Fields of Graduate Study

Niagara University has four graduate divisions:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management

The Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences offers a program leading to a M.S. in criminal justice administration and a M.A. in interdisciplinary studies. The Graduate Division of Business Administration offers programs leading to

  • a general management M.B.A.;
  • a M.B.A. degree with concentrations in accounting, finance, strategic marketing, strategic management, international business, healthcare administration, financial planning, strategic wealth management or human resource management;
  • a M.B.A. in professional accountancy (students may design a program that includes several concentrations);
  • a M.B.A./M.S. in school district business leader; and
  • a M.S. in Finance.

Offered through Niagara University’s AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration, the MHA degree provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as administrators in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum contains three modules:

  • the business core
  • the analytics core
  • the population health core

The program also has a strong experiential component meant to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals. In addition to a practicum, students also complete 24 hours of service with a community health organization, reflecting Niagara University’s Vincentian mission and providing the student with valuable experience in population health management.

The Graduate Division of Education offers programs in teaching, educational leadership, clinical counseling professions and human services. Teaching programs lead to an M.S. in education degree or advanced certificate for certification in early childhood and childhood education, middle and adolescence education, literacy instruction, special education, early childhood special education, and Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), and foundations of Math, Science and Technology. M.S. in education and advanced certificates in educational leadership lead to certification as a school building, school district, school business leader, and teacher leadership. Clinical counseling and human service programs include Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S. and Advanced Bridge Certificates), School Psychology (M.S. and Professional Diploma), School Counseling (M.S. Ed and Advanced Certificate) and Specialist in Developmental Disabilities (M.A.). The College of Education also offers a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy.

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a program leading to a Master of Science in Sport Management.