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Milligan to host April 7 information session for graduate and adult programs

infosession-sidebarApril14MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 24, 2013) — The Admissions Office at Milligan College will host an information open house for its graduate and professional studies (GPS) programs on Monday, April 7, from 5-7 p.m. in Milligan’s Derthick Hall.

Faculty and staff will be present to discuss degree completion programs for adults in business administration, early childhood education and nursing (RN to BSN), 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).

Information will be provided about the programs offered on Milligan’s campus and those offered at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE) in Kingsport, Tenn.

The following programs are highlighted during the session:

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. In addition to the Milligan location, the BS in business administration with an emphasis on operations management is periodically offered at KCHE.

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. This program also will be offered at KCHE.

ADCP in RN to BSN (nursing)—This adult degree completion program will begin in January 2015 on Milligan’s campus, and is designed for the practicing RN who desires to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program requires students to be in class only one day per week and will provide students with individual advising sessions to guide them through the curriculum. Classes will be a combination of online, face to face and hybrid (a mix of online and face to face). Completing the major takes approximately 19 months.

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 program offers concentrations in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. In addition, Milligan recently signed a cooperative agreement with Emmanuel Christian Seminary to offer a certificate of graduate study in counseling ministry. This program introduces students to basic knowledge about both secular and Christian perspectives on counseling and how these may be applied in a church-based setting.

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. Milligan’s MBA offers three specialized tracks in leadership, healthcare management and operations management. In addition, Milligan now offers an opportunity for individuals who already possess an MBA or equivalent degree to earn an executive certificate in one of the three specialized tracks.

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. The advanced M.Ed. program is a hybrid of online and on-campus options, allowing students the convenience of online courses and the opportunity to interact face to face with the knowledgeable, caring education faculty.

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.

In addition to this event, Milligan also will host an open house at its Kingsport Center for Higher Education on Monday, April 28, from 5-7 p.m.

For more information, please contact Milligan’s Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 423.461.8796 or email GPS@milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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