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Advance your Education to Advance Your Career

Your graduate degree from College of Saint Mary will set you apart from the rest. It says you are committed to continual learning to deepen your knowledge and abilities. It also increases your value as an employee. Our blended online and in-class program options as well as evening and weekend classes make it more convenient to continue working full time while pursuing your degree.

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To start the process to be considered for admission to a graduate program at College of Saint Mary, please submit the following:

  • Your online application for admission
  • A $30 non-refundable fee
  • Official transcripts with the graduation date of undergraduate degree for masters programs and master’s degree for doctorate programs. (Must provide certified translations for non-English transcripts.)  Other college transcripts may be required as determined for certification or transfer credit. 
  • Resumé
     


The degree options listed vary in GPA requirements, additional application materials and deadlines. enroll [at] csm.edu (Enrollment Services) will guide you through the process for your program of interest.

Graduate Programs

Learn more about our degree options.

Doctor of Physical Therapy - HYBRID

Doctor of Physical Therapy - HYBRID

Physical therapy is a dynamic profession utilizing scientific-based clinical treatment methods to restore, maintain and promote optimal physical function. CSM’s DPT program prepares students to demonstrate excellence in the physical therapy practice to diverse and medically underserved communities with compassionate care.

  • Program Length: 2.5 Years
  • Learn from a blended-learning and competency-based model with core faculty that are certified in online instruction. This learning approach offers the opportunity to study from a location convenient to you and your life circumstances while attending onsite program sessions throughout each semester
  • Includes two 16-week internships at the completion of your curriculum in both a community and medically complex setting
  • No GRE or master’s degree required for acceptance

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

The Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at CSM prepares you to help patients develop and maintain vital living and working skills. Occupational therapists evaluate physical and mental abilities, track progress and design therapy programs that advocates for the patient’s well-being. In addition, students will complete two 12-week fieldwork experiences along with a 14-week doctoral experience that culminates in a scholarly project.

  • Program Length: 3 Years
  • Develop skills in multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art health profession labs
  • Experience fieldwork at one of our 250+ partner sites in 18 states and five countries
  • Learn to integrate a patient-first philosophy while utilizing evidence-based practices
  • No GRE or master’s degree required for acceptance

Master of Science in Kinesiology & Exercise Science

Master of Science in Kinesiology & Exercise Science

If you’re interested in how the human body moves, works and performs, CSM’s Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science program is for you. This program provides a solid foundation in biomechanics, exercise physiology and nutrition with a strong emphasis on research.

  • Program Length: 1 Year
  • Study injury prevention, strength and conditioning, muscle action, and structure in our new human performance lab
  • Develop skills to understand and interpret data involved in exercise science
  • Choose from 2 tracks: (1) Thesis Option OR (2) Project/Internship Option
  • Develop an understanding of how nutrition, partnered with strength and conditioning, impacts performance
  • No GRE required for acceptance

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

A physician assistant performs many of the same functions as a physician such as seeing patients independently to make diagnoses and treatment decisions. CSM’s Physician Assistant Studies program provides the didactic scientific foundation, and essential experiences in clinical practice, research and professional services to prepare students for this role.

  • Program Length: 2 Years
  • Gain essential experience through clinical practice in our laboratories, simulation equipment and eight-bed cadaver lab
  • Be well-equipped to work in a broad range of healthcare settings after completing twelve clinical rotations in various medical environments

Doctor of Education - ONLINE

Doctor of Education - ONLINE

CSM’s online Doctor of Education Degree offers the opportunity to take your career to the next level. You will be immersed in relevant and interactive courses in curriculum. This program is designed for health professionals, educators and business leaders who have a desire to lead and further their careers.

  • Program Length: Offered as a cohort program, starting every August Enroll as full-time or part-time
  • Finish on time and stress-free with a dissertation integrated throughout course work
  • Tailored to your area of focus and your professional goals
  • No GMAT, GRE or prerequisites required

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching

Leverage your bachelor’s degree to prepare for the Nebraska Teacher Certification and earn a master’s degree simultaneously with our accelerated Saturday program.

  • Program Length: 2 Years
  • Begin Teaching in the classroom right away — many of our students get hired on a provisional permit and are in their own classroom as paid district employees for their student teaching semester
  • No GMAT or GRE required for acceptance

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - ONLINE

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - ONLINE

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program is designed for working professionals to expand on their abilities to positively influence others while achieving desired outcomes through management and leadership practice.

  • Program Length: 1 or 2 Years (full-time or part-time)
  • Advance your career to management positions in various fields, including corporate business, non-profit, health care administration, human resources, and many more
  • Learn interdisciplinary skills in communication, relationship management and ethics to help maximize your contribution to your organization
  • No GMAT or GRE required for acceptance

Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate - ONLINE

Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate - ONLINE

Start a new career in just one year with our American Bar Association-approved weekend paralegal certificate program.

  • Program Length: 1 year
  • Classes are online, so you can continue to work full-time
  • Licensed attorneys teach all courses
  • No GMAT or GRE required for acceptance