Master’s Degrees Designed For You

Calvin’s graduate programs will expand your career opportunities while equipping you to think deeply, act justly and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world.

Here, you’ll find graduate programs in many subjects, offered both online and on-campus. Explore your options below—and take the step to truly excel as a leader in your field.

  • Accounting

    In the master of accounting program, you’ll develop analytical and technical skills that will equip you to be an important leader and decision maker in the accounting profession. All courses are taught from a Christian perspective by professors with extensive public accounting and/or industry experience.

    Cohorts start each fall and spring. Upcoming dates include:

    • Admitted students may take summer courses offered by Calvin's MBA program
    • Fall semester starts September 2, 2024

    Degrees & programs
    Format
    Master of Accounting
  • Business Administration

    Calvin University’s master of business administration prepares learners to advance to higher levels of organizational responsibility. Grounded in the wisdom of the Reformed Christian perspective on purposeful leadership, the Calvin MBA imparts knowledge and skills in not only the business functions needed to create sustainable value, but also the strategic processes that enable adaptation to a changing environment. The program builds community through a cohort model, focuses on innovation, and offers optional areas of focus in nonprofit management, marketing, finance, data analytics, and applied communication.

    Classes start every 8 weeks. Upcoming dates include:

    • Summer term 1 starts Monday, May 6, 2024 (apply by Apr 22)
    • Summer term 2 starts Monday, July 1, 2024 (apply by June 17)
    • Fall term 1 starts Monday, Sept 2, 2024 (apply by Aug 19)

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  • Data Science

    With data driving decisions across a wide variety of industries, the ability to effectively manage and analyze big data has become a critical skill. A master’s degree in data science combines computer science, mathematics and statistics as well as practical application of data analytics skills. You’ll become a data practitioner who can distill new insights from large volumes of data.

    Classes start every 8 weeks. Upcoming dates include:

    • Summer term 1 starts Monday, May 6, 2024 (apply by Apr 22)
    • Summer term 2 starts Monday, July 1, 2024 (apply by June 17)
    • Fall term 1 starts Monday, Sept 2, 2024 (apply by Aug 19)
    • Fewer course options are available for starting fall 2 and spring 2 due to a mix of 8- and 16-week courses, some of which have pre-requisites.

    Degrees & programs
    Format
    Master of Data Science
  • Education

    Calvin’s master of education program provides professional development for teachers, principals, and others interested in P-12 education. The program provides plenty of options to take courses that fit into your busy life—all at a cost per semester hour that is one of the lowest in the region. You can choose between four concentrations and two modalities. Choose a fully online program (literacy specialist or inclusion specialist) or hybrid learning (educational leadership or curriculum and instruction). A completed bachelor’s degree is required for admission.

    Degrees & programs
    Formats
    Master of Education
  • Exercise Science

    Gain a deep understanding of God’s design of human health and behavior. By promoting physical activity and sport, you will help restore people to more balanced, healthy, and high-performance lives, and assist them in maximizing their potential. This practical program, which focuses on skills used directly in the workplace, will equip you to advance in your field and become a Christian leader in the profession.

    Classes start every 8 weeks (except summer term 2). Upcoming dates include:

    • Summer term 1 starts Monday, May 6, 2024 (apply by Apr 22)
    • Summer term 2 starts Monday, July 1, 2024 (apply by June 17)
    • Fall term 1 starts Monday, Sept 2, 2024 (apply by Aug 19)

    Degrees & programs
    Format
    Master of Exercise Science
  • Geographic Information Science

    The master of science in geographic information science offers training in cutting-edge GIS technology and analysis. Using computers, drones, and GPS technologies, you’ll gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art approaches in the geospatial industry. Whether you’re starting from scratch or want to deepen your existing knowledge, you’ll learn at your own pace in online classes taught by world-renowned faculty. Calvin also offers a certificate program in GIS.

    Classes start fall and spring semesters. Upcoming dates include:

    • Fall semester starts September 2, 2024 (apply by Aug 19)

    Degrees & programs
    Formats
    Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
    Geographic Information Science Certificate
    GIS Certificate in City and Local Govt
  • Media and Strategic Communication

    Advance your communication skills and your career options with a master of arts in media and strategic communication. Discover ways to create nuanced, powerful stories that resonate in audio, video, text, and more. By completing this program, you’ll boost your career options in advertising, journalism, public relations, social media, and more.

    Classes start each fall (and spring starting in Spring 2025). Upcoming dates include:

    • Fall semester starts September 2, 2024
    • Note: students without prior media production experience must take the pre-requisite COMM 500 online in summer term 2, which starts July 1, 2024
    • Application deadline June 1, 2024
    Degrees & programs
    Format
    Master of Media and Strategic Communication
  • Nursing

    Created with working nurses in mind, Calvin’s MSN provides flexible, online courses designed to finish in two years while taking courses part-time. You’ll sharpen your skills and expand your expertise while exploring high-level nursing practices from a faith-based perspective. Choose from two concentrations: Nurse Educator or Nurse Leader. Fall term 1 starts on Sept 2, 2024 (apply by July 15).

