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School of Public and
Environmental Affairs
2007-2009 Graduate
Academic Bulletin

www.indiana.edu/~speaweb
School of Public and
Environmental Affairs
Indiana University
SPEA 260
1315 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
(800) 765-7755 Local (812) 855-2840
Fax (812) 855-7802
Contact SPEA Graduate Office

www.spea.iupui.edu
Business/SPEA Building (BS) 3027
801 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 274-4656/toll free (877) 292-9321
Contact SPEA Graduate Office
 

Graduate Programs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers a variety of graduate degree and certificate programs on six of the eight Indiana University campuses: Bloomington, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Northwest, South Bend, and Kokomo.

Degree and Certificate Programs by Campus
SPEA Campus Offices
Admission to Professional Graduate Programs
Academic Regulations

Degree and Certificate Programs by Campus

Bloomington
Indianapolis
Fort Wayne
Northwest
South Bend
Kokomo

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Bloomington

M.P.A.

Comparative and International Affairs
Economic Development
Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management
Information Systems
Local Government Management
Nonprofit Management
Policy Analysis
Public Financial Administration
Public Management
Specialized
Accelerated Master of Public Affairs

M.P.A. Joint Degrees

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Science in Environmental Science (M.P.A.–M.S.E.S.)
Master of Public Affairs–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.P.A.–J.D.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Central Eurasian Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures (M.P.A.–M.A.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Information Science (M.P.A.–M.I.S.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Journalism (M.P.A.–M.A.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Library Science (M.P.A.–M.L.S.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in West European Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)

M.S.E.S.

Applied Ecology
Pending: Environmental Management
Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment
Water Resources
Accelerated Master of Environmental Science

M.S.E.S. Joint Degrees

Master of Science in Environmental Science–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.S.E.S.–J.D.)
Master of Science in Environmental Science–Master of Arts in Biology (M.S.E.S.–M.A.)
Master of Science in Environmental Science–Master of Arts in Geography (M.S.E.S.–M.A.)
Master of Science in Environmental Science–Master of Science in Geography (M.S.E.S.–M.S.)
Master of Science in Environmental Science–Master of Science in Geological Sciences (M.S.E.S.–M.S.)
Master of Science in Environmental Science–Master of Arts in Journalism (M.S.E.S.–M.A.)

M.A. Arts Administration
Ph.D. Environmental Science
Public Affairs
Public Policy
Ph.D. Minors Environmental Studies
Nonprofit Management
Public Management
Regional Economic Development
Urban Affairs
Certificates

Hazardous Materials Management
Nonprofit Management
Public Budgeting and Financial Management
Public Management
Social Entrepreneurship

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Indianapolis

M.P.A. Criminal Justice
Environmental Management
Nonprofit Management
Policy Analysis
Public Management
M.P.A. Joint Degrees Master of Public Affairs—Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.P.A.—J.D.)
Master of Public Affairs—Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies (M.P.A.—M.A.)
M.H.A. Health Administration
M.H.A. Joint Degrees Master of Health Administration–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.H.A.–J.D.)
Master of Health Administration–Master of Business Administration (M.H.A.–M.B.A.)

Ph.D. Minor Nonprofit Management
Certificates

Executive Graduate Certificate in Library Management
Health Policy
Health Systems Management
Nonprofit Management
Public Management
Social Entrepreneurship

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Fort Wayne

M.P.A. Criminal Justice
Health Systems Administration
Public Management
M.P.M. Criminal Justice Administration and Policy
Health Systems Administration and Policy
Public Administration and Policy
Certificate Public Management

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Northwest

M.P.A. Criminal Justice
Health Services Administration
Human Services Administration
Public Management
Certificates Environmental Affairs
Nonprofit Management
Public Management

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South Bend

M.P.A. Governmental Administration and Policy
Health Systems Administration and Policy
Nonprofit Administration and Policy
Certificates Health Systems Management
Nonprofit Management
Public Management

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Kokomo

M.P.M. Public Management and Policy
Certificate Public Management

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SPEA Campus Offices

www.indiana.edu/~speaweb

Bloomington
Indianapolis
Fort Wayne
Northwest (Gary)
South Bend
Kokomo

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Bloomington

Graduate Programs
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University
SPEA 260
1315 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
telephone: (812) 855-2840
toll free: (800) 765-7755
fax: (812) 855-7802
e-mail: speainfo@indiana.edu
www.spea.indiana.edu

