Master of Science in Education Degree Programs

We offer graduate programs that culminate in a Master of Science (MS) in Education degree designed for educators, and professionals interested in teaching and seek preparation for leadership roles and responsibilities. MS degrees can be earned in combination with a preliminary credential, or as an independent program of study. If enrolled in Dominican's preliminary credential preparation programs, you may earn a MS degree through completion of an additional 16 unit program.

Faculty and Student

"This program gave me the opportunity to link theory and practice in my career as an executive administrator in health care.-Lisa Miller

MS in Education Degrees

Admissions is available in the fall and spring semester. Courses are offered during the fall, spring and summer terms in the late afternoon, early evening, on Saturdays and in hybrid online/face-to-face formats to accommodate the needs of working professionals.

Individuals entering this program quickly become aware of their role as professionals contributing to the advancement of research in education. Early in the program, students identify their own research agenda, learn how to formulate a focus question, and gather critical information to build background knowledge, using the services of our very talented library staff.

Students proceed in developing a research project or thesis in stages, particularly through their work in EDU 5905 Approaches to Educational Research. During the final semester, students enroll in EDU 5915 Applied Educational Research to finalize their thesis, under the guidance of experienced faculty.

Program Features

  • Innovative and highly regarded curriculum
  • Small class size, personal attention and a supportive learning community
  • Outstanding mentoring from faculty with expertise in their research areas
  • Financial Aid for qualified applicants
  • Prepare teachers as researchers, scholars, and leaders
  • Prepare master's students for new roles and responsibilities in education and professional careers
  • Master's 16-unit core classes in a hybrid online and face to face format

Career Possibilities

  • Teach at the community college level
  • Write for professional publications
  • Preparation for doctoral programs