Graduate Studies

Position yourself for the future with graduate programs at WSU to qualify for a new job, change careers, or prepare for a promotion.

Current Graduate Students

Since our founding in 1858, WSU has been committed to teaching and learning with an emphasis on a practical education using a personalized approach to help you further your education.

Graduate Programs
WSU offers more than 30 graduate programs that lead to master’s, specialist, and doctorate degrees, in addition to licensure and certificate programs.
Explore Programs
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Further your career in accounting and prepare for the CPA exam.

This online Master of Professional Accounting program is designed for busy professionals

Athletic Training

Focus your passion for sports into a career as an athletic trainer.

The Athletic Training Master of Science program will set you up for success in this competitive career path.

Counselor Education

Become a professional licensed counselor to support people in a variety of settings with accredited programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Human Services, and Addiction Counseling.


WSU’s Doctor of Education program, you’ll learn to strategically enhance your teaching, address the practical challenges, and apply research-based strategies to improve educational outcomes at all levels.

Or choose the Training and Development Graduate Certificate to focus how to design and deliver training for adults.


Hone your writing and literary analysis skills to pursue a career as a professional writer or an English teacher, or continue in your academic career.

Choose from programs such as English, Literature and Language, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Professional Writing.

Health/Healthcare Leadership

In the Health/Healthcare Leadership Master of Science program, you’ll learn to use electronic health data and clinical analytics to improve patient outcomes, manage risks, and predict trends.

Leadership Education

Prepare for a leadership position or grow your leadership skills, whether you work at a non-profit, education institution, public agency, or private business.

The Education Leadership Master of Science and the Innovative Instructional Leadership certificate are designed for educators.

In addition, WSU offers licensure, Master of Science, and Specialist options for Organizational Leadership, Principal, Sport Management, and Superintendent.


Advance in your nursing and healthcare career with the Nurse Educator Master of Science or the Nursing and Organizational Leadership Master of Science.

With WSU, you can earn a doctorate in 3 years or less with programs like: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing and Organizational Leadership, Practice and Leadership Innovations, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Performance Analytics

With the Performance Analytics Master of Science, you’ll be able to interpret data to predict and prevent sports injuries as well as find opportunities to optimize athletes’ performance.

Affordable Tuition
You can’t put a price tag on advancing your education. When you choose WSU, we make affordability a number one priority.
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As a graduate student at Winona State, you have access to financial aid to help bridge the gap between your resources and the cost of completing your education.

How to Apply
The first step is to submit the online graduate admissions application. Then you will also submit an application for candidacy to your desired program.
Graduate Admissions
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Being admitted to WSU Graduate Studies does not mean admission to a degree or certificate program.

The academic departments will review your program application and you will be notified of their admissions decision in writing.

Contact Us

Questions about graduate degree programs or the admissions process? We can help get you connected to the right people.