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 School of Graduate and Professional Studies has curricula leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Master of Education, a Master of Occupational Therapy, and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. A Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program is also available through the College of Arts and Sciences. The Helzberg School of Management has curricula leading to a Master of Business Administration, an Executive Fellows MBA Program, a Master of Arts in Management, as well as a Data Science Post-Baccalaureate and several Post-Graduate Certificate Programs. In collaboration with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Doctor of Osteopathy progam, the Helzberg School of Management offers a dual degree DO/MBA. The Helzberg School of Management also offers several post-MBA certificates. Research College of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in one of six tracks: Adult-Gero Nurse Practioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Executive Nurse Practice, Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Leader, RN to MSN. Complete information regarding these programs can be found in the Research College of Nursing Catalog.
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.