4 About Central Michigan University 7 Maximize the return on your graduate investment 9 Research and creative endeavors 10 Graduate programs listing 12 Student life and opportunities 14 CMU and Mount Pleasant communities
GRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING
16 Campus map 17 Graduate program application process 18 Financing your graduate education
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By location On-campus 19,858
Flight times to Detroit 1:25. . . . . . . Washington, D.C. 1:40. . . . . . . Charlotte 1:45. . . . . . . Des Moines 1:50. . . . . . . Atlanta 2:00. . . . . . . Little Rock 2:00. . . . . . . New York — JFK 2:05. . . . . . . Boston 2:35. . . . . . . Dallas 4:10. . . . . . . Los Angeles 4
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5% Not reported 5% Other
Global campus programs 7,211
35-39 40 and older
Drive times to Mount Pleasant 2:15. . . . . . . . .Detroit airport 4:03. . . . . . . . .Chicago 5:14. . . . . . . . .Milwaukee 4:48. . . . . . . . .Indianapolis 4:30. . . . . . . . .Cleveland 4:56. . . . . . . . .Columbus 6:08. . . . . . . . .Pittsburgh 7:57. . . . . . . . .St. Louis
29% Nonresident alien*
Year CMU was founded
Cleveland Pittsburgh Columbus Washington, D.C. Indianapolis
Des Moines Chicago
Programs Bachelor’s . . . . . . . . . . 200+ Master’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Specialist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Certificate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Doctoral. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Little Rock Atlanta
*Students with temporary visas Sources: Institutional Research, Common Data Set Fall 2014
Represented in on-campus undergraduate and graduate student enrollment
GREAT LAKES RESEARCH
BIOLOGICAL STATION ON BEAVER ISLAND
“THE CMU BIOLOGICAL STATION ON BEAVER ISLAND PROVIDES DR. DONALD G. UZARSKI Director of CMU Institute for Great Lakes Research, Director of CMU Biological Station, Professor of Biology
AN UNPARALLELED PLATFORM FOR DOING GREAT LAKES RESEARCH. GRADUATE STUDENTS BECOME IMMERSED in the science and the community of researchers studying the Great Lakes ecosystem and, therefore, often consider the experience the most valuable of their academic careers.” Graduate Studies | 5
CMU CAREER SERVICES ANNUAL DATA
DREW ST. AUBIN, ’10 Master of Science in Administration Currently: Assistant Athletic Director of Major Gifts for San Diego State University
“YOU NEED HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TO REALLY KNOW IF WHAT YOU’RE PLANNING TO DO IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, SOMETHING YOU CAN REMAIN PASSIONATE ABOUT OR SOMETHING YOU SEE AS A CAREER CHOICE. Because of all the real-world opportunities presented through the MSA program, I knew college athletics was where I wanted to be.” … TAKE THE RISK
“Most of the time, your first opportunity out of graduate school isn’t going to be your dream job. Take risks and pursue opportunities that will set you up for the long term. But most importantly, enjoy the moment and enjoy being a Chippewa!”
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Here’s a look into how our Career Services office connects students and employers. careers.cmich.edu
1,500+ STUDENT RÉSUMÉ, COVER LETTER AND WRITING SAMPLES CRITIQUED
4,100+ CAREER-ADVISING APPOINTMENTS COMPLETED
1,700+ MOCK INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED BY CAREER SERVICES
1,000+ ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED BY EMPLOYERS
1,800+ EMPLOYERS WITH CMU RECRUITING ACCOUNTS
4,800+ JOBS POSTED BY EMPLOYERS
PARK LIBRARY BABER ROOM
Resources are available to help you manage your investment.
ROI on your graduate degree
o help you achieve a high return on your investment, CMU offers programs and resources to connect you with professionals in your field of interest and potential employers seeking employees with your credentials. Academic programs reporting at or near 100 percent job placement or acceptance into doctoral programs include geographic information science, mathematics, computer science, exercise physiology, psychology, Spanish, history, speech-language pathology, physician assistant, physical therapy, audiology, all MSA programs and others.
