FEB. 26, 2001
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

CSUB hosts Grad School Information Day

California State University, Bakersfield is hosting Grad School Information Day on Wednesday, March 6, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union multipurpose room on campus.

The afternoon-long event is designed to showcase the varied graduate programs that CSUB offers, said Janice Chavez, interim dean of Graduate Studies and Research at CSUB.

"A graduate degree provides greater opportunities to fill leadership positions in every sector of society," Chavez said. "People's reasons for pursuing a graduate degree are as individual as they are. But whatever a person's reasons for pursuing a graduate degree - more satisfying and lucrative employment or expanding knowledge - we believe that we can help people reach their goals through the programs we offer here at CSUB. Earning a master's degree or credential from one of CSUB's nationally recognized and accredited graduate programs will make a person more attractive to employers, and he or she will earn at least $10,000 more annually than someone with a bachelor's degree. And we want people to know about the opportunities that exist here."

Chavez said CSUB offers more than 20 graduate programs leading to masters degrees, including public administration, business administration, English, psychology, counseling and education. A cooperative doctoral program with University of the Pacific is also available.

She said the Grad School Information Day will provide interested persons a chance to:

• Gather graduate program information.

• Take advantage of CSUB's on-site registration services.

• Explore the many financial aid opportunities.

• Meet graduate faculty and students.

• Participate in individualized advising.

• Attend student research presentations.

• Discover new career pathways.

Chavez also said that many of CSUB's programs are state, nationally and internationally accredited.

Convenience is a major consideration, she said. "We know that most people in graduate school are already in the professional ranks, so we schedule classes at times when students can attend. We want to provide a challenging course of study, but make it convenient, affordable and accessible to all students."

For more information about Grad School Information Day or about any of CSUB's graduate programs, please call the Division of Graduate Studies and Research at 661/664-2231.

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