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Message from the Dean

Christine Broadbridge
Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation here at Southern Connecticut State University. I am delighted that you have chosen to spend some time reviewing our website and please know that our office will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have to support your academic and professional pursuits.  Whether you are further developing an existing interest, or charting a new path entirely, I commend your decision to pursue that first step by choosing to go to graduate school. You will find that Southern offers graduate programs in over 55 areas of study in the fields of business, education, STEM, health and human services, and the liberal arts. Our mission is to support students in their advanced study and research within a chosen field of specialization as the foundation for successful professional careers.   

We are confident that you will find graduate education at Southern Connecticut State University to be a transformative experience that fosters intellectual curiosity, a sense of community, and a strong desire to excel.  By working closely with your peers, faculty and staff, campus leadership, graduate student organizations, alumni, and community partners, we are committed to doing our best to prepare you for success in both professional and personal pursuits. 

As some of your strongest advocates, Southern's graduate faculty represent a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and scholarly achievements. Many have achieved national and international recognition for their contributions to their professional disciplines and their expertise is shared willingly with students in and out of the classroom.  Our faculty genuinely care about their students and want to see them succeed.

Again, we appreciate your interest in the School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation and we look forward to assisting you.

Dr. Christine Broadbridge
Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation