Columbus State’s Grad School Expo to Showcase 30-Plus Programs

COLUMBUS, Ga. - A recently established doctorate in education highlights more than 30 graduate degree programs featured in Columbus State University’s Grad School Expo, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26 in the university’s Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, 3100 Gentian Blvd.

The event will showcase Columbus State’s recently established Graduate School, which will have program directors and professors on hand to discuss their programs. Financial aid and admissions representatives will detail scholarship and grant opportunities, as well as graduate admission requirements.

Prospective students who submit an application for enrollment during the open house will enter a drawing for a $500 scholarship. The winner will be announced the following week via the Graduate School Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/csugraduateschool

Among the expo’s featured programs, CSU’s Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership includes a track for teacher leaders and a separate leadership track for principals, other school administrators and school district officials.

The 63 credit-hour doctorate, now in its second year, is the cornerstone of the university’s Graduate School and Graduate Council, which also oversees 31 master’s and specialist degrees and “provides a framework supporting excellence in graduate research, scholarship, training and mentorship, which stands to raise the level of professionalism in our community and throughout the central Georgia corridor,” said CSU Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tom Hackett.

The programs include online degree options for secondary education separately in science and mathematics, plus “accomplished teaching,” applied computer science, and the MBA and MPA in government administration programs.

Many of the programs are nationally and internationally accredited and reinforced by the Graduate School as a regional pipeline for business professionals, counselors, teachers, environmental specialists, law enforcement officers, health service professionals and information technology specialists.

The Grad School Expo is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Paula Hecht at hecht_paula@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8967. For more information about the Graduate School, g o to http://gradschool.columbusstate.edu.