Graduate Studies- Rockford University

For more than 50 years, Rockford University has provided opportunities for graduate study.

Our graduate programs offer a sound academic tradition which can be tailored to suit individual needs.

Operating as usual


THANK YOU! I want to say thank you to all of the people who have touched my life the last 13 years I have been at Rockford College, now University. I have experienced things I never even knew about, much less thought I would be a part of, and have gained a knowledge of people and different cultures that you cannot get from a book (although school is very important). I have worked with amazing people that are now part of my family.
Next Thursday, Sept. 13, is my last day at RU. Looking back at the last 13 years, I realize how blessed I have been to get to know you. I used to get teased for saying this: Bless your hearts!!
Make the best of the life you are given, it goes by fast. Michele :-)


It is not too late to register for spring. Courses start January 16, 2018.


Register for spring now to get the course(s) you want. Have a great day!!


Registration is open for spring and summer. Some MBA courses are already getting full. Have a great weekend!!


If you are graduating this fall, turn your graduation paperwork by October 1!!! Call Graduate Office for more information.


We will be at the Business Expo from 2-7 today at the UW Health Sports Factory. Stop by and see us.


It is not too late to register for fall classes. Call 815-226-4040 for more information.


We are back in business! Thank you to our IT team who are still busy making sure the system is up and running!


The Graduate Office's temporary location is in the Student Life Suite, on the first floor, of the Blanche Walker Burpee Center. The Burpee Center is at the top of the hill from parking lot A.
Don't forget to register for fall courses if you haven't done so.
Have a great weekend.


Please see message from Dr. Fulcomer:

Good afternoon,
Significant storms impacted the Rockford area during the evening of June 28, including a tornado warning issued for Winnebago County. All students, employees and campus guests took necessary shelter and we are thankful that everyone remained safe. We did, however, experience significant flooding in the 5100 building.
With daylight comes a better understanding of the damage sustained. There were failures in the roof structure that caused flooding throughout the entire building. Because of the extent of the water and roof damage, the building must be completely closed and evacuated. That has taken place and security officers are on site to help ensure everyone’s safety.
Offices, classes and meetings will be relocated to accommodate what is needed. We also understand that equipment, files and personal items are affected by this situation. A response team has been assembled and is working through all areas that need to be addressed so that the University can resume normal operations as soon as possible.
Please be aware of the following points:
• Daytime classes that are normally scheduled in 5100 are cancelled for today, June 29.
• Evening classes for June 29 will be relocated. Instructors and students affected by this will be communicated with directly for more information on location.
• The building is closed and entry at this time is prohibited.
• As soon as the space can be secured and fully assessed, those with offices in the building will be contacted and allowed to retrieve items.

Many of our colleagues and basic functions will be affected in the weeks to come. I appreciate your support and understanding as we continue to work through this situation and prepare for a successful start of classes in August, which I’m confident we will accomplish.
We will communicate new information as it becomes available. Please watch for announcements on and email correspondences.


Are any of our graduate students up for a new adventure or do you know someone who has graduated that is? The Global Vanguard Program is a semester long internship program. Places available are London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Sydney, just to name a few. Call the Graduate Office at 815-226-4040 for more information.


More opportunities are out there for people who want to get an MBA and partner with local companies. Regal Beloit is also looking for interns in their finance and accounting departments. Please call the Graduate Office at 815-226-4040 to find out how you can change your life.


UTC Aerospace Systems is looking for an intern in their finance and HR Department. If you are an MBA student and are interested contact Michele in the Graduate Office. If you would like to get your MBA to become an intern, call the Graduate Office at 815-226-4041.


Summer registration is currently OPEN for MAT students. Fall registration for both MBA and MAT is open as well. You can register through self-service, via the registration form found on the graduate studies page, or by contacting the graduate office. I hope everyone has a great summer and we hope to see you on campus!

Photos from Graduate Studies- Rockford University's post 05/12/2017

This is Deniz' last day in the Graduate Office. We'll miss you!

Timeline photos 04/21/2017

Rockford University Graduate Studies hosted Career Day yesterday for local high school juniors and seniors.
Thank you to all of our speakers and volunteers who helped make it a success!!


The graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 13, at the Coronado. The ceremony starts at 2:00. If you are graduating be there BY 1:00. Congratulations!!!


Registration is open for both summer and fall semesters. Register soon before courses fill up.


**MAT Students**

We have a bulletin board “full” of open positions for the 2017-2018 school year! There is everything from Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, SPED, Reading, Football Coach, etc.

Stop by and see Elizabeth Johnson-Lovett, Licensure Officer, in Lang 105 to see open positions.

Timeline photos 02/20/2017

MBA Students please join us for a pub night on March 3rd at 5pm @ Oscar's Pub!


REMINDER: Graduation Paperwork is due tomorrow, February 1st.


There is still plenty of time to register for Spring courses! Call the Graduate Office to find out how 815-226-4040

Timeline photos 12/16/2016

Friday's get a little strange in the Grad Office.

Timeline photos 11/17/2016

Our Entrepreneurship Day for high school students has begun! This event is so Rockford-area students can learn all about entrepreneurship and what it takes to start your own business. What a great way to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week!

Timeline photos 10/31/2016

Because there is never a dull moment at the Grad Office. Happy Halloween!!

Timeline photos 10/25/2016

Stop by and see the Grad Office's newest addition. Taking votes on names!
As you can see, he's overjoyed to be with us.

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