Message from the President
Welcome to Empire State College and its School for Graduate Studies. The college continues to increase its offerings for those seeking a relevant graduate degree that will help them advance in their careers and lives. At Empire State College, we recognize that most of our students are working and raising families, as well as earning degrees, so our programs have been designed to be flexible and compatible with your life.
Our graduate programs provide you with the opportunity not only to compete in a rapidly changing economy, but to contribute to a rapidly changing world. Our students learn from our faculty (called mentors), guest speakers, face-to-face gatherings and from one another. Our students primarily engage in guided independent study, through which they pursue their degree programs at times and places convenient to them. Our courses are online, with personal guidance and continuing interaction from course instructors.
Each program is designed to connect theory and practice, and to develop an understanding of what is and what could be. Our programs span policy studies, business administration, teaching, adult learning, liberal studies and emerging technologies. In addition, we offer numerous advanced certificate programs that can stand alone or be integrated into a master's degree program.
I encourage you to review this catalog and consider how the right graduate program can enrich your life, enhance your professional career, and help you to be of service to your community, state, nation and world.