Graduate School of Library and Information Science
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science offers two master’s degree programs: the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree (MLIS), which prepares students for professional positions in libraries and information service environments, and the Master of Science in Knowledge Management (MSKM), which prepares students for careers in information management and analyses in the corporate, not-for-profit, and consulting arenas. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science also offers a PhD in library and information science.
Accelerated Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science/Master of Library and Information Science and Post-Baccalaureate Knowledge Management Certificate
Seniors at Dominican University, with the written consent of their academic dean and the dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, may be permitted to take up to six semester hours of course work in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. It is recommended that students take one course per semester in their senior year.
These six hours may be applied to both the BA or BS degree and the MLIS degree, thereby reducing the time required to complete the MLIS degree. Students interested in studies in knowledge management may apply for the post-baccalaureate certificate requiring the completion of four courses. Information on these programs may be obtained from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Brennan School of Business
The Brennan School of Business offers flexible master’s degree programs. Evening, weekend and online courses can lead to the completion of the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Accounting degrees.
The Brennan School of Business offers several cooperative programs that make it possible for a student to complete two degrees in a shorter time than if they were earned separately. In these dual-degree programs, the student is simultaneously enrolled in two programs with some course work common to both programs. Upon successful completion of both programs, the student will receive two separate degrees. These degrees include MBA/JD with The John Marshall Law School, MBA/MLIS with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican, the MBA/MSW with the Graduate School of Social Work at Dominican, and the BA/MBA or BS/MBA with undergraduate work at Dominican.
BA/MBA or BS/MBA with Dominican University Rosary College of Arts and Sciences
Qualified students may be able to complete the bachelor’s degree and the Master of Business Administration degree in a total of five calendar years. During the undergraduate program, the equivalent of the six MBA foundation courses may be taken. Students are encouraged to apply to the BA/MBA or BS/MBA before the end of their junior year. Accepted students may enroll in two MBA courses during their senior year, one course each semester, and credit will be given toward the undergraduate degree. The remaining 10 graduate business courses may be taken upon completion of their undergraduate degree.
For more information on these programs, please contact the Brennan School of Business at business.dom.edu or (708) 524-6810.
School of Education
The School of Education offers evening and summer graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in Special Education, Master of Science in early childhood education, Master of Arts in Educational Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Education: curriculum and instruction; Master of Arts in Education: reading specialist, English as a second language, and bilingual endorsements.
BA/MEd or BS/MEd
(Early Childhood Education)
Undergraduate students interested in becoming certified early childhood teachers have the option of applying for the combined BA/MEd or BS/MEd. This program allows candidates to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Education degree with Type 04 (Early Childhood) certification in approximately five years. Candidates complete a BA or a BS program in a state-approved undergraduate major and begin the graduate program in early childhood education the semester after graduation from the undergraduate program.
As undergraduates, candidates must complete Education 200 or be accepted into the undergraduate teacher education program. Candidates must also take ECED 300, 301, and 386 as part of their undergraduate program. Candidates apply for the combined BA/MEd or BS/MEd program no later than the second semester of their junior year. Once accepted into the combined program, candidates are eligible to take two graduate-level courses in the MEd early childhood program during their senior year. The remainder of the program is completed following graduation from the undergraduate college. For more information on this program, contact the director of the graduate and undergraduate early childhood education programs.
BA/MS SPED or BS/MS SPED Program
(With Special Education Certification: Learning Behavior Specialist I)
Undergraduate students interested in becoming certified special education teachers have the opportunity to apply for the combined BA/MS SPED or BS/MS SPED program. This program allows candidates to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science in Special Education with Type 10 Learning Behavior Specialist I certification in special education in approximately five and one-half to six years. Qualified candidates complete their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program with an undergraduate major and begin the graduate program in the semester following their graduation from the undergraduate program. Students interested in the combined BA/MS SPED or BS/MS SPED program may also choose to seek certification in elementary or secondary education at the undergraduate level or choose to work only toward certification in special education (completed at the graduate level).
During their undergraduate program, candidates take Education 200, apply for acceptance into the teacher education program and, if accepted, take the foundation courses in education. They then apply for the combined BA/MS SPED or BS/MS SPED program in their junior year. If accepted, they may enroll in one graduate special education program course each semester of their senior year. The remaining graduate course work is taken in the semesters following their undergraduate graduation. For more information on this program, contact the director of the graduate program in special education.
BA/MAT or BS/MAT
This program is designed for Dominican undergraduate students who wish to complete courses for elementary or secondary certification as part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program. The program is designed to be completed in five and one-half to six years. During the undergraduate program, candidates complete all course work required for the undergraduate degree and then take graduate education courses toward certification. In some cases, candidates may begin to take graduate education courses during their senior year of undergraduate studies. Students who wish to select this program must apply for the program in their junior year of undergraduate studies.
School of Leadership and Continuing Studies
The School of Leadership and Continuing Studies offers a Master of Arts in Family Ministry degree. This hybrid program, led by an outstanding faculty, combines face-to-face classroom learning with three 10-day summer intensives (in residence) over three summers and online learning during the fall and spring semesters. This design creates a community of learners who will support and challenge one another during the academic year, and it honors the life commitments of adult learners. It also allows students living at a distance to participate in the summer intensive courses starting on Friday and ending the following Sunday. Reasonably priced on-campus housing and meals are available.
Graduate School of Social Work
The Graduate School of Social Work—centered in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition and committed to truth, compassion, empowerment, and social justice—prepares professional social workers for globally focused, family-centered practice with diverse, oppressed, at-risk populations through rigorous education, practice, research, and service.
This concentration offers a wide variety of field work experiences including schools, hospitals, family service agencies, and geriatric settings, as well as planning and community development agencies. These options offer opportunities to practice social work at the micro or clinical level as well as at the macro or social development level. The available field sites span the Chicago downtown area and surrounding suburbs. Additionally, in the final semester of the program students have the option to participate in an international field placement abroad.
Dominican’s MSW program offers a flexible schedule of day and night courses available for both full-time and part-time students. Students with a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program can enter the MSW program as an advanced standing student. These students can complete the MSW in nine months as a full-time advanced-standing student or in two years as a part-time advanced standing student. Students who do not hold a BSW degree will be required to complete the regular MSW program as a two year full-time student or as a three-or four-year part-time student. For more information about the MSW program, please send your request to email@example.com or call (708) 366-3463.