Do you want to learn more about the Graduate Psychology Programs at the University of Indianapolis?

Here is your chance.  The School of Psychological Sciences will be hosting an open house/information session on Friday, September 4.  Anyone interested in learning more about obtaining a doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) or a master's degree in clinical psychology or mental health counseling should plan to attend.  The open house will give you the opportunity to talk to faculty, staff and current students about our graduate programs so you can make an informed decision when you choose a school to attend.  If you need more information or want to reserve a spot, please email Dr. Margie Keaton at

Open House/Information Session

Friday, September 4, 2009

8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Good Hall Recital Hall (Room 105)

Continental breakfast and registration at 8:00 a.m.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Dr. Margie Keaton at

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What mentoring system is in place for graduate psychology?

Once you have accepted an offer for admission to the doctoral psychology program or the psychology master's degree programs in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis you will be contacted by the Graduate Psychology Association (GPA) to be assigned a peer mentor to help you acclimate to your new environment.  The GPA is a student-run organization.  Current graduate students volunteer to mentor the new incoming students.  Your peer mentor can help you with many things, such as advising about 'good' apartments, finding your way around campus or Indy, forming study groups or just finding the best grad student relaxation spots around.  Your peer mentor will work with you as long as you want or need.  Of course, you will also be assigned a faculty advisor who can help you in any number of ways, personal or academic.   
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UINDY MBA students return from Europe

University of Indianapolis MBA students, recently returned from the annual MBA overseas trip. Trip leader was Dr Kathy Bohley. This year the students visited The Bank of England in London UK, the Paris Metro Authority, Paris, France and the University of Indianapolis campus in Athens Greece. Previous trips have included visits to Best Buy in Shanghai, China, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, IBM in Gurgaon, India, and the Ministry of Finance in Dubai, UAE. These trips focus on understanding the cross cultural diversity issues facing companies conducting business on a global scale. The trip and acompanying coursework fulfills an elective in our new International Business major. To learn more, contact us at 317-788-3340 or

MBA Students at the Eiffel tower








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Can I transfer credits from another school for the psychology masters or doctoral program?

Yes, you can!  Up to 15 hours of equivalent graduate coursework can be transferred for either the psychology doctoral program or the psychology master's programs.  Because of APA requirements the transferred courses must be equivalent to courses offered in the UIndy curriculum.  You must have attained a grade of B or better for the transfer credit to be considered.  Also, any transferred coursework must have been completed within the past 5 years.  You must petition for transfer credit and supply a detailed course syllabus and academic transcript.  There are specific deadlines that must be adhered to for your petition to be considered.  In certain limited situations more than 15 credit hours of transfer credit may be considered.  Please contact the Director of Graduate Programs at or the Director of Student Services at if you have specific questions.   
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How soon can I earn my doctorate in clinical psychology?

There are several options for completion of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Indianapolis.  Your unique circumstances will determine which program you choose.  The fastest route to the doctorate degree in clinical psychology and the minimum length of time allowed by state law licensing requirements is the 3 + 1 program.  This program gives you three years of coursework and one year of internship and is most popular with students entering the doctoral program with a master's degree in clinical psychology.  The 4 + 1 program is the most commonly selected program.  The 4 + 1 program allows you to complete a master's degree along with the doctorate, gives you time to complete your dissertation prior to going on internship and gives you the option to add extra practicum hours to your resume.  The master's degree, the completed dissertation and the extra practicum will give you a definite advantage when it comes to internship time.  There is also a 5 + 1 program for anyone who needs a less intense course load for completing their degree.  Once you begin your program you will have plenty of opportunity to discuss these options with your advisor. 

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University of Indianapolis MBA Announces New Certificate Program!

The University of Indianapolis MBA program has recently added International Business to the available certificates in the MBA program.

The International Business concentration includes courses in international business and marketing and travel.   A global business seminar offers students the opportunity to travel and study abroad. This seminar provides participants an opportunity to develop insight into the cultural, economical, and political environments of each country to be visited.

