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.

CMU Graduate Program Learning Outcomes:

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.

A student graduating with a master’s or doctoral degree from CMU will demonstrate:

  1. creativity and the ability to think critically and analytically;
  2. the ability to work individually and in collaboration with others, in contributing to the scholarly advancement in their field;
  3. advanced written and oral communication skills and the ability to access and analyze information from various literary sources; and
  4. the ability to recognize and articulate moral and ethical challenges within their discipline and demonstrate leadership.


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)

Graduate Certificate: Health Information Technology Systems