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Indianapolis

Graduate Programs
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Business/SPEA Building 3027
801 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5152
telephone: (317) 274-4656
toll free: (877) 292-9321
fax: (317) 274-5153
e-mail: speaga@iupui.edu
www.spea.iupui.edu

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Fort Wayne

School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
Neff 260
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
telephone: (260) 481-6351
fax: (260) 481-6346
e-mail: leinbacn@ipfw.edu

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Northwest (Gary)

School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408-1197
telephone: (219) 980-6695
fax: (219) 980-6737
e-mail: glordiii@iun.edu

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South Bend

School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634-7111
telephone: (574) 520-4592
fax: (574) 520-5514
e-mail: jherr@iusb.edu

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Kokomo

School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University Kokomo
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003
telephone: (765) 455-9417
e-mail: rdibie@iuk.edu

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Admission to Professional Graduate Programs

Procedure
Bloomington Campus Admissions
Indianapolis Campus (IUPUI) Admissions
Fort Wayne Campus (IPFW) Admissions
Northwest Campus (IUN) Admissions
South Bend Campus (IUSB) Admissions
Kokomo Campus (IUK) Admissions
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Procedure

Application
Information about graduate study, including literature and application materials, may be obtained from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs offices listed in the previous section of this bulletin or online.

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Bloomington Campus Admissions

Eligibility
For most programs, applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate programs of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. However, applicants to the M.S.E.S. or M.P.A.–M.S.E.S. programs are required to have a bachelor’s degree in a physical or life science, engineering, or a related field. Applicants to the M.S.E.S. or M.P.A.–M.S.E.S. should have completed courses in calculus, statistics, and chemistry with laboratory.

Application Submission
Applicants should apply to a degree or certificate program and request merit aid consideration as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment. Priority for admission and merit-based funding consideration for the fall term is given to students who complete their application file by February 1. However, international students must submit application materials by December 1. All applications must be received by May 1. Applications are accepted after that date on a case by case basis.

Admission
Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee for the appropriate degree. Applicants to all SPEA degree programs must do the following:

  1. Submit applications to the graduate program office. Application materials can be found at www.spea.indiana.edu.
  2. Submit complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  3. Pay a nonrefundable application fee to Indiana University.
  4. Submit three Application Reference Forms completed by individuals familiar with the applicant’s activities and potential to succeed in graduate work. It is recommended that two of the three be from academic sources.
  5. Submit a personal essay and include any supplemental materials that may further support a case for admission (i.e., resume).
  6. Submit proof of bachelor’s degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate course work at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesting to the award of a bachelor’s degree must be submitted before the student can enroll. Normally, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 = A) is the minimum for regular admission.


LSAT and GRE Requirements
Applicants for the M.P.A.–J.D. and M.S.E.S.–J.D. may submit LSAT (Law School Admission Test) scores in lieu of GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. Other degrees require the GRE. Information concerning the GRE is available from Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000, (609) 771-7670 or (866) 473-4373 and on the Web at www.gre.org. Information concerning the LSAT is available from Law School Admission Services, P.O. Box 2000, Newtown, PA 18940, (215) 968-1001.

Arts Administration Program
Students who have achieved outstanding undergraduate records in majors such as music, visual arts, theatre and drama, dance, or business administration will be considered for admission. Approximately 15-20 students are selected each year and may enter in the fall semester only.

Letters of inquiry and requests for application should be directed to the Arts Administration Program, SPEA 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-7006 or e-mailed to Susan Sandberg at sjsandbe@indiana.edu. Applications may be completed online at www.gradapp.indiana.edu/. Completed applications (those not completed online), transcripts, GRE scores, and all other correspondence related to admission should be sent to the address above. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 15.

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Indianapolis Campus (IUPUI) Admissions

Eligibility
For most programs, applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate programs of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Application Submission
Applicants should apply to a degree or certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment. All application forms must be completed and received by the SPEA Graduate Admissions Office at IUPUI before May 15 to attend the fall semester, before September 15 to attend the spring semester, and by March 15 to attend the summer sessions.

To receive priority attention for financial aid for the fall semester, send all Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and renewal forms to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services by February 1.

Graduate Assistantship
SPEA application priority date is February 1.

