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A private, nationally ranked doctoral research university in Pittsburgh's suburban hills, Robert Morris University offers more than 30 part-time graduate and doctorate degree programs, available in online and on ground formats and designed for working professionals.
Founded in 1921, RMU built its reputation in the business fields of accounting, finance, marketing, and management. It has grown to include programs in communications, information systems, engineering, education, and nursing and health sciences. The campus is set on a 230-acre former estate that is a short drive from Pittsburgh. Some graduate programs are offered in downtown Pittsburgh.
Master's programs include a fully redesigned and team-taught M.B.A. degree program, taxation, HR management, engineering management, counseling psychology, and organizational leadership, as well as numerous options in education, health care, and computer and information systems.
Three doctoral programs are offered: the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in information systems and communications degree program; the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in instructional management and leadership degree (choice of on ground or online format), and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program, offered for adult nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, or as an online master's-to-D.N.P. for advance practice nurses.
Postbaccalaureate certification programs are also available for secondary and early childhood school teachers, and the university offers graduate certificates in instructional technology specialist, simulation leadership, professional enterprise systems, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, teaching online, English as a Second Language, and autism spectrum disorders endorsement.
RMU enrolls more than 800 men and women in its graduate degree programs, from diverse professional and academic backgrounds, both in the United States and abroad.
The graduate programs admit students on a rolling admission basis. However, students are encouraged to submit all required materials at least two months prior to the start of their desired terms of entry.