Youngstown State University, an urban research university, emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advance civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.

Fast Facts

- 13,381 total students: 1,203 graduate students (Fall'13) - 46% male, 54% female; 18% minority students, 1.5% international students. - $177 million FY11 annual operating budget; State funds comprise 25% - 145-acre urban campus is one of the nation's most attractive and among Ohio's safest. - Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. - College accreditations: Business Administration - AACSB Int'l; Education - NCATE; Engineering - ABET. Individual programs further endorsed by their respective professional organizations. - Member of the Northeast Ohio Medical University, which offers an accelerated six-year BS/MD. - Over 115 undergraduate majors. Certificates, associate, and bachelor's degrees. 44 master's programs. Doctorates in educational leadership (EdD), physical therapy (DPT) and materials engineering (Ph.D.). - $12 million Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center. - More than 88,000 alumni working, learning, and living all over the world. - YSU offers the best tuition value among Ohio's 11 largest comprehensive public universities. - $7,900 in-state tuition & fees for the 2013-14 academic year. Significant tuition discounts for residents of nearby countries in PA, WV, and NY.

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The Master of Arts in American studies program is designed to provide students with training in the content, theory, and methods for studying the history and culture of t ... [+]

The Master of Arts in American studies program is designed to provide students with training in the content, theory, and methods for studying the history and culture of the United States and is designed to provide both training and experience in developing and implementing public humanities and educational programs. Special emphasis is placed on the application of the humanities in community, museum, and school settings.

The program offers a core of courses in American studies, art and literature, history, working-class studies, and public practice, along with opportunities to work in local museums, schools, community projects, and other public humanities programs. Courses for the program have been drawn from five different colleges, providing students the chance to gain a truly broad and diverse education while deepening their knowledge of American culture. The M.A. in American studies also offers a teaching track designed for secondary school teachers.... [-]

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The Master of Arts program in English offers courses in literature research, history, and theory, genre and figure studies, creative and professional writing, linguistics ... [+]

(Students may select the literature-based M.A. or the M.A. track in Professional Writing and Editing to complete their degree. On this page are the requirements for the literature-based M.A.)

The Master of Arts program in English offers courses in literature research, history, and theory, genre and figure studies, creative and professional writing, linguistics and composition theory, film, and the teaching of writing and literature.

Faculty members strive to offer students an understanding of the traditions of literary study and familiarity with the latest multicultural and interdisciplinary approaches. The M.A. in English prepares graduates to pursue opportunities in teaching, professional writing, and further graduate study. Working closely with their advisors, students design individual programs to meet their interests and goals. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of approaches to the study of literature, language, and writing and to develop their abilities as readers, critics, writers, and teachers.... [-]

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The M.A. in Economics program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics which leads to professional employment in business, government, or ed ... [+]

The department offers an M.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Financial Economics. Both programs are primarily designed for students who intend to seek employment after the completion of the degree. However, if supplemented by upper level courses in mathematics, the programs can also help prepare students for doctoral programs.

M.A. in Economics

The M.A. in Economics program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics which leads to professional employment in business, government, or education. Special emphasis is placed on the use of data analysis to investigate public policy issues and business decisions. A well prepared student may complete the MA degree in a single academic year by taking an additional course each semester and writing a thesis during the summer. ... [-]

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The PWE track of the English M.A. offers students the opportunity to learn the principles and practices—the techne—of writing for organizations, institutions, governments ... [+]

(Students may select the literature-based M.A. or the M.A. track in Professional Writing and Editing to complete their degree. On this page are the requirements for the PWE track M.A.)

The PWE track of the English M.A. offers students the opportunity to learn the principles and practices—the techne—of writing for organizations, institutions, governments, and businesses.

Students in the program take courses in document design, technical editing, publication management, and language studies. All of these courses draw on both traditional and modern theories of rhetoric, and all offer a hands-on experience—using cutting-edge software tools—in the creation and crafting of professional documents.... [-]

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This program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics and financial markets. The course-work covers micro and macro theory, econometrics, fi ... [+]

The department offers an M.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Financial Economics. Both programs are primarily designed for students who intend to seek employment after the completion of the degree. However, if supplemented by upper-level courses in mathematics, the programs can also help prepare students for doctoral programs.

