About the Grad School

The Graduate School's mission is to provide advanced education in specialized areas that meet individual, regional and global needs. Our programs help students go further in their lives, their careers and their communities.


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I take great pride in assisting our graduate students in growing and achieving their professional goals while supporting the mission of the College.

- April Boulton, Ph.D. | Dean of the Graduate School at Hood College
graduate students at commencement

About the Graduate School

We offer 19 master's degrees and 12 post-baccalaureate certificate and certification programs, as well as doctorates in business administration and organizational leadership. It has established a reputation as one of the best graduate schools in the region. 

You'll appreciate the affordable tuition and convenient scheduling that will allow you continue to work during the day. You'll benefit from the opportunity to learn in small classes taught by caring, dedicated, world-class faculty and adjunct instructors who bring in-depth knowledge and expertise to instruction. 

More than 1,000 students

from 25 different nations make up our student population