Chicago State University

Introduction
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Chicago State University will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2017. Chicago State University opened its doors as a teacher training school in a leaky railroad freight car in Blue Island, Illinois on September 2, 1867. Today, in contrast, the university is a fully accredited public, urban institution located on 161-picturesque acres in a residential community on the Southside of Chicago. During the first year of its founding, CSU enrolled 62 students. The current student enrollment is nearly 7,200.

The path from then until now has been marked by change. During more than 140 years, CSU has changed its name, focus, governance and location. But with each transition, the university has kept sight of its educational mission and enhanced its services to Chicago and its surrounding communities.

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Today, CSU is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor of Illinois. The university’s five colleges- Health Sciences, Arts and Science, Business, Education, and Pharmacy - offer 38 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree-granting programs. In addition, CSU has a Division of Continuing Education and Non-Traditional Programs that reach out to the community with extension courses, distance learning and not-for-credit programs.

From its humble origins, Chicago State University has evolved into an outstanding, nationally acclaimed university that provides a value-added education for all who enter its hallowed halls. Consistently evolving to reflect state-of-the-art trends in higher education, Chicago State University prepares students for success in the twenty-first century.

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Master in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA Chicago

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the social sciences while emphasizing restorative justice, social and economic justice, fairness, community involvement, and public safety. [+]

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the social sciences while emphasizing restorative justice, social and economic justice, fairness, community involvement, and public safety. Students in the undergraduate program must complete twelve credit hours of core courses including Introduction to Law, Survey of the Criminal Justice System, and Introduction to Criminology. Students must complete twelve credit hours of required cognates including Essentials of English Grammar, Writing and Editing Nonfiction, Critical Strategies for Writing and Research, Business Writing or Writing Research Papers, and Basic Speech Communication. And students must complete twenty-seven credit hours of electives through which one can focus on law enforcement, law, corrections, probation and parole, counseling and case work, juvenile justice, or criminal justice research. The program culminates with students completing an internship in criminal justice or a service learning practicum in criminal justice. Students who have six months or more work experience in the criminal justice field may elect to write a bachelor paper on some topic in criminal justice. Upon graduation students are especially prepared for careers across the range of criminal justice including criminalists, penologist, FBI agent, Air Marshall, corrections officer, juvenile probation officer, more. Graduates are well prepared for law school as well as to continue their study of criminal justice in graduate school programs leading to the master’s degree or Ph.D. The faculty is multidisciplinary and consists of seven full time members and twenty adjuncts, many of whom have active careers in the criminal justice field and bring a wealth of practical experience to the program. The faculty is engaged in community outreach projects or involved in commissions in the following areas: Ex- Offender Re-Entry& Public Safety Ending Disproportionate Minority Confinement Ending Mass Incarceration Restorative Justice Victimology Juvenile Justice Incarcerated Females Child Abuse & Neglect Child Protection Family Reunification Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,926.00 - $6,248.00 [-]

Master of Public Health

Campus Full time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA Chicago

Chicago State University's MPH program is a practice-centered curriculum designed to prepare students for the health problems of the 21st century. It focuses on the core functions of public health including: health status assessments, environmental health quality assurance, behavior change strategies, health disparities, as well as health policy development and research. [+]

Chicago State University's MPH program is a practice-centered curriculum designed to prepare students for the health problems of the 21st century. It focuses on the core functions of public health including: health status assessments, environmental health quality assurance, behavior change strategies, health disparities, as well as health policy development and research. CSU’s MPH program has a value-added component that focuses on minority health and health equity. The MPH curriculum also emphasizes the social and scientific strategies in understanding the causality, consequences, prevention and control of diseases and untimely deaths. Students in the MPH program will conduct research that will increase public awareness of these health problems. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,926.00 - $6,248.00 (Graduate) [-]

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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

The Department of Biological Sciences and Pre-Health Professions Programs at Chicago State University is uniquely equipped to help our students fulfill their dreams and goals of becoming leaders in the profession and intellectual world. [+]

The Department of Biological Sciences and Pre-Health Professions Programs at Chicago State University is uniquely equipped to help our students fulfill their dreams and goals of becoming leaders in the profession and intellectual world. Through small class sizes and mentoring, we take pride in our individualized approach to guiding our students from their entry from high schools and community colleges through completion of their degree and launching their professional careers, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, environmental science, optometry, physician assistant, environmental agencies and secondary school teaching. Our flexible course options allow greater access for working students, whether to retrain for a new career path or prepare for admission to graduate schools or a variety of professional programs. Our highly-trained faculty value involving undergraduate students in their research programs and we excel in providing opportunities for under-graduate and graduate research. Our department has excellent facilities and equipment, including: a core microscopy facility with both scanning and transmission electron microscopes, a fluorescence-activated cell sorter, comprehensive anatomy labs [including cadavers], a greenhouse, and a new aquaponics center. Through our Pre-Health Professions program, graduate school advisors ,and clubs, we maintain a comprehensive support system to help students navigate through the application process for graduate/professional schools, and we are very successful in placing students with such programs. Our extra-curricular activities and clubs not only allow professional networking, but also offer our students opportunities to engage the community at large. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,750.00 - $6,008.00 (Undergraduate: returning/non-guarantee) [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

