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Center for Arts in Medicine

Arts In Medicine Online Graduate Program

Current Students / Schedule of Courses

Schedule Overview

This page contains resources to help new and current students plan their time in our program.

Important Points to Keep in Mind
  • All first-semester students in our program complete two, 3-credit, 8-week core courses; Foundations (A) and Practice (B).
  • Almost all of our courses run for 8-weeks, taken back-to-back; term (A) then (B). Full-term courses (C) like Practicum or Capstone run for 16-weeks.
  • Your graduate advisor, Phillip J. Herr-Klepacki, will help you keep track of what's next; along with when and how to register for your required courses each term.
  • Current and new students may request a student check-in for advice regarding course scheduling.
  • Courses are asynchronous with no preset meeting timesany required live interaction is scheduled by the student. Assignments and discussions have specific due dates but learning and practice happen anytime 24/7.


Accelerated & Full-Term Courses

Most courses are offered during accelerated 8-week half-terms. Practicum and capstone are 16-week full-term courses.

  • (A) denotes the first 8-week half of a semester
  • (B) denotes the second 8-week half of a semester
  • (C) denotes the full 16-week semester

Sequence of Courses

Not all courses are taught every semester. Therefore, students must work closely with their graduate advisor to stay on track.

  • All core courses are taught in a specific sequential order.
  • MA students choose electives throughout the program.
  • MA students using federal financial aid should contact SFA to ensure they register for the required number of credits.

Select a program/cohort below to see the required sequence of courses. 

Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine

MA in Arts in Medicine Overview

Required Credits

MA students take 2 years (35 credits) to complete the Core Curriculum in the required sequence. Electives are optional every semester, but a minimum of 12 elective credit hours (typically 4 classes) must be completed to graduate. Your specific course sequence will vary according to your starting term.

Program Length

Spring cohorts can complete the program in at least 6 semesters
Fall cohorts can complete the program in at least 5 semesters
Fall cohort students may begin early with electives in the summer; completing the program in 6 semesters.

Prerequisite

Students without prior arts in health experience or coursework may apply to our program. However, they must satisfy a prerequisite prior to starting their coursework. Please review the application steps page for applicable prerequisite choices. You will receive instructions to satisfy your prerequisite, if applicable, after being admitted to the program.

Electives

Master's students may take electives at any time alongside the core curriculum. Check with your graduate advisor to learn about which electives are available each semester. You can visit our curriculum page to learn about all the possible electives in our program.

MA Sequence Starting w/ Core Curriculum (Spring Cohort)

Year One

Spring: Foundations (A) + Practice (B) + Elective(s)
Summer: Practicum (C) + *R&E (B) + Elective(s)
Fall: Professional Seminar (A) + *R&E (B) + Elective(s)

Year Two

Spring: Adv Prosem (A) + Capstone Proposal (B) + Elective(s)
Summer: *R&E (B) + Elective(s)
Fall: Capstone (C) + Elective(s)

Must take four electives minimum to graduate
*Research & Evaluation (R&E) only needs to be taken once

MA Sequence Starting w/ Summer Electives (Fall Cohort)

Year One

Summer: Electives (A, B, or C) + *R&E (B)
Fall: Foundaitons (A) + Practice (B) + *R&E (B) + Elective(s)
Spring: Practicum (C) + Elective(s)

Year Two

Summer: Professional Seminar (A) +  *R&E (B) + Elective(s)
Fall: Adv Prosem (A) + Cap. Propos. (B) + *R&E (B) + Elective(s)
Spring: Capstone (C) + Elective(s)

Must take four electives minimum to graduate
*Research & Evaluation (R&E) only needs to be taken once

MA Sequence Starting w/ Core Curriculum (Fall Cohort)

Year One

Fall: Foundations (A) + Practice (B) + Elective(s)
Spring: Practicum (C) + Elective(s)
Summer: Professional Seminar (A) + *R&E (B) + Elective(s)

Year Two

Fall: Adv Prosem (A) + Cap. Propos. (B) + *R&E (B) + Elective(s)
Spring: Capstone (C) + Elective(s)

Must take four electives minimum to graduate
*Research & Evaluation (R&E) only needs to be taken once

Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine

GC in Arts in Medicine Overview

Required Credits

This GC takes at least 10 months (12 credits) to complete. 

Track Length

Fall and Spring cohorts can complete this track in 3 semesters
There are no summer cohorts

Prerequisite

Students without prior arts in health experience or coursework may apply to our program. However, they must satisfy a prerequisite prior to starting their coursework. Please review the application steps page for applicable prerequisite choices.

GC in Arts in Medicine Sequence (Spring or Fall Cohort)

Spring Cohort

Spring: Foundations (A) + Practice (B)
Summer: AIM Practicum (C)
Fall: AIM Professional Seminar (A)

Fall Cohort

Fall: Foundations (A) + Practice (B)
Spring: AIM Practicum (C)
Summer: AIM Professional Seminar (A)

Note: Students without prior arts in health experience or coursework may apply to our program. However, they must satisfy a prerequisite prior to starting their coursework. Please review the application steps page for applicable prerequisite choices.

Graduate Certificate in Arts in Public Health

GC in Arts in Public Health Overview

Required Credits

This GC takes at least 12 months (12 credits) to complete

Track Length

Students that already satisfied the prerequisite can complete this program in 3 semesters
Students without an MPH may take a summer course and complete this program in 4 semesters
There are no spring starts

Prerequisite

Arts in Public Health students must take at least one (1) graduate-level public health course. Students may take this course at UF, online, during the Summer term. Applicants seeking to satisfy their prerequisite at UF must apply early, before March 1 each year. If a student already took a graduate-level public health course or earned a Masters of Public Health from a regionally accredited institution, then they have satisfied the prerequisite and may apply for the Fall term. Please review the application steps for details.

GC Sequence in Arts in Public Health (Fall Cohort)

Suggested Sequence

*Summer Prereq: Public Health Course (C) or Prior MPH
Fall: Foundations (A) + Practice (B)
Spring: Professional Seminar (A) + an 8-week break to prepare for practicum (B)
Summer: Practicum (C)

There are no Spring cohorts.

Combined Degree

Combined Degree BS/BM + MA in Arts in Medicine

Required Credits

The Combined Degree begins during the junior/senior year of undergrad. Students may take up to 12 dual-counted graduate credits as a junior or senior, which will replace 12 undergraduate credits. Dual-counted credits count toward both the Bachelor's and Master's degrees, saving tuition and time. Overall, a student must earn 35 graduate credits to complete the MA.

Length of Program

Upon graduating with their bachelor's, students typically complete their remaining MA courses over three more semesters (growth year). Electives become available during the growth year, and a minimum of 4 electives must be completed to graduate. The following course sequence is suggested:

Undergrad Sequence (12 credits, 3 or 4 semesters)

Fall A or Spring A: Creativity & Health+ Practice + Undergrad Coursework
Spring or Summer C: Practicum (16 weeks) + Undergrad Coursework
Fall A or Summer A: Professional Seminar + Undergrad Coursework

Growth Year Sequence (24 credits, 3 semesters)

Summer B: Research & Evaluation + Elective(s)
Fall A + B: Advanced Prosem + Capstone Proposal + Elective(s)
Spring A + B: Capstone + Elective(s)

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