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Publisher's Letter Fall/Winter 2016

Publisher Prince A. Mhoon

Welcome to the 2016 Fall/Winter issue of Graduate Schools Magazine (GSM)!

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Graduate Schools Magazine core objective is to provide its readers with a wealth of information about graduate and professional programs. In addition, GSM provides an environment for graduate and professional schools to reach potential students by highlighting the features and benefits of their respective programs. With the cost of higher education at an all time high and the challenging employment landscape, it is imperative that aspiring graduate students gather as much information as possible to make the best decision for future success. Inside this issue you will find a multitude of graduate programs from a diverse group of academic disciplines. In addition, more information and past articles can be found at Use Graduate Schools Magazine as an informational tool to assist you in making this critical life choice.

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Table of Contents Master's Degree Programs

University of Central Florida Multiple Programs.......................................................................12

Duke Nicolas School of Environment Multiple Programs.......................................................................21

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Multiple Programs ......................................................................25

Florida International University Multiple Programs ......................................................................22

Law Programs

North Dakota State University

Whittier Law School

Multiple Programs ........................................................................4

Palmer College Multiple Programs ................................................................11, 26

Law Programs..............................................................................10

BUSINESS PROGRAMS North Dakota State University

Rice University

Multiple Programs.........................................................................2

Professional Master's in Science and Engineering .................28

University of Central Florida

St. Mary's University

Multiple Programs.......................................................................12

Multiple Programs.........................................................................7

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Multiple Programs ......................................................................25

Stony Brook University Multiple Programs.......................................................................15

Medical Programs

University of Central Florida Multiple Programs.......................................................................12

Florida International University Graduate School................................................................22

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Multiple Programs ......................................................................25

St. George’s University School of Medicine...............................................................3

William & Mary Multiple Programs.......................................................................18

University of Central Florida

Doctoral Programs

Multiple Programs...............................................................12

North Dakota State University Multiple Programs.........................................................................4

St. Mary's University Multiple Programs.........................................................................7


FEATURED ARTICLES Thinking About Graduate School? Here’s Some Helpful Information By Marilyn G.S. Emerson, M.S.W., CEP.....................................16

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A 5-hour hike helped save a boy with a hole in his heart. Not a bad day at the office. Ravi Chokshi, MD SGU ’12

When Dr. Ravi Chokshi aˆended SGU, drawn by the international influence that comes with having 400 faculty members from more than 48 different countries, he knew his professors would encourage him to push beyond his comfort zone. But he had no idea that his career would eventually take him to some of the most remote places on Earth. Dr. Chokshi volunteered with a group called Floating Doctors, which provides healthcare to the developing world — sometimes hiking to isolated villages reachable only on foot. Dr. Chokshi says “I feel like part of my duty is not only to be a good doctor to my patients, but also to people who would otherwise never get access to care.” Dr. Chokshi is one of 12,000 SGU graduates around the world, and in all 50 states, going far beyond the call of duty.

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A growing, vibrant university, see why North Dakota State University is recognized as a leader among its peers. Twitter: @NDSUGradSchool

At North Dakota State University, graduate students can chart their own course for traditional scholarly inquiry or push the boundaries of modern theory and research. A student-focused, land-grant, research university located in the heart of the Upper Midwest, NDSU is a leader in academic excellence and competitive research. Students in NDSU’s Graduate School have access to cutting-edge research facilities, internationally renowned faculty mentors and numerous public-private partnerships. A growing, vibrant university, see why NDSU is recognized as a leader among its peers.









Founded in 1890, NDSU is in the top quarter of U.S. universities in research expenditures. The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education named NDSU to the elite “Research University/Very High Research” category that represents the 108 most successful public and private universities in the United States.

Financial assistance is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships, fellowships, stipends and travel money for professional meetings. In addition, Graduate School Teaching and Research Awards recognize the superior teaching and research contributions of NDSU graduate students.



Led by a community of more than 600 faculty members and supported by a dedicated staff, the Graduate School offers an academic and social environment that fosters intellectual and personal development. With NDSU’s relatively small size, students work closely with innovative faculty mentors who are recognized and respected nationally and internationally for contributions to their fields of study.

