Millikin University offers three graduate degrees:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - three different tracks within the MSN Program.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - two different tracks within the DNP Program.
Master of Business Administration
The Millikin Master of Business Administration (MBA)
is a program for professionals who want to advance their careers. The program teaches what executives do, and focuses on the development of leaders. Millikin's MBA is based on technical business courses, specifically finance, marketing, and operations, but goes to another level and defines itself by assimilating multiple disciplines to produce true executive-level thinking and plannng.
The Millikin MBA is for people at all levels in a career, from aspiring entrepreneur to mid-level manager to company executive, and focuses on critical executive thinking and performance. The curriculum is intentional, with the objective of developing a business leader with broad generalist skills who can analyze a business situation from different perspectives and then exercise the judgment required to create a solution.
Master of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree for those nurses who want to advance their careers beyond the baccalaureate level. All MSN tracks require applicants to be a BSN-prepared registerd nurse (RN), with the exception of the Master's Entry into Nursing Practice track.
Three tracks are offered:
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)- Program is 38 credit hours and includes 400 hours of clinical practice. Classes are generally held on Fridays with flexible clinical practice hours. Student may be full or part-time.
Nurse Educator (NE)- Program is 38 credit hours and includes 400 hours of clinical practice. Classes are generally held on Fridays with flexible clinical practice hours. Student may be full or part-time.
Master's Entry into Nursing Practice (MENP) - Program is designed for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor's degree and are interested in entering the nursing field. The track consists of an intensive, fast-paced curriculum delivered in the classroom and clinical and practical settings five days a week for 24 continuous months. Graduates earn a MSN and are eligible to take the RN licensure exam.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The School of Nursing offers graduate courses leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, a practice-focused doctorate similar in scope to practice doctorates offered in other professional disciplines. The DNP Program is available to professional registered nurses who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing degree with advanced practice licensure and certification.
Two tracks are offered:
Nurse Anesthesia Track - Program is highly specialized and prepares individuals who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to become nurse anesthetists. Full-time program with more than 2400 hours of clinical practice. Offered in conjunction with Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Completion Track for MSN-prepared Advanced Practice Nurses - Program is designed for advanced practice nurses (APNs) who want to complete the practice doctorate as their highest earned academic degree.