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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.
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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:
Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM)
Education and Human Services (CEHS)
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
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
Early Childhood – Dr. Catherine Keener (Currently Hess)
Mild to Moderate Educational Needs – Dr. Patricia Renick
Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs – Dr. Mary Ellen Bargerhuff
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
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
Chemical Dependency – Dr. Joseph Keferl
Severe Disabilities – Dr. Carl Sabo
Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)
Liberal Arts (COLA)
Nursing and Health (CONH)
Nursing Practice (DNP)
Raj Soin College of Business (RSCOB)
School of Professional Psychology (SOPP)
Science & Mathematics (COSM)
Master of Science in Teaching
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.
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.
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.
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.