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“Mount Union’s program stood out from other graduate programs I considered because it’s offered fully online. Another aspect that set the program apart was six-week courses rather than 15-week courses. This setup was convenient and accessible; I knew that even with my busy schedule, this degree was attainable.”
— Alexis Swartz ’16, master’s ’20

Mount Union’s Physician Assistant Studies program has been ranked as a top PA program in the country by U.S. News & World Report

The PT program at Mount Union is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 

Mount Union’s Department of Education is nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Exceptional is the standard at the University of Mount Union. As a private university grounded in the liberal arts tradition and emboldened by market-smart, career-savvy offerings, Mount Union delivers a number of high-quality graduate degrees to those looking to take their educations to the next level.

Whatever your abilities and previous experience, a graduate education at Mount Union will prepare you for success in your career through curricula designed to enhance and develop your leadership and career-specific skills.

On campus, the University offers a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Doctor of Physical Therapy. The institution also offers an online Master of Education degree with concentrations in Athletic Coaching, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Ohio Principal Licensure.

The University of Mount Union will also be offering an online Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Business Analytics and Leadership & Innovation as well as a master’s in Exercise & Nutrient Metabolism, pending appropriate external approvals.

Physician Assistant Studies
Mount Union’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies offers a graduate-level curriculum that focuses on the development of critical-thinking, professional problem-solving, and ethical leadership skills. The PA program offers extensive opportunities for hands-on experience outside of clinical rotations at over 200 locations. Mount Union’s wide range of clinical rotations gives students the chance to put what they’ve learned in the classroom into practice. The program consists of a 15-month didactic phase and a 12-month clinicalphase delivered over seven semesters. The program accepts 40 students per cohort, with a new class of students beginning each May. To learn more, visit

Online Master of Education
Mount Union’s online Master of Education (MEd) combines a relevant, robust, and engaging curriculum with the flexibility and convenience working professionals require. The MEd program allows students to start in the summer, fall, or spring semester. These fully online programs are structured into two separate six-week classes per term, allowing students to focus on one class at a time. The MEd program offers concentrations in Athletic Coaching, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Ohio Principal Licensure.

Athletic Coaching
The MEd in Athletic Coaching leverages the University’s history in developing leaders in sport-related fields as well as the institution’s continued success in intercollegiate athletics. This, coupled with its track record for producing top-notch coaches at all levels of organized athletics, has established Mount Union as a premier institution for developing athletic coaches who are strong leaders, motivators, and communicators. To learn more, visit

Curriculum and Instruction
With the ever-changing P-12 educational landscape, improving student achievement requires teaching professionals to utilize innovation and assessment. Through the further study of pedagogy and the development of their skills in the design, delivery,and assessment of lessons, units, and programs, students studying for the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction will be prepared to make lasting impacts in their schools. To learn more, visit

Educational Leadership
Today’s schools need strong leaders—educators with a passion to motivate, inspire, and help drive progress in P-12 education. With a high level of student-faculty and peer-to-peer collaboration combined with a curriculum that exposes teaching professionals to diverse approaches to leadership policy and practice, students in the MEd in Educational Leadership program will be prepared to lead progress in their school districts. To learn more, visit

Ohio Principal Licensure
Administrators in the P-12 educational setting are in need of meaningful leadership. Principals, athletic directors, and central office administrators are a few of the administrative positions responsible for motivating, training, managing, and inspiring progress. Mount Union’s MEd in Ohio Principal Licensure combines a robust and engaging curriculum with relevant, hands-on work in their schools to prepare graduates for the Ohio principal licensure exam and to serve as impactful leaders in their school districts. To learn more, visit

Master of Business Administration
Recently, the Board of Trustees approved the addition of the Master of Business Administration degree to Mount Union’s offerings. This program will be offered online with two concentrations—Business Analytics and Leadership & Innovation. The University of Mount Union has begun the external approval process, which includes seeking approvals from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Exercise and Nutrient Metabolism
The master’s in Exercise and Nutrient Metabolism at Mount Union leverages a combination of exercisescience and nutrition with the entrepreneurial spirit to develop leaders, academics, inventors, and managers in fields related to food science, fitness, and nutrient metabolism. The new program is expected to launch upon the pending approval from theHigher Learning Commission. To learn more, visit

Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Physical Therapy program at the University of Mount Union is designed to foster academic, clinical, and professional excellence that will allow students to grow into leaders in meaningful and professional careers. Mount Union’s Physical Therapy curriculum is structured with opportunities for interprofessional education with our Nursing and Engineering programs and Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, to name a few. To learn more, visit

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rewarding field of physical therapy is expected to exceed a 30% growth in the next 10 years. Graduates of Mount Union’s Physical Therapy program will be prepared to fill this growing need in our society. 

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2 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Physical Therapy                
Physician Assistant                


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