Graduate Academics


Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Saint Mary’s College prepares the next generation of scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals.

Each of Saint Mary’s four schools offers renowned graduate programs that have produced a long line of successful alumni. Our rigorous curriculum engages both intellect and spirit, fueling students' desire to transform society. Working with the College’s distinguished faculty, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make meaningful and relevant contributions in a rapidly changing world.


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Highly-Ranked Graduate Business Programs

Saint Mary's online and traditional graduate Business degrees are consistently ranked among the best of the best by US News & World Report, PayScale, and College Consensus. Our programs have an international reputation for flexibility, accessibility, and diversity.

Professional Masters in Biotechnology

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Professional Masters of Science in Biotech

The School of Science’s cutting-edge Professional Masters in Biotechnology program will deliver the lab experience and business perspective needed for success in the biotechnology field.

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Highly-Regarded MFA Programs

For decades, Saint Mary's MFA programs— in Creative Writing and Dance— have allowed students to hone their craft and learn from award-winning teaching artists.  Past and present faculty include Pulitzer Prize winners, Guggenheim recipients, and a US Poet Laureate. 

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Teachers, Counselors, and Leaders

The Kalmanovitz School Education at Saint Mary’s College of California is a top graduate school in the Bay Area and East Bay to offer credential, master’s, and doctorate degree programs in counseling, leadership, and teacher education.

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Master of Arts in Kinesiology

Our Kinesiology program offers two graduate tracks—Sport Management and Fitness Management—with numerous opportunities for experiential learning and a flexible path of study.

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