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Top 5 Majors Available at Your School • Masters of Professional Studies Degrees In Emergency & Disaster Management, Human Resources Management, Journalism, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Real Estate, Sports Industry Management, Urban and Regional Planning, and Technology Management. • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctoral Degrees in Liberal Studies • Professional Certificate Programs

Tuition Costs • Please visit our website for up to date tuition information.

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Admission Requirements The School of Continuing Studies makes application decisions regularly and students are admitted on a rolling basis for all programs with the exception of the Doctor of Liberal Studies. As the priority deadlines approach, space in our master’s and bachelor’s programs become more limited. We encourage you to apply early to secure your place in the entering class of your choice. Priority Application deadlines are as follows: Fall Semester: Priority 1: March 1 Priority 2: May 1 Rolling: August 1 Spring Semester: Priority 1: October 15 Rolling: December 1 Summer Semester: Priority 1: February 15 Rolling: March 1 Standardized test scores are not required for any of our programs, as we take a very holistic approach to reviewing applications. In line with the Jesuit tradition, we look at applicants as a whole person and therefore consider all parts of their application and background as part of the admissions decision. We hope in reviewing admissions files that we find students who are a good fit for Georgetown and in turn see Georgetown as a good fit for their personal, professional and educational goals. Admission requirements vary by program. Please visit scs.georgetown.edu/admissions/how-to-apply for specific admission requirements for your program of interest. 2

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Why is this School the right Choice for Military Members or Military Family Members? Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies offers a diverse range of degree and certificate programs designed for professional and personal growth. Programs are designed to meet the often demanding schedules of adult students with part-time, evening class schedules. The School engages with and serves students and professionals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, fulfilling Georgetown’s mission of educational outreach and inclusively. The wide range of high quality curriculum is scheduled to create the most flexibility for students who want to pursue their personal and professional goals. Study at Georgetown offers lifelong connections to faculty, staff and alumni who are leaders and endeavor to inspire others with their actions.

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10945 Boulevard Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117 Admission Phone: 1-877-531-7118 (Graduate and Professional Studies) Financial Aid Phone: 443-334-3200 Military Programs Contact First Name: Kymber Taylor Military Programs Phone: 443-334-2610 Military Programs Email: kltaylor@stevenson.edu Type of School: (Choices include: 2-year public; 2-year private; 4-year public; 4-year private; Online Only; Undergraduate/Graduate Public; Undergraduate/Graduate Private; Certificate Programs; Technical School; Other) 4-year private, undergraduate and graduate

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Top 5 Majors Available at Your School: RNBS (bachelors) Forensic Studies (masters) Graduate Nursing (masters) Business and Technology Management (masters) Business Administration (bachelors)

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What makes this school the right choice for a member of the military, veteran, and/or family member?

are expected to complete many of their assignments and coursework outside of class, using the web, email, and other means.

Accelerated programs are bachelor’s degree programs designed for working adults. The SU Accelerated Learning Program offers undergraduate courses taught at an accelerated pace. Most undergraduate degrees can be completed within eighteen to twenty-four months depending on the number of credits a student has acquired before entering the program. Many undergraduate degree programs can be completed by taking courses that are scheduled in a mixed 8-week accelerated hybrid or online format, or in a traditional 16-week format. Depending on the courses, classes meet either once or twice weekly in the evenings, or on the weekends. Class work incorporates hands-on projects, practical knowledge that is applicable to everyday work challenges, and group interactions with fellow students. Students

Stevenson University offers six accelerated master’s degrees. Pursuing a master’s degree at SU is a powerful investment in your future, designed to fit your lifestyle as a busy, adult student. Many of the university’s accelerated graduate degrees can be completed in as few as eighteen to twenty four months. The University’s Forensic Studies and Business and Technology Management programs are offered in 8-week sessions, either on-site or online. A graduate degree in Forensic Science is offered in an accelerated hybrid format. The graduate degrees in Cyber Forensics, Nursing, and Healthcare Management are offered completely online.

