University Of Phoenix- Master's Degree Programs

University Of Phoenix know that starting a degree program can be confusing, especially with so many course options. University Of Phoenix have done everything they can to make this process as straightforward as possible, so that you spend less time on your schedule, and more time on your work. After your first University of Phoenix class, an academic advisor will contact you to provide a schedule detailing which classes you need to take and when. University Of Phoenix will map out your entire program path, including the exact date of your graduation. Your advisor will check in with you periodically to make sure you're comfortably on track-and any time you have questions, you'll know exactly who to ask.

Business and Management

At University of Phoenix, you' ll concentrate on communications, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. This foundation can provide you the perspective necessary for meaningful self-examination as well as the ability to cope effectively with social, technological, professional and cultural change.

  • Master of Business Administration:- The Master of Business Administration program helps students develop managerial skills needed in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is based on current research of managerial competencies and graduate business standards as tested by existing national standardized graduate business examinations. Students also have the opportunity to focus their studies in areas such as accounting, global management, health care management, human resource management, marketing, technology management, project management, energy management or small business management.

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  • Master of Management:- The Master of Management program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students learn to synthesize business concepts and practices presented in this program to develop solutions for specific managerial situations found within the organizational environment.

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  • Master of Management/Public Administration:- The Master of Management/Public Administration utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information-utilization and critical-thinking skills. Students will create complex business problem-solving scenarios drawing upon skills and competencies mastered during the program.

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  • Master of Public Administration:- The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program develops the managerial skills necessary to manage in the public sector. This program focuses on an entrepreneurial approach to issues and opportunities at the state and local government levels. The curriculum has been designed to align with academic standards set by leading public service organizations.

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  • Master of Science in Accountancy:- The Master of Science in Accountancy program helps students master the theory and principles that frame a wide range of problems and issues encountered in the accounting profession. Course work includes accounting theory and research, accounting information systems, managerial accounting, financial reporting, auditing, taxation, not-for-profit and government accounting, forensic accounting and accounting ethics.

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Criminal Justice and Security

Depending upon the program you select, you can study topics such as the nature of delinquency and crime, criminal law and procedure, and the components of the American justice system. Additionally, you can learn key management and administrative skills.

  • Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security:- The Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security degree program provides students with the knowledge to administer criminal justice and security programs or organizations. The degree provides the student with administrative program development and problem- solving skills in preparation for promotional or transitional opportunities in the management of police, corrections, security or court operations. While distinctions between the roles of criminal justice and security organizations are addressed, the program emphasizes administrative responsibilities common to both disciplines.

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Education

Education programs at University of Phoenix cover a variety of areas within this important field. The curriculum enables you to gain up-to-date expertise and may provide preservice teacher preparation. Additionally, specializations cover a range of topics-all designed to create healthy learning opportunities for students. The curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest theories and techniques in teaching.

  • Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision:- The Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision degree program enables educators to gain knowledge and expertise in the area of school administration. The standards-based program is designed to provide principal candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to be successful school leaders who can apply theory to practice. This program includes a school administration internship at the principal level. Each student/applicant is responsible for checking with his or her state Department of Education and/or school district to determine specific credentialing requirements.

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  • Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training:- The Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training degree program prepares students with the skills needed to work with adult students. Course work focuses on adult learning theory, the needs of diverse students, critical issues and trends in adult education and training, instructional design and strategies, the use of technologies, and assessment and learning. This program is not designed to meet teacher certification standards and does not lead to certification.

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  • Master of Arts in Education/Special Education:- The Master of Arts in Education/ Special Education degree program prepares candidates for teacher licensure in the field of special education. Through course work, student teaching and educational research, students develop the pedagogical skills and knowledge needed to become effective special education educators. Each student/applicant is responsible for checking with his or her state Department of Education and/or school district to determine specific credentialing requirements.

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  • Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education (MAEd/TED-S):- The MAEd/TED-S degree program prepares candidates for teacher licensure and focuses on secondary student learning. The mission of this program is to provide students, who already have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education, with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to become competent and effective educators. Student teaching and verified field experiences/observation are required in this degree program. Each student/applicant is responsible for checking with his or her state Department of Education and/or school district to determine specific credentialing requirements..

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  • Master of Arts in Education/Teacher Leadership:- This graduate degree program is intended for P-12 teachers who define themselves as students, educators and leaders. Teachers become servant-leaders who empower themselves and others to directly impact school culture as champions of innovation and facilitators of school improvement, professional development and student achievement. This program is not designed to meet teacher certification standards and does not lead to certification. .

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Health Administration

For those interested in the health care field, University of Phoenix offers health administration programs. These programs can help you develop the knowledge and skill set needed in a variety of health care and related health settings.

  • Master of Health Administration:- The Master of Health Administration program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to effectively respond in today's health care industry. Students learn to critically examine and evaluate issues and trends. Incorporating the latest theories and contemporary practice applications, the curriculum provides content in finance, policy, research, technology, quality improvement, economics, marketing and strategic planning.

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  • Master of Health Administration/Education:- The Master of Health Administration program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to effectively respond in today's health care industry. The Health Care Education concentration is designed to enable current or potential educators to update or expand their knowledge in curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and to revitalize their teaching and learning strategies.

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  • Master of Health Administration/Gerontology:- The Master of Health Administration program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to effectively respond in today's health care industry. The Gerontology concentration is designed for health care professionals with diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds. Students gain relevant information related to the physical, mental and social aspects of gerontology and the process of aging, as well as human services and economic and legal factors that influence elders.

