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Beyond brilliance: Masters degrees at WSU

Weber State University spring commencement, April 26, 2019.

With thousands of bachelor’s degrees awarded every year, many students may want to consider the graduate degrees Weber State University has to offer to further their education and career opportunities. WSU is currently home to 20 different graduate degree programs that students can choose from.

WSU offers a graduate program in English and communications for the Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities. The Master of Arts in English includes different areas of study such as literature, creative writing, english education and a writing studies certificate.

The Arts and Humanities program gives students the opportunity to become more well rounded in what they are already passionate about and opens up a variety of different fields and careers to be explored.

The John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics offers degrees in business administration, taxation and accounting.

“The MBA program at Weber State University has an exceptional track record of helping current and aspiring leads develop the skills they need to succeed in key organizational decision making roles,” WSU’s website states.

Another aspect of the degrees offered in business and economics is that it can be achieved in just two semesters full-time study.

Also available at WSU is the master’s program in education. This program is designed to assist future educators in the world of business and higher education. Through advancing the skills of teaching and leadership, students can craft a path for their future in the world of education.

The College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology brings a variety of degrees in computer engineering, computer science, data science, electrical engineering and systems engineering. As science, technology, engineering and math fields are becoming more competitive, EAST programs give students the much-needed hands-on experiences to succeed.

A Master in Computer Engineering can be combined with a Bachelor of Science degree, meaning that students can receive both degrees in as little as five years time.

“We innovate in the classroom and beyond with labs, research opportunities and the chance to become an expert in a high-tech career,” WSU’s website states.

The Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions has the most graduate programs available with a total of seven. These programs are athletic training, health administration, nursing, nursing practice, physician assistant, radiologic sciences and respiratory therapy.

“Experience diverse and evidence-based learning opportunities from highly-qualified graduate faculty, residency opportunities and learning in labs and in the field,” WSU’s website says.

Finally, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers two degrees in criminal justice and social work. The criminal justice degree can be achieved in 12-18 months’ time and can be taken completely online. This program will open students up to careers that can help solve crimes, help make change in the field of criminal justice and impact public policies.

The Master of Social Work focuses on the needs of families and communities, harm reduction and social justice.

With both classes online and in person, WSU’s graduate program is a great opportunity for those wishing to advance their education in health, communication, business and computer science. The university offers affordable tuition rates for degrees that can be achieved in just a few years.

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