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UMUC

has mass appeal for military veterans

By C.D. Carter

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hen Gregory Barber recommends the University of Maryland University College to fellow veterans immersed in a college hunt, he offers them one simple reason why they should consider UMUC. “I had an academic advisor in a war zone,” said Barber, who enrolled in UMUC courses throughout his 20-year U.S. Air Force career, including his stint in Bosnia during the 1990s conflict there. “They were right there with us, helping us, giving us access to education no matter where we were. Evidently, they care that much. We recognized that.” Service to the veteran student community began with UMUC’s founding in 1947, when the school educated veterans who had returned from World War II. The institution has worldwide reach in today’s military— a tradition that began two years after the university’s founding, when a group of faculty members traveled to Germany to establish an extensions program for troops, according to a military heritage video on UMUC’s website. UMUC, which now serves more than 55,000 military-affiliated students in 25 countries around the world, was the first university to offer overseas education to service members, according to the university’s website. The university has forged 14 military educational partners, including the Air War College, the Naval War College, and the Marine Corps College of Distance Education and Training. The school’s reputation in military circles and the ease of access to higher education has drawn Barber, a Brandywine, Md., resident, back to UMUC for courses even after his retirement from the armed forces in 2008. Having already earned a bachelor’s in information systems management and a Master of Business Administration from UMUC, Barber is now pursuing a degree in cybersecurity policy—a move that will help him progress in his job as an IT contractor in Columbia, Md. The university’s faculty, said Barber, has always made him feel welcomed in the virtual classroom. Barber has never struggled to get in touch with a UMUC professor or instructor, and he never feels like a nuisance when he asks questions to clarify lectures or prepare for exams. “That’s the reason I keep coming back,” Barber said. “To go in knowing someone is going to care about you … and your success—that’s a big thing for a lot of vets.” JAMES CRONIN, AN INSTRUCTOR AND ASSOCIATE

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Above: Gregory Barber enrolled in University of Maryland University College courses throughout his U.S. Air Force career.

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with the understanding that they were the least traditional college students—always ready to move to a new state or continent in a moment’s notice. Their education, he said, had to be portable and accessible from anywhere at any time. “Our roots are in service to the military,” Cronin said. “Part of the reason we were established in 1947 was to serve nontraditional students.” The university has maintained goodwill in the military community in part, said Cronin, because advisors don’t shoehorn veterans into ill-fitting academic programs. Instead, they work closely with incoming students, making sure their GI Bill benefits are put to good use. “We are all about helping vets understand their benefits and getting them in a program that fits their educational goals,” he said. BARBER SAID HE HAS BECOME A PART-TIME

evangelist for UMUC’s various veterans’ programs over the past two decades, convincing fellow veterans that their college search should begin and end with UMUC. Veterans shopping for colleges are so often wooed by institutions hoping to secure the service member’s GI Bill benefits that veterans can make the wrong choice without a thorough examination, Barber said. Barber, now 47, said that during his college search in the mid-90s, it was UMUC’s commitment to military members that helped distinguish the university from other options. “A lot of schools want their money, but I don’t think they really give a strong pitch to vets. We’re very aware of how attractive our benefits are,” he said. “I never got the warm fuzzies with a lot of colleges back then. If I go in and feel like they’re not really welcoming me, I’m probably not going to go back. I felt different with UMUC.”

Left: UMUC students participate in a combined graduation ceremony in Kandahar, Afghanistan last May.

According to Cronin, UMUC avoided resting on its laurels and depending on its good reputation among veterans to remain intact by constantly gauging the educational needs of current and former service members. That was a driving force behind the school’s launch of its 2010 cybersecurity program, which has drawn more than 5,000 students, he said—many of them active duty and retired veterans—in its first two years. THE UNIVERSITY INTRODUCES POTENTIAL STUDENTS

to a program called UMUC 411, designed to let them test-drive online classes to see if they could succeed in the nontraditional classroom. UMUC also devised a tailored UMUC 411 experience, said Cronin, for military veterans considering enrollment in hopes of familiarizing service members with their educational surroundings during their transition to civilian life. According to Barber, fear of the unknown has kept many of his service-member friends from enrolling in college and using their government benefits. The prospect of being without fellow veterans, Barber said, is one that many retired soldiers can’t overcome. “I always tell them, ‘If you can go to war overseas, you can come to school and learn and pass classes,’” he said. “I tell them that ‘if I can do it, you can do it.’” The university will soon introduce an online student club specifically for military veterans, according to Cronin. Students will have a forum to discuss common challenges faced during the sometimes-difficult transition from the battlefield to the classroom, whether it’s brick-and-mortar or virtual. Having a support group of fellow veteran students, Barber said, is perhaps the most effective welcome mat a school can roll out for incoming students. He said UMUC’s expansive military population has always been an effective recruitment tool. HIGHER EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING • Spring 2013


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Northern Virginia Community College Address: 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd. Annandale, Virginia 22003 www.nvcc.edu

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Admission Phone: 703-323-3000 Financial Aid Phone: 1-855-323-3199 Military Programs Contact: C. Michael Johnson Military Programs Phone: 703-933-1432 Military Programs Email: cjohnson@nvcc.edu 5 Need to Know Facts about this School: • Online Courses are Available! • The Top 5 Majors offered are: 1.AS- General Studies, 2. AS- Business Administration, 3. AS-Information Technology , 4. AAS- Adminstration of Justice, 5. AA- Liberal Arts • Tuition Costs for the 2012-2013 academic year: $ 160.75 per credit hour • Special provisions are given for active duty, military families, and veterans stationed in the state who resides in Virginia. They are automatically given in-state tuition rates.

• We offer credit for work experience. Also, we are a Servicemember Opportiunty College member.

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If you have a high school diploma or the equivalent, or you are at least 18 years of age, and you are able to benefit from enrollment, you are eligible for admission to Northern Virginia Community College. You can enroll at https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action.

