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A premier private institution, Jacksonville University’s graduate degree offerings increase knowledge, foster connections, and advance careers. 

A premier private institution and an “America’s Best College” in the South as recognized by U.S.News & World Report, Jacksonville University is host to graduate degree offerings that can increase knowledge, foster connections, and advance careers. 

The University also confers a number of dual-degree programs.

Programs in business
The Davis College of Business, the only AACSB-accredited private business school in all of North Florida and South Georgia, prepares aspiring executives for the dynamic and complexworld of business. The mission of the College of Business is to deliver high- quality educational programs that develop leaders who create and promote ideas with a strategic mindset, demonstrate their business expertise, lead organizations toward economic success, and exhibit the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.

Master of Business Administration
We offer two ways to complete your M.B.A.: the Flex M.B.A., which is designed for working professionals, and the Accelerated M.B.A., which is designed for recent undergraduates or those with little to no work experience. We offer concentrations in management, accounting and finance, and management accounting.

Executive Master of Business Administration
The Jacksonville University Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) is ideal for both savvy executives and ambitious associates. Grounded in a compelling holistic management framework, the E.M.B.A. program will enhance skills, develop executive-level expertise in data analysis, and heighten creative instincts. Admission to the Executive M.B.A. program is highly selective and limited to those individuals who demonstrate potential for top management.

Doctor of Business Administration

The Jacksonville University Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) is an applied program where candidates practice using analytical tools to solve current work problems and challenges. The program is ideal for executives, aspiring consultants, policy makers, or “clinical” or applied faculty desiring positions in schools of business internationally. A master’s degree in business is desirable but not required. Depending on the “focus” of the study, the program offers more than 18 hours of graduate credits to qualify graduates to teach if they so desire.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
The Master of Science of Organizational Leadership program at Jacksonville University is a multidisciplinary degree that focuses on people and organizations. Offered in both full-time and part-time formats, graduates of the program are leaders in the public and private sector who typically pursue leadership positions in human resources, the government, nonprofit entities, and institutions of higher education, to name a few.

Master of Science in Public Policy

An offering from the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute, the University’s Master of Public Policy degree is a two-year program designed to provide students with substantiveknowledge that is essential for public policy analysis and executive decision-making. Disciplines covered by the curriculum include microeconomics, public finance, political science, statistics, ethics, and leadership. Upon graduation, M.P.P. students are prepared for diverse career opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as leaders, managers, and analysts.

Programs in health science
Jacksonville University’s Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, which houses the School of Nursing, the School of Orthodontics, and the newly created School of Applied Health Sciences, is poised to be the region’s premier provider of health science education.

Master of Science in Nursing

With the goal of educating nurses who can demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills proficiency, the Master of Science in Nursing program (M.S.N.) prepares students for leadership roles in the profession. Graduates will formulate more comprehensive concepts and principles related to nursing education and patient care management. The graduate program in nursing also prepares students to continue study at the doctorate level.

Master of Science in Health Informatics
Jacksonville University’s Master of Sci
ence in Health Informatics (M.S.H.I.) prepares students to be leaders within the complex and dynamic health care industry through the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of technology-based innovations in the field. This fast-growing field is receiving considerable nationwide attention, and upon program completion, graduates of the program will be among the first generation of professionals trained to provide this important expertise.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program (M.S.-SLP) at Jacksonville University is designed for those students planning careers as speech therapists. Taught nonstop throughout fall, spring, and summer sessions over two years, graduates of the program will be knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, voice, swallowing, language, and cognitive disorders and be able to assess and treat individuals with diverse medical needs.
Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a dynamic and comprehensive program that prepares registered nurses for leadership positions in multiple domains of health care. The D.N.P. is the terminal degree that prepares nurses in the application of research to clinical nursing practice at the highest individual, population, and systems level. Doctoral students gain knowledge of various disciplines, including nursing, medicine, economics, informatics, education, and health policy with a goal of transforming health care delivery.

Programs in arts and sciences
Whether interested in new social phenomena, motion and change, literature of the South, the natural laboratory provided by the St. Johns River, or serving your country, the Jacksonville University College of Arts andSciences offers rich territory to explore. The College’s mission is focused on academic growth, and our faculty are recognized for their commitment to it.

Master of Science in Reading Education

Offered entirely online, our program is committed to making differences in K-12 children’s literacy experiences at the classroom, district, and state levels. Our goal is to prepare highly qualified teachers of reading who can critique and synthesize reading theory, apply diagnostic assessments, and incorporate instructional practices into curricular programs to enrich K-12 children’s educational outcomes.

Master of Science in Education Learning and Leadership

The Master of Science in Education Learning and Leadership program is designed to educate and develop future leaders. Developing you for a wide range of leadership roles across the for-profit, nonprofit, education,and government sectors, this program supports professionals whose work focuses on facilitating development changes in individuals, teams, and organizations.

Master of Science in Mathematics

Our program offers advanced courses with a strong emphasis on applications of mathematics. When you enroll in the Master of Arts in Mathematics program, you will join a cohort of students working to advance their mathematical knowledge, learn new teaching strategies, and polish their classroom technology skills. You will experience small classes taught by top-notch faculty.
Master of Science in Marine Science

Experience a hands-on approach to marine science by conducting experiments in the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean ecosystems. We offer a Master of Arts and a Master of Science, andthe program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study.

Programs in fine arts
The College of Fine Arts is dedicated to giving each individual student the instruction and guidance needed to realize his or her full artistic and intellectual potential, and providing each student with ongoing opportunities for performance and exhibition, as well as personal attention. Our faculty are professionals who are dedicated to their individual artistic disciplines but are dedicated first and foremost to great teaching and the nurturing of each individual student.

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts
The M.F.A. in Visual Arts at JU—which
nurtures the development of rigorous and refined relationships between three aspects of creative production: stimulus, practice, and analysis—represents the pinnacle of professional study and is a terminal degree in the field. It is a two-year, low-residency program emphasizing the conceptual and creative process of generating new works that are grounded in both classical and contemporary art genres.

Master of Fine Arts in Choreography

The M.F.A. in Choreography is also a two-year, low-residency terminal degree program. In a departure from the typical structure of M.F.A. programs (beyond its low-residency aspect), the JU M.F.A. in Choreography is administered in a cohort format and is geared toward artists in transition and those who have advanced professional experience and a rich background in the field.



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33 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult & Geriatric Nursing                
Art and Fine Arts                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Business Doctorate & PhD                
Business-Management, MS/MA                
Educational Leadership                
Evening MBA Programs                
Executive MBA Programs                
General MBA                
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Leadership                
MBA - Marketing                
MBA/JD Programs                
Marine Science                
Marriage/Family Counseling                
Medical Informatics                
Nurse Education                
Nursing Informatics                
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
Psychiatric Nursing                
Public Policy                
Speech Pathology                
Teacher Certification                
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