Accounting Forensics, MSAF
Roosevelt University is one of the very few in the Chicago area to offer the Master of Science in Accounting Forensics program. Find out how you can advance in this growing field by developing strong analytical and deductive skills and enhancing your professional network.
Actuarial Science, BA or BS
Actuarial science applies probability theory and risk management to the areas of life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, pension plans, and other employee benefit plans. Risk analysts and actuaries, who evaluate the long-term financial impact of these plans on both the issuing company and the purchaser or beneficiary of the plan, are employed by insurance companies, consulting firms, large corporations and governmental agencies. The major in actuarial science emphasizes the mathematical theory that underlies risk evaluation.
African American Studies, BA
The BA in African American Studies will help students gain an interdisciplinary understanding on past and present social, economic, and political conditions of Africans and people of African descent, and to connect their struggles for social and economic justice with those of disenfranchised peoples throughout the world.
Bilingual ESL Education, Minor
The minor in Bilingual/ESL Education program prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of English Language Learners. This focused, field-based program prepares everycandidate to work democratically with children and families that have second language backgrounds. It leads to either to the Illinois bilingual or English as a second language teaching credential.
Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Biotechnology Management), MS
The objectives of the Master's of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science degree program are to provide practical laboratory skills and a strong conceptual foundation in the many overlapping disciplines that comprise biotechnology, and to prepare students for the application of these skills in the workplace. Biotechnology Management is one of four tracks within the program.
Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Biotechnology), MS
The Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings, including the food science, cosmetics, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or for academic research and graduate study. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Biotechnology is one of four tracks within the program.
Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Chemical Science), MS
The Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings, including the food science, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or for academic research and graduate study. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Chemical Science is one of four tracks within the program.
Business Administration, MBA
Roosevelt Master of Business Administration graduates have pursued jobs with Fortune 500 companies; federal, local and state enterprises; or have started their own ventures. Major organizations seek out our masters in business graduates because they enter the workforce informed about the realities of a global marketplace. Through small classes, mentoring and internship programs, networking events, and international study opportunities, you will emerge with the advanced problem-solving, management and decision-making skills to lead in a complex marketplace.
Classical Guitar, BM, MM or Diploma
The Classical Guitar Performance program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional classical guitarist. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities, and stylistic knowledge.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA
The Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) prepares students to help children and adults cope with difficult life events such as physical illness, death of loved ones, and relationship problems or divorce. It also shows students how to diagnose and manage serious mental illnesses and obtain resources and support. The intensive, field-based curriculum prepares every candidate to work democratically with diverse individuals and families. The program satisfies academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor and clinical professional counselor in the State of Illinois. It also meets the academic requirements for national certification in mental health counseling (CCMHC) and for national counselor certification (NCC).
Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice), MA
This program is designed for those who are interested in clinical practice at the master’s level. In Illinois (and many other states), completion of this program qualifies graduates to apply for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC, and later LCPC). The program is 60 semester hours that provides broad-based training in psychological assessment and intervention as well as in the theory and research that supports these practices. This program also provides appropriate preparation for those wishing to apply to PsyD and PhD programs in clinical psychology.
Clinical Psychology, PsyD
Graduates of Roosevelt's Doctor of Psychology program work in a broad array of settings and roles, including providing psychotherapy and psychological testing services in private practice, hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, university counseling centers, and VAs; developing and directing programs to support mental health and wellness; engaging in applied research and program evaluation; and teaching, education and clinical supervision.
Community Development and Action, MA
We’re excited to announce that the Applied Sociology, MA program has now evolved into an original, innovative new program titled the Master of Arts in Community Development and Action, also known as MACDA. Offered at Roosevelt University’s downtown Chicago campus, MACDA’s inaugural cohort began in the Fall of 2017 semester.