☰☰CMU CAREER SERVICES
Fire up your career with Career Services. This on-campus resource provides access to numerous internships, assistantships, employers and jobs. Receive a résumé critique and use mock interviews to ensure you’re ready for the workplace.
At CMU, you’re surrounded by people dedicated to helping you get the most out of your time here. CMU’s faculty and academic advisors will guide you through everything from planning your schedule to accepting your diploma. In addition, places such as the Mathematics Assistance Center, Writing Center, Counseling Center, University Health Services and other service centers will help you keep your education and life on track.
☰☰EMPLOYER PARTNERSHIPS CMU partners with more than 1,000 employers to bring them to campus for job fairs and interviews. With an online database of more than 4,000 employment opportunities, internships and events, you can connect with the organizations you want to launch your career.
☰☰ALUMNI NETWORK When you graduate from Central Michigan University, you will become part of a family that’s nearly 215,000 people strong who proudly call themselves CMU alumni. With alumni working worldwide, you’ll have connections to network with fellow Chippewas wherever life takes you.
☰☰ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING From specially scheduled individual visits to employer job fairs, more and more businesses and companies are visiting CMU to hire its students. These businesses include General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Ford Motor Co., 3M, Rockwell Collins and many others.
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NATALIE SAUCEDO Hometown: Cadillac, Michigan Graduate program: Master of Public Administration
“IN MY FIRST SEMESTER AS A GRADUATE STUDENT AND A SCHOLAR IN NONPROFIT STUDIES, DR. BIOSCIENCES LAB
NATHAN GRASSE GUIDED ME THROUGH MY INDEPENDENT STUDIES. HE HELPED ME WITH MY RESEARCH AND OFFERED SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO BE A PART OF HIS OWN RESEARCH PROJECTS.” ... DECIDING TO ATTEND
“I wanted to be able to utilize the skills I had learned as an undergraduate to become a professional in my field. Learning has always been a passion and a goal I have set for myself, so graduate school was the perfect fit.”
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GREAT LAKES RESEARCH
ENGINEERING CLEAN ROOM
As a Chippewa, you’ll get hands-on experiences at a university leading in many research areas.
onsider that you could conduct research to preserve the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world, design garments accepted for entry in national and international design competitions, or investigate parent-child intervention strategies to impact children and families worldwide.
As a doctoral research university, our professors and students have access to cutting-edge research experiences thanks to internal investments and external funding sources. Examples of important contracts and grants include: »» U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the IllinoisIndiana-Wisconsin Sea Grant to support the CMU Institute for Great Lakes Research; »» National Institutes of Health grant to support the Department of Chemistry’s mycobacterium tuberculosis research;
RESEARCH & CREATIVE endeavors
»» United States Department of Agriculture Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program to support the Comprehensive Community Clerkship program for third-year medical students; and »» Field Neurosciences Institute grant to support efficacy testing of rodent and adult stem cells for treating Huntington’s disease.
☰☰RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES You’ll have close connections with faculty mentors – more than 700 teach graduate courses – and a wide variety of research opportunities, including: Academic research. Conduct research as part of your graduate program. Every student either writes a thesis/dissertation, produces a portfolio or completes a comprehensive exam, or completes a Plan B research paper. Associated research. Gain experience through associated university entities, such as the Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies and CMU Research Corp.
