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Miss the Graduate Studies Info Session? Read Our Recap!

Graduate Studies Info Session.

If you missed our recent Graduate Studies Info Session, we had a great time and covered a lot of ground! Representatives from Career Services, Admissions, and the Office of Graduate Studies, discussed our three business-focused, online graduate programs: the M.S. in Leadership, Management, and Project Management.

While more dates will be scheduled in the coming weeks, here's a re-cap of the event.

Is Graduate School for Me?

The presentation started with a simple thought that should be the ultimate driver of your decision to take on one area vs. another: What direction most interests you? It shouldn’t be too difficult to decide, according to Jan Coville, director of career services.

Look at what you’ve done in the past and think about what is most important to you. Find roles that lead from your current background and know that your personal goal defines the path you’ll follow.

Graduate School = Workplace Smarts

Graduate school requires a deeper level of scholarship than what you probably experienced as an undergrad. The classes you’ll take at Granite State place you in a specialized role that will help you grow in multiple ways as you merge theory and practical skills, according to Johnna Herrick-Phelps, vice provost for academic affairs.

You become a scholar-practitioner. Theory helps us understand what we do in the workplace each day, and why we do it. It helps us think more critically and sometimes even restructures our professional best practices. When you bring your new knowledge back to the workplace, it can help you come up with novel solutions to challenges.

Selecting a Program

Each of the three master’s degree programs has business at its root, but each is unique.

The Project Management master’s program is GAC Accredited by the Project Management Institute. It will give you the tools needed to get certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

The M.S. in Leadership program features five specialty tracks. You can choose from: Business, Project Management, Human Resources, Public/Nonprofit Leadership, or Organizational Diversity & Behavior.

The Management master’s program is often compared to an M.B.A. program, but its focus is more broad, with coursework that gives you strong support in leadership, while still offering financial and management courses.

Navigating Admissions

No matter what you choose to study, all three programs offer a straightforward admissions process with no specialized testing required, and rolling admissions (apply anytime!) Also, Granite State is top-ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report for online graduate programs in Business. Programs can be completed 100% online for your convenience, tuition is remarkably affordable, and we are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


 Click here to download M.S. Undecided:  a guide to select the right graduate program