Graduate Programs

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Take the next step in your career

Morningside proudly offers graduate programs in Nursing and Education, as well as a doctoral program known as the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Our programs are designed especially for you. We offer flexible programs that allow you to continue working while still earning your degree. Most of our options are offered 100% online while some are offered in a hybrid format. At low costs, these programs fit well with both professional and personal lives.

We also have an excellent reputation across the Midwest and beyond with 125 years of exceptional undergraduate programming, but you can expect the same benefits with our higher level programs. Our high-quality, small, private liberals arts experience is still available to you. 

Graduate Education: Master of Arts in Teaching

Build on your career in education by taking advantage of Morningside’s Sharon Walker School of Education. We have great options for licensed teachers to advance their careers and for people with a bachelor's degree to change careers and become a teacher in Iowa. We also offer many Iowa Endorsements online.

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Career Changers

Graduate Nursing: Master of Science in Nursing

Expand your understanding and nursing knowledge, gain important leadership skills, and reach your desired level of practice through our Master of Science in Nursing options. This degree prepares you for the next steps in your medical career through three track options:

We also offer multiple certificate options for students who are both post-bachelor’s degree and post-master’s degree. 


Doctor of Nursing Practice – DNP

Build upon your bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Nylen School of Nursing’s doctoral program, the first doctoral program offered at Morningside. This program will allow you to reach the pinnacle of your nursing education with two distinct tracks options for BSN to DNP or MSN to DNP.