Types of Programs

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Master of Arts

Most of the programs offered at Fresno Pacific University are master of arts (M.A.) programs. M.A. degrees can take one to four years to complete. They are more focused on discussion and seminars and designed for intellectual growth. Many M.A. programs require internships and may require taking a qualifying exam after degree completion.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a professional program that focuses on employment or advancement within the business field and requires international fieldwork. FPU M.A. and MBA programs are organized into three schools: Business; Education; and Humanities, Religion & Social Sciences.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs are master of science (M.S.) programs, which are oriented more toward laboratory, research and experimental study. They require internships and qualifying exams after degree completion for licensing purposes. These programs are based in th FPU School of Natural Sciences.