Benefits to a master's degree

Five reasons to earn a master’s degree

Earning an advanced degree has more impact than just financial on your life and the lives of those around you. 

Graduate programs

Online MBA classes

Be prepared to greet your professional future by pursuing one of our challenging graduate programs. You’ll appreciate our classes designed especially for working adults. 

Online Graduate programs in business

Opportunities include:

  • Online Collaborative MBA
    This joint program with Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College and Canadian Mennonite University, focuses on Leadership for the Common Good. The Collaborative MBA is not eligible for the Bluffton Alumni Grant program.


Online Graduate programs in education

Courses offered through the graduate programs in education can be used to strengthen classroom teaching, for license renewal, additional endorsements or lead to a cost-effective, convenient and challenging Master of Arts in Education. 

Opportunities include: 

Individuals with an alternative teaching license can pursue their professional license through Bluffton’s Professional Development Institute

Master of Dietetics

To take the RND credentialing exam beginning Jan. 1, 2024, students must have a master’s degree and at least 1,000 hours of supervised experiential learning. Complete both requirements in one calendar year with the RDN Integrated Master’s Program at Bluffton.

Master of Social Work

With online classes and in-person field work, the Master of Social Work is designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills to meet the mental health needs of our communities. 

Office of Adult and Graduate Studies

Jenn Hiester MBA '16

Nurse with an MBA

“Bluffton’s professors taught me the nonclinical side of my job, the management piece of it. How to be a leader.”