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1 Community Health Promotion Program Welcome New Graduate Students

2 Congratulations! You are on the way to attaining a Master’s degree in Community Health Promotion

3  What is graduate school all about?  Many things!  Adventure that comes with discovery of new information & skills  Master a body of knowledge that places you in an elite group

4 UG vs. Grad Study  How does graduate school differ from undergraduate study?  More focused study in your identified career of interest, it’s your degree!  More emphasis on establishing a network / support system; students as colleagues  Stronger focus on research; the Master’s Degree moves toward creating new knowledge  Grades are important, but Capstone Experiences are probably more important

5 Tentative Admission  You received a letter from the Department of HHPR to acknowledge your tentative admission to the program of study  Any deficiencies were noted in the letter  You should complete any deficiencies within the first year of your study  Deficient course credits DO NOT count toward the 33 credits needed for graduation

6 Formal Admission  You should have received a letter from the Graduate College to verify formal admission to the program of study  Immediately familiarize yourself with:  the Graduate School web siteGraduate School  The Graduate CatalogGraduate Catalog  The Graduate Student HandbookGraduate Student Handbook  The CHLP Masters Program ManualCHLP Masters Program Manual

7 T he graduate student at the University of Arkansas is expected to: a)know and abide by the regulations for all students, as described in the Student Handbook published by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and b)know and abide by the regulations contained within the “Academic Honesty Policy for Graduate Students” and the “Research Misconduct Policy.” It is expected that graduate students will refrain from all acts of academic and research dishonesty and will furthermore report to the Graduate School any acts witnessed. c)Academic Integrity at the University of ArkansasAcademic Integrity at the University of Arkansas

8 Initial Advising Appointment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION:  Meet with assigned faculty Advisor  Discuss professional goals  Community placement?  Ph.D. degree?  Complete a Course Checklist and Planning Sheet  Review required steps in achieving the M.S. degree.  Note due dates for necessary forms!

9 Course Checklist and Planning Sheet  Y ou are required to have a copy of this form in your folder  You should have an advisor guide your completion of this form  Sets out a tentative schedule of completion for all coursework and Capstone Experiences  Special note: You should not change your plan without consulting with your advisor and filing a revised form

10 Second Advising Appointment Following ~12 hours of coursework … Purpose: Review record of progress toward degree Choose capstone Complete necessary forms If doing Thesis, confirm topic and form committee

11 Capstone Experiences Internship: Completed by ALL Students Project: Choose ONE  Master’s Thesis  Independent Research (Graduate Project) AND Comprehensive Exam

12 Capstone Experiences CONT. Internship = 3 Credits 135 hours in the community Typically last semester of coursework Student identifies Site Pre-approval required -Hours completed prior to approval may not be counted toward completion Must purchase Internship Insurance

13 Capstone Experiences CONT. Research Component: Thesis Master’s Thesis = 6 Credits Appointment of Advisory Committee Thesis Committee: Director + 2 members of Grad Faculty Adhere to ALL Grad School Guidelines

14 Capstone Experiences CONT. Research Component: IR + Comps Independent Research/Project = 3 Credits Last semester of program Select Project Follow CHLP 589V guidelines (available on Sharepoint) (available on Sharepoint) Comp Exam = 0 Credits Last semester of program Apply early in semester Consult Comp Exam Guide (available on Sharepoint) (available on Sharepoint)

15 Following ~24 hours of coursework : Purpose: o Review Course of Study o Confirm preparation for Internship o Confirm preparation for Independent Research or progress toward Thesis Third Advising Appointment

16 o Complete any remaining forms and take the last steps toward graduation o Graduation apps are due early in the semester you wish to graduate!! E.g. For this AY: You must apply for the degree with the Registrar October 1, 2012 for a December 2012 diploma March 1, 2013 for a May 2013 diploma July 1, 2013 for an August 2012 diploma Third Advising Appointment cont.

17 Important Program Requirements  Meet with your Advisor as soon after admission as possible  Attend initial Mandatory Advising session (group preferred; Individual as alternative)  Sign off on MOU regarding policies/procedures Complete/sign a Course Checklist and Planning Sheet

18 CHLP Program Reqs, cont.  Class grade requirements  Research and CHLP core classes, a B or higher  classes may need to be repeated  Concentration classes, a B average  Formal notification of intent to take Comp Exam, to HHPR Grad Coordinator

19 CHLP Program Reqs, cont.  To “walk” at Commencement –  Completed all CHLP and Research Core  Completed Internship and Research  6 or less credits of elective remaining

20 Graduate School Requirements  Transfer credits require submitting Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit form  All coursework must completed within 6 years of 1 st semester of enrollment  lapsed coursework must be retaken  A break in continuous attendance (Fall/Spring) creates a separation from the program  Separated means “booted”

21 Graduate School Reqs cont.  Separated students must reapply. You are not guaranteed readmission!  Taking more than 12 hours per semester requires special permission  Submit all required forms

22 FORMS Or Things you absolutely CANNOT forget to do!

23 CHLP/HHPR Required Forms (Available in HPER 308 in Carousel or CHLP Sharepoint site)  Advising Memorandum of Understanding  Submit to Advisor immediately following Group Advising session  Course Checklist and Planning Sheet  Submit to Advisor in 1 st semester of enrollment  Graduate Project Proposal Form  Submit to Advisor prior to starting Project  Internship Site Application Form  Submit to Advisor prior to starting Internship  UARK Insurance Form for Interns  Submit, with payment, to HHPR 306prior to starting Internship

24 Graduate School Forms (all available Grad School web site)  General Forms  Master’s Advisory Committee Report  Submit in 1 st semester of enrollment  Annual Graduate Student Review form  Submitted, by Advisor, annually after session with Advisor  Request for Graduate Credit for 3000 or 4000 level courses  Available Graduate School – “Forms and Resources”

25 Graduate School Forms (all available Grad School web site)  Thesis option  Master’s Thesis Committee Report  Submit prior to proposing Thesis  Master’s Thesis Title  Submit as soon as Thesis topic approved  Master’s Record of Progress  Submit immediately after defense of Thesis  Master’s Thesis Publishing Agreement Form  Library Transmittal Form  Verification of Research Compliance Report

26 Graduate School Forms (all available Grad School web site)  Comprehensive Exam  Master’s Record of Progress  Submitted following completion of Comp Exam  Graduation Related Forms (Adhere to current semester Grad School)  Application to Graduate  Available Registrar’s Office  Commencement Participation Form  Available Graduate School – “Forms and Resources”

27 To Resolve Confusion, Misunderstandings, or Miscommunications Faculty are guided by: System, University, College, and Dept. bylaws The University Code Students are guided by: UARK Graduate Catalog of Studies Graduate Student Handbook The UARK Student Code of Conduct CHLP Masters Program Manual National HED Code of Ethics

28 Enjoy the Challenge! Website: Community Health Promotion office : HPER 306 Phone: (479)


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