Washington & Jefferson Adds Graduate Programs

The college is enrolling students in the first graduate programs to be offered there in more than 30 years.

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If you’re interested in furthering your education with a graduate program at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., now you have the chance. The college recently announced plans to offer four new graduate programs; students may enroll now in all four programs. 

Washington & Jefferson issued its last master’s degree in 1984 and for the next 30 years focused on undergraduate studies, says Michael Shaughnessy, associate dean of graduate studies, in a news release. Now, he says, the college is “eager to engage new students and welcome new alumni to our community.”

A graduate certificate is being offered in professional accounting, thanatology (the science study of death) and professional writing, and master’s degrees are being offered in professional writing and applied health care economics. These programs cover topics known for being “curricular strengths” for the college.

“Graduate programs are one more way W&J will prepare students for successful careers,” says W&J President Dr. Tori Haring-Smith. “With expert faculty, knowledgeable mentoring from alumni and distinctive career networking opportunities, graduates of all of W&J’s programs will be ready to take on leadership roles in the workplace.”


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