NDSU’s enrollment has grown, ensuring vitality and diversity among its more than 14,600 students, with more than 2,300 graduate students. NDSU attracts international students from more than 80 countries, comprising more than 25 percent of the graduate student body.


• Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences • Business • Engineering • Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies • Human Development and Education • Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences • Science and Mathematics


NDSU is located on the eastern edge of North Dakota in Fargo, the state’s largest community. With its sister city, Moorhead, Minn., directly across the Red River, Fargo is one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle.


At NDSU, Courage Mudzongo gained a world-class education. He hopes to become a great professor and international civil servant. “Highly qualified and caring professors have trained me well for research, teaching and practice. My life will never be the same because of the opportunity to study at NDSU.”

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LEADING THROUGH EXCELLENCE Excellence Runs Deep San Antonio, Texas

Find your passion with a graduate degree from St. Mary’s University


St. mary's university When it comes to your future, there can be no shortcuts. To succeed at the highest level, it will take a powerful and proven advanced academic program. It will take daily opportunities to infuse your experience with not just the knowledge, but a true understanding of how to apply that knowledge effectively. It will take world-class learning options to broaden your perspective, the collegial guidance of acclaimed faculty, exceptional experiential opportunities, and a deeply rooted Catholic heritage that comes alive every day through service to the San Antonio community. You hold a distinct definition of personal and professional success. That is the reason St. Mary’s University faculty members are dedicated to empowering students like you to achieve your goals in life. Graduate Studies programs at St. Mary’s University are designed to equip students with an advanced academic degree, which is becoming increasingly essential in both the public and private sectors. At St. Mary’s, esteemed faculty work closely with a select number of students to help cultivate their intellectual growth and professional preparedness. St. Mary’s University Graduate Studies programs integrate a rigorous intellectual experience, a passion for the search of knowledge and truth, and a commitment to leadership and service. Research is the quintessential component of graduate study. Students learn how new knowledge is created, how experimentation and discovery are carried out, and how to think, act, and perform independently in the discipline. Depending upon the program’s applied orientation, the student can demonstrate mastery through research papers, literature reviews, artistic performance, oral and written presentations, or case studies.


A capstone or integrating activity, such as an advanced seminar, thesis, recital, exhibit, practicum, or internship provides a culminating experience. This allows you to demonstrate the writing, organizational and applied performance skills associated with the particular degree. It also provides a record of your achievement which can be consulted for references and program evaluation. The graduate degree includes a comprehensive examination at the end of all coursework. Students are required to demonstrate breadth of knowledge in the discipline, depth in specific areas, and the ability to integrate what has been learned. One of the best environments for advanced study is San Antonio, the seventh largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and an unmistakable laboratory of life. Recreation and culture delight in a seemingly endless array of theaters, restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries, as well as the world-famous Alamo and Riverwalk, the city’s annual Fiesta celebration, SeaWorld, and the championship-caliber action of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Enjoy easy access to exciting outdoor recreation and hardto-match environmental wonders along the nearby Gulf Coast, Guadalupe River, or in the Texas Hill Country. With a healthy network of prominent St. Mary’s alumni leading in the city, and major industry sectors in bioscience, hospitality, information technology, medicine, and the military, you’ll appreciate San Antonio’s vibrant and diversified professional environment. The rich culture, low cost of living, and boundless recreational opportunities make San Antonio among the most desirable locations in the nation. As a Catholic Marianist university, St. Mary’s seeks graduate students who have a desire for a rigorous academic experience, a zeal for the search for knowledge and truth, and a commitment to leadership and service. While the admission requirements differ slightly for each program, in general they include a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university, scores from the appropriate graduate entrance exam (GRE, GMAT, or MAT), official transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Specific application instructions and detailed descriptions of each master’s, doctoral, and certificate program can be found at www. <GSM>

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History St. Mary’s University was founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests as the first Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. Enrollment Approximately 700 students in Graduate Studies and 800 students in the School of Law, plus 2,300 undergraduates. Accolades Princeton Review: Among the nation’s “Best Business Schools” for an MBA and in “Top Graduate Schools” as #25 in the nation for video game design. U.S. News and World Report: #21 for regional universities in the West Forbes: Among “America’s Top Colleges” for return on investment Washington Monthly: #20 in the nation for master’s universities that contribute to the public good Top 10% of all Religiously affiliated colleges for the Average mid-career salary of graduates Specialized Accreditation Greehey MBA: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Counseling & Human Services: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) Education: Texas State Board for Educator Certification Engineering: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Law: American Bar Association

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Located in sunny Southern California.

