There has never been a better time to begin (or to continue) your pursuit of a graduate degree at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Our world renowned faculty, nationally recognized programs, and student-centric environment give our campus the ideal setting in which an individual can elect to continue their coursework.
Whether seeking a degree or additional certifications, searching for an online or an on campus opportunity, or needing full or part time class schedules, I am confident that there is a program here for you. Our programs are designed so that they will not only meet your academic and professional needs, but also will provide you with an educational experience that you find personally rewarding and fulfilling.
At ULM, we take graduate education very seriously. This investment has helped to better the quality of our educational offerings by expanding knowledge and advancing theories in research. Over the last few years we have expanded facilities on campus, dedicated increased funding to graduate assistantship positions, and grown our offering of online programs. This investment has not gone unnoticed. In the October of 2012, our AACSB-International accredited online MBA program became the latest in a string of degrees named as the nation's 'best buy' in their respective disciplines. ULM was also recently named a Tier 1 Regional University by U.S. News and World Report - the highest distinction when compared to our peer institutions.
ULM recognizes that, in addition to their contributions to the academic community, graduate students act as an integral part in our local, state, and national economies. They boost workforce development. They contribute to the groundbreaking research conducted on campus. They serve as mentors and teachers for undergraduates. Contributing in all these areas enhances the educational experience of our students and helps prepare them for life after completion of their respective degrees.
Included in our catalog (available online at ulm.edu/academics/catalogs) you will find information about our outstanding institution and its many diverse graduate programs. I encourage you to look over these pages, visit our web site, call our friendly staff, and start the application process today. We are proud of the learning environment we have provided our approximately 1,200 graduate students with and are excited to help you to discover the possibilities, explore your passions, and grow from student to scholar.
If you are a prospective student, we look forward to visiting with you and helping you make a decision about which graduate program at ULM will best meet your needs.
If you are a currently enrolled student, I wish you the best in your studies and research and look forward to seeing you on graduation day.
And if you are an alumna or alumnus, you can become involved again with graduate education at the university by returning for an additional degree or making a gift to fellowships, scholarships, or specific programs that enhance the graduate experience of our students.
I welcome you to the University of Louisiana at Monroe Graduate School and look forward to your contribution to our institution and our community.
Dr. William McCown
ULM Graduate School