Graduate Student Admissions

Earn Your Master’s Degree at the Speed of Life

 Whatever your reasons — to improve your financial situation, to find a new career, to advance your understanding, knowledge, and skills, for the benefit of your family — the Master’s programs and graduate certificates at Avila University are designed to meet you where you are in life. Here you’ll find professors with a true mentorship mentality and professional networks that will stay with you long after you’ve graduated. Flexible course scheduling. Small class sizes. Online, on-campus, and hybrid formats. Accelerated 8-week course terms. Lower tuition, financial aid, and a limited number of scholarships are available. Avila University’s Master’s degrees and graduate certificates are designed and delivered so that working adults, parents, and caregivers can succeed.

“These experiences made me more competitive when applying for Ph.D. programs and provided me with the knowledge needed to further pursue my career.” – Brandon Brewster, ’20

Avila offers nine Master’s: MBA, Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Education, Management, Organizational Development, Kinesiology, Strategic Communications, and in partnership with Saint Louis University, Social Work.

There are also graduate-level professional certificate opportunities in Executive Leadership Development, Workplace Instructional Design, Project Management, Strategic Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Change Management, Strategic Communications, and Leadership Coaching. An Initial Teacher Certification is also available.

*Avila University partners with Bright Horizons to provide employers with significant tuition discounts. Check with your employer if you’re eligible for EdAssist discounts.

Student Holly France

“Professors quickly allow students to become leaders within the research labs.”

Holly France, current MSP student

Choose from Nine Available Master’s Graduate Programs

Psychology, M.S.
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Psychology, M.S.
Choose from three concentrations: General Psychology, Mental Health, or Research
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Counseling Psychology, M.S.
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Counseling Psychology, M.S.
Choose from four concentrations: Child and Adolescent, Couples & Families, Psychological Assessment, or Research
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Online MBA
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Online MBA
Choose from nine concentrations.
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Education, M.A.
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Education, M.A.
Choose from four MAEd programs w/certifications Initial teacher certification is also available.
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Kinesiology, M.S.
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Kinesiology, M.S.
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Online Management, M.A.
Online Management, M.A.
Choose from four concentrations: Change Management, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Marketing, or Workplace Instructional Design
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Organizational Development (MSOD)
Organizational Development (MSOD)
Choose from four concentrations: Strategic HR, Leadership Coaching, Executive Leadership, or Workplace Instructional Design
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Social Work, MSW
Social Work, MSW
This program is in partnership with Saint Louis University
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Strategic Communication, M.A.
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Strategic Communication, M.A.
Today’s Master’s program for tomorrow’s communication leaders.
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Graduate Certificate Programs

Workplace Instructional DesignDiversity & Inclusion Change Management
Project ManagementLeadership CoachingStrategic Human Resources
Executive Leadership DevelopmentStrategic Communication
Avila University offers eight graduate-level certificate programs that can be taken alone or as part of a Master’s degree.

Would you like to know more?


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Ready to Take the Next Step?

Questions? Contact our Graduate Admissions Advisors.

We understand. Our Admission Advisors have worked with students like you and are empathic guides. We’re here to help.

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Emma Carter

Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Phone 816.501.2968
Hadley Kaff

Hadley Kaff

Graduate Admission Representative Phone 816.501.2955
Lauren Larson

Lauren Larson ’18

Graduate Admission Representative Phone 816.501.3785
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