Welcoming. Our student body is the most diverse in California, and third in the nation.* Whittier Law School was also named the 5th Best Environment for Minority Students.**


Whittier Law School has been ABA accredited for 38 years. We invite you to find out more.

* U.S. News and World Report 2015; **Princeton Review, 2013


University of central Florida (UCF)

UCF’s Prominent Size Affords You Opportunities Located in one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United States—Orlando, Florida, UCF has the second largest enrollment among the nation’s public universities. UCF is a university that creates and provides opportunities for students and brings them to fruition. UCF is known for its pioneering spirit, its commitment to making life better in the classroom and the community, and its studentcentered approach to everything it does. UCF’s culture of opportunity is driven by the diverse people it attracts and serves; its history of entrepreneurship, and its youth, relevance, and energy. In addition to its physical size, UCF’s College of Graduate Studies is a prominent player in graduate education nationwide, offering innovative corporate partnerships, world-renowned faculty, the integration of technology and learning, and cutting-edge research. Currently, UCF’s College of Graduate Studies enrolls over 8,700 students in 32 Doctoral, 79 Master’s, 68 Graduate Certificate and 3 Specialist programs in our colleges of Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Performance, Engineering and Computer Science, Optics, Health and Public Affairs, Hospitality Management, Nursing and Medicine. A full list of graduate programs offered can be found at www.


Affordability Combined With Financial Support UCF is one of the most affordable universities in the nation. The Princeton Review ranked UCF as one of the best overall values based on cost and financial aid among the most academically outstanding public colleges in 2014. Additionally, UCF College of Graduate Studies awards over $2 million in fellowships, assistantships, and tuition support to top graduate students. Health insurance coverage is provided to all university fellows and graduate assistants with appointments totaling 20 hours per week. Health insurance is just one of many ways that UCF is supporting excellence in graduate education and training.

Cutting Edge Research and Partnerships UCF has built research strengths in a variety of areas including optics and photonics, engineering, modeling and simulation, computer science, alternative energy, and the emerging areas of nanoscience and life sciences, in order to become a catalyst for the region’s high-tech development. A strong spirit of collaboration has made UCF an attractive partner for many central Florida high-tech businesses that, in turn, have provided UCF students with real-

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world experiences. Students can find research and employment opportunities through UCF or one of the 21,000 high-tech companies doing business in the Central Florida High-Tech Corridor. While UCF’s partnerships stretch from coast to coast, the heart of all research begins on campus. The Central Florida Research Park, which is home to over 100 companies and internationally renowned research centers and institutes, is located adjacent to the UCF’s Main Orlando campus. Research Park is a hub for sponsored research, industrial partnerships, internships and employment opportunities for UCF students and graduates. Through the highly successful UCF Business Incubation Program, graduate students can work with start-up companies or bring their own innovations to market.

Interdisciplinary Spirit The University of Central Florida strives to promote interdisciplinary cooperation across all aspects of the institution in order to create new and innovative partnerships that effectively respond to societal needs and appropriately prepare graduate students for a dynamic work environment. Interdisciplinary graduate studies are offered in areas such as Biomolecular Sciences, Computer Forensics, Gender Studies, Gerontology, Maya Studies, Modeling and Simulation, Optics, and Teaching English as a Second Language.

ordinated by the College of Graduate Studies, the Pathways to Success program includes workshops in Academic Integrity, Graduate Grantsmanship, Graduate Teaching, Personal Development, Professional Development and Research.

