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Ready for an exciting, well-paying career where you can apply cutting-edge technology to improve companies and communities?

Ball State University can get you started. We invite you to learn about our nationally recognized Master of Science degree in Information and Communication Sciences at a free online information session. Our faculty and students will show you what the program offers, discuss admission requirements, and answer your questions.

For more than 25 years, Ball State's Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) has prepared students to creatively solve communication and information challenges in business, government, education, and nonprofit organizations using the latest technologies. Our graduates are in demand for professional positions leading to management in one of today's hottest industries. More than 90 percent of our students find jobs in the field—with starting salaries typically ranging from $50,000 to $80,000.

Our 11-month and 38-credit-hour degree options feature applied research, community service, and immersive learning experiences. You'll work on real-world projects for major industry partners such as Interactive Intelligence, Cisco, AT&T, and Accenture and learn from faculty with many years of industry experience. Our world-class labs and institutes and full-time graduate assistantships provide special opportunities. This comprehensive course of study also includes a unique social learning program that will sharpen your networking and interpersonal skills, giving you confidence and competence in business environments.

By participating in this session, we will waive half of the cost of the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once registered, you will receive more details about this offer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: Webinar


You will receive an email containing details of how to participate in the webinar shortly after registration.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: CAP: Indy Connector at The Platform, Indianapolis, IN

In our program, you don’t just learn about urban design, you do urban design!

A Master of Urban Design (MUD) degree from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) provides the skills to be an interdisciplinary leader in the design of our cities. Consider registering for our upcoming information session at CAP’s off-campus, Indianapolis location to learn about the exciting opportunities available to you in this program.

Graduate students in our Master of Urban Design (MUD) Program are trained in theory, practice, and design thinking methods related to engaging people and designing places within, and across, urban environments. Students work collaboratively with fellow students, professional faculty, and expert partners. Students are assigned professional mentors as well as have exposure and access to top municipal, neighborhood, and professional leaders through our unique location, diverse partnerships, and wide-ranging events.

The MUD Program is embedded in Indianapolis, in the College’s center for outreach and engagement, the CAP: INDY Connector. The program brings together students from various design-based backgrounds such as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Optional tracks are available for those with previous degrees in non-design disciplines. MUD students are self-driven to explore design solutions for urban environments, not just from the focus of their previous disciplines, but instead in an interdisciplinary and holistic manner; such perspective is necessary when dealing with the complex problems facing our cities.

MUD students are actively engaged in the City of Indianapolis from the moment they begin the program; admitted students are now offered a paid internship through the CAP: INDY Connector in order to provide planning, design, and development assistance to the neighborhoods and City of Indianapolis. This program teaches city design through a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach, across a spectrum of scales from human interaction, to the neighborhood, to the city-wide view, and its larger connections to the region. This one-year, post-professional program is practice-based at an affordable price, creating a value unmatched by other institutions.

If you’re looking to develop the skills to become a thought leader in design, and wish to make an impact on a major city, before you even graduate, login and join us to find out more information about what the Master of Urban Design Program can help you accomplish. The December 14 information session will allow you to ask questions and hear further information about the program.

By attending this session, we will waive half of the cost of the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once registered, you will receive more details about this offer.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (EST)

Location: on campus

Life is messy. Solving complex problems is what social workers do best. If you are interested in a versatile career helping diverse people, organizations, and communities in innovative ways, join us and learn more about the exciting new Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Ball State.

The biggest areas of job growth in the US are in the clinical management of addictions, supporting aging baby boomers (gerontology), and managing optimal health. Ball State’s MSW curriculum focuses on all three within the context of rural communities.

As the only Advanced Generalist MSW in Indiana, students will have advanced clinical AND management training—especially focused on rural communities where social workers need to be leaders with a diverse set of skills. You will be immersed in clinical addictions, gerontology, and health coursework. You will learn best practices in management, program development, non-profit budgeting, fundraising, personnel management, and leadership.

Situated in the College of Health, the MSW Program will be housed in a $62 million new Health Professions Building with sim lab, community-based clinic, and dedicated social work skills labs. Ball State's beautiful campus has top-notch technology resources, and is highly adaptable for those with special needs.

