Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Orientation session slated for masters cohort in higher education administration at OU-C

An orientation session for the admitted Higher Education Administration master’s students will be held between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Bennett Hall room 134 at Ohio University-Chillicothe. Program coordinator, Sherry Early, Ph.D., and faculty from the Athens campus will be on hand to welcome cohort members.

The programs allow area residents to pursue masters and doctoral degrees in higher education and student affairs from Ohio University while taking classes on the Chillicothe Campus.

 “These offerings provide individuals with the educational background they need to further succeed in their current professions or to make a career change into university student relations types of positions,” Early said. “They are designed with a focus on providing students with courses that fit the schedules of those already in the workforce and training that prepares them for careers that align with their interests and passions.”

Both programs are designed to help individuals advance in their professions or make a career switch.

The Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration program prepares students for careers in college settings such as student affairs, alumni affairs, financial aid or the registrar’s office. It is designed to accommodate working professionals.

The entire program takes 24 months to complete. Classes are conveniently scheduled to fit with students’ schedules. Classes will be held six times during the fall, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.  Courses will be offered online during the spring and summer.

The Ph.D.in Higher Education Administration cohort will also start this spring.  These cohort students will take classes in Athens and Chillicothe over the course of eight semesters.  Finally, the  traditional Ph.D. program will be taught in a weekly format in Athens and is designed for full-time students. Students accepted into the program can apply for teaching and research assistantship positions to defray costs and provide career experience. The program includes six semesters of coursework and a dissertation.

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