Academics at the Graduate School
The Graduate School offers approximately 40 master’s degrees and post-masters certificates across four academic divisions: Communication & Leadership, Education, Professional & Fine Art, Psychology & Counseling. With dozens of dedicated, supportive full-time and adjunct faculty members, students benefit from intimate class settings and close relationships, both with their instructors and with one another. At the Graduate School, students gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience to transition directly into meaningful careers that have a positive impact on their communities and families.
All of the programs in the Graduate School are developed to provide students with the expertise and credentials needed to go on to successful careers in today's complex, global society. Students at the Graduate School come from a wide variety of personal, professional, and educational backgrounds; we work closely with each student in order to develop an educational plan that aligns with their goals and ambitions and prepares them to excel in the field of their choice.
Education with Purpose
True to our Ursuline ideals, the Graduate School curriculum focuses on providing a diverse student population with the training and expertise to pursue careers that promote the health and well being of others. Our graduates go on to pursue careers that include teaching, therapy, school administration, and the arts, carrying out our Catholic belief of service to others on a daily basis both in the workplace and in the world.
Many of our students have family and work responsibilities to balance outside of the classroom. To accommodate these busy schedules, Graduate School classes are held during the evening and on the weekends. Additionally, courses are offered during six academic sessions throughout the year: fall semester, winter intercession, spring semester, summer I in June, summer II in July, and during weeklong Graduate Institutes in August.