Do you have a bachelor’s degree but want to further your education and advance your career? Enroll in a graduate program at Carthage. We offer master’s degree programs and certifications in a variety of fields.

We also offer dual-degree programs for students pursuing a bachelor’s and a master’s degree — allowing you to earn your graduate degree and enter the workforce quicker.


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Carthage offers master’s degree programs in the exciting and impactful fields of athletic training, education, business design and innovation, product management, sports management, and music/musical theatre vocal pedagogy.


Master of Athletic Training

The Master of Arts in Athletic Training program is designed to develop academic competence, evidence-based practice, and clinical reasoning skills through a sequence of didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences.

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Master of Education

The Master of Education classes enable teachers to keep abreast of current issues relating to education, such as special education, English learners, curricula, administration, and sports leadership in education.

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Master of Science in Business — Design and Innovation

More targeted than an MBA program, Carthage’s Master of Science in Business — Design and Innovation program was built with input from top industry leaders in business. Learn from instructors with industry expertise, and graduate with skills that align with hiring needs.

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Professor Carter Rockhill teaching a Master of Science in Business course.

Master of Science in Business — Sports Management

Learn effective management strategies through the lens of sports. Carthage’s Master of Science in Business — Sports Management track was developed with input from senior executives in professional basketball, hockey, baseball, and esports.

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Master of Business in Sports Managements students at the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesot...

Master of Science in Product Management

There is a growing need for skilled product managers who understand the unique challenges and opportunities in manufacturing. The program has been developed by experienced professors and industry professionals who have decades of product management experience.

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Students in the product management program in a classroom.

Master of Music: Music Pedagogy and Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy

Programs in music pedagogy focus on practical performance strategies as well as the theories and research that inform how we perform. Whether your goal is to perform or to teach, a pedagogy degree will provide the necessary tools to engage musically, artistically, and intellectually.

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Master of Music students and faculty rehearse in the Recital Hall.

Carthage offers certifications for accelerated teaching and product management. After completing the certifications, students have the option to continue the program and receive a master’s degree.

Accelerated Certificate for Teachers

Carthage’s HYFLEX ACT program guides anyone with a bachelor’s degree to become a licensed teacher at the middle and high school levels or K-12 for special education.

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Product Management Certification

The Product Management Certificate for Manufactured Goods program provides practical knowledge and skills. With a focus on manufactured goods, you’ll gain an understanding of the complexities and challenges faced by product managers.

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Product management students in a classroom.

In addition to the master’s degree programs listed above, Carthage offers the following dual-degree programs with partner institutions. Students enroll in these programs as undergraduates at Carthage, completing 3-4 full years at Carthage before moving on to the partner institution.

Chiropractic — 4+3 Doctor of Chiropractic program with Logan University

Engineering — 3+2 programs with Case Western Reserve University or Washington University in St. Louis

Occupational Therapy — 3+2 program with Washington University in St. Louis

Pharmacy — 3+3 program with the Medical College of Wisconsin

Pharmacy — 3+4 program with Rosalind Franklin University

Public Health — 4+1 program with Medical College of Wisconsin

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Have you started your graduate program, but life got in the way? Completed coursework but never finished? Now is the perfect time to finish earning your graduate degree.

Depending on the admission policy of the program, a student may be allowed credit for work completed at the graduate level before enrolling at Carthage. The applicant must provide official transcripts documenting the completed work and the grades obtained for this work. These grades must meet the Carthage admission standards.