Trevecca Nazarene University offers graduate students a curriculum that combines academic and field study in dynamic learning environments. We celebrate spiritual growth, intellectual debate, an atmosphere of rigorous learning, individual growth, and a dedication to social justice.
Students work closely with a faculty recognized not only for academic scholarship and engaging instruction, but also for ongoing service conducted in the field. Our graduates enter the field prepared to become creative leaders who transform society through education, religious, and management studies and elevate individuals through psychological, social, and medical support.
We welcome you to join us in this endeavor. This catalog will further introduce you to our community, our programs, and our mission. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to success.
The University Catalog serves as the master catalog for all policies, procedures, and guidelines relative to all academic programs of the University. This catalog supplement provides additional information for the graduate programs generally and for each program specifically; however, it is viewed only as an extension of the University Catalog document. A copy of the University Catalog is available on-line at www.trevecca.edu.
Statements in this catalog should be taken as the University's current courses, programs, and policies. Admission to specific courses and programs will be dependent upon the qualifications of students and the availability of instructors. The University reserves the right to change its courses, programs, tuition and fees subsequent to the publication of this catalog.
Graduate students must assume full responsibility for knowledge of rules and regulations of the Graduate Committee and program requirements for the chosen degree program. Any exceptions to the policies stated in the Graduate Catalog must be approved by the Dean of the School responsible for the program or the Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs. Individual colleges and departments may have requirements beyond the minimum established by the Graduate Committee.
Every great story has pivotal chapters where characters make life-altering choices and the plot line takes a turn. For many of our adults in the College of Lifelong Learning, their choice to attend Trevecca Nazarene University was that pivotal choice. They took the next steps in their professional development, recalibrated their dreams, and sharpened their skills for a life of profound service. They met new mentors whose fresh voices empowered them to thrive. They restored their self-confidence among peers. They excelled. And they discovered a Christian community whose faith was contagious and whose care for people genuine.
One of my deepest joys is to see adults start here and go wherever their dreams take them. Thanks for trusting us in this pivotal chapter of your life-story.
With profound hopes for you,
Dan Boone, President
Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian Community providing education for leadership and service.
Trevecca Nazarene University, founded in 1901 by J.O. McClurkan, is a private, accredited, comprehensive institution of higher learning that exists to meet the higher educational needs of the Church of the Nazarene by providing educational services to qualified individuals who desire a university education in a Christian environment and from a Christian understanding. Its academic programs are based on Christian values that promote scholarship, critical thinking, and meaningful worship for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service to the church, the community, and the world at large.
As the official university for the Church of the Nazarene in the southeastern United States, Trevecca is guided by the Articles of Faith and the Covenant of Christian Conduct of the denomination. It emphasizes the authority of the Bible, time-honored tradition, reasoned thought, and authentic experience of Christian holiness as interpreted by the Wesleyan doctrine and worldview. The university welcomes students of any religious affiliation who subscribe to its ideals and standards.
Trevecca intends that its graduates be socially-conscious, globally-aware, and actively-engaged individuals who are developing holistically in the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual areas of being. The desire is that each student will develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They are to be persons of strong Christian character able to make ethical decisions based on biblical principles and reflective thought. Their characteristics should include competence, responsibility, compassion, and the ability to integrate Christian faith and learning in practice.
The university provides a variety of face-to-face and distance education nontraditional and continuing education professional programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Traditional undergraduate curricular programs focus on the liberal arts and sciences as reflected in the core curriculum and emphasize a number of professional content areas. While the primary focus of Trevecca faculty is to teach, faculty members are encouraged as reflective practitioners to conduct action research that contributes to the practical wisdom of applied knowledge and enhances the learning experience. All programs strive to prepare students for positions of leadership and service in their chosen careers by clarifying their life calling, developing their intellectual abilities, and engaging them in research, service learning, internships, and/or other opportunities that will allow them to demonstrate practical application of their knowledge and skills.
To achieve its purpose, Trevecca employs faculty, administrators, and staff who model the ideals of the university and, as mentors, seek to foster a supportive and challenging environment in which every student can realize his or her full potential in Christ. Therefore, Trevecca seeks to employ Christians who are competent, professionally qualified, and fully committed to the university's mission and purpose.
Trevecca Nazarene University is a comprehensive institution of higher education located in Nashville, Tennessee. The University offers associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. In addition, the School of Education and the Graduate Counseling Program each offer a doctoral degree.
