John Carroll has a rich, 60-year tradition of graduate education. You'll find a variety of opportunities for advanced study in an environment that fosters intellectual inquiry and professional growth. We offer both part-time and full-time options, and many courses use a hybrid format of on-campus and online study.
Graduate education in the College of Arts & Sciences aims to prepare advanced students to be intellectual and professional leaders who fully utilize their abilities to make positive contributions to their professions and society. Our programs educate students to be knowledgeable in their disciplines, while increasing their ability to think conceptually, analytically, and critically; to communicate clearly and effectively; and to be creative and responsible in a dynamic global environment.
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Our exceptional professors have earned the most advanced degrees in their respective fields and are renowned for excellence in teaching, research, and practice. 97% of JCU full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees or the terminal degree in their fields.
Our faculty and staff are invested in your success. Across campus, from academic program directors to individual faculty members to staff at our Center for Career Services, we work with you to find a pathway to meaningful employment.
Our faculty members are devoted to your professional development as part of the learning process. From day one, you’ll receive one-on-one mentorship from caring professors who’ll help plan your program to meet your schedule and individual interests, help prepare you to excel in your future job — and help ensure you graduate on time.
We offer substantial scholarships — up to 40% in some programs — making our tuition comparable to that of nearby public universities. Graduate assistantships are available in many departments.
We emphasize academic excellence that benefits our students and the communities they go on to transform. Our rigorous curricula, personal attention, hands-on learning opportunities, and commitment to social justice mean you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills for a satisfying career — and the leadership tools for making powerful change.
Dedicated to knowledge in the service of others John Carroll’s Jesuit mission — which includes welcoming students, faculty, and staff from all faiths — emphasizes cura personalis, or care for the entire person. We educate the whole person with a commitment to the dignity and value of each individual. Many of our courses include reflective components that help students more deeply discern their unique gifts, interests, goals, and professional callings.
A focus on service and social justice is key to our Jesuit ethos and permeates everything we do in the classroom, across campus, and in the community. Our graduate students choose John Carroll because they want to prepare for consequential work that uses their new knowledge to effect positive change. From curricula to clinical experiences to volunteer opportunities, a JCU graduate education is geared toward building a more just world and making a significant difference in the lives of society’s most vulnerable.