☰☰RESEARCH-BASED FACILITIES Enjoy innovative research-based on-campus facilities throughout your studies. Advanced research facilities include: Dow Science Complex features modern research facilities and labs for specialized scientific and health-related fields such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Engineering and Technology Building includes advanced networked laboratories for CAD/CAM, automation, material processing, material testing and manufacturing systems. Biosciences Building opens for classes in January 2017. This $95 million structure will feature advanced research equipment and house 40 research-active faculty, classrooms and laboratories. Biological Station on Beaver Island provides facilities and programs for researching the island’s incomparable freshwater ecosystems, natural habitat and inland lakes. CMU is the only university in Michigan and one of only two in the Midwest that operates a Great Lakes island research station. Child Development and Learning Lab is a facility for training and for student and faculty research that provides space in which university students observe, participate, train and study children under the supervision of trained early childhood teachers.
BUILDING UP BIOSCIENCES
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Central Michigan University is proud to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a status first granted in 1915. In addition, CMU colleges and programs receive specialized accreditation from leading agencies around the country, including: »» Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology »» National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration »» American Psychological Association »» National Association of Schools of Music »» Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education »» Michigan Department of Education »» Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business »» Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of American Physical Therapy Association For a full list of accreditations visit academicaffairs.cmich. edu/accreditation
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Audiology Doctor of Medicine Earth and Ecosystem Science
Educational Leadership History Mathematics Neuroscience Physical Therapy Psychology, Applied Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, School Science of Advanced Materials SPECIALIST’S DEGREES Educational Administration School Psychology MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) Broadcast and Cinematic Arts (See Electronic Media and Film Theory) Chemistry (Teaching College Chemistry)
Childrenâ€™s and Young Adult Literature Communication Counseling (See Professional Counseling and School Counseling) Creative Writing Cultural Resource Management Early Childhood Education Economics
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (M.A.T.) Teaching Integrated Science MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.) Business Administration (with 10 areas of concentration)
Electronic Media Management
Electronic Media Production
Electronic Media Studies
English Composition and Communication
English Language and Literature
Human Resource Management
Film Theory and Criticism
Higher Education Administration
History (Joint M.A. in Transnational and Comparative History) Humanities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Mathematics Political Science
MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (M.H.A.) Health Administration MASTER OF MUSIC (M.M.)
Reading and Literacy (K-12)
Special Education Speech-Language Pathology Sport Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (M.P.A.)
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
State and Local Government
Public Management MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (M.P.H.)
MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.)
Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology
Applied Statistics and Analytics
Biology Chemistry Computer Science Conservation Biology Engineering Experimental Psychology Geographic Information Sciences Information Systems Neuroscience Nutrition & Dietetics (primarily an online program) Physician Assistant Physics MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADMINISTRATION (M.S.A.)
Autism College Teaching Cultural Resource Management Data Mining Educational Technology Engineering Management European History General Administration Gerontology Health Services Administration Health Systems Leadership Human Resources Administration Information Resource Management International Administration International Health Leadership
Philanthropy and Fundraising
Professional Development in Public Administration
Health Services Administration Human Resources Administration Information Resource Management International Administration Leadership Philanthropy and Fundraising
Project Management Public Administration Research Administration Training and Development United States History
Project Management Public Administration Recreation and Park Administration Research Administration Training and Development
GLOBAL CAMPUS Learn more about other programs available through CMU Global Campus and online. global.cmich.edu
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STAY ACTIVE year-round in CMU’s Student Activity Center. This accessible, modern facility enables you to run on an indoor track and treadmills, shoot hoops, practice yoga, lift weights, play pool, bowl the perfect game, and so much more.
here is good CMU is lively, inclusive and friendly. There’s something for everyone – from the sports fanatic to the art, music and theater enthusiast. A variety of options, including Starbucks and Quiznos, will keep you fueled throughout your day. The Student Activity Center is equipped with workout equipment, swimming pools and courts to keep you active.
ENJOY NCAA DIVISION I-A athletics watching the CMU Chippewas compete in 16 varsity sports in the Mid-American Conference. Bonus: students get into the games for free. 12
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ENJOY THE ARTS AND INTENSE ACTIVITIES through on-campus music and theater performances and CMUâ€™s indoor climbing wall and high ropes course.
