Gardner-Webb University

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Graduate Programs

Most graduate programs are offered online.
*denotes a program with a face-to-face requirement.

- Department of English Language and Literature
- Graduate Certificate in English
- Master of Arts in English 

- Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning*
- Program of Physician Assistant Studies
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies*

Department of Health, Sport, and Physical Education
- Master of Arts in Sport Education*

- Doctorate of Nursing Practice*
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Family*
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health*
- Master of Science in Nursing Administration
- Master of Science in Nursing Business Administration
- Master of Science in Nursing Education
- Nursing Administration Certificate
- Nursing Education Certificate
- Post Doctoral Certificate – Primary Care Family
- Nurse Practitioner
- Post Doctoral Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

- Doctorate of Business Administration*
- 10 Month Master of Business Administration
- 10 Month Master of Sport Management
- Master of Arts in Accountancy
- Master of Business Administration
- International Master of Business Administration
- Master of Sport Management
- Master’s Plus Certificates
- Business Foundations Certificate
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 

- Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction*
- Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership*
- Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership*
- Education Specialist in Executive Leadership
- Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
- Master of Arts: Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction
- Master of Arts: Executive Leadership Studies
- Master of Arts: Instructional Technology
- School Administration Add-On Licensure

School of Psychological Science and Counselor Education
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling* Concentration: Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling*
- Master of Arts in School Counseling*

Discover all that Gardner-Webb University has to offer.

Gardner-Webb University seeks excellence in all things, but especially in academic instruction. Our comprehensive academic program is nationally recognized for its rigorous, inspirational, and insightful pursuit of knowledge, led by professors hailing from prestigious educational institutions across the nation.

Gardner-Webb University’s 6 professional schools and 12 academic departments offer more than 80 undergraduate and graduate major fields of study.

Schools and Colleges

College of Arts and Sciences: The College of Arts and Sciences at Gardner-Webb University is composed of those departments and academic units which are home to the liberal arts (arts, humanities, natural and social sciences).

As the intellectual heart of the university, the College promotes interdisciplinary learning, global understanding, communication skills and the promotion of critical thinking and discovery, all in the context of Christian faith.

Godbold College of Business: The Godbold College of Business (GCB) functions to support the mission of Gardner-Webb University by providing both graduate and undergraduate professional training in the business disciplines to a diverse student population.

It enhances the scope of the University by applying the learning and analytical skills fostered by the liberal arts and the moral and ethical values of the Christian faith to the practice of business activities in the domestic and worldwide arenas. It also encourages both its faculty and its students to pursue lifelong learning, to value service to God and humanity, and to build character in students.

College of Education: Gardner-Webb University’s College of Education strives to develop reflective and ethical educators who are knowledgeable in content, respectful of diversity, proficient in technology, and skilled in meeting the needs of all students.

Graduates of Gardner-Webb’s College of Education should be 21st-century leaders in every aspect of their profession, having the instructional, technological and collaborative communication skills to deliver relevant and rigorous content in a forward-thinking context that assures student learning.

College of Health Sciences: Gardner-Webb’s College of Health Sciences aims to attract students who are focused on providing quality medical service to those in need.

Each health science program is designed to be practice oriented while developing in students an aptitude for knowledgeable and nurturing patient care.

The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to prepare graduates for employment in various healthcare fields by providing a rigorous, evidence-based education in a Christ-centered, interprofessional, and collaborative environment. Graduates of the College of Health Sciences will be prepared to provide service-oriented leadership within diverse healthcare settings.

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66 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Business Doctorate & PhD              
Clinical Psychology              
Curriculum & Instruction          
Educational Administration              
Educational Leadership            
General MBA            
Health Sciences                
International Business            
MBA - Accounting            
MBA - Finance            
MBA - Health Care            
MBA - Human Resources            
MBA - International Business              
MBA - Marketing              
MBA - Sports Management              
Marriage/Family Counseling              
Nurse Administration          
Nurse Education          
Physician Assistant                
Psychiatric Nursing                
RN to Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN)                
School Counseling              
Sport Studies                
Sports & Fitness Management              


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Student Body

1,104 students

284 full-time

820 part-time




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