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Hardin-Simmons University Graduate Catalog

Students in graduate programs at Hardin-Simmons University will:

1. Increase knowledge and competency in a field of specialization.

2. Develop a spirit of inquiry and the capacity for original and independent thought.

3. Become proficient with techniques of research.

4. Grow intellectually, professionally, and culturally.

Graduate study occurs at a level of complexity and specialization that extends the knowledge

and intellectual maturity of the student. It requires students to analyze, explore, question,

reconsider, and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. The curriculum affords the depth

of education, specialized skill, and sense of creative independence that will allow the graduate

to practice in and contribute to a profession or field of scholarship.