WMU News

Prospective grad students invited to open house

Oct. 17, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Important life decisions like whether and where to attend graduate school should not be made without careful research and deliberation.

Western Michigan University will help ease that decision for prospective graduate students when it plays host to the 2002 Graduate Program Open House, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Bernhard Center North Ballroom.

Participants will have a chance to investigate their financial aid options, learn about the requirements for teacher certification, research internship opportunities and talk with representatives from nearly 100 graduate programs. In addition, staff members will be on hand from the University's Career and Student Employment Services, Teacher-Administrator Certification Office, Counseling and Testing Services, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Graduate College.

Two hour-long workshops will be held during the open house. "Financing a Graduate Education" and "How Your Graduate Degree Can Maximize Your Potential Earning Capability" will be held concurrently at 4:15 and 5:30 p.m. Registration is required for both sessions, which will be held in nearby Bernard Center classrooms.

WMU offers a wide range of advanced professional programs and graduate programs, including 66 master's degrees, two specialist degrees, 26 doctoral degrees and nine graduate certificates in specialized fields of study.

For more open house information or to register for a workshop, contact Nancy Greer-Williams by phone at (269) 387-6181.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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