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Sullivan University

Sullivan University

Louisville, KY & Lexington, KY



Sullivan University

Sullivan University

Campus Locations:

3101 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
2355 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504

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Sullivan University - A School Unlike Any Other

School Locations:

Louisville, KY & Lexington, KY

School Accreditations:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Day-1 CPT Programs:

EMBA, MSMIT, MSM, Ph.D. in Management - IT

Estimated Tuition:

$31,680 (Master’s) / $70,200 (Phd’s)

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| About the School

Sullivan University is a private institution founded in 1962.

It offers career-focused higher education and is dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for its students' intellectual, social, and professional development.

Sullivan University now offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

The university first earned its fame in Business and Culinary Arts programs.

The students and faculty of the Culinary Arts programs have won multiple awards in numerous competitions in the US. Since 2021, Sullivan University has been supplying meals for NASA and the International Space Station.

Sullivan University has expanded into 6 professional colleges, including allied health, business & technology, hospitality studies, legal studies, nursing, pharmacy, and health sciences. There are 3,500 students, and the faculty-to-student ratio is 10:1.

About The School

| Accreditations

Sullivan University is accredited by:

  • the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), one of the most authoritative regional college accreditation in the United States

  • The Chinese Ministry of Education also accredits the university

  • Sullivan University has been approved by Kentucky to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Accreditations Accreditations

| School Locations

Sullivan University has three campuses in the state of Kentucky.

The Louisville and Lexington campuses offer the Day-1 CPT program. It is convenient for students residing in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri to choose the campus closest to them and drive there.

The main campus is located in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, and the nearby international airport provides convenient access to all major cities in the Midwest and East Coast of the United States.

Lexington Campus

2355 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington, KY 40504

Louisville Campus

3101 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205

| Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • A rich variety of programs to choose from

  • The university has a long history and good accreditation

  • The Ph.D. program offers Day-1 CPT

  • There are 4 times to apply for admission each year

  • Flexible class schedule

Pros and Cons

Cons:

  • The tuition is relatively high

  • It is less convenient for students to commute to the university from the east or west coast

| Day-1 CPT Programs

Day 1 CPT Policy

◎ F1 students

Sullivan University, in accordance with USCIS regulations, provides CPT work authorization to students.

For students in the EMBA, MSMIT, Dual Degree (MBA&MSMIT), or MSM (experiential learning track) programs, as per the curriculum, they are required to take a minimum of four Knowledge Management Practicum courses (MGT596, MGT597, MGT696, and MGT697; 1 credit each) to demonstrate the application of their acquired knowledge in practical work. Therefore, international students need to utilize CPT from the first day of enrollment.

Similarly, students in the Ph.D. in Management (IT Management Concentration) program are also required to take a minimum of four Knowledge Management Practicum courses (CSC734, CSC735, CSC736, and CSC737; 1 credit each) to demonstrate the application of their acquired knowledge in practical work. Therefore, international students need to utilize CPT from the first day of enrollment.

All Knowledge Management Practicum courses require students to attend unified classes in the 1st, 5th, and 8th weeks of each semester. Missing one class will result in the immediate termination of CPT authorization.

During the first four semesters, students must simultaneously enroll in Knowledge Management Practicum courses. Afterward, they no longer need to select courses in subsequent semesters and can directly utilize CPT (without paying the 1 credit for the Knowledge Management Practicum course).

◎ Day-1 CPT Class Format:

Sullivan University has a total of 4 semesters per year, with a 2-week break between each semester following the completion of 11 weeks of coursework.

In addition to Knowledge Management Practicum courses (for the first four semesters), F1 students need to choose two additional courses each semester (one Onsite course and one Online course).

  • Onsite courses require students to be present on campus during the 1st, 5th, and 8th weeks. Knowledge Management Practicum classes are held on Fridays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, and the chosen Onsite course takes place on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 5 PM (starting from the fifth semester, only Saturday classes are required). If class schedules coincide with holidays, adjustments will be made and communicated in advance. The second course, an Online course, allows students to study pre-recorded lessons at their own pace within the given deadlines for assignments and exams, offering great flexibility.

After three consecutive semesters of study, students can communicate with the school's DSO and take a break for one semester, but CPT cannot be used during the break.

◎ CPT Instruction

  • For the first four semesters, students need to select Knowledge Management Practicum courses (this step can be omitted starting from the fifth semester).

  • Students submit CPT application materials (Offer Letter, employer-signed CPT Cooperation Agreement, etc.) to the school's DSO.

  • Upon approval of CPT, students receive a new I-20 and can start working based on the CPT start date indicated on the I-20.

  • Normally, CPT applications are submitted after the start of the first semester, and CPT becomes effective within the first week. For subsequent semesters, CPT can be applied in advance to ensure no gaps in CPT authorization.

CPT Policies

On Saturdays during Onsite classes, Sullivan University's cafeteria offers a complimentary gourmet meal prepared by the school's culinary students.

