Page 1

C AL POLY

GR ADUAT E EDUCAT ION

G R A D. C A L P O LY. E D U


INTRODUC TION Welcome to Graduate Education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Our primary goal is to provide an opportunity for students to extend their undergraduate learning through offering masters, certificate and credential programs. Embracing our polytechnic foundation, our programs integrate the advancement of knowledge as well as the practical implementation skills required for students to enter the workforce ready to immediately provide value in their professional careers. In addition, our graduate programs support the teacher-scholar model embraced by Cal Poly and allow faculty to balance their commitment to teaching along with their interests in basic and applied research. We strive to balance the process of discovery and practical applications through hands-on experiences and partnerships with industry cohorts. We desire to extend the community we serve beyond California and explore opportunities to craft study programs that meet the needs of our national and international citizens. There are over 40 graduate master’s programs outlined in this catalog, organized by the Colleges that support the degrees offered. Our graduate programs embrace intellectual entrepreneurship, bringing ideas and people together in a synergistic way that enables us to develop students who are citizen-scholars and faculty who are teacher-scholars. Entrepreneurship encourages risk taking within the scientific discovery process; it embraces both knowing and creative doing which enables us to bring ideas and people together to create change. I believe that giving our students the opportunity to participate in multi-disciplinary learning experiences will promote integrative thinking and social responsibility, which are critical skills necessary to solve the global problems our society faces today. Richard Savage, Ph.D. Director of Graduate Education

TABLE OF CONTENTS

4

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

9

M.S. in Agricultural Education M.S. in Agriculture with Specialization in: Animal Science BioResource & Agricultural Systems Crop Science Dairy Products Technology Environmental Horticultural Science Food Science & Nutrition Irrigation Plant Protection Science Recreation Parks & Tourism Management Soil Science M.S. in Forestry Sciences MPS in Dairy Products Technology

College of Architecture & Environmental Design

2

M.S. in Architecture Specialization in Architectural Engineering MCRP in City & Regional Planning MCRP/M.S. in Engineering Specialization in Transportation Planning


TABLE OF CONTENTS

11

College of Engineering

16

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering M.S. in Biomedical Engineering Specialization in Regenerative Medicine M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering M.S. in Computer Science M.S. in Electrical Engineering M.S. in Engineering with Specialization in: Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering Integrated Technology Management Water Engineering M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering M.S. in Industrial Engineering M.S. in Mechanical Engineering MBA/M.S. in Engineering Management MCRP/M.S. in Engineering Specialization in Transportation Planning

25

Graduate Certificates

26

Professional Certificate Programs

College of Liberal Arts

18

Fire Protection Engineering in: Science Applications

M.A. in English M.A. in History M.S. in Printed Electronics & Functional Imaging M.S. in Psychology MPP in Public Policy

Business Analytics Construction Management Printed Electronics & Functional Imaging Systems Integration Engineering

KEY M.A. – Master of Arts MBA – Master of Business Administration MCRP – Master of City & Regional Planning MPP – Master of Public Policy MPS – Master of Professional Studies M.S. – Master of Science

College of Science and Mathematics M.A. or M.S. in Biological Sciences Specialization in Regenerative Medicine M.S. in Kinesiology M.S. in Mathematics M.S. in Polymers & Coating Science

20

School of Education M.A. in Education with Specialization in: Counseling & Guidance Curriculum & Instruction Educational Leadership & Administration Special Education

22

Orfalea College of Business M.S. in Accounting with Specialization in: Taxation Financial Accounting MBA in Business Administration with Specialization in: General Management Graphic Communication Document Systems Management Architecture Management Landscape Architecture Management M.S. in Business Analytics M.S. in Economics MBA/M.S. in Engineering Management

3


COLLEGE OF AGRICULT URE , FOOD & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES M.S. in Agricultural Education COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES WEBSITE: www.cafes.calpoly.edu E-MAIL: cafes@calpoly.edu PHONE: 805-756-2161

Agricultural Science Building Building 11, Room 211

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education program prepares candidates for positions as teachers of agricultural education in public schools. The degree is a non-thesis, terminal program that provides practitioners with opportunities for professional development. At least one year of successful high school or community college teaching is required for completion of this degree program. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

