University of Bridgeport

Introduction

The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. In the words of its founders, the college’s purpose was to develop in students “a point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.” Although UB has changed in many ways since then, its commitment to student preparation and community service remains central to its mission.

The Junior College of Connecticut became the University of Bridgeport in 1947, when the governor of Connecticut chartered the institution as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. By that time, the former estate of famed circus owner P.T. Barnum at Bridgeport’s picturesque Seaside Park had been purchased. Growth in students, faculty, programs and buildings was rapid. Strong growth continued throughout the 1960s and ’70s.

In January 1979, the University was licensed to offer the doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). In 1991 the College of Chiropractic was established, thereby becoming the first affiliation of a chiropractic school with a university in the United States. Significant financial support from the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA), a non-profit organization of academicians dedicated to world peace through education, enabled the University of Bridgeport to continue its programs in the aftermath of a major labor dispute. In 1996 the University established the College of Naturopathic Medicine, which grants the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.). In fall 2006, the University began enrolling students in a Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering.
UB Today

The University maintains its primary commitments and holds fast to its values. Academic programs are offered through twelve schools, colleges, and institutes. Concern for student development and support predominate. A career-oriented focus in academic programs is complemented at the undergraduate level with a state-of-the-art core curriculum that helps students secure competencies for lifelong learning and knowledge about our world. The graduate, professional, and health sciences programs offer career-oriented master’s and doctoral degrees.

Co-operative education opportunities, accelerated learning (through the University’s IDEAL Program), commitment to teaching, and a strong tradition of “students first” are a few of the reasons over 5,300 students are enrolled at the University.

Mission

The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.

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Master in Analytics & Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

Modern technology now provides industries of all kinds with the ability to gather vast amounts of data. But data requires more than just flashy dashboards and reports. In order to make better data-driven business decisions, employers require hybrid IT/business professionals to make data meaningful. Our STEM designated program was built with this need in mind. [+]

Master in Analytics & Systems Become the competitive advantage Modern technology now provides industries of all kinds with the ability to gather vast amounts of data. But data requires more than just flashy dashboards and reports. In order to make better data-driven business decisions, employers require hybrid IT/business professionals to make data meaningful. Our STEM designated program was built with this need in mind. In the Master of Science in Analytics and Systems degree program, we will help you: develop the critical thinking skills necessary to combine complex data and business value and turn it into actionable insight cultivate expertise in analysis, management, solution architecture and delivery, and hands-on technical skill grow your skills through our comprehensive curriculum, which offers opportunities for inquiry and professional development to round out your experience Courses led by business leaders Our faculty not only hold terminal degrees, but also bring an unparalleled level of real-world experience to the classroom. Drawing on expertise gained in the corporate sector, our professors impart time-tested best practices and deep business acumen to every lecture. By learning from business professionals, you will master methods and practical skills rooted in success. Why UB? STEM designated program Ability to complete the program in conjunction with our award-winning MBA program Close proximity to NYC, Stamford, and Greenwich allows for easy access to some of the world’s most powerful corporations, including 18 on the Fortune 500 Supportive Center for Career Development to help you launch or elevate your career Access to expansive library... [-]

Master in Biology (MA , MS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

UB’s Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degree programs offer a contemporary curriculum that emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern biology. They are designed to address the diverse needs of each type of graduate-level biology student. Both programs cover a wide-range of biological sub-disciplines, such as toxicology, ecology, and genetics, to prepare you for greater opportunities both professionally and academically. [+]

Master in Biology (MA , MS) Pursue Biology at the Graduate Level UB’s Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degree programs offer a contemporary curriculum that emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern biology. They are designed to address the diverse needs of each type of graduate-level biology student. Both programs cover a wide-range of biological sub-disciplines, such as toxicology, ecology, and genetics, to prepare you for greater opportunities both professionally and academically. Benefits to our program include: Small student-to-faculty ratio, which allows you to work closely with elite faculty who are active in and recognized for research in the field Opportunity to learn from and connect with featured guest speakers Close proximity to leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies for internship and future employment opportunities State-of-the-art laboratory facilities at out seaside campus Customize Your Experience We offer a variety of customization options so you may select the academic plan that best suits your goals. First, we offer concentrations in Molecular Biology, Biomedical Science, or Ecology and Evolution to allow you to gain even deeper knowledge in a category of your choosing. We also offer two degree options, the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Biology: Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology This option emphasizes design and execution of experimental work. In this program, you will be required to complete a thesis featuring your original research. Students in this program will most likely be pursuing terminal degrees following the completion of their degree. Master of... [-]

Master in Design Management (MPS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. [+]

