Timeline: 25 Years of Graduate Education

1986
Friends University first offers the Master of Science in Family Therapy and Master of Science in Management degrees.

1987
Master of Arts in Teaching is offered.

1988
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is offered.

1989
Master of Science in Environmental Studies is offered.

1990
Master of Science in Management Information Systems is offered.

1996
Master of Human Resource Development/Organization Development is offered.

2004
Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Law are added. 

2005
Master of Human Resource Development/Organization Development is reorganized into the Master of Science in Organization Development. Master of Science in Health Care Leadership and Master of Service/Production Management are offered.

2007
Master of Service/Production Management becomes the Master of Science in Operations Management.

2008
Master of Science in Management becomes the Master of Science in Leadership and Management.

2010
Master of Science in Leadership and Management is reorganized into the Master of Science in Global Leadership and Management. Master of Business Administration-Accounting is added.

In the past 25 years, Friends University has also offered graduate education in:

  • church music,
  • district leadership licensure,
  • executive business administration,
  • family development education,
  • family studies,
  • liberal studies,
  • quality systems management,
  • school leadership and
  • total quality management.