Graduate Education Week April 20-24

Truman will join forces with universities from around the state to celebrate Graduate Education Week, April 20-25.

The University offers master’s degree programs in Accountancy, Communication Disorders, Education, English, Music and Biology.

Throughout the week, all six Truman graduate programs will conduct daily promotions on campus. (See Below)

The Master of Accountancy program prepares students to meet requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA examination in Missouri. Data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy recently ranked Truman’s program eighth in the nation for percentage of students passing all parts of the examination on the first attempt.

Students in the master’s program for Communication Disorders are able to attain hands-on experience working in Truman’s Speech and Hearing Clinic. The program is characterized by close collaboration between students and faculty as well as broad-based professional preparation.

Truman’s Master of Arts in Education program prepares students to be professional teachers, and strives to ensure graduates possess a broad realm of knowledge in addition to a mastery of subject specialization.

The ultimate goals of the Master of Arts in English program are leadership development in a select number of students, scholars, teachers and creative writers; the nurturing of a lifetime commitment to writing and literature; and preparation for work on the doctoral level.

The Master of Arts in Music program is designed to prepare students either for doctoral studies or professional careers in music. The program culminates in either graduate recitals in performance or conducting, or in a research thesis or composition.

Students participating in the accelerated Master of Science in Biology can begin their graduate studies during their senior year, allowing them to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years.

More information about graduate programs at Truman, as well as contact and admission information, can be found online at

In 2006, 11 graduate deans jointly requested a governor’s proclamation to establish the first Graduate Education Week with the goal of enhancing public awareness about the impact and outcomes of graduate education.

In his proclamation for the 2009 Graduate Education Week, Governor Jay Nixon noted more than 276,000 Missouri residents have advanced degrees, and the state’s institutions are currently preparing more than 60,000 in graduate programs. Nixon calls graduate education “a catalyst for scientific discovery, economic development, workforce vitality and global understanding.”

Other schools participating in Graduate Education Week include: Lincoln University; Missouri Science and Technology; Missouri State University; Park University; Stephens College; University of Missouri-Columbia; University of Missouri-Kansas City; and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Information about each program will be available during the following daily promotions.

* April 20 Violette Hall
* April 21 Ophelia Parrish
* April 22 Student Union Building
* April 23 Magruder Hall
* April 24 McClain Hall

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