Anderson, Indiana

Graduate Programs

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Graduate Programs

Welcome to Anderson University's Graduate Programs. The mission of Anderson University is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society. We intend to graduate people with a global perspective who are competent, caring, creative, generous individuals of character and potential.

Anderson University offers graduate programs in the following areas:

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SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

  • Master of Divinity

    The purpose of the Master of Divinity degree is the spiritual and intellectual formation of people in the Christian ministry of biblical reconciliation in church and society. The M.Div. degree is the basic ministerial leadership degree for those preparing for ordained ministry. This degree provides a broad preparation with a solid core in Bible, church history, theology, mission, and pastoral ministry.

    For the current listing of the M.Div. degree goals, admission requirements, degree requirements, and curriculum, click here to see the current catalog.

  • Master of Theological Studies

    The Master of Theological Studies degree is offered in two tracks:

    • Thesis Track for students preparing to enter Ph.D. or Th.D. programs.
    • Non-Thesis Track for other students.

    The Master of Theological Studies degree does not provide adequate preparation for pastoral ministry. Students who are preparing for ordained ministry are encouraged to enroll in the Master of Divinity degree program.

  • Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

    The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, a professional degree preparing students for pastoral ministry, is offered 100% online. This Association of Theological Schools (ATS) approved degree is delivered by the same faculty members who teach our residential classes. The goals for online courses are no different from those who participate in our residential programs: to deliver the highest quality, fully accredited courses in bible, theology, church history and pastoral ministry to students preparing for or already engaged in ministry.

  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Service

    The Master of Arts in Intercultural Service is a 48-semester-hour degree program (a total of 16 courses) of graduate study designed to prepare individuals to serve the church in specific fields of mission and outreach.

    The degree is designed for those desiring to engage in intercultural ministries, in the more traditional missionary sense, either in the United States or overseas, with concerns both for urban and rural contexts.

    Click here for full details on the Master of Arts in Intercultural Service.

  • Doctor of Ministry

    The Doctor of Ministry program is a 32-hour program and includes a professional project that integrates ministerial context and biblical studies, theology, church history. All the research, course work, interaction and reflection are to increase the effectiveness and competence in ministry in the setting where pastors serve.

    Click here for full details on the Doctor of Ministry.

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FALLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • Master of Business Administration

    Professional MBA
    Designed for the working professional, this program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is offered in Anderson and at locations in Indianapolis. Students are part of a cohort that normally meets one night a week. The program can be completed in less than two years.

    Residential MBA
    Designed for individuals who desire graduate-level studies in a Christian environment immediately following completion of their undergraduate program. The program is experiential in nature, utilizes an intense living-learning approach, and can be completed in 11 months.

  • MSN-MBA
    The MSN-MBA program at Anderson University is a dual-degree program offered by the School of Nursing and the Falls School of Business. The program is intended to give working nursing professionals (those with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a current Registered Nurse license in the State of Indiana or eligibility for licensure) the tools needed to be an effective administrator of human, financial, and health care resources.

    Classes meet one night per week and the MSN-MBA program can be completed in as little as 33 months. Graduates will have the administrative and business knowledge to effectively manage resources to benefit healthcare organizations.

  • Doctor of Business Administration

    The Anderson University Doctorate of Business Administration is designed for the unique needs of a group of business instructors not effectively served by current doctoral programs. The Anderson University DBA is a program that will link the applied nature of an MBA with the conceptual framework and research traditions that support business practice. The DBA program offers the unique advantage of high-level thinking and discussion about the integration of a Christian world view with learning.

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SCHOOL OF NURSING

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Master of Business Administration Track

    The MSN-MBA program at Anderson University is a dual-degree program offered by the School of Nursing and the Falls School of Business. The program is intended to give working nursing professionals (those with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a current Registered Nurse license in the State of Indiana or eligibility for licensure) the tools needed to be an effective administrator of human, financial, and health care resources.

    Classes meet one night per week and the MSN-MBA program can be completed in as little as 33 months. Graduates will have the administrative and business knowledge to effectively manage resources to benefit healthcare organizations.

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Administration Track

    The Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing administration offers advanced nursing practice knowledge, skills, and abilities to be an effective nurse administrator while providing the opportunity for personal and career growth. Students will be equipped with the tools needed by nurse administrators to lead and direct departments and programs in health-care organizations. Opportunities to explore topics such as international health care, policy development, and project management are an integral part of the curriculum.

    Building on the tradition of excellence of the School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program, this 37- credit-hour program can be completed in as few as 26 months. Graduates will be eligible for ANCC certification as a Nurse Executive (NE-BC) once work requirements are met.

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Education Track

    The MSN with a focus in nursing education is an innovative program that offers advanced nursing practice knowledge in the area of teaching, curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation of learning outcomes while providing the opportunity for personal and career growth. Students will be equipped with the tools needed to create and manage effective learning environments, utilize theories of nursing and education to promote student acquisition of knowledge, and evaluate clinical performance. Building on the tradition of excellence of the School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program, this 41- credit-hour program can be completed in as few as 26 months. Graduates will be eligible for the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) exam once work requirements are met.

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE, AND DANCE

  • Master of Music Education

    Under the guidance of accomplished faculty members, students in the Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance enjoy a rich diversity of academic and musical experiences. The 32-hour Master of Music Education program consists of 20 hours of required core courses and 12 hours of elective courses in choral, instrumental, or general music.