Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Learning Goals

A Mount Saint Mary's graduate student will…

  • Demonstrate competence in techniques, concepts and knowledge specific to each area of study.
  • Demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information effectively.
  • Demonstrate research skills and methods through the ability to gather, document, investigate, analyze, interpret and evaluate information.
  • Disseminate and communicate information effectively in oral and written form.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of a diverse society to the profession and demonstrate the skills to address the moral and ethical challenges within the profession.*

* For graduate professional programs

Graduate Degree Program Descriptions

Masters Degree Programs/Teacher Credential Programs

Since 1931, the graduate division of Mount Saint Mary’s University has extended and deepened the work of the undergraduate departments by offering to qualified men and women the opportunity to pursue advanced courses and to obtain professional preparation.

Students may earn the degrees of Master of Arts in Humanities, Master of Arts in Religious Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Health Policy and Management, Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television, and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

The graduate division also offers courses and fieldwork experiences that prepare the student for a California Teaching Credential in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education (Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Deaf and Hard of Hearing). These programs may be completed in conjunction with a Master of Science degree in Education. A Master of Science in Education and Certificate in Instructional Leadership are offered for experience teachers.

Doctoral Degree Program

Doctor in Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree is an entry level professional program. It is a three-year program requiring full-time study. The curriculum integrates clinical and classroom experiences to maximize development of clinical reasoning skills.