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Franklin University to Host Graduate Programs Open House

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2012

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 position themselves for success by learning about Franklin’s Graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty members will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student. 

Attendees will learn about the University’s nine Graduate Programs, including four new Graduate Programs available beginning in Winter 2013.

Master of Science 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) is a 16-month program that 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 16-month 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. 

Franklin’s flexible Master of Science in Accounting coursework can be completed in just 17 months and reinforces technical knowledge of core financial and accounting skill sets, as well as develops advanced skills in technology, management, organizational risk, and research.

The 24-month Master of Science in 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 in 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 in 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, visit, email, or call 614.797.4700, toll free at 1.888.341.6237.

RSVP today at to reserve a space.

Franklin University
Graduate Programs
Open House

Thursday, Nov. 1
4:30-6:30 pm
(Program-specific breakout sessions begin at 4:45 pm and 5:30 pm)

Main Campus, downtown Columbus
Phillips Hall
303 S. Grant

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, 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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