Professional Pathways for Graduate Study
BGSU is offering Professional Pathways in a growing number of graduate programs for working professionals desiring advanced degrees or certificates to increase career opportunities or to expand knowledge in a specific discipline or industry.
Professional Pathways programs are designed for busy, working adults. Here are just a few of the benefits of the Professional Pathways programs at BGSU.
BGSU graduate students enjoy one of the lowest graduate tuition rates in the region. In addition, professionals with an employer-provided tuition benefit may also defer payment until the end of each semester after the reimbursement has been received. Graduate students enrolled at least half-time may also be eligible to apply for other forms of financial aid.
Courses in BGSU’s Professional Pathways graduate programs are offered online or face-to-face, typically after 6 p.m. to accommodate working professionals. This flexibility allows students to comfortably take up to two courses per semester, while maintaining a healthy balance between family, school and work. Degree completion is expected in two to three years.
Professional Pathways programs are designed to help students advance in their careers by offering coursework that sets them apart in the workplace, often leading to salary increases and promotions. In addition, students find the networks they build with faculty and fellow students to be extremely beneficial when looking for the next job along the career path.
Learn more about the Professional Pathways programs offered at BGSU.
Graduate Pathways Programs
This program is ideal for students seeking advanced career opportunities in software engineering or digital forensics, offering specializations in cybersecurity. Graduates will have elevated their breadth and depth of knowldge and stature. Read More
The program is designed to help students develop the skills and techniques required to create and implement policies, projects and programs that resolve important societal problems, while addressing organizational, human resource and budgetary challenges. Read More
Students can perform data analysis and synthesis while demonstrating the critical skills necessary in project management and leadership. The courses will integrate core competencies to solve real world problems in their domain through research. Read More
This program is ideal for students seeking advanced career opportunities in finance, economics or banking in positions such as financial analyst, banking manager, research assistant or data analyst. Read More
Health Services Administration
The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree prepares professionals for leadership positions in complex, rapidly changing structure and financing of healthcare and health service organizations. With real world internships and coursework taught by faculty and working leaders of health organizations, the program prepares graduates with the business, technological, public health and leadership foundations to lead health services organizations.