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Graduate Programs Expand at Grand View


Beginning in the fall of 2014, Grand View expands its graduate offerings to four degrees:  Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master of Science in Sport Management, Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. All four degrees, designed for working adults, are 36-38 credit hours and can be completed in approximately two years of evening and weekend coursework. Dr. Patty Williams, Dean for Graduate and Adult Programs, discusses the Master’s programs offered at Grand View University:  http://youtu.be/F1g_u4NrzaA

The knowledge students gain from graduate education improves their ability to do their best work and positions them for career advancement.  Michael Norris, Director of Graduate Studies, discusses the professional applicability of Grand View's Masters' programs: http://youtu.be/54prtcnXnzs.

Grand View’s MSN, which is the only face-to-face MSN in central Iowa, offers two tracks: the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and nursing education.  CNL graduates serve as clinical resources and lateral integrators for the health care team as they facilitate, coordinate and oversee care.  Nurse educators are equipped to train the next generation of nurses in a variety of educational settings. 36 credits.

Master of Science in Sport Management
This is the only degree of its kind in Iowa and accepts students who have just completed a bachelor's degree as well as working adults.  Students may be interested in coaching at the college level, working in administration, marketing or event management for professional sports teams, or in managerial positions in the health and fitness industry. Grand View's Des Moines location provides multiple opportunities for internships with central Iowa professional sports teams, as well as graduate assistantships. 36 credits.

The education master’s focuses on teacher leadership in support of the State of Iowa’s Teacher Leader program, which calls on schools to develop new roles for teachers and was the centerpiece of an education reform bill passed last spring by legislators.  Participating school districts will receive grants, and successful teachers will receive extra pay to mentor peers, develop curriculum or take on other leadership roles. Grand View M.Ed. graduates will be prepared as teacher leaders. 36 credits.

MS in Organizational Leadership
This business-focused degree equips graduates to contribute innovative strategies and new perspectives to their organizations, whether for-profit companies, entrepreneurial endeavors, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations or military units. 38 credits.

All degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  The MSN is also approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing, and Grand View education programs are approved by the Iowa Board of Education.