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Earn your graduate degree at top-rated private college Mount St. Mary’s in Los Angeles. 

Why choose the graduate degree programs of MSMC?

  • Nationally recognized and respected degrees
  • Authoritative and cutting-edge curriculum
  • Dedicated faculty focused on your success
  • Innovative instructional techniques
  • Flexible class schedules
  • Financial aid for graduate students available

Enjoy your graduate studies at our beautiful Doheny campus near downtown Los Angeles.

Explore MSMC’s graduate degree programs now:

Call 213-477-2800 or email for more information on any Mount St. Mary’s College graduate degree programs. Click here to learn more about graduate admission.


Welcome from the Graduate Dean:

The Graduate Division of Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles offers advanced degree programs in Business, Creative WritingEducation, Film and Television, Humanities, NursingPsychology, Physical Therapy, and Religious Studies.  We welcome women and men of all ages to join our learning community for evening and weekend programs at our beautiful, historic Doheny campus just minutes from downtown Los Angeles.  

Why choose Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles for grad school?  Founded in 1925, the Mount has been offering graduate degrees in LA since 1932.  The founders of Mount St. Mary's, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, have left a legacy of hospitality as their gift to all of us, and now we are here for you.  Our mission is to foster academic excellence and prepare men and women for the challenge and the joys of leadership and service to society. 

Our health programs have earned the respect of our colleagues across the country.  The 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rank our doctoral program in Physical Therapy and our master's program in Nursing among the nation's top graduate schools.  Our MSN program was selected for leadership in the health field by the Los Angeles Business Journal. And our graduate mental health program in Counseling Psychology holds a special place in Los Angeles as a training center for mental health professionals in the field of counseling Hispanic clientele.

As of Summer 2013 we began offering on-campus and online deaf/hard of hearing teacher credential and master's programs through an exciting partnership with the highly distinguished John Tracy Clinic.  During Fall 2013 our graduate humanities program offered a travel study trip to Spain.  And in the fine arts, we will open a new MFA Program in Film and Television beginning in Fall 2014 and a new MFA program in Creative Writing beginning in Fall 2014.

Our MBA program is characterized by our commitment to a wholistic understanding of today's business climate and offers a capstone consulting project in the international hub of Los Angeles.  We also feature a travel study trip to China, where our faculty experts in international trade introduce students to the unique aspects of doing business in China. 

Teacher educators will find a highly dedicated faculty who make it a point to guide students through the complexities of the teacher education certification process in California.  Students interested in studying religion often find themselves asking questions more than receiving answers.   Such is the nature of examining core beliefs and ultimate meaning, while reflecting on just practices!   Humanities students take courses in cultural studies, writing, literature, and history for a master's degree or as individual courses for personal intellectual development.

What kind of support can you expect as a graduate student at Mount St. Mary's?  We are fortunate to have been recipients of a federal Title V Post Baccalaureate Grant that enables us to provide support as you transition to graduate studies--all at no cost.  At the Graduate Transition Center, faculty tutors, a Thesis and Writing Coordinator, a Research and Statistics Associate, and a Career Counseling Associate are available to support your academic efforts from orientation through commencement.

A graduate financial aid officer is also available to discuss whether you might be eligible for one of the Mount's Graduate Merit or Religious Studies scholarships, teacher education scholarships, Title V Scholarships for Hispanic-Americans and students with need, or our VA Yellow Ribbon scholarship.

I invite you to contact us.  If you would like to speak with a faculty member in your chosen field, we will make arrangements for you to meet in person.  For an appointment or if you prefer to speak with our admissions professionals, feel free to contact us by phone at 213-477-2800.    You can also browse our program offerings and submit an online inquiry or application.  We would be delighted to hear from you.

Linda A. Moody, PhD 
Graduate Dean

P.S.  Be sure to read more about the exciting research, publication, and community outreach that is taking place throughout the Graduate Division at Mount St. Mary's.  Read Graduate News.