California State University, Dominguez Hills

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS

College of Extended and International Education
Carson, California

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), is a national leader in distance learning, named by Forbes magazine as one of the top cyber universities. The campus is located in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles. Founded in 1960, the University is one of twenty-three California State University (CSU) campuses and has the largest distance learning program in the CSU system. The University offered its first distance learning degree in 1974, and in 1995 offered one of the first online master's degree programs ever approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

CSU Dominguez Hills continues to be in the forefront of distance learning technology and academic excellence, garnering numerous awards, including the Best Distance Learning Teacher from the U.S. Distance Learning Association, an Omni Intermedia Award, an Aegis Award, two Telly Awards, and a Top 100 Video Producer Award.

The CSU Dominguez Hills campus is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Distance Learning Program

The distance learning unit is part of the College of Extended and International Education, whose mission is to extend the resources of the University to better serve the educational needs of its communities. The University has more than 4,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs in all fifty states and more than sixty countries.

Delivery Media

All distance learning courses have a Web site, and participants can interact with faculty and staff members via e-mail, telephone, and correspondence. Courses are conducted via live Webcast, where students participate in a live, interactive educational environment, including video transmission of the lecture; via asynchronous Internet, where participants log in at their convenience to complete class assignments and engage in discussion groups with their peers; via television, where CSUDH broadcasts 24 hours a day on cable systems throughout southern California; and via correspondence.

Programs of Study

CSU Dominguez Hills currently offers ten degree and ten certificate programs via distance learning. There are no on-campus requirements for any CSUDH distance learning program. Programs include the following:

Master of Arts in Behavioral Science: Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the program teaches participants valuable skills and knowledge that may be applied directly to police work, counseling, human resources management, labor relations, supervision, administration, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, public policy, social work, teaching, intercultural and community conflicts, corporate contracts, and purchasing (telephone: 310-243-2162; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/negcon).

Master of Arts in the Humanities.

Taught via correspondence, the degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the disciplines of the humanities—history, literature, philosophy, music, and art—with emphasis on their interrelating effects and influences (telephone: 310-243-3190; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/hux).

Master of Business Administration.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the M.B.A. at CSUDH provides a solid qualification in business management with courses that are wide-ranging in content, covering the essential areas of knowledge and skills required in today's competitive business environment (telephone: 310-243-2714; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://mbaonline.csudh.edu).

Master of Public Administration.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the program is designed to provide a high-quality graduate professional education for individuals entering or currently employed in public service and nonprofit professions (telephone: 310-243-2395; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://mpaonline.csudh.edu).

Master of Science in Engineering Management (M.S.E.M.).

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the M.S.E.M. is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to integrate the development of management and engineering skills focusing on problem solving in the synthesis of technical, financial, and organizational requirements for engineering projects in a rapidly changing environment. The program is currently offered jointly by California State University, Long Beach (for the engineering component), and CSU, Dominguez Hills (for business), and the degree is granted at CSU, Long Beach in the name of both institutions (telephone: 310-243-3165; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://csulb.edu/colleges/coe/).

Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the bachelor's completion program prepares graduates to function as leaders, managers, and resource people in a variety of health-care settings. The graduate program prepares professional nurses for advanced and specialized practice. Role emphasis options include clinical nurse specialist in gerontological nursing and nursing education (telephone: 310-243-3741; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/msn or http://www.csudh.edu/bsn).

Master of Science in Quality Assurance and Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the bachelor's program provides the academic environment and the requisite course of study to blend the basic sciences, technologies, management principles, quality concepts, and statistical tools needed to prepare professionals for careers in quality assurance and to serve working professionals seeking career enhancement. Master's degree students receive education in both the technical and administrative foundations of quality assurance, an interdisciplinary profession used in management in manufacturing, service, government, and health-care organizations (telephone: 310-243-3880; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/msqa or http://www.csudh.edu/bsqa).

Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies.

Taught via live broadcasts on the Web and cable television, as well as archived broadcasts and Web sites, the program enables students with associate degrees to complete their bachelor's degree entirely via distance learning. Eighteen courses representing a wide spectrum of management and liberal arts courses help students to become leaders in their profession and advance in their careers. (telephone: 866-278-6789; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.appliedstudies.tv).

Quality Management, Quality Engineering, Quality Auditing, Reliability Engineering, and Software Quality Engineering Certificates of Completion.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the certificate completion programs in quality assurance allow professionals to gain certification in specialized areas of quality and prepare for American Society for Quality exams. Students who successfully complete three master's degree–level courses and the associated capstone course can earn a certificate of completion (telephone: 310-243-3880; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/msqa).

Assistive Technology Certificate.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the program prepares individuals to comply with state and federal laws that require that school personnel be prepared to offer a full range of assistive technology services to disabled people. The program is useful to educational administrators, teachers, special education teachers, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language specialists, rehabilitation specialists, program specialists, resource specialists, and psychologists (telephone: 310-243-3741; e-mail: [email protected] ca.us; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/at).

Community College Teaching Certificate.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the program is designed to enhance the skills and the employability of potential community college instructors (telephone: 310-243-2781; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/ccteaching).

Production and Inventory Control Certificate.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the program provides a broad education in the principles of production and inventory control. The program is taught by professionals currently employed in the field who are certified in production and inventory management (telephone: 310-243-3741; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/lapicsonline).

Purchasing Certificate.

Taught via asynchronous Internet, the program provides a broad education in the principles of procurement management and also helps students prepare for the Certified Purchasing Manager exam (telephone: 310-243-3741; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/purchasingonline).

Technical Writing Certificate of Completion.

The Technical Writing Certificate of Completion introduces students to the many aspects of contemporary technical writing practices and helps them develop the skills and confidence to communicate complex technical concepts simply and effectively (telephone: 310-243-3730; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.csudh.edu/extension/technicalwriting.htm).

Special Programs

The Center for Training and Development at CSUDH works closely with the business community to develop custom-designed training programs to help meet the demands of the fast-paced workplace of the new millennium. Programs are delivered via distance learning, on-site, and on the CSUDH campus.

Student Services

Faculty members are available to students via e-mail, telephone, and mail. Student services available at a distance include academic advising, technical support, online tutoring, and access to the library and bookstore.

Credit Options

Depending on the specific program, students may transfer credit earned at other accredited colleges and universities. For more information, students should visit the CSUDH distance learning Web site.

Faculty

CSU Dominguez Hills has more than 100 faculty members teaching distance learning courses. Most of these faculty members have doctoral degrees in their chosen fields.

Admission

Admission requirements vary for each program. Students should consult the CSUDH distance learning Web site for specific program requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees vary for each program. For specific cost information, students should consult the CSUDH distance learning Web site.

Financial Aid

More than $30 million in financial aid is disbursed to CSUDH students each year. Approximately 68 percent of CSUDH students receive some form of financial assistance, and most financial aid programs are available to qualified distance learning students. For further information, students should visit the financial aid Web site (http://www.csudh.edu/fin_aid/default.htm).

Applying

Application processes vary for each program, and campus visits are not required for any program. Students should consult the CSUDH distance learning Web site for specific application information.

CONTACT

Registration Office
College of Extended and International Education
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: 310-243-3741 877-GO-HILLS (toll-free)
Fax: 310-516-3971
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://dominguezonline.csudh.edu

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