06-12-13-methodist.gifMethodist University’s School of Graduate Studies offers four degrees for students taking their MU Journey to the next level or working professionals who are looking to advance their careers. All of the programs combine a professional emphasis with scholarship and critical analysis, and instill in graduates the importance of lifelong learning to support professional development.

On June 17, classes will begin for the second co-hort of the Master of Education Program, while the inaugural class will start its second and final year. Designed for current K-12 teachers who want to be leaders in the classroom and beyond, the program is a mix of face-to-face instruction and online classes. Upon graduation, the students will be eligible to apply for a North Carolina professional licensure in Reading or Special Education, depending on their degree concentrations. The deadline to apply for the next cohort is May 15, 2014.

This fall, the Professional Master of Business Administration Program will begin classes with a focus on organizational management and leadership. The MBA’s second emphasis, health care administration, starts in the spring. The MBA Program will hold sev-eral open houses this year, on Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4, all at 6 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Clark Hall. The MBA Program is targeted at working professionals and blends online coursework with two weekend class sessions per term, and students can complete the program in 18 months. Applications for the MBA Program are due May 19 or Oct. 19, depending on the chosen focus.

Students in the Master of Justice Administration Program can enroll in either the fall or the spring with the same curriculum, with application deadlines of June 15 and Oct. 15. The MJA Program is targeted toward professionals working in the criminal justice system at the local, county or state level in North Carolina in middle management positions who want to develop their skills and careers further. A hybrid-course design mixes online learning with classes held at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg, N.C., for one Friday-Sunday weekend each month for four months each term. Students take 12 courses to com-plete the program, with the ability to take one or two classes each term.

Methodist University’s first graduate-level program was the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. The PA Program is one of the more popular graduate programs on campus. This competitive, full-time program starts once a year, in the fall, with an application deadline of 16 months in advance, on March 1.

For more information on Methodist University’s School of Graduate Studies, visit, email Dr. George Hendricks at, or call 1.800.488.7110.

Summer Camps

This summer, there are also many summer camps going on at Methodist University. Information on summer camps is available at, under the Events section on the website.

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