Agriculture: Specialization in Animal Science Courses in animal husbandry date back to Cal Poly’s very first classes offered in 1903. Today, the department offers students the opportunity to apply the principles of animal biology, molecular biology and other life sciences to a variety of species including farm animals, exotic animals, laboratory animals, as well as their own pets. The Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Animal Science provides students with an interdisciplinary, science-based curriculum, in which students develop basic scientific knowledge, apply that knowledge to a research project, then write and defend a thesis. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

Agriculture: Specialization in BioResource & Agricultural Systems Students have the opportunity to focus their Master of Science in Agriculture program on the application of bioresource and agricultural systems. Graduates will be prepared to enter a career in a variety of areas including production agriculture, consulting, regulatory compliance, equipment sales and technical support. Topics include agricultural and food processing waste management, renewable energy, California production agriculture and food systems, precision agriculture, and automation and mechanization in agriculture. The multidisciplinary nature of these programs will allow students to select electives in departments throughout the university with adviser approval. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

Agriculture: Specialization in Crop Science The Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Crop Science is intended for students with undergraduate preparation in plant agriculture and/or plant science. Current research is focused primarily in applied fruit crop physiology, vegetable breeding and physiology, sustainable fruit and vegetable production, post-harvest technology including sustainable packaging and packaging safety, and integrated pest management. 4

CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS


Agriculture: Specialization in Dairy Products Technology The Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Dairy Products Technology is an applied program for students who desire to use their academic preparation in food science and nutrition, dairy science, microbiology, chemistry, engineering, biochemistry and related fields to address applied research questions of impact to the field of dairy science and technology. Students have the opportunity to work on funded research projects of the Dairy Products Technology Center and interact with multidisciplinary teams of scientists from around the world. Cal Poly has been one of the primary training campuses for people entering or in dairy foods industry careers, boasting one of the most up-to-date dairy product technology facilities at an academic institution in the United States. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

Agriculture: Specialization in Environmental Horticultural Science The Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Environmental Horticultural Science is intended for students with undergraduate preparation in horticulture and/or plant science. Current research is focused primarily in applied plant physiology, nursery and potted plant production, sustainable landscape development and maintenance, and integrated pest management. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

5


COLLEGE OF AGRICULT URE , FOOD & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Agriculture: Specialization in Food Science & Nutrition The Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Food Science and Nutrition is intended for students with undergraduate preparation in food science, nutrition, or other science-based curricula. Research areas within the program vary with faculty expertise and interest; though interests vary, some areas of expertise include food safety, food and beverage product development, sustainable food processing, dietary patterns, social determinants of health, and epidemiology. Graduates are prepared for further study in doctoral programs or for responsible positions in nutrition and food industries. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

Agriculture: Specialization in Irrigation The Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Irrigation program requires that applicants have successfully completed at least one undergraduate class in general irrigation, soil science, crop science, calculus, and hydraulics. The program allows students to gain deeper knowledge of each of these subjects, thereby preparing graduates for positions within the agricultural professional community. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

Agriculture: Specialization in Plant Protection Science Approximately one-third of the world’s food crops are destroyed each year by insects, rodents, disease and other pest organisms. Finding ways to reduce these losses is the challenge of the Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Plant Protection Science. This program provides students the opportunity to conduct field and/or laboratory research with corporate stakeholders for career enhancement while also providing a deeper understanding of crop production principles, ecology, biotechnology, pesticide toxicology, and environmental science. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

6


Agriculture: Specialization in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Management The Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management provides students with advanced study in order to prepare graduates for management positions in the leisure industry or to pursue a career in higher education. The program currently focuses on applied social science research with faculty specializing in the following emphasis areas: tourism planning (to include adventure, food, sustainable, and wine tourism), special event management, park and recreation resource management, human dimensions of natural resources, community recreation, sport management, youth development, and outdoor recreation management (outdoor education and leadership). Students in the M.S. in Agriculture with a specialization in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management will gain key learning outcomes such as leisure theories, statistical analysis, research design and implementation, current issues and trends in recreation, parks, and tourism, and leadership, management and operations directly related to the students’ focus. Students specify a specific area of interest to guide their thesis. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

Agriculture: Specialization in Soil Science The Master of Science in Agriculture, Specialization in Soil Science provides graduate level knowledge and skills for soils interpretation and management; for teaching, or for continuation into a Ph.D. program. Department facilities include modern instrumentation, laboratories, and a glasshouse; in addition, students have access to several thousand acres of agricultural, forest, and range lands. Graduates meet educational requirements for professional certification by the American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils, and as Certified Professional Erosion and Sediment Control Specialists.

