Adams State University enters the new decade meeting the growing demand for relevant master’s degrees.

The Office of Graduate Studies is currently accepting applications for graduate students seeking an M.A. in U.S. History; M.A. in Cultural Resource Management; and an M.A. in Public Administration.

Interim Vice President of Graduate Studies Teri McCartney, Ph.D., believes the programs fit a niche for students hoping to advance in their current professions and increase their marketability. “Adams has offered these degrees through the Humanities Department for several years, but with the blessing of our Board of Trustees and the State of Colorado, we were able to change the names to reflect what the degree truly represents. The newly named master’s degrees are perfect for prospective students who want to target specific disciplines.”

Adams State Graduate Office offers post-graduate degrees in counselor education, business administration, cultural resource management, higher education administration and leadership (HEAL), kinesiology, music education, public administration, teacher education and US history and one Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision. The programs are delivered full or part-time, on-campus, or online.

The 2019 Spring Graduate Commencement Ceremony awarded nine doctorate and 358 master’s degrees. “Our graduate enrollment continues to increase every year,” McCartney added. The fall 2019 census showed a population of 1,147 graduate students. “We deliver quality programs designed to meet the needs of working professionals.”