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Ithaca College Graduate Catalog 2002-2003

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General Information


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.

Graduate education at Ithaca College involves the attainment of both an extended and more sophisticated knowledge of a discipline. In the course of graduate study, students enhance their ability to apply new skills and information toward more challenging professional situations. Graduate study in these disciplines fosters the qualities that characterize an educated person and professional worker -- logical interpretation of information, independent and constructive thought, highly-refined skills, intellectual initiative, and a reasoned approach to all problems and situations.


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, which currently offers 17 programs at the master's level.

The College has seven major academic units -- the Division of Graduate Studies, the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, and the Schools of Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music. As part of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, the Gerontology Institute, the Center for Teacher Education, and the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity offer courses, programs, and degrees for undergraduates.

The Campus and the City

Ithaca College is located in Ithaca, New York, a community of almost 50,000 year-round 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."

Degree Programs

The following graduate degree programs are offered at Ithaca College. The numbers in parentheses are the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) classification codes.

    Master of Business Administration (0506)

    Master of Music in Brasses (1004)
    Master of Music in Composition (1004.10)
    Master of Music in Conducting (1004)
    Master of Music in Music Education (0832)
    Master of Music in Performance (1004)
    Master of Music in Strings (1004)
    Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy (1004)
    Master of Music in Woodwinds (1004)
    Master of Science in Communications (0601)
    Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences with Teacher Certification Option (0835)
    Master of Science in Music Education (0832)
    Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (1208)
    Master of Science in Physical Therapy (1212)
    Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (1220)
    Master of Science in Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (0815)

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 percent of the second program's 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.

Graduate Council

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.

Membership of the Graduate Council includes the dean of graduate studies who chairs the council, deans of schools offering graduate programs, the registrar, the director of continuing education and summer sessions, the chair of each graduate program, and one student representative from each graduate program. Student representatives serve terms of one year, but may be reappointed. The registrar and the director of continuing education and summer sessions serve the council as ex officio nonvoting members.

Student Responsibilities

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.

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