C AL POLY GROW N Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is renowned for its unique Learn By Doing approach to academic instruction. Our students enroll in courses—termed enterprise projects—that allow them the opportunity to directly participate in the production, care, harvesting and marketing of organic vegetables on our campus farm. This “field to fork” experience teaches students valuable lessons in production agriculture that make our students work-ready and knowledgeable citizens.

CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

7


COLLEGE OF AGRICULT URE , FOOD & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES M.S. in Forestry Sciences The Master of Science in Forestry Sciences provides students the opportunity to transcend job-specific skills and knowledge; building their understanding of a variety of objectives, including ecosystem management, watershed hydrology, and urban and community forestry. In addition to providing a solid foundation of forest science understanding, the program also prepares graduate students for further study in forest science, potentially leading to a Ph.D. at another institution. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

MPS in Dairy Products Technology After successfully completing the one year Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology, students will be able to demonstrate mastery of the technical foundation knowledge necessary to enter a management role in large-scale global dairy foods manufacturing organizations, employ leadership principles in management, apply critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems, evaluate alternatives, synthesize solutions, and predict outcomes in a large dairy food production environment. Students will also develop a strong awareness of the dairy food industry’s place in society and can apply that awareness to formulate plans that benefit their company and society. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

8


COLLEGE OF ARCHITEC T URE & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

M.S. in Architecture The Master of Science in Architecture is research focused and provides an opportunity to prepare graduates for specialist and consultation positions in the broad field of Environmental Design within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Each specialization within the Architecture program encompasses a wide range of potential study topics that may be selected for in-depth research. Such specializations include Innovating Material Practice and Sustainable Architecture.

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN WEBSITE: www.caed.calpoly.edu E-MAIL: caed@calpoly.edu PHONE: 805-756-1311

Architecture & Environmental Design Building 5, Room 212

CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

Architecture: Specialization in Architectural Engineering The Architectural Engineering Specialization was developed for those individuals interested in strengthening their understanding of structural behavior, becoming more familiar with the relationship between structures, architecture, and construction, plus becoming familiar with current design and analysis trends in the structural engineering profession. This program is ideal for continuing engineering students and for individuals who have graduated and wish to re-enter academia after gaining valuable work experience. For those students still enrolled at Cal Poly SLO, there is an option to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master of Science with an Architectural Engineering Specialization simultaneously. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR PROJECT

9


COLLEGE OF ARCHITEC T URE & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN MCRP in City & Regional Planning The Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) is an applied, comprehensive, and professionally-based program that is open to students with high standards of academic achievement who wish to pursue careers in city and regional planning. It is structured to prepare graduates to function in a general context of city planning, as well as in an area of special emphasis. Two such principle areas of study include Urban Development and Design and Environmental Planning. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS, PROJECT, OR EX AM

Engineering: Specialization in Transportation Planning The MCRP/M.S. in Engineering, Specialization in Transportation Planning program is a concurrent degree between the College of Engineering and the City and Regional Planning department of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Participation in the program requires enrollment in both colleges. Participants successfully completing the program are awarded both the MCRP and the M.S. in Engineering, each with a Specialization in Transportation Planning. The major objectives of this joint program are to provide an interdisciplinary graduate program, combining elements of transportation planning with city and regional planning. This offers students a broad background in urban studies and knowledge of contemporary environmental issues. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR PROJECT

10


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering prepares students for entry into the field of aerospace engineering. Two versions of the master’s program are available: M.S. in Aerospace Engineering with Specialization in Research or M.S. in Aerospace Engineering with Specialization in Space Systems Engineering. Both versions of the program promote competency in advanced mathematics, science, and aerospace engineering knowledge, while simultaneously supporting awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, global and contemporary issues related to aerospace, and the rapid advancement of modern technology.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING WEBSITE: www.ceng.calpoly.edu PHONE: 805-756-2131