Why is this School the right Choice for Military Members or Military Family Members Northern Virginia Community College is proud to serve all military service members, their families and veterans. We have a dedicated Office of Military Services, which strives to meet the individual needs of active duty members, dependents and veterans. We are committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. At NOVA, we are proud to serve all military service members, their families and veterans. Our dedicated Office of Military Services provides support services in the areas of academic advising, educational benefits, and transition assistance. We hold classes at various military installations in the area for optimal convenience to our service members. They are located on Fort Belvoir, Fort Myers, Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Pentagon, and Henderson Hall. In addition, NOVA’s low tuition cost provides military families with significant savings over private and public universities. Through our guaranteed admissions agreements, students are able to finish their bachelor’s degrees by taking advantage of our transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College’s website, www.nvcc.edu. 1037984 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT

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About Military Tuition Assistance Its History & Future By Gary A. Woods Former Chief of DoD Voluntary Education

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ilitary tuition assistance (TA) has been an important benefit available to service members since the late 1940s. While initially intended for enlisted personnel, Congress extended coverage to the officer corps in the 1950s. The services initially provided sporadic and varying levels of coverage until it became a funded item in the National Defense Authorization Act of 1972. Congress and the Department of Defense (DoD) have continued to expand tuition assistance coverage ever since. The tuition assistance program was developed to provide tuition support for active duty personnel, similar to that provided to veterans through their veterans’ education benefits. Its initial intent was to fund courses and degrees selected by the service members. As the TA program matured, leadership began to take a look at making it available to service members

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with more equitable levels of distribution. In 1992, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff asked DoD to consider making TA policy uniform across the services. That would ensure that service members from different services sitting in the same classroom received the same level of TA coverage. In 1994, the Marsh Commission on the Quality of Life in the Armed Forces also noted the disparity in coverage and recommended that the secretary of defense establish TA policy that afforded the same levels of coverage for all members of the armed services. In 1996, the services eventually agreed to a uniform TA policy; a new directive was put in place in 1997 that implemented this uniform policy. However, the cost of tuition had been rising and, per then-existing policy, to accommodate for inflation in academe, the department took action to adjust the level of coverage upward. A coordinated decision was made in the 1999 to 2000 time frame to increase TA from a cap of $187.50 per unit up to an annual ceiling of $3,500 to a $250-per-semester unit up to an annual ceiling of $4,500. DoD finally implemented the new levels of coverage in October 2002. Tuition assistance remained a key recruitment and retention tool—for decades one of the top three reasons individuals joined and stayed in the military. Acknowledging this, in its 2002 “New Social Compact: A Reciprocal Partnership between the Department of Defense Service Members, and Families,” and then the 2004 “Modernized Social Compact,” part of a 20-year plan to

improve the quality of life of the military family, the department made a commitment to members of the armed forces and their family members to reduce their out-ofpocket costs for, among other things, tuition assistance. For the better part of a decade, the department made good on that commitment. That slowly changed. As the fiscal challenges the nation faced became permanently affixed to the front pages of the national press, and as those concerns became more and more the focus of political discourse, with continuing resolutions and tightening budgets now a reality, the services began to struggle with funding TA at what most recently became a $600 million annual price tag. But because of the positive impact that tuition assistance has had on the troops and their families and for the potential for a negative impact on morale if coverage was reduced, particularly during wartime, DoD consistently insisted that the services continue the standard level of uniform coverage. That said, budget concerns came to a head for one of the services well over a year ago, as it proactively sought to reduce the level of TA coverage. This was indicative of the services as a whole looking to find potential reductions in programs that could help better manage the dollars available in the overall budgets. Under the circumstances, there wasn’t much else they could do. They had to cut somewhere; the 65-plus-year TA program became part of their focus. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta pulled the decision about what to do with tuition coverage across the services into his office for ultimate consideration.

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What were some of the options available to DoD and the services when it came to retooling the military tuition program? Discussions have been ongoing for some time about the level of assistance that could ultimately be provided to service members. Some of the options included everything from reducing coverage to lower per-unit caps and annual ceilings; going back to earlier levels of coverage, possibly at 75 percent, rather than around 100 percent, based on rank; or having service members use the new Post-9/11 GI Bill to pay for their education. Other options may be under discussion, but, as of this writing, no one has announced what the final outcome of those deliberations might be. What are my thoughts about all of this? Military tuition assistance has long been a program near and dear to the military, its leadership, as well as its personnel. Commanders have supported it since it kept their troops positively focused and occupied in their downtime. It has been a force enhancer, key to better job performance and readiness. The relatively small investment made in the program speaks volumes relevant troop morale and the impact it has on the long-term, fiscal well-being of the nation’s military personnel. For decades, it has prepared citizen soldiers to re-enter the nation’s communities after separation from their services, where they continue to contribute as leaders and good citi-