Admission
Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee for the appropriate degree. Applicants to all SPEA degree programs must do the following:

  1. 1.Submit applications to the graduate program office. Application materials can be found at www.spea.iupui.edu; select
    Prospective Students and click on APPLY for instructions and information.
  2. Pay a nonrefundable application fee to Indiana University.
  3. Read carefully the applicable sections in this bulletin for any specific program or campus admission requirements.
  4. Submit proof of bachelor’s degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate course work at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesting to the award of a bachelor’s degree must be submitted before the student can enroll.
  5. When applying to degree programs, Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.), or Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) required documentation includes:
    1. Online application, all sections completed.
    2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
    3. Three Application Reference Forms completed by faculty and professionals familiar with applicant’s activities and potential to succeed in graduate work. References are required for the M.P.A. and M.H.A. programs.
    4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores preferred. GMAT and LSAT scores will be considered.
    5. Resumes for the M.P.A. and M.H.A. programs are optional.
    6. Complete personal statement and departmental question sections on application.
    7. Supplemental questions in the application under departmental questions section.
  6. When applying to certificate programs the following documentation is required:
    1. Online application (GRE scores and references are not required).
    2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
    3. Complete personal statement and departmental question sections on application.
    4. Supplemental questions in the application under departmental questions section.
  7. International Students must apply to SPEA using the online application, complete the international section, and pay the nonrefundable international application fee (subject to change). SPEA will accept the same paper application that you have submitted to the Office of International Affairs (OIA), along with additional required SPEA documents, but the online application is preferable. You are required to provide TOEFL scores. International application priority deadlines: for fall semester apply by March 15; for spring semester apply by October 15. Visit the SPEA Web site at www.spea.iupui.edu or the OIA Web site for more information at www.international.iupui.edu.
LSAT and GRE Requirements
Applicants for the M.P.A.–J.D. may submit LSAT (Law School Admission Test) scores in lieu of GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. Other degrees require the GRE or GMAT. Information concerning the GRE is available from Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541, (609) 771-7670 or (866) 473-4373, and on the Web at www.gre.org. Information concerning the LSAT is available from Law School Admission Services, P.O. Box 2000, Newtown, PA 18940, (215) 968-1001.

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Fort Wayne Campus (IPFW) Admissions

Eligibility
Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate programs of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Application Submission
Applicants should apply to a degree or certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment. All application forms must be completed and received by the SPEA office at Fort Wayne.

Admission
Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants to all SPEA degree programs must do the following:

  1. Submit applications to the graduate program office.
  2. Submit complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  3. Pay a nonrefundable application fee to IPFW.
  4. Submit three Application Reference Forms completed by individuals familiar with the applicant’s activities and potential to succeed in graduate work. These forms are included in the application packet.
  5. Read carefully the applicable sections in this bulletin for any specific program or campus admission requirements.
  6. Submit proof of bachelor’s degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate course work at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesting to the award of a bachelor’s degree must be submitted before the student can enroll.
GRE Requirements
The M.P.A. and M.P.M. degrees require the GRE or GMAT. Information concerning the GRE is available from Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541, (609) 921-9000 and on the Web at www.gre.org. Call (260) 481-6600 to schedule the GRE examination at IPFW.

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Northwest Campus (IUN) Admissions

Eligibility
Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate programs of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Application Submission
Applicants should apply to a degree or certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment. Deadlines for applying for admission and for financial assistance may vary.

Admission
Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants to all SPEA degree programs must do the following:

  1. Submit applications to the graduate program office.
  2. Submit complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  3. Pay a nonrefundable application fee to Indiana University.
  4. Submit three Application Reference Forms completed by individuals familiar with the applicant’s activities and potential to succeed in graduate work. These forms are included in the application packet.
  5. Read carefully the applicable sections in this bulletin for any specific program or campus admission requirements.
  6. Submit proof of bachelor’s degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate course work at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesting to the award of a bachelor’s degree must be submitted before the student can enroll.
GRE Requirements
The M.P.A. degree requires the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Information concerning the GRE is available from Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541, (609) 771-7670 or (866) 473-4373, and on the Web at www.gre.org.

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South Bend Campus (IUSB) Admissions

Eligibility
Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate programs of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Application Submission
Applicants should apply to a degree or certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment. The Graduate Admissions Committee meets three times a year to consider applications for admission. To be considered in the August, December, or April meetings, applicants must have all materials in the SPEA recorder’s office by mid-July, November, or March, respectively.

