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Graduate Studies


The Office of Graduate Studies oversees graduate-level awards at Colorado Mesa University by working with the respective academic departments and faculty offering graduate programs. The Director of Graduate Studies, as well as the individual director and faculty for each program are dedicated to managing the administration of graduate programs and policy, and to supporting the academic achievement of graduate students at CMU.

Graduate Programs

Since beginning to offer its first graduate program in 1997, CMU had continued to expand its offerings to meet the the demand for advanced education in western Colorado. See below for information about our current programs.

Department of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Center for Teacher Education

Master of Arts in Education

  • Educational Leadership (EDLD) Cognate
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Cognate
  • Teacher Leader (EDTL) Cognate
  • Exceptional Learner (EDSE) Cognate
  • Initial Teaching Licensure/Endorsement Cognate: Elementary or Secondary

Graduate Certificate: Education

  • Each of the Education cognates listed above can also be completed as a graduate certificate.

Department of Health Sciences

Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Advanced Nursing Practice Cognate
  • Nursing Education Cognate

Graduate Certificate: Health Information Technology Systems