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While you have the drive to achieve your goals, we understand you’re also busy with work, family and life. That’s why our innovative distance learning approach at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a convenient method for earning your graduate degree. You can complete your coursework from anywhere in the world while spending only minimal time on campus.

You’ll find that our students foster ongoing relationships with our dedicated faculty and benefit from networking with each other for a truly collaborative educational experience. Our deep roots in the liberal arts will serve as the foundation of your educational experience at SMWC. Let us help you aspire higher.


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Master of Leadership Development

Also known as MLD, this master’s degree will prepare you for leadership in your organization. In this program, you’ll explore complex management issues, critical areas of leadership, team effectiveness, power and relationships, strategic planning, influencing without authority and communication.

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Master of Arts in Art Therapy

Boasting students from all over the United States, MAAT is designed for persons who utilize or plan to utilize art in therapy or art as therapy.

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Master of Arts in Music Therapy

Our MAMT program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association and is designed for board certified music therapists (MT-BC) who want to advance their knowledge of music therapy. SMWC is one of only two online colleges in the state of Indiana to offer a graduate degree in music therapy.

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Master of Healthcare Administration

The MHA program cultivates effective healthcare leaders with strong practical skills and ethical values prepared to address challenges of an evolving healthcare environment.

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Master of Science in Nursing

MSN/FNP or the Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree program prepares registered nurses for a role in advanced practice nursing. If you’re interested in becoming a family nurse practitioner, this program is for you.

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Ph.D. in Global Leadership

Whether you are looking to strengthen your organizational leadership skills or advance in your scholarly pursuits, a Ph.D. in Global Leadership from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will give you the knowledge, connections and experiences needed to become a stronger leader in the global context.

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Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Respond to the growing need in your community by earning a Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

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Graduate Certificate in Women’s Leadership

Women as strong leaders bring a unique perspective to any organization. To flourish as a leader, women need to build self-awareness, leverage an empowering network, embrace diversity, and use technology to become a better communicator and problem-solver. This unique hybrid immersion program will provide you with the tools you need to add value to your organization.