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Students can apply the tips offered to many graduate colleges, including the Nathan Weiss Graduate College located on East Campus.
Oftentimes students envision there collegiate careers ending after four years. However, it is important to keep in mind that graduate school is a serious option that truly benefits students both in the short and long term. That is why Kean University offers a bevy of graduate programs at the Nathan Weiss Graduate College.
Nathan Weiss Graduate College teaches influential students
As college students, it is a common worry of what life trailing college will bring. The biggest worry of them all: employment. New graduates do not want just any old job, though. No, they want one befitting the degree that has cost thousands of dollars and countless thoughts, hopes, and daydreams dedicated to an aspired career. Rest assured, there are jobs out there. Curious as to which degrees are projected to be in high demand this year?
Every year, approximately 600,000 prospective graduate school applicants take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in hopes of receiving acceptance into their preferred graduate programs. The GRE is a standardized test accepted by thousands of graduate schools; it evaluates student's preparation for graduate level work. Several of the graduate programs at the Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC
There are many reasons why undergraduate students apply to graduate school. Whether for a pay increase, career change, or mastery of undergraduate material, these are just a few of the motivators that would encourage students and professionals to continue their higher education. Here at Kean University, The Nathan Weiss Graduate College, located on the East Campus, offers students a wide range of programs. There are over 80 programs available to graduate students. Two programs are for doctoral studies offered, one in psychology and the other in education. The psychology program offers a combined program in school and clinical psychology. The education doctorate focuses on urban education. It is the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey. This program is dedicated to educators who wish to make a positive difference in a multicultural environment. There are numerous master programs offered as well as certification programs. The Nathan Weiss Graduate College building is located on North Avenue and is easily recognized by its capitals and steeple. The interior is just as elegantly decorated. Conveniently located on campus is Café Yumba, where students can stop for something to eat or drink while attending classes. There are also plenty of benches and tables outside for when the weather is warm. Behind the school is a parking lot and plenty of shuttle bus stops to accommodate students who wish to travel to the main campus. Over 3,000 students attend the graduate college. Requirements include a 3.0 grade point average upon admission and the completion of a standardized test such as the General Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Graduate students can attend as full or part time. Many of the classes are held in the evening to accommodate students' busy schedules. There are few online courses offered, but Kean makes education easily accessible to students by offering graduate level courses at Raritan Community College and Ocean County College. Located in North Branch, New Jersey, Raritan Community College offers a nursing program. Kean has built a strong partnership with Ocean County College and currently offers master programs in counselor education, educational leadership, nursing, public administration, accounting, and business administration. Students from all over the state of New Jersey have an opportunity to receive a Kean University graduate education. Graduates of Kean University are welcome to continue their education after graduation and further pursue their career options or return to the graduate college after establishing a career. Miss being involved in Kean activities? Graduate students are welcome to join the Graduate and Part Time Student Council, which work hard to provide graduate students with educational workshops, service projects, leadership development, committee meetings, and other activities. And because no one knows what the future has to hold, the possibility of graduate school is another reason for undergraduate students to work hard and maintain a high GPA.
If you want to go to graduate school it is not necessary to leave the comfort of Kean University, unless you want to. After the completion of undergraduate years, some people want to be done with education; while others want to pursue more at the graduate level. There are people who love the opportunities at Kean so much that they decide to go to graduate school here, at the Nathan Weiss Graduate School. Now, for some occupations, a Bachelors Degree is enough, while for others it is to the best benefit for an individual to build on their knowledge from their undergraduate studies and select a graduate program.In a five issues series, you learned about the programs within each undergraduate college, but there are also many at the graduate level as well. The Nathan Weiss Graduate College was founded in 1948, with only a few programs and has since expanded and currently has approximately 3,000 students and over 80 programs and options available. The College of Education has the most programs available for graduate students. There are also more options available besides master's degrees. There are Initial Teaching Certification Programs, Certification Programs, Post-Master's Certification Programs, and Professional Diploma Programs. Within the graduate college students that prefer to brush up on their professional and career skills can do non-degree professional studies within the college. Basic requirements for the Nathan Weiss Graduate School are a 3.0 undergraduate G.P.A. (anything less may be up for review by the department and is on a case to case basis), the completion of standardized tests such as the GRE, GMAT, MAT, etc., transmission of any transcripts of work done outside of Kean, and the chance of having a departmental interview. For more specific requirements such as G.P.A requirements, number of references and tests that need to be taken before acceptance contact the person in charge of the graduate program you are interested in. Students that have demanding schedules because of family and work obligations can choose to be either full time or part time, and many of the graduate classes are offered in the evening for more convenience. Graduate students at Kean that wish to be involved on campus can do so by either joining the Graduate Student Government Association or strive to be a member of a fairly recent graduate students honor society on campus, Alpha Epsilon Lambda. You may prefer to expand your horizons and attend graduate school somewhere other than Kean which is understandable, but for those that want to stay around, the Nathan Weiss Graduate College has many programs that will give you the competitive edge and the skills you need to make it in the professional world. And with the college working on constantly improving all programs every year, the possibilities in the future will be limitless.
Are you ready to take the next step on your path to success? Kean can help you gain the knowledge and experience you need to excel in our many post-graduate programs. Nathan Weiss Graduate School of Kean University will be holding its open house on Sunday, September 25th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Center. Anyone who is interested in getting familiar with the advantages that our programs have to offer is welcome to stop by. At the open house, you will be able to meet and speak with coordinators, teaching faculty, and admissions staff to get information on all our many master's degree, professional diploma, and certification programs. Learn about admission requirements; affordable tuition costs; opportunities for financial aid; and, graduate assistantships, as well. It's not required, but you can visit Kean University's website to R.S.V.P. if you would like to.
Make a New Year’s resolution that will change your life – attend the Nathan Weiss Graduate College Winter Open House, Saturday, January 29, 2005 (snow date February 5th) from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The open house is designed to attract promising students who are interested in career advancement and further education. Participants will meet the coordinators and teaching faculty from more than 76 programs and options leading to a master’s degree, professional diploma, certificate, and/or state certification. Speak with representatives from many of the graduate programs and learn about our affordable tuition and opportunities for full-time attendance at no cost to you. In addition, professional staff from the Graduate College Admissions Office, Program Coordinators and teaching faculty will be available throughout the event to provide information and advising on graduate admissions and programs. Information on financial aid, loans, and graduate assistantships will also be available. For more information about the Nathan Weiss Graduate College Winter Open House, visit http://www.kean.edu/keangrad.