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Obtaining a graduate degree in Public Administration and Affairs can open up a world of opportunities for individuals seeking a fulfilling career in government service. These degrees provide a strong foundation in policy analysis, governance, and public management, equipping graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in a variety of government job roles. […]
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When it comes to pursuing a graduate degree in the field of public service, two popular options that often cause confusion are a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPAdmin). While these programs share some similarities, they also have key differences in terms of focus, curriculum, and career outcomes. In […]
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Public administration and affairs professionals focus on improving the lives of others by developing and implementing programs that benefit their communities. It’s a critical job in a society that attracts people motivated to help ensure the public is well-served by its agencies. The online master’s degree in Public Administration and Affairs at Merrimack College is designed to […]
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Merrimack offers three pathways for students interested in a career in product management. Learn which option is right for your professional and personal goals. Product Management is an in-demand field where every aspect of a product’s life cycle is conducted. Merrimack College offers three different pathways for students looking to enter or advance into the […]
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Modern classrooms require teachers to equip students with strong academic knowledge and skills to navigate life’s complexities. Social emotional learning (SEL) is a way to teach students those essential skills, including empathy development, maintaining positive personal relationships, and the importance of self-awareness. Effective implementation of social emotional learning requires SEL training for teachers. Toward that […]
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Both computer science and data science are essential in the modern workforce. While there are similarities, the differences between the two are significant enough for professionals aspiring to either discipline to understand how they diverge to choose a career that best suits their talents and interests. In general, earning a graduate degree in computer science opens the […]
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Front-end engineers focus their software design and development skills on the user interface elements of a website or application. With their extensive knowledge in computer science, they ensure these elements are user-friendly and function properly. Developing well-functioning user interface elements involves issues such as site loading speed, security, coding, and overall efficiency and ease of […]
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Paulo Fernandes, Program Director for the online MS in Computer Science at Merrimack College explains why we still need good software developers despite software like ChatGPT rising in popularity.  What is ChatGPT and How Does it Work? ChatGPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer. Most smartphones have similar software in their messaging platforms and will suggest the next word […]
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This summer, Josh Orenstein joins Merrimack College’s School of Science and Engineering as adjunct faculty for the online M.S. in Data Science course “Advanced Sports Analytics.” Josh Orenstein is currently the NBA’s Senior Director of Basketball Strategy & Analytics and Senior Data Scientist. He has over a decade of experience in the sports industry as a data scientist. He analyzed 3D radar […]
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The best teachers share the same qualities as great leaders: clear communication, adaptability, patience, and acting as role models. Perhaps above all, great teachers love learning and are dedicated to classroom strategies that engage and inspire their students. For educators committed to earning a graduate degree in education, it can seem daunting to serve in such […]