Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 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/For Administrative Use

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice   (also available as Online Program) MACJ.CRJS
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation  (also available as Online Program) MACJ.CRJS.CJRE
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Investigative Criminology  (also available as Online Program) MACJ.CRJS.INCR
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Victimology  (also available as Online Program) 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

 
Early Career Master of Business Administration   MBA.ECMB
Leadership Executive Master of Business Administration   MBA.LEMBA
Master of Business Administration in Sport and Entertainment Management  (also available as Online Program) MBA.SENM
Master of Professional Accounting   MPAC.ACCT
Master of Science in Accounting and Analytics    MSAA.ACCT
Master of Science in Business Analytics  (also available as Online Program) MSBA.BUAN
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Leadership   (see Online Programs) MSCL.CYBR
Master of Science in Finance   MSF.FINC
Professional Master of Business Administration  (also available as Online Program) MBA.PRMB

College of Education

 
Educational Specialist/School Psychology    EDS.PBSPSY/EDS.PMSPSY
Master of Arts in Education/Clinical Mental Health Counseling  (also available as Online Program) MAED.COUN.MHC
Master of Arts in Education/School Counseling  (also available as Online Program) MAED.COUN.SCHL
Master of Arts/Student Development Administration   MAED.SDAD
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/Student Development Administration   MED.SDAD
Master of Education in Transformational Teaching and Learning  (Hybrid delivery. Also available with English Language Learner Endorsement.) MED.TTAL/MED.TTAL.ELL
Master in Teaching   MIT.TEED

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 Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner   DNP.NURS.FNAG
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner   DNP.NURS.PSMH
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 Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/APNI    DNP.NURSI.FNAG
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/APNI   DNP.NURSI.PSMH
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Certified Nurse Midwifery/APNI   DNP.NURSI.MWFY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing  
Post-Baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Nursing for DNP APNI students   BSN.NURSI.DNP

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 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 Fundamentals of Management   CERT.MGMT
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 Risk Advisory and Assurance   CERT.RSKA

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/Family Nurse-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner   CERT.PDCON.FNAG
Post-Doctoral Certificate in Nursing/Nurse-Midwifery   CERT.PDCON.MWFY
Post-Doctoral Certificate in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner    CERT.PDCON.PSMH
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

Online Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice: Online Program   MACJ.CRJS.O
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation: Online Program   MACJ.CRJS.CJRE.O
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Investigative Criminology: Online Program   MACJ.CRJS.INCR.O
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Victimology: Online Program   MACJ.CRJS.VICT.O
Master of Arts in Education/Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Online Program   MAED.COUN.MHC.O
Master of Arts in Education/School Counseling: Online Program   MAED.COUN.SCH.O
Master of Business Administration in Sport and Entertainment Management: Online Program   MBA.SENM.O
Master of Science in Business Analytics: Online Program   MSBA.BUAN.O
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Leadership: Online Program   MSCL.CYBR
Professional Master of Business Administration: Online Program   MBA.PRMB.O

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