Graduate Programs

We offer several master’s degree programs for women and men and two doctoral degree programs for women and men. We encourage you to attend one of our Graduate Information Sessions. More information and registration is available here: Grad Info Sessions

Educational Specialist in School Psychology 

Our School Psychology program is interdisciplinary in nature, blending education and psychology so you have the tools to help students who are struggling academically, socially, behaviorally or emotionally. Students will first complete Master of Science in Educational Psychology and an Educational Specialist degree.

Master of Arts in Education

Our MA concentrates on teaching, learning and assessment. It is designed for licensed teachers in K-12 schools, technical and community college teachers, those wishing to become teachers, and business professionals working in, or planning to work in, instructional design, training, human resource or organizational development in business, government and not-for-profit agencies. We offer a number of specializations. 

Doctorate in Education

Teach the world a better way to learn. Our online EdD gives you the preparation you need to be innovative as a K12 or higher education leader.

The program is designed for working professionals and features an accelerated course schedule that can be completed in as few as two years of study. Dissertation planning and support is offered to students from the beginning of the program.

Master of Business Administration

Real-world situation and cross-functional coursework – as well as the highly experiential teaching methods in our MBA program – are designed to sharpen and enhance your abilities to lead, manage, create and compete in today’s and tomorrow’s global marketplace.

Master of Music Therapy

Clinical music therapy skills are dynamic and evolving, and the clinical music therapist who advances his or her knowledge and practice will provide a refined level of treatment for those receiving music therapy services. Our Master in Music Therapy program will prepare you for advanced practice by enhancing your knowledge in music therapy theory, advanced clinical skills and research.

Master of Science in Community Psychology

Our MSCP degree emphasizes health and community involvement in prevention, intervention and treatment of mental health issues. Students learn to use a complex network of resources in addressing psychological needs.

Master of Science in Nursing

A focus on integrated, experiential and reflective learning differentiates our MSN degree. We offer two tracks, specially designed for baccalaureate-prepared licensed registered nurses to become Family Nurse Practitioners, Psychology Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, or Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) who wish to put advanced theory into practice with patients, staff and/or students.

Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing
Our Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEMSN) program prepares you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in as few as 18 months of full-time study. Designed for graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree in any field, the DEMSN gives you the opportunity to enter the nursing profession with a master’s degree.

Master of Arts in Music & Liturgy

Alverno's new Master of Arts in Music & Liturgy program prepares music ministry leaders for service in a culturally diverse church. Our program is designed to accommodate practitioners of all ages who have ongoing responsibilities at their parishes and/or at home. The 33-credit curriculum has no year-round residency requirement, yet it can be completed in just 25 months through a combination of experiential learning during the annual five-week summer session, and four online courses (one per semester) that dovetail with the student’s parish work during the year.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Our DNP degree prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in complex clinical environments, lead the development of health care policy, translate research into practive and serve as expert clinicians in health care.