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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study


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The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study: Interdisciplinary Studies (CAGS) is an innovative post-graduate certificate that allows students to take courses inside or outside of their profession and degree area.  By completing the program, graduates will be noted for their depth of knowledge and their commitment to learning beyond the master’s degree.

A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study: Interdisciplinary Studies will enable Saint Joseph’s Online graduate students to continue to take graduate courses after they have completed their master’s degree. This CAGS-Interdisciplinary also welcomes students from outside of the Saint Joseph’s College programs who have completed a master’s degree at another regionally accredited institution and who wish to continue their studies online at Saint Joseph’s College. The CAGS-Interdisciplinary will recognize the completion of a course of study beyond the master’s degree.

 

Admission Requirements


·         Students must hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

·         Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and earn a “B” or better in every course.

·         No transfer credits can be accepted into this CAGS-Interdisciplinary.

·         All 6 courses must be taken as part of this certificate program – no course previously taken prior to the issuance of a master’s degree can count for this CAGS-Interdisciplinary.

Curriculum


A student in the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study: Interdisciplinary Studies (CAGS-Interdisciplinary) must take five courses from the list of approved Saint Joseph’s College courses. Those five courses will be selected from the graduate disciplines within or across these disciplines:

·         Education

·         Health Administration

·         Leadership MBA

·         Nursing

·         Pastoral Theology

Students will work with a Program Director to select relevant coursework or independent study options.  The Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Certificate of Advanced Graduate Independent Study will utilize selected courses from the graduate disciplines within or across Health Care Administration, Nursing, Education, Theology, and Business Administration.

After the five courses have been successfully completed, the final required course is the capstone:

·         CAG 600 Interdisciplinary Capstone

Tuition


·         Tuition for the courses will be at the rate of the specific discipline, i.e. Nursing courses will be at the tuition level for Nursing, Pastoral Theology courses will be at tuition rate for Pastoral Theology, etc.
·         Tuition for the CAG 600 Interdisciplinary Capstone course will be at the Master of Science in Education rate.

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