Jarvis College to Offer First Masters Degrees | Local news

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Jarvis Christian College will offer its first master’s degrees in spring 2023 after receiving approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The approval also paves the way for Jarvis to move from college to university status if approved by school administrators.

Jarvis is on the cusp of offering a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ).

“The approval to offer master’s level programs is another milestone in the history of Jarvis Christian College,” said President Lester Newman. “I am proud to announce this expansion of graduate degree opportunities to our students. The fact that this announcement comes the same year that we celebrate our 110th anniversary makes it all the more important and memorable. Jarvis Christian College is moving forward, debt free and building momentum for the future.

Benson Kariuki, dean of Jarvis’ business department, said the program is suitable for professionals who want to advance to leadership positions as administrators or managers.

“This MBA program aims to ensure that learners succeed in the marketplace by enhancing their business knowledge, acumen and leadership skills to make them fit for promotion and employable in new and more important positions,” said Kariuki .

The new Master of Science in Criminal Justice at Jarvis is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, said Saliba D. Mukoro, professor of criminal justice and special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs, the graduate studies and specialized accreditation.

“This program will prepare students for a wide variety of career positions in law enforcement, courts and corrections,” he said.

“The 36 credit hours of the program can be completed between one or two years, depending on the student, and also prepares students who choose to pursue a doctorate in criminal justice. The program will start with an online option and add a face-to-face option during the first semesters. “

Accreditation gives students confidence that their degrees from accredited institutions are valuable and live up to the institution’s value promise in higher education, according to a statement from Jarvis.

The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to ensure the quality of education and improve the efficiency of its member higher education institutions in the southern states.

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