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Graduate Education

Due to national guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19), and to remain in compliance with university and state policies, all individual admissions visits are canceled through April 15. All group admissions visits/events have been canceled through the end of the semester.


Our team is available to answer any questions you may have. Contact us at and 859-572-6364.  Also, feel free to reach out to our graduate program directors for more information on specific programs.  


This information may change in the coming days and weeks. Please check our COVID-19 Coronavirus Information page or reach out to us with questions. 

Jibril McCaster

Why I chose the NKU MSW

“I chose the MSW program at NKU because of how highly competitive and prestigious it is. NKU MSW students at are highly sought after as interns. This program provides me with the best opportunity to land a career position right after I graduate.”

Jibril McCaster, NKU Master of Social Work candidate

Evan Angus

Why I chose the Nurse Anesthesia program at NKU

“The nurse anesthesia program at NKU has a strong focus on high fidelity simulation experiences and the Health Innovation Center will expand the range of simulation experiences available to students. These experiences prepare students to develop and apply knowledge and skills prior to entering the clinical environment.”

—   Evan Angus, NKU Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia Program candidate

Rasheed El-Saleh

Why I chose the MSCS at NKU

“The Master of Science in Computer Science program at NKU is on the cutting edge of technology, classes offered and research. The professors are passionate about their specialties and the program includes adjunct professors who provide a variety of real world experiences. As a graduate student, you have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as the cyber defense team. Plus, you always have the chance to perform research in any fields that you are passionate about.”

—   Rasheed El-Saleh, NKU Master of Computer Science candidate

Building on your career.

Online micro-credentials can demonstrate your mastery of relevant workplace skills, abilities and competencies, which is professionally invaluable not only to you, but also to your employer. NKU micro-credentials may be displayed on online platforms—including your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook pages—as well as on your resume as you look to secure a job or advance professionally.  

NKU’s graduate programs are focused on one thing – advancing the academic and professional lives of our students.  Our full-time, part-time and online programs allow you to customize a path to success.  Whether looking to advance your career or unleash your passion, NKU has the master’s, post-master’s, doctoral and certificate programs to shape your future.

The time is now to invest in your talent.


Northern Kentucky University — Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center, Highland Heights, KY 41099

Email: — Phone: (859) 572-6364