Master’s Degree Programs

Earn your Master’s Degree at Marylhurst

High-quality, well-respected and career focused master’s degree programs offered at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. If pursuing a master’s degree is your next step in your career advancement, consider Marylhurst.  Our master’s degree programs combine key liberal arts skills like communication, critical thinking, problem-solving with advanced career-focused knowledge and training. Whether you’re interested in an M.B.A. or an M.A.T., know that our master’s degree programs carry a reputation of educational excellence offered in small, team-orientated courses led by faculty who know you and support you through your academic journey.

Master’s Degree Programs

Why Choose Marylhurst’s Graduate Programs

Accreditation iconREGIONALLY ACCREDITED
Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by NWCCU. Plus, many of our programs hold accreditation or recognition by their industry organizations, like our MBA program which is IACBE accredited.

Flexible programsFOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS
The majority of Marylhurst classes are offered online or online with a mix of campus classes, which most are held in the evenings or on the weekends.

Scholarship OpportunitiesSCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
We offer scholarships focused on the graduate students and you’re automatically considered for scholarships when you apply.

Career OpprtunitiesCAREER-FOCUSED
Our programs combine career-focused content with valuable liberal arts skills, like communication, problem-solving and ethics. This makes our graduates highly valued members within their industries.

STRAIGHT-FORWARD DEGREES
No wondering about which classes to take, how many are left before you graduate or which classes meet your career direction. With academic and career advising, as well as direct degree pathways, you will stay on track to graduate within two-to-three years (or less).

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Business Administration – MBA Programs – 100% Online Option Available

Online or On Campus – You Decide
An accredited MBA program that provides flexibility. Complete your MBA with evening, weekend or online classes.  No GMAT required for admissions.

High-Demand Program – 100% Online
The demand for ethical health care leadership is growing. Join an MBA program that combines business management and heath care, and all in a flexible online format. No GMAT required for admissions.

Advance Your Real Estate Career
Earn an MBA that features coursework in real estate finance, management and real estate development. Plus, complete the program 100% online. No GMAT required for admissions.

A Green MBA that’s 100% Online
Be a business leader who balances profitability with social and environmental responsibility.  Focus on renewable energy, sustainable marketing or environmental law.  No GMAT required for admissions.

admissions-staff-laura-sequeira-marylhurst“Our MBA programs combine professional skills that fine-tune your business leadership abilities. Marylhurst offers solid, quality MBA programs but we also offer a balance of professional skills with the applied liberal arts. That means our graduates leave with good communication and problem-solving skills and a strong sense of ethics. If you’re considering any of Marylhurst’s MBA programs, reach out to me. I’m happy to answer any of your questions.”

~ Laura Sequeira, Admissions Counselor – Business Programs, 503.699.6323 or lsequeira@marylhurst.edu

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Master’s Degrees (Non Business) 

A Holistic Theology Program
Increase your effectiveness as a spiritual care provider and grow in your knowledge of self, others and the Holy. Our program combines the study of theology with professional application that serves people of all faiths and backgrounds. Explore our Applied Pastoral Theology program.

Become an Art Therapist
Integrate the creative process within a clinical practice in a therapeutic setting. Join a leading program that prepares you to be a professional art therapy counselor.

Pursue Your Calling
Marylhurst University’s exceptional graduate religious studies program prepares you to be an effective leader and spiritual care provider who can serve with wisdom and skill. We welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds who wish to prepare for professional chaplaincy, hospice, and ordination in various traditions.

Advance as a Professional Educator
Our M.Ed. program has a special focus on teacher leadership, social justice for children, and includes advanced skills in reading instruction – especially for students whose first language is not English.

Advance Equitable Food Systems Through Analysis & Inquiry
Join a network of people exploring ideas and finding solutions to food system challenges, from individual to global scales. Pursue your M.S. through this flexible program. Courses are offered online with just one-weekend visit per year.


Become a Teacher
Our program grows from a tradition of more than 75 years of exemplary teacher preparation at Marylhurst. We prepare professional educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching, commitment to social justice and courage in advocacy.

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