Engineering IV Building 192, Room 301

CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR PROJECT

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is wellsuited for those individuals who desire depth in engineering application to living systems, with a strong pragmatic and rigorous, hands-on educational experience. The program aims to provide graduates with a broad-based advanced education in engineering coupled with applied biology that will prepare graduates for the many diverse career opportunities of life science, including preparation for further study of advanced design in bio-systems and/or medicine. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR PROJECT

11


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Biomedical Engineering: Specialization in Regenerative Medicine The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Specialization in Regenerative Medicine program prepares students for careers in regenerative medicine and related fields. Specifically, our graduates are prepared for immediate employment in regenerative medicine, biotechnology, or medical technology companies, as well as research specialists/laboratory managers at universities or research institutes. Program graduates are also well-prepared to matriculate into bioengineering doctoral programs or graduate programs in the health profession. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering provides students with job-entry education for the more complex areas of engineering, such as research and development, innovative design, systems analysis and design, and engineering management. The program offers updating opportunities for practicing engineers and graduate preparation for further study in engineering, that lead to advanced degrees. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR EX AM

M.S. in Computer Science The Master of Science in Computer Science offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in software engineering, computer architecture, programming languages, theory of computing, operating systems, database systems, distributed computing, computer networks, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

M.S. in Electrical Engineering The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering serves students and practicing engineers seeking job-entry education for areas of engineering such as research and development, innovative design, systems analysis and design, and engineering management. The program also provides updating and upgrading opportunities for practicing engineers as well as graduate preparation for further study in engineering, leading to a Ph.D. degree. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR EX AM

12


Engineering: Specialization in Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering The Master of Science in Engineering, Specialization in Bioengineering or Biomedical provides students with interdisciplinary exposure in a burgeoning field. Rooted in a strong engineering exposure, the curriculum allows students to pursue applied biotechnical research in practical, interdisciplinary settings. Students and faculty are concerned with the design, analysis, integration and operation of engineered materials and engineered systems in biological applications. Typical areas of study include bioinstrumentation, bioelectric signals and communication, remediation, and bioindustrial systems. CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT

Engineering: Specialization in Integrated Technology Management The Master of Science in Engineering, Specialization in Integrated Technology Management provides students with a professional degree for those who intend to become practicing engineers. The program also promotes education for the interdisciplinary areas of engineering, such as research and development, innovative design, systems analysis and design, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, manufacturing, mechatronics, and engineering management. Many of the program courses involve actual integrated problems or opportunities from industries in a collaborative learning environment.

DID YOU KNOW? With 5,000 engineering and computer science students, 13 undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs, Cal Poly has one of the West’s largest engineering colleges—and it is set in one of the nation’s most beautiful locations.

CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT

13


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Engineering: Specialization in Water Engineering The Master of Science in Engineering, Specialization in Water Engineering program is available to civil, environmental, and agricultural engineering students. The program of study includes water, water transmission, water treatment, and water management courses that are offered through the BioResource & Agricultural Engineering (BRAE) and Civil & Environmental Engineering departments (CEENVE). This degree program is administered and advised by the BRAE department. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR PROJECT

M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering The Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering is directed toward the identification, analysis and mitigation of fire hazards and risks across a broad spectrum of applications, including buildings, consumer products, industrial processes, transportation vehicles, infrastructure facilities and the wild land-urban interface. Students are taught to use the latest engineering and construction technologies to design systems that control fires, alert people to danger and provide means for escape; evaluate buildings to identify fire risks and the means to prevent or mitigate them; conduct fire safety research on consumer products and construction materials; and investigate fires to discover how fires start, how they spread, why protective measures fail, and how those measures could be designed more effectively. The FPE program at Cal Poly is offered both on-campus and online with the same high quality. Working professionals seeking to enhance their skills and qualifications can enroll part-time in the online FPE distance program. Distance students take the same courses as on-campus students, but typically at a slower pace. Distance students have the option to attend lectures live (synchronous) via the web or they can view recorded lectures at their convenience (asynchronous). CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT

M.S. in Industrial Engineering The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering is designed to instruct students with respect to industrial processes of design, optimization, and re-engineering. The program encourages graduates to contribute globally with advanced practical knowledge in the field of Industrial Engineering. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS

14


M.S. in Mechanical Engineering The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is designed to prepare its graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to work as an engineer in research and development, analysis, or design of products and systems, or to continue toward Ph.D. programs at other institutions. Due to the nature of the program, students can select an area of emphasis based on their interest, or alternatively, choose courses in a variety of different areas that give them significant breadth of knowledge. Students may choose their technical electives in a variety of areas, including thermosciences, controls and robotics, mechanics and stress analysis, and composite materials. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR EX AM

MBA/M.S. in Engineering Management The Engineering Management Program, concurrent degree (EMP), is an interdisciplinary program linking the MBA with an M.S. in Engineering Management. It is a cooperative effort between the Orfalea College of Business and the Cal Poly College of Engineering (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department). This concurrent degree option is inspired by the world in which our students will ultimately work —a world in which no one works alone or in just one discipline, and in which it is imperative to understand and master a variety of skills. Our strategy is to encourage cross-disciplinary learning that fits the many paths future business leaders may pursue; from engineering, science and computer science, to sociology, economics, environmental policy, architecture, agricultural politics, and more. CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT OR EX AM

Engineering: Specialization in Transportation Planning The MCRP/M.S. in Engineering, Specialization in Transportation Planning program is a concurrent degree between the College of Engineering and the City and Regional Planning department of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Participation in the program requires enrollment in both colleges. Participants successfully completing the program are awarded both the MCRP and the M.S. in Engineering, each with a Specialization in Transportation Planning. The major objectives of this joint program are to provide an interdisciplinary graduate program, combining elements of transportation planning with city and regional planning. This offers students a broad background in urban studies and knowledge of contemporary environmental issues. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR PROJECT

15


COLLEGE OF LIBER AL ARTS

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS WEBSITE :

www.cla.calpoly.edu

E-MAIL :

cla@calpoly.edu

PHONE :

805-756-2359

Faculty Offices North Building 47, Room 31

M.A. in English The Master of Arts in English immerses students in the study of literature, literary criticism, linguistics, and theory of composition. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and command of English that prepares them specifically for teaching English at the secondary or community college levels; pursuit of further graduate work at other institutions; employment in business, industry, and government service where effective communication skills are demanded; and/or self-directed writing development. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

M.A. in History The Master of Arts in History emphasizes concentrated study in area specialties, with students gaining a thorough grounding in the latest historiography. In addition, the program maintains that historical study must be predicated upon sustained research, engagement with historical problems, and written communication. Completion of the program prepares students to teach history at the elementary, secondary, or community college level; gives students the critical skills and knowledge to enter into the worldwide information economy; allows students to expand their historical knowledge; and prepares students to enter Ph.D. programs at other universities. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR EX AM

16


M.S. in Printed Electronics & Functional Imaging The Master of Science in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging will educate students in commercialization strategies in functional printing businesses. Graduates will be educated in funding models, business strategies, printing and coating technologies, imaging systems, material development, electronic fundamentals, novel applications, design integration, and product development. CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT

M.S. in Psychology The Master of Science in Psychology fulfills, through a comprehensive and broad study of the field of Psychology, the educational requirements for the state of California’s Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program’s mission is to provide the State of California with highly competent master-level clinicians trained to counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Graduates are often employed by County Mental Health, Social Services, and other inpatient and outpatient community mental health centers. Many graduates also build successful private practices. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR EX AM

MPP in Public Policy

LEARN BY DOING The College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly has a wider and somewhat uncommon opportunity to collaborate with multiple polytechnic disciplines. This results in our graduates receiving the kind of rich interdisciplinary education that will prepare them for the many challenges ahead as they become educated, conscientious members of a global, technological community.

