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Online Graduate Programs

Not just an online degree. A Drake online degree.

Drake University’s online graduate degree programs offer an outstanding opportunity to prepare students for professional advancement. They emphasize practical applications and problem-solving strategies. They provide precisely the skills and credentials you need in your field. And they focus on you—on your interests, needs, and career goals.

Master of Arts in Communication

Learn MoreTurn your leadership dreams into reality and build the future you envision with a Master of Arts in Communication degree from the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This 33-credit hour fully online program can be completed in just one year, and features four specialized tracks in Communication Leadership, Brand Communication, Public Policy & Advocacy, and Health & Science Communication.

Master of Business Administration

Learn MoreLed by expert faculty who are recognized scholars and experienced practitioners, Drake’s online MBA curriculum focuses on a balance of strategic decision-making, ethical leadership, and analytical reasoning that can be brought into any workplace immediately. The 39-credit hour program can be completed in two years, attending part-time. Drake’s online business master’s program is designed to prepare effective communicators, ethical stewards of organizations, data-driven problem solvers, and global citizens. In addition to providing a broad foundation in advanced business principles, the online MBA program allows students to customize their degree based on personal interests and career aspirations.

Master of Data Analytics Leadership

Learn MoreToday’s business leaders must do more than lead people; they must be able to leverage data in order to steer a business towards success. While the demand for data analytics skills is very high – a recent report from IBM predicts that, by 2020, there will be 2.7 million new data analytics positions created each year – most analytics programs do not prepare graduates to take on high-level leadership roles.

Master of Public Administration

Learn MoreThis comprehensive program prepares students to navigate the evolving landscape of public administration with the tools to strategically solve problems, analyze policies, and meet public service needs at the local, state, and federal level, as well as in the private and nonprofit sectors. Students can choose their own area of emphasis—including executive leadership development, healthcare management, or an individualized track, which allows students to combine elective courses from different subject areas.

Master of Science in Education

Learn MoreWith shifting social and economic demographics, the demand for quality educators has never been greater. To help meet this growing and critical need, Drake University offers a convenient online Master of Science in Education (MSE) degree.This 100% online program is designed for working teachers who want to stay in the classroom while learning new techniques to enhance their effectiveness as educators and take on leadership roles both within and beyond the classroom. 

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for Fall 2019

June 5-6 - Summer Orientation Session 1

June 9-10 - Summer Orientation Session II

June 14-15 - Summmer Orientation Session III

June 23-24 - Summer Orientation Session IV

June 28-29 - Summer Orientation Session V