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Graduate Studies @ CCSU: affordable, accessible, excellent! CCSU offers the impressive academic resources of a large university plus the kind of personal attention usually found only at smaller colleges. We will prepare you to lead!

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“Early in their academic programs, our biomolecular sciences students spend several weeks working in each of at least three different research laboratories. These laboratory ‘rotations’ allow new students to see, first-hand, the sorts of projects that more advanced graduate
dents are currently focusing on.”

— Dr. Thomas R. King,
Professor, Biomolecular Sciences

“Our faculty take pride in their commitment to teaching, research, and service. We are able to offer our students the luxury of small seminars, individualized programs, and extensive student-faculty contact.”

— Glynis Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Academic Resources
CCSU offers the impressive academic resources of a large university plus the kind of personal attention usually found only at smaller colleges.

Elihu Burritt Library
With more than 700,000 volumes and 3,000 periodicals plus extensive online resources, Elihu Burritt Library provides
a wealth of information. Also notable are the special collections, including the Connecticut Polish American Archive and the Equity Archive Collection with its substantial holdings on women, feminism, and sexuality.

Computer Facilities
Extensive networked computer resources are conveniently located in the Computer Lab in Marcus White Annex. Wireless access is available throughout campus.

Leadership, Career Support, and Cultural Opportunities
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) offers an official representative forum, helps subsidize research projects and educational conferences, and sponsors specific program societies that create social and educational networking opportunities.

The University’s Career Services
provides job listings and placement services. The Center for International Education offers opportunities for global study. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound on campus, in New Britain, and in nearby Hartford.


• Art Education M.S.
• Biological Sciences M.A.: Ecology & Environmental Science; General; Global Sustainability
• Biological Sciences M.S.: Anesthesia; General; Health Science
• Biomolecular Sciences M.A.
• Business Administration M.B.A.
• Communication M.S.
• Computer Information Technology M.S.: Computer Science; Networking
• Construction Management M.S.
• Counselor Education M.S.: Clinical Professional Counseling; School Counseling; Student Development in Higher Education
• Criminal Justice M.S.
• Data Mining M.S.
• Early Childhood Education M.S.
• Educational Leadership M.S., Ed.D., Sixth-Year
• Educational Studies M.S.: Discipline Specific; Secondary Education
• Educational Technology M.S.
• Elementary Education M.S.
• English M.A.
• Geography M.S.
• Geography—Global Sustainability M.S.
• History M.A.
• Information Design M.A.
• International Studies M.S.
• Marriage & Family Therapy M.S.
• Mathematics M.A.: Actuarial Science; Computer Science; General; Statistics
• Mathematics M.S.: for Certified Elementary & Middle School Teachers; for Certified Secondary Teachers
• Modern Language M.A.: Italian; Spanish;
Italian or Spanish for Teachers; Inter-University Spanish Language & Culture
• Music Education M.S.
• Physical Education: M.S.: Exercise Science; Teaching Physical Education (for Certified Teachers)
• Psychology M.A: General; Community; Health
• Public History M.A.
• Reading & Language Arts M.S., Sixth-Year
• Special Education M.S.
• STEM Education M.S.
• Teacher Education M.A.T.: with (7-12) English, Mathematics, Sciences, Spanish
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) M.S.
• Technology Management M.S.

At CCSU you will discover exceptional academic programs to meet your professional needs and your intellectual passions. We will prepare you to lead!

Education and much, much more
CCSU has a proud history of preparing professionals in education and the human services. Those programs range from initial teacher certification to master’s degrees to professional certificates to the doctorate in educational leadership, plus a new Ed.D. strand in higher education. Add to that our strong professional ties—to schools, agencies, and clinics—which create opportunities for “real-life” learning experiences under the encouraging supervision of field-site professionals.
CCSU also offers an extraordinary variety of graduate programs in arts, humanities, sciences, technology, and business—including the M.B.A.

A community of learning
With more than 40 fields of study, CCSU’s School of Graduate Studies offers an exciting array of academic programs: traditional as well as new and innovative programs like biomolecular sciences, construction management, public history, computer information technology, data mining, and public relations. We pride ourselves on providing the kind of personal attention that makes education a truly mutual enterprise. Professors work with you as partners, helping you map out your course of study, acting as mentors, inviting you to join them in interesting research projects, and providing advice to help you advance your career.
You will also find that CCSU is a genuine community of learning. Our professors are nationally noted scholars and skilled practitioners. You will meet people who are passionate about ideas and eager to share what they discover. Our programs have been designed to help you accomplish your goals as you balance the other demands in your life.
We also offer graduate housing opportunities, where you can live on campus with others pursuing advanced degrees.

Life after graduate study
Here’s how some of our students pursue their dreams after graduate study:
• As professionals in such major companies as Aetna Financial, AIG, American Express, Blum Shapiro, Bristol Meyers, Chase Manhattan, CIGNA, ESPN, GE, Hamilton Sundstrand, Hartford Life, Johnson & Johnson, J.P. Morgan, Pfizer, Pratt & Whitney, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sikorsky Aircraft, Siemens Westinghouse, Travelers, Unilever, United Technologies, and Verizon.
As marriage and family therapists at hospitals and community mental health agencies; as private counselors and psychotherapists; as mental health counselors at the Institute of Living, the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Wheeler Clinic, and Klingberg Family Clinic; and as rehabilitation counselors with the State Bureau of Rehabilitation, Department of Veterans Affairs, and at insurance companies
• As teachers, school counselors, principals, and superintendents; as higher education academic advisors, career counselors, and administrators throughout Connecticut and New England; and as students in some of the top professional and doctoral programs in the state and nation

Vibrant intellectual community
Perhaps most distinctive about the School of Graduate Studies at CCSU is its strong sense of being a community of scholars, passionate about their studies, eager to improve lives, and committed to working together to share their learning and support their efforts. The University also brings to campus a wide range of special guest lecturers, from nationally known academic leaders to scholarly experts in a wide range of fields.

Our programs are nationally recognized for their educational excellence. We continue to offer the most affordable in-state tuition in the region. That means you will receive an outstanding return on your investment. And CCSU participates in the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) tuition break program, which offers an out-of-state tuition break for certain graduate programs to eligible residents of New England States (nebhe.org/tuitionbreak).
For more information, call 860-832-2350 or visit ccsu.edu/grad. n

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52 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Advertising/Public Relations                
Biological and Physical Sciences                
Cell & Molecular Biology              
Communication Studies                
Computer Science                
Construction Management              
Counseling Psychology PhD                
Criminal Justice                
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Leadership            
Educational Technology                
Elementary Education              
Engineering - General                
Environmental Studies                
General MBA                
International Studies                
Marriage/Family Counseling              
Modern & Romance Languages                
Physical Education              
Premed/Prehealth Programs                
Psychology - General                
Reading & Literacy              
School Counseling                
Special Education              
Supply Chain Management                
TESOL Education                
Teaching Art              
Teaching English              
Teaching Foreign Language              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Music              
Teaching Other Subjects                
Teaching Science                
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