Graduate Education

About Us

Since 1946, Bradley University has promoted professional development by engaging its students in graduate level research, creative production, workplace-oriented experiences and theoretical studies to help them become industry leaders. With the flexibility your busy lifestyle demands and myriad degree options from which to choose, the University will help you take the next step in your education and career:

  • Over forty on-campus graduate, doctorate and certificate programs across five colleges.
  • Over twenty online nursing, counseling, and education degree/certificate options in the College of Education and Health Sciences that will allow you to continue your studies from anywhere in the country.

The strength of Bradley’s graduate programs lies in the outstanding quality of its faculty, who mentor students in an engaged academic community. With a strong commitment to facilitating student learning, the faculty strive to advance knowledge relevant to society’s local, regional, and global needs.

Bradley University offers state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse cultural environment, and a beautiful campus. Our graduate programs rapidly adapt to external forces that call for students to synthesize information and integrate knowledge as they prepare for careers in a world that promises continued technological change.

Each semester, graduate students from a wide variety of institutions study in our on-site or online programs. The various post-baccalaureate programs consist of masters’ and doctoral degrees as well as a variety of graduate certificate programs. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership, technology, research, and teamwork skills through collaborations with our nearly two hundred graduate faculty members, the University’s strategic partners, and other students.

Role of the Office of Graduate Education

The Office of Graduate Education serves to provide guidance and leadership for initiating and maintaining post-baccalaureate programs of the highest quality. Its administrative roles include assisting colleges offering these programs in the following ways:

  • supporting Graduate Program Coordinators and Directors
  • approving membership to the Graduate Faculty
  • assuring uniformly high quality by establishing standards for all programs
  • acting as the administrator for non-degree programs

The Director of Graduate Education, in conjunction with the Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty, develops policies and procedures that guide all activities relating to post-baccalaureate education at Bradley. Another important role is to act as an advocate before the university administration in support of departments and colleges offering graduate programs.

Chief among the various roles of Graduate Education is providing for the welfare of the graduate students and the members of the graduate faculty by identifying the needs of both of these constituencies. These needs are brought to light by seeking input through the Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty, program coordinators, department chairs/directors, and the Graduate Student Advisory Committee. Once needs are identified, the Director of Graduate Education is charged with the responsibility of seeking a means to meeting these needs as expeditiously as possible.

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This is the official catalog for the 2023-2024 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.