet the needs of practicing or aspiring executive leaders. The program leading to the Ed.D. in Executive Leadership consists of a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond a Master’s degree and an action-research dissertation. Candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities in executive leadership to advance within their profession and/or lead their organization to the next level of effectiveness. Read more about earning an Ed.D. in Executive Leadership

PH.D. IN COUNSELING

The Ph.D. program in Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Ph.D. in counseling is intended to prepare graduates to work as counselor educators, supervisors, researchers, and practitioners in academic and clinical settings. The program will provide doctoral students with the information and skills required to carry out scholarly research, lead organizations, create new knowledge to better assist the community and their clients, enhance the student's knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their chosen academic arenas. Whether they counsel, administer, or teach, graduates of the Doctoral Program in Counseling of the University of Holy Cross promote holistic development and the spirit of justice. Read more about a Ph.D. in Counseling.

Definition of Credit Hours
UHC defines a credit hour as a reasonable approximation of the student learning outcome equivalency of, at a minimum, a Carnegie Unit. Course developers ensure that the quantity of student learning required per credit is the equivalent of approximately 45 hours of course work for the semester (not less than 50 minutes of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours out of class student work each week for 15 weeks for one semester of credit) through activities that 1) address and demonstrate student competency in the defined learning outcomes; and 2) draw upon recommended instructional practices identified by the University.

Definition of Distance Education (Online) Credit Hours 
At the University of Holy Cross, three credit hour courses physically meet for 150 minutes per week over the course of a sixteen week semester. Although distance education courses do not meet in a physical location, instructors take the above formula in consideration when they determine course content and assignments utilizing tools in BlackBoard (i.e. discussion board, posting of assignments, digital drop box, and timed online testing). Instructional delivery methods fulfill engaged time requirements for each credit hour.

 

 

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