Central Florida Offers Something For Everyone The Central Florida area offers the best of both worlds to graduate students – scenic spots for quiet student retreats, and the excitement of world class theme parks and bustling downtown nightlife. With Daytona Beach to the east and the gulf shores of Clearwater to the west, there is never a shortage of sunshine, sand, or surf. Central Florida is home to the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios Resort, SeaWorld, and countless other attractions. Orlando has an average of 236 days with sunshine annually, so graduate students have all year to enjoy the weather around the brick-lined streets of historic downtown Orlando. <GSM>

Development Inside And Outside The Classroom UCF’s Graduate Student Center provides a space for graduate students to gather for professional development, workshops, rehearsal of presentations, final defenses of their thesis or dissertation research, guest lectures and colloquia series. The Graduate Student Center also contains areas for multipurpose study and collaboration, presentations, conferences, and study and data analysis room with specialized software for statistical analyses, creating publicationquality figures, and other resources to help support graduate students conducting and presenting their research. Additionally, the University of Central Florida offers free development opportunities beyond the classroom specifically for graduate students. CoVisit us online at:



UCF’s extensive research partnerships with leading Central Florida companies provides our students with major

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Stony brook university The Master of Arts in Political Science degree at Stony Brook University is an innovative program that uses the lens of psychology to better understand politics. Small courses focus on the psychology of public opinion, attitude change, persuasion, and political behavior. The program builds on our successful, internationally renowned PhD program in political psychology. The M.A. degree program teaches advanced skills in political psychology, public opinion, and political attitudes. The Political Science M.A. program will introduce students to theories that help to make sense of public attitudes and behavior, familiarize them with core research on the dynamics of attitudes, opinions, and political mobilization, and provide them with first-hand experience with the major research methods used to study public opinion and behavior. Students in the M.A. program will gain direct exposure to major research methods in political psychology through the department’s two political psychology labs as well as the Stony Brook Center for Survey Research, which is housed in the department. Small class sizes give the students an opportunity to closely interact with the faculty.

in the program will illuminate the techniques that can be used to mobilize support for a specific political candidate, build support for a particular issue position, or alter public behavior such as electricity usage or the purchase of more energy efficient appliances. An internship opportunity gives students the chance to get experience working for a not-for-profit organization or a relevant business as preparation for the job market. The M.A. program may be completed in a calendar year (two semesters and summer) by full-time students and within 2 years by students who select a part-time schedule.

The M.A. degree program teaches advanced skills in political psychology, public opinion, and political attitudes.

An Innovative Program with an Emphasis on the Psychology of Public Opinion, Attitude Change and Propaganda

More information on the Political Science M.A. program is available on our website:, or by contacting the Graduate Coordinator, Carri Horner ( or the M.A. Program Director, Professor Stanley Feldman (Stanley.


Political Science • Learn how the public reacts to events, media campaigns and public relations efforts. • Get firsthand experience on the major research methods used to study the dynamics of public opinion.

Who should apply:

The M.A. program is designed to benefit students with diverse interests and career goals. It will help to prepare students who wish to enter a PhD program in political science, communications, or social psychology. A number of our M.A. students have been admitted to top ranked PhD programs including Stony Brook University, the University of Maryland, Florida State University, and the University of Pittsburgh. It will also benefit students interested in the fields of political campaigns, public relations, media, polling, or those who work for federal or local legislators or not-for–profit organizations. Courses

• Students considering a PhD program in political science, communications or social psychology • Those interested in the fields of political campaigns, public relations, media or polling • Employees of federal or local legislators or not-for-profit organizations

For more information, contact: Stanley Feldman, MA Program Director Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. 16080184

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Going to graduate school is a huge step and should not be taken lightly. Don’t simply dive in. It’s not easy to keep your head above water if you’re unprepared. Graduate School can take years to finish and can cost tens of thousands of dollars. If you know your career goals, you should start thinking about graduate school during the first two years of college. If you feel unsure, then give yourself more time. In either case, its sometimes best to wait a few years before applying because some graduate programs look for work experience in addition to their other requirements. Working, interning or volunteering in your field, will help you get a better feel for the type of work you will be doing - or if it’s the right field.  Be sure you are getting A’s and B’s in all of your courses. Many Graduate School accept only 1 in 10 students. A “C” on your transcript will not help you.  Look at the requirements for graduate study in your field. Even if you are not required to take a  foreign language or do volunteer work for your undergraduate degree, these may be prerequisites for the type of program you want to pursue.  It’s important to take courses with several professors. While you might really enjoy taking courses with your favorite, some programs require at least three letters of recommendation. 

