Graduate, Master's and Doctoral Degrees | Briar Cliff University

Graduate Degree Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice

If you’re already a certified nurse practitioner, our post-master’s DNP program is designed to take you to the next level in just two calendar years!

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Doctor of Physical Therapy

Briar Cliff offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which offers a progressive, clinical-based curriculum that promotes hands-on service learning experiences.

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Master of Arts in Management: Human Resource Management

Pursue higher credentials in the field of human resources. This emphasis is fully aligned with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) guidelines.

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Master of Arts in Management: Leadership

Looking to optimize your own management techniques? This emphasis will help you — and your organization — reach your objectives.

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Master of Arts in Management: Sports Management

Combine your passion for sports with a strong background in business and leadership skills, and gain that competitive edge that today’s sports industry and athletic organizations are seeking.

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Master of Health Administration

Prepare yourself for leadership and management positions in today’s complex health care industry.

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Master of Science in Exercise Physiology

The field of kinesiology is evolving. So can you! Our program infuses teaching, coaching and research-based concepts that are more “hands on” than theoretical.

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Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

Looking to advance your nursing degree? Join our accredited Master of Science in Nursing program in Siouxland. Choose between a family nurse practitioner or an adult/gerontology nurse practitioner track.

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Post MSN Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Do you already have your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, and want to go into an advanced practice role? Enroll in our online Post-MSN Nurse Practitioner Certificate program, and be eligible to take the certification exam for advanced practice in just two years.

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*The Department of Physical Therapy at Briar Cliff University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;; website: To contact the program directly, please call 712-279-5500 or email