William Woods University to Offer Information about Graduate & Adult Studies Program

William Woods University is offering Columbia area residents four opportunities to learn about pursuing a degree without quitting work. Informational meetings will be held at 6 p.m. July 13, 11 a.m. July 24, 6 p.m. Aug. 2 and 11 a.m. Aug. 15, all at the Columbia Campus, 3100 Falling Leaf Ct.


Prospective students may contact the university’s Graduate &Adult Studies program prior to then, or simply show up for the meeting. Call 1-800-995-3199 or contact WWU by e-mail at cgas@williamwoods.edu.


Employing a model of accelerated learning developed especially for the convenience of the working adult, William Woods University’s educational programs are structured so that a degree can be completed in as few as 18-22 months.


William Woods offers degree programs that utilize a cohort model, emphasizing learning through student-directed study groups of three to five students. Classes meet once a week in the evening for four hours. Study groups can meet once more to prepare projects and assignments before the upcoming week.


Because of the nature of programming—focusing effort on one course at a time—90 percent of all students finish their program successfully. Each course normally runs five to 10 weeks in length.


“William Woods University is a leader when it comes to designing quality programs for nontraditional adult students. Everything we do is specifically designed to help adults succeed in reaching their goals as efficiently as possible,” said Sherry McCarthy, vice president and academic dean.

William Woods offers several Graduate & Adult Studies programs, including the ACCESS program of general education, an associate of arts degree in liberal studies, a bachelor of science in management (BSM) a BSM with human resources emphasis, a B.S. in paralegal studies and a new bachelor of social work degree (BSW).


Graduate programs include a master of business administration (MBA) and MBAs with accounting, health management or human resources emphasis, as well as a master of education (M.Ed.) in administration, curriculum/instruction or athletics/activities administration and a specialist of education (EDS) in school administration and in curriculum leadership.


William Woods can tailor any of its programs for a particular business or community. More information is available on the William Woods website at www.williamwoods.edu/evening.