Graduate Health Studies and Education


Grounded in the Jesuit commitment of being “men and women with and for others,” graduate programs in the School of Health Studies and Education prepare students as exemplary education, leadership development, and health professionals who understand the implications of their field of studies and practices and who see themselves as transformative leaders in these fields. We offer a doctoral degree, master’s degrees, certificates, and non-degree programs.


4 + 1 Programs in the School of Health Studies and Education

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SJU undergraduate students are eligible to apply for select M.S. and M.A. degrees as part of our 4+1 Program.

In this competitive work environment, having a master’s degree can lead to higher-level positions, more responsibility and greater earning potential.

The 4+1 Program allows students to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years. Students share a certain number of credit hours between their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Here’s how the 4+1 program works:

  • Apply to the graduate program in your Junior or Senior Year – Here is the link to Apply

  • The Graduate & Extended Studies Office will request your official transcript and your application fee will be waived. 

  • Work with your advisor to begin enrolling in graduate courses during your junior or senior year

  • Earn your undergraduate degree and your M.A. or M.S. in just 4+1 years

  • Graduate classes may be done on campus or online (varies by program)

  • Enjoy the 10% Alumni tuition discount upon receiving your Bachelor’s Degree

  • Merit Scholarships are available

  • 4+1 offerings vary by program. Contact the Graduate Program Director of your interested program during the first semester of your Junior year to determine eligibility.