Unique programs are the hallmark of Lander’s graduate studies, which range from education to nursing to emergency management, and each master's program is designed to help graduates further their careers as leaders in their fields.

nursing studentBusiness Administration

The MBA is designed to meet student and industry demands.  The Lander program provides managerial and strategic insights across various business functions to prepare graduates to lead organizations and drive results.  


nursing studentClinical Nurse Leader

Lander’s online Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader program equips nurse generalists to serve as professional nurses with diverse skills and experience essential to the growing health care needs of the 21st century. The program’s online format offers working nurses the flexibility to coordinate their graduate studies with work schedules, and to complete clinical requirements close to home. 

emergency management teamEmergency Management

Whether man-made or natural, the list of potential disasters to which our state, region and nation are vulnerable is sizeable. The online Master of Science in Emergency Management degree prepares graduates to provide expert guidance in all phases of a disaster – knowledge that is critical to economic development and continuity. The program’s curriculum was designed as a joint effort with government, nonprofit and business employers and agencies with emergency management responsibilities, including FEMA and the National Guard. 

management programManagement

The Master of Science in Management program prepares students with management-based competencies of leadership, quality assessment, operations planning, human development skills, and strategic planning. Graduates will have a solid foundation in all aspects of Quality Management and will have developed analytical and conceptual skills aligned with industry standards. This program is intended for anyone who wants to deepen their managerial skills applicable to many different organizations, particularly manufacturing and healthcare.

montessori programMontessori Education

Lander’s M.Ed. in Montessori Education program makes it possible for certified teachers to obtain a master’s degree in Montessori education in as little as 18 months. Lander is one of the few colleges or universities in the country, and the only one in South Carolina, to offer undergraduate- and graduate-level Montessori teacher education degrees. Master’s candidates can select a program leading to American Montessori Society certification at one of three levels: early childhood, ages 3 to 6; elementary grades 1 to 3; and elementary grades 4 to 6.

education programsTeaching & Learning

With three concentrations – Diverse Learners, Instructional Technology, and Montessori Education – the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning is an appealing option for academic and business professionals who want to take their careers to a new level. The program is intended for students with baccalaureate degrees who wish to pursue a graduate program that prepares candidates to meet the needs for highly qualified educators in several key areas.

student paintingVisual Art

The MFA program at Lander University is an advanced graduate degree program with a focus in studio art. This rigorous studio-based program is designed to challenge students with new and innovative approaches to materials and techniques while fostering growth within their chosen area of specialization. Students gain in-depth knowledge and professional competence in one or more disciplines through inquiry, investigation, and studio practice. In addition, students are encouraged to consider the relationship between multiple disciplines.  

art teacher with studentsVisual Art K-12

The Lander M.A.T. degree targets exceptional art students who aspire to be accomplished artists and educators. Students who pursue an undergraduate B.F.A. degree from Lander will have the unique opportunity to begin taking M.A.T. courses in their senior year. As a stand-alone degree, the M.A.T. is a 1.5 year long program. Upon graduation, graduates are certified to teach K-12 Art in South Carolina and enter the workforce at a master’s level salary. Graduates will be prepared to seek additional advanced degrees, including an MFA and/or Ph.D. Prospective applicants interested in this degree path should seek advising as soon as possible.