Graduate Catalog

College of Arts and Sciences

Karen A. Callaghan, Ph.D., Dean

TBA, Associate Dean for General Education

Ricardo Jimenez, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Pamela Hall, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Tamara Hamilton, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Grants and Sponsored Programs

Deborah Montague, M.B.A., Assistant Dean

William Russell, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, General Studies and Undeclared Programs

Faculty: Bacheller, Boudreau, Brewer, Capó-Iriarte, DesRosiers, Estevez, Ewing, Fairbanks, Feldman, Hall, Heller, Jones, Koncsol, Lauro, Lizama, Miranda, Murray, Muscarella, Padilla, Presmanes, Rytteke, Schaab, Swaner, Wated, Weber, Wondra

Graduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences is grounded in the mission of the University. At the graduate level, faculty and students work together as a community of scholars exploring questions and creating knowledge in their fields. The graduate experience contributes to the development of professionals who will have leadership roles in society. In this capacity, they are charged with carrying out Barry’s mission through their contributions to their professions and to their communities.

Graduate education is designed to train students to be professionals who will practice the following ideals:

  • Personal and professional integrity,
  • Personal responsibility to maintain professional competence through lifelong learning,
  • Service to the community,
  • Respect for diversity of people and ideas, and
  • Promotion of social justice.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers seven graduate programs. These programs are designed to provide successful graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make contributions to their profession and community at an advanced level.

Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences offer the following graduate degree programs:

Department of Fine Arts

  • Photography, M.F.A.
  • Photography, M.A.

Department of Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology, M.S.

Department of Theology

  • Theology, M.A.
  • Practical Theology and Ministry, M.A.
  • Certificate in Healthcare Ethics
  • Certificate in Liturgical Studies
  • Certificate in U.S.Hispanic/Latino(a) Ministry
  • Ministry, D.Min.
  • Pastoral Ministry for Hispanics, M.A. (SEPI)

The general policies that follow apply to all graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission Requirements and Policies

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution with at least a 3.0 grade point average (B) as indicated by official transcripts.
  • Sufficient undergraduate preparation or life experience. Some departments may choose to administer an -examination.
  • A short essay on personal career goals specifying how a graduate degree from Barry will help to fulfill these goals.
  • See individual degree programs for test requirements.
  • Admission is selective.
  • Provisional acceptance may be granted by the department.

Enrollment as a non-degree-seeking student in no way implies admission to a degree program.

Non-degree and provisional acceptance may be changed to regular matriculation upon completion of documentation, completion of six hours of graduate work receiving a B or better, and/or the completion of departmental requirements. Requires departmental approval.

Specific admission prerequisites and program requirements are listed under each degree.

Transfer Credits

A maximum of six graduate credit hours may be transferred from another college or university toward a graduate degree at Barry University. Such course work must be relevant to the discipline, at B level or better, must be earned within the seven-year time limitation of the degree, and must have approval of Department Chair/Director and Dean.

Time Limitation

A student will be allowed no more than a seven-year maximum to complete the program.


Advisement of all students pursuing graduate courses originates at the office of the Department Chair.

Thesis Copies

Each student is required to provide three bound copies and an electronic copy on a CD of the master’s thesis, one to remain in the Department and two copies and the cd to remain in the Library.

The Doctor of Ministry student is required to provide three bound copies and an electronic copy on a CD of the D.Min. Thesis, one to remain in the Department and two copies and the cd to remain in the Library.

Leave of Absence

Any student planning to take a leave of absence from the program for a semester or more must seek the written approval of the Chair/Director and of the Dean.


A student who has taken a leave of absence for one year must seek re-admittance into the particular program.

Probation and/or Dismissal

Any student who has received two C grades while in the program is liable to departmental or college action, including dismissal. Any grade below a C may be cause for dismissal from the graduate program in which the student is enrolled. No student will graduate with a grade point average below 3.0.


A limited number of assistantships are available. Inquire through the Chair for information.

Undergraduate Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences also offers the following undergraduate programs:

Advertising and Public Relations
Advertising Specialization Public Relations Specialization
International Advertising Specialization
ART History Specialization Graphic Design Specialization
Studio Art Specialization
Biology, General Pre-Professional Specialization
Biochemistry Specialization Pre-dental Specialization
Pre-medical Specialization Pre-pharmacy Specialization
Communication and Media Studies
Computer Information Sciences
Cybersecurity Specialization Digital Media Specialization

Computer Science

Cybersecurity Specialization Data Analytics Specialization
Digital Media Specialization
Literature Specialization Professional Writing Specialization
General Studies
International Studies
Marine Biology
Mathematical Sciences
 Data Analytics Specialization
Instrumental Performance Specialization Vocal Performance Specialization
Music Education Specialization
Photo Specialization Photo/Biomedical/Forensic Specialization
Political Science
Pre Engineering (Non Degree)
Pre Law
Forensic Psychology Specialization Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization
Child and Adolescent Development Specialization
Translation and Interpretation Specialization Language and Literature Specialization
Television and Digital Media
Acting Specialization Dance Theatre Production Specialization
Technical Theatre Specialization

Please refer to the Barry University Undergraduate Catalog for detailed information.