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1 ACCELERATED BACHELOR AND MASTERS PROGRAMS Complete your bachelor/masters degree in 5 years!*

2 What is an accelerated Program?  Work on completion of your bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously In what areas:  Applied Criminology (MS)  Master of Forestry (MF)  Applied Geospatial Sciences (MS)  Master of Engineering (MEng)  Engineering (MSE)  Psychology (MA)

3 Why?  Complete your bachelor’s and master’s degree in an accelerated manner.  *possibility of finishing both in 5 years. Check with program regarding your progression.  Financial Aid/Scholarships  For financial aid and tuition purposes, students will be considered undergraduates until they complete their undergraduate requirements, which should be no later than the end of the fourth year.

4 Benefits of Accelerated Programs  Increased competitiveness in the job market  Salary potential increases  Increased breadth of knowledge  Enhanced research and analytical skills  Save a year in school (savings in tuition and living expenses)  Some programs allow up to 6 hours of upper division undergraduate coursework to count for your graduate coursework (Speak with your advisor)  Hit the ground running  Getting into a doctoral program, even those that accept entry directly from a bachelor’s increase as you have proven success in graduate education

5 Earning Potential of Graduate Education Lifetime Earnings High School - $1.00M Bachelors – $1.66M Masters – $1.97M Doctoral - $2.58M

6 What are the requirements?  Requirements:  60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework (enrolled hours count) 24 – 30 hours must have been completed at NAU Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25/ undergraduate hours in your major Major GPA of 3.5/4.0  Some programs may have requirements above and beyond the minimum listed. Speak with the Graduate Coordinator/Department Rep. in your area of interest.

7 Okay…How do I apply?  Follow the requirements at nau.edu/GradCol/Degrees-and- Programs/Accelerated-Programs and on the previous slidenau.edu/GradCol/Degrees-and- Programs/Accelerated-Programs  Apply online to the Graduate College at  Follow all online application instructions and pay the app fee  Speak with your Undergraduate Advisor and Graduate Coordinator  After completing all bachelor's requirements, students must complete the graduation paperwork and have their degree posted. Once the degree is posted, they will be granted full graduate status and become eligible for graduate assistantships and other graduate financial awards.

8 Graduate Coordinators/Dept Reps  Forestry – Karen Blalock  Criminology – Michael Costelloe  Engineering – Dieter Otte  Psychology – Sumner Sydeman  Geography, Planning and Recreation – Alan Lew

9 A top forestry program like nowhere else in the world.

10 Master of Forestry Program (MF)  33-hour, non-thesis program  You can use 6 credits from Semester C or D towards your MF degree as well as other graduate level courses taken during your senior year  Capstone course that results in a professional paper  Designed for students looking for advanced training in Forestry, but not a research focus

11 Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) Program  Allows students to incorporate Peace Corps Service with their Master’s degree  You will receive graduate credit for your Peace Corps service  Includes three months of language, culture and technical training along with your two-year Peace Corps in-country experience  Must apply to the Peace Corps at the same time you apply for Graduate School

12 Admissions Requirements for the School of Forestry  Follow Graduate College recommendations of:  60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework with a 3.25 GPA  12 hours of Forestry classes with a 3.5 Major GPA  Forestry Requirements  GRE scores in the 40 th percentile  You must meet or exceed all admissions criteria to be accepted in the Accelerated Program  Identify a faculty member to serve as your advisor

13 How do I get started?  Find a faculty member with similar background and topic interests  Talk to that faculty member about being your graduate advisor  Start preparing for the GRE  Prepare to submit your application for graduate school by March 15 th for Fall admission and October 15 th for Spring admission

14 Application Instructions  Complete the online application through the Graduate College  Arrange to have your GRE Scores submitted to NAU  Submit a resume and personal statement  Submit three letters of recommendation

15 Want more Information? Room 208 of the Forestry Building Room122 of the Forestry Building Rich Hofstetter Graduate Coordinator Karen Blalock Administrative Associate You can also find more information on our website at nau.edu/forestry

16 CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

17 Criminology and Criminal Justice  Masters of Science in Applied Criminology  36 Credit Hour Program 30 hours of course work 6 hours of capstone project  3 Substantive Areas Transnational Crime and Justice Communities and Justice Law, Policy and Social Change

18 Criminology and Criminal Justice  Requirements  Completed a minimum of 60 undergraduate credit hours, at least 30 at NAU.  12 credits in Criminology and Criminal Justice CCJ 101, CCJ 250, CCJ 345W and one other CCJ course  Minimum 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in CCJ courses  3 letters of Recommendation from NAU faculty, 2 of which must come from CCJ faculty  2-3 page personal statement  Writing Sample

19 Sample Plan FallSpringSummer/Winter Year One CCJ 101 (req’d) 9 units other Total = 12 units CCJ 250 (req’d) 9 units other Total = 15 units Total = 9 units Year Two 15 units other Total = 15 units CCJ 345W (req’d) 12 units other Total = 15 units Total = 9 Units Year Three CCJ 355 (req’d) 12 units other Total = 15 units CCJ 450C (req’d) 12 units other Total = 15 units Total = 9 Units Year Four 3 units CCJ 605 (req’d) 3 units CCJ 606 (req’d) 3 units CCJ 400 level CCJ course (would count toward meeting elective requirements for the both BS and MS Total = 9 units 3 units from CCJ 610 or 614 (req’d) 3 units from focus area 3 units from 400 Level CCJ course (would count toward meeting elective requirements for both BS and MS) Total = 9 units Graduate with BS Year Five 3 Capstone units 3 units from focus area 3 units from electives Total = 9 units 3 Capstone units 3 units from focus area 3 units from electives Total = 9 units Graduate with MS

20 FAST TRACK MS IN ENGINEERING An Accelerated Program from BS to MS at NAU

21 Most Do! Are you thinking about getting a Graduate Degree?

22 What we offer …  A Fast Track program to get a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree  A streamlined curriculum, that allows you to transition seamlessly from undergraduate to graduate status without disconnect.  Six fewer credits - overall course load for the graduate degree is reduced to 24 credits.  Ideally, you finish both degrees in about 5 years.

