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Hardin-Simmons University Graduate Catalog

Mission Statement................................................................................................................1

Accreditation........................................................................................................................1

Student Responsibility..........................................................................................................2

Contents...............................................................................................................................3

Academic Calendar...............................................................................................................5

History of HSU....................................................................................................................7

Graduate Studies...................................................................................................................7

Statement of Purpose............................................................................................................9

Financial Information.........................................................................................................10

Payment of Accounts..........................................................................................................10

Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses......................................................................................11

Refund Policy.....................................................................................................................13

Bookstore. ..........................................................................................................................14

Housing..............................................................................................................................14

Financial Aid......................................................................................................................14

Endowed Scholarships and Grants......................................................................................16

Honors and Awards............................................................................................................19

Honor Fraternities and Societies.........................................................................................19

Admission...........................................................................................................................20

Entrance Requirements.......................................................................................................20

Application Process.............................................................................................................20

International Students. .......................................................................................................22

Professional Teacher Certification.......................................................................................23

Second Master’s Degree. .....................................................................................................23

Admission Policy................................................................................................................23

Applicants with Disabilities.................................................................................................25

Audits.................................................................................................................................25

Academic Policies................................................................................................................26

Course and Credit Requirements........................................................................................29

Completion........................................................................................................................32

Library Resources. ..............................................................................................................33

Student Services..................................................................................................................35

Graduate Programs.............................................................................................................36

Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts........................................................................37

English . .............................................................................................................................37

Clinical Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy.........................................................45

History...............................................................................................................................54

Kelley College of Business ..................................................................................................61

Master of Business Administration......................................................................................61

Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship........................................................................................64

Master of Business Administration in Sports Management. ................................................65

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Irvin School of Education. ..................................................................72

Counseling and Human Development................................................................................73

Gifted and Talented Education and Reading Education......................................................77

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