Graduate students will work with an advisor or thesis/dissertation supervisor to develop a personalized program of study called the G-MAP. The requirements for all graduate degree programs and descriptions of new semester courses are available now.

Find Your Advisor

The Graduate School does not offer general academic advising; individual programs are responsible for student advising. Students should contact their program of interest directly with questions regarding course schedules, course offerings, etc.

To find graduate advising contact information, visit your academic program's website:

Education and Human Services (CEHS)

Education & Human Services

Masters Programs
Teacher Education:

Adolescent Young Adult – Dr. Brian Boyd 

Advanced Studies – Dr. Nimisha Patel 

Career, Technical, and Adult Education – Dr. Stephanie Davis

Computer/Technology Education – Ms. Marguerite Veres

Library/Media – Dr. Susan Berg

Middle Childhood Education – Ms. Tracey Kramer

Multi-Age Education

World Languages – Mr. Joe Yuppa

French Education - Mr. Joe Yuppa

Spanish Education - Mr. Joe Yuppa

Visual Arts – Dr. Colleen Finegan

Reading – Dr. Anna Lyon

Sports Management – Dr. Drew Pringle

Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations:

Leadership Development – Dr. Scott Graham

Principalship – Dr. Grant Hambright

Student Affairs in Higher Education – Administration – Dr. Joanne Risacher

Superintendent – Dr. Grant Hambright

Teacher Leader – Dr. Grant Hambright

Educational Administrative Specialist:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development – Dr. Grant Hambright

Educational Technology – Ms. Marguerite Veres

Intervention Specialist:

Early Childhood – Dr. Catherine Keener (Currently Hess)

Mild to Moderate Educational Needs – Dr. Patricia Renick

Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs – Dr. Mary Ellen Bargerhuff

Licensure Programs
Teacher Education:

Alternative Licensure – Dr. Colleen Finegan

Career, Technical and Adult Education – Dr. Stephanie Davis

Educational Technology Endorsement – Ms. Marguerite Veres

Early Childhood Generalist Grades 4/5 Endorsement – Dr. Anna Lyon

Gifted Education Endorsement – Dr. Colleen Finegan

Library/Media Endorsement– Dr. Susan Berg

Literacy Specialist Endorsement – Dr. Anna Lyon

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement – Dr. Richele O’Connor (Currently Richelle)

Music Education - Dr. James Tipps

Pre-kindergarten Endorsement – Dr. Catherine Keener (Currently Hess)

Reading Endorsement – Dr. Anna Lyon (Currently Schatmeyer)

Transition to Work Endorsement – Dr. Mary Ellen Bargerhuff

Counseling:

Business and Organizational Management Counseling – Dr. Eileen Self

Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Drs. Richard Wantz, Donna Tromski-Klingshirn and Mary Ann Jones

Marriage and Family Counseling – Dr. Stephen Fortson

School Counseling – Dr. Phyllis Henderson

Rehabilitation Counseling:

Chemical Dependency – Dr. Joseph Keferl

Severe Disabilities – Dr. Carl Sabo

School of Professional Psychology (SOPP)

Graduate FAQ

What if I'm planning on starting my graduate studies at Wright State in the Fall of 2012 or later?

If your graduate study at Wright State will not begin until the Fall term of 2012 or later, you will not be affected by the transition to semesters—all graduate curricula will be operating on the new semester calendar from that point forward. When you arrive, you will sit down with your faculty advisor or graduate program director to develop a Program of Study, based on the curriculum of your graduate program. That Program of Study will be your guide throughout your graduate study at Wright State University.

What if I'm going to be starting my graduate studies during the 2011-12 academic year?

If you are planning on beginning your graduate studies at Wright State in the next year, welcome to the Wright State family! You are joining us at an exciting time. As we change our calendar over from quarters to semesters, we will make sure that every student has the information they need to successfully complete their chosen program.

Once you arrive and begin your studies at Wright State, you will sit down with a faculty advisor, program director, or department chair in your graduate program and develop a short document called a Program of Study. This one-page document lays out the path you will follow in your graduate studies here at Wright State, and spells out the classes you need to take and requirements you need to fulfill to successfully graduate.

If your graduate program is a short one, such that you will be completing your studies and graduating by the Summer of 2012, then you will be unaffected by the transition to semesters, and don't need to do anything special or different—just follow the instructions that your graduate program gives you.

If your graduate program will last into the Fall of 2012 or beyond, then your Program of Study will have both quarter-based courses and semester-based courses in it. This is not a problem, but your faculty advisor or program director will need to be careful that your Program of Study covers all of the necessary requirements for you to successfully complete your graduate degree.

When you meet with your advisor or program director about your Program of Study, be sure to ask about the transition to semesters, and make sure that you understand your Program of Study. Once your advisor or program director has signed off on your Program of Study, you will need to keep a copy for yourself, make sure your graduate program or department has a copy, and send a copy to the Graduate School, Student Union E344.

What if I'm enrolled as a graduate student and I plan on graduating in the Fall of 2012 or later?

If you are already involved in your graduate studies, you should have developed a Program of Study in conjunction with your faculty advisor. You and your advisor will need to sit down and go over your Program of Study to see what changes need to be made to account for the changes associated in the switch to semesters in Fall 2012. Depending on your program and how far along you are, you may need to make few, if any, changes, or you may have to rewrite significant portions of your Program of Study.

If you do not yet have a Program of Study, now is an excellent time to develop one! Contact your faculty advisor or graduate program director to make an appointment; be sure to ask your advisor about the transition to semesters. Developing your Program of Study is also an excellent time to develop a G-MAP; creating a G-MAP will take only a bit of extra work with your advisor. (Visit the G-MAP page for instructions.) Once your Program of Study is revised and your advisor or program director has signed off on it, you should keep a copy for yourself, make sure your advisor or graduate program has a copy, and send a copy to the Graduate School, Student Union E344.

What if I'm enrolled as a graduate student and will finish my degree before Fall 2012?

If you are already far enough along in your graduate program at Wright State that you will graduate by the Summer of 2012, you need not take any additional steps. The transition to semesters will not affect you or your program of study at all.