Other certificate areas include; Finance, Marketing, Global Supply Chain Management, Organizational Leadership and Technology Management.

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GMAT Pretest Dates at University of Indianapolis

Secure Your Future!  Earn a MBA at the University of Indianapolis!

We will be hosting a GMAT pretest on the upcoming dates of July 25, September 19 and October 24,2009.    The testing will be in Esch Hall , Room 4 and begin at 10:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

More information on how to register for the pretest can be found at

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When do I apply for a Graduate Psychology program?

If you are seeking a doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Indianapolis all application material must be submitted by January 10 to be considered for the fall class.

If you are interested in a psychology master's degree in clinical psychology or mental health counseling you must submit all application documentation by February 25 to be considered for the fall class. 

Late applications for either the doctoral degree in psychology or either of the psychology master's degrees will only be considered if there are spaces available in the class. 

You can learn more about what documents you will need to submit for the master's program or the doctoral program by visiting our website.
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Testing required!

Hate standardized tests?  Sorry, but there is no way out of the GRE requirement for admission to the School of Psychological Sciences doctoral or master's programs.  And you need to score well to be competitive with the majority of our applicants.
Took the GRE, but it was long ago?  Sorry, but if it was more that five years ago you will have to do it again. 
What score must I get?  If you scored below 500 on any part, you really need to do some more studying and try to improve your scores.  Our average scores for the incoming class of 2008 were 600 for the doctoral (PsyD) program and 520 for the psychology master's programs on the verbal, quantitative and psychology subject sections of the GRE.  You don't have to take the GRE Psychology Subject test, but scoring well can give you an advantage over someone who did not take the test or someone who did not do too well.  If you don't score well, it will not count against you, so just DO IT!
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Career Advisor in the School for Adult Learning

The School for Adult Learning (SAL) at the University of Indianapolis welcomes our newest staff member, Robbin Sally our Career Advisor.  Each day the news reports mention more layoffs and job cuts. SAL is dedicated to helping our adult students and providing them the best service.  Robbin Sally is available to help our students with every aspect of the job search not only as the student nears graduation, but also as they are working toward their degree.

Robbin counsels students in writing resumes and cover letters, determining areas for career exploration, and finding a job.  And, if students are interested in attending graduate school, Robbin has the information needed for this step.  Recently, our Career Advisor held a Job Networking session for students who may be searching for a job while attending school.  

The School for Adult Learning is a full-service office.  An Academic Advisor, our Career Advisor, our Financial Aid Advisor, and our administrative staff work evening hours to help our students when they come to campus for class.  SAL is dedicated to the success of our students, and we now have a Career Advisor to assist our adult students.

For more information about the Accelerated degree program for adults at the University of Indianapolis, contact us at or 317-788-3393.  We're here to help you succeed.
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How do I apply for Graduate Psychology programs?

Now that you know something about the University of                      
Indianapolis and the School of Psychological Sciences, I'm sure
you are wondering how to apply for the doctoral degree in clinical
psychology or a psychology master's degree.  It's very easy, but
there are deadlines to consider.  Applications for the doctoral
degree in clinical psychology (PsyD) must be postmarked by
January 10 and psychology master's degree applications must be
postmarked by February 25.  Here's what you need to do:
  1. Go to the SoPS website, complete the online application and pay the $55 application fee.  You will also submit your personal statement at this time.
  2. Ask three people to write letters of recommendation for you.  Be careful when you choose these people.  The idea here is to give us more insight into your potential to succeed in our programs.
  3. Contact each of your post-secondary schools to request an official transcript be sent to the University of Indianapolis, School of Psychological Sciences.
  4. Sign up and take the GRE General Test and the GRE Psychology Subject Test and send the scores to us.  The Psych Subject test is not required, but it can certainly help you!
  5. If you are an international student there are a few more things you must do.