zens across the country. So, why would leadership at the Department of Defense chance the negative impacts reductions or cutbacks would bring to a program so beneficial to the services, a program that amounts to a mere rounding error in the overall DoD and service budgets? It costs so little overall for the huge benefit it provides the military, the service member and the nation as a whole. If I were still working in the Pentagon, I would be working hard, albeit upstream at times, to maintain the levels of coverage currently in place. Not only because of the pluses noted above, but also because of the long-term commitments that the department and the services have made to service members over the past decade or two (in its social compacts of 2002 and 2004). And because it makes little sense to reduce a program of this nature that provides little more than a win-win-win for all the players involved—the services, our military personnel and our country—and to military readiness to which it contributes so much. Why do we have to relearn lessons like this every decade or so? Gary Woods, former chief of DoD Voluntary Education, now heads up a consulting firm that helps colleges and universities start up or improve and retool their military, spouse and veterans’ programs. Visit Woods & Associates at gawoods.com/services/.

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American Military University offers 87 degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s level through its seven distinct academic Schools.

School of Arts and Humanities

American Military University www.amuonline.com/comprint 111 W. Congress St. Charles Town, WV 25414 Admission Phone: 877-777-9081 Financial Aid Phone: 877-372-3535 Military Programs Email: info@apus.edu

Associate Degrees

Associate programs are designed for students who seek a two-year degree as either their final degree in higher education or the foundation for further study at the bachelor’s level. An associate degree typically requires 61-64 semester hours (20 courses and 1-4 labs). Students must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent to be admitted to an associate program.

Bachelor’s Degree

The bachelor’s degree program is also open to students who possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. This minimum 120-124 credit program is the standard “four-year” undergraduate degree desired by most employers and prepares the student for graduate study. All students who enroll in the bachelor’s degree program must first complete COLL100- Foundations of Online Learning which helps to ensure they get the most out of their online learning experience.

Master’s Degree

AMU accepts students for graduate-level study who have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. To earn a master’s degree, students must complete a minimum of 12 courses and take a final comprehensive examination, thesis option, or capstone/ applied research project at the end of all course work.

The University is unique in offering a full range of online degrees in arts and humanities that are based on the great ideas, works, and thinkers that have defined civilization as embodied in the “great books” tradition. The curriculum addresses humankind’s fundamental topics through study of courses in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Coursework is designed to develop high-level research, analytical, and interpersonal skills and prepares students for a broad range of professional careers.

School of Business

The School of Business offers a flexible, dynamic and interactive program to accommodate many types of learners. We integrate new technologies to keep the classroom interesting and up-to-date. Students are taught not only the concepts but also the “real world” application of the materials. The curriculum provides the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for students seeking preparation or advancement in business and leadership roles in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Programs dovetail with several university specialties so that students can specifically concentrate in areas of professional or personal interest—ranging from entrepreneurship and global business management to information technology management and homeland security resource allocation.

School of Education

Graduate programs in the School of Education are designed to meet the most rapidly growing demands of the profession. Our certification programs are built to the highest state and national content standards. We provide opportunities to practicing teachers to enhance their professional training in critical needs areas such as special education, elementary reading, ELL, instructional leadership and curriculum and instruction for elementary teachers.

School of Management

The School of Management offers relevant and dynamic management programs for students who seek broad managerial knowledge, skill, and ability. Specifically, specialized degrees are designed and offered in the high growth areas of sport sciences and the ever-prolific transportation and logistics management career fields. Students will address traditional and topical management and leadership matters, while at the same time be influenced by foundational and conceptual underpinnings that remain vital in today’s competitive markets.

School of Public Service and Health

The School of Public Service and Health houses several of the university’s flagship programs; namely emergency and disaster management and criminal justice. It is also the home of up-and-coming programs in security management, legal studies, and public health. Our faculty combine top academic credentials with practical expertise. They include practicing attorneys, public health professionals, emergency managers, criminal justice professionals, and security managers--as well as international and national governmental and military consultants and practitioners.

School of Science and Technology

Science and technology professionals are vital to society’s continued innovation. Academic programs in this school help students cultivate the problem solving, creative, and technological skills necessary for advancements in their chosen field – whether it be pursuing innovations in environmental policy, space studies, or one of the many professions within the information technology field.

School of Security and Global Studies

The programs taught in the School of Security and Global Studies truly embody our motto, “Educating Those Who Serve.” Students with majors in this school have an understanding of the world—appreciating differences in political, economic, and social cultures. Our faculty members are highly credentialed and respected leaders in their fields, and many of them currently work in the U.S. government and in the U.S. intelligence community. Our graduates are employed in leadership positions at agencies ranging from the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security to the intelligence services, as well as private businesses throughout the world.

