Bethany College Partners with Carnegie Mellon University
to Create Accelerated Master’s Program

8511CMUsigning.jpgPITTSBURGH, Pa. — Officials from Bethany College and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) H. John Heinz III College met May 16th to officially sign an Accelerated Master’s Program agreement that creates six new areas of graduate study for Bethany students. The program allows qualified applicants to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree from Bethany and a master’s degree from CMU in 5 years.

“Our collaboration with Carnegie Mellon marks a tremendous step in a growth-filled time for Bethany,” said President Scott D. Miller. “This initiative combines the strengths of a student-centered, classical liberal arts college with the broad resources of an internationally recognized research university, offering the best of both worlds to our students as they prepare to make a positive impact on society through service.” Participants will spend three years at Bethany College followed by three to four semesters at the Heinz College (depending upon the master’s degree program). Programs of study, designed for Bethany students who have completed their junior year, are as follows:

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM)
The MSPPM program is designed to educate innovative, ethical leaders who create and implement policy, manage organizations effectively, transform organizations and develop new solutions to important social issues.

Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management (MSHCPM)
The MSHCPM program educates participants on significant policy, management and information technology issues in health care and sharpens their problem-solving skills as they learn to evaluate programs and design strategic solutions for organizations focused on the public good.

Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management (MSBTM)
The MSBTM program focuses on developing the specific skills associated with the healthcare system's manufacturing segment — or biotechnology management. It trains managers who can balance regulatory, scientific and business issues as they provide advice and facilitate communication between the company's chief executive officer and chief scientist.

Master of Arts Management (MAM)
The MAM program prepares graduates to use management, technical and other skills for leading and improving arts organizations. Participants hone their understanding of both the practical applications and theory of arts management.

Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)
The MISM is a blended business-technology program through which participants develop the planning, management and technical abilities necessary to serve as successful technology managers in a complex, digital world.

Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM)
The MSISPM emphasizes the policy, management and technology aspects of information security and risk management, developing students’ skills and knowledge in risk management, data privacy, threat control and information policy. CMU will admit a maximum of 10 qualified Bethany College students each year. Students are granted admission on the basis of academic achievement, performance on the GRE, leadership experience, experience in the proposed field of study, fit of their goals with the program and recommendations that indicate they are capable of excelling in a rigorous master’s program.

Upon completion of their graduate program at Carnegie Mellon, students will receive both a Bethany College bachelor’s degree and CMU master’s degree.

Bethany College students will be eligible for scholarship support from Bethany for their freshman through junior years. They will be eligible for scholarship support from the Heinz College for the length of their graduate program.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.