2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts, Communication and Leadership, Sergeants Major Academy, M.A.


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Program Format and Expedited Admissions Process

The Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership (MACL) program at Park University offers a 5-term MACL degree program to SMA applicants, with blended courses offered in 8-week segments. The Graduate School offers a tailored and expedited admissions policy for SMA applicants, with the GMAT and the GRE waived among other benefits.

Transfer Credits

Park University’s MACL graduate program will accept up to 12 hours of transfer academic credit. Graduate credit hours completed in the Sergeants Major Courses (SMC) may be transferred towards this master’s degree; up to 12 hours of transfer academic credit will be granted upon successful completion of the Sergeants Major Courses. MACL degree completion will normally occur during time spent at the Sergeants Major Academy.

Other Considerations

A comprehensive examination will be required for all students during completions of the capstone course, CA 700. This comprehensive exam will serve as a primary means of program assessment and a means if further vetting the transfer credit we are accepting from the Sergeants Major Academy and applying to the MACL program. Through the comprehensive exam, students will demonstrate connections between their Sergeants Major Academy coursework and the outcomes of the MACL.

Program Outcomes – MACL graduates will:

  • Understand the centrality of communication in all aspects of personal and organizational life;
  • Attain a foundation in historical leadership perspectives from the 1940s to the present;
  • Develop advanced abilities to research problems and challenges and devise outcomes to improve organizations;
  • Collaborate with organizational leaders concerning the requirements to achieve excellence.

Learning Outcomes Assessment / Program Assessment


  • Understand the centrality of communication in all aspects of personal and organizational life;
  • Attain a foundation in historical leadership perspectives from the 1940s to the present;
  • Develop advanced abilities to research problems and challenges and devise outcomes to improve organizations;
  • Collaborate with organizational leaders concerning the requirements to achieve excellence.

Transfer Credit 12 cr.


The MACL program will accept up to 12 hours of academic credit for students who complete the SMA curriculum.

Capstone Course 3 cr


Notes:


  • A maximum of 12 credit hours may be transferred from other institutions. The transfer of coursework must be completed prior to admission to the Park University’s Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership Program.
  • The comprehensive exam may be repeated one time. A third attempt may be permitted by the school dean upon the recommendation of the program director.

Graduation Requirements


Park University grants the Master of Arts degrees upon completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.
  • Successful completion of Comprehensive Exam.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for Park University courses.
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major as outlined in this catalog.
  • Completion of all earned credit with no more than 2 grades of C earned.
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation. 

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