Master's Degree Programs at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

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.

Featured Graduate Programs

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

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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 two-weekend visits per year.

A Master’s Degree as Unique as You
Free yourself to take an interdisciplinary approach to the academic area of interest to you. Join an intellectually rigorous scholarly community of students and faculty who collaboratively bring individual topics into focus across disciplinary lines. Explore the MAIS program at Marylhurst.

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.

admissions-staff-maruska-lynch-marylhurst“Deciding to move forward and pursue a master’s degree is a major step. If you can’t decide which program is right for you, or have questions about our master’s programs, please reach out to me. I am here to help answer your questions about our programs, offer advice and help you navigate the graduate admissions and application process.” 

~ Maruska Lynch, Graduate Admissions Counselor, 503.699.6322 or

  • Regionally accredited university (NWCCU accredited)
  • Small classes with individual focus from our renowned faculty
  • Engaging courses with team-orientated projects and networking opportunities
  • Flexible options with diverse program focus areas
  • Many courses offered online, in the evenings or on the weekends
  • Financial management, aid and scholarships

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