Personal Statement Every school requires a written personal statement or letter of intent. Some schools provide questions or specific instructions, while others leave it open for you to design. Remember your audience; you are writing to a group of experts in your future field. Keep in mind what your goals are and what you are trying to get across. Your statement should discuss your graduate school plans, including any specific research that you propose, in the context of your goals. It should also include the specific aspects of the field you are interested

in learning more about. Be sure to prove that you have the tools and the background to do what you are proposing.  Your personal statement should not be an autobiography or an essay on your chosen field. Don’t write about how much you love the field and certainly don’t lecture your readers. Be objective, but also reveal who you are as a professional and a thinker. Your personal statement is your personal/professional plan. 

The Different Graduate School Exams: GRE Measure a variety of skills that are thought to predict in graduate schools across a wide variety of disciplines. It measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. Take the practice GRE. Many schools do not accept students who score lower than a 600. scroll in a GRE test preparation course.  MCAT The Medical College Admission Test

is a standardized, Multiple choose examination designed to assess the examines problems-solving, critical thinking and knowledge of  science concepts and principles rep requisite to the study of medicine. 

LSAT The Law School Admission Test is a halfday, standardized test designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school  GMAT The Graduate Management Admission

Test is a computer adaptive test (e.g. a test that automatically adapts to the examinees ability level) that assess a person’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in a stand written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA.  

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William and Mary Large enough for excellence - small enough for community. The School of Education at the College of William and Mary is nationally accredited and recognized. Its faculty are actively engaged in up-to-date research, both synthesizing and generating it. Programs are small, thus faculty are accessible and maintain close supportive relationships with their students. Graduates are prepared for what is, and what will be, by being connected to the present and being provided the skills to shape the future. Students participate in relevant, engaging field experiences early in the program. William and Mary graduates leave with the leadership skills to advocate for change in the profession. Alumni achieve early recognition for outstanding teaching - they quickly become school leaders and innovators. The School’s graduate programs are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population that includes full-time and part-time students, differently abled students, mid-career professionals responding to rapid changes in their respective fields, homemakers re-entering the paid work force, and recent recipients of bachelor’s or master’s degrees preparing for advanced positions in the field of education. Founded in 1693, William and Mary is the second oldest educational institution in the U.S. Four U.S. Presidents benefited from educational programs offered by the College: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler. Students attend classes in rooms where Thomas Jefferson studied and at the same time use some of the most sophisticated computer technology and scientific instrumentation in the world. The Sunken Garden isn’t just a place for playing Ultimate Frisbee these days. Now students can log into their favorite blog or web site anytime, anywhere. The Sir Christopher Wren Building, completed in 1700, has been called “the soul of the College.” Survivor of three fires, its classrooms, offices and chapel still welcome student daily, despite the rumor that it’s haunted. Students at William & Mary have a living museum and an amusement park as the local backdrop. Williamsburg, 18

