Mars Hill University Graduate Studies offers graduate programs that prepare students to be leaders in their fields and communities, pairing rigorous academic study with professional career development. Building on the university’s core liberal arts values and mission, MHU Graduate Studies recognizes the world of work as a central partner to the growth and development of graduate students.
MHU Graduate Studies provides working adult professionals and recent college graduates the opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in education, criminal justice, or business. We offer the following graduate degrees: Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (M.A.C.J.), Master of Management (M.M.) degree.
- Master of Education
The M.Ed. program is designed for licensed teachers seeking to expand professional knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction at the elementary (K-6) level. This education graduate degree also offers a workshop for National Boards, or National Board renewals.
- Master of Arts in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for students who would like to seek teaching licensure and currently hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in one or more of the following areas: Biology, History, English, Mathematics, Business, Theatre, or related fields. The MAT is a graduate level initial licensure program.
- Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
The M.A.C.J. program is geared for working adults and offers classes online. We aim to make the degree accessible for students, including those who are in the law enforcement field with rigorous schedules and limited time for classroom meetings.
- Master of Management
The Master of Management (M.M.) degree is designed to prepare students as they earn their business graduate degree, with the knowledge, skills, experience and the appropriate habits of mind to effectively contribute to the management of organizations and enterprises. It is offered in two formats, a face-to face option geared to recent college graduates looking to develop management skills for the workplace, and an online option for young professionals, looking to develop management skills as well as align their purpose and passion with their career plans.