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Franklin University to Host Graduate Programs Open House

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2014

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults in Central Ohio, will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn how a master’s degree from Franklin University can help achieve career goals.

Learn more about our newest Graduate Programs: Business Psychology, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management and Public Administration; Learn how you can earn your master's degree on your own schedule; Speak with advisors who can help you get started; and     Speak with experts about financial aid options.

Attendees can join up to two breakout sessions and hear directly from Program Chairs about Franklin’s relevant graduate programs, as well as meet Graduate Admissions Advisors and Financial Aid Advisors who are ready to help take the next step toward becoming a Franklin student.

Date:  Tuesday, June 17
Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location:  Main Campus, Downtown Columbus, Ross Auditorium, Alumni Hall

  • 4:30 pm – Check-in and chat with representatives from Admission, Financial Aid and the faculty
  • 5:00 pm – Admissions Process & Graduate School Overview
  • 5:30 pm – Program Breakout Session 1
  • 6:00 pm – Program Breakout Session 2

Can't make it June 17? RSVP to our Online Information Session on Thursday, June 26, from 7-8 p.m.

Join us on June 17 and learn about the University’s nine Graduate Programs:

Franklin’s flexible Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) : Again designated a Best Buy by, MSA coursework reinforces technical knowledge of core financial and accounting skill sets, as well as develops advanced skills in technology, management, organizational risk, and research.

Master’s in Business Psychology:  Applied Psychology, with its emphasis on a pragmatic
understanding of individual thought and action offers an excellent complement to the practical field of business. The 14-month M.S. in Business Psychology (MS MBP) is specifically designed to fuse a functional understanding of business with applied psychology.   Extreme competition has given rise to high-performance organizations and the demand for talented individuals who understand human behavior. The MS MBP curriculum looks at the latest psychological research to motivate behavior and resolve challenging managerial issues - providing graduates with the opportunity to advance their career and organization’s mission.

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MSA) program helps students acquire the knowledge needed to prepare for highly valued and well-compensated roles in a variety of healthcare related settings – whether or not they have a background in healthcare. The program emphasizes leadership, operational effectiveness, health policy, and addressing community and global healthcare issues.  Healthcare is facing a major transformation, creating the demand for strategic, ethical, and effective healthcare leaders. The MHA from Franklin emphasizes leadership, strategic thinking, and ethics – providing an opportunity for graduates to advance both their career and organization’s mission.

The M.S. in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) is designed to provide a life-enhancing educational experience for professionals working in the HR field. Franklin’s MSHRM can be completed in as little as 16 months and is intended to provide the student who wants to excel with a broad understanding of the human resource industry, with a focus on preparing graduates to become “strategic partners” to CEOs – or CEOs themselves. The MS HRM from Franklin prepares graduates to oversee complex employee benefit plans, understand changing labor laws, and become "strategic partners" to CEOs, providing an opportunity to advance their career and organization’s mission.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students to lead and manage public and not-for-profit organizations. This program has become the foremost graduate degree in the area of government and not-for-profit management with employers recognizing the Franklin MPA program as an effective way to develop employees’ professional skills and increase the capacity of their organizations. Unprecedented challenges are creating the demand for effective, ethical and proactive public leaders.  The MPA from Franklin helps graduates look at leadership, strategic thinking, and ethics - providing an opportunity to advance their careers and organization’s mission. 

The Master of Science - Instructional Design and Performance Technology (IDPT) Program provides the skills to optimize performance through industry-proven, practical techniques.  Through this comprehensive, hands-on program, students study the blended disciplines of psychology, systems theory, and economics using advanced technologies and techniques to take on leadership roles in organizations that value effective instruction and performance.

Franklin’s MBA Program is widely esteemed by area employers shaping critical thinkers who cultivate positive change. With the MBA Program at Franklin University, students can develop and refine the skills needed to merit an executive-level position in any business arena.  The program’s relevant curriculum challenges students to broaden their perspectives and adopt a global mindset through individual and team projects.

The Master of Science - Marketing & Communication is a one-of-a-kind program in Ohio – and one of only a handful in the country – that combines these two disciplines, graduating professionals who are uniquely qualified to engage both functions within an organization.

Franklin’s Master of Science - Computer Science combines state-of-the-art technology with Franklin’s nationally renowned personal service to build the theoretical and practical application skills required to master the computer science discipline. 

For more information or to RSVP, visit, email, or call 614.797.4700, toll free at 1.888.341.6237.

RSVP today to reserve your space.


Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations and in Beavercreek, as well as at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Certificate in Criminal Justice and Logistics Management major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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