Columbus State Showcases Options for Earning Graduate Degrees

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University will stage a Graduate School Expo from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 29, offering prospective students an informal opportunity to talk to representatives about CSU’s 36 graduate degree programs.

The expo in Room 156 of CSU’s Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd., is free and open to the public. A light breakfast will be served. The expo offers prospective students an opportunity to explore program options in advance of CSU’s Dec. 10 deadline to apply for spring 2012 admission to most graduate programs.

The event will showcase graduate degree programs in education, business, public administration, health, leadership and more. The program also will feature recently established master’s programs in higher education leadership, music performance, history and nursing.

The Graduate School at Columbus State was established in January 2010, but CSU has been offering graduate degrees for nearly three decades. Most graduate programs schedule classes to serve the needs of students who work either full- or part-time.  A growing number of CSU's regionally and nationally accredited graduate programs offer classes that are taught either fully or partially online. Six fully online master’s degree programs are available in education, business, computer science and public administration.

Enrollment in graduate programs has decreased across the nation, but Columbus State has been bucking the trend, enrolling 1,267 students this fall. That reflects a 52.5 percent increase in graduate enrollment at Columbus State over the past five years.

For more information, call 706-568-2061 or visit ColumbusState.edu/gradschool.

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