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Online Education

For Servicemen and Women: A Convenience and a Necessity By Jim Mahaffie

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ilitary personnel often have topsy-turvy professional and personal schedules completely different than their civilian counterparts. With long shifts, travel schedules, deployments and varied education needs, traditional college degrees—with their set schedules, class attendance and campus life—are impossible. Yet, military personnel need education to advance in rank, to qualify for certain positions and certifications, to get degrees and more; that’s why online education is so vital.

it is required that every class have a team project. Since not all students are as interested in high grades, and you must rely on them for your grade, it can be quite frustrating,” he said. Often, the five-week courses are so short that many students drop out and cause extra work for the rest of the class or team. Hunt chose University of Phoenix to complete his degree when he was just 10 classes away from a bachelor’s in management. “For me, it has been a good experience by getting me to think more and forcing me to work with nonmilitary people,” said Hunt, who needs the degree to advance in rank and become a better officer and supervisor.

AIR FORCE CAPT. SUZANNE MORRIS HOLDS A

Bachelor of Science in nursing and is a dual-certified, medical-surgical and critical-care, registered nurse. She lives in Silver Spring, Md., but is currently deployed as part of a Critical Care Air Transport Team in Afghanistan. She is also enrolled this semester in pharmacology—a required course for her degree as an emergency nurse practitioner—at the University of South Alabama. Morris chose the online option because her active duty service is a huge time commitment. “In addition to the 40-plus hours of scheduled work a week, we have countless additional requirements and meetings to attend outside our regular duty schedule, so it’s difficult to commit to a set class schedule,” she said. Morris also said she knew the probability of deploying again was very high and she wanted a degree she could continue while stationed in Afghanistan. Morris went to Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo., for her undergrad degree on an ROTC scholarship. Online programs, she said, require personal responsibility. “When you’re in a traditional program, you have a set schedule and set times when you will be in class. When it’s online, you have to make sure to schedule study time into your day or you’ll get behind,” said Morris, who always has to plan ahead to sit down in front of her books, even when nobody is making sure that she does. LT. MICHAEL J. HUNT HAS 17 YEARS OF ACTIVE

duty service with the U.S. Coast Guard. He is working toward a bachelor’s degree in management through the University of Phoenix. Currently based in Washington, D.C., as a liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Disaster Operations Directorate, he has taken courses in geometry, nutrition, critical thinking, research, communications in business and ethics in business—all online. “I chose online because I don’t have the time to attend a traditional class,” said Hunt, who commutes four hours a day to be on duty at a specific station during a particular portion of the day as part of his military duties. In a traditional school environment, “I would definitely miss too many classes.” Class participation is the most difficult thing, said Hunt, about online courses. “In order for online to work,

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CAPT. SUZANNE MORRIS

Navy Lt. j.g. Jessica B. Lee, left, and Air Force Capt. Suzanne Morris, both registered nurses, have achieved certifications and degrees through online schools.

NAVY LT. J.G. JESSICA B. LEE IS A REGISTERED NURSE

at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. She is taking an introductory to biochemistry course online with the University of California, Berkeley. She said the course is often “recommended” and strengthens applications for candidates of nurse anesthesia programs, which she is working toward. Like Hunt and Morris, online is a must for Lee; she has a rotating day/night work schedule at Walter Reed and there is a lot of unpredictability in when she will be called in to work, as well. “There’s no consistency of working days, and this makes it difficult to guarantee attending a class at a campus,” said Lee, who obtained her degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Much of her undergraduate work had the same components of being online, she said, such as the use of a “blackboard” to post readings and materials for classes, as well as to communicate with professors. Lee said online programs are self-paced, but with a deadline; the course she is taking must be completed within six months.

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Air Force Capt. Suzanne Morris is completing an online, dual-graduate-degree program for acute care nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner.

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1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083 Tel: 215-204-7676 • Fax: 215-204-5698 “Alter Hall, opened in 2009, is a state-of-theart $84 million facility on Main Campus and home to the Fox School of Business.”

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“The Fox School of Business is located on Temple University’s Main Campus, one mile north of Center City Philadelphia.”

Admission Phone: 215-204-5890 (Graduate) 215-204-7200 (Undergraduate) Financial Aid Phone: 215-204-5897 Military Programs Contact Name: Laura Reddick Military Programs Phone: 215-204-6130 Military Programs Email: foxinfo@temple.edu Type of School: Undergraduate/Graduate Public ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT

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Admission Requirements

Online Classes Only 2804 Mission College Blvd, Ste 240 Santa Clara, California 95054 www.henley-putnam.edu

Important Numbers Admission Phone: 888-852-8746 Financial Aid Phone: 888-852-8746 Military Programs Contact: Nancy Reggio Military Programs Phone: 888-852-8746 x9928 Military Programs Email: nreggio@henley-putnam.edu

5 Need to Know Facts:

Admission to the University is based on evidence of a student’s ability to benefit from its educational program and may include any or all of the following: student’s academic record in other institutions, professional experience, motivation and educational objectives. The Admissions Coordinators discuss program requirements, the academic preparation needed to be successful, career and educational goals, and refer you for advice on tuition benefits. Prior college/military units earned will be evaluated as will prior learning for BS candidates. All Programs: Background Check or Letter of Good Standing or Proof of Security Clearance; degree or college units earned from a recognized accredited college or university. Certificate: college English; other requirements are certificate-specific BS Degree: Minimum of 15 transferable college semester credits (grades C or above); experiential learning credit may be applicable MS Degree: Bachelor’s Degree Doctorate: Minimum of 5 years experience in Strategic Security field and Masters Degree Additional requirements apply.

