Jul 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs


Objectives

Graduate programs offer advanced, in-depth education to individuals seeking specialized knowledge and skills in a particular field. Graduate work encourages students to fully develop professional competencies and to enhance high-level thinking abilities, including practical application and synthesis. Graduate education at Seattle University cultivates the critical examination of ethical and values-laden issues in various professions.

Graduate program instructors strive to stimulate participants' curiosity and nurture the investigative skills needed to seek answers to challenging questions. Graduates develop personal and professional qualifications that contribute to their field and to the betterment of those they serve.

Meeting the Changing Needs of Students 

A dynamic component of Seattle University graduate studies was first offered in 1948, with a master's degree in a division of the College of Arts and Sciences. Additional graduate degree programs have been introduced over the years, primarily to meet the needs of working professionals. Today, more than 3,200 graduate and professional students are enrolled in full- and part-time programs. While teaching is the heart of the enterprise, Seattle University's graduate programs strive to meet the changing academic and service-level needs of our diverse student body while retaining a high value on personal interactions.

Degree Programs 

The academic deans are responsible for administration and supervision of all programs leading to a degree. The colleges or schools with associated departments provide courses of instruction for graduate students, direct their studies and conduct examinations, as well as maintain requirements and make recommendations for degree programs.

Graduate admission is granted through the director of graduate admission in consultation following the recommendation by program faculty. The university's registrar supervises academic transactions involving registration and awarding degrees.


Degrees

Program Code

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice   MACJ.CRJS
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation   MACJ.CRJS.CJRE
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Investigative Criminology   MACJ.CRJS.INCR
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Victimology   MACJ.CRJS.VICT
Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy   MA.MCFT
Master of Arts in Psychology   MAP.PSYC
Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership   MFA.MFAL
Master of Nonprofit Leadership   MNPLR.NPLR
Master of Public Administration   MPA.PUBM
Master of Science in Kinesiology   MS.KINE
Master of Social Work   MSW.SOWK or MSW.SOWK.ADVC

Albers School of Business and Economics

 
Bridge Master of Business Administration   MBA.BRMB
Leadership Executive Master of Business Administration   MBA.LEMBA
Master of Business Administration in Sport and Entertainment Management   MBA.SENM
Master of Professional Accounting   MPAC.ACCT
Master of Science in Accounting and Analytics   MSAA.ACCT
Master of Science in Business Analytics   MSBA.BUAN
Master of Science in Business Analytics: Online Program   MSBA.BUAN.O
Master of Science in Finance   MSF.FINC
Professional Master of Business Administration   MBA.PRMB
Professional Master of Business Administration: Online Program   MBA.PRMB.O

College of Education

 
Doctor of Education/Education and Organizational Learning and Leadership   EDD.EOLL
Educational Specialist/School Psychology (Post-Master's)   EDS.PMSPSY 
Educational Specialist/School Psychology (Post-Baccalaureate)   EDS.PBSPSY
Educational Specialist/Special Education   EDS.SPED
Master of Arts in Education/Clinical Mental Health Counseling   MAED.COUN.MHC
Master of Arts in Education/School Counseling   MAED.COUN.SCHL
Master of Arts/Student Development Administration   MAED.SDAD
Master of Education/Educating Non-Native English Speakers   MED.ENES
Master of Education/Educational Administration with Principal Certification   MED.EDAD.PRIN
Master of Education/Educational Administration with Program Administrator Certification   MED.EDAD.PRAD
Master of Education/Special Education   MED.SPED
Master of Education/Student Development Administration   MED.SDAD
Master in Teaching   MIT.TEED
Master in Teaching with Special Education Endorsement   MIT.TEED.SPED

College of Nursing

 
RNs with Master's degree  
Doctor of Nursing Practice    DNP.NURS
RNs  
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner    DNP.NURS.AGAC
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Adult Gerontology-Primary Care Nurse Practitioner   DNP.NURS.ADGN
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Advanced Community Public Health   DNP.NURS.ACPH
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner   DNP.NURS.FNURS
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner   DNP.NURS.PMH
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Certified Nurse Midwifery   DNP.NURS.MWFY
Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (non RNs)  
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/APNI   DNP.NURSI.AGAC
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Adult Gerontology-Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/APNI   DNPNURSI.ADGN
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Advanced Community Public Health/APNI   DNP.NURSI.ACPH
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner/APNI    DNP.NURSI.FNURS
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/APNI   DNP.NURSI.PMH
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Certified Nurse Midwifery/APNI   DNP.NURSI.MWFY

College of Science and Engineering

 
Master of Science in Computer Science   MSCS.CPSC
Master of Science in Computer Science with a Specialization in Data Science   MSCS.CPSC.DSCI
Master of Science in Computer Science with a Specialization in Software Engineering   MSCS.CPSC.SEGR
Master of Science in Computer Science with Specializations in Data Science and Software Engineering   MSCS.CPSC.DSSE
Master of Science in Data Science   MSDS.DATA
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering   MSME.MEGR
Master of Science in Structural Engineering   MSST.STEN

Certificates and Certification

College of Arts and Sciences

 
Certificate in Crime Analysis   CERT.CRAS
Certificate in Fundraising Leadership   CERT.FDLR
Certificate in Public Administration   CERT.PUBA

Albers School of Business and Economics

 
Certificate in Accounting   CERT.ACCT
Certificate in Business Administration   CERT.BUAD
Certificate in Business Analytics   CERT.BUAN
Certificate in Executive Leadership   CERT.EXLR
Certificate in Finance   CERT.FINC
Certificate in Global Business   CERT.GLBU
Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship   CERT.ENTR
Certificate in Leadership Formation   CERT.LDRF
Certificate in Marketing   CERT.MKTG
Certificate in Quantitative Economic Analysis   CERT.QUEA
Certificate in Risk Advisory and Assurance   CERT.RSKA
Certificate in Sustainability   CERT.SUST

College of Education 

 
Post Master's Certification/Principal   CERT.PMEDAD.PRIN*
Post Master's Certification/Program Administrator   CERT.PMEDAD.PGAD*
*certification through OSPI/College of Education Certification Office
 

College of Nursing 

 
Post-Doctoral Certificate in Nursing/Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner   CERT.PDCON.ADGN
Post-Doctoral Certificate in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner   CERT.PDCON.FNURS
Post-Doctoral Certificate in Nursing/Nurse-Midwifery   CERT.PDCON.MWFY
Post-Doctoral Certificate in Nursing/Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner    CERT.PDCON.FPMH
Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing/Adult Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner   CERT.PMMSN.AGAC

College of Science and Engineering

 
Certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals   CERT.CSFD
Certificate in Software Engineering   CERT.SEGR

Joint Degree Programs

Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (JD/MACJ)   MACJ.CRJS.JD
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)   MPA.PUBM.JD
Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Finance (JD/MSF)   MSF.FINC.JD
Juris Doctor/Professional Master of Business Administration (JD/PMBA)   MBA.PRMB.JD
Master of Science in Business Analytics/Master of Science in Finance (MSBA/MSF)   MSBA.BUAN.MSF
  MSF.FINC.MSBA
Master of Science in Business Analytics/Professional Master of Business Administration/ (MSBA/PMBA)   MSBA.BUAN.PRMB
  MBA.PRMB.MSBA
Master of Science in Finance/Professional Master of Business Administration (MSF/PMBA)   MSF.FINC.PRMB
  MBA.PRMB.MSF

Online Degree Programs

Master of Education/Educating Non-Native English Speakers   MED.ENES
Master of Science in Business Analytics: Online Program   MSBA.BUAN.O
Professional Master of Business Administration: Online Program   MBA.PRMB.O