M.A. in Financial Economics

This program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics and financial markets. The course-work covers micro and macro theory, econometrics, financial markets, management of financial capital and analysis of valuation of stocks. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in banking, insurance, and financial advising.... [-]

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The Department of History offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree. Its curriculum combines American, European, and Transnational/Global areas. ... [+]

The Department of History offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree. Its curriculum combines American, European, and Transnational/Global areas. The program prepares students who seek any of the following: a doctoral study in history or related fields, advancement in secondary and elementary education with a concentration in history and the social sciences, certification in applied history, and/or additional graduate study in a variety of professional areas. The program also provides the knowledge base for those pursuing history as an avocation. The program concentrates on research and primary materials, written analysis of research results, the study of important monographs in all fields of history, and training in a number of specialized fields, such as oral history and historic preservation. The department prides itself on its small classes and close personal attention to all of its master’s candidates.... [-]

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The MA in History with Certificate in Applied History is designed both to give students a grounding in American history and historical research at the graduate level and ... [+]

M.A. in History with Certificate in Applied History (see 'Option III' from link and use text only without heading from here)

The MA in History with Certificate in Applied History is designed both to give students a grounding in American history and historical research at the graduate level and to introduce them to ideas and techniques useful in the applied history of the built environment. Students earning the Certificate may find work with state or local preservation groups, museums or government agencies coursework has two components:

1 The History sequence begins with the study of historiography and strategies for historical research, and continues with three 6900 level history courses, at least two of which shall be in the American field, (for example Colonial America, 19thcentury US, urban history, oral history, material culture).... [-]

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The graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences at Youngstown State University leads to a Master of Science degree with opportunities in a wide variety of f ... [+]

The graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences at Youngstown State University leads to a Master of Science degree with opportunities in a wide variety of fields. The program seeks to develop the qualities of independent thinking and problem-solving skills, with a goal of preparing students for research and academic careers. The Biology Faculty Research Profiles provides brief descriptions of the Biology faculty research interests.

Students may pursue the M.S. degree in Biological Sciences in one of two options. The Thesis Option is a research-intensive program designed to provide students a strong foundation in fundamental biological principles and theories through coursework and the completion of a faculty-guided research project (thesis). The Non-thesis Option allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of biology through coursework and the writing of a graduate research paper.... [-]

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The Department of Chemistry offers a program of study leading to the M.S. degree with concentrations available in the following areas of chemistry: analytical chemistry, ... [+]

The Department of Chemistry offers a program of study leading to the M.S. degree with concentrations available in the following areas of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry education, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 35 semester hours of credit is required for the MS degree. Chemistry 6975, 6980, 6981, and 6982 are required of all students. Additionally, 9 to 15 semester hours of content courses are required, depending upon performance in placement exams. A minimum of 6 hours of 6990 is also required for the degree. Teaching assistants must register each semester for Chemistry 6976, 6977 or 6978 as assigned by the Department Chairperson. For graduation, the student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in chemistry and must complete an acceptable thesis.... [-]

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The Civil Engineering program will provide graduates with the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for productive and rewarding careers. ... [+]

MISSION

The mission of the Civil Engineering program is to:

offer a high-quality master’s level program in civil engineering that encompass basic engineering sciences, as well as both traditional and emerging areas of the discipline; prepare graduates to adapt to global and domestic engineering challenges and changing industry practices; foster student-faculty relationships that enrich teaching and learning, develop scholarship, and encourage public service; maintain an academic structure characterized by integrity, and by respect for students, society, the environment, and the civil engineering profession; prepare graduates for, and facilitate lifelong intellectual and professional development; and contribute to the economic prosperity of the region, state, and nation by enhancing the size and competitiveness of the civil engineering workforce. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES ... [-]
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The C&IS program has a unique focus in applied computing and information systems. Rather than concentrating on theoretical computing (as many computer science program ... [+]

The C&IS program has a unique focus in applied computing and information systems. Rather than concentrating on theoretical computing (as many computer science programs do) or being limited to simple administration of information systems (as most MIS programs are), this program concentrates on the key applications of computing in the real world. This includes:

Large-scale design of information systems Database design Computer networking Web development Data mining Application development Computer security

Graduates of the C&IS program have obtained employment at a wide variety of organizations, from local companies including Turning Technologies and Perkins Communications to international firms including AOL and ESPN.... [-]

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The Department provides opportunities for post-baccalaureate study toward the Master of Science in Engineering with the Electrical Engineering option. These opportunitie ... [+]

The Department provides opportunities for post-baccalaureate study toward the Master of Science in Engineering with the Electrical Engineering option. These opportunities serve the practicing engineer as well as the student who wants to pursue advanced graduate study and research. Thesis, non-thesis, and management plans are available.