Cyber and Information Security, BS
As the world becomes more reliant on internet-based technologies, there is high demand for professionals trained in information security. Launching fall 2018, our new Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Information Security program will provide students the tools necessary to tackle ever-increasing cyber attacks. Enter this growing industry led by Roosevelt’s cutting-edge curriculum.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, BS
Diagnostic medical sonography technologists are involved in direct patient care. Diagnostic medical sonographers use high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues and blood flow inside the body. This is a 3+1.5 program in which the first three years of course work is completed at Roosevelt University with the final year and a half completed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Roosevelt University is the only university that is affiliated with all four of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Clinical School programs. Our downtown Chicago location allows students to continue to live on campus and have access to the RU support services and activities.
Documentary Studies, Minor
The documentary studies minor is interdisciplinary (journalism/art/media studies/English/film studies) and will engage students interested in documentary photography, video, audio and narrative production fieldwork. The courses incorporate practical, theoretical, and historical content and methods and will introduce students to, and expand their knowledge of, documentary practices. Most courses will consist of readings, classroom discussions, and laboratory work in photography, video, audio, or narrative production.
Dual Language Teacher Leadership, MA
The MA in Dual Language Teacher Leadership (DLTL) prepares licensed teachers to implement innovative instructional and leadership strategies that support dual language education—a dynamic, highly effective form of education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to add both the Bilingual/ESL and Teacher Leader endorsements to their Illinois teaching license.
Early Childhood Education, BA
The BA in Early Childhood Education (ECHD) prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of children from birth to third grade. This intensive, field-based program preparesevery candidate to work democratically with diverse children and families, including those with special needs and second language backgrounds. It leads to a combination of Illinois teaching credentials.
Early Childhood Education, MA
The MA in Early Childhood Education (ECHD) prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of children from birth to third grade. This intensive, field-based program prepares every candidate to work democratically with diverse children and families, including those with special needs and second language backgrounds. It leads to an Illinois teaching credential.
Environmental Science, Minor
At Roosevelt University, students pursuing degrees in chemistry, biology, sustainability studies or any discipline may take a minor sequence of courses in environmental science in order to prepare for a career or explore an interest in addressing the relationship between humans and the environment. The minor is appropriate for individuals who wish to enhance their career prospects in government agencies, environmental law, nonprofit organizations or environmental consulting.
Health Science Administration, BA
Roosevelt’s health science administration program provides students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for a successful career in the administration and organization of health care and medical laboratory settings. The mission of this major is to meet the career readiness needs of traditional students as well as enhance career opportunities for working professionals engaged in health care service delivery or laboratory science fields.
Hospitality and Tourism Management, BSHTM
Established in 1984 to serve and support Chicago's number one industry, the Manfred Steinfeld program is the premier four-year hospitality program in Illinois. Named for Manfred Steinfeld, the program's benefactor and chairman and former CEO of Shelby Williams Industries, the Roosevelt program seeks to produce leaders and innovators in hospitality management. With Chicago as our campus, the curriculum is implemented by an experienced faculty and staff culled from the nation's hospitality industry. Students include a lively mix of entering freshmen, transfer students, working professionals and a representative international population.
Hospitality and Tourism Management, EMHTM
In Roosevelt’s fully online Executive Master of Hospitality & Tourism Management program, you can earn your degree in just one year, perfect for busy hospitality executives. Chicago’s first program of its kind, the innovative EMHTM online degree delivery allows students to live, work and travel anywhere in the world while simultaneously completing their degree from a fully accredited, highly recognized university.
Hospitality and Tourism Management, MSHTM
No better place exists to learn this industry than the Chicago metropolitan area with its wealth of world-class hotels and restaurants, and its rich blend of ethnic cultures and cuisines, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation. Our dedicated faculty of hospitality and tourism professionals will share knowledge and wisdom from their years of experience working in the field. The faculty is eager to help you nab internships and other opportunities, and from our spot in the heart of downtown Chicago, the possibilities are endless.
Human Resource Management, BSBA
The human resource management major at Roosevelt is unique given our small class sizes, student-focused faculty and real-world curriculum that prepare you for the demands of today's fast-changing HR landscape. Our faculty teach both theory and the real-world skills necessary to be a successful HR professional. You will get hands-on education that uses real-world cases, project, and experiential exercises to simulate precisely the types of activities you will do as a future HR professional, so that when you graduate you are prepared for the demands of the profession.