The right Choice for Military Members, Military Family Members and Veterans

• Programs offered include: 1.BS and MS in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, 2. BS and MS in Intelligence Management, 3. BS and MS in Strategic Security and Protection Management , 4. Doctoral Degree (DSS) in Strategic Security, 5. Various certificates, 6. Introductory Spanish and Arabic language classes

Henley-Putnam University’s highly focused programs are geared to serve the military professional seeking advancement or transition. Military officers can be found among the ranks of our faculty, advisors and administrators. Much attention has been paid to making our degrees align with DoD training and educational initiatives so that getting a degree from us will make a difference in your strategic security career and professional military education.

• Tuition Costs for the 2012-2013 academic year:

Military Friendly

Bachelors: $160/quarter unit or $720/class for lower division; $264/quarter unit or $1188/course for upper division Masters: $349/quarter unit or $1570.50 per class Doctorate: $375/quarter unit or $1687.50 per class • We offer credit for work experience. Also, we are a Servicemember Opportunity College member. • We offer the George Washington Intelligence Tradecraft scholarship to HenleyPutnam military/law enforcement degree student applicants in the amount of $2500, pro rata, for the tuition of the entire degree program in which the student is enrolled and will also include a $1000 book voucher. Qualifications: 1. Must be either currently in or have a history of service in the military or law enforcement field. 2. Must be applying for a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate Degree from HenleyPutnam University 3. Must have their applications complete before the allowable number of scholarships conclude 4. Must apply the book voucher through the Henley-Putnam designated bookstore

We are military friendly and offer the following: • Approved for use of Veterans’ Benefits • Member of DANTES • Approved for Active Duty Tuition Assistance • Designated SOC Consortium University • Participating university in the AU-ABC • Member, CCME • Degrees align with DOD training and educational initiatives

Focus is Our Strength

Professionals with both field and academic experience designed our courses. Our degree and certificate programs offer a depth of study in the fields of intelligence, counterterrorism, strategic security and protection unlike any other programs to assist in your professional military education.

Flexibility

We have 100% online courses with monthly start dates. We have flexible programs ideal for military members in high OPSTEMPO missions. We understand the challenges the military faces and work with you to accommodate TDYs, deployments, and PCS moves.

Support

Course credit may be possible for military training, PME, and other college-equivalent knowledge through experiential learning and challenge exam credits. Mentorship includes an experienced insider with a security background, who will continue to mentor your career even after you graduate. Our advisors help you understand your military benefits and how to use them. Our staff provides personalized care from the admissions process through graduation. 1037984

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Serving Our Servicemembers

Baker College Online—Military Supportive, Mission Ready Earning Your Degree is No Longer Overwhelming

Baker College Online takes pride in serving our military students with individual attention to put together a personalized educational program while they serve. From admissions through academic guidance, to postgraduate employment assistance, we’ll give you all the help you need to make the right choices, solve problems, create opportunities, and get the most out of your educational experience.

• Over 40 degree programs compatible with your military service

UT2 Nicholas Waldo, USN

Baker Online makes it easier for you to get the education you need—to help you achieve the military or civilian career you want.

• Classes are available 365/24/7—100% Online • No campus requirements—maximum flexibility anywhere you’re stationed or deployed • Regionally Accredited • Not-for-Profit which means our focus is on YOU • Baker College is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), DANTES, GoArmyEd, and CCAF’s AU-ABC program • Baker College is eligible to receive Federal military and Veteran education benefits • Programs focus on delivering practical, results-driven education • Credit available for Military transcripts (AARTS, SMART, CCAF, or Coast Guard Institute) • CLEP/DSST testing credits transferred • Free & honest evaluation of military work experience transfer credit

What “Military Supportive” Means to Us Baker College® is equipped to propel your active-duty today into a successful career in the future. We’ve engaged active-duty and veteran servicemembers to help us understand the specific needs of servicemembers that set you apart when seeking to further your education. Our goal is to make a Baker College education affordable and available to all military personnel who are serious about preparing for a successful career. We are dedicated to providing all the support you need to meet the unique challenges that every service person faces when balancing school and study with the demands of duty and service responsibilities. 16

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Nick attended Baker College of Muskegon, Michigan until joining the Navy Reserve. Because of the required training and travel, Baker College Online became the practical choice for continuing his education while serving. When Nick was deployed to Kuwait, he thought his education would be put on hold. Yet he soon discovered that even though he was half a world away from home, he was able to continue his studies. While in Kuwait, Nick earned his BA in Business Administration (with a flexstudy in aviation) a degree he hopes will help him when he applies for Officer Training. Photo used with consent from UT2 Nicholas Waldo, USN

“Everyone at Baker pitched in to help me,” he says. “My instructors, advisors, even the Dean, were always there to answer my questions and they were very understanding and flexible. They never left me hanging. In fact, I got more personalized assistance while I was deployed in Kuwait than my fiancé received from the college she was attending back in the states! I’m planning on a career in the Navy, and I believe that my degree is going to help me advance through the ranks.”

