Graduate Studies

Colorado Mesa University offers opportunities to go beyond earning a bachelor’s degree with a variety of graduate programs. At CMU, we provide exceptional educational experiences designed to deepen your knowledge and advance your career. Students learn from and work closely with dedicated professors who are experts in their field. Discover more about our diverse curriculum today.

Graduate Admission

Learn more about admission requirements for graduate students.

While individual programs will have student learning outcomes and assessment rubrics specific to their disciplines, below are general learning outcomes for all students completing a graduate degree at CMU.

CMU Master’s Degree Student Learning Outcomes:

A student graduating with a master’s degree from CMU should be able to:

  1. Contribute to scholarly advancement in the chosen field by completing projects individually and collaboratively. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  2. Employ discipline-specific logical, mathematical, statistical methods, or other analytical processes to address a topic or issue. (Quantitative Fluency)
  3. Create oral and written arguments or explanations, well-grounded in discipline specific theories and methods, for specified audiences. (Communication Fluency)
  4. Formulate and evaluate hypotheses as related to research problems, issues, concepts, and various perspectives. (Critical Thinking)
  5. Synthesize, evaluate, or refine the information base of various scholarly sources. (Information Literacy)
  6. Articulate moral, ethical, legal, or professional challenges within the discipline. (Ethical Reasoning)

CMU Doctoral Degree Student Learning Outcomes:

A student graduating with a doctoral degree from CMU should be able to:

  1. Advance science, education, leadership, practice, or policy within a chosen discipline by completing an original research project approved by the student’s Graduate Committee. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  2. Employ discipline-specific logical, mathematical, or statistical methods, or other analytical processes to address a topic or issue. (Quantitative Fluency)
  3. Create oral and written arguments or explanations, well-grounded in discipline specific theories and methods, for specified audiences. (Communication Fluency)
  4. Formulate and evaluate hypotheses as related to research problems, issues, concepts, and various perspectives. (Critical Thinking)
  5. Synthesize, evaluate, or refine the information base of various scholarly sources. (Information Literacy)
  6. Choose ethical and legal courses of action in research and professional practice. (Ethical Reasoning)