The Office of Graduate Studies offers advanced study under the direction of dedicated educators.
Students in the graduate programs benefit from a faculty whose commitment to teaching, to research, and to other professional activities has resulted in national recognition in widely varying fields. Guidance from this faculty helps strengthen the academic and professional ability of students by increasing their knowledge of a subject, improving their capacity for independent study, familiarizing them with the research in their fields and training them to conduct meaningful research of their own.
The mission of the graduate programs is not confined within the perimeters of the university. The programs also make a significant contribution to the community at large. As a result of their intense, concentrated study at Western, students are well prepared to enter society, not only as trained professionals and specialists, but also, in a wider context, as thoughtful, sensitive human beings with personal integrity and an appreciation of intellectual and political freedom.
Much of this understanding is developed in professional in-service and pre-service programs through cooperative efforts with regional businesses, industry, government, social service, and educational agencies. Western’s faculty and programs are dedicated to forging and maintaining such ties through the assessment of regional needs and continual interaction with community, business, professional, and academic organizations, an interaction which also helps to refine the graduate curriculum.
Students applying for the first time should contact the Office of Graduate Studies. An appointment with a program coordinator (an advisor) will be arranged by the student as part of the admissions process. Requirements for all degree programs must be completed within a six-year period.
Western Connecticut State University is authorized by the State of Connecticut to award the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Music Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Health Administration, and Doctor of Education to candidates who have successfully fulfilled the requirements for these degrees and diplomas.
The following degree programs are offered at the graduate level:
Master of Science Degree Programs
Applied Behavior Analysis
Counselor Education: School
Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health
Education: Option in Instructional Technology
Education: Literacy and Language Arts
Education: Special Education (K-12)
Integrative Biological Diversity
Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Master of Arts Degree Programs
Master of Fine Arts Degree Programs
Creative and Professional Writing
Visual Arts: Painting
Visual Arts: Illustration
Visual Arts: Interdisciplinary
Master of Business Administration Degree
Master of Business Administration
Master of Health Administration Degree
Master of Health Administration
Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Programs
Secondary Education: Biology
Secondary Education: Chemistry
Secondary Education: English
Secondary Education: Mathematics
Secondary Education: Social Studies
Secondary Education: Spanish
Doctor of Education Degree Programs
Western Connecticut State University
Graduate Admissions, Old Main 101
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
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The university offers bachelor-completion programs in Management (BBA) and Nursing (RN to BSN) through Western at Waterbury, located on the campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College. For more information, call (203) 596-8777.