We’re Ready, Willing, and Able While you’re serving our country, we do all we can to serve your needs. As a result, Baker College Online is included in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools on the G.I. Jobs 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools. As a career college, Baker focuses completely on providing students with the most marketable job skills, in the shortest time possible. Each Baker Online degree program at the certificate, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral level is targeted to the fastest-growing fields in business, health, or information systems, and can help advance either a military or civilian career quickly, affordably, and successfully. Now is a great time to get started and make the most out of your time in the service. As long as you have an Internet connection and personal dedication, your degree is within reach, anywhere in the world. Contact a helpful Baker College Online Development Coordinator at (800) 469-4062 or e-mail our admissions office at adm-ol@baker.edu to get started today. 1036095 HIGHER EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING • Spring 2013


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Need to Know Facts about this School: • The Top 5 Majors offered are: 1. Aeroscape & Defense MBA (ADMBA) program, 2. Non-degree, executive education programs in: Lean for MRO (Lean GreenBelt and Black Belt programs available), 3. A&D Business Stragegy and Management, 4. Global Supply Chain Management (Certification available), 5. Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) and Vested Outsourcing • Tuition Costs for the academic year: ADMBA: $64,000 for 2014 class starting in January, 2014 $89/night Cumberland House, Four Points Sheraton Unfourtenly, we do not offer credit for work experience. Also, we are not a Servicemember Opportiunty College member at this time. Though, we are a Yellow Ribbon program participants. Address: 1000 Volunteer Blvd; 603 Haslam Business Building Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1460 http://AandDPortfolio.utk.edu

Admission Phone: 865-974-0173 Military Programs Contact: Janice Reid 865-974-0173 jreid7@utk.edu

Admission Requirements Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (any discipline) from an accredited university and strong employer recommendation. Minimum GPA is 2.7 but waiver requests are considered. The ADMBA does not require a GRE or GMAT exam for well qualified applicants. Prefer students with at least 5 years of experience in some sector of the A&D (class average is 20).

Why is this School the right Choice for Military or Family Members Business education and training programs tailored for professionals in the A&D industry offer students a chance to learn and strengthen business knowledge by studying it in a familiar context. By attracting high-potential leaders from all across the industry, the program fosters unrivalled student-to-student learning and networking. A modular, executive format schedule allows students to participate from anywhere. By attending six, one-week residence periods held every other month and participating in 20 internet-based, distance learning sessions, participating students complete a prestigious MBA program in just 12 months – while continuing to work.

Academics

We are ranked among the nation’s top public universities, and we’re on an aggressive path to join our peers in the country’s Top 25.

The ADMBA includes an international residence period. Students and faculty travel abroad together to spend a week learning about globalization and the business opportunities and business challenges it presents for the A&D sector. The program concludes with a week-long, competitive business simulation “war game” between teams of ADMBA students.

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Capt. Karen Kreutzberg completed her Master of Business Administration online in 2000, when it was relatively innovative to do so. Today, she is executive officer of Operational Health Support Unit in Jacksonville, Fla., supporting the Naval Hospital Jacksonville and the hospital ship USNS Comfort. Along with credits she gained at The George Washington University, she completed the MBA program— with eight-week semesters—in a little more than two years through Regis University, based in Denver. The online option, said Kreutzberg, saved her from having to find parking in downtown Washington, D.C., and besides, she had a nursing baby at the time. “I’m not sure the class would have appreciated me bringing a newborn to the classroom,” she said. “I could not have made captain in the Navy without a graduate degree. The only way you move up in the military is with an advanced degree.” The difference between her GW and online experience, said Kreutzberg, was that while some of her classmates at GW were working adults, all of the people in her courses at Regis were professionals completing school part time.

ARMY 1ST SGT. MATTHEW DAVIO

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Navy Capt. Karen Kreutzberg completed an MBA online when her son Griffen was a newborn.

tional classroom college when he first got into the Army, but his noncommissioned officer kept giving him assignments every time he had a class. As a result, he had to drop his degree program. Currently with the 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment out of Fort Bliss, Texas, Davio is taking online courses to earn his bachelor’s degree through Ashford University, which is based in Iowa. Davio credits his wife for finding on-

PHOTO COURTESY OF 1ST SGT. MATTHEW DAVIO

When Army 1st Sgt. Matthew Davio began his online college courses, he was stationed at Camp Blackhorse, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2009, where he mentored the 201st Corps of the Afghan National Army on public affairs. Here, he is teaching his Afghan counterparts how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a newsletter.

line opportunities and for getting him back on track for a degree. The school offered a political science degree, which Davio is seeking, and all books are digital, saving him money on class materials. “Class discussions are good, and the timing fits better, as I’d never be able to make it to class,” said Davio.

