Graduate and Professional Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master of Education degrees in Educational Leadership  or Exceptional Student Education, an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Master of Science degrees in Higher Education Administration and Supervision; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; and Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling. For information on programs on the DeLand campus, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or call 800-688-0101.

School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration offers various graduate-level business programs. A Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is offered online with an in-person option in DeLand. A Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is offered online. Additionally, a dual degree J.D./M.B.A. program is available online through cooperation with the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, an M.S.Pharm/M.B.A. program is available online through collaboration with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, and a dual degree M.H.A./M.B.A. program is available online through collaboration with AdventHealth University. For more information on the programs, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or call 800-688-0101. 

Message from the President

Dr. Christopher Roellke, President

Stetson University dares its undergraduate and graduate students to go beyond success – to go instead to significance. For more than 135 years, Stetson’s mission has remained constant, engaging students with rigorous academics and instilling civic values for life.

Stetson is an independent university offering a comprehensive education in the arts and sciences, business, law, and music. Founded in 1883 as Florida’s first private university, Stetson today has three locations across Central Florida: DeLand, Tampa, and Gulfport. The College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music are on the historic campus in DeLand, a community-minded city between Daytona Beach and Orlando. The university also includes the Tampa Law Center and the College of Law in the Gulfport and St. Petersburg area. The university has achieved national distinction through special programs and accreditations. Stetson was the first private university in Florida to be awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa--the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society – and consistently earns high national rankings for academic excellence and community-engaged learning.

Stetson University’s mission is to provide a transformational education in a creative community where learning and values meet. Committed to scholarship and the liberal arts tradition, Stetson seeks to foster the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare students to reach their full potential as individuals, informed citizens, and responsible participants in their local and global communities.

Stetson’s academic disciplines are unified by a profound commitment to interdisciplinary programs; teaching, values, and social responsibility; and the pursuit of intellectual excellence. The teaching-learning process focuses on the whole person, sustaining deep engagement and dialogue among students and faculty; active forms of citizenship; and social justice-based community engagement. The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 13 to 1, which allows students and faculty to participate in innovative approaches to tackling complex challenges. 

It is a privilege to serve as president of an institution that honors its heritage while embracing innovation in an ever-changing world.

I encourage you to make the most of your Stetson experience. We are glad to have you with us!

Christopher F. Roellke, PhD

Stetson University College of Law publishes its own Viewbook. A copy may be obtained at the College of Law’s website or by emailing the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning at Students may earn a J.D. degree by attending classes on a full-time or part-time basis. Those with a J.D. or foreign law equivalent may pursue an LL.M. degree in International Law, Advocacy (an online program), or Elder Law (an online program); foreign attorneys also may apply for advanced standing in the J.D. program. Additional information in regard to Stetson University College of Law can be found in this catalog.