The Master of Public Policy degree program (MPP) is professionally oriented and open to students who wish to pursue analytic careers in government, nonprofit organizations, consulting, advocacy, and/or related policy occupations. The program is structured to prepare graduates with competence and creativity to excel in public policy careers. The core courses include public policy, public policy analysis, economic and regulatory policy, research design, quantitative methods, leadership, policy internships, and graduate seminar. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

17


COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS WEBSITE :

www.cosam.calpoly.edu

E-MAIL :

cosam@calpoly.edu

PHONE :

805-756-2226

Warren J. Baker Center for Science & Mathematics

Biological Sciences The Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly offers three graduate degrees:

M.A. or M.S. in Biological Sciences These degrees offer a broad background in the biological sciences. The program is designed to offer sufficient breadth and depth to strengthen the student’s academic understanding and improve competence for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor’s degree; careers in industry and/or civil service; and teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels. The M.S. in Biological Sciences also focuses on independent research in the field of specialization and continued graduate work at other institutions. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM (M.A.), THESIS (M.S.)

Biological Sciences: Specialization in Regenerative Medicine This program prepares students for research careers working with stem cells or to matriculate into stem-cell focused doctoral programs. Following completion of a Ph.D. in a stem-cell focused program (and likely post-doctoral training), students would have job opportunities as principal investigators at universities/non-profit research institutes or as lead scientists at for profit institutions. Graduates are also well prepared for immediate employment as research specialists/laboratory managers at universities, research institutes, or private companies in the field of stem cells/ regenerative medicine. 18

CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM


M.S. in Kinesiology The Master of Science in Kinesiology prepares graduates to enter occupations that may require training beyond the bachelor’s degree. The program is designed to strengthen the breadth and depth of the student’s academic preparation in kinesiology and its sub-disciplines and improve competence for positions in corporate/commercial, community, non-profit or government exercise and health promotion programs; teaching physical education, health or exercise science at the community college level; occupations specializing in obesity, diabetes and heart disease prevention in community, clinical or rehabilitative health care settings; independent research in the field of emphasis; and continued graduate study at doctoral granting institutions. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS, PROJECT, OR EX AM

M.S. in Mathematics The Master of Science in Mathematics prepares students to enter careers in government, industry, or teaching. A student who completes the degree is qualified and eligible to teach at the community college level. Many of the graduates of the program also pursue further graduate study at Ph.D. granting institutions. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

M.S. in Polymers & Coatings Science The Master of Science in Polymers and Coatings Science allows students to gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science through lecture and laboratory courses. Students undertake a rigorous industrial internship that develops advanced skills through directed study in areas related to their internship work. The program is designed to prepare students for challenging careers in the polymers and coatings industry. The program also provides excellent background for doctoral studies in areas related to polymers and coatings science. This program is unique in California and relies on the close relationship between the department and the polymers and coatings industry for its success. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR PROJECT

19


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Education: Specialization in Counseling & Guidance The Master of Arts in Education, Specialization in Counseling and Guidance is designed to prepare students for careers working as counselors/student affairs professionals in higher education settings. The program meets the American College Personnel Association (ACPA, 2003) Professional Preparation Commission standards and the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS, 2012). Completion of the degree also meets the educational requirements for those seeking positions as counselors in the California community college system. Students attending full-time complete the 72-unit program in two years; students attending the program part-time typically complete the program in three years. The program has a strong counseling and helping professional emphasis. In addition to extensive lab practice during coursework focusing on these skills, students complete extensive internship experiences (minimum of 600 hours) in at least two different settings during the second year of the program. The settings where internships take place can be either within our local region or throughout California. CULMINATING EVENT: THESIS OR EX AM

20


Education: Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction The Master of Arts in Education, Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction is particularly designed for practicing classroom teachers, but is also suitable for other educators interested in classroom practice. Its focus on teaching practice is with respect to the ambitious curricula and complex instructional approaches required to foster students’ deep understanding and development of multiple literacies in the era of the Common Core State Standards and the NGSS, and for the demands of the 21st century. CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT

Education: Specialization in Educational Leadership & Administration The Master of Arts in Education, Specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration, while designed primarily for K-12 leaders, is beneficial for leaders from other fields, including sports administration, teacher leadership, higher education, and nonprofit leadership. The program emphasizes applied theories of educational leadership, mastery of practical skills required for effective leadership and administration, and competence in research methods necessary for understanding and assessing learning organizations. Qualified candidates who meet standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing can earn the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with the master’s degree. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