Virginia, is approximately 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. Far from having seen its heyday as the Capital of Virginia in 1698, Williamsburg offers the ideal setting for a modern, collegiate atmosphere. Adjacent to the campus is Colonial Williamsburg, which along with Jamestown and Yorktown comprise the Historic Triangle. It’s like the Bermuda Triangle, but instead of wrecking ships, it provides insights into American History. Tourists flock to Williamsburg every summer, but William & Mary students have the run of the place during less humid months. The School of Education has 38 tenure line faculty members, of which, eight hold endowed professorships, combined with other personnel for a total of 90 faculty & staff. The School’s education professors have garnered more than $64 million in research grants over the past 10 years with $19 million in the past 3 years. The Curriculum & Instruction programs prepare students to shape the future of a nation through teacher preparation programs and specialty endorsement programs. Impact the future - become a teacher through a graduate program in elementary education, secondary education, or special education. Already a teacher? Then consider specializing in reading, gifted, or special education. The Educational Leadership programs provide exciting opportunities for graduate studies for professionals who want to be educational leaders and impact change. Choose a master’s degree program with an emphasis in K-12 Administration, Gifted Administration, or Higher Education Administration. Already have a master’s degree?  Then consider a doctoral program in General K-12 Administration, Gifted Administration, Curriculum Leadership, Curriculum & Educational Technology, or Higher Education Administration. The School Psychology and Counselor Education programs prepare highly qualified professionals for excit-

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ing and challenging careers in educational and mental health settings. At William and Mary, students don’t wait until after graduation to start making a difference in the lives of children and clients. These programs in School Psychology and Counseling place students in area school divisions to tackle real world issues as they prepare to become highly qualified professionals.  The New Horizons Family Counseling Center provides advanced graduate students in counseling with practicum and internship opportunities. The School of Education is continually ranked as one to the top 50 Schools of Education in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools Guide. Professional education programs in the School of Education are nationally recognized and accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. The School of Education is accredited by  the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The School Psychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists  (NASP) and the Counselor Education programs are accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). <GSM> Visit us online at:


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Florida International University A Vibrant University for the Global Workplace Earning your graduate degree at Florida International University (FIU) means joining a community of scholars whose cutting-edge research pushes the frontiers of knowledge. It means working with faculty members whose innovative scholarship places FIU among the top ranks of America’s leading research universities. FIU offers 106 master’s, 33 doctoral, and over 50 certificate and specialist programs in nine different colleges and schools, all uniquely positioned to take your career to the next level. With many programs ranked among the nation’s best, FIU is committed to providing its students with engaging and world-class scholarship. It is the creative, energetic minds of our faculty and students that promise a future of discovery and boundless creativity.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Research FIU offers a wealth of opportunities for discovering new knowledge through the use of our outstanding research resources and facilities. In our colleges, schools, multidisciplinary research centers, and laboratories, FIU professors and graduate students come together to ex22

plore ethical challenges in business, create plans for betters schools and urban centers, discover new applications for nanotechnology, bring life to architectural landscapes, and advance the fields of biomedicine. Supported by awards exceeding as much as $100 million for research projects, FIU faculty look to identify students whose ideas and insights will contribute to the university’s proactive research mission, ensuring that FIU remains a model of progress that continues to utilize its research for social and economic impact in communities throughout the city, across the nation, and around the world.

A Worlds Ahead Community of Scholars With a community of over 6,000 graduate students joining us from all over the US and more than 120 countries across the globe, an academic network of worldrenowned faculty and research scholars, and the city of Miami, a major international hub, your graduate career at FIU will provide you with an opportunity to experience an open, entrepreneurial, innovative, and inclusive academic environment that fosters leading-edge research with a global impact.

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Numbering more than 125,000, FIU graduates include many of Miami’s elite entrepreneurs, executives, Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, hotel and cruise line managers, social workers, urban planners, artists, engineers, politicians, scientists, and public school teachers. The value that your FIU graduate degree brings to your academic and professional career can be seen in the great work that our graduates do every day, serving their communities here and abroad; spearheading ground breaking initiatives; crafting solutions to society’s greatest challenges; and advancing to the highest levels in their fields.

Two Unique Campuses The 342-acre Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC), which is the larger of FIU’s two main campuses, is home to most of the university’s college and school divisions. The MCC is home to the eight-story Steven Green Library, the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, the Frost Art Museum, the International Hurricane Research Center, and the university’s athletic facilities, such as the FIU Stadium and the U.S. Century Bank Arena. Additions in recent years include a new student fitness center, a new health center, an enhanced engineering building, an expanded student center, the College of Law, the College of Medicine, the Wall of Wind (WoW) research facility, and the recent construction of The Stocker AstroScience Center.

