Graduate Events

    Furman University's Office of Graduate Studies is excited to host some upcoming events! Join us to learn more about what our programs can offer you. All event questions can be directed to Furman's graduate admissions coordinator, Kelly Grant, at, 864.294.2156. See you soon!

    Kind Regards,

    Kelly A. Grant
    Graduate Admissions Coordinator
    Furman University
    Office of Graduate Studies

    Event Information:

    Virtual Information Sessions:

    Master of Arts in Strategic Design: 

    Hosted by graduate admissions coordinator, Kelly Grant.

    Through our program you will gain an advanced understanding of design, business, and communication theory through a fully immersive program that replicates the expectations of a professional firm. Learn about the goals, outcomes, and details of the program with a presentation and Q&A. The virtual meeting link will be emailed the day before the event. We're excited to see you there!

    Master of Arts in Advocacy & Equity Studies:

    Hosted by program director, Dr. Shaniece Criss

    The MAAES program is designed for problem-solvers and community leaders: those who see issues in society and want to make a change. Our graduate students will learn to apply social justice theories, develop public narratives for social change, cultivate grant writing skills, conduct community-engaged research, and strengthen community organizing skills. Learn about the goals, outcomes, and details of the program with a presentation and Q&A.

    Master of Arts in Education - Literacy:

    Hosted by program coordinator, Dr. Katie Kelly

    Our program promotes equity, inclusion, and deep learning about literacy theories, processes, and instructional practices, while emphasizing leadership skills and effective coaching practices. Register for an information session today to learn more! Other opportunities in this program include literacy coach certification and +30 credits!

    Master of Science in Innovation & Leadership:

    Hosted by program director, Janna Pennington

    This program develops leaders who leverage creativity, critique, feedback and iterative processes to develop team-based solutions for the challenges facing the communities they serve. Students learn to understand and apply frameworks of innovation, identify and employ collaborative strategies to amplify innovation, and devise solutions within rapid change, uncertain futures, and imperfect information. Learn about the goals, outcomes, and details of the program with a presentation and Q&A.

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