NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College recently signed an articulation agreement with Lenoir-Rhyne University to offer streamlined admission for qualified Newberry students to three or LRU’s master’s degree programs.:
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare graduates for positions as professional counselors, the program meets coursework requirements toward professional licensure. Courses are available evenings and weekends or online to cater to working professionals. For the convenience of students, courses for the counseling program are available at all three campuses of LRU in Hickory, Asheville, and Columbia, S.C. The programs in Hickory and Asheville are accredited by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Accreditation in Columbia is pending.
Master of Arts in Human Services is designed to prepare graduates as human service professionals to manage care for vulnerable client populations, manage public or nonprofit organizations and administer programs and services. Students can specialize in Administration, Addictions Counseling or Career Counseling. The program is available entirely online.
Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Education is designed to prepare graduates for positions in the field of athletic training in a variety of employment settings. Available at LRU’s Columbia and Hickory campuses. Students are required to complete their initial didactic training in Hickory, but then offers fieldwork placement in or near Columbia. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
“These graduate degrees are a logical extension of a number of undergraduate programs available to Newberry College students,” said Timothy Elston, vice president for Academic Affairs at Newberry College. “The agreement allows both institutions capitalize on their academic strengths in a manner that serves our students well.”
Through the articulation agreements, Newberry College students receive several admission benefits. LRU will reserve two spots for qualified Newberry College students in each of the three graduate programs as well as provide priority admission for other qualified students. In addition, the application fee will be waived for all students, and the GRE/MAT requirements for students selected for reserve and priority admission will also be waived.
Dr. Amy Wood, Assistant Provost and Dean of Graduate and Adult Programs at LRU, noted that the agreements are mutually beneficial to the institutions and students they serve.
“We are excited to work in cooperation with officials of Newberry College and to provide these types of graduate study opportunities for students,” Wood said. “Our goal is to provide students with avenues to seamlessly transition from their undergraduate studies into master level programs at LRU that might not otherwise be available.”
For more information about opportunities available through the articulation agreements with LRU or other colleges or about undergraduate enrollment at Newberry College, visit www.newberry.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org