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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.

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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 2023

Registration Begins for Summer 2023 October 31, 2022
Memorial Day May 29 (University Closed)
Juneteenth Day June 19 (University Closed)
Summer Break: No Classes July 3-9
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 20
Degree Conferral Date August 19

Summer Break is July 2 to July 9 (1 week): This break falls within some of the summer term modules

Summer Term Modules

May 22 - August 20 12-week module
June 5 - August 6 8-week module
May 22 - July 2 First 6-week module
July 10 - August 20 Second 6-week module
June 5 - July 2 First 4-week module
July 10 - August 6 Second 4-week module
August 7 - August 20 2-week module

Spring 2023

Registration Begins for Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 16 (University Closed)
First Day of Classes January 23*
Last Day of Drop/Add January 27 at 5 p.m.*
Graduation Application Deadline March 1 for May Conferral
Spring Break March 6-10*
Midterm March 24*
Easter Break April 6-10 (University Closed April 7-9)
Registration Begins for Fall 2023 April 11
Last Day to Withdraw April 14 at 5 p.m.*
Last Day of Classes May 15*
Exams May 13, 16-19*
Exam Makeup Day May 20* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Commencement Ceremony May 21
Degree Conferral Date May 21

*Applies to regular 16-week courses

Spring Term Modules

January 16 – April 9 First 12-week module
January 30 – April 23 Second 12-week module
February 27 – May 21 Third 12-week module
January 23 – March 19 First 8-week module
March 27 – May 21 Second 8-week module
January 16 – February 26 First 6-week module
February 27 – April 9 Second 6-week module
April 10 – May 21  Third 6-week module
January 30 – February 26 First 4-week module
February 27 – March 26 Second 4-week module
March 27 – April 23 Third 4-week module
April 24 – May 21 Fourth 4-week module
January 16 – January 29 First 2-week module
May 8 – May 21 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

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(414) 410-4061

Susan D. Slonac

Executive Director of Business Development and Graduate Enrollment

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(414) 410-4062

Kylie N. Daemmrich

Senior Admissions Counselor

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(414) 410-4621

Nicole M. Horvath

Assistant Director of Admissions for Adult and Professional Studies

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(414) 410-4709

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