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Division of Adult Professional Studies

William W. Walence, Chair

The Division of Adult Professional Studies offers degrees in undergraduate and graduate disciplines.  Division of Adult Professional Studies Programs are regionally accredited by Middle States Association and professionally accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).


Through a supportive, academic, learning environment, Roberts Wesleyan College's adult management programs seek to develop self-directed, lifelong learners for ethical and effective leadership in a changing world.


The programs housed in the Division are tailored specifically and uniquely to provide the answer to challenges faced by adults as they integrate attainment of their educational goals with their commitments to family, profession, and community.

The following programs are available:

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management

Since 1986, Roberts has provided non-traditional education options for adults with careers and families who aspire to earn a bachelor's degree.  The B.S. in Organizational Management is a degree completion program offered in a convenient format so that working adults can attain their educational goals through coursework in management theory and systems, finance, organizational dynamics, statistics, organizational change, effective communication, and contemporary issues.  Students can earn their degrees in fifteen months, attending class one evening per week.  The degree program continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of the students and the workplace.  Additional information about this program is available at

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

In the same non-traditional format of the Organizational Management Program, the B.S. in Public Safety Administration was specifically designed for working professionals in all areas of public safety: law enforcement and corrections officers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and public safety office staff.  With accelerated coursework, classes that meet one night a week, and a cohort of colleagues from the public sector, students in this program will apply real-life experiences to specialized coursework.  The eighteen-month program takes a systems-oriented approach to public administration and is applicable in all public safety organizations.  Additional information about this program is available at

Pathway Program

The Pathway Program was developed as the complementary support component of the degree completion programs at Rboerts.  Pathway provides opportunities for adult learners to satisfy credit requirements for the Organizational Management and Public Safety Administration degree completion programs.  Courses are offered in a five-week accelerated format on week nights and Saturdays.  These courses serve as an excellent introduction to non-traditional learning.  For additional information about this program, contact the program office at 585.594.6905.

Master of Science in Health Administration

Clinical and non-clinical health care professionals can earn an M.S. in Health Administration in eighteen months, attending class one night a week.  The curriculum is an innovative and contemporary blend of health administration and business course work and focuses on community-minded service leadership.  At the end of the program, students have the opportunity to interact with local health care executives in a consultation activity designed to provide the health care organization with answers to questions, research data, opportunity exploration, or project development, creating a vibrant opportunity for students to apply their knowledge through service to the community and the health care organization.  Additional information about this program is available at

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