EMP 700 B. Williams 1 crediT
Master and Doctorate Program students.
During the first period of enrollment, all Master students and all Doctoral students must participate in the Program Planning course with the Dean. If you are intending to apply transfer credits and prior learning credits to your degree program, this will be reviewed during this initial communication with the Dean. Please note that the transfer credits and prior learning credits are only registered after a minimum number of credits have been completed, 15 credits at the Master level and 21 credits at the Doctorate level and then only registered in your program in the last semester of your degree program.
NOTE: In this required first course students are invited to attend a 3-day residential. This is encouraged, but not required. This residential brings students together as a graduate group. If possibilities apply, students are encouraged and supported by administration to continue to convene as study groups.
This is the first required Dean-Student communication which all students complete during their first semester of enrollment and prior to beginning any course. The student should work closely with Dean and faculty members to develop a planned program of course study, which will be achievable and thereby finalize their program schedule and timeline.
The Program Planning course communication is carried out through an ongoing dialogue with the Dean and Committee Chair. The essential outcome for the course is the completion of the formal Program Schedule, which establishes the program elements and the timeline for completion of the Master or Doctorate degree. During the course communication students will be asked to read assigned textual materials including the University Program Catalog and the Energy Medicine University website and to participate in dialogue with the Dean and Committee Chair. This is the appropriate forum for discussing general required program prerequisites. This is the time to explore the acceptability of course transfers and the approval of course waivers and to discuss elements of work experience and non-college training which might be eligible to receive college equivalency credit. This is also the stage at which ideas are discussed regarding the program courses and the final project as well discussing ideas related to special student-designed courses and individualization of course assignments across the degree program. Students will also be guided in the selection of materials to guide their scholarly writing, manuscript preparation, and literature search and study skills.
The student is required to have basic computer literary for the degree program communications. Basic proficiency in computer skills will be assessed and necessary skill level will be taught. If additional technical skill level is needed the student may choose to be hourly fee tutored in computer proficiency by the university technology manager or may choose to procure their own private computer tutor.