Graduate programs at Ithaca College provide advanced preparation in the fields of business, communications, exercise and sport sciences, music, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology. These master's degree programs are based on the recognition that effective leadership in these and related fields requires additional knowledge and specialized skills beyond the baccalaureate level as well as understanding and competence in general education.
An account of the development of the College since its founding in 1892 is given in the "History of Ithaca College." The College's graduate programs began in 1943 with establishment of a graduate studies department, primarily to prepare teachers for master's degrees in physical education and music education. That department evolved into the Division of Graduate Studies, currently offering 16 programs at the master's level.
The Campus and the City
Ithaca College is located in Ithaca, New York, a city of about 30,000 inhabitants in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. For a summary of information about its location and constituents, see Ithaca College General Information. Detailed facts and statistics may be seen in "Facts in Brief."
· Master of Business Administration (0506)
Enrollment in other than registered or otherwise approved programs may jeopardize a student's eligibility for certain student aid awards. A graduate student should raise any questions about his or her program with the respective graduate chair.
Second Major Field
With consultation and approval from the student's major adviser, a second major field may be listed on a student's transcript when 50% additional coursework is completed (e.g., 15 additional credits for programs requiring 30 credits for completion). A second major field does not lead to an additional degree or additional certification.
The Graduate Council determines and recommends to the provost and vice president of academic affairs policies and procedures in the general administration and conduct of the graduate program, including approval of the members of the graduate faculty. The council is responsible for reviewing and recommending curricula, determining the eligibility of candidates for degrees, and prescribing the conditions on which degrees are awarded.
A student's behavior must not interfere with the activities of the College or with the pursuit by other students of educational objectives. Any behavior on the part of individual students or groups that endangers the health or safety of the College community will not be tolerated. Standards of conduct designed to protect the rights of all members of the College community and preserve the functioning of the College as an educational institution are published in appropriate College documents, such as the "Student Conduct Code" in the Student Handbook.