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Growing Demand for Graduate Degrees

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts a 22% rise in jobs, from 2010 to 2020, requiring at least a master's degree.

Earn Your Graduate Degree. Transform Your World.


Are You Ready?


Earn a graduate degree that prepares you for your career. And your life.

Earn a graduate degree that prepares you for your career. And your life.

Graduate school requires you to fine-tune career goals and extend beyond your reach. St. Edward's University challenges and empowers you to discover your full potential and apply your knowledge in ways that make a difference in your world.

Austin is known for innovation in business, life sciences, education, human services, music and technology. A graduate degree from St. Edward's offers global contacts and career-building experience, and positions you for professional achievement and personal fulfillment.

Graduate Overview

Think Big. Think Global.

Graduate school builds your confidence and networks and broadens your outlook on the latest industry trends and leadership practices. At St. Edward’s, you’ll make connections by interacting with your professors and peers, and regional and international guest speakers on campus.

Our programs emphasize dynamic learning via classroom case studies, live projects/simulations and real-world meetings. Some programs incorporate internships. Others offer faculty-led global study trips. And all are taught with an international point of view — ideal training for careers where a global perspective is valued.

Convenience for Busy Professionals

We design our programs to fit into your busy life. Courses are offered at our main campus near downtown Austin and our North Austin campus near the Arboretum. Courses are taught in classroom, online and blended formats, and most include evening and weekend classes.

Faculty with Real-World Expertise

Our faculty members have years of experience in their fields, in addition to their stellar academic backgrounds. As an example, our MBA programs are taught by senior-level executives, serial entrepreneurs and sought-after consultants who have varied experiences from startups to Fortune 500s. And students in our masters degree in Counseling program learn from practicing counselors. Bring together students in active careers with faculty members who provide the most current professional insights, and you have an active, engaged learning environment that helps make St. Edward's one of the top universities in Texas.

Help When You Most Need It

St. Edward's provides the kind of admission, academic and career planning services you would expect from a leading private university. With our online career resources, you can search job listings, post a résumé, and tap into professional networking events and job fairs in the Austin area.

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Leading the Innovation Nation

St. Edward's graduate students comprise a large and growing network of project leaders, vice presidents and senior managers across many industries. Tap the alumni network for mentoring, partnerships and other opportunities.

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Explore the Programs

Daytime Programs
Degree Description Schedule Credit Hours Typical Duration Work Experience
Digital Media Management (DMBA) Combine an accelerated MBA curriculum with specialized coursework and projects in digital media management for a unique degree. Full time plus an internship 54 2 years Not required
Environmental Management and Sustainability (MSEM) Explore sustainable development through environmental science and project management studies in the U.S. and France. Full time plus an internship 34 2 years Not required
Evening and Weekend Programs
Degree Description Schedule Credit Hours Typical Duration Work Experience
Master of Accounting (MACT) Learn to analyze financial data, apply tax laws and recommend investment options; prepare to sit for the CPA exam. Full time or part time 30 2 years Highly desired, but not required
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Earn a globally focused MBA while working with and learning from some of the best business minds in Texas. Full time or part time 36 2 years Highly desired, but not required
Master of Arts in College Student Development (MACSD) Cultivate vital skills such as advising, conflict resolution, leadership and mentoring to help college students reach their full potential. Part time, weekends 36 2 years Not required
Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) Study to solve complex IT problems, by combining technical, financial, productivity, strategic and ethical practices into efficient, scalable solutions; geared toward those working full time in the MIS field. Full time, weekends 36 16 months Highly desired
Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Gain a deeper understanding of what drives peoples' behavior through an experiential curriculum, accomplished faculty and innovative electives; prepare to pass the LPC and/or LMFT. Full time or part time 60 2–3 years Not required
Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Design your own program, explore your passions and deepen your understanding of the human experience. Full time or part time 33 16 months–
2 years
Not required
Master of Arts in Organization Development (MAOD) Learn how to solve organizational problems, manage and influence change, and navigate the inevitable resistance. Part time 36 2 years Highly desired, but not required
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (MSOLE) Become a champion of ethical leadership by exploring strategies to lead teams to make informed, values-based decisions. Part time 36 2 years 3 years of work experience required


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