Human Resource Management, MSHRM
Whether you are a current HR professional looking to enhance your career potential, or an individual looking to change careers and become an HR professional, the MS in human resources degree at Roosevelt University can provide you with the educational foundation needed to achieve your career goals. Our small class sizes, student-focused faculty, and real-world curriculum result in a program that will prepare you to manage human talent effectively in a dynamic organizational environment.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MA
Learn the methodology to diagnose and solve organizational problems, and earn the statistical and critical thinking skills to succeed in the business world. Our graduates enter the workforce ready to thrive in exciting jobs in organizational consulting and human resources.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MA/MBA
Roosevelt offers one of the only dual degree programs in the country that allow students to get both an MA in I/O Psychology and an MBA at the same time. You will learn expertise in both I/O psychology and business, and become marketable in the workforce for a variety of jobs.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, PhD
The PhD in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology prepares graduates to conduct scientific research and compile and analyze complex data sets examining problems that challenge companies and employees. I/O psychologists study issues such as, but not limited to, working styles, employee morale and office productivity. They are an invaluable asset in policy-making; organizational development; and employee training, screening and selection.
Roosevelt's doctoral program is located at its Chicago campus. Not only are students able to take classes amidst the beautiful Chicago skyline, but the campus' prime location allows students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom at organizations all over the Chicagoland area.
Please note: The I/O Ph.D. program is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Should you have any questions, please contact Kelly Erdman at email@example.com.
Information Technology, BA
A comprehensive program of study in the techniques, management and technologies of information infrastructure and tools used in modern enterprises and society.
Instructional Leadership, MA
The Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership (ILED) prepares licensed teachers to become effective and democratic instructional leaders in diverse school environments. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to add either the principal or teacher leader endorsement to their Illinois teaching licenses.
Integrated Marketing Communications, BA
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is the term for the broad field that includes advertising, public relations, direct marketing, sales promotion and numerous other forms of professional persuasive communications activities. Through course work and a required professional internship in the field, students are prepared for entry-level work in any area of this broad field, including agencies, organizations and companies in advertising, public relations and marketing.
Integrated Marketing Communications, MSIMC
Build brand relationships with customers. Create brand reputations. Manage business crises. Develop and launch the new products and services the world has been waiting for. With a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications, you create the brand conversation.
Roosevelt's master of science in integrated marketing communications program prepares you to lead creatively and strategically with hands-on coursework and faculty members with major-brand business experience focused less on theory and more on preparing leaders for the business world
International Studies, BA
International studies is a growing interdisciplinary field that offers students the opportunity to study politics, economics, history, sociology, anthropology and communication as parts of a complex and evolving global system. Rather than focusing just on relations between states in the international system, the international studies major affords students the opportunity to create a focus on particular geographic areas of the world, the evolution of the international system itself, or on global race, gender and activism.
Jazz and Contemporary Music, BM
The Jazz and Contemporary Music program develops students' improvisation abilities and helps each student realize her or his unique voice as a performer and as an arranger/composer.
Library Information and Technology Leadership, MA
The Master of Arts in Library Information and Technology Leadership prepares licensed teachers to become effective information technology leaders in diverse school environments. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to add both the library information and technology specialist endorsements to their Illinois teaching licenses.
Middle Childhood Education, BA
The BA in Middle Childhood Education (ECHD) prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of children in middle school classrooms. This intensive, field-based program prepares every candidate to work democratically with diverse children and families, including those with special needs and second language backgrounds. It leads to Illinois teaching credentials for English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Middle Childhood Education, MA
The MA in Middle Childhood Education prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of children in middle school classrooms. This intensive, field-based program prepares every candidate to work democratically with diverse children and families, including those with special needs and second language backgrounds. It leads to Illinois teaching credentials for English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Music Composition, BM or MM
The Music Composition program challenges individual composers to hone their creative skills. Students will cultivate the ability to use all of the building blocks of music to create a diverse portfolio of original works, gain necessary professional skills, and explore a wide variety of musical styles as they develop their unique voices.
