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Eastern offers a variety of distinctive graduate programs for professionals seeking advanced degrees. Master’s degrees in the areas of accounting, education, and organizational management are available. The Graduate Division is housed in the School of Education and Professional Studies.

Our graduate programs are well regarded within their respective fields. This is due, in part, to the personalized approach that expert faculty take to support students’ academic and professional endeavors. Guided by our mission to provide education and leadership in defined professional areas to enrich the lives of students and alumni, all programs engender inquiry, social responsibility, lifelong learning, and diversity. These essential skills and dispositions needed for career success in the 21st century.

For those interested in personal growth as well as those who seek to advance their professional possibilities, Eastern’s graduate programs are designed to meet these goals. We provide flexible programing in state-of-the art facilities and online, with the working adult in mind. Programs may be completed in one year.

Master of Science in Accounting. Accounting is a fast growing field and is critical for ensuring that organizations run efficiently. The program is designed in an interdisciplinary fashion, drawing from business and economics. With course offerings in assurances, international operations, taxation, and management, the program prepares you to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Graduates are qualified for jobs in auditing, finance, taxation, insurance and banking, and management. Students with non-accounting or non-business undergraduate degrees are provided supplemental supports.

Master of Science in Education (Certification). Education was one of the first degrees offered at Eastern! The field has been recognized as one of the most fulfilling professions. Programs in teacher education and educational technology are offered. All programs are fully accredited by the National Council for the Association of Teacher Education (NCATE). You may either meet state certification requirements or retool and advance your professional acumen through our programs. Graduates have earned state and national accommodations for their professional excellence.

Master of Science in Educational Studies (Non – Certification). The Master of Science in Educational Studies is designed for candidates who are practicing teachers or experienced, educational professionals seeking to advance their career and profession. The program will provide candidates with strong subject matter content and pedagogical knowledge, thereby addressing the certification requirements of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and advancing their research skills. Consistent with Eastern’s mission and strategic plan, this program will “prepare students for careers or advanced study while providing them with the lifelong skills and confidence needed to succeed in a world of constant economic, social, and technological change.”

Master of Science in Organizational Management. Organizational management is a dynamic field. The MSOM program is designed for working professionals who seek to expand their knowledge of management and enhance their careers. Different from a traditional MBA, this multidisciplinary program integrates business, communication, and psychology for the development of problem-solving and leadership skills that can be applied  in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Courses are scheduled evenings and weekends, with a few online. Students can proceed through the program at a pace that fits their personal schedules.

Most students pursuing graduate study at Eastern are seeking to earn a master’s degree. Eastern has several options for graduate level work in non-degree seeking status. Assistantships, Internships, and housing are also available.