23 Ideally, you …  … are a sophomore, junior or senior who has completed 60 credits, 24 credits of which were taken at NAU with a GPA of  … have completed 12 credits in your major at NAU with a GPA of 3.5.  … are you already working with a professor.

24 What you need to do …  Talk to a professor in your program!  Apply online following the application button on the grad college web site  Have your professor notify our Program Coordinator Dieter Otte about your application

25 BS – MS Accelerated Program M.S. Applied Geospatial Sciences M.S. Applied Geospatial Sciences Department of Geography, Planning & Recreation College of Social & Behavioral Science Northern Arizona University

26 Three Areas of Concentration 1.Geospatial Technologies Geographic Information Systems Land and Resource Management 2.Community Planning and Recreation City and Regional Planning Recreation Resource Management 3.Custom Geography Emphasis Human & Physical Geography Physical Geography M.S. Applied Geospatial Sciences

27 1. B.S. Parks & Recreation Management 2. B.S. Geographic Science & Community Planning 3. Former Degree that are Still Eligible - B.S. Geography - B.S. Geographic Information Systems - B.S. Public Planning Eligible NAU B.S. Degree Programs

28 Aaron Divine - Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Pamela Foti - Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Resource Management Ruihong 'Ray' Huang - GIS, Spatial Statistics, Transportation R. Dawn Hawley - Land Use Policy, Urban Geography, GIS, Environmental Perception Alan A. Lew - Tourism Studies, Planning Law, Asia, Social Media Mark Manone - GIS, Remote Sensing, Geomorphology, Science Education Judith Montoya - Community Recreation, Inclusive Recreation Thomas W. Paradis - Cultural & Historical Geography, Community Development, Tourism, Studies Historic Preservation Erik Schiefer - Watershed Geomorphology, Physical Limnology, GIS R. Marieke Taney - Parks & Recreation Management, Outdoor Education and Leadership M.S. AGS Faculty & Subject Areas

29 ONLINE IN PERSON Prof. Alan A. Lew – SBS West, Room 230 Additional BS-MS Information

30 MA IN PSYCHOLOGY

31 MA in Psychology  Master of Arts in Psychology  Four emphases (tracks) Pre-doctoral general psychology Pre-doctoral clinical health psychology Clinical health psychology (non-thesis) Teaching of psychology (non-thesis)  Credit Hour Program depending on emphasis (track)

32 MA in Psychology: Goal  To offer highly qualified NAU students the challenge of graduate study in an accelerated program (5 years: bachelor’s and master’s degrees)  Students generally will carry a full-load of graduate coursework in the fall semester of their fourth year  Six graduate credits count toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees  Completion of program in five years will require some summer/winter session courses to be taken

33 To apply to our 3+2 Psychology program:  Students are required to apply at the end of their FOURTH semester of study  credits must be completed including PSY 101, PSY 230, and PSY 302W  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and 3.5 GPA for courses in Psychology is required  Three letters of recommendation from NAU faculty are required with at least two from faculty members in the Department of Psychology  Students applying to the program must have a written agreement by a faculty member from the Psychology Department to serve as the student’s mentor. For example, the application requires a nomination by a Psychology Department faculty member who will agree to serve as the student’s master’s thesis advisor.

34 Additionally, in order to apply:  The application process is otherwise equivalent to that used for admission to the standard graduate program in Psychology (e.g., students submit an application including a curriculum vitae, Professional Statement)  WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS: 1) The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required 2) The application deadline for the 3+2 program is MAY 1 ST 3) Students applying to the program must have a written agreement by a faculty member from the Psychology Department to serve as the student’s mentor. For example, the application requires a nomination by a Psychology Department faculty member who will agree to serve as the student’s master’s thesis advisor.

35 Want more Information? Sumner Sydeman, Ph.D. Graduate Coordinator Janina Burton Administrative Associate You can also find more information on our website at

36 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION BSED CTE (90/30) to Med CTE

37 Masters of Education in Career and Technical Education  30 Credit Hour Program Core CTE classes (12 units): History and Philosophy in CTE, School and Community Relations, Instructional Management, and Research in CTE Educational Foundations (3 units) Concentration (15 units): CTE courses or approved interdisciplinary courses within the College of Education - students can customize to meet individual career goals. Choose from classes such as Grant Writing, Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Facilities Design, Special Populations, Multimedia Development, and more!  Two options Oral Exam Thesis (requires 6 hours of concentration in CTE699 Thesis)

38 What we offer  6 hours of the BSED coursework can be used in the concentration of the MED program of study  Any CTE prefix 500-level course  CTE431 and CTE486  A transfer student with 90 completed hours can complete the BSED and the MED in 2 years!  First year 12 courses as undergraduate student (4 courses count toward MEd)  Second year 8 courses as graduate student

39 Career and Technical Education  Requirements for transfer students  Be admitted to the BSED CTE degree  Overall cumulative transfer GPA of 3.25  Overall GPA in transferred major courses of 3.5  If students do not meet GPA requirements  60 hours completed towards the degree  24 hours completed at NAU with 3.25 GPA  At least 12 hours completed at NAU in the major with 3.5 GPA


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