CASE Graduate Programs

The College of Arts, Sciences & Education at the University of Michigan-Flint offers graduate programs that enhance the career trajectories of busy working professionals. 

Our faculty are experts in their field, providing knowledgeable mentorship and guidance as you develop your perspective and achieve advanced credentials.

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Develop as a leader in the visual and performing arts! This program is part of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School and is ideal for arts professionals interested in taking their work to the next level. Innovative coursework is complemented by directed research and community internships. Flexible scheduling, online and on-campus classes, and part- or full-time options make this program achievable for practicing professionals continuing to work full-time.

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Did you know you can leverage your bachelor’s degree in any discipline and become certified to teach Michigan middle and high school students? During this innovative master’s program, you’ll receive guidance in educational best practices and hone your skills during field experience as a student teacher in a local school.

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Educational Leadership Pathway 

Prepare to transition from the classroom to the administrative office! Three discrete degrees offer practicing teachers a clear direction as they advance toward leadership and administrative roles. Online classes are cohort-based and blend asynchronous coursework with monthly synchronous class sessions.

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Educational Administration (MA) 

Interested in becoming a school principal? Develop successful administrative and leadership skills and explore the diverse challenges confronting K-12 education in this master’s degree program. Upon completion, you can apply for the mandatory Michigan School Administrator Certificate.

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Liberal Studies in American Culture (MA)

Develop a custom course of study through the lens of American Culture in this interdisciplinary master’s degree program that is part of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School. Advance your scholarly research and communication skills while pursuing an integrated cultural perspective that can be applied across professional fields.

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Public Administration (MPA)

Build upon your knowledge and experience and prepare to serve your community as an adept leader. This highly customizable master’s degree program, part of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School, offers four concentration options: nonprofit administration and social entrepreneurship, criminal justice administration, health care administration, and social and public policy.

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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Enhance your leadership and professional skills and develop your scholarly practice. The Doctor of Education degree prepares you to advance into executive leadership positions while actively contributing to the profession’s knowledge base.

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Education Specialist (EdS) 

This post-masters program guides you in applied learning and prepares you for executive leadership. Build your leadership skills and prepare to assume more professional, supervisory, or administrative positions within your current school or at the district level. You can apply for the mandatory Michigan School Administrator Certificate with a Central Office (CO) endorsement upon completion.

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Dual Degree: Liberal Studies in American Culture + Business Certificate

Focus on business-specific topics of study and gain a graduate certificate in business in tandem with your master’s degree in liberal studies.

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