September 2, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Cassie McVeety, 360/546-9600, mcveety@vancouver.wsu.edu
STORY SOURCE: Janet Cleveland, 360/ 546-9781, admissions@vancouver.wsu.edu
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEGREES HIGHLIGHTED AT WSU VANCOUVER
        VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Students and community members interested in the bachelor or master of public affairs degree from Washington State University at Vancouver can attend a free information session on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. on the Vancouver campus in the Library building, Room 201.
        The bachelor of arts in public affairs degree can help students prepare for work in a variety of fields including law, public service and non-profit agencies. This is an interdisciplinary program drawing on political science, sociology, management and criminal justice. Areas of concentration include public policy and politics, justice studies, public administration and management.
        The master in public affairs degree prepares students for careers in the public and non-profit sectors, and offers training for students who desire professional growth and advancement. Primarily geared for college graduates with related backgrounds including the humanities and social sciences, the master's degree may also be a path for students with other training.
        Areas of concentration include public administration, health policy and administration, and applied policy studies, which could include emphases in justice studies or environmental policy.
        The master's degree can be completed entirely in the evenings as classes typically meet one or two nights weekly over the course of a semester. Students often continue to work full-time during the day while completing their degree.
        The informational meeting will describe aspects of both degree programs. Staff and faculty will be on hand to answer questions about scholarship and financial aid opportunities, admission requirements and application procedures.
        The bachelor's degree program begins at 5:30 p.m. and the master's degree program begins at 6:30 p.m.
        WSU Vancouver offers seven master's degrees, 13 bachelor's degree programs and over 30 fields of study. More information about programs and classes at WSU Vancouver can be obtained by calling the admissions office at 360/546-WSUV.
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