Master's Programs

Whether you’re taking the next step in your current field or transitioning into a new one, the graduate programs at Woods College of Advancing Studies meet you where you are – so you can get to where you want to be.

Our programs are designed to help professionals succeed in the workplaces of today and tomorrow. You’ll learn from leading industry professionals in courses focused on practice and application. And our relationships with local and national businesses will help you advance your career.


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Applied Economics
<p>Current industry practitioners lead courses covering ethics-based approaches to public policy, big data, health care economics, banking and insurance, marketing research, and more. Our program—which is a Department of Homeland Security STEM Designated Degree Program—emphasizes the practical application of coursework and academic study. You’ll acquire hands-on experience with seasoned economists.</p> <p>You can pursue your degree full-time or part-time; classes are held in the evenings.<br> &nbsp;</p> <h3>Requirements:</h3> <ul> <li>Applied Macroeconomic Theory</li> <li>Applied Microeconomic Theory</li> <li>Data Analysis</li> <li>Econometrics</li> <li>Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy</li> <li>Five electives<br> </li> </ul>
<p>This program provides you with the knowledge and quantitative skills you need to succeed in today's data-driven economy. You’ll master the data analysis and tools organizations rely on to evaluate policies and programs, develop forecasts, track consumer behavior, and design marketing campaigns.</p>
Senior Data Analyst Economist Data Scientist Pricing Analyst Research Analyst Business Intelligence Analyst
Applied Economics & Cybersecurity Policy
<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p>The&nbsp;Woods College offers a dual degree program in Applied Economics and Cybersecurity Policy &amp; Governance.&nbsp;&nbsp;Applicants will be able to submit one application, and select the Dual Degree option in the application, but they must be independently admitted into both programs.&nbsp; Applicants must satisfy all requirements for admission for both programs, including necessary background courses.&nbsp; Students must also provide required standardized tests.&nbsp; Waiver of GRE/GMAT in one program does not automatically translate into waiver for the other.&nbsp; Additionally, the MSCY program does not accept international applicants at this time.</p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> </p> <p><a adhocenable="false" href="/content/bc-web/schools/wcas/graduate/masters-programs/ms-cybersecurity.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-red">M.S. in&nbsp;Cybersecurity Policy &amp; Governance</span></a></p> <p><a adhocenable="false" href="/content/bc-web/schools/wcas/graduate/masters-programs/ms-applied-economics.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-red">M.S. in Applied Economics&nbsp;</span></a></p> <h4>&nbsp;</h4>
<p>To prepare students to work in the emerging field of Cybersecurity Policy, and to understand the data analytic component of the Applied Economics field, the&nbsp;Woods College offers a dual degree program in Applied Economics and Cybersecurity Policy &amp; Governance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Cybersecurity Policy & Governance
<p>Our 10-course program prepares you to help organizations protect their data, identify and manage risk, and recover from cyberattacks. Industry leaders teach courses, emphasizing leadership, critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication skills.</p> <p>We offer courses during the evenings and in hybrid format; you can complete the program full-time or part-time.<br> &nbsp;</p> <h3>Requirements:</h3> <ul> <li>Cyber Ecosystem and Cybersecurity</li> <li>Cybersecurity Policy: Privacy &amp; Legal Requirements</li> <li>Network &amp; Infrastructure Security</li> <li>Incident Response &amp; Management</li> <li>Organizational Effectiveness: Governance, Risk Management &amp; Compliancy</li> <li>Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity &amp; the Ignatian Paradigm</li> <li>Four electives<br> </li> </ul>
<p>Acquire the tools and skills you need to manage cybersecurity practice and policy in the private industry, government, and the nonprofit worlds. Our program prepares professionals to meet the ever-evolving challenges of today’s cyber ecosystem.</p>
Chief Information Security Officer Cybersecurity Consultant Privacy Analyst Compliance Officer Privacy and Security In-House Counsel
Healthcare Administration
<p>Our program is flexible: You can take 12 of the 13 courses as self-paced, faculty-led online courses. Choose from an eight-week (fall/spring) or six-week (summer) format. Dedicated executive coaches provide guidance as you complete the program.<br> <br> </p> <h3>Sample courses:</h3> <ul> <li>Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Organizations</li> <li>Healthcare Quality Management</li> <li>Healthcare Innovation-Based Strategy: Managing Change</li> <li>Health Policy</li> <li>Management Theory and Organizational Behavior</li> <li>Leadership in Healthcare</li> <li>Healthcare Human Resources Management</li> </ul>
<p>Industry-aligned, convenient, and personalized, our program imparts the skills and knowledge you need to lead effectively in the healthcare industry. We designed it in collaboration with healthcare professionals: Its competency-based model allows you to build mastery at your pace.</p>
Emergency Department Director Health Manager Clinical Manager Registered Nurse Program Director
Leadership & Administration
<p>Choose a specialization from one of four areas: Corporate Communications and Marketing, Executive Leadership and Organizational Development, Human Resources Management, Project Management. Online, hybrid, and on-campus courses meet the needs of working professionals.</p> <p>You’ll complete six core courses plus an additional four courses within your area of specialization.</p> <p>Core courses:</p> <ul> <li>Research Methods and Data Analysis</li> <li>Accounting and Financial Analysis</li> <li>Project Management</li> <li>Evolution of Successful Marketing Strategies in the Digital Era</li> <li>Leadership and Decision Making: Ignatian-based Applied Ethics</li> <li>Applied Research Project (final semester only)</li> </ul>
<p>Attain the agile skills and knowledge to lead across a variety of professions and positions. You’ll develop a strong foundation in applied research and data analysis, project management, and Ignatian-based applied ethics.</p>
Project Manager Director of Marketing Public Relations Officer Organizational Development Consultant Recruitment Specialist
Sports Administration
<p>Our 10-course program features courses focused on practice, application, and team building in this rapidly growing industry. You’ll learn from industry leaders, graduating with skills that translate into best practices. Choose from full-and part-time options and evening and weekend classes.<br> &nbsp;</p> <h3>Requirements:</h3> <ul> <li>Introduction to Sports Management</li> <li>Sports Law and Compliance</li> <li>Sports Communication and Marketing</li> <li>Sports Finance</li> <li>Sports Leadership and Ignatian-Based Ethics</li> <li>Sports Media and Public Affairs</li> <li>Sports Analytics</li> <li>Coaching for Performance and Student-Athlete Development</li> <li>The History of Sports</li> <li>Applied Research Project or Internship<br> </li> </ul>
<p>Acquire the foundation you need to broaden your sports management skills, cultivate a culture of collaboration and teamwork, and propel teams forward, in and out of the game—all at a top-tier research institution with accomplished academics and practitioners.</p>
Athletics Director Sales Associate Associate Athletics Director Communications Manager Head Coach