GAME TIME EXCITEMENT
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onnect with nature on the more than 80 miles of the Chippewa River Water Trail or in Mount Pleasant’s 15
area parks. Grab a meal and go shopping with a friend in the quaint downtown. Examine culture and art at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways. Visit one of the city’s championship golf courses. Discover the countless other activities surrounding campus.
Age 50 & over 17.2% Ages 30 to 39 7.3%
Under age 20 32.2%
City Population Total 26,129
Ages 40 to 49 5.9%
Ages 20 to 29 37.4%
Temperatures 60˚ Season average
TAKE A STUDY BREAK or enjoy lunch or dinner at several Mount Pleasant restaurants, many of which are close to campus.
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MOTHER NATURE IS A CHIPPEWA
THE CITY OF M0UNT PLEASANT offers many outdoor actitivies for members of the CMU and area communities to enjoy.
COMMUNITY ART WALK
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Rowe Hall - Home office for the Master of Science in Administration program
Woldt Hall/computer lab One of the biggest student computer labs on campus
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Buildings Athletic and recreation fields Water features Bike path
Pearce Education & Human Services
Engineering & Technology Future Biosciences Bldg.
Real Food on Campus
WE ST C
Woldt Merrill Dining
Fresh Food Company
Events Center & McGuirk Arena
BROOMFIELD EA ST C S DRIVE PU AM
Park Library - Featuring 33 miles of movable bookshelves, more than 300 workstations and a renowned historical library
College of Medicine
VIRTUAL TOUR Take a closer look at campus and learn more about life at Central. tour.cmich.edu
DRIVE PUS AM
Ronan Hall - Headquarters for many student services, including Career Services, English Language Institute, Enrollment and Student Services, International Affairs, Student Affairs and Study Abroad
Foust Hall - Location of graduate studies administrative offices
CMU’s park-like main campus covers 480 acres, but it seldom will take you more than a few minutes to walk from class to class.
Warriner Bovee University Center (UC)
To U.S. 127 North
Student Activity Center (SAC) Indoor Athletic Complex (IAC)
To U.S. 127 South
Graduate housing On-campus options include Northwest Apartments, Kewadin Village and a new residential housing complex built in 2013
Student Activity Center Home to the main fitness center, a pool, a bowling alley, and more than 35 intramural sports and programs
FIND YOUR WAY
Bovee University Center A key campus gathering place, with meeting spaces, food court, bank, CMU Bookstore, and many student service and support offices
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Warriner Hall - CMU’s administration building, which houses the Registrar’s Office and other administrative offices
To downtown Mount Pleasant
EAST CAMPUS DRIVE
Applying for admission APPRECIATE THE CONVENIENCE of a well-designed campus where no on-campus bus pass is needed. You can walk from one end of CMU’s campus to the other in roughly 10 minutes.
Apply online (apply.cmich.edu) or submit a signed copy of a completed application form (available inside the front cover of the most current Graduate Bulletin).
For M.D. program applicants, visit
cmich.edu/med for application information.
For Health Professions applications (audiology, physical therapy, physician assistant and speech-language pathology), visit the college website at cmich.edu/colleges/CHP. These graduate programs utilize centralized, nonuniversity specific resources for all application for admission candidates.
Carefully review each section of the
Campus Safety CMU is dedicated to making campus as safe and comfortable as possible. All walkways are well lit from sundown to sunrise, and many students enjoy walking to campus events or to restaurants and shopping areas adjacent to campus. Free rides across campus are available after hours. CMU’s professional police department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Emergency call stations are strategically placed throughout campus so you can feel safe.
application form. The information you will provide includes your official name and contact information, the name of the degree and program for which you seek admission, the names and locations of colleges and/ or universities you’ve previously attended or are attending, employment information, and pertinent background information.
Submit official transcripts and proof of degrees from each of the colleges or universities you’ve attended (except for CMU). The official transcripts must be sent directly to CMU Graduate Student Services from the Registrar’s Office(s) of your previous institution(s) and printed on official paper bearing the seal of the college or university.
