Accelerate your career path

Looking to excel professionally and reach the pinnacle of your career? Our graduate programs can help you blaze your own trail to pursue your goals and realize your dreams.



Master of Arts in Leadership

Become the leader you always knew you could be: resilient, inclusive and ethical. Make a difference in your work, home, community and personal life.


Master of Business Administration

Set yourself apart in your field with an MBA. Learn how to better lead teams and improve the bottom line.


Master of Arts in Counseling

The Master of Arts in Counseling program is designed to develop highly competent mental health counselors who are skilled in the delivery of direct service, knowledgeable about current empirical and theoretical developments, and capable of critically evaluating clinical research. The program follows a competency-based, practitioner model and is designed for adult learners who are seeking state licensure in mental health counseling. The practitioner model places primary emphasis on the preparation of students for productive careers as professionals in clinical counseling settings. Coursework and supervised practical experiences provide the opportunity to learn and develop skills in the assessment of problem behavior and in interventions with children, adults, couples, families and groups. Incorporated into this approach is exposure to ethical, professional, and inter-professional issues. Faculty in the Master of Arts in Counseling program are practicing professionals in the field of mental health counseling. 


Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Masters in Education (M.Ed.) program is committed to giving special attention to the needs of K-12 teachers. Many of the classes offered through our site-based graduate programs in Nebraska are held in K-12 schools across the state. Doane University's graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction consists of both coursework and field experiences. Our program is designed for students to enhance their knowledge, attitude and skills. In addition to offering courses online and on our campuses. 


Master of Education in Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership program prepares candidates for positions as school assistant principals and principals in Nebraska. Our innovative program began in the summer of 1996, and was developed collaboratively with practicing school administrators in Nebraska as well as uses recommendations from the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. The graduate programs are fully accredited by the North Central Association, the State of Nebraska and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). What skills do leaders need to make a difference in school? As a graduate student, you will answer this core question through a series of integrated courses and experiences focusing on the various dimensions of school leadership in K-12 schools. Coursework includes: Lessons with successful regional leaders who share their unique approaches to leadership, student success and expertise. A complex understanding of the role of leaders through classroom learning, field experience, reflective activities and action-based research. How to manage change and create collaborative action on behalf of teaching and learning. You will move through the program in a small group of students allowing for a more concept-based process rather than class-based, and building relationships that continue long past commencement. 


Master of Education in School Counseling

The Master of Education in School Counseling is designed for those who are wanting to become highly competent school counselors. Students will be prepared to work with diverse populations in elementary, secondary and high schools. The academic preparation follows guidelines established by the state and certification boards. As a graduate, you will:  become skilled in the delivery of services within school, be knowledgeable about current trends in school counseling programs demonstrate the ability to establish and implement interventions to meet the needs of children and adolescents demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other school personnel, families and community services be able to conduct assessments of cognitive, behavioral and academic needs of children and youth.


Education Specialist Degree

Doane's Education Specialist program, an advanced academic degree, prepares candidates to be leaders at the organization or systems levels of school districts, social service agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and other organizations engaged in the service of others. 


Doctorate of Education

Doane University's Doctorate of Education (EdD) prepares scholar leaders by developing the highly specialized knowledge and skills required of modern educational leaders. This practitioner's degree has an added focus on research and its applications. 


Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology online degree program provides the knowledge and skills needed to capitalize on one of the fastest-growing areas in higher education, corporate training and other educational institutions.

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5 reasons to attend Doane

We offer comprehensive and flexible programs that allow you to achieve your education and career goals – whether you're a full-time student or full-time worker.
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Finish your degree with flexibility

Studies show students at liberal arts schools graduate on time at a higher rate than public universities. Let us help make that happen.

An education that’s a great value

There are no hidden fees or add-ons to your bill here—we’re all about value. We know your education is an investment, that’s why we offer an outstanding education at an affordable cost.
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A college of opportunity

We offer students a unique, inclusive setting in intimate classrooms of about 11 students and professors. You’ll receive practical knowledge to get an edge over the competition.

Doane degrees matter

Accredited since 1913, we’re dedicated to helping you become the best version of yourself. 86% of our Class of 2018 graduates are employed or continuing their education.
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We give you the tools and encourage you to succeed. We also help make decisions— like financial aid, internships, interviews, and class schedules— easier for you.



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