That's all there is to it.  We will let you know as soon as we receive your application.  Still not sure?  Receive a viewbook by mail or email the Director of Student Services at or visit our website.
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SAL Graduation Celebration

The University of Indianapolis School for Adult Learning (SAL) celebrated with our graduates and their families on Saturday, May 2nd.   The SAL Faculty and Staff saluted our graduates as they completed this chapter in their life.  The morning started with nineteen of our SAL students being inducted into the Alpha Nu chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the National Honorary Society for Adult Students.  Our Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter sponsor, Bob Burchfield, remarked of these inductees,  "these are the best of the best."

William R. Wash was recognized as the Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year for 2009 in the School for Adult Learning, as voted on by SAL students (along with departmental eligibility criteria). Bill teaches Management courses in SAL and is employed full-time at Harlan Laboratories, Inc.

Bryant Marian, a 2009 SAL graduate, shared his thoughts on what the School for Adult Learning has meant to him as he worked to finish his degree.  In less than two years, Bryant  completed his baccalaureate degree.

Our graduates shared their excitement in knowing their hard work and determination had paid off.  Many are going on to graduate school and several are moving into new positions. All are proud of what they have accomplished.

Contact the SAL office, 31 7-788-3393 or,  to learn more about our accelerated evening degree program for adults.  We can celebrate your graduation before you know it.
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Graduation Day

This Saturday, May 2nd, the School for Adult Learning (SAL) students will join other University of Indianapolis graduates at our annual commencement ceremony. This year 73 adult students will receive their diploma. This diploma represents their commitment and dedicated work as they completed their baccalaureate degrees.  Our students have met the challenges their instructors gave them, and have achieved their lifelong goal.  

The reasons these 73 adult students returned to school vary.  Many wanted to achieve this goal, others wanted to set an example for their children, still others are hoping to find a better paying job.  Whatever their reason for joining the SAL program, they completed their journey and will  celebrate their accomplishments this Saturday.   

If you would like to learn more about our accelerated evening degree program for adult students, contact the SAL office at 317-788-3393. We have the help in place so you can achieve your goal of a college degree.  You will be in a class with other adults. Our classes meet just one night per week for five weeks, and financial aid is available.  To begin your journey, you need a high school diploma or a GED.  Don't wait. Our summer classes begin soon.

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Financial Aid for iLEAD and Graduate Education Programs

At the University of Indianapolis, a graduate degree in iLEAD (our principal leadership program) or our teacher education programs will help you build your knowledge, advance in your field, or embark on a new career.  Following admission to education graduate programs, students want information about cost and financial aid.  Cost per credit hour for iLEAD classes is $360.  Financial assistance is available for School of Education masters degree and certification programs.  A good place to start is the University of Indianapolis Financial Aid Office at 1-800-232-8634 or

Filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and completing the UAPP (University Financial Aid Application) are the first steps for obtaining financial aid.  The main sources of assistance are the Federal Stafford Loan and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan.  Other resources are described through the University of Indianapolis Office of Financial Aid links, including  Personal attention is a priority for University of Indianapolis staff, as we work to explore multiple financing options for our graduate education students.  These may include private alternative loans, United Methodist loans, and other possibilities described on our web site at

If you are beginning an iLEAD principal     
leadership program in May or September,
2009, you may want to access financial aid forms for graduate students on our website at
We want to help our students plan for the smoothest transition possible in preparation for becoming educational  leaders.  We welcome the opportunity to help you.  If you have questions or need more details, please visit our website at, or contact Chemain Arens, School of Education Graduate Programs, at (317) 788-6098.

The University of Indianapolis, or UIndy, is a comprehensive, independent, student-friendly institution, located just minutes from a thriving city center.  Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you become more effective in your daily work with students, to maximize your potential, and to prepare you for leadership.  UIndy is distinguished by highly respected undergraduate programs in teacher education, communications, and the health sciences, nationally ranked graduate programs, and Centers of Excellence focusing on aging studies and education reform.  Personal attention, small interactive classes, and flexible programming are the rule rather than the exception.  In the next blog, we'll talk more about the iLEAD student capstone projects.

