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TAKE THE PATH THAT MOVES YOU THE DRIVE Are you a recent graduate with your eyes on the horizon? Are you motivated to continue mastering the knowledge and skills you gained through your previous college experience? Keep the academic momentum going and explore the master and doctoral degree programs at the UofM. Go Forward.

THE CLIMB Are you a full-time professional with a desire to get to the next level? The flexible, affordable and accredited graduate degree programs at the UofM can equip you with the necessary know-how to help you rise. Step Up.

THE TURN Are you thinking about switching to a more rewarding career? Follow your passion and keep pace with the everchanging needs of today’s workforce. Discover which industry is the best fit for you. Change Lanes.

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The top-ranked, affordable and accredited graduate programs at the University of Memphis are designed to benefit both full-time students and working professionals. At the University of Memphis, we can help you continue your drive and enhance the knowledge and experience you already possess. Are you ready to climb the ranks of your organization? Let us show you the way. If it’s time for a turn in your career, we can help you determine the best industry to fulfill your passions.

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BY DOING At the UofM, you will find a comprehensive array of academic programs, outstanding faculty and a supportive environment conducive to graduate study and research.

As a major urban research university, the UofM enrolls roughly 4,000 graduate students in more than 120 degree programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation. Master’s degree programs are offered in 60 areas through seven colleges and four schools. The doctor of philosophy degree is offered in 26 areas through six colleges and three schools. The degrees of Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Liberal Studies and Doctor of Musical Arts are awarded through three colleges and one school. Education Specialist and Juris Doctor (Law) degrees are also offered.

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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of Memphis. You are making a smart decision to pursue your graduate studies, especially at the UofM. You are making a meaningful investment in yourself by earning a graduate certificate, master’s or doctoral degree. You are most likely doing this while you are working in a demanding job, raising a family, serving in the military and/or helping extended family members. Returning to school is a commitment of your time, energy and finances, and we recognize this. The Graduate School and our graduate program leaders across campus are dedicated to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals. You will work with expert scholars who are deeply knowledgeable in their fields of study and often well-connected with our corporate partners within and beyond Memphis. You will learn by doing, through our many immersive experiences that help you understand real-world situations and solve today’s most challenging problems. You will build potentially lifelong connections with others in your major of study and in your courses, which can help you today in your current position or in the future in your next career or life move. Your hard work and perseverance will count. We want your educational journey to be challenging, insightful and rewarding. The Graduate School is here to help you every step of the way. Mostly, we want you to enjoy your studies and provide you with opportunities to be successful. Finally, down the road, I look forward to shaking your hand as you walk across that stage to get your diploma at graduation! Please come by and visit with us at the Graduate School. Sincerely, Dr. Robin Poston Dean, The Graduate School


WELCOME TO

MEMPHIS LET’S GET TO WORK. This is a city that has changed the world in more ways than one. Memphis sits at the crossroads of international commerce, culture and creativity. Memphians don’t sit around and wait for things to happen, they jump in and get their hands dirty. The UofM is no different. In fact, we consider the entire city an extension of our campus. The can-do, will-do spirit that powers Memphis permeates everything we do. We’re culturally diverse and complex. We’re an artistic force. We push boundaries and discover new ways of thinking. Most of all, we’re driven by hard work and getting results.

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Take your career to the next level by learning from top-notch researchers and practitioners who bring their findings and experience into the classroom. Whether you’re learning how to engage investors for your entrepreneurial adventure or cutting-edge approaches to treating patients, you’ll receive practical training and support from dedicated faculty who want you to succeed.

LEARN

FROM THE EXPERTS

Dr. Gary Bowlin

Herff College of Engineering

Memphis has long been a worldwide leader in the area of bioscience. Putting Herff on the map in this high-tech field is Dr. Bowlin and his Tissue Template Engineering and Regeneration Laboratory. Bowlin and his team work tirelessly on research in tissue engineering, which is leading to products that drastically improve quality of life. Currently, Bowlin is closing in on advancements in cartilage repair.

Dr. Cyril Chang

Department of Economics, Fogelman College of Business & Economics

Dr. Chang, professor of Economics, serves as the director of the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics. He also regularly conducts executive training seminars and workshops for healthcare professionals and executives. He has published hundreds of top-rated articles on a wide range of economic and health services research topics.


Dr. Melissa Janoske

Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Dr. Janoske’s research specializes in crisis communication. Her dissertation, which was funded by the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, detailed how online communities formed and aided individuals and organizations with crisis response and recovery. She has also published research on both crisis and social media.

