Tacoma

Graduate degree programs

 

Accounting (MAcc)

Accounting (MAcc)

 

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is designed to accommodate your busy work schedule, allowing you to meet the CPA exam fifth-year requirement and earn your master’s degree in nine months while attending evening classes. 

The program teaches advanced technical skills and provides unparalleled opportunities to apply them in the real world. You learn critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills, and have the ability to research complex accounting-related issues. It’s also one of the first master of accounting programs in the U.S. to incorporate social reporting, forensic accounting and international accounting in its curriculum. 

Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides experienced professionals and managers with new tools for responding to the challenges of change. The program encourages managers to develop the integrated base of knowledge and skills needed to lead organizations facing an increasing pace of change. 

The core curriculum addresses key areas of business knowledge with a focus on finance, accounting, marketing, operations, ethics, human behavior and business strategy. Perspectives on international business are integrated across courses that emphasize quantitative and qualitative tools for predicting, planning and managing change. 

A Healthcare concentration is also available.

Business Analytics (MS)

Business Analytics (MS)

 

The MSBA provides students with the knowledge, tools and skills to understand, manage and make use of Big Data and smart digital solutions. Make effective, efficient business decisions that solve existing business problems, create new business opportunities and improve the performance of organizations. Fast-track your career with a work-compatible MS in business analytics. Become part of the next generation of analytics-savvy business analysts, project managers, analytics managers, Chief Analytics Officers, digital talents, T-shape analytical thinkers and adaptive innovators in this data-driven digital era.

Community Planning (MA)

Community Planning

 

The Community Planning program emphasizes urban social issues, community development, and urban problem solving, and is committed to training you to think critically and creatively, to work collaboratively in the interest of creating sustainable communities and to effectively communicate knowledge in a variety of ways.

Graduates are prepared as competent collaborative professionals who work with and empower community constituents, influencing processes of policy formation, resource generation, community change, and urban development. 

Computer Science & Systems (MS)

Computer Science & Systems (MS)

 

The Computer Science & Systems program develops your breadth of understanding of the latest applied and theoretical concepts within computer science. 

The program offers a research track, which includes working on a project/ thesis, and the opportunity to explore a variety of topics. Graduate faculty members engage in state-of-the-art research and have a close relationship with the local high-technology industry. Industry fellows participate in teaching and mentoring activities with graduate students, lending a real-world perspective in the classroom. 

Cybersecurity & Leadership (MCL)

Cybersecurity & Leadership (MCL)

 

The Cybersecurity and Leadership program is designed for IT managers and military personnel with a minimum of three to five years work experience, who can demonstrate proficiency in computer network administration and architecture. The program hones your technical and managerial skills to elevate leadership, risk management and change management competencies that are essential to lead technology professionals and organizations in the 21st century. 

Education (MEd)

Education (MEd)

 

The Master of Education program offers a variety of options for those seeking teacher certification and for practicing educators. Our teacher certification programs prepare students for either Elementary Education with Special Education or English Language Learners or Secondary Education in either Science or Mathematics. For practicing educators we offer an Educational Administrator program and a general Master of Education program with study options in: Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, Student Academic and Social Success (SASS) or Teaching English Language Learners (TELL). 

Geospatial Technologies (MS)

Geospatial Technologies (MS)

 

The degree provides advanced training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including the use and application of geospatial hardware, software, and data in urban and environmental planning scenarios.

You will become a leader in the management and utilization of geospatial technologies and engage in the development and deployment of location-based mobile applications and management of web-based geospatial data. While technical in design, this program maintains a theoretical/critical focus on the application of these technologies to urban and environmental issues.

Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)

Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)

 

The Interdisciplinary Studies program offers the opportunity to pursue concrete questions of interest across a wide range of fields, including the humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences, with special emphasis on the relation of knowledge to public action. In addition to a general study option, the program also offers study options in Community and Social Change focused on economic, racial, gender, and social justice through the transformation of local communities and in Nonprofit Management that explores the history, philosophy, organization, and administration of nonprofit management, and includes best practices, systems and management principles for successful fundraising programs.

Nursing (MN)

Nursing (MN)

 

The Master of Nursing program prepares RNs for practice in a range of settings as leaders, managers, care providers and educators. Two curriculum options are offered. Leader in Healthcare Delivery students gain in-depth knowledge and skills relating to leading in an environment of constant change in healthcare systems, government agencies and community organizations. Nurse Educator students gain knowledge to develop educational programs, evaluate performance and facilitate learning and are prepared to teach in a variety of roles including academic nursing program faculty, staff educators and patient educators.

Social Work (MSW)

Social Work (MSW)

 

The Master of Social Work program prepares learners for advanced and specialized practice as providers of social services and includes a combination of field experience and classroom learning.

The advanced curriculum provides an in-depth education, through the classroom and practicum, to prepare graduates for advanced, specialized practice. Topics include applied research, social policy, and advanced content in social work practice models and methods. This program enables learners to develop skill in the concentration area of Advanced Integrative Practice.

A part-time Advanced Standing option is available to eligible applicants with an undergraduate degree in social work or social welfare.

Educational Leadership (EdD)

Educational Leadership (EdD)

 

Today’s leaders are required to exhibit skill sets and knowledge bases that extend beyond the professional master’s degree. They must possess experience and expertise in employing research to improve organizational outcomes, to ensure quality teaching for diverse learners, to effectively assess programs, and to lead accreditation and accountability processes. They must be effective political advocates, and informed fiscal and human resource managers. 

The Ed.D. program is a three-year, non-traditional cohort format that enables currently employed educational leaders and practitioners to pursue a doctoral degree. Class sessions meet Fridays and Saturdays approximately once per month with digital learning in between.