High school and undergraduate college students will have the opportunity to learn more about Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences graduate programs during a special open house scheduled on Wednesday, March 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
“OSU-CHS offers nationally recognized programs that provide quality, affordable education for those who want to attain greater success in a health care-related field,” said Maghin Abernathy, director of recruitment. “The open house offers people the opportunity to explore our graduate degrees, research options and career development opportunities.”
OSU-CHS offers master’s degree programs in health care administration, biomedical sciences, forensic sciences and athletic training. Biomedical sciences also includes a doctoral program as well as a separate anatomy and vertebrate paleontology track.
During the open house, faculty and graduate students from each program will conduct information sessions, research presentations and hands-on demonstrations.
The OSU School of Forensic Sciences offers specialty options in death scene investigation, DNA evidence, psychology, toxicology and trace evidence. The program also offers a specialization in arson and explosives investigation for professionals who are currently employed in the field. The university is renovating a former city fire station adjacent to campus for use as a crime scene investigation training laboratory.
The OSU School of Biomedical Sciences offers a degree that is broadly applicable to many disciplines, including anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. Students work closely with faculty mentors on research projects that match their educational interests and impact health care outcomes in Oklahoma. In addition, the university offers students the ability to study and pursue research in anatomy and vertebrate paleontology with faculty who are internationally respected in the field.
The OSU School of Health Care Administration program is lauded among the best and most affordable graduate programs of its kind in the country. Students have the choice of specialized options in health care leadership, entrepreneurship or administration and can have the option of enrolling for classes online or in person.
The OSU Athletic Training program is the newest addition to campus and the first program in the OSU School of Allied Health. The program, which prepares students to become outstanding clinicians, is the only athletic training program in the state aligned with a medical school and the only master’s degree program in athletic training associated with an osteopathic medical school in the nation.
The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for those who register for the event at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/gradprograms/.