Many schools offer online education courses specifically geared toward the military. Online Military Education, onlinemilitaryeducation.org, is a nongovernment, privately sponsored, military educational and GI Bill resource. Click on “The Top 10 Best Online Colleges for Military and G.I. Bill” to begin.

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Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Undergraduate/Graduate Public University Address: Virginia Polytechnic and State University Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 www.vt.edu

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Admission Phone: 540-231-6267 Financial Aid Phone: 540-231-5179 Military Programs Contact: Keisha Pyles Military Programs Phone: 540-231-5815 Military Programs Email: veteran@vt.edu 4 Need to Know Facts about this School: • Online Courses are Available! • The Top 5 Majors offered are: 1.Engineering, 2.Biological Sciences, 3.Business, 4.Human Nutriton, Food and Excerise, 5. Psychology. • Tuition Costs for the 2012-2013 academic year: In-State: $10,923.00 Out of State: $25,915.00 Room and Board Cost: $6,996.00 • We are a Yellow Ribbon program Participant. We offer 10 scholarships in the amount of $500.00 dollars per semester for 10 undergraduate students. Unfortunately, we do not offer credit for work experience at this time. Also, we are not participants of the Service Member Opportunity College.

Admission Requirements 18 Units of High School Coursework- 4 units of English, 3 units of math, 2 units of laboratory

science, 2 units of social science, 3 additional academic units, 4 elective units.

Why is this School the right Choice for Military Members or Military Family Members Virginia Tech is a community with a long military history and is one of only six schools in the nation classified as a Senior Military College. The university values the diversity and unique contributions that military, veteran, and dependent students bring to our campus and community. We also recognize that these students face challenges that are often very different from their peers. We understand those challenges and are prepared to help our students succeed in a new and sometimes daunting environment. The university established the Office of Veterans Services in May 2012 to serve as a first point of contact for our military, veteran, and dependent students. To help ensure a smooth transition, a special orientation program, VeTranstion, is offered for all new and transfer military and veteran students. The university works collaboratively with local agencies to provide a coordinated network of programs and services to meet the academic, financial, health and wellness, social, transition and deployment needs of our military related students and their families. Virginia Tech also has an active student veteran’s organization, Veterans@VT, which offers camaraderie, transition assistance, and support for student veterans. Virginia Tech is proud to be a designated “Veteran Friendly” institution by GI Jobs the past three years. Our staff, faculty and administration are working diligently to assess, improve, and implement appropriate programs and services to ensure the unique needs of our veteran, military and dependent students are met so they can concentrate on why they are in college; to succeed academically from entry to degree completion. 1040839

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Virginia International University (Private Non-Profit University) 11200 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, Virginia 22030 www.viu.edu

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Admission Phone: 703-591-7042 Military Programs Contact: Martha Huaman Military Programs Phone: 703-591-7042 ext. 321 Military Programs Email: iulas@viuedu

4 Need to Know Facts about this School: • Online Courses are Available! • The Top 5 Majors offered are: 1.MBA in 8 Different Concentrations, 2. Master of Science in Computer Science, 3. Master of Arts in TESOL, 4. Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration, 5.Bachelor of Science Computer Science • Tuition Costs for the 2012-2013 academic year: Undergraduate $4,374, Graduate $5,814 (VA/DC/MD Residents receive 30% off) • Special provisions are given for active duty, military families, and veterans stationed in the state who resides in Virginia. They are automatically given in-state tuition rates. We are a Servicemember Opportiunty College member. 20

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Virginia International University is proud to assist United States Military, Veterans and their dependents, who are eligible for the various Educational Assistance programs offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs. VIU’s Certifying Officials will guide you throughout the application and admission process and make the process of enrolling in university courses as simple as possible. Veterans who are VA, DC or MD residents will also receive 30% off their entire tuition. Undergraduate Programs: Online Application Form, Application Fee, Government Issued

Identification, High School Diploma Certificate.

Graduate Programs: Online Application Form, Application Fee, Official Bachelor’s Degree

Diploma Certificate, Official Bachelor’s Degree Transcript.

Why is this School the right Choice for Military Members or Military Family Members? Virginia International University’s customized degree programs that are designed to enhance their career and comfortably fit into their lifestyle. VIU offers plenty for military families such as a convenient location in Fairfax, Virginia, flexible class hours and the option to take classes online at VIU Online, full veteran tuition benefits, Graduate, Undergraduate and Certificate degrees in popular fields like Business, Computer Science, Teaching English and many others, opportunity to study with students from over 60 countries. Virginia International University is a non-profit institute that is culturally diverse and globally focused. Our academic programs are continually evolving to allow the veterans and their family members to be competitive in today’s fast-paced global market. 1037818

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