Graduate Programs

Building on our tradition of excellence in undergraduate education, in 2008 Mount Mercy began offering graduate programs. These fully accredited programs are designed for working professionals with classes conveniently scheduled in the evening, weekends, and summer. Grounded in best practices, our programs prepare students for leadership in their chosen career.

Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Education with Emphasis in Special Education

Educators are trained with a deep understanding of the needs of students with learning and/or behavior disorders and are in high demand. This degree allows teachers to obtain an advanced degree in Special Education whether or not they are seeking an endorsement.

Master of Arts in Education with Emphasis in Reading

This degree is designed to prepare teachers as reading specialists with a dynamic understanding of the reading process and to equip teachers with a variety of resources for enhancing literacy for all learners. The emphasis is designed for teachers with or without a prior endorsement in the field.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Training highly qualified professionals at the Master’s level who possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions to improve the lives of individuals, couples and families. This degree prepares students for licensure eligibility as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Characterized by its emphasis on ethical and socially responsible leadership, the Mount Mercy Master of Business Administration program challenges students to think globally and strategically while using a multi-disciplinary approach to solving business problems.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Focused on health promotion and disease prevention, the MSN program is dedicated to preparing graduates to lead the profession in meeting the challenges of an ever-changing, complex healthcare system.