LRU enters into articulation agreements with Newberry College
Lenoir-Rhyne enters into articulation agreements with other higher education institutions to offer students the chance to complete their degrees at LR and take advantage of programs that the institution they are currently attending may not offer.
Lenoir-Rhyne University has recently entered into articulation agreements with Newberry College, a private liberal-arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) located in Newberry, SC. The agreements provide opportunities for students of Newberry to transition into three graduate programs offered by LRU including clinical mental health counseling, human services and athletic training.According to Dr. Amy Wood, Assistant Provost and Dean of Graduate and Adult Programs at LRU, the agreements are mutually beneficial to the institutions and students they serve. "We are excited to work in cooperation with officials of Newberry College and to provide these types of graduate study opportunities for students," said Dr. Wood. "Our goal is to provide students with avenues to seamlessly transition from their undergraduate studies into master level programs at LRU that might not otherwise be available."Through the articulation agreements, students receive several admission benefits. LRU will reserve two spots for qualified Newberry College students in each of the three graduate programs as well as provide priority admission for other qualified students. In addition, the application fee will be waived for all students, and the GRE/MAT requirements for students selected for reserve and priority admission will also be waived.The three graduate programs offered through the agreements provide unique educational and future career opportunities. The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program includes coursework requirements to aid students in obtaining the necessary licensure to begin work as professional counselors. Courses are available evenings and weekends or on-line to cater to working professionals. Also for the convenience of students, courses for the counseling program are available at all three campuses of LRU – in Hickory, Asheville, and Columbia, SC. The programs in Hickory and Asheville are accredited by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Accreditation in Columbia is pending.The Master of Arts in Human Services program is available fully on-line and is accessible from any location around the world. The program provides the knowledge, theory and skills required to make a difference in the overall quality of life for individuals and communities. Students can choose to focus their studies by selecting one of three specialized tracks including administration, addictions counseling, and career counseling.The Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Education Program offers an entry level degree for persons entering the field of athletic training in a variety of employment settings. The program is offered through LRU's Hickory and Columbia campuses. Students are required to complete their initial didactic training in Hickory, but then offers fieldwork placement in or near Columbia. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).LRU also entered into articulation agreement with Columbia College earlier this year. The agreements included the same graduate study programs and benefits to qualified students. "We are proud to be in partnership with Columbia College and Newberry College to provide students with additional options as they consider continuing their studies on a graduate level," said Dr. Wayne Powell, President of LRU. "When we work together – everyone benefits – especially the students. We hope to develop similar relationships with additional higher education institutions in the future."For more information about opportunities available through articulation agreements with LRU or about any of our graduate programs, visit www.lr.edu/graduate or email firstname.lastname@example.org.