Mar 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Introduction to Nazareth


Mission
Curriculum
Recognition
Commitment to the Future
Additional Resources

Mission

The mission of Nazareth College is to provide a learning community that educates students in the liberal arts, sciences, visual and performing arts, and professional fields, fostering commitment to a life informed by intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and aesthetic values; to develop skills necessary for the pursuit of meaningful careers; and to inspire dedication to the ideal of service to their communities. Nazareth seeks students who want to make a difference in their own world and the world around them, and encourages them to develop the understanding, commitment, and confidence to lead fully informed and actively engaged lives.

To carry out that mission, Nazareth College offers graduate programs that promote academic excellence in the preparation of professionals who are leaders in the local and global communities through educational and experiential opportunities, and individualized support.

Nazareth began its current graduate programs in 1971. Today, graduate students can choose from dozens of degree programs within the Schools of Health and Human Services, Education, Management and the College of Arts and Sciences. Nazareth College’s experiential approach to learning and leading gives its students a balance of classroom knowledge and authentic application. Through field work, clinical experiences, student teaching, internships and community service, faculty encourage students to view life from multiple perspectives and apply their skills to making a difference in their community.

True to the vision of its founders, Nazareth College has remained a learning center committed to such academic, cultural and social justice experiences that enable its students to define their life goals in a holistic way, and to accelerate their position in their chosen life’s work. Throughout its history, the College has embraced the concept of lifelong education by providing, through its programs, opportunities to extend the cultural and professional growth of the community of which it continues to be a vital contributor.

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Curriculum

Nazareth College of Rochester is incorporated under the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

Nazareth College offers 21 graduate programs of study including: the graduate degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, Master of Social Work, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. A combined Bachelor of Science-Master of Science in Education may also be awarded. The College holds membership in the American Council on Education and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Program accreditation includes: Creative Arts Therapy (NYS Licensure Qualifying; Art Therapy program accredited by the American Art Therapy Association; Music Therapy program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and approved by the American Music Therapy Association); Physical Therapy (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education); Social Work (Council on Social Work Education); Speech Language Pathology ( Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology).  The College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). [Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Nazareth College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.]  In addition, the School of Business and Leadership is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

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Recognition

 

Nazareth has been recognized among the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in its “Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition,” chosen out of more than 2,000 colleges.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Nazareth in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Best Regional Universities-North category in its 2018 Best Colleges guide.

Nazareth regularly ranks among the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities for its number of Fulbright scholars, according to the “Chronicle of Higher Education.” 

Nazareth College ranks among the best for civic engagement, alongside New York University and North Carolina State University according to NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education in 2016. Nazareth also has been recognized repeatedly in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll competition for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Nazareth was named a Top College 2017 by Money, which lists four-year U.S. colleges and universities that “deliver the most value - that is, a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers.”

Nazareth students who propose projects to address public health, education, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and the environment get accepted each year for the Clinton Global Initiative University, which assembles about 1,000 student leaders from colleges and universities to learn, network, and educate.

 

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Commitment to the Future

Nazareth College’s dynamic learning environment is responsive to the needs of the rapidly changing global workforce. The College will continue to innovate its curriculum and improve its facilities to address these ever-evolving needs.

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Additional Resources

In addition to academic program information, this catalog contains Academic Policies and Procedures for graduate students and Nazareth College Policies. The catalog should be read in conjunction with important documents/handbooks printed by the student’s academic program of study (if available) that provide valuable information regarding student obligations and course offerings. Also available are the following resources: Student Accessibility Services (see website); Academic Calendar (see Registrar’s website).

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