PRP 3223 - Graduate Degree Programs

Issued by: JoAnne S. Growney
Acting Provost and VPAA
Effective Date: June, 1984

  1. The only graduate degree programs that may be offered by Bloomsburg University are those approved by the external and internal program approval degree programs. Only those programs listed as active may have students in them. Those listed as inactive are of three types:
    (a) those which have never been activated;
    (b) those which have been deactivated but have students still working in them;
    (c) those which have been deactivated and have no students still working in them. In order to be reactivated, a program must go through the internal program approval process (see 3232).
  2. Unless indicated otherwise in the footnotes, the official external approval for the degree programs listed is based on the omnibus list of programs attached to the letter from John C. Pittenger, Secretary of Education, to James H. McCormick, President of Bloomsburg State College, dated September 1, 1976.
  3. In addition to the degree programs listed below, the university is also authorized "to offer a master's degree option, namely the M.Ed., M.A. and/or the M.S. degree for those areas which have already been approved for one of the aforementioned degrees". Degree programs established under this authority must be approved by the internal approval process. (Letter from John C. Pittenger, Secretary of Education, to all State College Presidents, March 16, 1973.)
  4. The program nomenclature indicated below is the official Bloomsburg University nomenclature which must be used on the student's academic record and on all brochures, catalogues, and other materials. When abbreviations are developed, the official abbreviation of a nomenclature shall be indicated by underlining the letters not part of the abbreviation.
  5. The program nomenclature indicated in column five, "Options Within Major", have been approved by the internal approval process. They are primarily for advisement purposes but also appear on the student's academic record as information items.
  6. The footnotes give additional information in complex situation.
  7. The six-digit code in column seven is the "Classification of Instructional Programs" code assigned to degree programs through the external approval process.
  8. All graduate degree programs are under the general jurisdiction of the School of Graduate Studies. The Dean of Graduate Studies works cooperatively with Department Chairpersons and College Deans in executing degree programs. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs shall settle any disputes not otherwise resolved.
  9. The abbreviations used below are as follows:

Column two:

  • MA = Master of Arts
  • MS = Master of Science
  • MSN = Master of Science in Nursing
  • MBA = Master of Business Administration
  • MED = Master of Education

Column three: A = Active, I= Inactive (Ia = Never Activated; Ib = Deactivated but with students still working in them; Ic = Fully Deactivated.)

Column Seven: CIP = Classification of Instructional Programs