Graduate Programs for the Common Good

EMU’s graduate programs offer rigorous academics and hands-on experiences that prepare graduates for work that serves the common good. Each program develops leaders who reflect on their practice and implement change through building people up towards a common goal. Stewardship of resources, sustainability of the earth and people, and global awareness are core values. Developing self awareness as a practitioner is a key element of all programs.

As a graduate student at EMU, you will find caring professors and capable staff who will walk with you through your studies and celebrate your triumphs as part of a supportive community. Call 540-432-4000 or email or review the graduate catalog of academic policies.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary

Seminary courses equip men and women to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and lead the church with passion and integrity. Programs include MDiv, MACL, MAR, three certificates, and dual degrees.

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

EMU's renowned graduate program in conflict transformation provides professional training in peacebuilding, reconciliation, restorative justice, trauma healing, and development.

MA in Biomedicine

Our two-year MA in biomedicine program prepares postbaccalaureate students for entrance into medical, dental, and other grad-level health care schools with doctoral programs.

MA in Counseling

Our MA in counseling program is CACREP-accredited and provides faith-based counselor training based on the highest standards of professional excellence.

MA in Education

Our MA in education program offers classes online, at our main campus, or in Lancaster, Pa. Specialty areas include literacy agent, diverse needs strategist, and curriculum and instruction practitioner.

MBA and MA in Organizational Leadership

EMU MBA and MA in organizational leadership students take core classes together one night a week and focus on increasing leadership strengths, building management skills, and stewardship strategies.

MS in Nursing

Our MS in nursing and leadership is an online program for working nurses with family commitments who want to remain on the job while developing leadership and management skills.

Accelerated MA in Conflict Transformation

Earn a bachelor’s and MA in conflict transformation through a five-year curriculum offered by our Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and department of applied social sciences.

Meet the seminary dean

Seminary Dean Michael King, PhD, has long been an editor, publisher, and pastor in congregations in Pennsylvania.

Meet the graduate dean

Graduate Dean Jim Smucker, PhD, brings decades of success as a business leader and owner to his new role on campus.