Trevecca's distinctiveness is that of being a holiness institution of higher education that presents a Christian interpretation of truth. While the nature of the University has changed some over the years, its mission to provide quality Christian-centered education, with an emphasis on the integration of faith and learning, has been maintained. The name "university" is especially appropriate for any institution that clearly focuses on this mission.
There are several elements that are key to Trevecca's character:
First, teaching is the University's primary responsibility. While some faculty are increasingly engaged in research, writing, and service projects, their greatest task is to teach.
Second, the main concern is in helping the individual student. Trevecca is a Christian community.
Third, spiritual life development remains at the core of its focus. The spiritual commitment of the faculty and student body is a vital part of University life.
We welcome you and encourage you to be a part of Trevecca Nazarene University.
Trevecca Nazarene University was founded in Nashville in 1901 by Rev. J. O. McClurkan as the Literary and Bible Training School for Christian Workers. In 1910 the curriculum was enlarged and the name changed to Trevecca College, a name taken from an institution started in Wales in 1768 during the Wesleyan Revival.
In 1914 the College was moved from downtown Nashville to a site on Gallatin Road in East Nashville and in 1935 was established at its present location on Murfreesboro Road in Southeast Nashville. Trevecca became an official college of the Church of the Nazarene in 1917 and graduated its first four-year class approved by the State of Tennessee in 1942. It was first accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969. The first master's degree was added in 1984. In 1995 the name of the institution was changed to Trevecca Nazarene University. In December 1998 Trevecca was approved as a level V institution by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to add the first doctoral degree, the EdD with a major in Leadership and Professional Practice.
The University is governed by a board of trustees elected by the various districts of the Church of the Nazarene which comprise the Southeast Educational Region.
From the very beginning Trevecca has sought to provide Christian education for both ministers and laymen. Today its educational program is reflected in more than one hundred associate, baccalaureate, and graduate majors. Its service-oriented philosophy has resulted in worldwide alumni representation.
The motto of Trevecca is esse quam videri"to be rather than to seem." Its colors are purple and white, and its athletic team name is "the Trojans." The Trevecca Alma Mater is the following:
On a hill stands old Trevecca, lined against the sky.
Hallowed halls of faith and learning, As the years go by.
We will honor and we'll love her; We will stand for right.
Always carry high her banner, Hail to the purple and the white.
Fellow students, may we honor her; and be ever true.
Sons and daughters she'll be proud ofDear old T.N.U.
The first president of Trevecca was the Rev. J. O. McClurkan (1901-1914). He was followed by Dr. C. E. Hardy (1915-1919, 1920-1925, 1928-1937), Dr. S. S. White (1919-1920), Mr. John T. Benson (1925-1926), Dr. A. O. Hendricks (1926-1928), Dr. A .B. Mackey (1937-1963), Dr. William M. Greathouse (1963-1968), Dr. Mark Moore (1968-1979), Dr. Homer J. Adams (1979-1991), and Dr. Millard Reed (1991-2005). Dr. Dan L. Boone was elected Trevecca's eleventh president in 2005.
For the 75th Anniversary celebration of Trevecca in 1976, a history of the institution, authored by Dr. Mildred Bangs Wynkoop was published under the title The Trevecca Story. In 2001 A Vine of God's Own Planting by Dr. John Chilton, emeritus professor of history, was published as part of the Trevecca Centennial Series. This latest work focuses primarily on the events that shaped Trevecca from the years 1976 to 2001.
The University is located in southeast Nashville on Murfreesboro Road. It is easily accessible from all points in the city including three major interstate highways and is about five miles from the airport. Nashville is the home of country music, health care conglomerate headquarters, internationally known publishers, the state Capital and state government offices, and nationally famous entertainment and historic sites. Trevecca is one of fifteen colleges and universities in Nashville.
Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.
Normal inquiries about Trevecca Nazarene University, such as admissions, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to the University and not to the Office of the Commission on Colleges. Interested constituents should contact the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools only if there is significant evidence of non-compliance with a standard or requirement.
The Teacher Education Unit of Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited at the national level by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The teaching majors offered in collaboration with other University departments are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and are part of the NCATE unit accreditation. The program was initially accredited by NCATE in 2009 and is scheduled for its next reaffirmation in 2013. Contact NCATE offices at 2010 Massachusetts, Ave. NW, Washington, D.C 20036, call 202-466-7496, or visit the website (http://www.ncate.org/tabid/176/Default.aspx) for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.
