Oct 14, 2019  
2006-2007 Catalog 
2006-2007 Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Contact Information

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Administrative Office

Division of Graduate and Professional Studies  

Tel: 207-893-7800

    ( U.S. & Canada) 800-343-5498

(then use extension below)


Fax: 207-893-7604

Admissions Only

Division of Graduate & Professional Studies  

Tel: 207-893-7841


( U.S. & Canada) 800-752-4723


Fax: 207-892-7480

Mailing Address
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, Maine 04084-5263
Web site: www.sjcme.edu/gps

For information about   Contact   Tel./Ext. #
GPS Academic Affairs   Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies  


Admissions   Director of Admission  


Alumni   Relations Director of Alumni Relations  


College Merchandise   Campus Bookstore  


Disability Services   Accommodations Coordinator  


Financial Aid (scholarships, loans)   Director of Financial Aid  


Library   Library Desk  


Marketing   Marketing Administrator  


Nursing Department      Director of Distance Nursing Education     


Planned Giving/Annual Giving   Vice President for Institutional Advancement  


Public Relations   Director of Marketing & Public Relations  


Student Advising   Your Academic Advisor  


Student Billing   Treasurer  


Summer Programs   Director of Summer Programs  


Textbooks   Ed Map,  


Transcripts   Office of Academic Records  



Important Dates and Holiday Calendar



With most courses offered by the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies, students have considerable freedom in completing their coursework. The asynchronous format of faculty-directed independent study allows students to “attend class” anywhere and anytime. For other courses, including courses offered during the Summer Program, students adhere to a more specific schedule. In all courses, students are required to complete course-specific assignments within a specified amount of time, detailed later in the Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

Even with the flexibility that this program of study affords, students should still be aware of the following important dates, which occur each year.

January - 1st Week   Distribution of Summer Program catalog
January 31   Deadline for Application for Graduation for students anticipating a May graduation date
March & April   Registration for Summer Program
April 14      Deadline for fulfillment of degree requirements (including final exams) for students planning to graduate in May
May   Commencement/Graduation at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
June - August   Summer Programs (specific dates announced each January)
September 30   Deadline for Application for Graduation for students anticipating a December 30 graduation date
December 1   Deadline for fulfillment of degree requirements (including final exams) for students planning to graduate in December

The Division of Graduate & Professional Studies observes the following holidays (the College offices are closed):

January 1
January 16
February 20
April 1
May 29
July 4
October 9
November 23
November 24
December 25



Saint Joseph’s College of Maine was established in 1915 pursuant to authority granted in the Articles of Incorporation under the laws of the State of Maine and is empowered by the State to grant collegiate honors and degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels of study.




Saint Joseph’s College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges Inc., a non-governmental, nationally-recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction. Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that the college meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school. Individuals may also contact: New England Association of Schools & Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730-1433.

The Department of Nursing is approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing, Augusta, Maine. The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120. The Long-Term Care Administration degree is accredited by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators, 1444 I Street, NW #700, Washington DC, 20005-2210, (202) 712-9040, www.nabweb.org.




American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American College of Health Care Administrators
American Library Association
eArmyU Education Partner
Association for Continuing Higher Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning
Council of Independent Colleges
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Services (DANTES)
Maine Higher Educational Council
Maine Independent Colleges Association
National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators
National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities
National League of Nursing
Navy College Distance Learning Partnership (NCDLP)
New England Association of Schools & Colleges
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
University Continuing Education Association

Administration of Programs


The programs described in this catalog are administered by the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies, with the exception of the Nursing programs. The Master of Science in Nursing, the Nursing Graduate Certificates and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing are administered by the Department of Nursing, with administrative support by the Division. The two administrative structures necessarily require some differences in policies and procedures. These differences are reflected within the catalog.