MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Oct. 23, 2012) — The Admissions Office at Milligan College will host an information open house for its graduate and professional studies (GPS) programs on Monday, Nov. 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second floor of Milligan’s Derthick Hall.
Faculty and staff will be present to discuss degree completion programs for adults in business administration and early childhood education (BS), as well as graduate degree programs in business administration (MBA), education (M.Ed.), occupational therapy (MSOT) and counseling (MSC). The open house also will include information about Milligan’s online major in computer information systems (CIS).
The general information session will allow visitors to speak with faculty members and receive information on a variety of topics, such as academic coursework and financial aid. The session falls during National Non-traditional Student Week, sponsored by the Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education.
“We are pleased there is a week set aside to recognize and celebrate non-traditional students,” said Courtney Kieslich, Milligan’s director of graduate and professional studies. “At Milligan, we work every day to provide non-traditional students with high-quality academic programs, convenient class schedules, and caring, knowledgeable faculty to help them meet their career and educational goals.”
The BS in business administration is a degree completion program that enables working adults to complete a business administration major in 16 months by attending class one night a week.
The BS in early childhood education allows adults who have completed about two years of college to complete the child and youth development major in about 18 months. Teaching licensure in early childhood education (PreK-3) may be obtained by completing additional coursework and a 15-week supervised teaching experience in a public school setting.
The computer information systems-mobile (CIS) major is designed for students who are unable to complete their degree or add a second major in a traditional college setting. Courses in this major are delivered to the student via Milligan’s Internet course management system and can be easily accessed from anywhere. Students can take just one course at a time or complete the major in as few as four semesters.
The MSC is Milligan’s newest graduate program. The two-year, 60-credit-hour program consists of six full semesters, including two summer sessions. Classes are available in late afternoons and evenings.
The MBA is a 14-month program that meets one Saturday per month, complemented by ongoing Internet-based instruction. The program is designed to accommodate professionals working at every level of management and focuses on business leadership from a Christian perspective.
The M.Ed. program includes both initial licensure and advanced degree options. The initial licensure degree is typically a 15-month professional educational program that allows students to earn their teaching certificate or license and their degree. The advanced program is for current teachers seeking professional development and their master’s degree. Advanced M.Ed. students have the option of completing their coursework completely online or in a traditional classroom setting.
The MSOT program is the only master’s level occupational therapy program in northeast Tennessee. It prepares therapists to help people with injuries or illnesses to relearn basic living skills. The program is designed for people with undergraduate degrees in a variety of academic fields.
For more information about the Nov. 5 open house, please contact Milligan’s Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 423.461.8782 or email GPS@milligan.edu.