Dr. Artina McCain

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Described as a pianist with “power and finesse,” Dr. McCain enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, educator and lecturer. She has played nationally and internationally with her performances airing on radio shows in Chicago, Austin, Toronto and Hong Kong. Dr. Latrice Pichon

School of Public Health

Dr. Pichon’s research focuses on exploring the role of the faith-based community in addressing HIV awareness Dr. Johnson teaches classes and prevention, partnering with in African-American Public community-based organizations Address, Rhetoric Race and to understand HIV outreach, Religion, Media Studies, Interracial care and utilization needs Communication, Rhetoric and among vulnerable Popular Culture and Hip-Hop populations and using the Studies. He is currently editing application of communitythe works of AME Church Bishop based participatory Henry McNeal Turner under the research approaches. title The Literary Archive of Henry McNeal Turner. Dr. Andre Johnson

Department of Communication & Film, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Dr. Michael Schmidt

Department of Art, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Dr. Schmidt, associate professor of Graphic Design and Graduate Program coordinator, specializes in promoting children’s health and rights through his designs. He has worked with organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Duke Children’s Hospital, The Urban Child Institute, Shelby County Government and UNICEF Canada, among others.


OUR PROGRAMS ARE AWARD-WINNING, ACCREDITED AND

AFFORDABLE We know college is expensive and that’s why we offer a wide array of scholarships and graduate assistantships across campus.

Some of our graduate-level scholarships include: • Van Vleet Memorial Doctoral Award • The First Generation PhD Fellowship Program • Morton Thesis/Dissertation Awards • Part-time Master’s Fellowships • And many more... In addition to dozens of scholarship and fellowship opportunities, you may also apply for a graduate assistant position. If awarded a GA position, you will work 20 hours per week in addition to your courseload. In return, you will receive tuition reimbursement and a monthly stipend.


COMBINING RESEARCH WITH PRACTICAL

EXPERIENCE There are opportunities for on-campus employment. At the UofM, we strive to provide students with real-world, technical, resume-building work that offers compensation. We partner with influential companies and many students go on to work full-time for these same companies after graduation.

For example, University of Memphis Research Foundation (UMRF) Ventures Inc. hires UofM students for good-paying jobs with Fortune 500 companies like FedEx while facilitating collaborations with corporations, agencies and organizations that help to grow Memphis.


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Business Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Nursing Counseling, Education Psychology & Research Leadership


WE DON’T JUST TALK A GOOD GAME. WE BACK IT UP.

RANKED Top 25 Nationally-Ranked Programs by U.S. News & World Report Audiology #17 Rehabilitation Counseling #21 Speech-Language Pathology #24

U.S. News & World Report Ranked Graduate Programs Health Care Management #47 Online Criminal Justice #51-67 Social Work #88 Online MBA #89 Clinical Psychology #102 Earth Sciences #111 Math #127 English #133 History #134 Public Affairs #135

Law #137 Engineering #145 Fine Arts #147 Psychology #148 Online Education #150 Education #153 Nursing #155 Part-Time MBA #163 Biological Sciences #190


MAJORS

At the UofM, we offer dozens of academic majors that are tailored to serve your best interests. Most of these degree programs are offered in traditional classrooms settings, with day or evening classes available, and online. You can find the area of study that best suits your schedule, your lifestyle and your goals. Accounting

Communication

Journalism & Strategic Media

Advanced Studies in Teaching & Learning

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Leadership & Policy Studies

Anthropology

Computer Science

Architecture

Counseling

Art

Counseling Psychology

Art History

Creative Writing

Audiology

Criminal Justice

Bioinformatics Biology

Earth Sciences Economics

Biomedical Engineering Business Administration Chemistry City & Regional Planning Civil Engineering

Education Educational Psychology & Research Electrical & Computer Engineering

Liberal Studies Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering Music Nursing Nutrition Philosophy Physics & Materials Science Political Science Professional Studies Psychology Public Administration

Engineering

Public Health

Engineering Technology

Romance Languages

English

School Psychology

Epidemiology

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Health Administration

Social Work

Health Systems & Policy

Sociology

Health Studies

Speech-Language Pathology

Higher & Adult Education

Sport Commerce

History

Theater & Dance

Instruction & Curriculum Leadership


PURSUE AN EDUCATION THAT LEADS TO

CAREER CONNECTIONS

The UofM is located in a metropolitan area, home to some of the most renowned Fortune 500 companies, including FedEx, International Paper, AutoZone and many more. That proximity opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities for our students — making Memphis a great place to expand your education. Here is a small sample of our partnering companies:

AutoZone Baptist Memorial Health Care

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare New Horizons

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Northwestern Mutual

C.H. Robinson

Orion Federal Credit Union

Cisco Cummins Elsevier FedEx First Tennessee Hilton Worldwide Homeland Security Intel International Paper Master IT

Pfizer Raymond James Financial ReTrans Sherwin-Williams Smith & Nephew Target Terminix Thomas & Betts Walgreens


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