Take the Next Step in Your Professional Journey

Whether you are a recent graduate looking to continue your education with a master’s degree or a seasoned professional looking for an advanced degree to gain new advantages toward a leadership position, the Sever Institute has a program for you.

Our graduate programs and professional education offerings feature a curriculum based on real-world situations and challenges. Developed with input from employers, thought leaders and practitioners, you will learn theory combined with real-world applications, strengthening your management acumen, collaborative problem solving, interpersonal communication and leadership competencies. Students will develop valuable job skills that apply to a broad range of leadership positions.Explore our graduate programs, including on-campus and online master’s programs, professional education offerings and certificate programs.

Take the next step in your professional journey with Washington University's Sever Institute.

If you're just beginning on your career path, or a seasoned professional looking to gain an edge toward achieving a leadership position, our real-world curriculums and renowned faculty will build on your experience with the technical competencies and leadership skills needed for success.

Explore our graduate degree and certificate programs:

Sever Community

Meet our students

Our graduate program students are a critical part of the distinctive and distinguished WashU community. Students manage everyday commitments and responsibilities, balancing work, family and education. Sever Institute graduates—both on-campus and online master’s program students—praise their WashU experience for helping them develop unique ways of understanding, experiencing and applying their education to their careers.

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Sever Institute by the numbers

Sever students
Student-faculty ratio
2-3 years
Average time to complete a master's part-time

Why WashU Graduate Programs?

By choosing WashU’s graduate programs, including our on-campus and online master’s programs and professional education offerings, you will benefit from the following advantages:

  • Focus on experiential learning. In all our graduate programs, you will encounter real-world learning experiences led by expert instructors who mentor and support you no matter where you are in your academic or career journey.
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked university. Washington University is a world-renowned institution that provides you with exceptional educational opportunities to develop extensive networking connections. It’s for those who want more than a degree; here, our students are pushing the boundaries of what it means to learn.
  • Prepare to make real-world impacts. The Sever Institute’s graduate programs—both on-campus and online master’s programs—empower you by developing the skills and knowledge to respond to society’s needs with innovative and effective strategies.

Non-degree training

 Technology & Leadership Center 

Non-degree professional education options are also available through Washington University's Technology & Leadership Center for individuals and organizations. Whether you are seeking training to enter a new field, continuing your professional education or meeting the requirements needed to maintain your industry certification, the learning is personal — and personalized.

WashU’s Technology & Leadership Center offers professional education and development programs in:

  • Agile Project Management
  • Boot Camps
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Federal and Department of Defense Training
  • ITIL
  • Industry Credentials
  • Leadership Development
  • Programming Languages
  • Roundtable Series

Training courses