Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

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Doctoral Programs

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

  • Focus on developing critical thinkers, ethical problem solvers, effective communicators, and evaluators of criminal justice policies and programs
  • Specialize in your area of interest with our individualized program design
  • MACJ Fast Facts
  • MMU Plus+

Master of Arts in Education

  • Emphasis areas available for Effective Teaching, Reading, Special Education, and Teacher Leadership

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Focused on building the knowledge, skills and dispositions to improve the lives of individuals, couples and families
  • Prepares students for licensure eligibility as a Marriage and Family Therapist
  • On-site Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic

Master of Business Administration
[online] [face-to-face]

  • Think globally and strategically while using a multi-disciplinary approach to solving business problems
  • Three available emphasis areas: Finance, Human Resources & Quality Management

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Five emphasis areas: Forensic Nursing, Health Advocacy, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and Nursing Informatics.

Master of Strategic Leadership

  • Focused on leadership development through a systematic understanding of organizations
  • Two Emphases:  Human Resources & Quality Management
  • Hone the skills of effective leadership through strategic thinking, communication, team building, conflict resolution and more


The Mount Mercy Difference

In the Cedar Rapids community, Mount Mercy is known for its spirit of service. Academic excellence and compassionate service are embedded throughout the Mount Mercy experience!

Mount Mercy offers high-quality, high-demand master's degree programs designed for working adults who need to balance graduate school with full-time employment and life. With accelerated evening classes, you can earn your degree quickly without sacrificing classroom experience.

All of our graduate-level courses are taught by faculty with years of professional experience in their field. Since your classmates are also working adults, every class discussion and group assignment is grounded in real-world applications. For example, as an MBA and MSL student you may have projects which support community organizations, while MACJ and MSN students take on fieldwork experience. And education students, use their own classrooms to conduct thesis research, whereas MAFT students partake in clinical experiences.

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