Trevecca is a member of the Belmont University Partners in Nursing Consortium. As a part of this consortium, its Nursing Program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University's program was initially accredited through the partnership with Belmont by CCNE in 2007 and is scheduled for reaffirmation in 2017. Contact CCNE offices at Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, call 202-887-679, or visit the agency's website (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Accreditation/index.htm) for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.
The University's Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The University's program was initially accredited by NASM in 1976, last reaffirmed in 2003, and is scheduled for reaffirmation in 2013. Contact NASM offices at 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, call 703-437-0700, or visit the agency's website (http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=List_Accredited_Members) for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.
Trevecca Nazarene University's Graduate Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). The program was initially accredited by ARC-PA in 1978, last reaffirmed in 2009, and is scheduled for reaffirmation in 2013. Contact ARC-PA offices at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, call 770-476-1224, or visit the agency's website (http://www.arc-pa.org/acc_programs/) for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.
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Trevecca Nazarene University complies with all statutory and regulatory nondiscrimination requirements applicable to the institution in the administration of its educational policies, programs, scholarships, loan programs, practices, athletics, and other school-administered programs.
Trevecca will comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and with the terms of the President's Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 on Equal Employment Opportunity, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and Section 402 of the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended. Accordingly, there shall be no discrimination against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.
To resolve any matter prohibited by Section 504, Title IX, and ADA, a student is to follow the existing grievance procedure that is included in either the student's academic catalog or the Student Handbook, depending on the nature of the concern.
The University reserves the right to refuse admission/readmission to any student or applicant based upon a determination that admission/readmission of the applicant would not be consistent with the goals and standards of the University.
At Trevecca Nazarene University we are committed to:
Trevecca Nazarene University seeks to develop a graduate who:
The student learning outcomes listed in each academic area are derived from or are in harmony with these institutional goals.
Graduate study presupposes a broad background of knowledge and preparation at the undergraduate level for the desired graduate program. It is recognized that graduate studies differ both quantitatively and qualitatively from undergraduate studies.
All graduate work should exhibit no less than three of these characteristics. Superior graduate work should exhibit all of these characteristics:
It is expected that graduate work be substantially more advanced than undergraduate work in at least the following ways:
Generally, only students with a strong undergraduate record should pursue graduate study.
Trevecca's graduate programs offer all the advantages that come with an established institution with a long history of academic quality and a focus on customer service. Many of our graduate students in business, education, counseling, and organizational leadership are able to balance work and family schedules by taking courses in evenings, on weekends, or in online learning environments. Other programs such as the physician assistant program are more highly structured and require a full time commitment on the part of the student. Trevecca also provide personalized student support to meet the demanding needs of adult learners.
The School of Business and Technology is housed in the Boone Business Building.
Master of Science: Management: The M.S. in Management is a 16 month cohort-based program innovatively designed for educating working professionals as well as recent graduates seeking to further develop their business and management skills in a global and dynamic environment. The program is designed with flexibility to accommodate business degree holders as well as those who have a non-business degree. Key themes of the program include leadership, team-building, communication, marketing management, business ethics, and globalization. Another unique feature of this program is that students tailor their degree to their interest by selecting from one of 4 tracks or minors available in the Management program which include: Management and Leadership, Information Technology, Healthcare Administration, and Project Management.
Master of Business Administration: The M.B.A. is a 22 month cohort-based program innovatively designed for educating working professionals as well as recent graduates seeking to further develop their business, strategic management, and quantitative skills in a global and dynamic environment. The program is designed with flexibility to accommodate business degree holders as well as those who have a non-business degree. Key themes of the program include leadership, team-building, operations, quantitative skills, communication, strategy, business ethics, and globalization. Another unique feature of this program is that students tailor their degree to their interest by selecting from one of 4 tracks or minors available in the Management program which include: Management and Leadership, Information Technology, Healthcare Administration, and Project Management.
Master of Science: Information Technology:. The M.S. in Information technology (IT) is a 16 month cohort-based program designed for both professionals and recent graduates who wish to further develop their information technology skills in the design, development, and implementation of robust information technology solutions in a dynamic business environment. The program is designed with flexibility to accommodate those who do not have a computing degree. Key themes of the program include enterprise systems, security and forensics, enterprise databases, storage and virtualization, and advanced Web development.
