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Master of Business Administration (MBA) – On Campus and Online

Offered through a Chicago-area leader in experiential business education, this AACSB-accredited MBA program is widely recognized for its return on investment. You’ll go beyond theory and case studies to develop real-world skills for advanced business leadership roles. Complete your degree in as little as 18 months.

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Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) – On Campus and Online

Earn your MSA degree online in as little as 12 months. This 10-course program is designed for students without an undergraduate degree in accounting. You’ll develop skills for public and private accounting practice, as well as the knowledge needed to pass your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. AACSB-accredited. No GMAT required.

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Business Certificates

Develop focused credentials to elevate your career. Through our self-paced, skill-based certificate programs, you can deepen your knowledge of business essentials or advanced business topics like finance, leadership, data analytics, health care administration and more. Use credits earned toward your master's later. Study on campus or online (depending on program).

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MBA with a Coordinated Program in Dietetics (MBA/RD)

The only program of its kind in the country, this distinctive dual degree will prepare you to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and take on leadership roles in dietetics, food science, health care and other nutrition-related fields. Accredited by the AACSB and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Fulfills requirements to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Complete in 21 months.

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Master of Business Administration and Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW)

Pursue a meaningful career while positioning yourself for leadership roles that will expand your influence. This dual-degree program will prepare you to lead organizations in nonprofit, for-profit or governmental settings. And, you can do it all in a shortened period of time.

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Master of Business Administration and Master of Library and Information Science (MBA/MLIS)

Build your business acumen and your expertise in information science simultaneously. In this dual-degree program, you’ll prepare for leadership roles that demand both – in settings like specialized libraries, information centers and user experience design shops.

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Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution (MCR)

Gain vital skills for leadership roles in counseling, education, social work, human resources, business management and more. In this program, you’ll learn from industry experts who can help you view your profession in the context of restorative justice, law, labor relations, human resources and other in-demand fields. And, with hands-on practicums, you’ll get real-world experience that’s relevant to your workplace. Study from anywhere while you continue working thanks to a mostly online low-residency format. Start dates offered year-round.

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Alternative Licensure Programs

Follow an alternative route to your Professional Educator License (PEL) in Illinois and elevate your skills as an educator in a specific area of expertise. Two years to complete.

Licenses offered include: Early Childhood (with ESL and/or Bilingual Endorsement) | Elementary (with ESL and/or Bilingual Endorsement) | Middle: English/Language Arts | Middle: Mathematics | Middle: Science | Middle: Social Sciences | Secondary: Biology | Secondary: Chemistry | Secondary: English/Language Arts | Special Education

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Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Elevation

Already completed an education endorsement at Dominican? Apply those credit hours toward earning your master’s in one to three additional semesters. Graduate with advanced skills that position you for leadership in a wide range of education settings. NCATE-accredited. See if your endorsement program is eligible.

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Master of Science in Special Education (MS-SPED)

Help create a supportive and effective learning environment for students with special needs. In this program, you’ll expand your knowledge and skills for teaching unique learners while gaining credentials for an in-demand career path. Whether you’re a licensed teacher seeking a Learning Behavior Specialist 1 endorsement in special education, are pursuing master’s-level credentials, or are just starting your education career, this program can work for you.

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Endorsements

As an educator, you can still be a lifelong learner. By pursuing one of our non-degree endorsement programs, you’ll develop your expertise in a focused area of education – one that meets the needs of students and the challenges of an ever-evolving career in education. These programs are ideal for individuals who hold a Professional Educator License. Request information for a full list of programs.

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Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM)

Become an expert who can envision, develop, manage and curate information and its systems. In this program, you’ll develop skills for information architecture, data analytics, data visualization, UX design and digital content management, as well as leadership skills that help you advocate for effective information systems. Complete in as little as two years. Hybrid format includes online and in-person classes. Weekend sessions offered.

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Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science in Information Management (MLIS/MSIM)

As information becomes more available and more complex, organizations in a variety of public, private and nonprofit sectors need experts who can refine, organize and manage information effectively. In this dual-degree program, you can prepare for meaningful and lucrative leadership roles. Earn both degrees in a total of 54 semester hours. And, study at a pace that works for you, taking up to a maximum of six years.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Information Studies

Earn your PhD in just three years, while you continue working in your field. In this program, you’ll move beyond your master’s degree into a rigorous research-focused academic experience, opening doors to leadership, faculty and research positions in academia, libraries, information centers and more. Complete in just three years. All courses offered on weekends. Some courses offered in a hybrid (online and in-person) format.

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Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

Prepare for leadership positions in rapidly evolving information settings. As the only MLIS program in the Chicago area accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), this degree path sets the standard for excellence in a growing field. Learn from nationally recognized faculty in a small classroom setting. Take classes in the evening, online and at our campus in River Forest or in downtown Chicago.

