Elms educates its students by uniting classroom learning and real world experience. We’ll challenge you to ask tough questions, consider other perspectives, and define your own way of compassionately responding to the needs of our time.

Walter Breau, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Programs

We infuse the liberal arts into everything we do at Elms. That means that, while you’ll focus on becoming a pro in your field of study, you’ll also begin defining yourself as an individual. Your classes act as gateways to self-discovery, and encourage you to dig deep as you mold your own way of conveying your thoughts, working with others, and making sense of the world.

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School of Nursing

Nursing education at Elms emphasizes a holistic approach to patient care. Along with learning contemporary nursing and healthcare standards, you will gain experience in nurturing and healing a patient’s mind, body, and spirit in harmony. Rigorous coursework, realistic simulation labs, and robust clinical rotations come together to prepare you for the NCLEX and make an immediate impact in healthcare settings. Learn more.

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School of Nursing

Nursing education at Elms emphasizes a holistic approach to patient care. Along with learning contemporary nursing and healthcare standards, you will gain experience in nurturing and healing a patient’s mind, body, and spirit in harmony. Rigorous coursework, realistic simulation labs, and robust clinical rotations come together to prepare you for the NCLEX and make an immediate impact in healthcare settings. Learn more.

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Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology

STEM majors at Elms have full access to the resources of the Lyons Center, a $12 million facility with dedicated spaces for research in computer science, information security, biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Research opportunities begin your first year on campus, and our award-winning professors happily collaborate with students on the next big breakthrough. Learn more.


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Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology

STEM majors at Elms have full access to the resources of the Lyons Center, a $12 million facility with dedicated spaces for research in computer science, information security, biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Research opportunities begin your first year on campus, and our award-winning professors happily collaborate with students on the next big breakthrough. Learn more.

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Division of Business

Emphasizing entrepreneurship and design thinking, our interdisciplinary business curriculum prepares you to navigate the complex challenges of the global economy. For students with clearly defined career goals, we offer an accelerated BA/MBA program that enables you to earn two degrees in five years or less. Learn more.


Business students at Elms College

Division of Business

Emphasizing entrepreneurship and design thinking, our interdisciplinary business curriculum prepares you to navigate the complex challenges of the global economy. For students with clearly defined career goals, we offer an accelerated BA/MBA program that enables you to earn two degrees in five years or less. Learn more.

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Division of Education

Want to be an educator? Come to Elms. We’re proud to have maintained a 100% employment rate for six consecutive years. With seven different concentrations, including a pathway to specialize in urban education, our programs prepare you to make a difference in the classroom. Learn more.


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Division of Education

Want to be an educator? Come to Elms. We’re proud to have maintained a 100% employment rate for six consecutive years. With seven different concentrations, including a pathway to specialize in urban education, our programs prepare you to make a difference in the classroom. Learn more.

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Division of Social Sciences

The social sciences propel you straight into the heart of human behavior, cognition, and relationship building. At Elms, you can choose to tackle social problems on a macro-scale by studying criminal justice or social work. Or, you can drill down into the psyche and physiology of the body by studying psychology or communication sciences and disorders. Learn more.


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Division of Social Sciences

The social sciences propel you straight into the heart of human behavior, cognition, and relationship building. At Elms, you can choose to tackle social problems on a macro-scale by studying criminal justice or social work. Or, you can drill down into the psyche and physiology of the body by studying psychology or communication sciences and disorders. Learn more.

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Division of Humanities and Fine Arts

Literature, poetry, film, painting, music, religion — they all play an essential role in the production of culture. Studying the humanities at Elms invites you to closely examine written documents, historical artifacts, visual rhetoric, musical compositions, and more, and to interpret their meaning for audiences new and old. Humanities majors also focus on developing fluid writing and speaking styles adaptable to a range of careers. Learn more.


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Division of Humanities and Fine Arts

Literature, poetry, film, painting, music, religion — they all play an essential role in the production of culture. Studying the humanities at Elms invites you to closely examine written documents, historical artifacts, visual rhetoric, musical compositions, and more, and to interpret their meaning for audiences new and old. Humanities majors also focus on developing fluid writing and speaking styles adaptable to a range of careers. Learn more.


Continuing Education

Going back to school takes courage. Determination. Grit. It isn’t easy balancing family, work, and college. But, with the personalized academic support you’ll find at Elms, you can earn your bachelor’s degree with confidence, in just 14 – 20 months.

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Off-Campus and Online Programs

Elms has partnerships with seven community colleges in the New England region, which means getting to class has never been more convenient. We also offer degree completion programs 100% online, so you can progress at your own pace, on your own time.

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Off-Campus and Online Programs

Elms has partnerships with seven community colleges in the New England region, which means getting to class has never been more convenient. We also offer degree completion programs 100% online, so you can progress at your own pace, on your own time.

Learn about off-campus programs.

Learn about online programs.


Graduate Programs

Graduate study at Elms is more than simply a path to a degree. Our programs are designed to be incubators of professional excellence, environments where you evolve your skill set while also critically reflecting on your career trajectory and plans for the future. Whether you’re going for your MBA or MSW, DNP or MAT, Elms invites you to raise the bar for your professional growth and experience what it’s like to move with purpose in your field.

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Offered 100% online, our MSN programs help nurses transition from entry level to advanced prepared roles. Specialize in nursing education, nursing and health services management, or school nursing. For nurses interested in combining their passion for healthcare with business leadership, we offer a dual MSN/MBA degree path. View programs.

