Graduate Advising

Graduate Advising Office, Student Services Center

September 3, 2015
by marcusj

Are you planning to graduate? Read This!!!


Graduation applications for the Winter 2016 term are due no later than 6 p.m. on January 25, 2016. A late application fee will apply after this date. There is a $85 fee due with your application. Applications received from January 26th through February 8th will be assessed a $100.00 late fee. Applications WILL NOT be accepted after February 8th.

Complete your graduation application online via myFranklin . Simply click on the myTools link under your Shortcuts tab to access your graduation application.  Please note that if your application is denied or you do not graduate this term, you will be responsible for reapplying for graduation and paying applicable fees in the next term you are eligible.  Information regarding your upcoming graduation can be found at:

Outstanding balances: All outstanding balances must be paid in full by April 22nd in order to pick up your regalia and participate in the graduation ceremony. However, all payments by check must be submitted no later than April 8th. Franklin will not issue diplomas or transcripts to students with unpaid balances.

Students with Deferred Tuition: If you are on the Deferred Tuition Payment Plan, any outstanding tuition balance is due in advance of the normal deferred payment date. There is no extension allowed as in other trimesters.

Preliminary Degree Audit: You will receive an email from your Academic Advisor confirming the status of completion toward your degree requirements.

September 3, 2015
by marcusj

New Career Resource “myCareerBeam” is here!!!


To access myCareerBeam log in to, Shortcuts, Administrative.

Franklin University is excited to announce our new virtual Career Success Center. We have partnered with CareerBeam to bring you the best career development information, company and industry research tools available in the market. Just a few highlights and features now available to you include:

  • Assessments & exercises combining into a Career Profile Report to help you define your best career path
  • Research hundreds of industries for recent developments, business challenges, trends, financial information, and opportunities
  • Resume and Cover Letter Builders that take you step by step through the process of creating accomplishment-based materials
  • Reference and Thank You letter Builders to see your job search through to placement
  • Interview preparation materials and videos to effectively present the value you bring to prospective employers
  • Research databases to identify target companies and industries and locate contacts within for valuable networking opportunities
  • The most updated job posting databases containing millions of jobs from multiple sources including internships, entry-level, professional and executive jobs. You can create alerts and find connections through social media.
  • Networking and Social Media sections will describe a few of the sites, including LinkedIn, that you should be engaging and tips on how to best utilize social media in your job search.
  • Lots of content including information needed for an international search, including a search of employers issuing H1-B visas, VISA requirements, and resume differences. A Government section focusing on applications, Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA’s), resumes and interview tips for federal agencies. Entrepreneurial content to explore suitability and career options.  Military content to guide transition to the civilian workforce.

August 29, 2014
by Sarah

Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)

The U.S. Department of State has launched the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP), a new public-private alliance platform aimed at serving America’s Veterans and separating Servicemembers by preparing them for diplomacy and development careers, providing education and employment resources and expertise while enhancing America’s global leadership.

They are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 class of VIP Fellows. The main focus of VIP is to build and deploy strategic partnerships between the U.S. government and the U.S. private sector to mobilize resources and build networks to promote foreign affairs career opportunities for Veterans.

The VIP fellowship will include the following components:
• Full-time employment beginning in Fall 2014 and lasting for one year
• Responsibilities and compensation commensurate with a Master’s degree
• Mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the year

Eligibility Requirements

VIP fellowships are only open to Veterans who:

  • Are enrolled in a Master’s degree program in the preferred fields of International Business, International Relations / Affairs, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related fields (this includes MPA, MPH, MPP, MBA, and JD degrees).
  • Completed a Master’s degree in the preferred or related fields listed above less than two years prior to applying for the fellowship (except for Veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, they will have up to six years after degree completion to apply).
  • Are able to obtain a Secret Level security clearance.
  • Provide a resume. Use your resume to highlight your education, expertise, achievements and honors, extracurricular activities / community service, and any leadership experience. The resume should not exceed two pages.
  • Criteria include outstanding leadership and life experience, as well as excellence in academic, cross-cultural and communication skills.
  • To be considered, an applicant’s cumulative GPA for the Master’s degree should be 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to be a VIP Fellow, please submit your resume to Subject to funding and further arrangements, the application deadline is currently September 15, 2014, with participants beginning their fellowship in Fall 2014.

Please refer to and @vipfellowship for further information and updates.

August 22, 2013
by Sarah

Earn Your MBA in Dublin

Beginning this fall, the MBA will be offered at Franklin’s Dublin location to serve individuals who live and work in Dublin and want onsite instruction.  This program offers convenient evening courses to fit your busy schedule.  Also, with tuition rates below the national average, Franklin’s MBA program not only fits your ambitions, it also fits your budget.

In addition to MBA 707: MBA Foundations and MBA 711: Business Environment being offered at Dublin, we are also offering:

MBA 723: Managerial Economics

MBA 727: International Business Management

MBA 731: Operations & Project Management

Stop by the Dublin branch or call 614-947-6700 to discuss with your academic advisor about taking classes at Dublin.  You can also contact us at

Click here to find more information about our Dublin location.

We hope to see you in the fall!

August 12, 2013
by Sarah

Introducing the MBA in Beavercreek

Are you new to the MBA program?  Do you live or work near Beavercreek, Ohio? Franklin is proud to announce we are now offering MBA 707: MBA Foundations and MBA711: Business Environment at the Beavercreek location. The opening of the regional location in Beavercreek allows Franklin to better serve the educational needs of southwestern Ohio residents.

If you need help registering for your first term or if you’d like to adjust your current schedule, please contact the graduate office at  If you’d like to speak with someone directly at Beavercreek, please contact them at 937-705-6918 or

Click here to find more information about our Beavercreek location.

June 27, 2013
by Sarah

Graduate Course Prerequisite Document

With fall term registration just around the corner we have developed another tool to help you plan your class schedule.   Instead of scrolling through the lengthy academic bulletin to find course prerequisites, you can locate them here!  You can also locate this document on our blog under the “Registration” tab.  Please utilize this tool to help make self-registration a quick and easy process!

June 20, 2013
by Sarah

Graduate Program Videos

Want to learn more about your graduate program?  We have posted some videos that will provide you with information about the program in general and some videos that will go into more detail regarding the course expectations and resources available to you as a student.  You can find this information by going to “find your program” at the top of the page and select the appropriate program.   Videos are available for the following programs:

Master of Business Administration

Business Psychology

Computer Science

Healthcare Administration

Human Resource Management

Instructional Design and Performance Technology

Marketing and Communication

Public Administration

May 2, 2013
by Sarah

Welcome International Students!

The Graduate Advising Office is excited to announce that we will now be able to provide academic advising services to international students.  We can assist you with all academic related questions including: registration, degree plans, and graduation.  The Graduate Advising Office is excited to work with you and help you reach your educational goals.   The Office of International Students and Programs will still be able to provide support and resources related to your immigration status and benefits.     

You can visit the OISP blog here.