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Frequently Asked Questions for Hybrid Executive Programs

  • Can an international student participate in immediate Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for the Hybrid Executive program?
    • Yes.  Each semester, Curricular Practical Training is intertwined throughout the program to help students reinforce learning objectives from the semester’s course as part of the program.
  • Am I required to be employed full-time when I start the program?
    • Students are required to be employed full-time for them to qualify for this program and maintain full-time employment while they are pursuing the program.
  • What are the application deadlines?
    • You should apply at least 60 days prior to the class start date.
  • What documents do I need to apply for the Hybrid Executive program?
    • Admissions requirements can be found here
  • I am currently studying in another university as an F1 student – can I join the Hybrid program?
    • Working full-time at the time of application and during the program is a requirement for admissions. If you are not working full-time, you do not qualify for this program. Please check our graduate programs offered to international students.
  • What will happen if I fail to attend the semester’s weekend residency? Can I attend virtually?
    • Attending all weekend residencies are mandatory to maintain your F1 immigration status for the program and students must attend each residency session in person to meet the requirement.  Missing a single residency session during the cohort will result in dismissal from the program.
  • What is the minimum credit requirement per semester?
    • The Hybrid Executive program is a cohort program that consists of 6 credit hours (2 graduate courses) per semester which is the minimum required credits required to be considered full-time plus 1 credit hour of CPT for each semester. Total of 8 credit hours per semester.
  • Can I continue if I miss one semester?
    • No. This program is set-up as a cohort and you cannot miss a semester.
  • How long will it take to complete the program? Can I complete it faster?
    • The hybrid cohort is offered in 5 sixteen-week semesters. So, the program completion time is 2.5 years.  Since, it is a cohort program, you cannot complete the program any earlier.
  • How often can I take semester breaks in this program?
    • Cohorts meet every fall and spring.  Summer classes are not offered, so you can take a break b   between June-August.
  • Is there a minimum grade requirement?
    • All graduate students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be able to graduate.