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Graduate Programs

Outstanding students wishing to continue their education may begin graduate work after the completion of their bachelor’s degrees. Many master’s degree programs require applicants to take standardized national examinations.  The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program requires students to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as part of the admission process. To be considered for admission to either program, a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution is required.

Master's Degrees

Master of Business Administration

The M.B.A program at Columbus is a 45-credit-hour general management degree program. Courses are sequenced to maximize learning potential while balancing the work load to accommodate the needs of working students. To be considered for admission, a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution is required.  If applicable, the student may be required to submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and/or take the IUPUC language examination.

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

The curriculum of the MA in Mental Health Counseling program meets the criteria for the education requirement for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in the State of Indiana. Information about Indiana LMHC licensure requirements can be viewed at the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Program Mission

The MA in Mental Health Counseling program at IUPUC trains effective, ethical, and culturally competent counselors who hold a strong identity as professional mental health counselors. Our students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to:

  • Significantly contribute to the profession of mental health counseling through active participation in professional organizations and continued professional development.
  • Exhibit the essential counseling skills and processes in order to provide effective, collaborative and culturally competent services to diverse clients in a variety of settings through a strengths-based approach to personal development and wellness.
  • Engage in ethical practices that provide evidence-based counseling and evaluation services.
  • Cultivate a relevant area of practice/specialization while incorporating the latest advances in communication and technology.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The IUPUC MSN program currently consists of the Family Nurse Practitioner program with plans for growth in the near future.  The Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a hybrid program with two on-campus face-to-face meetings per class per semester. The program consists of four “core courses” which include advanced nursing leadership, advanced nursing theory, measurement and data analysis, advanced nursing research and dynamics of the family healthcare. The “core courses” are followed with the three “Ps”, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced physical assessment. The diagnostic reasoning course follows the three “Ps” and combines didactic content with 75 hours of clinical to prepare the MSN-FNP student for the three semesters of clinical work.  Family Nurse Practitioner courses I, II, and III combine didactic content along with 175 hours of clinical per semester (a total of 600 clinical hours) to meet CCNE guidelines for the student to qualify for completion of the MSN-FNP program and to sit for the AACN or the AANP certification exam.

     The IUPUC MSN-FNP program is completed over 3 years with the summer semester of the first academic year free of coursework.  The IUPUC MSN-FNP program allows students to work in rural communities close to their home and workplace. This provides an opportunity for these students to network in their own communities for potential future job placement.