Music Education and Performance, BM
The Music Education and Performance program offers a combination of teacher preparation course work with the full spectrum of performance-related studies.
Music History/Theory, Minor
The Music History and Theory minor offers additional studies for students seeking a bachelor's degree in Performance, Music Education, or Composition.
Musical Theatre Dance, BFA
Move your audience. This new program is the only of its kind in the Midwest and one of very few in the country. Achieve your best performance with a unique blend of musical theatre disciplines for the dancer with training in acting, voice, and intensive dance studies.
Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS
Nuclear medicine technologists are involved in direct patient care. Nuclear medicine provides unique information about the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. It is the ability to characterize and quantify physiologic function at the molecular level that separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities. Nuclear medical technologists work with physicians to administer radioactive nuclides for the diagnosis of disease and to provide therapy. Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals. This is a 3+1 program in which the first three years of course work are completed at Roosevelt University with the final year completed at the clinical affiliate site.
Orchestral Studies, Diploma
The orchestral studies program prepares students majoring in a woodwind or brass instrument, harp, double bass, or percussion for a career as orchestral musicians.
Organization Development, MAOD
The Flex-Track master's degree in organization development is focused on improving workplace performance in a 21st century global business world. With changes in globalization, information technology and managerial innovation, organizations need professionals to build systems to support and improve both people and performance in the workplace. Professionals in organization development help build adaptable organizations while advancing employee capabilities to achieve higher levels of success.
Organizational Leadership, BAOL
Skilled leaders are invaluable in the ever-changing modern workplace. Prepare to drive positive change, develop direction and improve the way organizations work — and do it on your schedule, so you can maintain your commitments to work and family. Adult degree completion scheduling means you can take classes when it works for you, including evening and online courses. In fact, you can complete the entire Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership program online if you wish. Classes are taught by faculty members with extensive leadership experience and a passion for helping adult learners succeed and advance their careers.
Paralegal Studies, Post Baccalaureate Certificate
For 40 years, Roosevelt University’s ABA-approved paralegal studies program has produced graduates ready to have immediate impact inside a firm or another legal environment. Roosevelt-trained paralegal professionals are knowledgeable, effective and a critical part of the legal team.
Paralegals perform substantive legal work under the direct supervision of an attorney. Paralegals must have a knowledge and understanding of legal concepts, because they perform a wide variety of tasks including: conducting interviews with clients and witnesses, gathering facts, researching the law, managing databases, reviewing, analyzing and assembling records and documents, and drafting legal pleadings and discovery items such as complaints and interrogatories and maintaining conflicts of interest systems. Experienced paralegals often accompany counsel during trial and help with document management and organization, witness preparation and research. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Eight courses are required to earn the certificate. The post-baccalaureate program is a non-credit certificate program. Students must have completed their bachelor’s degree before starting classes in order to be eligible for this program.
For more information on the paralegal profession and the type of work paralegals perform in different practice areas, visit the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and the National Association of Legal Assistants.
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Percussion, BM, MM or Diploma
The Percussion Performance Program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.
Performing Arts Administration, MA
The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration is designed to hone the skills of current and aspiring administrators and to cultivate the next generation of great professionals within the field. Students in this selective program will take a broad range of courses in the areas of marketing, public relations, finance, development, technology, community engagement and more. Course work is taught by current and former senior administrators of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and League of American Orchestras, among others, all of whom have firsthand knowledge and experience in the field.
Public Administration, MPA
Government is the largest single employer in the Chicago metropolitan area, several health care organizations are among the top 25 area employers, and the nonprofit sector is growing more rapidly than ever. Be a leader in this rich practice of public service.
This program is rolling out a fully online option, but right now it offers some online courses and the possibility for live, remote attendance through Zoom.