Master of Business Administration: Information Technology: (The MBA-IT Program is being discontinued. No applicants are being accepted. Students currently in the program have been provided with completion plans. An information technology component has been incorporated into the MBA degree.)The M.B.A.: Information Technology is a 16-month program specifically designed to develop and polish mid-level and senior-level executives to assume strategic roles in the business community. The emphasis in IT will add to the manager's understanding of the IT function in complex organizations.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: College of Lifelong Learning, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877 (615) 248-1529; (800) 818-4256. E-mail: CLL@trevecca.edu. MSM Website: www.trevecca.edu/msm; MBA Website: www.trevecca.edu/mba; MSIT Website:www.trevecca.edu/msit; MBAIT Website: www.trevecca.edu/mbait
The Graduate Counseling office is located in the Adams Building.
Master of Arts: Counseling. The major in Counseling is a 60 semester hour major that prepares a student for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). In the state of Tennessee one can be licensed as an LPC or as an LPC with Mental Health Service Provider (MHSP) designation. This degree meets the academic requirements for LPC with MHSP. The degree equips one to counsel in an agency or private practice setting.
Master of Arts: Counseling Psychology. The major in Counseling Psychology is a 60 semester hour major that prepares a student for licensure as an LPC with MHSP (as does the counseling major above) but also prepares one for certification as a Psychological Assistant through the Board of Examiners in Psychology. This is the degree normally pursued by students who anticipate pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology after the completion of their M.A. Current students are completing the degree. No new applicants are being accepted.
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy. The M.M.F.T. degree is a 60 semester hour degree that prepares a student for licensure as a Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Tennessee. The degree equips one to counsel with individuals, couples, or families from a systemic perspective in an agency or private practice setting.
Ph.D.: Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision. The major in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision is a 66 semester hour advanced professional major designed for several groups: a) those who wish to enhance their skills as a therapist, b) those who wish to further their career within the mental health delivery system, c) those who wish to take a more active role in supervision and the development of other therapists, and d) those who wish to expand their professional options to include teaching in undergraduate and graduate training programs. The strong theme of the program is to develop clinicians who will themselves positively enhance the professional mental health community.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: Graduate Counseling Program, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877; (615) 248-1384. E-mail: admissions_gradcouns@trevecca .edu. Website: www.trevecca.edu/gradcounseling.
The School of Education is housed in the Mackey Building.
Master of Arts in Teaching: K - 6; 7 - 12. The M.A. in Teaching K-6 and the M.A. in Teaching 7-12 are non-traditional programs designed to accommodate working adults who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than teacher education. The programs are comprised of thirty hours of course work and either student teaching or completion of all transitional licensure requirements.
The Master of Arts in Teaching K-6 provides course work required for licensure as a teacher in grades K-6.
The Master of Arts in Teaching 7-12 provides course work required for licensure as a teacher to individuals who completed a bachelor's degree in a content area but who did not take the teacher education courses needed to obtain initial licensure.
Master of Arts in Education: Teaching (Fifth-Year Residency Program). This program is designed as a cohort model. An undergraduate Teacher Education degree without student teaching, typically comprised of four years of study, is the pre-requisite for the M.A.E. degree in teaching. The M.A.E. consists of a full-year residency in an urban public school setting along with coursework and results in 34 semester hours of credit. Candidates completing the coursework and residency will be awarded a Master of Arts in Education degree. Assuming all requirements for licensure are met, the University will recommend to the state that the candidate receive the appropriate licensure.
Master of Education: Educational Leadership K-12. The major in Educational Leadership K-12 is a licensure program for principals that enables candidates to develop knowledge and skills specified for the Instructional Leadership License - Beginning (ILL-B) and the Instructional Leadership License -Professional (ILL-P) in the State of Tennessee. The Educational Leadership Program curriculum satisfies the requirements of Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (SLL).
Master of Education: English Language Learners PreK-12. The major in Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) provides prospective teachers of students for whom English is not their first language with a concentrated focus appropriate to grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. This program is designed for individuals who are already licensed teachers with an option for individuals who seek only initial licensure as an ELL teacher to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Learners.
Master of Education: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction K-12. The major in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction is appropriate for individuals who wish to continue working as teachers and increase their knowledge and skills regarding curriculum, assessment, and instruction. This major does not lead to licensure.
