WMU News

Informational open house set for prospective graduate students

Oct. 5, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University will conduct a Graduate Program Open House on Thursday, Oct. 21, for persons contemplating pursuing a graduate degree.

The event, which is sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Orientation, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the West Ballroom Suites on the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Refreshments will be provided.

"The open house will be a source of information about the numerous professional, graduate and career development programs offered through WMU," says John Fraire, dean of admissions.

Fraire notes that representatives from all of the University departments that offer graduate programs will be in attendance, providing informational materials and answering questions. In addition, he says, staff members from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Counseling and Testing Services, Career and Student Employment Services, Teacher Certification and the Graduate College also will be on hand.

"WMU strives to accommodate everyone who seeks an advanced degree," says Paula Boodt, coordinator of graduate admissions and recruitment. "Our broad range of programs and services reflects our commitment to all students, from undergraduates who move right into a graduate program to working professionals who return to school years after getting their bachelor's degree."

WMU offers 62 master's degrees, two specialist degrees, 25 doctoral degrees and nine specialized graduate certificate programs through six of its degree-granting colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fine Arts, Haworth College of Business, and Health and Human Services. Graduate students make up nearly one-quarter of the University's enrollment.

For more information about the open house, call the Office of Admissions and Orientation at (616) 387-2000.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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