Come learn about our flexible evening course offerings delivered using a blended format—on campus classes that alternate weeks online and face-to-face. If you are a busy working professional, we have a plan that will work for your schedule. Come learn about the full-time and part-time options for completing the MSW in three semesters (full time) or up to three years (part-time).

Attend an on campus information session about this exciting program.

During this informative session, you will learn about the following:

  • Career options and credentialing available with a MSW
  • Advanced Standing and Traditional Standing MSW options
  • Application process for Graduate School and MSW Program
  • Tips for making your MSW application stand out

By attending this session, we will waive half of the cost of the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once registered, you will receive more details about this offer.

We hope to see you soon!  #BallStateMSW #chirpchirp #wefly


This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in emerging media design and development (low residency program) is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.

Solving the information problem is a key concern for any business or organization that relies on multimedia storytelling across digital platforms to communicate with an audience.

Traditional media outlets, hospitals, museums, corporations, and educational institutions are all a part of the digital media evolution. Solving the information problem is equal parts interaction design, digital storytelling, audience understanding, digital product development, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The master’s degree in emerging media design and development (EMDD) is a holistic learning environment, challenging traditional structures of the classroom. Through a mix of traditional course work and practical lab experiences, we promote creative problem solving and educate an advanced, graduate workforce that can apply emerging media practices to real-world strategic communication design problems.

As an EMDD student, you’ll add skills in design thinking, cross-platform storytelling and user experience design that can help you advance in your career or forge a new path. As a professional, you’ll find our low-residency program offers the flexibility and collaborative environment you need to complete a master’s degree or certificate while working a full-time job.

The Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation at Launch Fishers is the central hub for our low-residency master of arts in Emerging Media Design + Development (EMDD). If you’re a working professional interested in advancing your digital media and project management skills without disrupting your career, EMDD could be the right degree for you.

What makes our program distinct is that it is a hands-on, practical experience built around research and application. Our low-residency program allows you to complete the majority of the coursework online, with a once-per-semester, five-day workshop that will take place at the Launch Fishers facility in Fishers, Indiana

At this informational luncheon, you will meet EMDD faculty and staff and learn how our low-residency program is structured, what types of hands-on projects you’ll work on in our program and how to apply.

By participating in this session, we will waive half of the cost of the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once registered, you will receive more details about this offer.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Location:  The Center for Academic and Economic Innovations at Launch Fishers in Fishers, Indiana


Join the College of Architecture and Planning for an information session, open house and trip to Indianapolis and find out more about the 2-year or 3- year M.Arch program.

The Department of Architecture at Ball State University inspires students to engage the discipline of architecture with the grounding of a rigorous professional education and the confidence to innovate. We value the dialogue between critical thinking, designing, and making to advance the discourse in the profession. The faculty instill in students the power of doing and the importance of engagement in a rich variety of architectural practices. We are committed to affirming the values of social equity and environmental responsibility as they relate to the design of the built environment.

Our graduate degree develops a student’s capacity for creative, cumulative and critical thinking; design literacy; and a lifelong cultivation of design. Ball State University offers two options for completing the master of architecture professional degree and are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB):

  • The 2-Year master of architecture (M.Arch) professional degree is for students who seek licensure in the profession. This program is for those who have an undergraduate pre-professional degree in architecture.
  • The 3-Year master of architecture (M.Arch) professional degree is for students who seek licensure in the profession and is for students holding any undergraduate degree. A preparatory program provides students with foundational educational experiences. The number of credits required depends on an analysis of each application.

Join us for a special day, here is the approximate schedule:

  • 10 am        Arrive AB 402 for Breakfast / Coffee
  • 10:30 am   Talk with Current M. Arch Students
  • 11 am        Tour of facility, meet faculty
  • 12 pm        Lunch + conversation AB 436
  • 1 pm         Van to M. Arch at INDY Platform
  • 2:30 pm     Arrive 202 E Market Street, Tour Bldg
  • 3 pm         Meet students and faculty, tour city
  • 4 pm         Van to BSU Muncie

Free breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from Indianapolis, Indiana will be provided!

By attending this session, we will waive half the cost of the Ball State Graduate School application fee. After the session, you will receive more details about this offer.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: Begins and ends on campus (includes field trip to Indianapolis, IN)


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