Areas of study include control systems, digital systems, computer engineering, communications, computer-aided design, device and circuit modeling, solid-state devices, sensors, power systems, power electronics, electromagnetic fields, electromechanical systems, and system analysis and design. The student is encouraged to interact with the faculty to explore these or other opportunities.... [-]

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The Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences offers a program of study leading to the M.S. degree in Environmental Sciences. ... [+]

The Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences offers a program of study leading to the M.S. degree in Environmental Science, as well as a Certificate in Environmental Studies.

Program Description

The environmental science program offers a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree. The program office is housed in Moser Hall and is administered by the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES). This program is intended for individuals who have undergraduate degrees in environmental science, other natural sciences, engineering, or health professions. It is designed to meet the needs of students and working professionals preparing for supervisory roles in environmental science (research and management), with emphasis on a risk-based approach to the solving of environmental problems. The curriculum requires students to broaden their knowledge with core courses in environmental science, to deepen their expertise with elective courses, and to demonstrate their abilities to prepare a scholarly thesis. This degree will benefit students who are planning careers with regulatory agencies, regulatory compliance and management, research facilities, and consulting firms providing state-of-the-art assessment, management, and remediation.... [-]

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The Industrial & Systems Engineering program is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence by providing students with a foundation in the fundamentals of enginee ... [+]

OUR MISSION

The Industrial & Systems Engineering program is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence by providing students with a foundation in the fundamentals of engineering and a well-rounded design sequence culminating in a major design experience. We utilize the resources of the university and we interact with industry to evaluate, optimize, maintain, and upgrade our teaching, scholarship, services and facilities to continue maintaining a high standard educational environment. We encourage students’ intellectual growth to become fully developed, informed, and productive to serve themselves and their local and global communities effectively.

VISION STATEMENT

The aim of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Program is to produce graduates who secure professional engineering positions, who practice the profession ethically and effectively, who maintain their professional competency through life-long learning, and who advance in one of the many technical and managerial career paths available to industrial and systems engineers.... [-]

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The Department offers the M.S. degree in mathematics. Options for this degree are predoctoral studies, applied mathematics, computer science, secondary math, and statisti ... [+]

The Department offers the M.S. degree in mathematics. Options for this degree are predoctoral studies, applied mathematics, computer science, secondary math, and statistics. Since 1968, almost 160 Masters degrees have been awarded. The curriculum stresses both theoretical and computational mathematics and is flexible enough to key a student's program to individual interests and abilities. Receiving a well-rounded mathematical education, graduates pursue Ph.D.'s, secure a position in government or industry, or further a teaching career.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in cooperation with Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa), facilitates a cooperative Ph.D. in pure or applied mathematics for truly exceptional students wishing to pursue a doctorate in research areas represented by the combined graduate mathematics faculties of Rhodes University and Youngstown State University. Upon successful completion of all doctoral work, the Ph.D. is granted by Rhodes University.... [-]

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The Mechanical Engineering graduate program in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Youngstown State University leads to a Master of Science degre ... [+]

The Mechanical Engineering graduate program in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Youngstown State University leads to a Master of Science degree with opportunities in a wide variety of engineering and science fields. The program seeks to develop the qualities of engineering problem-solving skills, and independent and creative thinking, with a goal of preparing students for successful careers in mechanical engineering disciplines. Specializations are available in the areas of solid mechanics, design, thermo-fluids, manufacturing, and materials.

Students may pursue the M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in one of three planes. The Thesis Plan is a research-oriented program and is strongly recommended for candidates who wish to specialize in a particular mechanical engineering area or/and wish to continue their graduate studies beyond the master’s degree. The Non-thesis Plan allows students to enhance their knowledge and skills to succeed in careers as practicing engineers, and gain experience in working on, writing, and presenting a graduate project. The third option is Management Plan. This plan is recommended to the students who have been in the work arena and are moving into an engineering management role.... [-]

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