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2003-2005 Graduate Catalog for Ohio University

Lifelong Learning Programs

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The Division of Lifelong Learning offers a variety of innovative and alternative educational opportunities and experiences for both traditional and nontraditional students, including gradaute programs. With its mission of outreach and access, it extends the services of Ohio University to learners of all ages throughout the world. The Division is the home for Ohio University Without Boundaries, Community and Professional Programs, Independent and Distance Learning Programs, the Ohio University Program in Hong Kong, and Summer sessions.

Ohio University Without Boundaries jointly develops and offers graduate programs in cooperation with the academic colleges. Recent collaboration has been with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Health and Human Services. Programs combine online and residential experiences and are designed specifically for professional working people and other adult learners.

Information on other Lifelong Learning programs can be found in the Undergradute Catalog.

Ohio University Without Boundaries


Ohio University Without Boundaries designs, develops, and delivers learning experiences that integrate life, work, and learning on a continual basis, regardless of physical location, for professional working people and other adult learners. Offerings include graduate-level degree programs for targeted professionals, executive or professional education and certificate programs for individuals or partner organizations, and online learning communities that provide enrichment opportunities featuring prominent faculty and alumni. Undergraduate course credit is also available through some programs.

Many programs are built upon a learning architecture that combines the convenience of online collaboration and content acquisition with the proven benefits of face-to-face interaction through a small number of high-intensity residencies. Interactive learning modules and enrichment opportunities are presented in a multimedia format, including video, animation, and sound as well as text.

Graduate programs are offered in conjunction with the academic colleges including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Health and Human Services. Additional program descriptions may be found under each college's section of this catalog.

For complete program details, including application information and links to individual program Web sites, visit the Ohio University Without Boundaries' Web site at http://www.ouwb.ohiou.edu/. You may also contact Ohio University Without Boundaries, 42 West Union Street, Athens, OH, 45701-2979, telephone 1-877-686-2292 (toll free), fax (740) 597-1456, e-mail ouwb@ohio.edu.

Graduate Programs

The Executive Master of Public Administration program, offered with the Department of Political Science, enables professionals in government, nonprofit, and service organizations to complete an executive degree in just two years by collaborating online and attending weekend class meetings once a month on the Ohio University Athens campus. The core curriculum focuses on organization and human resource management, methodologies of data management, policy and fiscal analysis, and strategic management.

The M.B.A. Without Boundaries (MBSAWB) allows high-potential working individuals to continue working while earning their MBA degree and integrate their work experience into the learning process. A collaborative effort with the College of Business, the MBAWB program conbines the power of problem-based learning with the convenience of online collaboration and the personal touch of intensive residential experiences. The program is organized into 11 learning units and requires a two-year commitment.

The College of Education offers three programs through Ohio University Without Boundaries. The Executive Ph.D. Curriculum in Higher Education is geared toward the full-time working administrator or teacher with courses scheduled at convenient times and locations. Completion of the curriculum takes students to the dissertatin stage of their programs. The Master's in Higher Education program is targeted to individuals working within a higher education setting who wish to advance their knowledge and skills. Courses are delivered mainly by compressed video format to regional locations over a two-year period. The Master of Leadership in Educational Administration program provides graduate-level professional education for school business officials and treasureres employed in PK-12 school systems as well as business officials at universities and technical and vocational schools. Seven sequential projects are completed in a two-year period with each project requiring two face-to-face meetings with faculty and fellow students, contribution to online discussion, and a final deliverable.

The master's program in Athletic Administration is jointly offered with the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences in partnership with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). The program is designed exclusively for interscholastic athletic administrators and leads to a Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a concentration in athletic administration. The 27-month program is a blended format, requiring only three residencies with online collaboration and interactive learning between the residencies.

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University Publications staff and Computer Services revised this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/gcatalog/03-05/areas/lifelong.htm) on June 25, 2004.
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