Master of Education: Instructional Technology PreK-12. The major in Technology PreK-12 provides prospective technology specialists with a concentrated focus appropriate to grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. This 15 month program is designed as an additional field of expertise for individuals who are already licensed as teachers. All technology courses are laboratory-based, providing hands-on computer experience in class and requiring extensive computer work outside of class. Students must have access to Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, and e-mail. Not currently being offered.
Master of Education: Reading PreK-12. The major in Reading provides prospective reading teachers with a concentrated focus appropriate to grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. This program is not designed for individuals seeking initial certification. Candidates for the reading endorsement must have three years of successful experience as a licensed teacher. Not currently being offered.
Master of Library and Information Science K-12. The main focus of the M.L.I.S. program is to prepare teachers to become school library information specialists, with emphasis on the twenty-one competencies required by the Tennessee State Department of Education.
Master of Education: Leading Instructional Improvement for Teachers K-12. The 30-hour major is designed for classroom teachers preparing to be leaders in schools working effectively with colleagues for school improvement. Participants may select an area of specialization as part of the program. The program, organized on a cohort model, is designed to be highly selective in that outstanding teachers are encouraged to participate.
Master of Education: Special Education K-12. The major special education provides prospective teachers of students with special needs a concentrated focus appropriate to grades kindergarten through twelve. This program provides an additional endorsement in special education for teachers who are already licensed to teach and initial licensure as a special education teacher only. Courses are designed to enable teachers to develop expertise in general knowledge of special education, appropriate instructional models, accommodations specific to special needs populations, curriculum design, assessment, technology, as well as legal issues pertinent to special education. Not currently being offered.
Master of Education: Visual Impairments Special Education. The major is designed to equip teachers to work as special education teachers who are viewed as the visual impairments expert, as itinerant teachers for students with visual impairments and other disabilities, and in specialized settings such as Tennessee School for the Blind.
Ed.D.: Leadership and Professional Practice. The 57-hour major in Leadership and Professional Practice is a non-traditional doctoral program designed for the working practitioner. The program extends for nine semesters over 36 months. Research culminating in a dissertation is prepared in concert with the course work. The program is designed around a cohort model and a rigorous, standardized curriculum. A nine-day, on-campus residency period is required during the three summers of the student's program. The instructional delivery system includes extended time beyond actual class meeting for reflections, lectures, group work, technology, presentation, and research reports.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: Graduate Education Program, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877; (615) 248-1201; (800) 284-1594. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Physician Assistant Program is housed in the Greathouse Science Building.
Master of Science: Medicine (Physician Assistant): Physician assistants are health professionals licensed, or in the case of those employed by the Federal Government, credentialed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Physician assistants are qualified by graduation from an accredited physician assistant educational program and certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Within the physician/PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The clinical role of physician assistants includes primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practice settings in rural and urban areas. Physician assistant practice is centered on patient care and may include educational, research, and administrative activities. Adopted 1995 Amended 1966 AAPA House of Delegates.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, go to the web site http://www.trevecca.edu/adult-education/graduate-programs/physician-assistant/ or you can E-mail: email@example.com.
The Millard Reed School of Religion is housed in the McClurkan Building.
Master of Arts: Religion. The major in Religion is designed to provide advanced study and training for those who wish to pursue such programs beyond the baccalaureate degree. The goal of the program is to provide the depth of training, the specialized skills, and the sense of creative independence that will allow learners to practice and to contribute to their profession and to develop competence in methods of study appropriate to their areas of interest. This program offers course work with concentrations in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, and Preaching.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: Graduate Religion Program, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877; (615) 248-1378.
The Graduate Organizational Leadership is an online and face-to-face program with administrative offices located in the College of Lifelong Learning.
Master of Organizational Leadership. The Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) is a multi-disciplinary online degree designed to give a solid business and theological understanding in the area of organizational leadership within various organizations. In this program, the model of servant leadership is the over arching theme directly aligned with Trevecca's mission statement. The MOL is an interdisciplinary program that stresses the application of management research to real-world situations. It can also be part of a program that prepares students to enter a Ph.D. program, a theoretical discipline-oriented research degree for students looking to become a tenured faculty or researcher within the university. The 36 credit hour degree takes two years to complete. The twelve courses are taken one class at a time, most classes being six weeks long. There is one week between courses and time off during the summer. Another unique option is to focus on Independent School Leadership by taking the Independent School Leadership minor where specific courses are designed around leadership issues within independent schools.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: College of Lifelong Learning, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877 (615) 248-1529; (800) 818-4256. E-mail: CLL@trevecca.edu.