    Degrees & programs
    Format
    Master of Science in Nursing
  • Public and Nonprofit Administration

    Calvin University’s master of public administration program invites students with a passion for public service and civic engagement to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their leadership skills through our distinctively Christian program. Graduates will work in a variety of fields in the nonprofit and government sectors, such as public health, policy analysis, program evaluation, economic development, and administrative ethics. Guided by Calvin’s mission of renewal, the master of public and nonprofit administration program equips students to serve across the globe as well-informed, generous, and transformational leaders in a world that longs for individual and community flourishing.

    Classes start every 8 weeks. Upcoming dates include:

    • Summer term 1 starts Monday, May 6, 2024 (apply by Apr 22)
    • Summer term 2 starts Monday, July 1, 2024 (apply by June 17)
    • Fall term 1 starts Monday, Sept 2, 2024 (apply by Aug 19)

    Degrees & programs
    Format
    Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration
  • Public Health

    Calvin’s master of public health program provides practical skills to address today’s global needs. Choose from concentrations in infectious disease or global health. You’ll explore the intersection of health and faith, and understand how Christian faith can guide decision-making. You’ll gain analysis and leadership skills that are in great demand in a world increasingly threatened by infectious disease.

    Classes start every 8 weeks. Upcoming dates include:

    • Summer term 1 starts Monday, May 6, 2024 (apply by Apr 22)
    • Summer term 2 starts Monday, July 1, 2024 (apply by June 17)
    • Fall term 1 starts Monday, Sept 2, 2024 (apply by Aug 19)

    Degrees & programs
    Format
    Master of Public Health
  • Speech Pathology

    In the speech pathology program, online or in person, you’ll study the causes and treatment of a wide variety of disorders. You’ll learn new ways to care for people, all within the framework of Christian faith. To wrap it up, you’ll also have the option of completing a thesis at the end of the program.

    In addition to the Master of Speech Pathology program, we offer an online undergraduate certificate in Speech and Hearing Foundations, which prepares students to apply to a speech pathology master’s program.

    For on-campus students, cohorts start each fall. Applications are processed through Central Application System: CSDCAS. Deadline to apply is January 15. First round of acceptance due on national acceptance day, April 15.

    For online students, cohorts start each fall. Applications are processed through Central Application System: CSDCAS. Applications deadline: May 15 (fall term) with rolling admissions. Although our distance education mode has a rolling application deadline, applicants will not start to receive decisions until after February 1, 2024.

    Degrees & programs
    Formats
    Master of Arts in Speech Pathology
  • Teaching

    Calvin’s master of Master of Arts in Teaching is a year-long intensive program for those with a bachelor's degree who want to become teachers. Cohorts start at the beginning of the summer with full-time coursework, and students complete an internship in the fall and student teaching in the spring. By the end of the year, students have obtained a master's degree and a teaching certificate. Applications preferred by December 1 of each year but accepted through March 30.

    Degrees & programs
    Format
    Master of Arts in Teaching

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Helpful Resources

  • Admissions and Aid
    • International students: We welcome graduate students from around the globe. Check out a guide on the international admissions process. Note: we can issue immigration documents for on-campus programs, not for programs that are fully online. Students who complete online programs outside U.S. borders are not required to have a student visa. 
    • Want to know tuition rates? Visit financial services.
  • Advising and Registration
    • Need to take a break from your studies but want to maintain tech access? Complete this quick hiatus form. Your program, and tech access, will remain active for a year, and you can jump back in when you're ready.
    • Getting close to finishing your program? Learn about applying to graduate.
    • Registration & Advising: For online graduate students and Speech-Hearing Foundations students seeking registration or advising help, email onlineadvising@calvin.edu. For on-campus grad students, contact your advisor directly.
    • Calvin graduate course offerings: See when all graduate level courses are offered (subject to change).
  • Wiley University Services

    For all of our graduate programs, students experience what they’d expect from any Calvin program: strong relationships with Calvin professors and a course of study rooted in both deep faith convictions and cutting-edge disciplinary expertise. While Calvin faculty and staff design and deliver all aspects of our programs, we have also partnered with Wiley University Services in many of our online programs to support students through the admissions process and to enhance other aspects of the student experience. Our partnership with Wiley helps us cultivate excellence and community as we continue to grow our graduate programs.

Contact Us

If you have questions about graduate programs at Calvin University, see the individual program websites listed above, email graduate-programs@calvin.edu, or contact Renee De Vries:

Renee De Vries

Renee De Vries

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