Graduate Education Mission Statement
Graduate education’s mission is to develop competence in students so that, in their specialized fields of study, they demonstrate leadership and make significant contributions, develop the skills necessary for advanced research and/or applications, and apply a Christian humanist conscience to ethical problems.
In addition to undergraduate education, DeSales University offers graduate programs at the Certificate, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. At present DeSales offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ), the Master of Arts in Homeland Security (MAHS), the Master of Education (MEd) Teacher Education, the Master of Education in Higher Education, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing and Publishing, the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) including nurse practitioner specialties, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS), and the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP).
DeSales also offers two professional doctoral programs leading to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).
DeSales University also offers graduate certificates in Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Counterterrorism Digital Forensics, Criminal Justice Leadership, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Digital Forensics, Financial Planning, Forensic Nursing with Certification in Investigative Forensics, Healthcare Information Management, Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Investigations, Information Systems, Investigative Forensics, Lean Six Sigma, Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics, Nurse Practitioner Certification, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management.
The existence of these distinct, high quality graduate programs enhances the quality and diversity of related undergraduate programs. For example, the graduate programs attract highly qualified faculty to the campus. They also result in a higher level of support in areas such as laboratories, library, and computer facilities on campus.
For information regarding graduate programs education, visit desales.edu/gradcatalog.