NACOGDOCHES, Texas — All prospective graduate students and working professionals looking to advance their careers through graduate study are invited to attend Stephen F. Austin State University’s first virtual graduate school informational session.

Representatives from SFA’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies will present a one-hour overview about applying for and attending graduate school. The virtual info session also will review SFA’s own master’s degree, doctoral degree and certification programs.

“We understand that many who are interested in a graduate-level education face real life constraints, including time and distance,” said Dr. Freddie Avant, interim dean of research and graduate studies. “Our virtual information session is intended to bring the answers directly to you.

“Whether you’re transitioning straight out of an undergraduate program into graduate study or looking for professional advancement, this info session will answer all of your questions about making graduate school work for your schedule,” he added. “With more than a dozen fully online SFA graduate programs, it’s more possible than ever before to pursue graduate study while still balancing a family, a full-time job or any other pursuits.”

The virtual session will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Avant and Dr. Lorenzo Smith, SFA’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will kick off the session with a welcome message. Details on graduate school requirements and the application process will follow, as will breakout rooms discussing SFA’s own graduate programs.

Optional Q&A sessions will close out the info session, where attendees can connect with representatives of SFA’s Steen Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, SFA Online, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and the Veterans Resource Center.

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