The Department of Biological Sciences offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science degree. The selection of specialties, called tracks, available in the program provides an opportunity for continuing education in biology beyond the bachelor's degree for teachers, technicians, future Ph.D. candidates, and persons in the allied health professions, medical and other related fields. [+]

The Department of Biological Sciences offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science degree. The selection of specialties, called tracks, available in the program provides an opportunity for continuing education in biology beyond the bachelor's degree for teachers, technicians, future Ph.D. candidates, and persons in the allied health professions, medical and other related fields. Departmental Requirements for Admission Fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Completion of a minimum of fifteen hours in the biological sciences with a minimum average of B (3.0). Applicants with less than a B average may be considered for conditional admission on a three-course basis. Tracks of Study Students may choose from one of four tracks of study for the Master's Degree in Biological Sciences: Microbial/Molecular Track; Applied Physiology Track; Environmental Biology Track; and Chemical Biology Track. Each track consists of a defined set of lecture and laboratory courses that will enable the student to receive a structured graduate-level education by focusing on a particular area of biology. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,926.00 - $6,248.00 [-]

Master of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a Master's of Science degree in Computer Science. The program is designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the varied needs of the busy professional. [+]

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a Master's of Science degree in Computer Science. The program is designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the varied needs of the busy professional. Courses are offered in day times as well as in evenings in state-of-the-art computer laboratories. Three courses, and a research project or thesis are explicitly required. The Graduate Program Advisor will work with the student to map out a study plan that ensures speedy graduation within a framework of the student's needs and objectives. The Department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Computer Security. The Department has graduate assistantships and other forms of financial assistance for qualified students. General Requirements Fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and successful completion of 36 credit hours. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. However, applicants are expected to, at the minimum, have programming experience that is equivalent to one year of programming in a high-level language, as well as a working knowledge of data structures, principles of programming languages, a low-level language, and calculus. Interested students lacking this background are also encouraged to apply; their study plan will enable them to acquire sufficient background to take graduate level courses. Graduate Certificate in Computer Security The Graduate Certificate program in Computer Security provides an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in computer science or related fields to take advanced courses in computer security. Topics include key information security technologies and principles, including cryptography, authentication, and access control; the context needed for deploying them successfully, including symmetric encryption and public cryptography, as well as strategies to defend software against adversaries such as worms and hackers. Software programmers, architects, developers, and engineers who are interested in learning in designing secure programs may benefit from the courses offered. The certificate is also a tool that IT managers can use to educate their workforce about security issues. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,926.00 - $6,248.00 [-]

Master of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a program of study that leads to a Master of Science degree in Mathematics. The program is especially designed to meet the needs of the busy professional. [+]

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a program of study that leads to a Master of Science degree in Mathematics. The program is especially designed to meet the needs of the busy professional. With evening courses, research seminars, and interdisciplinary studies in physical and life sciences, the program offers opportunities for enrichment and professional growth. The department is especially proud of its record of providing access to students with strong academic potential. Students can learn in a supportive environment and engage in scholarly activities outside the classroom setting. They can participate in research seminars and colloquia or graduate students' seminars. Each year, the department offers a major lecture series in the spring semester. The program keeps abreast of the needs of potential employers with an advisory board consisting of representatives from industry, City Colleges of Chicago, and Chicago Board of Education. A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered, subject to the availability of funds. Graduate assistants may teach under mentorship of a regular faculty member and attend case studies workshops on various teaching scenarios to gain teaching experience. The Graduate Students' Handbook describes departmental policies in detail and has other useful information such as links to useful websites. Policies for graduate assistants are in the booklet Procedures for Graduate Assistants. Both publications are available from the department. General Requirements Fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate concentration in mathematics and a B average or better (3.0 or higher from a 4.0 scale) in advanced undergraduate mathematics courses. An undergraduate concentration in mathematics is defined as successful completion of at least four advanced mathematics courses. Applicants without the above-mentioned requisite concentration or average may gain conditional admission. Any international student who wishes to apply to the Masters of Science in Mathematics program must, in addition to fulfilling all other requirements, submit an official copy of scores received on the mathematics subject test of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). To gain full admission, students with conditional admission status are required to complete four approved graduate courses (which could be credited to the degree) with a B average or better and, if needed, their prerequisite courses. Completion of at least 33 graduate credit hours. A maximum of 12 credit hours of approved 4000-level courses completed in graduate student status may be applied towards the degree provided a grade of B or better is earned in each. Two of these 4000-level courses (maximum of six hours) may be chosen, with the consent of the graduate adviser, from interdisciplinary courses in mathematical biology, mathematical physics, or computer science. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,926.00 - $6,248.00 [-]

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