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  Longwood University Undergraduate Catalog 2005 - 2006

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Graduate Studies

C. Sue McCullough, Dean of Graduate Studies
Kathy Charleston, Assistant Director
Susan Finch, Secretary


(See Graduate Catalog for further details)


Longwood offers graduate level programs leading to the degree of Master of Science with majors in Education and Sociology, the degree of Master of Arts with a major in English, and beginning in the fall of 2006, a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The graduate program is designed to provide capable students with opportunities for individual inquiry and to prepare qualified school personnel for assuming leadership roles in professional education. In the education major, areas of concentration include: Community and College Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist/Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist/English, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist/LD, E/BD, and Mild MR, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist/Modern Languages, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist/Music, Educational Leadership, Guidance and Counseling, Literacy and Culture, and School Library Media. The Special Education NK-12 Initial Licensure and Elementary Education PreK-6 Initial Licensure programs are available for persons with a baccalaureate degree in any discipline that wish to obtain a master’s degree plus a teaching license in those two areas. The Modern Languages PreK-12 Initial Licensure program is available for persons with a baccalaureate degree who wish to obtain a master’s degree plus a teaching license in French, German, Spanish or English as a Second Language. In addition, licensure only programs in Educational Leadership, School Library Media and Special Education are available. In the English major, the areas of concentration include creative writing, literature, education and writing, and secondary (6-12) initial licensure. The Sociology major is a criminal justice based program.


A senior at Longwood may take up to six hours of graduate credit beyond the undergraduate degree requirements. Such graduate credit may be earned only in 500-level courses and, if it meets course requirements for the degree, may be counted toward a master’s degree. The senior must have a “B” average in the major and must receive permission from the department chair of their major and then the Dean for Graduate Studies. In any case where an undergraduate student is registered for a 500-level course that is to be applied to a graduate degree, the Dean for Graduate Studies must notify the Office of Registration of this designation.

A student who holds a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA from an accredited institution may apply for admission to graduate study. Applications for graduate study are reviewed by the graduate admissions committee in each program on a rolling basis but adherence to the published deadlines is a good guideline for optimum consideration. For further information regarding admission to the graduate program, contact the Office of Graduate Studies, Longwood University, 434.395.2707 or or visit the web site at Individual program specific requirements for admission are outlined in the Graduate Catalog and on the website.

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