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The mission of graduate studies at Medaille College is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and the creation of knowledge while fostering academic excellence. Medaille College graduate programs promote a high quality-learning environment that embraces diversity. This commitment is evident across the curricula of each of the division’s programs, which, at their core, seek to foster the development of transformative intellectuals and agents for positive change for our community. The faculty members in our graduate programs are practitioners and scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and the development of new knowledge. The curriculum in each program is designed to develop the highest degrees of competence, professionalism, and leadership qualities in the student.

Graduate study requires high academic achievement, and its purpose is to further develop a student’s experience and capabilities within the advanced, specialized areas of his/her chosen field. While the emphasis of all graduate programs at Medaille College is the preparation for professional practice, students will develop a thorough understanding of research and research methodology. A common objective of all Medaille graduate programs is to develop the capacities students will need for independent study and research, so that critical inquiry is made a viable mode for improving their practice throughout their career.

While students pursuing graduate studies are subject to the policies of the College’s Catalog, each graduate program has specific requirements; therefore, check the individual program handbook.


  1. Graduate coursework is more rigorous than undergraduate coursework, and requires a great deal of critical thinking. More is expected of the graduate student than of the certificate or undergraduate student, especially in regard to reading and writing.
  2. Graduate coursework is more self-directed. Students choose, under the guidance of faculty, an area that they feel they need to know more about, and they study that area.
  3. Graduate coursework is more attentive to research. Students look into conducting, as well as reading, original research.
  4. Graduate coursework is a community of learners, rather than only a teacher-student relationship. Graduate students are assumed to have reached an intellectual maturity that puts them at a place where the role of the instructor is different. Instructors need to guide and mentor the mature student in the direction that the student has identified.
  5. Graduate coursework encourages students to be involved in local, state, and national leadership issues. Graduate study emphasizes effective, positive change so that students will be leaders of their communities on a local, state, and national level.
  6. Graduate study is not simply remembering information; it is also constructing knowledge. The community of learners encourages new insights and creates new knowledge in the field.

UNIQUE STRENGTHS of Medaille College Graduate Programs:

Dedicated, Practitioner Faculty
Faculty bring a commitment to learning and teaching that is student-centered and firmly based on scholarship. First and foremost, the faculty consists both of professionals and practitioners who bring to the classroom the benefits of their knowledge and experience.

Convenient Class Times
Medaille is a pioneer in providing quality degree programs offered at convenient times—during the day, evening, weekends and online.

Personal Atmosphere
Graduate classes are small at Medaille. A student is treated as a respected individual. Each student’s individual qualities are discovered through working with faculty, staff, and fellow classmates.

Average Class Size
While class size varies by program, students can expect to experience a personal atmosphere. Enrollment, as of fall 2011, was 823 (total full-time) and 59 (total part-time), with an average class size of 16.

Medaille continues to offer one of the most affordable educations of any private college in the area. The convenient delivery system allows adult and graduate students to work full-time while attending school full time, thus allowing them to qualify for financial aid. For details, contact the Office of Admissions.