College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Degrees

Graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences meet the growing demand for skilled professionals. Our graduates are prepared to address the ongoing challenges of organizations and become leaders for a more just and humane world.

  • Focus on real-world application
  • Internships and practicums
  • Scholarships available

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

Arts Leadership

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

Criminal Justice 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 MACJ are designed for working professionals and meet evenings and weekends. The certificate program is offered online only.

Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofit Leadership 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 MNPL are designed for working professionals and meet evenings and weekends. The courses in the certificate program are conducted online with students coming together on campus one Saturday each month.

Psychology

The MA 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

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • JD/MPA Joint Degree with the School of Law

Public Administration graduate programs emphasize experiential learning with a blend of management theory and public policy analysis. Our graduates enter rewarding positions in local, state, and federal governments as well as in nonprofit organizations in the United States and abroad.

Social Work

  • 2-Year MSW designed for individuals who do not have a BSW degree
  • 10-Month Advanced Standing MSW for BSW graduates from accredited institutions

Our social justice-focused, community-based, clinical MSW program prepares students for an advanced clinical social work practice. 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

Sport Administration 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 take 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.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Sept. 22: MA in Psychology, 6 p.m., Casey 516

Oct. 6: MA in Criminal Justice, 6 p.m., Casey 516

Oct. 6: MFA in Arts Leadership, 4 p.m., ONLINE

Oct. 10: Idealist Graduate Fair, 5 - 8 p.m., Campion

Oct. 11: MA in Psychology, 6 p.m., Casey 516

Oct. 14: All SU Grad Programs Open House, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Student Center

Oct. 26: MA Psychology, 6 p.m., Casey 516

Details are on the campus calendar.

Application Deadlines

MA Psychology: Accepting applications for Fall 2016

Master of Social Work: Accepting applications for Fall 2017

MA Criminal Justice: Accepting applications for Fall 2017

MFA Arts Leadership: Accepting applications for Fall 2016

Master of Nonprofit Leadership: Accepting applications for Fall 2017

Master of Public Administration: Accepting applications for 2016-17; start in any quarter

Master of Sport Administration and Leadership: Accepting applications for Summer 2016

Certificate in Crime Analysis (online only): Applications accepted throughout the year

Certificate in Fundraising Leadership (online and on-campus): Accepting applications for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership (online only): Rolling admissions