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Offered 100% online, our MSN programs help nurses transition from entry level to advanced prepared roles. Specialize in nursing education, nursing and health services management, or school nursing. For nurses interested in combining their passion for healthcare with business leadership, we offer a dual MSN/MBA degree path. View programs.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Nurse practitioners rise to the challenge of redefining healthcare, patient care, and the nursing profession, using evidence-based research and practices. Our DNP program offers three program tracks and two certificate programs to fit your career goals. View programs.


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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Nurse practitioners rise to the challenge of redefining healthcare, patient care, and the nursing profession, using evidence-based research and practices. Our DNP program offers three program tracks and two certificate programs to fit your career goals. View programs.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Learn business strategy from CEOs, CFOs, and other world-class faculty as you earn your MBA at Elms. Whether your goals involve becoming a CPA, entrepreneur, or executive leader, you’ll take your expertise to the next level in our flexible degree programs. View programs.


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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Learn business strategy from CEOs, CFOs, and other world-class faculty as you earn your MBA at Elms. Whether your goals involve becoming a CPA, entrepreneur, or executive leader, you’ll take your expertise to the next level in our flexible degree programs. View programs.

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Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Make your business idea a reality as you learn about venture capital, startup culture, and innovation leadership. Our 8-week Lean Launchpad seminar guides you through the startup process in real-time. View programs.


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Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Make your business idea a reality as you learn about venture capital, startup culture, and innovation leadership. Our 8-week Lean Launchpad seminar guides you through the startup process in real-time. View programs.

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Master of Science in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis (M.S.)

Elms College created one of the first master’s programs for ASD and ABA in the country. Our students complete 1,500 practicum hours during their studies, gain experience writing behavior plans and functional analyses, and partner with community organizations to develop their professional skills. View programs.


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Master of Science in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis (M.S.)

Elms College created one of the first master’s programs for ASD and ABA in the country. Our students complete 1,500 practicum hours during their studies, gain experience writing behavior plans and functional analyses, and partner with community organizations to develop their professional skills. View programs.

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Elms College and Saint Louis University have partnered to offer a comprehensive MSW program that prepares social workers for advanced practice. Take your classes at Elms, and receive your degree from SLU, whose School of Social Work is continually ranked as one of the best in the nation. View program.


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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Elms College and Saint Louis University have partnered to offer a comprehensive MSW program that prepares social workers for advanced practice. Take your classes at Elms, and receive your degree from SLU, whose School of Social Work is continually ranked as one of the best in the nation. View program.

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Our graduate education programs are completely customizable to fit your professional goals. Benefit from lively discussion with a diverse group of peers, enrich your subject matter expertise, and earn your initial teaching license (MAT only), which qualifies you to teach in more than 40 states, islands, and territories. View programs.


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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Our graduate education programs are completely customizable to fit your professional goals. Benefit from lively discussion with a diverse group of peers, enrich your subject matter expertise, and earn your initial teaching license (MAT only), which qualifies you to teach in more than 40 states, islands, and territories. View programs.

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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)

Strengthen your application for medical school or other professional health programs in our rigorous 12-month master’s program. Biomedical students have access to standardized test prep on campus, and work closely with the program advisor to develop their portfolio. Students interested in industry research or higher education are also encouraged to apply. View program.


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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)

Strengthen your application for medical school or other professional health programs in our rigorous 12-month master’s program. Biomedical students have access to standardized test prep on campus, and work closely with the program advisor to develop their portfolio. Students interested in industry research or higher education are also encouraged to apply. View program.

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Master of Arts in Applied Theology (MAAT)

Contemplate the Christian faith and its relation to other religions and world visions. This program equips you to be a leader in the ecclesial community, whether that means working as a lay pastoral associate, educator, social justice advocate, or diocesan or parish volunteer. View programs.


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Master of Arts in Applied Theology (MAAT)

Contemplate the Christian faith and its relation to other religions and world visions. This program equips you to be a leader in the ecclesial community, whether that means working as a lay pastoral associate, educator, social justice advocate, or diocesan or parish volunteer. View programs.


Postbaccalaureate Programs

Aspiring doctors, physician assistants (PAs), and scientists come to Elms from around the world for its postbaccalaureate programs. Why? For starters, we’re incredibly successful at helping students matriculate to professional health programs — we have a 90% success rate for the pre-med and pre-PA tracks. But we also offer unparalleled career advising and professional development to ensure you achieve your goals.

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Pre-Medical Program

Solidify your GPA, fulfill your medical school prerequisites, and prepare for the MCAT with a tightly-knit group of 20-30 students. Postbacc students work closely with the program director to develop an individualized course of study, and can complete their certificate in as little as two academic semesters. Learn more.

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Pre-Medical Program

Solidify your GPA, fulfill your medical school prerequisites, and prepare for the MCAT with a tightly-knit group of 20-30 students. Postbacc students work closely with the program director to develop an individualized course of study, and can complete their certificate in as little as two academic semesters. Learn more.

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Pre-Physician Assistant Program

Solidify your GPA, fulfill your PA school prerequisites, and prepare for the GRE. Pre-PA students work closely with the program director to develop an individualized course of study, and can complete their certificate in as little as two academic semesters. Learn more.


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Pre-Physician Assistant Program

Solidify your GPA, fulfill your PA school prerequisites, and prepare for the GRE. Pre-PA students work closely with the program director to develop an individualized course of study, and can complete their certificate in as little as two academic semesters. Learn more.