Sign up now for an online or on-site information session where you can learn details about specific Ball State graduate programs, financial aid, the admissions process, and more. Plus, you can chat in person with faculty advisers to have your specific questions answered.

After you register, you will receive an email with additional information about accessing the webinar or directions to the live session. We will also send a reminder email one day before your session.

Upcoming Sessions

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What can you do with a Master of Arts in History?

How has historical scholarship changed, and where is it going? What kinds of funding are available to History MA students?

The History MA program at Ball State University offers its students preparation in the best traditional approaches to historical research, along with training in the newest computer-based research tools. Students may choose from four options to reach their goals:

  • Thesis Option
  • General Option (non-thesis)
  • Digital History Option
  • History Teaching Option

To find out more, attend our free information session, held during our 22th Annual Student History Conference.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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.

In the meantime, if you have questions about the graduate History program, please contact Daniel Ingram, Associate Professor of History.

Friday, February 22, 2019

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

Location: on campus

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Do you want a fulfilling, well-paying career, where you’ll get to make an impact on the neighborhoods, cities and small towns? Consider the Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning degree in the College of Architecture and Planning.

What do urban planners do?
Urban planning graduates have helped create the places you love to visit and live. From Carmel, to the Southside of Muncie, to Chicago’s Navy Pier, to small-city downtowns across Indiana, urban planners are working hard to make these places better. With a special emphasis on making cities, towns and neighborhoods welcoming to all, planners work with everyone, from marginalized community members to city leaders to promote thriving places. Planners are communicators, problem solvers, and community organizers. They envision ways to improve the quality of life, preserve the environment, transport people, design neighborhoods, and encourage economic development.

Is urban planning right for you?

Our program accepts – indeed, thrives on – the diversity of undergraduate degrees our students bring with them. Students in anthropology, communications, environmental sciences, history, journalism, political science and many other majors find themselves at home here. Most of our students have graduate assistantships either working in our department or with our partners in Muncie, Anderson, Carmel, and other cities.

Doing good and making a living

Are there jobs for urban planners? Yes! The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts average job growth with a median salary of $71,000. We consider the Indiana job market to be a growing one as many cities and small towns are looking for strategies to attract more jobs and more families. In our program, you will take two studio classes which will give you hands-on experience working with some of these communities.

Find more information about the Urban and Regional Planning master’s program by contacting Christine Rhine.

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.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: on campus

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Explore what is next in your career and learn how an advanced degree can take your next move to a new level.

At this on-campus information session, you will:

  • Explore how graduate school can fit into a career plan
  • Evaluate the degree options available to you
  • Learn more about funding graduate school
  • Find a program of study that fits into your life and your goals

This is a great opportunity to learn more about advanced education and connect with the right people to answer your questions. We hope you will join us for this free, informative presentation.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: L.A. Pittenger Student Center (SC), Cardinal Hall A & B

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The world of K-16 education is evolving, are you keeping pace? In striving to fulfill the aims of education in a democratic society, the field demands the analytical, critical, and research skills that will generate innovation. Undergirding this drive to social and technological transformation must be creative interpretation of core democratic virtues of equity and pluralism and their relevance to various contexts of secondary and post-secondary education.

Become an innovator on the leading edge of K-16 education practice or research! A PhD in Educational Studies is an integrated interdisciplinary doctorate. It is structured to study the theory, character, and delivery of public education, teacher education, and educational research through inquiry into related disciplines of educational technology, curriculum and pedagogy and critical educational policy studies.

Graduates are prepared with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to:

  • assist students, teachers and policy makers to function in a knowledge society
  • implement teaching and learning strategies
  • engage in systematic assessment, evaluation and research
  • develop strategies to address the learning needs of changing populations.
  • advance the core values of a democratic society in educational context

This PhD program serves teacher education professionals and researchers, as well as curriculum directors, program evaluators and consultants in schools.

This information session will allow you to explore whether a doctoral degree in educational studies is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.

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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

Location:
on campus

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If you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to prepare for a career in public management at a government agency or nonprofit organization, then a master of public administration (MPA) is the right choice for you.

Five interdisciplinary concentrations allow you to design a course of study targeted to your career goals. If you attend full time, you can complete the MPA program in two academic years. Evening classes allow working professionals to attend classes on a part-time basis.

The program provides a theoretical understanding and practical awareness of public policy. Our graduates are equipped with the principles of management that enable them to successfully administer in the public sector. During this two-year program, you will gain experience combining the study of politics and administration with the techniques of modern management.

This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.

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.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Time:
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Location:
on campus

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If you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to prepare for a career in public management at a government agency or nonprofit organization, then a master of public administration (MPA) is the right choice for you.

Five interdisciplinary concentrations allow you to design a course of study targeted to your career goals. If you attend full time, you can complete the MPA program in two academic years. Evening classes allow working professionals to attend classes on a part-time basis.

The program provides a theoretical understanding and practical awareness of public policy. Our graduates are equipped with the principles of management that enable them to successfully administer in the public sector. During this two-year program, you will gain experience combining the study of politics and administration with the techniques of modern management.

This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.

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.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Location: on campus

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After you register for a session, within one business day, we will send you a link in which you will log in at the designated time and date. We also send a reminder notice about one day before the session.

We recommend that you include the following email addresses in your email program's safe sender list:

  • online@bsu.edu
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