Central Michigan University (CMU) - College of Graduate Studies

Central Michigan University (CMU) - College of Graduate Studies
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Central Michigan University is a student-focused, high-quality academic university that engages students in academic, professional, cultural, and recreational activities within a comfortable yet challenging learning environment.

Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University(CMU) is now a dynamic university with over 21,000 students on campus in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  CMU offers more than 150 undergraduate programs and more than 70 programs at the graduate level.  CMU also operates the largest Public Broadcasting Network in the United States.

CMU is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the top 25 in the U.S. for online undergraduate programs, graduate programs in education, and MBA.  Many programs on campus carry prestigious accreditations and national rankings.

CMU is a Doctoral Research University and is among the 100 largest public universities in the United States. CMU’s 480-acre campus is accommodating, friendly, and located in a classic American university town. In addition to earning a quality degree, students appreciate the scenic landscaping, convenient bus stops, numerous walkways and bike paths, nearby shopping, and CMU’s new Graduate Housing.
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Academic Programs

College of Business Administration (CBA)offers graduate degree programs that are professionally accredited by AACSB International. CMU is among the first to partner with SAP, and CMU’s M.B.A. (10 concentrations) and M.S.I.S. integrate SAP into the curriculum.  M.A. in Economics graduates directly enter the marketplace or enroll in prestigious doctoral degree programs throughout the United States.

College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA)offers highly respected graduate programs, including Communication, Broadcasting (Electronic Media Studies, Electronic Media Management, and Electronic Media Production-with alumni in prominent positions throughout the U.S.), and Music (composition, conducting, music education, and performance).

College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) … provides exceptional graduate programs,including Educational Leadership,Teacher Education and Professional Development, Special Education, Professional Counselling, Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology, Gerontology, and an online master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics.

College of Graduate Studies (CGS - interdisciplinary programs) … provides the highly successful Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.), featuring over a dozen industry-focused concentrations. The M.S.A. is for students from all academic backgrounds.  It was originally designed for students who want graduate degrees in administration but do not have undergraduate degrees in business and have not taken GMAT exams.

College of Health Professions (CHP) … offers master’s programs in Speech Language Pathology, Physician Assistant, Exercise Science, Sport Administration, International Health, and Public Health (M.P.H.), and doctoral programs in Audiology, Physical Therapy, and Health Administration.

College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences (CHSBS) … provides graduate programs in TESOL, English (Language and Literature, Children’s Literature, Creative Writing, Composition and Communication), History (general history or transnational M.A. or Ph.D.), Humanities, Political Science, Public Administration, Spanish, and Psychology (master’s and doctorates in Experimental, Clinical, Industrial/Organizational, School, and Neuroscience).

College of Medicine trains primary care physicians and stimulates health-related research on diseases that impact the Midwest region of the U.S.

College of Science and Technology (CST) offers master’s programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Mining, Geographic Information Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering. Doctoral Programs include Teaching College Mathematics, Science of Advanced Materials, and Earth and Ecosystem Science.
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International Student Support

Visit our International Website for information on CMU’s campus, academics, student involvement, applications and admissions, finances, and the surrounding community. CMU’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides many services and coordinates social and cultural activities for international students to enhance interaction between students from the U.S. and abroad.

English Language Institute and Language Skills Support

Students wanting to study English may apply for admission into CMU’s English Language Institute (ELI).  Students who are accepted for admission to a graduate program but do not meet minimum English proficiency may be admitted into CMU’s Bridge Program or granted Conditional Admission.  Bridge students study English before taking academic courses. Conditionally admitted students are first tested and then take English courses before or during at least their first semester at CMU.

University Recreation and Events

CMU hosts more than 500 University Events every year, from intimate presentations and performances to large-scale concerts. Also, University Recreation (URec) and Student Activity Center facilities are free to students and include jogging, personal training, weight lifting, swimming/aquatics, and a large variety of sports and leisure activities.
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