As a private Christian university affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Trevecca is open to any qualified student without regard to race, color, sex, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability. Trevecca Nazarene University complies with all statutory and regulatory nondiscrimination requirements applicable to this institution in the administration of its educational policies and programs, scholarships and loan program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
The University reserves the right to refuse admission/readmission to any student or applicant based upon a determination that admission/readmission of the applicant would not be consistent with the goals and standards of the University.
Enrollment to a graduate program requires an applicant to apply to the specific graduate program. Application procedures are specific to each graduate program and applicants should familiarize themselves with the deadlines and materials required for their program of choice in the specific program section of this catalog. No student will be allowed to seek admission to the University until they are granted a letter of acceptance by their graduate program director.
Specific program admission requirements are listed in the program section of this catalog.
Official transcripts are needed in order for an applicant's record to be evaluated. Transcripts will be evaluated by University personnel when the applicant has completed an official application and paid the application fee.
In education programs where an evaluation is needed to determine whether or not courses are needed to obtain state teacher licensure, a transcript evaluation fee of $50.00 will be required prior to evaluation. If the student enrolls in Trevecca, the fee will be in lieu of the application fee.
The number of hours of transfer credit allowed is determined by the degree program requirements and is considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer credit is not automatic. Transfer credit will be carefully evaluated by the program director/coordinator or advisor/appointee. If a graduate program accepts transfer credit, transferability will be based on specific criteria:
Permission to take courses at other institutions while working on a graduate degree at Trevecca must be obtained from the dean of the school offering the program or the dean's designee.
Maximum transfer credits have been established for each degree program:
School of Business and Technology
Master of Science: Management 0 semester hours
Master of Business Administration: Management 6 semester hours*
Master of Science: Information Technology - 0 semester hours
Master of Business Administration: Information Technology - 6 semester hours
*These 6 semester hours could also be waived based on an evaluation of the undergraduate transcript
Master of Arts: Counseling 9 semester hours
Master of Arts: Counseling Psychology 9 semester hours
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy 9 semester hours
Ph.D. Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision - 9 semester hours
Graduate Physician Assistant Program
No advanced placement is given to any student regardless of academic background, and no transfers of students are accepted.
School of Education
Master of Arts in Teaching 0 semester hours
Master of Arts in Education 0 semester hours
MEd: Educational Leadership 3 semester hours
MEd: English Language Learners 6 semester hours
MEd: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction 6 semester hours
MEd: Leading Instructional Improvement for Teachers 6 semester hours
MEd: Reading 0 semester hours
MEd: Instructional Technology 0 semester hours
MEd: Special Education 0 semester hours
MEd: Vision Impairments Special Education 0 semester hours
Master of Library and Information Science 6 semester hours
Ed.D.: Leadership and Professional Practice 0 semester hours
Millard Reed School of Religion
Master of Arts Religion: Biblical Studies 9 semester hours
Master of Arts Religion: Theological Studies 9 semester hours
Master of Arts Religion: Preaching 9 semester hours
Organizational Leadership Program
Master of Organizational Leadership 6 semester hours
If a student desires to earn a second master's degree at Trevecca, all current admission requirements must be met as well as the prescribed curriculum. A course may be counted for one degree only.
International students who wish to enter the University must file their applications and complete certified copies of official transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees translated to English well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission.
International students must show evidence of ability to understand and use English sufficiently well to succeed in their work at Trevecca. All international students must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Submit a successful official TOEFL score report.
The TOEFL requirement can be waived if:
The TOEFL examination is administered in many overseas testing centers. Students who wish to take the test should contact TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151 or www.toefl.org.
All regular admission requirements must be completed before official acceptance will be granted, including evidence of financial resources sufficient to pay expenses while a student at the University. Trevecca's Certification of Financial Support must be on file at the time an I-20 is issued. International students will have the same financial policy applied to them as any other student. In addition, an advance deposit of $1,000 USD is held in escrow for the total period of enrollment. The deposit must be received prior to the issuance of the letter of acceptance. Unless there is documented proof of reading, writing and math skills, international students will be required to register for developmental courses.
All students residing in the United States on an F-1 Student Visa and taking courses from Trevecca Nazarene University may take only one online class per semester during the period of their study. This is a requirement of the SEVIS program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.