Radiation Therapy Technology, BS
Radiation therapy technologists are involved in direct patient care. Under the supervision of radiation oncologists, they use high energy X-rays, electron beams or radioactive isotopes to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapists must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to terminally ill. This is a 3+1 program in which the first three years of course work are completed at Roosevelt University with the final year completed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Secondary Education (Dual Degree Program in Math/Business), MA
The Dual Degree Program in Math/Business and Secondary Education is designed for undergraduates who wish to become secondary teachers in mathematics or business. Students earn a BA degree in four years in math or business and then earn an MA degree in secondary education in a fifth year. Students who successfully complete the dual degree program earn a State of Illinois teaching license with an endorsement in math or business, grades 9-12.
Secondary Teacher Education, Minor
The minor in Secondary Education (SEED) prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of adolescents in grades 9 through 12. This intensive, field-based program prepares everycandidate to work democratically with diverse children and families in the subject areas of biology, chemistry, English, history, and math. It provides opportunities to earn a combination of Illinois teaching credentials, including the middle school endorsement.
Second Language Special Education, MA
The Master of Arts in Second Language Special Education (SLSE) prepares licensed teachers to effectively instruct English Language Learners and students with special needs. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to add both the Bilingual/ESL and LBS1 endorsements to their Illinois teaching licenses.
Social Entrepreneurship, BSBA
The major in social entrepreneurship is designed for students interested in using their business skills in the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact. The core BSBA program provides a strong foundation for any student looking to become a successful business leader and create social change.
Social entrepreneurship is a form of leadership that permanently changes the way problems are addressed on a global and local scale. Social entrepreneurs take innovative and creative approaches to develop sustainable solutions to a range of problems from poverty, malnutrition, and homelessness and to lack of access to education, health care and dignified work. These methods allow social entrepreneurs to develop and implement pattern-breaking solutions for previously intractable social problems in ways that are sustainable and have a long-term orientation.
Social Justice Studies, BA
Roosevelt University is proud to offer one of the only social justice studies majors in the country. This interdisciplinary major, housed in the Department of Economics, provides practical and theoretical tools from the fields of economics, history, political science, and sociology to examine theories of and movements for social justice, particularly economic justice. Recent graduates work in government, non-for-profit organizations, and the private sector. Others have gone on to graduate school. Extensive training in writing, research and critical thinking prepare students well for any post-graduate path they choose to take.
Strings, BM, MM or Diploma
The String Performance Program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.
Sustainability Studies, BA
The first sustainability bachelor’s degree in the Chicago area, this program prepares graduates to tackle the sustainability problems of the 21st century. Using insights and analytic methods from science, policy, and environmental justice, students explore natural and social ecosystems, recognize national and international implications of sustainability issues, and apply their knowledge on behalf of campus and community projects.
Teaching and Learning, MA
The Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (TLRN) prepares licensed teachers to become more effective and democratic classroom instructors and leaders. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to add an endorsement to their Illinois teaching license and they will have a deeper understanding of the expectations embedded in the Danielson Framework for Teaching and other teacher evaluation frameworks.
Training and Development, MATD
The master's in Training and Development program prepares tomorrow’s leaders in the growing field of workplace learning and performance. Our students develop a highly marketable skill set and are prepared to take an integral role in reshaping tomorrow’s workforce. As you interact with expert faculty and practitioners, you will develop skills linked to a wide array of career opportunities in corporate training, e-learning, instructional design, educational technology and learning development. Having the choice to earn your masters in training and development online or in the classroom offers flexibility.
Women's and Gender Studies, BA
The women's and gender studies program emphasizes an interdisciplinary framework in which students explore and synthesize multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary issues concerning women, gender and sexuality. This approach stresses intersectional analysis of gender and sexuality in relation to race, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, ability, and other factors that shape experiences, identities, cultural productions, and ways of knowing.
Woodwinds, BM, MM or Diploma
The Woodwind Performance program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students learn from master teachers who can be seen and heard on some of the greatest stages in the world. Our students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.