Biscayne Bay Campus Situated on 200 acres next to scenic Biscayne Bay in North Miami and encompassing a natural mangrove

preserve, the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) is a beautiful setting for university life. Campus highlights include an impressive library, an aquatic center, apartment-style housing, a first-rate conference center, and the new School of Environment, Arts and Society with a state-ofthe-art marine sciences facility.

FIU Research Facilities and Resources From our computing facilities to our engineering campus to our world-class laboratories, FIU offers outstanding resources for research. The libraries at Modesto Maidique and Biscayne Bay Campuses house more than one million volumes, along with thousands of periodicals, maps, microfilms, institutional archives, curriculum materials and government documents. Students have access to approximately 10,000 journals and a wide range of online resources. Connected to all libraries in the State University System of Florida, the library also offers access to holdings at major libraries throughout the country.

The Miami Connection Think of Miami as an extended campus that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades. Whatever your field, you will come to see the city and its surroundings as a resource for coursework and research. The area’s attractive climate and blended cultural environment invigorate the mind and the senses. Greater Miami is an excellent place to build your future by connecting with local and global business, and enhancing your career options. <GSM>

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DEVELOPING FUTURE SCHOLARS The University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Business Administration

PhD Program in Management A student centered program with a focus on research excellence through intellectual inquiry


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Palmer College of Chiropractic Change lives. Be a chiropractor. You’ll make a difference every day as a chiropractor. Chiropractors change lives by helping their patients feel their best—without medications or surgery. The tools required? Your own two hands. Palmer College of Chiropractic prepares its graduates for vital, satisfying careers that make a difference in the world, one person at a time.

Palmer: The Trusted Leader Chiropractic began at Palmer, and today Palmer is the largest and most highly regarded chiropractic institution in the world. Palmer is known as The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education and also leads the world in chiro-


practic research. More than one-third of the chiropractors in the world are Palmer graduates. Palmer faculty creatively lead the profession, authoring textbooks used in many chiropractic schools. The Palmer experience includes a wide range of real-world, handson learning opportunities, including our Clinic Abroad Program that takes students to countries whose residents have limited access to health care. Palmer students also participate in our world-renowned Sports Council and provide care to athletes of all levels. With three campuses — in Davenport, Iowa; Port Orange, Fla.; and San Jose, Calif.— the college houses the world’s largest chiropractic library and the largest chiropractic research program.

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Chiropractic and You Palmer’s Doctor of Chiropractic students are trained to think like doctors from day one. In your first year, you’ll study anatomy, physiology, neurology, diagnosis, chemistry, pathology and bacteriology. In your second year, you’ll take classes in chiropractic technique, X-ray and practice management. During your third year, you’ll dedicate your time to patient care in an outpatient clinic setting and preparation for your life after graduation. Want to discover Palmer for yourself ? Contact us to schedule your campus visit! One College, Three Campuses Davenport, Iowa, the heart of the Midwest; contact us at (800) 722-3648 Port Orange, Fla., just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean; contact us at (866) 585-9677 San Jose, Calif., close to mountains and beaches; contact us at (866) 303-7939 Find out more at

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Rice University Professional Master’s In Science And Engineering When walking on the Rice campus, it’s hard to imagine you are only three miles from bustling downtown Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. The tall hedges, green lawns, abundant trees and architecturally distinct

buildings form a serene, self-contained environment. Just outside the hedges, Rice is surrounded by some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city and the Rice Village, a popular area of shops and restaurants. Within walking distance of campus are the city’s vibrant museum district, the Texas Medical Center and Hermann Park. Houston’s light-rail line can transport you to downtown attractions and major sporting events in a flash. Staying true to his vision, set by its first president Dr. Lovett in 1912: “assign no upper limit to the university’s educational endeavor.” Rice is distinctive because of our ambition in the pursuit of knowledge, our commitment to teaching and the high quality of student life . Engineering and Natural Sciences have been a part of Rice’s curriculum since the university first opened. The Brown School of Engineering is comprised of nine academic departments and includes seventeen research institutes and centers. The Wiess School of Natural Sciences houses seven departments and is home of many interdisciplinary institutes at Rice, including the Rice Quantum Institute, the Institute for Biosciences & Bioengineering, the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and the Rice Space Institute. Leveraging our institutes, Rice researchers have proven they can remain on the cutting edge of science without sacrificing the university’s commitment to education and vision for modest growth. With a small student-to-faculty ratio, students in both undergraduate and graduate programs have easy access to their professors. Rice is providing strong support for its professional master’s students, both in Engineering and in Natural Sciences with enhanced services for all their professional master’s students. Offering these students a positive experience as they work toward their degree is an impor-


