University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06601
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The University of Bridgeport offers a variety of graduate programs in computer science, computer engineering, counseling and human resources (human resource development, college student personnel, community counseling), education (from the master's to the Ed.D.), electrical engineering, human nutrition, mechanical engineering, and technology management as well as programs leading to the M.B.A., the Doctor of Naturopathic, and the Doctor of Chiropractic. Many of the programs are scheduled during the weekend and part-time to allow for maximum convenience for working adults. Weekend programs include the M.B.A. (twelve to eighteen months), human nutrition (eighteen months), human resource development (twenty-two months), and computer science (sixteen to eighteen months).
Accreditation for professional programs has been granted by a number of accrediting agencies, including the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET); the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD); the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association; and the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). The School of Business is internationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The University of Bridgeport (UB), founded in 1927, is one of America's most internationally diverse campuses. It is situated on a quiet, urban campus on the shores of Long Island Sound, just 1 hour from New York City and less than 3 hours from Boston. UB's main campus in Bridgeport and its satellite campus in Stamford are at the heart of Fairfield County, Connecticut, which is home to the headquarters of many of the world's largest corporations.
There are approximately 1,500 graduate students enrolled at the University, representing many professions, nationalities, and ages. Approximately 52 percent are women, 18 percent are international, and 17 percent are members of minority groups.
Programs of study and degree requirements
The University offers programs leading to the Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Sixth Year Professional Diploma, and Doctor of Educational Leadership.
The School of Business offers the M.B.A. degree with optional concentrations in accounting, computer applications and information systems, computer science, finance, global marketing, and operations. The M.B.A. is offered on a full-time, part-time, and accelerated weekend basis at the University's Stamford Campus (twelve to eighteen months of study). The School is internationally accredited by the ACBSP.
The School of Engineering and Design offers the M.S. in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and technology management. The M.S. in computer science is also offered on an accelerated basis and can be completed in less than eighteen months at the University's Stamford campus.
Programs in the School of Education and Human Resources lead to the M.S. in education, counseling, and human resources as well as to teacher certification from the state of Connecticut. The Education Internship program, which leads to the master's degree, gives students instruction and supervised work in schools tuition-free. Specializations in counseling include community counseling, college student personnel services, and human resource development. The M.S. in human resource development is offered on a weekend basis of one weekend per month for 22 months at the University's Stamford Campus. The Sixth Year Professional Diploma is available in elementary and secondary education, counseling, and educational leadership. An Ed.D. degree is offered in educational leadership. A daytime Master of Education is available and can be completed in two years, with courses scheduled just one day a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Nutrition Institute offers an M.S. degree in human nutrition. Students take courses one weekend per month for eighteen months. An online program is available via the Internet (e-mail: email@example.com). The College of Chiropractic offers the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). It is the first university-based chiropractic college in the U.S. and the only one located in New England and the greater New York metropolitan area. The College of Naturopathic Medicine confers the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) degree through a four-year residential professional program. Students are generally admitted for the fall semester; however, transfer and advanced placement students are admitted for either the fall or spring semester. The College is one of only four colleges in the U.S. (and the only one on the East Coast) to offer this degree and is the only college of naturopathic medicine that is part of a university.
The University has an English Language Institute on campus offering intensive English language training for a variety of purposes, including preparation for those seeking admission to U.S. universities. The number of credit hours to be completed varies according to the program, as do requirements for theses, practicums, and internships.
Facilities & Resources
The University's Wahlstrom Library contains approximately 270,000 bound volumes, including bound journals and indexes and more than 1 million microforms. It subscribes to more than 1,200 periodicals and other serials in print and more than 6,000 full-text publications online. Access to about 7,400 electronic books is provided via a netLibrary/NELINET subscription. Online databases available from off campus via the library's Internet Web site include more than 70 databases in OCLC's FirstSearch, covering all subject areas; EBSCOhost's Academic Search Elite; Alt-Health Watch; and MANTIS. Links are provided from the library's home page to ERIC and PubMed. Additional online databases include LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe, STAT-USA, EiCompendex, and Allied and Alternative Medicine. An extension library is maintained at the Stamford campus with extensive electronic access and a core collection of books and periodicals.
Expenses and Aid
Full-time tuition is $585 per credit hour in the School of Education and Human Resources; $485 per credit hour in the School of Business; $595 per credit hour in the School of Engineering and Design; $7,850 per semester in the College of Chiropractic; and $8,850 per semester in the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Students taking 12 credits or more are considered full-time.
Graduate students may reside either in the University's on-campus residence halls or in private (off-campus) apartments or rooms. The cost of off-campus living varies widely. Additional information related to on-campus residence may be obtained from the Office of Residential Life.
Financial aid is available in the form of endowed scholarships, fellowships, Federal Stafford Student Loans, graduate assistantships, and internships. The University hires graduate students as residence hall directors and assistant hall directors. Additional information can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office (telephone: 203-576-4568). The University has a long-standing partnership with local corporations who provide employees with excellent educational opportunities that lead to degrees and career advancement. Graduate students seeking assistantships should contact their respective department directly.
How to Apply
Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the term they expect to enter but no later than thirty days before the beginning of the semester; students interested in the M.B.A. program should apply no later than sixty days prior to the beginning of the semester. Electronic applications are welcome.
Who to contact
Office of Admissions
University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06601
School of Business
Director: Glenn Bassett, Ph.D., Yale.
Director of M.B.A. Studies: Diane Richardson, M.B.A., Bridgeport.
School of Engineering and Design
Director: Tarek Sobh, Ph.D., Pennsylvania.
Computer Science and Engineering: Stephen Grodzinsky, Ph.D., Illinois.
Electrical Engineering: Wenelin D. Janeff, Ph.D., Dresden.
Technology Management: Paul Bauer, Ph.D., Oklahoma State.
Mechanical Engineering: Tienko Ting, Acting Chair, Ph.D., Michigan.
School of Education and Human Resources
Dean: James Ritchie, Ed.D., Columbia Teachers College.
Counseling and Human Resources: Joseph Nechasek, Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo.
Educational Leadership: John Mulcahy, Ph.D., Fordham.
Education Internship Program: Alfred G. Tufano, Ph.D., WisconsinMadison.
College of Chiropractic
Dean: Frank Zolli, D.C., New York Chiropractic.
College of Naturopathic Medicine
Dean: Peter Martin, D.C., N.D., D.O. (G.B.), Palmer Chiropractic.
Director: Blonnie Thompson, Ph.D., Wake Forest.
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