Sullivan University’s graduate programs that offer Day 1 CPT:

EMBA, MSMIT, Dual Master’s (EMBA&MSMIT), MSM and PhD in Management, IT concentration

Executive Master of Business Administration

  • The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program aims to provide effective management skills for mid to senior-level professionals to adapt to today's highly competitive global environment. The EMBA program is similar to traditional MBA courses but places greater emphasis on practical application.

  • The program consists of 48 credits and can be completed in an average of 18 months.

Executive Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Managing Information Technology

  • The program focuses on professionals who aim to strengthen their data processing and information technology management skills. The courses are designed to enhance students' understanding of technical knowledge in their field, develop an awareness of emerging IT issues, and shape their ability to conduct independent research and make IT project management decisions. The program covers areas such as project management principles, organizational principles and behavior, communication, financial analysis, leadership and team development, information security and legal issues, and system development.

  • The program consists of 48 credits and can be completed in an average of 18 months.

Master of Science in Managing Information Technology

Dual Master’s in MBA & MSIT

  • The Dual Degree Graduate Program is designed for students who aim to obtain both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSIT) degree in the shortest possible time.

  • The program consists of 64 credits and can be completed in an average of 24 months.

Master of Science in Management

  • The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is designed for professionals in the workplace to help them engage in humanized management within organizations. The core courses cover methods and implementation of organizational assessment, strategic management of human assets, strategic planning in domestic and international environments, management communication, leadership, and ethical decision-making.

  • The program consists of 48 credits and can be completed in an average of 18 months.

Doctor of Philosophy

| Onsite Frequency

 Onsite Frequency

Onsite courses require students to be present on campus

  • during the 1st, 5th, and 8th weeks. Knowledge Management Practicum classes are held on Fridays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, and the chosen Onsite course takes place on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 5 PM (starting from the fifth semester, only Saturday classes are required).

  • If class schedules coincide with holidays, adjustments will be made and communicated in advance. The second course, an Online course, allows students to study pre-recorded lessons at their own pace within the given deadlines for assignments and exams, offering great flexibility.

  • After three consecutive semesters of study, students can communicate with the school's DSO and take a break for one semester, but CPT cannot be used during the break.

| Tuition and Scholarship

Students in the master’s and doctoral programs are charged with credit hours.

Day 1 CPT Program Per Credit Credit Hours Total Tuition
Master's $660 48 $31,680
Master's Dual Degree $660 64 $42,240
Doctoral $780 90 $70,200

**Additionally, there is an application fee of $100 for a doctoral program and $50 for other programs. Please contact us to waive the application fee. After enrollment, international students need to pay a $50 International Enrollment & Student Processing Fee.

| Scholarships

Scholarship

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  • No GPA, document requirement

  • Students are still eligible to apply for other scholarships

* GoElite MUST be mentioned in the student's original application form, or a FERPA form for GoElite must be submitted before acceptance is issued in order to qualify for the scholarship and receive referral credit.

Other Scholarships Include:

Other Scholarships Include:

Graduate School Scholarship (up to $4,500):

  • All students with a GPA over 3.0 can apply for this scholarship.

  • The scholarship will be distributed 6 times after being admitted

(3.0 - 3.24 cumulative GPA = $3,000 , 3.25 - 3.49 cumulative GPA = $3,600 , 3.5 and above cumulative GPA = $4,500)

Other Scholarships

| Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Sullivan University 2023-2024 Full Academic Calendar

  Quarter Start Date Quarter End Date
2023 Summer June 26 Sep 10
2023 Fall Sep 25 Dec 17
2024 Winter Jan 2 Mar 17
2024 Spring Mar 25 June 9

There are four quarters in each school year and a two-week break between each quarter.

The university will adjust the onsite class schedule if the onsite day is a holiday and students will be notified.

The online course does not have a fixed class schedule, and students can study at their own pace. They only need to complete the homework and tests before the deadline.

Students can choose to take a quarter-break after completing 3 quarters consecutively. However, they are not allowed to work under CPT during that quarter.

** The deadline for the doctoral program is 5 weeks before school starts.

*If you miss the application deadline, don't worry, contact us, CPTDog could work with School Admissions to expedite admission decisions within an average of 3 days.

| Application Guide

◎ Requirements

  1. Language: IELTS – 6.0, TOEFL – 70, PTE – 50, iTEP – 4.0. (The language requirement is waived if you have a bachelor’s degree in the US, or you can contact us to waive the language requirement)

  2. GPA 2.5+ from your previous degree

  3. Additional Requirements for Doctoral Programs

    • A U.S master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0+ or GMAT 600

    • Students from a management position in the IT industry are likely to be admitted

**If your GPA is lower than the requirement or did not reach the language test level, please contact us to assist!

◎ How to apply

  • Click here for the online application form

    (receive application fee waiver, program introductions, and free consultation)

  • Submit application materials

    • Application form and application fee (will be waived if apply through us)

    • Passport, I-94, I-20, and EAD card

    • Language test score

    • Transcript (transcript from outside of the U.S. needs to be certified by WES, ECE, or FECA)

    • Deposit statement ($26,820 for master’s programs, $30,060 for doctoral programs)

    • Resume

    • Statement of purpose (750 words)

    • 3 letters of recommendation (doctoral programs only)

  • Interview

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