Master in Design Management (MPS) Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. Design represents a valuable strategic asset – the tools and the processes to problem-solve and innovate. The management of that asset, the ability to understand, optimize, and steer that energy is becoming vital to an organization’s internal and external success. Category-leading companies like Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Bose, and Schick know this to be a marketable truth. The MPS in Design Management program at SASD is a two-year intensive program for design professionals of all disciplines. Courses are specifically tailored to real-world issues facing designers and are taught by leading design management professionals. The team-based assignments focus on practical and actionable problem solving, preparing students to immediately use the information and skills they learn. Design Managers who graduate from SASD leave with the core skills and tools to apply design thinking to solve the most pressing business issues of our time: sustainability, social responsibility, and profitability. Design Management uses right brain processes to solve left brain problems. This is a screen grab of the top results of an online search for “design management.” There are more report-like documents than pretty designs, suggesting the... [-]

Master in Finance

Campus Full time 18 - 24  September 2017 USA Bridgeport

Develop the technical skills required for specialist and management roles in financial enterprise by completing our Master of Science in Finance degree program at UB’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. This highly specialized degree will focus exclusively on issues related to finance, economics, and money markets. [+]

Master in Finance Make a difference in the global economy Develop the technical skills required for specialist and management roles in financial enterprise by completing our Master of Science in Finance degree program at UB’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. This highly specialized degree will focus exclusively on issues related to finance, economics, and money markets. We will introduce you to modern concepts, such as financial regulation and behavioral finance, that play a critical role in today’s marketplace. At UB, you will gain the decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical capabilities to solve financial problems, including how to: Evaluate and price a financial opportunity Gauge the appropriate level of risk to discount future projections Compare across investment opportunities at a given time and how to allocate among them in an optimal way Create useful tools for answering financial questions so that reports can be generated automatically and progress can be tracked Assess and manage risk Why UB? STEM designated program Ability to complete your degree as an add-on to our MBA program, in as little as two additional semesters Courses taught by award-winning faculty with extensive real-world, professional business experience that combine academic lessons with professional development Opportunity to gain industry certifications and licensure, including foundation for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and Series 7 – General Securities Representative Qualification Examination (GS) Close proximity to NYC, Stamford, and Greenwich allows for easy access to and internship possibilities at some of the world’s most powerful hedge fund, insurance, investment, and banking companies,... [-]

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Master in Computer Engineering (MS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

The Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering is a course of study intended to prepare individuals whose undergraduate background is in computer or electrical engineering for advanced professional work in the field and for further study leading to the doctorate. Emphasis is placed on current state-of-the-art applications including parallel computing, image processing, VLSI design, sensing, robotics, mobile computing, automation and the like. [+]

Master in Computer Engineering (MS) The Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering is a course of study intended to prepare individuals whose undergraduate background is in computer or electrical engineering for advanced professional work in the field and for further study leading to the doctorate. Emphasis is placed on current state-of-the-art applications including parallel computing, image processing, VLSI design, sensing, robotics, mobile computing, automation and the like. Customized study plans to allow receiving the Computer Engineering M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering or the Ed.D. degree in Education are available. Doctoral students in these two programs should consult their respective doctoral advisors to work on their individualized plans. Admission Requirements Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering, and includes the following fundamental course work: Programming Languages and Techniques Data Structures Digital Design Digital Design Lab Computer Organization Microprocessors Probability and Statistics Applicants with superior academic credentials but lacking the required background can be admitted subject to their taking the necessary preparatory courses. Applicants are expected to have an average of B or better in their undergraduate coursework. Please refer to the Graduate Admissions Information for general requirements. Stem and OPT The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training)... [-]

Master in Computer Science (MS)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

The Master’s Degree in Computer Science is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the computer science field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate. [+]

Master in Computer Science (MS) The Master’s Degree in Computer Science is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the computer science field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate. Customized study plans to allow receiving the Computer Engineering M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering or the Ed.D. degree in Education are available. Doctoral students in these two programs should consult their respective doctoral advisors to work on their individualized plans. Admission Requirements Admission to the program requires an undergraduate background that includes elementary physics, calculus sequence, linear algebra, and the following fundamental course work in computer science: Programming Languages and Techniques Data Structures Digital Design Discrete Structures Computer Organization Probability and Statistics Please refer to the General Admissions Information for detail requirements. Please refer to the Graduate Studies Division Catalog for course details of the concentration areas. Stem and OPT The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an... [-]

Master in Electrical Engineering (MS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

A Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) will provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue many new and different careers in modern society, including careers that have yet to be invented. [+]

