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Graduate Student Admissions

Focused on your success

You can earn a master’s degree, doctoral degree or complete licensure coursework while maintaining your career. Courses offer flexible formats to support recent graduates and working adults equally. Our graduate core offers students the opportunity to interact with students from other programs, providing a broad learning experience.

Learn more about our programs online or contact our professional graduate admissions staff.

Graduate program highlights

Today, employers are looking for specialists—those with specialized knowledge and skill-sets. Earning a master’s or doctoral degree gives you an enormous advantage in the job market and makes you more attractive to future employers.

graduate student

Innovative MBA Program

With the potential to complete degree requirements in less than two years, Stritch’s MBA program balances a global business perspective with the ethical foundation that shapes transformational leaders for the 21st century.

#4 online program in the nation

On March 7, 2022, released its annual rankings of Best Online Master’s Programs in Educational Leadership. Cardinal Stritch University is proud to be ranked as the #4 school in the nation for this program. Stritch was the top college in Wisconsin for this award.

Dr. Berdie Cowser, '07, '18

Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service

I came to Stritch for my MBA because, while being a full-time student as well as a parent, I needed the flexibility to raise my children and work every day. The program felt right, and I loved it so much I came back for my Ph.D.

Veterans and active duty military

In appreciation of your service

Whether transitioning to a new career or seeking education to advance within the military, Stritch has helped veterans and active duty personnel succeed. Stritch participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program so we can help an unlimited number of active-duty personnel and veterans continue their education.

We also offer the Stritch Military Grant. It is awarded to full-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who are in active military duty, veteran(s) or have proof of an honorable discharge, and to students who are married to an individual currently deployed. Eligible students can receive up to a 25% tuition reduction.

Learn more about our Veteran Services here.

Discover Stritch online

Flexibility you need. Students in our online programs enjoy both the convenience and flexibility of online learning and our personal touch. Stritch serves learners by enriching and transforming their lives by creating a learner centric educational environment that exemplifies the Franciscan values in every learner interaction. 

Available Online Programs

Getting started

Learn how to get started with FASFA

Who should file a FAFSA?

All U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree are eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Office of Financial Aid will rely on this information to locate grants, loans, and need-based scholarships to help you fund your education. International students should not file the FAFSA.

Should I submit an admissions application first?

Yes. New students should submit an application for admission before starting the financial aid process. This helps our counselors locate additional scholarships and grants based on your academic performance, affiliations, and financial need. Apply online:


Summer 2022

First Day of Summer Term May 16
Memorial Day May 30 (University Closed)
Juneteenth Day June 20 (University Closed)
Independence Day Break July 4 (University Closed)
Last Day to Withdraw Prior to the 2/3 point of class
Graduation Application Deadline August 15 for August Degree Conferral
Last Day of Summer Term August 14
Degree Conferral Date August 19

Summer Break is June 27 to July 3 (1 week): This break falls within some of the summer term modules

Summer Term Modules

May 16 - August 14 12-week module
May 30 - July 31 8-week module
May 16 - June 26 First 6-week module
July 4 - August 14 Second 6-week module
May 30 - June 26 First 4-week module
July 4 - July 31 Second 4-week module
August 1 - August 14 2-week module

Spring 2022

Registration Begins for Spring 2022 November 1
Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 17 (University Closed)
First Day of Classes January 18*
Last Day of Drop/Add January 21 at 5 p.m.*
Graduation Application Deadline March 1 for May Conferral
Spring Break March 7-13*
Midterm March 18*
Last Day to Withdraw April 1 at 5 p.m.*
Registration Begins for Fall 2022 April 4
Easter Break April 14-18 (University Closed April 14-18)
Last Day of Classes May 9*
Exams May 7, 10-13
Exam Makeup Day May 14* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Commencement Ceremony May 15
Degree Conferral Date May 15

*Applies to regular 16-week courses

Spring Term Modules

January 10 – April 3 First 12-week module
January 24 – April 17 Second 12-week module
February 21 – May 15 Third 12-week module
January 17 – March 13 First 8-week module
March 21 – May 15 Second 8-week module
January 10 – February 20 First 6-week module
February 21 – April 3 Second 6-week module
April 4 – May 15  Third 6-week module
January 24 – February 20 First 4-week module
February 21 – March 20 Second 4-week module
March 21 – April 17 Third 4-week module
April 18 – May 15 Fourth 4-week module
January 10 – January 23 First 2-week module
May 2 – May 15​ Second 2-week module

Meet your admissions counselors

Kirsten Brown

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions|Director of Recruitment for the Kellner College of Education, Literacy, and Leadership

Enrollment Management - Admissions GraduateEnrollment Management - Admissions Graduate

(414) 410-4061

Susan D. Slonac

Senior Director of Adult, Graduate & Professional Studies Admissions

Enrollment Management - VP's Office

(414) 410-4062

Nicole M. Horvath

Assistant Director of Admissions for Adult and Professional Studies

Enrollment Management - Admissions Graduate

(414) 410-4709

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