Concordia University, Nebraska Graduates First Online Public Health and Human Services Masters Students

Two years ago, Concordia University launched its online graduate programs in public health and human services. Now, the first students to apply have completed their degrees and participated in the commencement ceremony on May 10, 2014.

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This is a momentous occasion not only for our students but for the University. The students who have completed their master’s degrees online will stand as an example for new students ready to advance their education.

Seward, Nebraska (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

Two years ago, Concordia University, Nebraska launched its online Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Human Services (MHS) programs. Now, the first students to apply have completed their master’s degrees and participated in the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Walz Human Performance Complex on Concordia's Seward, Nebraska campus.

“This is a momentous occasion not only for our students but for the University,” says Thaddeus P. Warren, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Adult Education. “The students who have completed their master’s degrees online will stand as an example for new students ready to advance their education. ”

On Friday, May 9, a luncheon was held, hosted by the Concordia Alumni Association, for the Graduate Class of 2014 and the Golden Reunion Class of ’64, followed by the baccalaureate service at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Neb. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, commencement exercises took place on campus.

“Our first graduates in the MHS program have consistently demonstrated a passion for serving others. They will be a great asset to the Human Services profession,” said Rev. Dr. Kevin Kohnke, MHS Program Director.

“I personally love the Human Services Program at Concordia. It was full of wonderful people from the beginning; from my advisor to Professor Kohnke, the instructors, and my peers. I love the online format of the program and would recommend it to anyone,” stated MHS graduate, William Tracy Sanders.

Concordia Nebraska’s online Master of Public Health and Master of Human Services programs are built on the University’s Lutheran faith and values and have a strong commitment to servant leadership. The MPH and MHS programs are offered fully online with no residency requirements and can be completed in as little as 24-26 months.

“The online MPH program was everything I had hoped it would be and more,” stated MPH graduate, Sara Pacheco. “It not only helped me grow as a scholar, but it also has opened a lot of doors for me career-wise. In fact, my Applied Research Project helped me land my dream job.”

“I'm excited to see how the graduates will use their gifts and abilities to improve the health of people in the U.S. and beyond," said Dr. Jen Janousek, MPH Program Director.

Learn more about how you can become a graduate of Concordia University, Nebraska’s online master’s programs by calling (877) 497-5848 to speak with an advisor or by visiting http://www.onlineprograms.cune.edu.

About Concordia University, Nebraska:
Concordia University, Nebraska was founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and carries forward a mission of providing excellent Christian education as it welcomes all students seeking lives of learning, service and leadership. Concordia Nebraska is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and approximately 20 graduate degrees, specializations, certificates and adult learning programs.


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