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World-renowned Academics

This is the learning experience you’ve been looking for – one that will last a lifetime. At Alverno College, you will receive a world-class education with high academic standards, real-world applications and an engaging student community in any area of study you choose.

A rich diversity of major and minor areas of study prepares you to combine your talents, your skills and your interests to make an impact on your life and on the world around you.

The School of Business is focused on providing you with a high-quality education. It will help you refine your personal and professional development in the areas of business management, management accounting, international business, marketing management and graduate management education.

The School of Education offers programs that meet your needs as a student while preparing you for a career in teaching. Our teacher-preparation programs have been praised as some of the best in the nation, with innovative teaching methods, initiatives and continuing partnerships.

The School of Arts and Science offers programs that are the quintessence of a liberal arts education. There are four divisions within the school: humanities; arts, communication and technology; behavioral science; and natural sciences, mathematics and technology. The courses offered in these areas of study provide you with a deeper knowledge of the wider world and promote your personal and professional development.

The JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions has a history of preparing students to become leaders in the field of nursing. You will fully realize your passion for nursing from the integrity of our program combined with your technical knowledge and abilities learned through our rigorous and proactive curriculum that addresses the ever-changing health care landscape.

Graduate Degree Programs

We also offer four master’s degree programs for women and men – Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Community Psychology along with one doctoral degree program - Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

Master of Arts in Education

Our Master of Arts in Education 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.

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 global marketplace.

Master of Science in Nursing

A focus on integrated, experiential and reflective learning differentiates our master's degree. We offer two tracks, specially designed for baccalaureate-prepared licensed registered nurses to become family nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists (CNS) who wish to put advanced theory into practice with patients, staff and/or students.

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.

Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Our DNP degree prepares the doctorally prepared nurse practitioner to engage in translational science by bringing current research evidence into practice. The DNP nurse has advanced skills in scientific underpinnings of nursing practice, organizational and systems leadership, clinical scholarship, information technology, interprofessional collaboration, health policy,population health, and advanced nursing practice that will transform the landscape of healthcare to meet the future needs of this ever-changing environment.

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