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Prospective Students

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.

Find your program

You’re ready to prepare for a whole new career—or achieve the next level in yours. And you’re looking for a master’s program that not only readies you for professional success but also helps you reach for a life of larger meaning.

At John Carroll University, 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. Join our dynamic and diverse learning community to be challenged, supported, and inspired to build a better world. It’s not just a graduate program.

It's education for a greater good.

From scheduling to format to content, programs allow for individual needs
We know our graduate students lead busy lives, so we’ve built flexibility into our curricula. Most of our graduate programs offer full- and part-time options. In the professional programs, most or all classes are offered in the evening. Traditional, in-person classes are important for the interaction and sense of community JCU students value, but we also offer an increasing number of hybrid courses that combine online and on-campus study. We also offer a couple programs fully online. Depending on the program, many of our students have the option of customizing a course of study to their individual interests and goals.

Current Students

We understand that every student has a unique story and set of circumstances. And, we are here to partner with you in managing your investment in graduate education. Work with our Student Enrollment and Financial Services Office (SEFS) to determine the best path for you and for your future.

Learn more about financial aid procedures for current graduate students. 

Faculty Excellence

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.

Social Justice Mission

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.

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