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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts - Counseling

Our Lady of Holy Cross College has an incredible Graduate Counseling Program accredited by CACREP. Within the program, we have three areas in which to concentrate: Community Counseling (to become Clinical Mental Health Counseling), Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling. Read more about a Master of Arts - Counseling

Master of Education - TUITION 50% OFF

Our Lady of Holy Cross College now offers tuition discounts of 50 % to classroom teachers pursuing a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership

Decide today to enhance your future!   Registration for spring classes starts January 8, 2013.

This is a 36- hour program based upon State and National Standards within the context of providing a personalized approach to education. The Graduate Education Program incorporates the College's philosophy and mission into its own statement of philosophy and conceptual framework. Read more about a Master of Education

Master of Arts - Theology

Our Lady of Holy Cross College is a diverse family in search of the truth, participating in the teaching mission of the Church through educating the mind and the heart of every student. The Graduate Program in Theology provides opportunities for students to engage in a search for a deeper understanding of the truth of God revealed in Jesus Christ and offers an exemplary participation in the fundamental teaching mission of the Church.  Read more about a Master of Arts - Theology

Ph.D. in Counseling

The Ph.D. in counseling is intended to prepare graduates to work as counselor educators, supervisors, researchers, and practitioners in academic and clinical settings. The program will provide doctoral students with the information and skills required to carry out scholarly research, lead organizations, create new knowledge to better assist the community and their clients, enhance the student's knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their chosen academic arenas. Whether they counsel, administer, or teach, graduates of the Doctoral Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College promote holistic development and the spirit of justice. Read more about a Ph.D. in Counseling

Definition of Credit Hours
OLHCC defines a credit hour as a reasonable approximation of the student learning outcome equivalency of, at a minimum, a Carnegie Unit. Course developers ensure that the quantity of student learning required per credit is the equivalent of approximately 45 hours of course work for the semester (not less than 50 minutes of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours out of class student work each week for 15 weeks for one semester of credit) through activities that 1) address and demonstrate student competency in the defined learning outcomes; and 2) draw upon recommended instructional practices identified by the College.

Definition of Distance Education (Online) Credit Hours
At Our Lady of Holy Cross College, three credit hour courses physically meet for 150 minutes per week over the course of a sixteen week semester. Although distance education courses do not meet in a physical location, instructors take the above formula in consideration when they determine course content and assignments utilizing tools in BlackBoard (i.e. discussion board, posting of assignments, digital drop box, and timed online testing). Instructional delivery methods fulfill engaged time requirements for each credit hour.