The name change follows Jarvis being approved by its accrediting agency to offer its first graduate degrees: a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) in Spring 2023, which enabled the school’s change from college to university.
“The approval to offer master level degree programs is another milestone in the history of the institution,” said President Dr. Lester C. Newman. “I am proud to announce this expansion into graduate degree opportunities for our students. The fact that this announcement comes in the same year that we celebrate our 110th anniversary makes it all the more significant and memorable. Jarvis is moving forward, debt free and building momentum for the future.”
Dr. Benson Kariuki, dean of professional studies, said the MBA program is suitable for business professionals who want to move into leadership roles as administrators or managers.
“This MBA program focuses on ensuring that learners succeed in the marketplace by enhancing their business knowledge, acumen and leadership skills to make them promotable and employable in new and greater positions,” Kariuki said.
The new Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Jarvis is open to students with bachelor’s degrees in any discipline, said Dr. Saliba D. Mukoro, criminal justice professor and special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs, graduate studies and specialized accreditation.
“This program will prepare students for a wide variety of career positions in the fields of law enforcement, courts and corrections,” he said. “The program’s 36 credit hours can be completed between one or two years, depending on the student, and also prepares those students who choose to pursue a doctorate in criminal justice. The program will initiate online
Accreditation provides students confidence that their degrees from accredited institutions have value and live up to the institution’s promise of worth in higher education. The mission of SACSCOC is to assure the educational quality and to improve the effectiveness of its member higher education institutions in the southern states.
Jarvis Christian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Jarvis Christian College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Celebrating 110 years of educating a diverse population of students, Jarvis Christian College empowers students to achieve their career goals through an affordable academic experience that prepares them for today’s global economy. Whether a student is a recent high school graduate or a working adult seeking career advancement, Jarvis Christian College can help. Jarvis develops students of all ages intellectually, socially, spiritually and personally; and the Jarvis Promise provides them an opportunity to pursue an affordable education within an environment that is academically challenging yet supportive, nurturing and responsive to the needs of each student.