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Accelerated Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)/PhD

Designed for practicing information science professionals with an undergraduate degree, this program makes it possible to earn your master’s and PhD in one streamlined sequence of courses. You’ll prepare for leadership roles in your field and expand your competencies to take on new roles in research disciplines. Complete in just four years. Program is also relevant to individuals who hold a master’s degree in another field.

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Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

Tailor your graduate experience to the areas of library information science (LIS) and other related fields that impact your work. In this customizable program, you’ll complete a core curriculum of at least five courses related to your area of LIS concentration, and then pursue other interdisciplinary courses of your choosing. With approval, courses from another accredited university may be applied to your MPS.

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Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate - Master of Library and Information (MLIS) Accelerated Program

Thanks to a partnership between Dominican University and College of DuPage (COD), students who have completed a Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate at COD can transfer to Dominican and complete their MLIS. You’ll prepare for leadership roles in a burgeoning field, developing advanced qualifications more efficiently. And, LTA holders are eligible for a 50% discount on four core MLIS courses at Dominican.

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School Library Media Program

Become a highly-qualified school librarian. In this program, you’ll develop well-rounded skills for serving children and youth, integrating library services with school curriculum, and developing and administering effective library programs. Complement your coursework with clinical practice in school settings. And, if you have your Professional Educator License (PEL), you can complete coursework to earn the PK-12 Library Information specialist endorsement.

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Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Business Administration (MLIS/MBA)

Build your business acumen and your expertise in information science simultaneously. In this dual-degree program, you’ll prepare for leadership roles that demand both – in settings like specialized libraries, information centers and user experience design shops.

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Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science in Information Management (MLIS/MSIM)

As information becomes more available and more complex, organizations in a variety of public, private and nonprofit sectors need experts who can refine, organize and manage information effectively. In this dual-degree program, you can prepare for meaningful and lucrative leadership roles. Earn both degrees in a total of 54 semester hours. And, study at a pace that works for you, taking up to a maximum of six years.

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Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Arts in Public History (MLIS/MAPH)

Help educate future generations by preserving knowledge of the past. Through a partnership with Loyola University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, this dual degree is a unique opportunity to build a career in the study, management, preservation and interpretation of historical records. And, as the only MLIS program in the Chicago area accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), this program truly stands apart.

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Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Social Work (MLIS/MSW)

As the only program of its kind in the country, this dual degree allows graduate students to build skills and credentials in two converging fields, saving time and money in the process. You’ll explore the importance of information management and libraries in social services, preparing you for meaningful work in a wide range of settings. The programs are accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), respectively.

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Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Divinity (MLIS/MDiv)

Through a partnership with the McCormick Theological Seminary, this unique dual-degree program underscores Dominican University’s Catholic foundation and the rigorous MLIS curriculum we are known for. You’ll graduate with applicable skills for theological librarianship and the ability to connect your faith to in-demand positions that serve the public. Program can be completed in approximately three and a half years.

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Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition

Prepare for roles that help individuals and families improve their health through nutrition, while advocating for improved access throughout communities. In this program, you’ll combine classroom education with practical research to enter the in-demand field of nutrition and dietetics. Get hands-on experience with diverse, low-income populations while focusing on evidence-based practice and leadership skills that will help you make a greater impact.

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Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MMS PAS)

Prepare for an in-demand career (third fastest-growing in the country) that helps patients and solves health care challenges. You’ll work closely with medical doctors to order tests, prescribe medication, conduct exams and even assist in surgery. And, at Dominican, you’ll prepare to navigate the social, legal and ethical complexities of health care. No residency or entrance test (like MCAT) required.

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Master of Science in Software Development (MSSD)

Develop skills for the technology sector of any industry and position yourself for a relevant and in-demand career. Whether you’re making a career change or need a career boost, this program will give you a solid foundation in design and coding, while allowing you to follow a specialized track in web development, mobile applications development, database management or software design. Program is offered primarily online. Those with a background in coding may qualify to waive foundational courses.

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A Scholarly Approach to Modern Education

Graduate programs for busy professionals don’t have to be impersonal. Here, you’ll find a university setting that reflects the academic rigor and support you expect, with programs that evolve for today’s workforce.

Convenient ways to learn

Explore hybrid and online options or join our commuter-friendly Chicagoland campus

Expert faculty

Work closely with thought-provoking professors, 86% of whom hold terminal degrees in their field

29,000+ alumni

Grow your professional network locally, nationally and internationally

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"I came to Dominican without any business background… Within the year, thanks to the mentoring and support of my accounting professors, I had a job lined up after graduation at a big-four accounting firm in downtown Chicago."

- Emily Lafond, MSA ‘18

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