As a graduate student you take courses online, have individual meetings with faculty and attend occasional weekend residencies.
Choose from several programs leading to a Master's degree.
- M.A. in Adult Learning
- Master of Business Administration
- M.A. in Labor and Policy Studies
- M.A. in Liberal Studies
- M.A. in Social Policy
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- M.A. in Community and Economic Development
Online Study Provides Flexibility and Convenience
You complete your work in the School for Graduate Studies predominantly through online courses.
Through online study you can:
- interact with your instructors, faculty mentor and fellow students when it's most convenient
- access course resources and information and the fully online library at any time of the day or week
- make use of discussion spaces and high-end enhancements including self-assessments, simulations and modeling (where appropriate)
Faculty Mentors Provide Expert Personal Attention
Your faculty mentor is your resource and guide from the moment you are accepted through the time you earn your degree.
With your mentor, you:
- plan your entire degree program
- outline the topics and sequence of any elective courses
- develop the topic and approach to your final project
Residencies Provide Opportunities to Network, Collaborate and Learn
Weekend residencies complement the online courses by providing you the opportunity to meet faculty and interact with students from across the state and country. Residencies enhance your learning by enabling you to meet faculty and to network with others who share similar academic and professional interests.
Residency experiences may include:
- analysis and discussion of common readings and case studies
- team building activities
- simulations and mock legislative hearings
- oral presentations
- working sessions on developing your final project
Blending online courses with face-to-face interaction at weekend residencies has proved a productive approach for mature, adult learners.
The School for Graduate Studies also offers certificate programs in:
- Child and Family Advocacy (12 credits)
- Community Advocacy (12 credits)
- Financial Management and Analysis (12 credits)
- Global Brand Marketing (12 credits)
- Health Care Management (12 credits)
- Human Resource Management (12 credits)
- Nonprofit Management (12 credits)
- Project Management (12 credits)
- Public History (15 credits)
- Public Sector Labor and Employment Policy (12 credits)
- Veterans' Services (12 credits)
- Women's and Gender Studies (12 credits)