Tuesday Tour Day — Johnson & Wales University Graduate Studies (Providence, RI)

jwu-gradIt’s never too early to start considering your options for graduate school. As your undergraduate career comes to an end, you’ll be stressed, especially if you haven’t begun to figure out your graduate school options. By figuring out your top choices early, you’ll save yourself a little stress.

Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island offers a unique model of education that helps students advance their careers with graduate school. JWU has been chosen by students from 120 countries to further their careers. It has been ranked among the best colleges and universities in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine and U.S. News & World Report.

What’s offered
JWU-Providence offers five MBA programs — a general option, a general one-year program, a program concentrating in accounting, another concentrating in hospitality and lastly, concentrating in information technology. There are four MS programs — counseling, finance, human resource management and physician assistant studies. JWU offers a MAT in Culinary Arts Education and a MED in Teaching and Learning. There are also EDD programs in higher education and elementary/secondary education.

JWU’s programs are designed with input from leading companies and courses are taught by working professionals to ensure students know what it takes to succeed. There are small class sizes, so you get the attention you deserve. Some of the programs are accelerated, so you can earn your degree in just 12-18 months. There are night and weekend classes for working professionals.

In order to apply, applicants must complete an application, provide proof of an earned bachelor’s degree, submit all college transcripts, provide two letters of recommendation and submit a statement of purpose essay. The GMAT/GRE is only required for some of the programs. If necessary, scores of 450 or higher are required.

When reviewing applicants, JWU looks for a strong academic records, your recommendations and work experience.

Financial aid
Those students who are qualified can apply for merit-based scholarships. JWU encourages its applicants to fill out the FAFSA in order to get financial aid. In MBA and MS programs, a 4.5 credit course is $1,858. In doctoral programs, the annual fee is $4,464.

> To learn more about Johnson & Wales University and to request information, check out their featured college profile at NextStepU.com.

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