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Graduate and Professional Education

Take Your Learning to the Next Level

We provide a transformative education through master's and doctoral degrees, graduate certificate programs, continuing education workshops and seminars, executive level professional development, and lifelong learning.

  • 68

    Graduate programs at the University of Dayton

  • 3,327

    Graduate students currently enrolled

  • 78

    Certificates at the University of Dayton

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The Best Leaders Never Stop Learning

The University of Dayton Center for Leadership is a unique and powerful resource created by the region's most successful organizations. Together, we partner with top thought leaders to provide innovative, world-class education to senior executives, emerging leaders, front-line supervisors, and professionals.

Emerging Leader Certificate Program Women Lead. Certificate Program Executive Development

Emerging Leader Certificate Program

Today's leaders are expected to retain high-potential employees and build bench strength for the future. The Emerging Leader Certificate Program is designed to be a catalyst in this process.

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Women Lead. Certificate Program

Women Lead. gives women leaders the additional tools and insights needed to expand their positive impact on their organizations and community.

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Executive Development Program

Discover a world of unparalleled executive development through our thoughtfully curated events, featuring captivating talks by industry titans in business leadership. Immerse yourself in a diverse array of topics as we delve into the realms of strategy, innovation, team dynamics, and beyond. Elevate your leadership prowess and explore the full spectrum of transformative offerings brought to you by UDCL.

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Learning Never Ends

The University of Dayton has a tradition of including adult learners in its community. Adult learners can strengthen skills and expand horizons beyond the classroom.

Adult Learning

Not everyone can be or wants to be the traditional undergraduate or graduate student. Sometimes you may want to only take a class or two to test the waters. Or maybe you're looking to complete a degree part-time. Perhaps you'd just like to take an art history course because, well, you love art. Within these programs, you can find flexible, affordable ways to take classes without enrolling in traditional degree programs.
Special Programs and Continuing Education


The Adult Degree Advancement Program allows students 24 and up to complete their bachelor's degree at their own pace.

Academic Enrichment Studies

We offer the flexibility to take courses of interest to you at a discounted rate without dedicating yourself to a degree program.

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We're Here To Help

While each of our departments is somewhat autonomous for your specific needs, we've combined them into one division to better serve all of our adult learners across the board.


Graduate Academic Affairs

St. Mary's Hall, Room 206
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1626

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Interested in learning more about each of the graduate degree offerings at the University of Dayton?

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