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Program Offerings/Program Operations

Global Campus delivers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Michigan, and degree and certificate programs in other states, and Canada. Some degree programs are available through CMU Online. Undergraduate degrees lead to a bachelor of applied arts degree with a major in administration, early childhood development and learning, or fashion merchandising and design; a bachelor of science degree with an option in community development; a bachelor of science degree with a major in administration, early childhood development and learning, fashion merchandising and design, information technology, integrated leadership studies, international relations, political science, psychology, or public and nonprofit administration; a bachelor of science in education degree with provisional elementary certification; or a bachelor of science in engineering technology. Undergraduate certificates are also offered in cybersecurity, DeafBlind intervener, and technical and professional writing. Students may use a combination of transfer credit, prior learning credit, online courses, and on-site classes available at program locations to complete their baccalaureate degrees.

At the graduate level, studies lead to a master of arts degree in counseling, education, educational leadership, learning, design and technology, reading and literacy K-12, special education, sport administration, or teacher leadership; a master of business administration, a master of entrepreneurial transactions, a master of health administration, a master of public administration; a master of public health: public health practice, a master of science in nutrition and dietetics, a master of science in administration; master of science in information systems, a specialist in education; a doctor of education, a doctor of educational technology, or a doctor of health administration. In addition, graduate certificates are offered in acquisitions administration, administrative essentials, college teaching, cybersecurity, engineering management, ERP using SAP software, general administration, health services administration, health systems leadership, human resources administration, information resource management, integrated homeland security, international administration, international health, leadership, philanthropy and fundraising, project management, public administration, recreation and park administration, research administration, and training and development.

At some locations, the cohort or group format is used to deliver programs. In a cohort format, students proceed through the program as a unit, beginning and ending coursework together. Many cohorts are sponsored by a particular organization or group of organizations, which may select the students or may allow participants to be self-selected. Some CMU program centers offer the cohort format on a recurring basis to individual students, whenever a sufficient number sign up to pursue the degree or certificate as a group.

Mini-cohorts are sometimes formed to provide a concentration to a group of students at a CMU center where demand is not sufficient to warrant offering the concentration on an ongoing basis. In a mini-cohort, a group of individual students agrees to enroll in and complete the concentration courses as a unit. Students can intersperse core courses with the cohort concentration courses when possible and/or finish their degree by taking core courses on an individual basis after their concentration courses are complete.

In addition to the doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, undergraduate degrees, and certificates available through Global Campus, credit-bearing in-service opportunities as well as classes designed to help professionals meet certification requirements, primarily in the education field, are also provided. Courses are offered throughout Michigan in elementary education, secondary education, counselor education and educational administration and community leadership. These courses are designated as credit courses, and are delivered with the permission of the department (i.e., elementary and secondary education courses are coordinated with the Teacher Education and Professional Development Department).

Programs and course formats in the degree, certificate, and credit course areas are designed to meet the needs of adult students with compressed formats, night and weekend classes, and a nationally recognized Library Research and Instructional Services program. Academic advisors work closely with students to develop their individual degree plans and reach their educational goals.

Central Michigan University will do everything within reason to help students meet their educational goals in the unforeseen event of a program closing or of a military location becoming permanently closed to civilian students. CMU is committed to helping students finish their educational programs should either of the above situations arise.