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tant component to the program’s continued success. This focus and attention given to these students not only enhances the quality of the programs and the value they deliver to them, but will also result in satisfied graduate students who will appreciate the education they receive from Rice University keeping them involved with the university once employed in the industry/business of their choice.

Program Summaries: Engineering Professional Master’s Program (EPMP) The Engineering Professional Master’s Program offers non-thesis master’s degrees designed for those who seek to round out their engineering education with advanced analytical and technical expertise. It gives you a chance to add depth to your areas of interest and to round out your training, and it prepares you for a leadership role in engineering management. Employers value the knowledge and maturity it takes to complete the degree. Which further signals your interest in the field. The Master’s Programs are available in the following disciplines: • Bioengineering • Chemical Engineering • Civil and Environmental Engineering • Sustainable Engineering and Design • Computational and Applied Mathematics, Data Sciences • Computer Science, Electrical Engineering • Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science • Master of Statistics • Computer Science and Engineering The professional engineering master’s programs consist of 2 to 3 semester of engineering coursework with electives in management, business and communication. Professional Development seminars are offered throughout the year for all professional master’s students to add skills to their tool kit which will prepare them better for entry into industry and business.

For additional information visit Professional Science Master’s Program (PSM) Unlike traditional master’s degrees, these degrees combine an interdisciplinary curriculum consisting of advanced science coursework with business, management and communication training, and hands-on experience (in form of a required internship), enabling graduates to acquire a new “tool-set” for success in a business environment. Rice offers five science master’s degrees in • Bioscience and Health Policy • Environmental Analysis and Decision Making • Nanoscale Physics • Space Studies • Subsurface Geoscience Each degree track requires a unique set of science courses that provide students with the core expertise needed by industrial and/or governmental organizations. Students supplement these foundation courses by choosing electives in line with their areas of interest. The 21-month professional master’s program begins with two semesters of coursework at Rice followed by a three to six-month internship.   In addition to technical courses, students will take management courses, science policy, entrepreneurship, and ethics. Many opportunities are provided allow students to network with representatives from industry. No thesis is required; however students present their internship project in both oral and written form in the Professional Master’s Seminar.  Students will attend events organized by centers and institutes relevant to their degree. They are guided in courses by the efforts of the PSM Professional Communication faculty. Both the science and the engineering programs offer a Dual MBP/MS degree track in collaboration with the Jones School of Business at Rice University. For more detailed information, please visit

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Engineer your career …master your future

Merge your science/ engineering background with management, leadership and communication in professional master’s programs! Choose from 9 engineering and 5 science disciplines offered at Rice University in Houston, Texas. These programs offer: • interdisciplinary, non-thesis Master of Science degrees • course combinations available in your science or engineering interest areas enriched with options in business, management, policy and communication • practical work experience opportunities • compact 2 to 3 semester programs depending on degree selected

prograMs availablE Applied Mathmatics Bioengineering Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering Computer Science

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Bioscience & Health Policy

Materials Science

Environmental Analysis & Decision Making

Mechanical Engineering Statistics Sustainable Environmental Engineering & Design

Data Science & Engineering



Nanoscale Physics Space Studies Subsurface Geoscience

Graduate Schools Magazine Fall 2016 Issue  

Graduate Schools Magazine is distributed to more than 65 colleges and universities throughout the United States and reaches nearly 1 MILLION...

Graduate Schools Magazine Fall 2016 Issue  

Graduate Schools Magazine is distributed to more than 65 colleges and universities throughout the United States and reaches nearly 1 MILLION...