Graduate & Licensure

Since its founding in 1887, Alverno College has been a leader in education and has been nationally and internationally recognized for the faculty’s work with ability-based education and performance-based assessment. In 1996, Alverno initiated a Master of Arts in Education program as its first graduate offering. Now, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Community Psychology for Licensed Professional Counselors, a Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Organizational Leadership & Development, Master of Instructional Design, Educational Specialist in School Psychology, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice are also offered. These programs carry on Alverno’s tradition in the liberal arts, focusing on integrative, experiential, and reflective approaches to learning. All graduate programs at Alverno are open to women and men and are offered in a convenient evening and weekend timeframe. Students of any color, race, age, religion, and national or ethnic origin are welcome at Alverno.

Graduate Vision Statement

Alverno College’s graduate programs are professionally focused educational experiences for students committed to advancing their careers and serving as leaders in their chosen professions, communities, and personal lives. Led by a diverse community of educators, these rigorous programs integrate theory and practice, extending the internationally acclaimed undergraduate curriculum. All graduate programs at Alverno are designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. Alverno’s graduate programs attract and engage diverse students committed to both academic and professional growth and to influencing change in their communities. These programs implement innovative, competency-driven, outcome-focused learning that engages students through active, experiential inquiry to achieve social and professional impact.

Highly Acclaimed Faculty

Alverno’s faculty members are recognized for their commitment to the development and academic success of their students. They provide comprehensive learning experiences coupled with ongoing feedback to support each learner’s individualized growth.