Submit a Statement of Purpose, which is a brief, one- to two-page document describing, in your own words, your purpose and general plans for graduate study at CMU and any research or teaching experience you have had. You also may wish to include information about your career plans after graduation as well as any past and/or current activities and achievements which are related to your proposed field of specialization.
The above-mentioned items are required from all applicants to be considered for graduate admission by the CMU College of Graduate Studies. However, most departments have additional requirements for you to submit before your application for admission will be processed. Please visit your department’s website for details. Examples of additional departmental requirements include official scores for GRE/GMAT/MAT or other graduate entrance exams, letters of recommendation, resumes, and portfolios.
Your signed application. When submitting an application online, your signature is not required. However, when submitting printed application forms, we will need your signature before processing the application. Your application fee may be paid by credit card online or by check or money order.
CMU MEDICAL STUDENTS MAKE STEM LEARNING FUN FOR DETROIT GIRLS
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Resident 2016-2017 in-state costs
MASTER’S/SPECIALIST Tuition Room and board Books Personal/misc. Transportation Total
$9,864 $8,900 $1,200 $1,200 $750 $21,914
DOCTORAL Tuition Room and board Books Personal/misc. Transportation Total
$11,286 $8,900 $1,200 $1,200 $750 $23,336
Nonresident 2016-2017 nonresident costs
MASTER’S/SPECIALIST Tuition Room and board Books Personal/misc. Transportation
$14,742 $8,900 $1,200 $1,200 $750
DOCTORAL Tuition Room and board Books Personal/misc. Transportation
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$16,308 $8,900 $1,200 $1,200 $750
Financing your education F
unding for graduate school at CMU is available from many sources. Most funding for our graduate students comes in the form of graduate assistantships and campusbased employment.
Primary sources ☰ GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS Academic departments at CMU provide numerous graduate assistantships, in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships and administrative assistantships. Each GA works for an individual department or another approved unit within the university and in return receives tuition waivers and stipends. Both fulltime and part-time GAs are available. Students are encouraged to contact their academic department to see which types of GAs may be available and to receive application instructions.
☰ CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT Opportunities exist throughout all areas of the university. Students may apply for campus positions by first visiting cmich.edu/fas/hr/ses. Information is available both online and in person. Students on campus may work up to 50 hours over a two-
week period of time. Other restrictions may apply. A wide variety of jobs exist, from maintenance or food service to research or administrative assistants.
☰ STUDENT LOANS Information is available through CMU’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at financialaid.cmich.edu.
Secondary sources ☰ TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAMS
Some corporations, schools and other organizations provide tuition reimbursement programs for employees and their families. Check with your employer(s) and the employer(s) of your parents, spouse, etc. to check availability.
☰ PUBLIC SERVICE FOUNDATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Although often hard to find, funding opportunities from public service foundations and organizations may be available. Students are encouraged to contact their local Chambers of Commerce and other service organizations to see if any provide university scholarship or subsidized loan programs.
TAMIKA WILLIAMS Hometown: Detroit, Michigan Graduate program: Educational Leadership
“I’M NOT INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TEACHER, BUT I CAN DO SO MUCH WITH A DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP. I GET EXPERIENCE WHEN I CONNECT WITH STUDENTS THROUGH PROVIDING ADVISING ASSISTANCE OR AS A GRADUATE ASSISTANT IN THE EDUCATION
AND HUMAN SERVICES RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE.” … TAILOR-MADE OPPORTUNITIES
“I’ve always wanted to give back, and CMU was tailored to me. As long as I sought out the opportunities, whether it’s through the Volunteer Center, Academic Orientation or Multicultural Academic Student Services, CMU had everything I needed.”
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GRADUATE STUDENT SERVICES
Central Michigan University Foust Hall 100 Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Phone: 989-774-4723 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org