Education: Specialization in Special Education The Master of Arts in Education, Specialization in Special Education is an integrated Masters/Credential program that prepares candidates to earn a preliminary special education credential in mild-moderate disabilities while concurrently allowing them to probe more deeply regarding one mild-moderate disability such as autism. The program requires advanced study in the field of education as well as a deepening content knowledge in subject specialization. By entering Cal Poly’s Integrated M.A. in Education/Education Specialist Mild Moderate Credential Program (M.A./EDSP), students have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that will contribute to their success as special day class teachers, resource specialists, inclusion specialists, autism specialists, or clinicians. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

21


OR FALEA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

ORFALEA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS WEBSITE : PHONE :

www.cob.calpoly.edu

805-756-2705

Business Building Building 3, Room 455

M.S. in Accounting The Master of Science in Accounting program is a one-year intensive program that enables its graduates to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in California. Students are able to specialize in either Taxation (Tax Structure) or Financial Accounting (Financial Accounting Structure).

Accounting: Specialization in Taxation Graduates of the Taxation Specialization are able to demonstrate competency in tax research and identify potential solutions to tax issues, analyze and solve tax compliance issues through the application of analytic/ critical thinking skills, apply substantive knowledge in a variety of tax preparation projects during a professional internship experience, and recognize and apply ethical and professional responsibility requirements to tax practice. The M.S. in Taxation specialization prepares its graduates for a career in federal, state or local taxation with a public accounting firm, a state or federal governmental tax agency or industry. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

22


Accounting: Specialization in Financial Accounting Graduates of the Financial Accounting Specialization are able to analyze financial statement data and conduct business valuations, research issues related to accounting standards including international financial reporting standards, demonstrate the ability to use databases and develop advanced spreadsheets to analyze financial and auditing information, demonstrate the ability to diagram data models and perform risk assessment of internal controls that apply to data/processes, and recognize and apply ethical and fraud-related concepts in accounting and financial reporting. The M.S. in Financial Accounting Specialization prepares candidates for careers with international public accounting firms, regional and local CPA firms, industry and government. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

MBA in Business Administration The Master of Business Administration at the Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business includes a full array of core courses, elective courses and several optional specializations, such as Architectural Management, General Management, Graphic Communication Document Systems Management, and Landscape Architecture Management. The in-class experience includes numerous simulations of management decision-making scenarios, case studies, team exercises, extensive interaction with faculty and other students, and personal communication and presentation skills enhancement. The coursework is designed to provide future managers with the ability to make data-supported, ethical decisions. CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT OR EX AM

M.S. in Business Analytics The M.S. in Business Analytics program is a comprehensive, one year, interdisciplinary business degree program that encompasses economics, finance, accounting, marketing, and information systems. It offers a holistic approach to data analytics, combining qualitative reasoning with quantitative tools to identify key business problems, translate them into relevant data questions, and apply data analytics while telling a story and proposing concrete business actions. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry partners and use real data to synthesize ideas and techniques learned in the program. With exposure to analytics in a business setting, graduates will also be able to serve as a critical link among senior management, data scientists, and clients. CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT

23


OR FALEA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS M.S. in Economics The Master of Science in Economics is a full-time, 45 quarterunit program designed to provide advanced preparation in economics for individuals desiring careers as economists in the business, financial, academic, and governmental sectors. The focus of the program is on data analysis and quantitative methods in economics. The program provides the technical skills required to engage in quantitative economic analyses that involve forecasting, market assessment, economic feasibility studies, commodity pricing and data analysis. It is comprised of a core curriculum of quantitative coursework that emphasizes a methodological approach to the analysis of market data through the application of calculus and statistical techniques. Students will learn how quantitative economic methods, including applied microeconomic theory, applied econometrics, numerical methods and simulation can be used for the successful study of economic problems. Upon completion of the degree, students will have a solid foundation in econometrics and applied microeconomics and will be well prepared for jobs in the private or public sector involving data analysis or other quantitative methods. The program could also be useful for those intending to enter a Ph.D. program. CULMINATING EVENT: EX AM

