2013-2014 Graduate Addendums

The online 2013-2014 Chapman University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs were published June 2013. In order to keep students up-to-date with the most current curriculum information, important updates made after June 2013 have been added to the 2013-2014 Catalog Addendums online.

College of Educational Studies - Addendum

Alternative Exit Option (addendum)

Conversion from the Ph.D. in Education to an Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Education with an emphasis in one of the following: cultural and curricular studies, disability studies, school psychology, leadership studies.


In the event that a student is unable to complete the Ph.D. program, but has completed all required coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0, has successfully completed at least two qualifying exams, and is otherwise in good standing with the program and the university, the student may apply to be granted an Education Specialist degree in the area of their Ph.D. emphasis with the approval of the dean. Once the conversion is completed and approved, the student will not be eligible to re-enter the Chapman University Ph.D. in Education program.


The proposal to convert from the Ph.D. program to the Education Specialist degree must originate from the student and be supported by the Ph.D. program director. The program director will ensure that this action is sponsored by at least two faculty members (one of which should be the student’s advisor and/or chair of the qualifying exam committee, as appropriate) with whom the student has taken a class or worked on a qualifying exam to insure the request to convert is educationally founded.

There are two forms that need to be completed. The first is the Graduate Change of Program Form, available from the Office of the Registrar. The second is the Intent to Convert from the Ph.D. Program to the Education Specialist Degree form,which must be completed and signed by two faculty members and the director of the Ph.D. program. The program director then brings the form to the dean for approval and then placed in the student’s file. If approved, the degree will be processed like any other earned degree and subject to all of the requirements of the university in general and this degree specifically.

Schmid College of Science and Technology - Addendum

Master of Science in Food Science/Master of Business Administration (addendum)

In conjunction with the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the Chapman University Schmid College of Science and Technology offers a joint program leading to both the MBA and MS in food science degrees. Offered to full-time and part-time students, the program requires acceptance into the Flex MBA program at the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the MS in food science program in the Schmid College of Science and Technology.

Students interested in the dual degree program must meet all admission requirements for each school. Students will make only one financial aid application. Scholarships and grants applicable to each degree will be decided by the separate schools.

Students may apply to the joint program, alternatively, students may also apply to the MBA program during their first year in the food science program, and students may apply to the MSFS program during their first year of study in the Flex MBA program.

Students must satisfy the minimum requirements for each degree program including course requirements, residency, and other requirements listed in the Graduate Catalog. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 "B" or higher in each program. A non-thesis course work option or thesis/research project must be completed.

The dual degree program requires the completion of 65 total credits (as opposed to 80 credits if the two degrees are sought separately and outside the joint program). The School of Business will accept up to 9 of the MSFS credits toward completion of its 50-credit requirement; thus students must complete 41 MBA credits in the Flex MBA program.

The Schmid College of Science and Technology will accept six of MBA credits toward completion of its 30-credit requirement, thus reducing the MSFS requirements to 24 credits (15 credits of required courses and 9 credits of electives).

Food science courses eligible for credit towards the MBA degree (limit of nine credits applied towards the MBA):

FSN 503

Government Regulation of Foods


FSN 510

Food Industry Study Tour


FSN 560*

Current Topics in Food Science and Nutrition


FSN 580

Management and Marketing Fundamentals for Food Scientists


FSN 594

Food Product Development


FSN 600*

Advanced Food Science: Selected Topics


FSN 690*

Internship for Graduate Students


FSN 695*

Thesis I


FSN 696*

Thesis II


FSN 697*

Thesis III


FSN 699*

Independent Research


*Requires approval of Argyros School of Business and Economics Graduate Committee for credits to be applied towards the MBA.

Business courses eligible for credit towards the MSFS degree BUS 605 (Marketing Management) and BUS 606 (Operations and Technology Management) offered by the Argyros School of Business and Economics.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (addendum)

Requirements for the degree

theoretical foundation (12 credits)

PSY 541

Systems of Psychotherapy for Marriage and Family Therapists


PSY 556

Systems Theory and Family Therapy


PSY 561

Couple Therapy


PSY 583

Advanced Theoretical Applications


clinical courses (14 credits)

PSY 516

Assessment of Individuals and Families


PSY 565

Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents


PSY 570

Advanced Psychopathology and Diagnosis


PSY 573

Crisis Management and Clinical Process


PSY 605

Group Therapy


specialized clinical courses (7 credits)

PSY 533

Psychopharmacology for Marriage and Family Therapists


PSY 582

Assessment and Treatment Sexual Disorders


PSY 588

Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse


family development, diversity, and client advocacy (9 credits)

PSY 610

Family Life Cycle and Aging


PSY 618

Multicultural Issues in Therapy


PSY 620

Public Mental Health


professional issues, ethics, and research (6 credits)

PSY 532

Research and Bibliographic Methods


PSY 578

Ethical and Professional Issues for Marriage and Family Therapists


clinical practicum (12–21 credits)

option 1

PSY 694

Practicum I (taken over 3 consecutive semesters - mandatory)


option 2

PSY 689

Practicum II (taken for a maximum of 3 semesters)


PSY 694

Practicum I (taken over 3 consecutive semesters - mandatory)


total credits



optional list of electives

PSY 535

Research Design and Analysis


PSY 595

Topic Courses in Marriage and Family Therapy


PSY 599

Independent Study


PSY 697

Master’s Thesis Research I


PSY 698

Master’s Thesis Research II


PSY 699

Independent Study