Known for its innovative academic programs and faith-inspired mission, Gannon University is educating graduates for the world of the 21st century through expert faculty and exceptional learning environments. A university rich in tradition and committed to the future, Gannon University prepares students to be leaders in their professions.


Affiliation: Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie

Programs: More than 65 undergraduate programs, 24 cooperative professional school options, 11 pre-professional programs, seven associate degree programs, 23 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice

Financial Aid: More than $37 million awarded annually; early notification of scholarships and financial aid

Atmosphere: Values-centered community with a low 13:1 student-faculty ratio

Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida

Enrollment: 4,343

Athletics: 20 NCAA Division II athletic teams and varsity scholarship-granting teams in women’s acrobatics and tumbling, as well as competitive cheerleading


• Nursing Practice (DNP)*

• Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD);
 Ruskin Campus only

• Organizational Learning and Leadership (PhD)

• Physical Therapy (DPT); Erie and Ruskin Campus
• Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (PPOTD)*

• Athletic Training; Erie and Ruskin Campus
• Business Administration**
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Computer and Information Science
- Information Analytics
- Software Engineering
• Criminalistics*

• Curriculum and Instruction*

• Electrical Engineering

• Embedded Software Engineering

• Engineering Management

• English

• Environmental Health and Engineering

• Health Communication
• Mechanical Engineering
• Nursing
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Administration
- Nurse Anesthesia
• Occupational Therapy

• Pastoral Studies
• Physician Assistant

• Public Administration**

• Reading*

• Sport and Exercise Science 

• English as a Second Language Program Specialist*
• Family Nurse Practitioner
• Nurse Anesthesia

• Principal PK-12*
• Reading Specialist*
• Superintendent Letter of Eligibility*

• Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction*
  * Online

** On campus or online 

Believe in the possibilities
In the more than 50 years that Gannon University has provided graduate-level education, we
have seen the professional accomplishments of our thousands of master’s degree and doctoral alumni worldwide. There are presidents of more than 50 organizations, vice
presidents, controllers, executive directors, officers, principals, superintendents, and upper-level managers in more than 200 organizations among those who have received master’s or doctoral degrees from Gannon University. 

We understand the balancing act graduate school requires, so we provide support and partner with you to achieve your educational and professional goals. Our expert faculty participate alongside you in research projects, speak at national conferences, and continue their clinical practices and businesses while teaching. 

We provide small, intimate class sizes in exceptional learning environments where questions are welcomed and discussions are a key part of our innovative academic programs. We strive to provide the resources you need to earn your degree and celebrate your success in a current job or new career.  

Location is everything
Gannon’s vibrant urban campus is located on the waterfront in the heart of Erie, Pennsylvania. Here you can easily find internships and co-op jobs with federal, state, and local government agencies; accounting, law, and marketing firms; hospitals and health care providers; industrial and insurance companies; and museums and social service organizations. Students tell us Erie is just the right size—big enough to provide plenty of professional and recreational opportunities, but small enough to easily get around and feel secure. 

Gannon University’s campus in Ruskin, Florida, is a bold move to fill the increasing demand for high-quality graduate education in Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy disciplines that serve the growing health care sector of the Florida economy. Enrolling at Gannon University’s Ruskin Campus puts you at the center of a growing field in a dynamic and beautiful place that rates highly on measures of livability and attractiveness and puts you in the forefront
of the health care professions. 


Graduate assistantships
Gannon University has a number of graduate assistantships available to students. Availability and application procedures vary based on department. Most graduate assistant students receive a stipend and/or percentage of tuition waiver. All positions are for one year and renewable for a second by mutual agreement. Graduate assistants in Residence Life receive room and board. Positions in the English department are teaching assistantships and require teaching college composition classes and working in the Writing Center.