Central Connecticut State University

Introduction

Graduate Study at Central Connecticut State University

At CCSU you will discover exceptional academic programs to meet your professional needs and your intellectual passions.

Education and Much More!

CCSU has a proud history of preparing professionals in education and human services. Programs range from initial teacher certification to Master’s degrees to professional certificates to two doctorates in educational leadership. Our strong professional ties—to schools, agencies, and clinics—create opportunities for “real-life” learning experiences under the encouraging supervision of field-site professionals.

CCSU also offers an extraordinary variety of graduate programs in arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, technology, and business--including the MBA and the MSA.

A Community of Learning

With over 40 fields of study, we offer an exciting array of academic programs. Our professors--nationally noted scholars and skilled practitioners--work with you as partners, helping you map your course of study, acting as mentors, inviting you to join them in research projects, and providing advice to help you advance your career.

You will also find that CCSU is a genuine community of learning. You will meet people who are passionate about ideas and eager to share what they discover. Our programs have been designed to help you accomplish your goals as you balance the other demands in your life.

Life After Graduate Study

Here’s how our students pursue their dreams after graduate study:

As professionals in major companies from Aetna to Verizon.

As marriage & family therapists at hospitals and community mental health agencies; as private counselors and psychotherapists; as mental health counselors at institutes and clinics; as rehabilitation counselors at state and national agencies.

As teachers, school counselors, principals, and superintendents, and as higher education academic advisors, career counselors, and administrators throughout New England.

And as students in some of the top professional and doctoral programs in the nation.

Value

Our programs are nationally recognized for their educational excellence. We continue to offer the most affordable in-state tuition in the region--an outstanding return on your investment.

Annual Cost of Attendance 2016-17

In-State FT Graduate (per year): Tuition & Required Fees $10,956
Out-of-State FT Graduate (per year): Tuition & Required Fees $23,756

Graduate Admission Requirements

We welcome applications from students with a broad range of abilities, interests, and backgrounds. The graduate programs require the equivalent of a U.S. 2.70 GPA from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

The preferred international student deadlines are May 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.

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  • English

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Programs

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MS Computer Information Technology

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA New Britain

Toward the goal of preparing information technology (IT) practitioners for the 21st century, the MS CIT program integrates multiple disciplines of the IT field, including computer science, management information systems, and networking and telecommunications, providing the student with both breadth and depth of knowledge and skill-based expertise in this field. [+]

Program Rationale: Toward the goal of preparing information technology (IT) practitioners for the 21st century, the MS CIT program integrates multiple disciplines of the IT field, including computer science, management information systems, and networking and telecommunications, providing the student with both breadth and depth of knowledge and skill-based expertise in this field. Program Learning Outcomes: Students in the program are expected to demonstrate: theoretical and conceptual mastery of a broad base of computer science, management information systems, and networking and telecommunications skills required for successful careers in the IT field; application-based mastery of a broad base of computer science, management information systems, and networking and telecommunications skills required for successful careers in the IT field; and the ability to conduct and present applied research through a research team project. Admission Requirements: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work. Applicants must submit a graduate application along with official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions. Additional Materials Required: Applicants must submit a resume and two letters of recommendation to be used in reviewing CIT-related work. At least one letter of recommendation must come from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s work experience; the second letter may be from an individual who can attest to... [-]

MS in Construction Management

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA New Britain

The mission of the master's program in construction management is to provide a program of advanced study designed to serve the technological and managerial needs of individuals pursuing a construction management career. The aim of graduate education is to provide students with the environment to develop knowledge and skills to make contributions to their disciplines and to the rapidly changing world. [+]