Admission
Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants to all SPEA degree programs must do the following:

  1. Submit applications to the graduate program office.
  2. Submit complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  3. Pay a nonrefundable application fee to Indiana University.
  4. Submit three Application Reference Forms completed by individuals familiar with the applicant’s activities and potential to succeed in graduate work. These forms are included in the application packet.
  5. Read carefully the applicable sections in this bulletin for any specific program or campus admission requirements.
  6. Submit proof of bachelor’s degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate course work at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesting to the award of a bachelor’s degree must be submitted before the student can enroll.
GRE Requirements
The M.P.A. degree requires the GRE if the student’s undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Information concerning the GRE is available from Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541, (609) 771-7670 or (866) 473-4373, and on the Web at www.gre.org.

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Kokomo Campus (IUK) Admissions

Eligibility
Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate programs of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Minimum preferred requirements for admission include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0) or higher and a combined score of 1000 or more (verbal and quantitative) on the GRE or a total score of 500 on the GMAT.

Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in Public Management (G.C.P.M.) and on successful completion could apply to the Master of Public Management (M.P.M.) degree program. Students seeking admission to the G.C.P.M. do not need to take the GRE or GMAT test.

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended must be submitted with the completed application forms and a nonrefundable application fee.

Applications for the MPM program are processed on a year-round basis for admission in any academic semester.

Application Submission
Applicants should apply to a degree or certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment. All application forms must be completed and received by the SPEA office at Indiana University Kokomo.

Admission
Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants to all SPEA degree programs must do the following:

  1. Submit applications to the SPEA program office.
  2. Submit complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  3. Pay a nonrefundable application fee of $40 to IU Kokomo.
  4. Submit three Application Reference letters written by individuals familiar with the applicant’s activities and potential to succeed in graduate work.
  5. Read carefully the applicable sections in this bulletin for any specific program or campus admission requirements.
  6. Submit proof of bachelor’s degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate course work at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesting to the award of a bachelor’s degree must be submitted before the student can enroll.

GRE Requirements
The M.P.M. degree requires the GRE or GMAT. Information concerning the GRE is available from Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541, (609) 771-7670 or (866) 473-4373, and on the Web at www.gre.org.

For additional information regarding the application process, contact Dr. Karl Besel, SPEA Graduate Program Director at kbesel@iuk.edu or call 765-455-9539.

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Admission Status

Regular (Unconditional) Admission Status
Applicants have met all admission requirements for the specific degree program and enroll in accordance with the entry date contained in the application for admission.

Deferred Admission
Following notice of regular admission, applicants may defer enrollment for a maximum of one year. Transcripts of course work completed during the deferral period must be submitted, and the admissions committee may request additional letters of recommendation. Should the additional material prove unsatisfactory, the admission may be canceled. Applicants who fail to enroll within one year may need to reapply for admission.

Provisional Admission
On some campuses applicants may be admitted on a provisional basis if GRE or LSAT scores or prior grade point averages are below admission criteria. Provisional status is removed upon fulfillment of conditions stipulated by the respective degree program admissions committee.

Admission with Deficiencies
Applicants may be admitted with deficiencies on a case-by-case basis if they lack course work in certain foundation areas such as mathematics, economics, or statistics. Campus and degree policies may vary.

Nondegree Enrollment
Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree and who have not been admitted to the graduate program may enroll in SPEA courses as nondegree graduate students. Procedures may vary across campuses.

If nondegree students later wish to obtain SPEA graduate degrees, they must apply for admission to the specific degree program. Satisfactory performance as a non-degree student does not guarantee acceptance into a professional program.

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Academic Regulations

The following academic regulations of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs are applicable to all graduate programs. Additional campus-specific policies may also apply.

Confidentiality of Student Records
Student Rights
Student Responsibility
Applicability of Degree and Certificate Requirements
Residency Requirements—Master's and Certificate Programs
Residency Requirements—Doctoral Programs
Academic Standing
Academic Probation
Grading System
Incomplete
Withdrawals
Intercampus Transfer
Transfer of Credit
Credit Earned in IU Nondegree Status
Course Waivers
Program Deviations
Minimum Credit Hours
Academic Integrity
Academic Appeals

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Confidentiality of Student Records

In accordance with Indiana University regulations, student records are confidential and are available to other persons only under specific conditions as outlined in university regulations.

