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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.

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 2020

First Day of Classes August 24*
Last Day of Drop/Add August 28 at 5 p.m.*
Labor Day September 7 (University Closed)
Graduation Application Deadline October 1 for December Conferral
Midterm October 15*
Last Day to Withdraw October 30 at 5 p.m.*
Registration Begins for Spring and Summer 2021 November 2
Face-to-Face Class Instruction Ends Friday, November 20*
Classes Continue in an Online Format November 23*
Thanksgiving Break November 26-November 29 (University Closed)
Last Day of Classes December 7*
Exams December 5, 8-11*
Exam Makeup Day December 12* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Degree Conferral Date December 20
Holiday Break December 24-January 1 (University Closed)

*Applies to regular 16-week courses

Fall Term Modules

August 24 - December 13 Traditional 16-week term
August 17 - November 8 First 12-week module
August 31 - November 22 Second 12-week module
September 28 - December 20 Third 12-week module
August 24 - October 18 First 8-week module
October 26 - December 20 Second 8-week module
August 17 - September 27 First 6-week module
September 28 - November 8 Second 6-week module
November 9 - December 20 Third 6-week module
August 31 - September 27 First 4-week module
September 28 - October 25 Second 4-week module
October 26 - November 22 Third 4-week module
November 23 - December 20 Fourth 4-week module
August 17 - August 30 First 2-week module
December 7 - December 20 Second 2-week module

Spring 2021

Registration Begins for Spring 2021 November 2
Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 18 (University Closed)
First Day of Classes January 19*
Last Day of Drop/Add January 22 at 5 p.m.*
Graduation Application Deadline March 1 for May Conferral
Spring Break March 1-7*
Midterm March 12*
Last Day to Withdraw March 26 at 5 p.m.*
Registration Begins for Fall 2021 March 29
Easter Break April 1-5 (Starting 4/1 for students; University closed 4/2-4/4)
Last Day of Classes May 10*
Exams May 8, 11-14
Exam Makeup Day May 15* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Commencement Ceremony May, TBA
Degree Conferral Date May 16

*Applies to regular 16-week courses

Spring Term Modules

January 11 – April 4 First 12-week module
January 25 – April 18 Second 12-week module
February 22 – May 16 Third 12-week module
January 18 – March 14 First 8-week module
March 22 – May 16 Second 8-week module
January 11 – February 21 First 6-week module
February 22 – April 4 Second 6-week module
April 5 – May 16  Third 6-week module
January 25 – February 21 First 4-week module
February 22 – March 21 Second 4-week module
March 22 – April 18 Third 4-week module
April 19 - May 16 Fourth 4-week module
January 11 – January 24 First 2-week module
May 3 – May 16‚Äč Second 2-week module