Academic Programs

A graduate degree should be more than just a diploma.

Open to both men and women, the graduate programs at Saint Mary’s combine our top-level academics, a commitment to social responsibility, and an eye toward innovation. Through this elevated curriculum, you will better both yourself and your profession. Many institutions can provide you with the skills and knowledge to excel at what you do. It takes a place like Saint Mary’s, however, to combine the technical knowledge with leadership development and attention to service. Whether you are delivering care to those in need or using data to make a difference in the world around you, by earning your graduate degree from Saint Mary’s you will be skilled, knowledgeable, and ready to serve others.  If you’re a motivated learner who wants to take your education higher, then Saint Mary’s College’s graduate programs should be your learning destination. Here, you can choose to enter into one of three programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science in Data Science, and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

In the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, we elevate your understanding of the healthcare field so that you may take it into a better future. We infuse your nursing education with courses on social entrepreneurship, data analytics, and leadership in the advancement of best practices to contribute to the health of the public. This will allow you to view nursing practice with a well-rounded understanding of how to make it better—using your knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles on inter-professional teams to change practice and improve healthcare outcomes. Upon graduation, you will have the understanding you need to direct your workplace operations and the future of your profession. Learn More About the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Master in Autism Studies

Beginning summer 2019, Saint Mary’s College will offer a Master in Autism Studies (MAS).  This campus-based program, open to both men and women, will prepare you to respond to the critical needs for understanding and responding meaningfully to autism and people with autism.  We believe these needs are best achieved through an interdisciplinary education that strives to understand the lives of people with autism as well as the science of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the various forms of intervention that aspire to help people with autism and those who care for them. Learn More about the Master of Autism Studies.

Master of Science in Data Science

In our Master of Science in Data Science program, a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program, you will develop into a professional practitioner with deep analytical skills, effective communication skills, and strong project management skills. You will understand the algorithms of data mining, processing, and visualization. Others simply know how to use analytical tools; you will gain the mathematical and computational depth needed to create those tools. Additionally, you will gain occupational and leadership abilities necessary to make game-changing strides in your career and workplace. Learn More About the Master of Science in Data Science.

Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology program will shape you into a strong clinical practitioner who works tirelessly to improve the lives of others. You will be prepared for clinical supervision, to be a leader in your field, and to pursue your entrepreneurial ideas to improve your practice. We will help ensure your success by giving you experiential learning opportunities to hone your skills and by training you to reach as many people as possible through your work thanks to technological advances. Learn More About the Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology.