Graduate Degrees

Meeting the growing demand for skilled professionals.

We prepare you to address the ongoing challenges of organizations and become a leader for a more just and humane world.

We offer on-campus, online, and hybrid online/on-campus programs taught by faculty who are experts in their fields and outstanding teachers.

  • Focus on real-world application
  • Internships and practicums
  • Scholarships available; see information specific to each program.

Arts Leadership

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The MFA in Arts Leadership empowers the next generation of leaders to meet the complex challenges of managing arts organizations. Our students come from around the world for our small classes, practicums in local arts organizations, and experienced directors of arts organizations among our faculty. Classes meet evenings and weekends.

Criminal Justice

Two officers talking.Our graduate programs prepare students to work in law enforcement, courts, victim services, academia, and research and policy agencies in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Classes for the Master in Criminal Justices are designed for working professionals and meet evenings and weekends. The Crime Analysis Certificate Program is offered online only.

Nonprofit Leadership

Man standing in front of Campus Center signOur programs combine the latest in leadership theory with the practical skills and dexterity required to meet the varied challenges of the nonprofit sector. Our graduates make mission-critical decisions that result in sustainable organizations and communities. Classes for the Master in Nonprofit Leadership are designed for working professionals and meet evenings and weekends. The courses in the Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership are conducted online with students coming together on campus one Saturday each month.

Psychology

Two women seated and talking.The Master of Arts in Psychology is based in the existential-phenomenological traditions of humanistic psychology. We offer students a rich foundation for the practice of psychotherapy grounded in the disciplines of psychology, philosophy, and psychopathology. An extensive practicum in a local agency prepares students for success as psychotherapists in private practice, hospitals, and clinics. Classes meet on campus evenings and weekends.

Public Administration

Karinda Harris, woman standing in front of City Hall sign.Our graduate programs emphasize experiential learning with a blend of management theory and public policy analysis. Students receive a holistic education that promotes service to diverse communities. Our graduates enter rewarding positions in local, state, and federal governments as well as in nonprofit organizations in the United States and abroad.

Master of Social Work

Woman sitting in front of leafy shrub.Our social justice-focused, community-based, clinical program prepares students for an advanced clinical social work practice. The two-year MSW is designed for individuals without a BSW degree.  The ten-month Advanced Standing MSW is designed for BSW graduates from accredited institutions Built on a strong foundation of generalist practice, students engage in all aspects of social work practice including psychotherapy and counseling, crisis intervention, case management, client-centered advocacy, consultation, supervision, and organizational management.

Sport Administration and Leadership

Men seated in stadium.Our graduate programs emphasize critical analysis of complex programs using theory and research to address the wide range of challenges facing sport organizations. Classes are designed for working professionals and meet evenings and weekends. Students from around the world earn the online graduate certificate, the first program of its kind in the world to address the global concern for increased environmental and ecological sustainability in the sport industry. Sport Administration and Leadership will move to Albers School of Business in July 2018.

Graduate Admissions

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