MBA/M.S. in Engineering Management The Engineering Management Program, concurrent degree (EMP), is an interdisciplinary program linking the MBA with an M.S. in Engineering Management. It is a cooperative effort between the Orfalea College of Business and the Cal Poly College of Engineering (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department). This concurrent degree option is inspired by the world in which our students will ultimately work—a world in which no one works alone or in just one discipline, and in which it is imperative to understand and master a variety of skills. Our strategy is to encourage crossdisciplinary learning that fits the many paths future business leaders may pursue; from engineering, science and computer science to sociology, economics, environmental policy, architecture, agricultural politics, and more. CULMINATING EVENT: PROJECT OR EX AM

24


GR ADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGR AMS

Fire Protection Engineering There are two graduate certificates offered in Fire Protection Engineering (FPE). The FPE Science certificate highlights the science and engineering principles of fire protection engineering, including thermal sciences and flammability characteristics of different materials. Alternatively, the FPE Applications certificate emphasizes the fire service aspect of the industry, including courses that identify fire safety codes and regulations, understanding evacuation models, and information about fire detection and alarm systems. Cal Poly’s FPE graduate programs are the first to be located on the West Coast. One goal of this program is to help fill the increasing demand for fire protection engineers, particularly in California and the western states, where the lack of educational programs in FPE has resulted in a shortage. WEBSITE:

ACADEMIC GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Academic Graduate Certificate programs are designed to provide a specialized area of study that meets the requirements for professional competence and to expand access to specialized knowledge. The programs are typically designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their career opportunities by obtaining specialized knowledge in their current field or in a new field.

www.fpe.calpoly.edu

25


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGR AMS

Business Analytics PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Please refer to the individual websites shown below the graduate certificate program description for further details on that graduate certificate.

The Professional Certificate program in Business Analytics is a four month, interdisciplinary business degree program. Unlike other programs that focus primarily on the big data methodologies, the certificate program equips students with the necessary quantitative tools to analyze data of various types and sizes. In sum, the program offers a holistic approach to data analytics in which alongside the necessary quantitative tools, students are equipped to identify key business problems, translate them into relevant data questions, apply data analytics, and propose concrete business actions. With exposure to data analytics in a business setting, graduates are able to serve as a critical link among senior management, data scientists, and clients. WEBSITE:

www.grad.calpoly.edu

Construction Management The Professional Certificate in Construction Management provides the knowledge required to navigate, coordinate, estimate, procure, schedule, and control construction projects. Students learn to effectively manage materials, equipment, labor, and budgets on projects of all sizes and scopes. It provides a path for related disciplines such as architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, real estate, facility management, agriculture, and business to enhance their competencies in construction management. 26

WEBSITE:

www.extended.calpoly.edu


Printed Electronics & Functional Imaging The professional certificate in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging is a course of study leading to advanced knowledge of electronic or functional applications incorporating the use of various printing and coating technologies. This online program provides education in the design and deployment side of mass-scale manufacturing of functional printing components and products. Students completing the certificate will learn about mass-produced printed electronics, active packaging, and security printing including equipment needs, required environmental conditions, process control techniques, and specification requirements. Additionally, certificate holders will understand product development models, business models, and funding resources for companies in these disciplines. The graduate certificate may be used to matriculate with the M.S. in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging, though a separate application process will be required for the master’s degree. WEBSITE:

www.printedelectronics.calpoly.edu

Systems Integration Engineering The goal of this distance learning professional certificate is to educate working engineers with a technical, systemslevel awareness of the structure, challenges, pitfalls and opportunities of integrating the diverse, multidisciplinary nature of complex, man-made systems. Systems integration is the bringing together of the component subsystems into one system and ensuring that they function together as a whole. Complexity continues to increase in man-made systems. New systems, products and services require continually more effort to design, develop, operate and support. Systems integration is a core competency for organizations designing, building, operating and maintaining systems. WEBSITE:

www.sie.calpoly.edu

27


CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE EDUCATION LOCATION: Building 52, Room PHONE: (805) 756-2328 E-MAIL: grad @calpoly.edu

RICHARD SAVAGE

Director, Graduate Education

06-2015

E47

Cal Poly Graduate Education Programs 2015 Catalog  

An overview of the master's, certificate, and credential programs offered through Graduate Education.