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Grad School info night at CSUB
  February 21, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

A special information program for those interested in starting a master's degree or teacher credential program at California State University, Bakersfield is scheduled Thursday, March 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Dezember Center on the CSUB campus.

Representatives from a wide array of CSUB's graduate and credential programs will be on hand to assist prospective students begin the application process and answer any questions they may have about the various graduate programs available at CSUB.

"This event is to help those who are interested in starting work toward a master's degree or a teaching credential in fall 2006 but for whatever reason haven't had the opportunity to come to campus and begin the process," said Edwin Sasaki, associate vice president for academic programs at CSUB. "It's like one-stop shopping - begin your application process, and, at the same time, have all your questions answered by the people who are in charge of the program you're interested in."

The information program will begin with a welcome from either CSUB President Horace Mitchell or Provost Soraya Coley, followed by an overview of the graduate programs' admission process and the university's requirements for graduate degrees and teaching credentials by Sasaki.

Prospective graduate and credential students will then be able to meet with staff members from CSUB's Admissions and Records Department who will be able to access student records to help expedite admission, and also with program representatives who will be able to answer questions about specific graduate or credential programs.

Programs that will have representatives at the information session include business administration (MBA), public administration (MPA), administration-healthcare administration (MSA), social work (MSW), master of arts in education (specializations in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, reading/literacy, early childhood and family education, bilingual/bicultural, and special education), counseling, counseling psychology (MFT), teaching mathematics, nursing, English, geology, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, Spanish, elementary and secondary teaching credential and interdisciplinary studies. Advanced credential programs include administrative services preliminary and professional clear, reading/language arts specialist, level I education specialist for mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities and level II professional clear, and pupil personnel services.

For more information about the event, please call Sasaki at (661) 654-3420.