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Graduate & Doctoral Programs

Rigid graduation deadlines? Not at BenU. Pursue your degree at your own pace.

Earn Your Master’s Degree at Your Own Pace

We understand that each student’s journey is unique.

That’s why our graduate and doctoral programs are all about offering the flexibility you need to earn your degree without disrupting your daily life.

Whether you’re juggling work and parenthood, gearing up for a career shift, or you’re ready to study full-time, we’re here to help you develop a plan of study that’s just right for you.

Why BenU?


Earn your graduate or doctoral degree on your own schedule. Take a full course load, or earn your degree class by class. The choice is yours.


We help make your education affordable with financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans.


BenU is consistently recognized as one of the best private Catholic universities in the Midwest.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs are designed to ignite your intellect, foster critical thinking, and provide the hands-on learning experiences that will prepare you for success in your chosen field.

Join our community of scholars who are committed to academic, professional, and personal growth.

Your journey towards success begins here.

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College of Liberal Arts

Clinical Psychology student

Masters Program

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Graduate Certificates

Advance your career and hone your professional expertise with a graduate certificate in your field of study.

“I chose BenU for my graduate degree because my program is highly regarded in my professional community. By studying while also working full-time, I was able to learn and apply foundational skills right away in my day-to-day work. The fact that my graduate program was flexible and worked with my lifestyle was an added bonus!”

Megan Barder
Graduate of the Online Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior program

Doctoral Programs

Join a community of rigorous academic inquiry, collaborative research, and caring mentorship steeped in the rich Benedictine academic tradition.

Goodwin College of Business

Ph.D. in Organization Development

The PhD in Organization Development focuses on research in management and the strategic role of human resources.

Ph.D. in Values-Driven Leadership

Designed for aspiring leaders committed to integrating their core values into their leadership journey, this doctoral program delves deep into the theory and practice of leadership, with a unique emphasis on ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Values-Driven Leadership

Our DBA program is designed for individuals seeking advanced knowledge and skills in business and management. Graduates will enter the workforce equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve practical business problems, making them invaluable assets in their fields. 

College of Science and Health

Doctor of Nursing Practice

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) education equips you with skills to shape health policy, deliver top-notch care to diverse groups, hone leadership abilities for patient safety, and bridge nursing research with practice.

Our online DNP program, designed for working professionals, lets you learn at your pace. The curriculum blends online coursework with on-site clinical training and a DNP project.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Connect with BenU Admissions at a live event to learn more about our graduate and doctoral programs.

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Discover your future at BenU

Students at BenU experience a strong sense of belonging, fostering the open exchange of ideas and the freedom to explore new and exciting challenges.

We seek to provide a transformative educational experience that prepares students for successful, values-driven careers.

Whether you’re pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at Benedictine University, we can’t wait to welcome you as a member of our vibrant and connected community.

Take the next step

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Apply with the BenU Application or Common Application

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Experience Benedictine in-person or virtually by taking one of our customized visit tours.

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Connect with a counselor for a graduate or doctoral consultation.