Viterbo University’s graduate studies programs.
This catalog has
been prepared to acquaint you with the five graduate programs at Viterbo,
especially regarding topics pertinent to all the programs such as requirements,
admission processes, registration, tuition, student services, and university policies
and procedures. You are invited to consult relevant sections of the university
Web pages for more detailed information, particularly sections about
requirements for completing the Viterbo University masters degree.
Viterbo University is accredited by:
- The Higher Learning Commission, a
commission of the North Central Association, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois
60604-1411, 800-621-7440 (V); 312-263-7462 (F); firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org
- Association of Collegiate Business
Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park,
KS 66213, (913) 339-9356; www.acbsp.org
- Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and
Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000,
Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 312-899-5400; http://www.eatright.org/students/education/accreditedprograms.aspx
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530,
Washington, DC 20036; 202-887-6791; www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation/
- Council on Social Work Education, 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500,
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457; 703-683-8080; www.cswe.org
- National Association of Schools of
Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21,
Reston, VA 20190-5248; 703-437-0700; http://nasm.arts-accredit.org
- National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite
500, Washington, DC 20036; 202-466-7496; www.ncate.org/
Other Approvals and Recognitions
- Its chemistry
program is approved by the American Chemical Society.
- The nursing
program is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing for the licensure
of registered nurses.
- The education program is recognized by the Iowa Department of
Education and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the
certification of teachers in the elementary and secondary schools and for the
training of veterans.
- Viterbo University is recognized and approved by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to offer degree programs in education.
- Viterbo University is recognized and approved by the Iowa State
Board of Education for the K-12 Principal licensure/Supervisor of Special Education (189) and is recognized approved by
the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to offer the following endorsements:
Early Childhood (106), Middle School (182), Reading Teacher (148,149) and the
Reading Specialist (176), and Talented and Gifted (107).
- Viterbo University
is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher
Education pursuant to Minnesota Statues, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71.
Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the
institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
University offers the following graduate degrees:
- Master of Arts in Education
- Master of Arts in Servant Leadership
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Mental Health
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
Associate Degree Programs
Bachelor Degree Programs
Mission, Vision, Identity
History of Viterbo University
Campus Facilities and Grounds
Mission of Graduate Studies
Graduate Student Expectations
1. Learn research methods,
ethical dimensions, and historical knowledge bases of the discipline.
2. Provide accurate and honest
reporting of research results.
3. Read, reflect, research and
write critically in a disciplined manner.
4. Dedicate the appropriate time
and energy to accomplishing academic excellence and completing the degree in a
5. Learn the historical and
theoretical context of the discipline.
6. Generate new ideas and ways
of viewing things.
7. Discover new ways of serving
8. Initiate inquiry to advance
your understanding of the discipline.
11. Develop personal and
professional accountability in both theory and praxis.
12. Understand and practice GPAE
policies and procedures, specific program requirements, and standards of performance
established by the specific discipline(s).
13. Behave in a professional and mature nature in all interactions with
faculty, staff and other students.
14. Create an ethos of collegiality and collaboration through high
levels of contribution and participation.
15. Demonstrate a commitment to the common good.
16. Participate in the university community to the
17. Develop, to the extent possible, a broad
network of professional relations.
9. Exercise the utmost integrity
in all facets of the graduate program.
10. Commit to the personal &
professional development of virtue and character.
18. Contribute to the University’s
and the program’s mission as appropriate.
19. Develop a disciplined approach
to integrating mind, body and spirit.
21. Apply ethical leadership
humbly and diligently.
Academic Integrity as a Graduate Student
Violations of academic integrity at the graduate
level can be either intentional or unintentional; however, even unintentional
violations are subject to disciplinary action. (See Academic Integrity
Policy.) The following are some examples
of how students can avoid academic misconduct:
how to cite sources properly. There are several excellent guides to proper
citation available in the Viterbo University library and bookstore. Students
should always ask in advance if they are uncertain which citation style is required.
in doubt as to whether to cite or not cite a source, the rule of thumb is to
make the citation. Students should ask the professor if they are unsure about
what is acceptable and what is not. In general, it is better to err on the side
of over-citation than under-citation.
careful and complete notes when conducting research, and keep the notes in case
the work’s integrity is challenged. Also keep copies of successive drafts of
work to keep track of the revisions made.
should make sure they understand the professor’s expectations about
collaborating with others in the course or on a given assignment. Students
should not assume that because collaboration was permitted on one assignment it
is permitted on another. And students should not assume that each professor has
the same standards; students should be sure to understand what “collaboration”
means in each. The professor should be asked, if there is uncertainty about the
time. Most students who commit academic misconduct were tempted to do so when
the deadline for an assignment was approaching, and they were unprepared and
made a bad choice. If students run into unforeseen obstacles in completing an assignment
and need more time, ask the professor for more time. Students should not take
short cuts or call into question their integrity for one course or one
assignment. The Academic Resource Center offers time management workshops that
can help students with those skills.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
University values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff
from diverse backgrounds. Viterbo University does not discriminate on the basis
of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or
ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the administration of
educational policies, programs, or activities; admission policies; scholarship
or loan awards; athletic, or other university administered programs; or
employment. The Office of Human Resources has been designated to handle
inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy and may be contacted at
Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601; 608-796-3930.