The mission of the master's program in construction management is to provide a program of advanced study designed to serve the technological and managerial needs of individuals pursuing a construction management career. The aim of graduate education is to provide students with the environment to develop knowledge and skills to make contributions to their disciplines and to the rapidly changing world. It is the program's objective to help develop Connecticut's construction work force at all levels. Changes in the construction management profession are causing more construction professionals to consider the master's degree, rather than the bachelor's, as the terminal degree. Furthermore, an increasing number of professional organizations across the nation are beginning to view the master's degree as an entry-level professional degree for practicing managers. This is currently the prevalent situation for construction managers. Several construction management professional organizations, including the Construction Management Association of America, the Construction Financial Management Association, and the American Institute of Constructors, are espousing licensure programs that have advanced education requirements. Program Learning Outcomes: Students in the program will be expected to: analyze a financial balance sheet for a construction company, understanding how each component impacts financial decisions made by the company; analyze an annual income statement for a construction company and use it as a tool for projecting company trends; perform a construction project risk assessment; evaluate bond and insurance proposals for both construction companies and projects; analyze a basic construction contract and be able to assess it against other contracts; comprehend the various... [-]

MS in Technology Management

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA New Britain

The Master of Science in Technology Management Program is designed to fulfill the educational needs of students and working professionals whose career paths are directed toward management in technologically-oriented organizations. [+]

The Master of Science in Technology Management Program is designed to fulfill the educational needs of students and working professionals whose career paths are directed toward management in technologically-oriented organizations. Program Learning Outcomes: Graduate students in the program will be expected to: Demonstrate the knowledge required to select the techniques, skills, and modern tools to manage the life cycle of a product or service; Show knowledge of the management of operations, including facility, requirements, and resource planning; Display the knowledge vital to create a “Lean” working environment; Exhibit the knowledge required to be an innovative leader and manage a diverse workforce, facilities, and lead project and problem solving teams. Admission Requirements: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work. The graduate application, application fee, and official transcripts are to be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office from each institution attended except Central Connecticut State University. [-]

MS International Studies

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA New Britain

The Master’s of Science in the International Studies program educates students in several key areas of the world: Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Global Studies (focused on a global theme). Students are grounded in theories of internationalization, history of diverse countries and regions, cross-cultural issues, and features of various international cultures and are provided programmatic, analytical, and practical skills to address international issues. [+]

The Master’s of Science in the International Studies program educates students in several key areas of the world: Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Global Studies (focused on a global theme). Students are grounded in theories of internationalization, history of diverse countries and regions, cross-cultural issues, and features of various international cultures and are provided programmatic, analytical, and practical skills to address international issues. The program prepares generalists to work in governmental and non-governmental organizations within and outside of the United States to address issues related to the global human experience. The International Studies Master's program is designed to produce individuals competent in understanding the interrelated nature of global phenomena, confident in their membership in a community of global citizens, and capable of fulfilling various professional positions related to the field of International Studies. To further these overarching goals, the learning outcomes of the IS graduate program concern the student's ability to express these competencies in formal essays (including a thesis or capstone project) and presentations of research projects and policy positions. A MS degree in International Studies prepares students for a range of career opportunities in government, in non-profit foundations and NGOs, in for-profit entities, and in a wide range of other institutions offering services transnationally or otherwise working in global environments. In addition to the regular admission requirements, an applicant for the MS in International Studies program must send a resume and an essay that addresses his/her past experiences, career goals, and the region in which... [-]

MS TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA New Britain

The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a plan of study especially designed for those students with an interest in language and linguistics who wish to work with non-English speaking students here or abroad. [+]

The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a plan of study especially designed for those students with an interest in language and linguistics who wish to work with non-English speaking students here or abroad. The TESOL program prepares teachers to use modern methods to meet the varying instructional needs of students of English as a second language or foreign language while encouraging such students to maintain their native languages and cultural competencies. Students receive a thorough grounding in practical skills and methods of language teaching to develop communicative competence and appropriate academic skills in English and to become professionally competent on issues involving the nature of language and language acquisition and the role of language in society. Program Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the program will be able to: Analyze and interpret linguistic phenomena using current linguistic theory (what language is). Analyze and interpret linguistic phenomena using current theories of second language acquisition (how language is learned). Design, implement, and assess lessons and curricula in TESOL using current methods and best practices in the profession (how language is taught). Admission Requirements: To qualify for the Master of Science degree program in TESOL, an applicant must have completed three credits of study in a second language (non-native speakers of English may use English to satisfy this requirement). An applicant must have a GPA of 3.00 on a four-point scale both in overall undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate course work. An applicant who does not... [-]