WMU News

Grad student open house is Oct. 18

Oct. 1, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University will conduct a Graduate Program Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 18, for persons contemplating pursuing a graduate degree.

The event, which is sponsored by the Graduate College, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the North Ballroom 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.

Representatives from all of the University departments that offer graduate programs will be in attendance, providing informational materials and answering questions. Also on hand will be 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.

"WMU strives to accommodate everyone who seeks an advanced degree," says Paula Boodt, director of graduate recruitment and retention. "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 60 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 Graduate College at (616) 387-3570.

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

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