Graduate Programs | Mount St. Joseph University
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Graduate programs at the Mount carry a strong reputation of innovation, quality and academic excellence.

We offer the resources you need to make your education count, both in and out of the classroom.

Focusing on you

The Mount is dedicated to you, our students, in delivering high-quality academics, personalized resources and the close faculty interaction you need to become deeply rooted in a profession. Our knowledgeable staff shares in the commitment to your success, offering career and advising resources tailored to your immediate path and your future goals.

Smaller class sizes enable faculty to create valuable connections between the classroom, research projects and the professional work environment. Graduate students at the Mount appreciate the consistent interaction with faculty as well as being a part of a diverse community of shared learners.

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Graduate Information Sessions are held several times a year. Representatives from each graduate program are on hand, and you’ll also learn about financing options and admission procedures. Reserve your spot at To set up an individual appointment with a graduate admission counselor, please email us at to schedule an appointment.

Offered Graduate Programs

Doctor of Physical Therapy

This comprehensive, three-year program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The program prepares clinicians to think critically, solve problems and apply scientifically-validated therapeutic skills and techniques while respecting the uniqueness and dignity of the individual.

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Systems Leadership

This program offers the highest quality academic courses to address the eight DNP Essentials outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and includes courses in evidence-based practice, global health care policy, leadership theory, nursing informatics and epidemiology. In the final phases of the program you will complete practicum experiences and a DNP project related to your chosen area of specialty.

MSN-MAGELIN (Master’s Graduate Entry-Level into Nursing)

MSN-MAGELIN: Master's Graduate Entry-Level into Nursing is for individuals with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who want to enter the nursing profession. Graduates of the program work in clinical areas, leadership roles, or they pursue an advanced practice degree in nursing. Upon completion of the program, students apply and take the NCLEX-RN to become licensed to practice as an RN. 

Master of Athletic Training

As a 24-month (six-semester) full-time program, the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree prepares students to earn the certified athletic trainer credential (ATC). Athletic trainers (AT) are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians in the prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses to optimize physical activity and well-being in all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) program offers three specialized tracks: administration, education, and clinical nurse leader. Our expert faculty, interactive blended courses and small class sizes will help hone your professional communication and collaboration skills to improve health care outcomes designed to work around your schedule and needs.

Physician Assistant Program

Mount St. Joseph University’s Physician Assistant program seeks to prepare students to become outstanding clinicians fully prepared to deliver quality health care in an ever-changing environment. The 27-month graduate degree program will emphasize critical thinking and lifelong learning through its use of hands on patient care and state-of-the-art technology.

The 4+1 MBA

This format is primarily for traditional Mount undergraduate students who wish to begin MBA courses in their senior year and complete the MBA with only one additional year of study.  It is open to all Mount students regardless of major, provided five foundational courses are completed.  Courses are during the day. Admission is competitive.

The Saturday MBA

The Saturday MBA is primarily for professionals with several years of experience in the workplace. Courses are taught on Saturday mornings, while the degree requirements can be completed in just over two years. The MBA curriculum (36 credit hours) challenges you to strengthen and apply your knowledge in core business areas: managerial finance, accounting, economics, and marketing. Small class sizes also allow you to hone your interpersonal, team and group communication skills and to work one-on-one with expert faculty.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is a multi-disciplinary graduate program intended for individuals in a variety of organizations that require executives with well-developed leadership skills. Both an art and a science, the essence of leadership is explored and put into everyday practice by the variety of professionals who are enrolled in the MSOL program. Classmates from a wide range of industries encourage new perspectives and broaden each student's view. Our every-third-Saturday-format provides the flexibility required by today's busy leader.

Master of Arts: Initial Teacher Licensure Programs

Early Childhood (EC) Education Licensure

The Early Childhood program prepares adults to enter the teaching profession through an intense and exciting learning and apprentice format. A combination of coursework and a nine-month apprenticeship within a K-3 classroom setting immerses the student in the teaching experience. The EC is also offered in a part-time format.

Middle Childhood Education Licensure

For students with a bachelor's degree who want to teach grades four through nine. Students are eligible for a Middle Childhood Education license after successfully completing the program. All licensure candidates must have specialized in two subject areas. You can choose from Language Arts, Science, Math or Social Studies.

Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Education

For students with a bachelor's degree who want to teach grades seven through 12. All AYA licensure candidates must have a concentration in the subject they intend to teach. This generally is equivalent to your undergraduate degree with a major in the subject area to be taught. See the Alternative Licensure section in the graduate catalog for a license to teach Mathematics and Science.

Special Education

This program is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree who want to teach children with special needs in grades K-12. It is ideal for non-traditional second career individuals who do not have a teaching license and are seeking Ohio special education licensure. This program is also available for Ohio teachers seeking second licensure as an intervention specialist in the state of Ohio.

Multi-Age Education

This program prepares you teach students from 3 to 21 years old. Candidates must have an undergraduate major in art or music. You are eligible for Multi-age Education licensure after successfully completing the program.

Master of Arts: Teacher Advancement Programs

Reading Science

Designed for the working professional, the Mount's Reading Science programs are convenient to an educator’s schedule, available fully online. All three options require the same core courses. Students can complete the Ohio reading endorsement in less than one year, then choose to continue studies to earn the dyslexia certificate and/or master's degree.

Ohio Reading Endorsement Program

The Reading Endorsement Program was developed according to Ohio Department of Education standards. It provides in-depth knowledge on the theories, practice and technology in the field of reading education. Adding the Reading Endorsement to an Ohio teaching license will allow you to teach reading across grades.

Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement Program: Online

The Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs online option is designed for individuals who already possess a current Ohio teaching licensure in Special Education or Early Childhood Education and wish to obtain an endorsement to work with children ages 3-5 with special needs.

Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Featuring a concentration in spirituality & wellness as well as certificate programs in pastoral administration and spirituality and wellness, this program is designed to enhance and integrate skills of health care professionals, educators and ministers who serve within diverse social contexts. The curriculum is a systematic way of examining what "spirituality and wellness" means, and how it is an essential part of what we are as people and professionals in our communities and workplaces.






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