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Graduate School at Troy University

Welcome! Whatever your career aspirations may be, a graduate education from TROY will help you stand out from the crowd. Advanced proficiency in your field of choice will give you the capability to excel — and the confidence to make it happen. Troy University offers graduate programs leading to master’s and doctoral degrees and graduate certificates both on campus and online in order to meet our students where they are in both their personal and professional life.

We provide more than 40 professional and graduate degree programs. With programs available in all five of our academic colleges and online, we welcome you to look into all that Troy University has to offer.


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Why Choose TROY as Your Graduate School:

We are proud to offer an extensive graduate catalogue of fully-accredited master’s and Ph.D. programs that are frequently recognized among the best online graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report. You’ll be able to find professional success at TROY and we are proud to be recognized as:


"Most Affordable Online Master's in Adult Education" by


"Master of Science in Nursing Online" by Great Value Colleges.


FastTrack One-Year Graduate programs. Invest one year online or in class for a better future.

Letter from the Dean


Troy University provides a rich, welcoming environment for graduate study and we remain committed to the progress and well-being of all our students. Each of our programs of study has been designed to provide you with the highest educational experience and meet you where you are; whether online, in the classroom or at one of our support sites. I invite you to explore our graduate programs through the links found on this page.

The staff of the Graduate School and the faculty within our individual programs welcome your interest in Troy University! Throughout your studies, please feel free to reach out to me or the staff if you have any questions about policies, procedures, or thoughts on how the Graduate School can better serve you and enhance your graduate experience.

Mary Anne Templeton.


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FastTrack One-Year Graduate Programs

If your career needs an energy shot, a Troy University one-year fast track graduate program may be right for you! With one of our fast track programs, you can get the professional boost you’re looking for in communication, business, education, social work or criminal justice.

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Learn More about Our Graduate Research

Research is an integral part of Troy University's programs. Get information on TROY's institutional review board, research guidance and training, resources, contact information, and upcoming conferences.

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Applications and Other Forms

A complete list of graduate school forms for current and prospective students.

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Become a Graduate Assistant

See how to obtain a graduate assistantship and our G.A. Guidelines.


“ When you take the first step of your graduate school journey, you don’t have to do it alone. At TROY, I’ve been surrounded by student-centered professionals who have offered help and support every step of the way. As a grad student, I appreciate that our programs are accredited and highly regarded within the professional world. I also feel like my professors want me to succeed almost as much as I do! I’m thankful for TROY, and I’m excited the master’s degree I’m earning will help me pursue the dreams I have for my career! ”

Emily Price  |  Current Student, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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The Career-Boosting Impact of a Graduate Degree

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Is getting a graduate degree worth it? While additional education opens new doors to your professional success, choosing a graduate program is entirely dependent upon your individual needs, goals, and resources. These needs are why we offer on campus and online degrees, so that you can find the master’s, doctorate, or certificate program that’s right for you. See if pursuing graduate school is the right choice for you, what advantages it offers, and fully understand what a graduate education includes.

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Ranked Among the Best Graduate Schools

The Princeton Review — Best Regional Colleges — Southeastern 2023.

Graduate Programs on Campus

TROY has been providing graduate education to students since 1957. In the decades since, the University increased the number of graduate and professional degree programs it offers to more than XX and has been consistent in its efforts to make earning a graduate degree an undertaking that’s affordable, accessible and provides the highest-quality education.

Class size in TROY’s Graduate School ranges from approximately 10 to 20 students, facilitating the formation of deeper relationships between students — and between students and faculty.

Many of our graduate programs offer internship opportunities to give students hands-on learning experiences. Degree fields such as nursing, counseling, education, and social work often require licensure or certification to enter the field. Due to our specialized accreditations and degree requirements, students may be licensed and certified in these areas without additional coursework. Requirements vary by state.

Graduate Programs Online

For more than 50 years, TROY has been recognized as a premier public university teaching working adults and military students. 

Because of the way TROY is structured — with multiple sites located within Alabama, the southeast and even throughout the world — students have much-needed flexibility to attend classes and access university-based services from anywhere.

To make earning a graduate degree more accessible, TROY provides students with the option to take many classes online or a combination of in-person and online instruction. Students taking programs online participate in online discussions, take online assessments and have valuable opportunities to collaborate virtually.

Another way TROY makes the process of earning a graduate degree more flexible is by offering Fast Track graduate degree programs that require 30 to 33 semester hours and can be completed within a year.

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From The Princeton Review. Used with permission. ©2023 TPR Education IP Holding, LLC. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.




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