Graduate education is characterized by advanced study in a selected discipline or interdisciplinary program. Hallmarks of a graduate education include integration of information related to both theory and practice, advanced analytical skills, disciplined inquiry and refined communication skills. Rockhurst University’s graduate programs build on the institution’s Catholic and Jesuit traditions, emphasizing excellence in values-based education and developing leaders committed to service for others.
Rockhurst University offers both graduate degrees and certificate programs to enhance one’s personal and professional development. The Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences has curricula leading to a Masters in Nursing, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as graduate certificates in Nursing. The College of Arts and Sciences has curricula leading to a Doctor of Education, Master of Education, and a graduate certificate in STEAM. The College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis has curricula leading to a Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA Program, Master of Arts, Master of Science, as well as several Certificates of Graduate Studies. In collaboration with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Doctor of Osteopathy progam, the Helzberg School of Management offers a dual DO/MBA degree.
Students are responsible for maintaining a working understanding of the policies and regulations pertaining to graduate programs as well as those related to their specific area of study. In addition to the policies and regulations published in this Catalog, some programs have additional policies which are articulated in the program’s Student Handbook. Please contact the program to which you are accepted to obtain this information.