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Dr. Tony Bennett Visits iLEAD Cohort VI

Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, visited the University of Indianapolis EDUC 605 (Using Data to Build High Performing Learning Cultures) class in the iLEAD principal leadership program on Saturday, March 21st.  Dr. Bennett's presentation was an excellent opportunity for students in our graduate education program to hear his reflections on his first months in office and ask questions to enhance their ability to develop sustainable plans for increasing student achievement.  Cohort VI includes 23 students who began their masters degree in education/licensure course work in September, 2008 in an executive-style program with personal attention and small class sizes.

During his conversation with Cohort VI, Dr. Bennett reviewed his goals for student achievement and his focus on student needs.  He expressed strong support for the value of mentors in graduate education programs, citing the impact experienced administrators had on his skill developmdent.  Dr. Bennett emphasized his continuing efforts to create "multiple pathways to do the job," a concept which resonates with UIndy's varied options for a rewarding masters degree in education and certification opportunities.   

Cohort VI students were enthusiastic about the chance to interact with Indiana's educational leader.  Following the presentation, Dr. Bennett toured the School of Education department and visited with seniors participating in the Kappa Delta Pi Candidate Practice Interview Day for our teacher education program.  He also greeted State Board members for the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children who were meeting at the University of Indianapolis on March 21st.   All of these activities reflect the UIndy focus in our teacher education and our principal preparation programs on providing interactive experiences for personal growth to help you become more effective in your daily work with students, to maximize your potential, and 
increase your leadership skills.  

If you have questions or need more details, please visit our web site at, or contact Chemain Arens, School of Education Graduate Programs, at (317) 788-6098.

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Online education, economy hot topics at AGHE

Some things never change. But others will not stay the same no matter how hard we wish or work to make it so. At the recent Annual Meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) in San Antonio, much focus was on two issues that are currently running wild like a Texas steer on a rampage – the global economic crisis and the demand for the use of technology in the delivery of education.

At the AGHE conference, there were hundreds of academics and students in attendance representing colleges and universities from around the country. I made it a point to attend a variety of meetings, presentations and discussions on different topics related to aging issues. Almost every session that I attended included questions and concerns from participants about the effects of the economic downturn on our academic programs and also how the demand for online learning options is forcing changes in the way we plan and conduct our courses.

These are difficult times we are facing and there is great uncertainty about what the future holds. When we dwell on the uncertainties we may feel powerless. However, there are always opportunities that manifest in the midst of hardship. Lessons from history have taught us that to effectively address the issues and move forward beyond the difficulties requires creative thinking and innovation.

In the Aging Studies program at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC), we’re working to incorporate technologies such as Skype, SnapKast and various other Web 2.0 technologies into our undergraduate and graduate certificate programs and our graduate degree programs, all of which have always been delivered in an online format via Blackboard.

By facing the challenges before us and working together to make improvements, we can become empowered and create positive changes that make a difference. Change happens whether we want it to or not and every day we grow older – it just happens naturally, but getting better with age happens on purpose.

Tamara Wolske, MS
Academic Program Director
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iLEAD Program Now Recruiting for 2009 Summer and Fall Cohorts

Are you passionate about improving student achievement?  Do you have the vision and drive it takes to create a school environment that values and supports learning for all students?  Take your teaching career to the next level and become an educational leader!  Bottom line?  When you have completed the iLEAD principal leadership program, you will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to serve as a change agent in your school and your community.  Learn more about this graduate education program at

We are now recruiting for 2009 summer and fall cohorts.  To apply for the iLEAD masters degree in education/principal leadership program, submit a dossier, which should include the items listed below to Chemain Arens in the School of Education at the University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227.  Contact Chemain at or (317) 788-6098.  Interviews will be conducted with a select number of prospective candidates after an initial review of their dossier is complete.  Online application documents may be found at  Here’s what you’ll need:

1.       Completed application with writing sample

2.       Official post-secondary transcripts

3.       Vita or resume

4.       At least three (3) letters of recommendation

5.       Agreement from your school corporation for release time to complete required field experiences

6.       Interview with the University of Indianapolis iLEAD coordinators


Our newest graduate education leadership community, Cohort VII, will begin their program Saturday, May 16, 2009.  Cohort VIII will start Saturday, September 12, 2009.  The iLEAD principal leadership courses are offered so that candidates can complete their program of study in 18 months in an executive-style format.  Cohort VII will finish in December, 2010 and Cohort VIII in May, 2011.  Learn more about how iLEAD can help you achieve your professional goals in a graduate education program at a college with personal attention, the University of Indianapolis.
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Want to major in psychology at the University of Indianapolis?

