The Graduate School

The Graduate School of the University of Memphis is the center of advanced study and research within the University. The basic objectives of the Graduate School are:

  • To preserve and disseminate knowledge;
  • To extend knowledge through research; and
  • To prepare men and women to assume responsible and useful roles in a changing society.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded in audiology and speech pathology, biology, biomedical engineering, business, chemistry, communication arts, counseling psychology, earth sciences, educational psychology and research, engineering, English, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, and psychology. The degrees of Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Musical Arts are awarded by the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, and the College of Communication and Fine Arts, respectively. The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences also awards the degree of Education Specialist with a major in education. The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law awards the Juris Doctor degree.

Masters programs are offered in forty-eight major areas through six colleges and one school. The degrees include Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, International Master of Business Administration, Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Music, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science in Nursing.

Graduate certificates are also offered in African American Literature, Applied Lean Leadership, Artist Diploma in Music, Business Information Assurance, Cognitive Science, College Teaching, Community College Teaching and Leadership, Disability Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Information Assurance, Instructional Computing Applications, Local Government Management, Museum Studies, Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership, Software Testing, Teaching English as a Second Language, Urban Education, and Women's and Gender Studies. The Loewenberg School of Nursing awards the post-master's Family Nurse Practitioner certificate.

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