Meeting the needs of working adults

Graduate academics is designed to meet the needs of career professionals and working adults. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers graduate degree programs designed to meet the needs of career professionals and working adults. We offer advanced study degrees in education, business, counseling psychology and policy studies. Our focus is to attract outstanding applicants and create a community of learners who, along with our full-time and practitioner-based faculty, can expand the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. We offer:

  • Competitive tuition
  • Cohort model offerings
  • Convenience of location
  • Practitioner-based learning
  • Small class size
  • Accelerated course structure in some programs 

The decision to begin graduate studies is an important one. Graduate study offers students the opportunity to learn, exchange innovative ideas, be part of a diverse educational community, challenge others while being challenged and explore and solve current issues of your chosen profession. 

We offer several graduate degrees in the following fields:

Educational Leadership (Ed.D)

This doctoral program was created for professional educators who wish to pursue leadership roles in education. It focuses on applied and professional studies and engages students in contemporary educational issues. Students learn under the mentorship of some of the region’s most respected educational leaders.


Our MBA program offers specialized education in accounting, food and agribusiness, general business and supply chain management. No GMAT is required to enroll, and rolling admission is available. Students can attend class in person or online (or both).

Counseling Psychology (M.A.)

The M.A. in Counseling Psychology prepares students for rewarding careers in counseling, advocacy and outreach in the mental health field. Specializations are available in social justice community counseling and child and adolescent counseling.

Policy Studies (M.A.)

The master's in policy studies helps students prepare for careers in the non-profit, government and private business sectors. Students develop a broad and practical skill set that will allow them to make a difference in their communities and across the globe.

Master's in Education and Post-Grad Certificates

Students can continue their credentialing in educational leadership, special education, teaching and learning, as well as bullying prevention, diversity and inclusion.

Certifications and Specializations

Expand on your master’s degree with a state certification or a DelVal specialization program.