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Graduate Programs

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Focused on your success

What motivates you?

What are your goals and dreams?

Stritch has dozens of graduate programs which instill the values, vision and technical expertise to you get there. With small class sizes and faculty who are dedicated to your success, we are sure you will find one that is right for you.

Be part of a University that prepares learners to succeed and lead in a diverse and ever-changing world. The transformational academic programs at Stritch are designed to prepare the whole person for achievement in the communities where they live, work and lead.

Most programs do not require GRE/GMAT. Our professional Graduate Admissions team members are available to provide all program, application and financial details.

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Program Details 

Stritch's degree programs vary in length, mode of delivery, and tuition. Program courses can be in-person,  online, or hybrid depending on the program requirements. In light of COVID, Stritch has added more options to many programs to ensure the safety of our students and faculty.

Learn more about your specific program and talk to one of our professional admissions counselors to learn about start dates, tuition and more.

MS Management in Leadership

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Sport & Recreation Business

MS Nursing

MA Clinical/General Psychology

MA Pastoral Studies

Education licensure and degree programs

Moving your teaching career forward, or changing careers to become a licensed educator, often means additional education, Stritch has the programs for you.

Teacher with sudents

Educating educators for more than 80 Years

Stritch alumni are plentiful among ranks of the teachers and administrators of the year. Stritch was founded as a teachers college more than 80 years ago and we've grown our degrees and programs to be the Wisconsin education leader since.

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Ph.D. Programs from Stritch

Doctoral programs are specially designed to integrate leadership, service, research and values, preparing graduates for the dynamic opportunities that their doctoral degree opens for them.

  • Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service
  • Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Healthcare
  • Language and Literacy
  • Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education
  • Special Education

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.

Funding your education

Financial aid is available for graduate students:
  • Half-Time enrollment (3 credits per semester) required to receive federal loan funds.
  • File a FAFSA.
  • Can use federal funding with employer reimbursement.

Contact Stritch's Office of Financial Aid for more information

Regional Educators Tuition Program

A reputation of excellence in teacher development, leadership development, literacy and language development and civic engagement. 

Educators and administrators from districts or schools in select regions are eligible for a 20% reduction from published tuition.This offer is available to new full-time students who enroll in select certificate, master’s or doctoral degree programs in the College of Graduate Studies. This exclusive scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarship programs or offers. Don’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity!

Eligible programs include:

• M.A. in Inclusive Education • M.A. in Language and Literacy/316 Certification • M.A. in Special Education/Extended Certification • M.A. in Teaching • M.A. in Urban Special Education • M.S. in Educational Leadership • M.S. in Higher Education Student Affairs • Doctorate in Language and Literacy • Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service (Ph.D.) • Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education (Ph.D.) • Doctorate in Special Education • Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Certification • District Administrator Licensure • English as a Second Language Licensure

Participating School Districts are Located in These Counties:
• Dane
• Kenosha
• Milwaukee
• Ozaukee
• Racine
• Rock
• Sheboygan
• Walworth
• Washington
• Waukesha

Catholic Educators Tuition Program

Cardinal Stritch University is known for teacher development, leadership development, literacy and language development and civic engagement.

Full- or part-time teachers and personnel at Catholic elementary or secondary schools in Wisconsin are eligible for a 50% reduction from our published tuition. This exclusive scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarship programs or offers. Don’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity.

Eligible Programs:

M.A. in Teaching • M.S. in Educational Leadership • M.A. in Language and Literacy/ 1316 Reading Teacher Licensure • M.A. in Psychology • M.S. in Sport & Recreation Business • M.A. in Pastoral Studies

Fall 2022

First Day of Classes August 29*
Last Day of Drop/Add September 2 at 5 p.m.
Labor Day September 5 (University Closed)
Graduation Application Deadline October 1 for December Conferral
Stritch Service Day October 6
Midterm October 20*
Long Weekend October 21-22*
Registration Begins for Spring and Summer 2023 October 31
Last Day to Withdraw November 4 at 5 p.m.*
Thanksgiving Break November 24-November 27 (University Closed)
Last Day of Classes December 12*
Exams December 10, 13-16*
Exam Makeup Day December 17* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Degree Conferral Date December 25
Holiday Break December 24-January 1 (University Closed)

*Applies to regular 16-week courses

Fall Term Modules

August 29 - December 18 Traditional 16-week term
August 22 - November 13 First 12-week module
September 5 - November 27 Second 12-week module
October 3 - December 25 Third 12-week module
August 29 - October 23 First 8-week module
October 31 - December 25 Second 8-week module
August 22 - October 2 First 6-week module
October 3 - November 13 Second 6-week module
November 14 - December 25 Third 6-week module
September 5 - October 2 First 4-week module
October 3 - October 30 Second 4-week module
October 31 - November 27 Third 4-week module
November 28 - December 25 Fourth 4-week module
August 22 - September 4 First 2-week module
December 12 - December 25 Second 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‚Äč Second 2-week module