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Quick Facts

• Misenheimer, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, online 
• Pfeiffer’s master’s degree programs and certificates are offered at our Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham campuses. Most of our advanced degree and certificate programs are offered online or through a combination of online and traditional courses.

• Student-faculty ratio: 12:1 
• Average class size: 14
• Named a top MBA program by the Charlotte Business Journal
• Named a “Best College” for online programs by
• Top Regional University in the South by U.S. News & World Report

Financial Aid
• More than 95% of students receiving financial assistance
• Over $28 million in financial aid awarded annually

Programs of Study
• Business Administration—MBA
• Education—MSE
• Financial Fraud Investigations—MSFFI
• Financial Fraud Investigations Graduate Certificate Program
• Global Sport Management (pending SACS-COC approval)
• Health Administration—MHA  
• Leadership Graduate Certificate Program
• Marriage and Family Therapy—MMFT
• Physician Assistant Studies (pending Accreditation-Provisional status from ARC-PA)
• Practical Theology—MAPT
• Teaching—MAT

Are you ready to earn a graduate degree that takes you Beyond Boundaries? One that is rooted in a community where innovation and tradition coexist—and focuses on individual and high-quality learning? A private education that is attainable and affordable? If this is what you’re looking for, welcome to Pfeiffer University.

Pfeiffer is home
Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged regional university distinctive for its leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs at its campuses in Misenheimer, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham and online. With abundant opportunities for individual academic support, hands-on learning, and studying abroad, you will quickly become part of the Pfeiffer family.

Pfeiffer is innovative
Pfeiffer’s graduate programs are continually updated to meet the needs of both students and the business community. Through an educational model that blends ideology, research, and practical application, students learn collaboration through group work and real-world problem solving. Graduate students are taught to exercise critical thinking and quantitative reasoning, refine their communication skills, and discover the value of civic engagement in a changing society.

Pfeiffer is engaging
Pfeiffer boasts a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, which translates to individual academic attention and personal growth by engaging with faculty and staff in and out of the classroom. With graduate and certificate programs in the areas of business, health care, leadership, education, practical theology, and marriage and family therapy, you will be challenged to develop deeper knowledge and cultivate marketable skills.

Pfeiffer is results
For over 130 years, Pfeiffer has prepared students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality, and service. Our alumni are leading in fields such as research, health care, business, education, communications, athletics, and ministry. Numerous organizations have recognized Pfeiffer for academic excellence, including the Charlotte Business Journal, which ranks Pfeiffer’s MBA program as a top program and fourth largest in North Carolina, and U.S. News & World Report, which for eight consecutive years has named Pfeiffer among the “Best Regional Universities” in the South. Pfeiffer has also repeatedly received recognition as a College of Distinction.

Pfeiffer is affordable
Committed to making a private nonprofit education affordable, Pfeiffer currently awards $28 million in financial aid annually, including $10 million in institutional aid—with an additional $3.5 million in institutional aid committed to be invested over the next three years. Ninety-five percent of Pfeiffer students receive some form of financial assistance. As you look to take your career to the next level, Pfeiffer is committed to making your goals a financial reality.

Pfeiffer is now
The best way to experience Pfeiffer is by speaking with our admissions staff and faculty. You can also submit a free application for admission online. Experience the difference a Pfeiffer education offers as you become a member of the Pfeiffer family.

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31 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Curriculum & Instruction            
Education of the Gifted                
Elementary Education              
General MBA            
Healthcare Administration            
MBA - Health Care            
MBA - Leadership            
Marriage/Family Counseling                
Secondary Education                
Special Education              
Teacher Certification              


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Student Body

493 students

330 full-time

163 part-time




Application Fee
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Housing Offered? no


Admissions Office
P: 704-521-9116
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