LIU Hudson Provides a Local Option for Graduate Students

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The days of working for one company, or even having one career for life, are past. Equally long gone is the era when a successful career did not require higher education. Gearing up with a graduate degree before entering the workplace most often translates into a higher starting salary and increased opportunity.

By the same token, shifting gears in mid-career is highly dependent upon the acquisition of new skills and credentials developed when pursuing a graduate degree.

LIU Hudson, a local branch of Long Island University with locations in Purchase, West Point and Orangebury, provides up-to-date graduate study for those seeking an advantage upon entering the workforce, as well as those undertaking a career change.

Offering master’s degrees and advanced certificates leading to a variety of careers, LIU Hudson’s MBA and MPA degrees, for example, are paths to advancement in the corporate, nonprofit and government spheres. The M.S. Ed. is required for a teacher’s state credentials, school counselors and school psychologists, with the M.S. a requisite for marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors. Likewise, the M.S. in industrial pharmacy or cosmetic science provides the key to employment in the burgeoning pharmaceutical and cosmetics fields.

LIU Hudson supports successful workforce entry and advancement through the Chamber of Commerce Scholarships for MBA students (members of the Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce or the chambers of Orange County, New Rochelle, Yonkers and Mahwah, N.J. are eligible); through grants for students in the MPA, MBA or Mental Health Counseling program who are employed by a nonprofit organization in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Fairfield, Bronx, Bergen or Orange counties; and grants for students pursuing the M.S. Ed. in teaching.

Graduates of LIU Hudson hold significant positions in school districts, businesses, clinics, hospitals and public agencies.

“LIU places great emphasis on personal attention,” said LIU Dean and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Sylvia Blake. “Our faculty do all of the advising because they are in the best position to know what is happening in the real world beyond the ivory tower. Whether the area of study is health administration, public administration, teaching, therapy or counseling with the CASAC track, our faculty advise and guide as well as teach. LIU Hudson is distinguished by those one-on-one relationships that can only flourish in the kind of nurturing environment that Long Island University has created in its regional campuses.”

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