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Student Rights

Rights of students are included in a handbook available on each campus. Due process is followed in the event of disciplinary or other actions.

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Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for planning their own academic programs and for meeting the requirements for their degree or certificate programs. Faculty and academic advisors may assist students in meeting their responsibilities.

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Applicability of Degree and Certificate Requirements

Students may choose to complete either the specific degree and certificate requirements published in the appropriate bulletin at the time of entry into the university or those in the bulletin current at the time of graduation.

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Residency Requirements—Master's and Certificate Programs

The campus at which a student completes the majority of required course work will certify and award the degree or certificate, provided the campus is authorized to grant that degree or certificate. The student must have been admitted by the SPEA campus awarding the degree or certificate.

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Residency Requirements—Doctoral Programs

Students must obtain prior approval from the SPEA director of their specific doctoral program for any courses they propose to take at another Indiana University campus. The director of the Ph.D. program follows the policies of the University Graduate School relating to work done at Indiana University campuses other than Bloomington.

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Academic Standing

Students are considered to be in good standing during any semester in which their academic grade point average is at least 3.0 (B) for both their last semester’s course work and for the cumulative average of all course work completed. Only courses with grades of C (2.0) or above may be counted toward degree requirements. However, grades below C are used in computing the cumulative grade point average, even if a course is repeated and a higher grade is earned.

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Academic Probation

Students are placed on probation following a semester in which their cumulative or semester grade point average falls below 3.0. Students on probation or admitted provisionally are required to attain an average of at least 3.0 for all work completed by the end of the next semester. Failure to do so is cause for dismissal.

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Grading System

The official grading system of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs is as follows:

A = 4.0
D+ = 1.3
A- = 3.7
D = 1.0
B+ = 3.3
D- = 0.7
B = 3.0
I = Incomplete
B- = 2.7
F = Failed
C+ = 2.3
W = Withdrawn
C = 2.0
R = Deferred
C- = 1.7
NR = No grade reported

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Incomplete

A grade of Incomplete must be removed within the time specified by the instructor of the course; if not, the grade automatically changes to an F one calendar year after the Incomplete was given.

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Withdrawals

Because deadlines for withdrawal from courses may vary by campus and/or school, students should check with the current campus Schedule of Classes to verify deadlines and procedures.

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Intercampus Transfer

Students enrolled in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at any campus of Indiana University may transfer to SPEA on another campus, provided they are in good standing.

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Transfer of Credit

A maximum of 9 credit hours of appropriate graduate course work with grades of B (3.0) or higher (only 6 credit hours for the Master of Health Administration program) may be transferred from degree programs of other academic units within Indiana University or other accredited colleges and universities and applied to SPEA master’s-level degree programs. The transfer must be approved by the appropriate graduate program director.

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Credit Earned in IU Nondegree Status

Not more than 12 hours of graduate credit completed as a nondegree student may be credited toward a SPEA graduate degree. Not more than 9 hours of SPEA graduate credit earned as a nondegree student may be credited toward SPEA certificate programs.

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Course Waivers

Requests for waiver of specific courses or requirements on the basis of previous course work are to be submitted in writing to the appropriate faculty member or program director.

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Program Deviations

Requests for deviation from SPEA programs or school requirements are granted only by written approval from an academic advisor and a campus or program director. Disposition by the SPEA program or campus director is final.

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Minimum Credit Hours

To qualify for the M.P.A., M.H.A., or M.S.E.S. degree, students must complete a minimum of 24 of the required 48-51 credit hours of graduate SPEA courses at Indiana University. Credit granted to transfer students and those exercising the Mid-Career Option or the Prior Professional Experience does not reduce the number of courses taken in SPEA below this 24 credit hour minimum.

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Academic Integrity

Academic integrity requires that students take credit only for their own ideas and efforts. Misconduct, including cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, or facilitating academic dishonesty, is prohibited because it undermines the bonds of trust and cooperation among members of this community and between us and those who may depend on our knowledge and integrity. Complete details are contained in the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Students on the Fort Wayne campus should refer to the IPFW Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

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Academic Appeals

Students may appeal academic decisions made by SPEA faculty members. Attempts to resolve such issues should be made first at the class/instructor level. If necessary, written appeals should be submitted to relevant program directors. Appeals must be submitted before the last day of classes in the semester following the point at which the events in question occurred.

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