The study of psychology  includes  understanding the relationship between brain functioning and behavior and cognition, including learning and memory. Some psychologists  study personality and social relationships, while some focus their studies on how we change as we age, or on organizations, families, or clinical conditions.

Many students major in psychology to prepare for a master's degree in psychology or a doctoral degree in psychology. Some psychology students seek  graduate training in social work, occupational or physical therapy, or similar fields. Others use their knowledge to help them become more effective nurses, managers, marketing professionals, or teachers. 

The University of Indianapolis offers small class sizes at a faith-based college that allows for personal interaction and discussion with professors.  With insightful research experiences, the University of Indianapolis helps prepare you for graduate school or employment after graduation. For more information or earning a degree in psychology, visit For more information about the graduate degree programs at UIndy, visit

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School Leadership for the 21st Century

Take your teaching career to the next level and become an educational leader!   Complete the innovative 18-month iLEAD principal leadership program at the University of Indianapolis.  This Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (Masters degree in education) is designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers who seek careers as building-level principals, department heads, and other academic leaders.  Unlike traditional graduate education programs and teacher education programs, iLEAD classes meet on select Saturdays in an executive style format for 18 months.

The executive or hybrid program will help you achieve your professional goals in a project-based principal leadership program with field experiences to research and solve problems.  You will interact with clinical faculty in the graduate education program, current practitioners, and proven school leaders who possess a wealth of inside knowledge and expertise.  You will complete dynamic on line assignments in collaboration with your cohort group.

You will receive your Masters degree in education and prepare for licensure.  If you already hold a masters degree (MA in education), you will complete 24 credit hours of coursework and be prepared to take the Indiana Building Administrator License exam.  If you have questions or need more details, please visit our web site at, or contact Chemain Arens, School of Education Graduate Programs, at (317) 788-6098.




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Welcome to the University of Indianapolis School of Education Graduate Programs: Introduction to the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship

Our first class of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship at the University of Indianapolis will begin in the summer or 2009 with school-based experiences from day one.  UIndy Fellows will be immersed in classrooms, and these clinical experiences will be closely linked with the project-based curriculum in their graduate education program.   

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship at the University of Indianapolis leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree which will prepare you to become a mathematics, life science, or chemistry teacher at the middle and high school levels.  UIndy is one of four Indiana universities participating in the launch of this graduate education program through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.  The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:

  • Have completed or are completing a math or science major as undergraduates, or who have significant work experience in math- and science-related fields
  • Graduate in the top 10 percent of their class, and/or demonstrate strong potential through professional accomplishments
  • Are interested in teaching in a high-need school in Indiana
  • Are willing to reside in Indiana while completing their masters degree in education and three–year teaching commitment.

The fellowship in our graduate education program does not require previous coursework in education nor prior teaching experience.  UIndy Woodrow Wilson Fellows will become teacher-leaders for 21st century urban schools and will be prepared to lead their own classroom, with mentoring, during the second semester of the program.  Applicants must apply to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation by December 15th of each year to begin graduate studies in the following summer.  For more information, visit the Fellowship’s website at, our web site at, or contact Dr. Jen Drake at

The University of Indianapolis, or UIndy is a comprehensive, independent, student-friendly institution located just minutes from a thriving city center.  Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you become more effective in your daily work with students, to maximize your potential, and to prepare you for leadership.  UIndy is distinguished by highly respected undergraduate programs in teacher education, communications, and the health sciences, nationally ranked graduate programs, and Centers of Excellence focusing on aging studies and education reform.   Personal attention, small, interactive classes, and flexible programming are the rule rather than the exception. 



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