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Forum staff reports , Published February 19 2014

MSUM graduate enrollment takes big jump

MOORHEAD – Graduate enrollment has more than doubled at Minnesota State University Moorhead since last year.

While overall enrollment at the school has declined by about 10 percent in recent years, enrollment in the school’s 13 graduate programs increased to 87 new students over 42 students enrolled last year. There are 500 total graduate students currently enrolled.

The school attributed part of its growth to student and employer demand. It also pointed to greater convenience and flexibility for graduate programs – half of the programs are delivered online.

“In an age of ubiquitous technology, working professionals should be able to get the necessary education to advance their professional careers without leaving the comfort and convenience of their homes,” Boyd Bradbury, interim dean of education and human services, said in a statement.

The school recently added master’s programs in business administration, health care administration, nursing administration, and accounting and finance.