Graduate & Certificate Programs

Winona State University-Rochester offers over 20 high-caliber graduate programs across the fields of Counseling, Education and Nursing. Each of these areas offers an array of opportunities to earn master’s and doctorate degrees, as well as advanced licensure and certificates.

Learn more about what WSU-Rochester’s graduate programs have to offer:

Addictions Counseling Certificate

The Addictions Counseling Certificate program at WSU-Rochester  prepares graduates for credentialing as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in Minnesota. This online program (with the exception of an internship) offers working adults greater flexibility.

Counselor Education

The Counselor Education program at WSU-Rochester, accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, is designed to help students learn communication skills, group development, career counseling, how to join with others in an experiential learning environment and much more.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing program is designed for RNs with a Baccalaureate or Master degree in nursing who would like to expand their nursing practice. 

Leadership Education

The Leadership Education program at WSU-Rochester prepares future leaders who will make a significant difference the areas of education, athletics, non-profits sectors. Graduates sustain and renew America's democracy by transforming organizations.

Graduate Induction Program

The Graduate Induction program at WSU-Rochester is designed to assist inexperienced teachers (residents) with challenges unique to entry into the field of education. 

Master in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing program at WSU-Rochester is designed to prepare nurses for a variety of advanced nursing roles.

Master of Science in Education (MSED)

The Master of Science in Education program at WSU-Rochester is an opportunity for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree to become secondary teachers.

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program, located within a regional university committed to community engagement and service, collaborates with eminent community partners to prepare trauma-informed clinical social workers with a distinctive synthesis of knowledge, skills, practice wisdom, and immersive experiences to promote client empowerment and social justice.

If you are interested in additional graduate programs available at the WSU-Winona campus, you can find more information on the School of Graduate Studies website