Master in Electrical Engineering (MS) A Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) will provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue many new and different careers in modern society, including careers that have yet to be invented. Career Outcomes We have placed graduates in traditional careers (for example, electronics designer, information technology troubleshooter, forensic lab analyst, and others) and in non-traditional careers (government procedural analyst). Our program of study is designed with several important features. Recent graduates have obtained jobs in information technology, machine control, cell phone troubleshooting, power plant design, working for banks, manufacturing companies, engineering companies and politicians, and many others. Co-curricular Opportunities Each student picks their own concentration, based on what they hope to become after graduation. Students choose courses from a list of over 50 different courses with the intention of developing the skills and competencies necessary for their concentration. Our courses are diverse and range from nuclear-electric energy to fiber optics to networks to power generation, and beyond. We have strong ties to the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program at UB and many BME courses are cross listed in EE. Also, we allow up to 4 courses to be taken in the departments of Computer Engineering and Computer Science. We have over 50 courses that offer a wide variety of topics, ranging from pure electronics to fiber optics/networks, to medical machines, to wireless (cell) communications to renewable energy, to machine automation, and to power plant fundamentals. The School of Engineering at... [-]

Master in Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program prepares the student for a successful professional career through advanced study in design, development, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems for a wide range of industries, including transportation, automation, medical, energy generation, electronic, sports and aerospace. [+]

Master in Mechanical Engineering (MS) The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program prepares the student for a successful professional career through advanced study in design, development, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems for a wide range of industries, including transportation, automation, medical, energy generation, electronic, sports and aerospace. The program combines core mechanical engineering courses with technical electives that enable the student to increase his/her knowledge and competence in essential skills for Mechanical Engineering while affording sufficient freedom to provide in-depth study in both traditional and contemporary curriculum tracks and explore emerging interdisciplinary areas. The technical areas supported by the department include General Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Mechanics and Materials, Thermal Fluid Systems and Sustainable Energy, Biomechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Automation, and Sports and Aeronautical Engineering. The student is required to design an individualized program of study with the help and approval of his/her faculty advisor to meet his/her academic and career goals. Customized study plans also allow receiving the Mechanical Engineering M.S. degree while pursuing another M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technology Management, and MBA. Two degree students in these two programs should consult their respective advisors to work on their individualized plans. The department is the home of the CNC Mini Milling Machine Laboratory, Computer Aided Engineering and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, and the Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Students can also access the other laboratories in the School of Engineering. Some classes are taught by adjunct faculty... [-]

Master in Technology Management (MS)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

The Technology Management Master’s Program is designed to develop leaders adept at managing technological change, and skilled in establishing and maintaining superior competitive advantage for their respective enterprises or for new ventures. For an enterprise, continuing advancement of technology provides both opportunities and threats. [+]

Master in Technology Management (MS) The Technology Management Master’s Program is designed to develop leaders adept at managing technological change, and skilled in establishing and maintaining superior competitive advantage for their respective enterprises or for new ventures. For an enterprise, continuing advancement of technology provides both opportunities and threats. It is essential that an enterprise continually develops, sources and/or applies, the latest relevant technology in products, services, and systems in support of the key business functions and processes such as R&D, marketing, sales, customer service engineering, manufacturing, operations, finance, accounting, distribution, information technology, business analytics and others. The UB Technology Management Program is specifically designed to develop skills and competencies such as: Identifying and evaluating the impact of rapidly changing technology and managing those changes. Designing programs to identify, develop and implement innovative technological based solutions for enterprises. Managing the effective planning and execution of those technology based initiatives and the integration of their results into the mainstream of an enterprises’ strategy, processes and operations. The application of technology to create wealth by developing new products and launching new businesses. Leadership, the creation and sustenance of high-performance global teams and enabling innovation. Please refer to the General Admissions Information for general admission requirements. Concentration Areas The Department offers, as an integral part of the Technology Management Master’s Degree, the opportunity to specialize in a number of concentrations, which are interdisciplinary and available through various departments to provide more educational and career choices and flexibility for the students: Global Program and... [-]

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Master in Global Media and Communication (MA)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bridgeport

This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communications specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy. [+]

Master in Global Media and Communication (MA) Communicate Globally More than ever before, professionals in the communications field need intercultural sensitivity, international awareness and the ability to transcend borders and interpret the communications of other cultures. This 36 credit Global Media and Communication Studies (M.A.) program is completed over four semesters plus one summer. It requires an overseas internship for domestic students and for those whose first language is English, and a final thesis or a project demonstrating excellence. This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communications specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy. Curriculum and Program Requirements The Master of Arts in Global Media and Communication Studies is a two year program. It requires the completion of 36 Semester Hours of class work, including an internship, tutorial and thesis. The 24 Semester Hour Core Curriculum for all students in the program is as follows: GMCS/GLDP 501 Graduate Seminar in Research Methods 3 GMCS 511 Communication Theories 3 GMCS/GLDP 529 Advanced Intercultural Communication 3 GMCS 537 Global Communication and Mass Media 3 GMCS 562 Media Communication Law 3 GMCS 591 Internship 3 GMCS 598 Tutorial 3 GMCS 599 Thesis or Project Demonstrating Excellence (PDE) 3 Total: 24 Students who enter the program are expected to have done at least... [-]

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