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Graduate Program Learning Outcome Examples
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Identify an ethical dilemma and propose a solution (M.Acc.).
- Integrate and apply the functional areas of business to experiential business problems (M.B.A.)
- Evaluate the data security of businesses from a data and systems security perspective, and recommend and initiate appropriate procedures, policies, and security controls to ensure improved data and systems security (M.S., Business Cybersecurity Management).
- Use business analytics to synthesize data trends and competitive drivers (M.S., Business Data Analytics).
- Construct, evaluate, and manage diversified portfolios and effectively communicate the process (M.S., Finance).
- Evaluate evidentiary material associated with asset misappropriation (i.e., theft of assets) and complete fraud examinations that meet judicial standards of investigation (M.S., Forensic and Fraud Examination).
- Use foundational knowledge of individual behavior and
interpersonal relations in order to successfully manage and resolve conflict
through processes such as mediation and facilitation (M.S., Industrial Relations).
- Plan and manage music production processes and activities in recording and live music business sectors including scheduling, budgeting, equipment, personnel, union issues, and regulatory requirements (M.A., Music Industry).
- Employ a broad range of acting knowledge and skills in the creation and presentation of roles (M.F.A., Acting).
- Work with theatre professionals in their processes of production (M.F.A., Costume Design and Technology).
- Develop settings for productions of plays covering a range of styles, periods, and types of theatre, and utilization of techniques for production of a full range of theatrical effects (M.F.A., Scenic Design and Technology).
- Develop the lighting design of a production from concept to finished product (M.F.A., Lighting Design and Technology).
- Supervise the safe construction of scenery and properties within the scope of allocated/budgeted materials, labor/time, and space (M.F.A., Technical Direction).
- Construct a theoretical framework that addresses a particular opportunity or problem in agriculture, natural resources, or design and generalize that framework to aid in understanding similar opportunities or problems (M.Agr.).
- Incorporate professional information through the study of real-life problems in Morgantown, the state of West Virginia, and the region (M.L.A.).
- Produce and defend original research in their major area of study within forestry (M.S.F.).
- Design, conduct, and interpret the results of experiments (M.S., Entomology).
- Apply iterative design process to solve real world problems (M.S., Design and Merchandising).
- Critique and assess peer-reviewed literature and apply research findings to the resources and management of their emphasis area (Ph.D., Forest Resources Science).
- Engage in and conduct original research in Forest Resources Management or Wood Science and Technology (M.S., Forestry).
- Organize and to assess a community engagement project (Ph.D., Human and Community Development).
- Apply a broad range of social science theories and methods to policy, planning, and management challenges and opportunities in the recreation, tourism, and natural resource fields (M.S., Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources).
- Apply microeconomic theories to analyze resource economics and management issues (M.S., Resource Economics and Management).
- Interpret the meaning and implication of their data (M.S./Ph.D., Chemistry).
- Present and argue the historical, philosophical, and theoretical issues in communication studies (M.A./Ph.D., Communication Studies).
- Clearly articulate aesthetic principles (M.F.A., Creative Writing).
- Apply basic forensic science concepts and of specialty knowledge to problem solving (M.S./Ph.D., Forensic and Investigative Science).
- Engage in an applied geography project oriented to their professional goals (M.A., Geography).
- Identify research questions in geology (Ph.D., Geology).
- Abide by the ethical and professional principles of the discipline of history (M.A./Ph.D., History).
- Independently design and execute new experimental, theoretical, or computational studies that can address important scientific questions in physics and astronomy (M.S./Ph.D., Physics and Astronomy).
- Carry out systematic empirical research in political science, i.e. articulate a theoretical question, construct a rigorous research design, and analyze data or cases using appropriate methodological approaches (M.A./Ph.D., Political Science).
- Conduct and interpret statistical analyses (Ph.D., Psychology).
- Integrate public service values into human resource management (M.P.A.)
- Construct an integrated evidence-informed theoretical framework appropriate to the level and context of practice situations (M.S.W.).
- Apply sociological theories and methodological skills to evaluate social issues and develop a research program (Ph.D., Sociology).
- Responsibly and competently practice statistics in order to attain personal goals, either in a profession or in further educational experiences (M.S., Statistics).
- Respond responsibly to the legal, ethical, social, and cultural issues encountered when working with young children with special needs and their families in today’s world (M.A., Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education).
- Empower individuals and families to participate in program planning and decision making (M.A., Gifted Education).
- Provide high quality educational services to children and adolescents with mild/moderate disabilities in inclusive classrooms and resource rooms in elementary and secondary schools (M.A., Multicategorical Special Education).
- Design, implement and evaluate accommodations, adaptations, and interventions that are grounded in current evidence-based practices documented to be successful in the professional literature (M.A., Special Education).
- Critically evaluate and interpret relevant research to support evidence-based audiological practice (Au.D.).
- Plan, perform, and evaluate intervention of individuals with disorders of speech, oral and written language, swallowing, and related systems (M.S., Speech Pathology).
- Create informative reports of research and evaluation studies tailored appropriately for multiple stakeholders and decision-makers (M.A., Program Evaluation and Research).
implement, and evaluate the use of technology and
media in instruction and to support learning (M.A./Ed.D., Instructional
Design and Technology).Health Sciences
- Exhibit behaviors and values consistent with the professional trust given by patients, healthcare providers, and society (Pharm.D.).
- Formulate and implement the therapeutic intervention plan to facilitate occupational performance and participation that is culturally relevant (M.O.T.)
- Design experimental protocols and in conduct productive self-directed research (Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
- Apply responsible research practices to the conduct of their experiments (Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences).
- Recognize and explain the interrelationships within and between anatomical and physiological systems of the body (Ph.D., Cellular and Integrative Physiology).
- Communicate with and understand the research challenges and perspectives of each of the three branches of clinical and translational science (basic, clinical, and population sciences) (Ph.D., Clinical and Translational Science).
- Apply theories and methodologies to address fundamental questions in health-specific issues related to exercise physiology (Ph.D., Exercise Physiology).
- Advocate for quality patient care, as evidenced by recognizing system limitations and failures and contributing to healthcare safety and improvement (M.D.).
- Pursue independent research in specialized fields of Neuroscience and work with and contribute to interdisciplinary teams (Ph.D., Neuroscience).
- Provide culturally sensitive care distinguished by advocacy, trust, respect, and an appreciation for individual differences (D.P.T.).
- Design, obtain financial support for, conduct, manage, evaluate, and present research projects (M.S., Dental Hygiene).
- Determine a differential, provisional or definitive diagnosis for patients of all ages by interpreting and correlating findings from the history, clinical and radiographic examination and other diagnostic tests (D.D.S.).
- Assume a leadership role in advocacy and health care policy development (D.N.P.).
- Assume collaborative leadership roles in academia, health organizations, research teams, and scholarly networks (Ph.D., Nursing).
- Disseminate research findings through appropriate peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and to other public health community audiences (Ph.D., Public Health).
- Evaluate public health research data using inferential statistical techniques (M.P.H.).
- Manage standard statistical software to efficiently manage data structures (M.S., Biostatistics).
- Explain how marketing communicators use current analytic methods such as segmentation, profiling, and recency, frequency and monetary (RFM) analysis to deliver return on investment (ROI) for their clients (M.S., Data Marketing Communications).
- Design and organize marketing communications materials in a professional manner consistent with contemporary industry-specific standards (M.S., Integrated Marketing Communications).
- Articulate journalistic concepts, values and skills (M.S., Journalism).
- Build a comprehensive Safety and Health program based on loss control and regulations (M.S., Safety Management).
- Work independently in a collaborative environment (M.S., Aerospace Engineering).
- Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning (M.S., Civil Engineering).
- Investigate and develop solutions to advanced mining engineering problems (M.S., Mining Engineering).