Welcome to Graduate Studies

As a public institution with its roots in western Nebraska, Chadron State College takes pride in its affordability and accessibility. The institution offers advanced education and preparation through its Graduate degree programs, all for an affordable price.

Chadron State College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as other specialized accreditations.

In addition to the degree programs listed below, Chadron State College offers graduate certificates in Digital Marketing and Healthcare Management and graduate level online Professional Development courses for educators.

It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of our institution. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, a faculty member, or a community member, we are delighted to have you here.

As the Dean, I am committed to fostering an environment of academic excellence, innovation, and inclusivity. Our institution prides itself on providing exceptional education that prepares students for success in their chosen fields. We strive to cultivate a diverse and vibrant learning community, where every individual is valued and supported in their educational journey. Our dedicated faculty members are passionate about teaching and research, and they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. We believe in providing a well-rounded education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, enabling our students to make a positive impact in their professions and society.

As you explore our website, you will find comprehensive information about our academic programs, faculty, research opportunities, and campus facilities. I encourage you to take advantage of the resources available and reach out to our dedicated staff members if you have any questions or need assistance.

Thank you for considering our institution as a place to pursue your educational goals. We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to being a part of your academic journey.

Dr. Ryan Morgan
Dean, Graduate Studies & the School of Business, Mathematics, and Science

Admissions at 1-800-CHADRON (800-242-3766) or graduateadmissions@magicstarsolution.com

Degree Program Options


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  • Accounting
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    The focus is on improving the adaptability required for high performance accounting, while also developing and enhancing skills in business analytics and financial statement analysis.

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  • Athletic Training

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    The program is designed to provide students who have obtained a Bachelor's Degree, the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree and the eligibility to sit for the Board.

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  • Business Administration
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    Chadron State College' s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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  • Business, Marketing, IT Education (Grades 6-12)
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • Career & Technical Education (Secondary)
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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    For professionals who want to practice in mental health counseling. This degree leads to Nebraska licensure as a Mental Health Practitioner.

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  • Digital Marketing
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    The Chadron State College MBA Digital Marketing focus offers students a flexible, comprehensive curriculum designed to help them connect marketing concepts with growing online marketing platforms.

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  • Early Childhood Special Education
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • Educational Administration
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    For teachers wanting to advance career in Educational Administration.

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  • General Education (Elementary)
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • Healthcare Management
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    The Healthcare Management focus offers students a flexible, comprehensive curriculum designed to help them use healthcare expertise to establish themselves in the business sector of their industry.

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  • History Education
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    For teachers (7-12) wanting an advanced degree or for those needing 18 graduate hours to teach dual credit and community college courses.

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  • Human Services Management
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    Careers in human services are diverse, and opportunities abound in all areas of the economy, including governmental, non-profit, and private organizations.

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  • Language Arts (Elementary)
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • Mathematics (Elementary & Secondary)
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • Math/Science Education

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    For teachers (7-12) wanting an advanced degree or those needing 18 graduate hours to teach dual credit and community college courses.

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  • Natural Resources Management
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    Develop unique organizational and leadership skills within the fields of physical and natural sciences.

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  • Physical Education (Elementary & Secondary)
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • Reading Specialist (PK-12)
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • School Counseling
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    For professionals who wish to become a school counselor in the school system. A teaching degree or certificate is not required to pursue this degree.

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  • Social Science (Elementary & Secondary)
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    The Curriculum and Instruction program at the master’s degree level prepares candidates to build upon their undergraduate preparation as teachers.

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  • Sports Management
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    Be prepared to plan, organize, lead, and evaluate in any business related to sports and/or physical activity.

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