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  • Master of Health Administration/Informatics:- The Master of Health Administration program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to effectively respond in today's health care industry. The Health Care Informatics concentration enables students to gain current knowledge in the concepts of health care informatics, systems life cycle and data management.

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Human Services

At University of Phoenix, students interested in helping others can gain the key knowledge needed to work in the human services industry. Our integrated program includes academic instruction in the foundations of human services such as counseling, social work and psychology. Depending upon the program selected, management skills such as planning, organizing, assessing and evaluating may be incorporated.

  • Master of Science in Counseling/ Community Counseling:- The Master of Science in Counseling program with a specialization in Community Counseling is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed in today's counseling field. The program encompasses the foundations of counseling and guidance, including theories and their application with groups and individuals. In addition to involving students in a variety of counseling focused educational activities, the program offers supervised clinical experiences.

    License requirements may vary. It is your responsibility to ascertain and meet licensure requirements in any state in which you desire to practice. Current students may not be licensed, however, site supervisors are.


  • Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage and Family Counseling:- The Master of Science in Counseling program with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed in today's counseling field. The program encompasses the foundations of counseling and guidance, including theories and their application with groups and individuals. In addition to involving students in a variety of counseling focused educational activities, the program offers supervised clinical experiences. License requirements may vary. It is your responsibility to ascertain and meet licensure requirements in any state in which you desire to practice. Current students may not be licensed, however, site supervisors are.

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  • Master of Science in Counseling/Mental Health Counseling:- The Master of Science in Counseling program with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed in today's counseling field. The program encompasses the foundations of mental health counseling and therapy, including theories and their application with groups and individuals. In addition to involving students in a variety of counseling focused educational activities, the program offers supervised clinical experiences.

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  • Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling:- The Master of Science in Counseling program with a specialization in School Counseling is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed in today's school counseling setting. The program encompasses the foundations of school counseling and guidance, including theories and their application with students, parents and consultation with school teachers and administrators. Additionally, the program offers supervised practicum experiences that may provide valuable practical experience.

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Nursing

University of Phoenix nursing programs*, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, can help registered nurses develop their professional skills and knowledge.

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (aacn.nche.edu).

  • Master of Science in Nursing:- The Master of Science in Nursing program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*, is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with bachelor?s degree preparation. The program addresses functioning in leadership roles in practice and educational settings. Course work covers advanced nursing content and process, as well as leadership skills.

    *For more information about accreditation, please contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.887.6791, www.aacn.nche.edu

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  • Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner:- The Master of Science in Nursing program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*, is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with bachelor's degree preparation. The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration focuses on health care needs throughout the life span. It also addresses independent and collaborative decision making in health promotion and maintenance, with an emphasis on primary care. Graduates are eligible to take the National Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.

    *For more information about accreditation, please contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.887.6791, www.aacn.nche.edu

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  • Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business administration/Health Care Management:- The Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management program is designed to provide nurses with a blend of advanced nursing and business management skills. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*, the Master of Science in Nursing component of this dual- degree program combines nursing theory with advanced practice concepts. The Master of Business Administration/ Health Care Management component emphasizes the identification, analysis and solution development of complex management problems.

    *For more information about accreditation, please contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.887.6791, www.aacn.nche.edu

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  • Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration:- The Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration is a dual-degree program designed to provide nurses with a blend of advanced nursing and health care related business skills. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*, the Master of Science in Nursing component addresses nursing theory and advanced practice concepts. The Master of Health Administration component focuses on finance, economics, policy, quality improvement, marketing and strategic planning.

    *For more information about accreditation, please contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.887.6791, www.aacn.nche.edu

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  • Master of Science in Nursing/Specialization in Nursing/Health Care Education:- The Master of Science in Nursing program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*, is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with bachelor?s degree preparation. The program focuses on functioning in leadership roles in practice and educational settings. The Health Care Education concentration addresses the faculty role, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and instructional strategies.

    *For more information about accreditation, please contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.887.6791, www.aacn.nche.edu

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Psychology

Wouldn't it be helpful to gain a better understanding of people?s thought processes, emotions and behaviors' Psychology degree programs at University of Phoenix focus on the general rather the clinical psychology of individuals to provide students an understanding of the cognitive and affective processes that underlie the individual human experience. Research methodologies as well as critical-thinking and problem-solving strategies also are explored as they relate to the evaluation of behavior.

  • Master of Science in Psychology:- The Master of Psychology program focuses on the general rather than clinical psychological study of individuals, including their behaviors, thought processes and emotions. The program will provide supervisors in a variety of disciplines with an understanding of the cognitive and affective processes that underlie the individual human experience and behavior; research methodologies by which this knowledge is acquired; critical thinking and problem solving necessary to evaluate behavior; and the application of theoretical principles to inter- and intra-personal issues. The courses in this program do not have a clinical emphasis and do not lead to professional licensure.

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Technology

The curriculum of the information systems and technology degree programs at University of Phoenix is designed to prepare students with the competencies and skills needed to function effectively in the information technology arena. Students can explore specific technology areas while learning to address real-world business opportunities and challenges.

  • Master of Information Systems:- This program provides the knowledge to successfully apply information systems theory and principles to address real-world business opportunities and challenges. Under the guidance of practitioner faculty, the graduate student will use innovative digital materials to understand the role of business systems within the organization, to understand and apply the principles of systems analysis and design, to analyze and evaluate information technologies, and to create project, risk and information systems strategic plans.

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