Graduate Majors and Programs

The graduate programs at Misericordia University combine a sound academic base with the necessary professional skills one needs to succeed in their chosen profession. Graduates of our master's degree programs learn leadership skills and are mindful of their responsibility to serve others through their professional and personal lives.

Several of our graduate degrees are primarily offered in traditional formats for full-time students. Students enrolling in these five-year, entry level master's degree programs earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years of full-time study.

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    Dallas, PA 18612

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Five-Year Entry Level Master's Degree

Occupational Therapy
Speech-Language Pathology*

* Graduate students must apply through CSDCAS if interested in the Post-Baccalaureate Speech-Language Pathology program

Part-Time Flexible Programs

Misericordia University is the region's leader in adult education. The College offers several master's degree and certificate programs in adult-friendly formats, including evening classes, one-weekend-a-month sessions, and on-line study.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Occupational Therapy Weekend Program (for COTAs and second degree)
Post-Professional Program for Practicing Therapists Degree in Occupational Therapy
Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM)
Healthcare Analytics

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Full-Time Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy program is a 6-1/2 year professional program resulting in a bachelor's degree and a doctor of physical therapy degree.

During the first 3-1/2 years, the student completes the requirements for a bachelor's degree in an area of the student's choice. The student enters the professional curriculum in the spring semester of the fourth year.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The DNP program is designed to accommodate the needs of busy health care professionals and in response to growing national need for advanced practice nurses, and is being offered in two tracks.

The 27-credit part-time Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) to DNP track can be completed in two calendar years while attending the fall, spring and summer over six semesters. An optional nine-credit specialization in nursing education – the only DNP program offering this specialization in northeastern Pennsylvania – is also available for advanced practice nurses who wish to become educators on the collegiate level.

Nationally board certified and licensed advanced practice nurses, including certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs), certified nurse midwives (CNMs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and certified clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), are eligible to apply for the MSN to DNP program.

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Doctor of Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy Department has received approval from the Middle States Association and has received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Program.

The OTD program is focused on academic growth in clinical practice areas of occupational therapy, and promotes intellectual discourse through both program content and format. Evidence based practice, a strong component of the curriculum, requires advanced critical thinking and a thorough understanding of research. The inclusion of clinical practice, analysis of evidence, and the skills to develop and lead programs that serve others results in both enhanced professional expertise and valuable services to our communities.

The OTD curriculum is composed of 21 credits of "core" courses that address the competencies required of leaders and advocates in the profession. These courses address advanced theory, advanced research, program development and evaluation, occupational science, and public policy and advocacy. Capstone coursework requires the integration of these content areas into a clinical project, which is formally evaluated and presented through professional presentation and/or publication. Each student also completes 9-12 credits in either a pediatric or geriatric specialization, for a total of 33-36 credits for the doctoral coursework.

The program is designed to be completed part-time (2 classes per semester) over a two year tri-semester period.
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