Academics

Graduate Studies

Christopher Newport offers excellent instruction and intellectually challenging research opportunities to not only undergraduates, but also to students in our four graduate programs. We offer traditional master's programs, as well as bachelor's-to-master's programs, where Christopher Newport students can complete both their undergraduate degree and the master’s degree in five years.

  • Emphasis on research collaborations with NASA-Langley Research Center and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  • Computer science research opportunities and specialization available in artificial intelligence, software engineering, networking and communications, as well as computer systems engineering and instrumentation
  • Specialization and research opportunities in applied physics include nuclear physics, laser and photonics, solid-state physics, modeling and simulation, sensors, and instrumentation systems design

Graduate Program Director
Dr. Peter Monaghan
Luter Hall 302
(757) 594-8293
msapcs@cnu.edu

  • Christopher Newport is located in the environmentally rich coastal plain of Virginia.
  • Designed for students interested in careers involving environmental assessment, monitoring and conservation, this degree also prepares students for PhD programs.
  • Research is underway at local and international sites, such as Hoffler Creek Nature Preserve, Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Death Valley National Park.

Graduate Program Director
Dr. Janet Steven
Forbes Hall 1017
(757) 594-7127
msenvs@cnu.edu

  • Designed for students who want to become teachers, with an emphasis placed on educational theory as it translates into real classroom practice
  • Offers students the ability to succeed in content-area teaching through hands-on activities, technology and field experiences
  • Partnership with award-winning Newport News Public Schools
  • Students may select an endorsement from the following:
    • Art
    • BiologyChemistry
    • Computer science
    • Elementary education
    • English
    • English as a second language
    • French
    • History and social science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Spanish

Graduate Program Director
Dr. Jean Filetti
McMurran Hall 253
(757) 594-7388
mat@cnu.edu

Our MFinA program positions you for higher salaries and quicker advancement in:

  • Investment firms
  • Wealth management firms
  • Financial institutions
  • CPA firms
  • Corporate accounting and finance departments
  • Other business enterprises

In one short year, you’ll master a range of technical and soft skills through our innovative core curriculum. You’ll integrate data analytics into financial decision-making and auditing, understand the latest advances in portfolio management and financial statement analysis, and be ready for ever-changing regulatory and professional environments.

To successfully complete the MFinA program, you must take 30 hours of coursework (including capstone) with an overall GPA of 3.0 and no more than two grades of C.

Graduate Program Director
Dr. Reza Espahbodi
reza.espahbodi@cnu.edu

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