Graduate Degree Programs

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Learn more about our Graduate Degree Programs

Southwest Baptist University's campuses in Bolivar and Springfield, Missouri offer several graduate degree programs, many of which feature the convenience of online classes. We offer both master's and doctoral programs in a wide variety of areas, from education to healthcare to Christian ministry. In each, you will find well-respected faculty with practical experience and research credentials in their respective fields.

SBU's graduate school is known for academic excellence and for challenging and encouraging you to integrate faith in the classroom or in online discussions. Our passion for higher education has made our graduate degree programs considerably more affordable than other private graduate programs of comparable size.

Enhance your academic and professional credentials with one of our graduate degrees. Links will give you detail on the application process for each as well as course requirements.

Business administration

SBU's Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Science offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, with intentional focus on faith integration, leadership development and entrepreneurship. Courses are available online and at the Bolivar, MO campus.

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Christian Ministry

SBU's Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry offers a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree, designed to equip its graduates to find innovative approaches to ministry in a variety of contexts. Courses are offered at the SBU campus in Bolivar, MO.

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SBU's College of Education and Social Sciences offers several graduate degrees in education to equip teachers and build leaders. Courses are offered online, at the SBU campus in Bolivar, MO, and at other cohort locations in Missouri.

Visionary teachers

Aspiring Leaders

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The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with tracks in nursing administration and nursing education. MSN courses are offered online.

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Physical Therapy

SBU's College of Science and Mathematics offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree preparing students to become qualified physical therapists in a three-year program which includes two years of coursework and one year of clinical rotations. The DPT program is housed at the SBU campus in Bolivar, MO.

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