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What interests you? What excites you? From biology to bassoon, psychology to pharmacy, reading to real estate, Roosevelt can help you find your focus. Explore our broad academic choices, outstanding faculty and nearly limitless directions your passions can take you.

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Actuarial Science, MS
Actuarial science applies probability theory and risk management to the areas of life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, pension plans, and other employee benefit plans. Students who seek a graduate degree in actuarial science may have earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics, finance, economics, computer science, or other related field. Roosevelt will accept its first graduate actuarial science cohort in Fall 2017.
Biology, MS
Our faculty teach with an eye toward the real world applications of scientific inquiry. They bring relevant experience in a variety of research areas and are dedicated to high-quality instruction, personalized mentoring, and student engagement. In our 36-credit hour program, you’ll have flexible scheduling options and research, volunteer and internship opportunities that will prepare you to advance in your chosen field.
Biomedical Sciences, MA

The master's in Biomedical Science is a 9 to 12 month program designed to help students with a bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in the sciences, improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences and gain admission into medical school or other health professional programs.  The masters degree in biomedical science builds formal skills in analysis of the biomedical literature and of ethical questions that impact the medical profession.

Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Biotechnology Management), MS

The objectives of the Master's of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science degree program are to provide practical laboratory skills and a strong conceptual foundation in the many overlapping disciplines that comprise biotechnology, and to prepare students for the application of these skills in the workplace. Biotechnology Management is one of four tracks within the program.

Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Biotechnology), MS

The Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings, including the food science, cosmetics, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or for academic research and graduate study. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Biotechnology is one of four tracks within the program.

Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Chemical Science), MS

The Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings, including the food science, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or for academic research and graduate study. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Chemical Science is one of four tracks within the program.

Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice), MA
This program is designed for those who are interested in clinical practice at the master’s level. In Illinois (and many other states), completion of this program qualifies graduates to apply for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC, and later LCPC). The program is 60 semester hours that provides broad-based training in psychological assessment and intervention as well as in the theory and research that supports these practices. This program also provides appropriate preparation for those wishing to apply to PsyD and PhD programs in clinical psychology.
Clinical Psychology, MA
This is a 39 to 40 semester-hour program that provides broad-based training in psychological assessment and intervention as well as in the theory and research that supports these practices. This program is designed for those who are currently employed in fields such as social work, counseling, nursing or business, and wish to broaden their areas of expertise. This program also prepares students who wish to pursue a doctorate degree in psychology. The program does not fulfill educational requirements for a master's level license to practice in Illinois. for license eligibility, please see the MA in Clinical Psychology: Counseling Practice program.
Clinical Psychology, PsyD

Graduates of Roosevelt's Doctor of Psychology program work in a broad array of settings and roles, including providing psychotherapy and psychological testing services in private practice, hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, university counseling centers, and VAs; developing and directing programs to support mental health and wellness; engaging in applied research and program evaluation; and teaching, education and clinical supervision.

Community Development and Action, MA

We’re excited to announce that the Applied Sociology, MA program has now evolved into an original new program replacing the current sociology master's program indefinitely. The innovative new program is titled the Master of Arts in Community Development and Action, also known as MACDA. Offered at Roosevelt University’s downtown Chicago campus, MACDA will begin in the Fall of 2017 semester.

Computer Science, MS

In the rapidly-changing world of technology, staying competitive requires constant learning. Our Master's in Computer Science graduates enter the workforce ready to thrive in exciting jobs in software development and information technology, and to pursue doctoral programs in computer science.    

The master's degree in computer science is designed for individuals who want to upgrade the knowledge they already have in the field of computer science or those who desire a career change into one of these fast-growing, sought-after fields.  With the wide selection of courses, this degree may be shaped as a professional computer science master's degree as well as a step in pursuing a doctoral degree.

Conflict and Mediation, MACM

Conflict is everywhere. Fortunately, skilled, fair-minded mediators can play a powerful role in the resolution of disputes between people and organizations.

Mediators work in courts, government, education, health care, human resources, project management, customer service, politics, insurance and sales. Common employers include corporations, educational institutions, health care organizations, insurance companies and banks. The degree can also enhance a professional’s ability to manage conflict in their current organization. Professionals in the fields of organizational development, human resources, law and criminal justice can make ready use of the variety of skills learned in this program.

Creative Writing, MFA
Roosevelt’s close-knit community of writers allows you the time and attention to develop your craft and challenge your artistic boundaries. Prepare for your life as a writer in Chicago’s thriving literary community.
Economics, MA
Roosevelt is one of the few universities in the United States where students can study economics from heterodox points of view. A commitment to pluralism, intellectual tolerance, and diversity of thought and method are essential to the Roosevelt approach to economics. Courses at Roosevelt include eclectic, institutionalist, Post Keynesian, feminist, and Marxist approaches to economic analysis in addition to standard Neoclassical and Keynesian approaches. Our objective is not to replace one orthodoxy with another but rather to encourage students to view economics as an evolving discipline that can help them make sense of the world around them and succeed in a rewarding career.
History, MA

The study of history is critical to the creation of a just society. Like Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, for whom our University is named, our history master’s program encourages students to take this ethos and put it to work as teachers and experts across a variety of fields. Students in the MA program have the option to earn an additional certificate at a partner institution for work in archives or other institutions devoted to preservation of historical resources.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MA
Learn the methodology to diagnose and solve organizational problems, and earn the statistical and critical thinking skills to succeed in the business world. Our graduates enter the workforce ready to thrive in exciting jobs in organizational consulting and human resources.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MA/MBA
Roosevelt offers one of the only dual degree programs in the country that allow students to get both an MA in I/O Psychology and an MBA at the same time. You will learn expertise in both I/O psychology and business, and become marketable in the workforce for a variety of jobs.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, PhD

The PhD in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology prepares graduates to conduct scientific research and compile and analyze complex data sets examining problems that challenge companies and employees. I/O psychologists study issues such as, but not limited to, working styles, employee morale and office productivity. They are an invaluable asset in policy-making; organizational development; and employee training, screening and selection.

Roosevelt's doctoral program is located at its Chicago campus. Not only are students able to take classes amidst the beautiful Chicago skyline, but the campus' prime location allows students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom at organizations all over the Chicagoland area.

Integrated Marketing Communications, MSIMC
Build brand relationships with customers. Create brand reputations. Manage business crises. Develop and launch the new products and services the world has been waiting for. With a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications, you create the brand conversation. 

Roosevelt's master of science in integrated marketing communications  program prepares you to lead creatively and strategically with hands-on coursework and faculty members with major-brand business experience focused less on theory and more on preparing leaders for the business world
Mathematics, MS

Establish yourself as an expert in combining computer programming or statistics with mathematics. In both applied and theoretical courses, Roosevelt mathematics graduate students gain the personalized attention and expertise necessary to become leaders in their field.

Public Administration, MPA

Government is the largest single employer in the Chicago metropolitan area, several health care organizations are among the top 25 area employers, and the nonprofit sector is growing more rapidly than ever. Be a leader in this rich practice of public service.

This program is rolling out a fully online option, but right now it offers some online courses and the possibility for live, remote attendance through Zoom.