The Master of Science in Accounting (MSAcc) 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.
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 a strong mix of leadership, technological, financial, analytical, relational and communication skills needed to lead organizations today. Perspectives on international business are integrated across courses that emphasize quantitative and qualitative tools for predicting, planning and managing change. Our high-quality program is immediately relevant to practicing managers.
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 this work-compatible MS in business analytics. Be part of the next-generation of analytics savvy business analysts, project & program managers, analytics managers, chief analytics officers, digital talents, T-shaped analytical thinkers and adaptive innovators who make effective and efficient business decisions that either solve existing business problems or cultivate new opportunities, and improve the performance of organizations.
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.
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.
The PhD in Computer Science and Systems is designed to develop scholars, educators, and interdisciplinary researchers who focus on computing principles for breadth, to become experts in one of many interdisciplinary areas in science and society characterized by substantial engineering and technology challenges requiring significant domain expertise to solve.
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.
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).
In the 21st century, such efforts to disrupt and dismantle require investments in self-and community-healing, community grounded approaches, centering ancestral knowledges, Black and Indigenous-centric theories, and a commitment to praxis (or a linking of critical reflection and action). Towards the goal of preparing leaders to sustain healing approaches to familial, local, regional, and global traumas, UW Tacoma's Ed.D. aims to cultivate leaders who incorporate de-colonial, social justice, and antiracist approaches to imagine and build educational structures and systems.
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 one weekend approximately once per month with digital learning in between.
The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) degree at the University of Washington Tacoma was conceived to provide students with a combination of advanced knowledge, hands–on experience, research and applications of theory to support and improve their employment options in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The curriculum is built upon the Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and Systems (CES), as well as the Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) at UW Tacoma.
The Master of Science and Information Technology (MSIT) program will aim to provide students a combination of advanced knowledge, hands-on experience, and applications of theory to support and further improve students' employment options in the field of Information Technology (IT).
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.
The School Psychology program prepares reflective science-practitioners and leaders who value and work for the empowerment of youth, families, educators, and school communities. Courses emphasize multi-tiered systems of prevention and intervention that holistically promote equity; social, emotional, and behavioral wellness; academic success; and collaborative partnerships. Successful graduates from this program meet the requirements for initial certification (Educational Staff Associate) as a school psychologist in the state of Washington.
An Educational Specialist degree is a graduate degree that is more advanced than a master’s degree. It includes two years of coursework and practicum and one year of school-based internship.
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.
Build on your basic computer programming knowledge to learn the best practices of software development and design while learning to implement these practices as software engineers. Over the course of a year, students learn the core concepts of computer science, spanning from fundamental data structures and algorithms, to software engineering, to object-oriented and systems programming through lectures and hands-on labs. Guest speakers from industry share experience and real-world perspective. The program concludes with a project-based capstone course emphasizing team-oriented full stack development.
This graduate certificate is meant for people who have already earned their bachelor's degree (in any field) and have basic programming skills.