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When you earn your master's degree through CSU Global, you'll customize your degree program by choosing a specialization that matches your specific professional goals or personal interests.

Your master's degree from CSU Global will open a lot of doors, but you can be sure you're specifically opening the ones that are of the most interest to you by adding a specialization.

Specializations allow you a level of customization in regards to your academic experience, focusing on the particular areas of knowledge that interest you most, or that are the most valuable to your intended career path.

Enroll in a your master's degree program first, then select a specialization. Not all specializations are available for every degree program. Visit the program page for the online master's degree you're interested in to find out which specializations are available.

Each specialization consists of four graduate courses, for 12 credit hours, which supplement the courses you'll take for your major. Similar to a minor or degree concentration, a specialization allows you to explore a second area of interest. In this way, every master's degree through CSU Global is tailored to the student's specific needs, interests, and career goals.



    • Accounting
      The accounting program is ideal for students interested in pursuing advanced business opportunities in financial planning, bookkeeping, or accounting fields.
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    • Applied Business Management
      Gain a competitive advantage and increase career prospects through this specialization or certificate of completion with a focus on practical business and management skills in accounting, financing, strategic development, organizational change, and more.
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    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
      This specialization will provide students will the ability to analyze and associate artificial intelligence principles into scenarios that are used in representing reasoning and uncertainty in a perceptive environment.
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    • Business Intelligence
      This program focused on utilizing data and interpreting trends in information to accomplish company objectives and goals.
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    • Criminal Justice Leadership
      The criminal justice field includes careers in security, courts, corrections, and forensics, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The graduate level Criminal Justice Leadership program provides advanced management skills to further your professional development.
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    • Cyber Security
      Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to recognize threats, prevent cybercrime, and secure vital organizational data.
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    • English K-12 Educators
      This specialization is designed to provide existing K-12 English teachers with the graduate level credit in composition, rhetoric, critical analysis & literature necessary to be qualified to teach dual enrollment courses.
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    • English Language Learning (ELL)
      Students in the English Language Learning program gain the experience and skills necessary to teach preK-12 students from diverse language backgrounds.
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    • Finance
      In this program, students are prepared for careers as financial managers and leaders in the corporate world. Advanced financial areas of study include economics, decision making, risk and return, global market analysis, strategic planning, reporting, and more. With a master’s degree from CSU-Global featuring a specialization in finance, students are prepared for careers as financial managers and leaders in the corporate world.
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    • Fraud Management
      The Fraud Management program is ideal for financial specialists focused on the prevention of deceitful practices and activity through the effective management and protection of sensitive information.
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    • Global Management
      The Global Management program facilitates student’s awareness of topics present in global business, including communications, international accounting and finance, and economic aspects related to business decisions.
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    • Healthcare Administration
      Professionals interested in the management of healthcare facilities and departments should consider CSU-Global's online Healthcare Administration program in order to acquire knowledge and best practices for effective supervision and decision making in the healthcare field.
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    • Human Resource Management
      Students interested in furthering their careers in the field of human resources should consider this program, which provides organizational management skills with an emphasis on personnel, staff training and development, policy and procedures, and more. This program is designed as an HRCI certification prep course.
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    • Human Resource Performance
      Students who aim to improve an organization’s effectiveness through human resources should consider the Human Resource Performance program. Emphasis is on the successful management of organized labor employees in dynamic environments.
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    • Information Technology
      Managers, directors, and senior executives in information technology can gain vital knowledge to increase an organization’s efficiency and effectiveness in the marketplace through the advanced IT strategies and implementation training provided by this program.
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    • International Management
      In today’s global marketplace, effective leadership in any industry requires special skills. Students interested in pursuing a career with multi-national strategic vision benefit from the skills and application of knowledge obtained in the International Management program.
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    • Math K-12 Educators
      This specialization is designed to provide existing K-12 math teachers with the graduate level credit in mathematics necessary to be qualified to teach dual enrollment courses.
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    • Online Learning Innovation and Design
      Students of the Online Learning program gain the knowledge and skills necessary to create a powerful and engaging learning experience. Areas of study include the practical application of innovative and original instructional delivery, virtual learning environments, and evaluation of learning outcome achievement.
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    • Organizational Leadership and Change Management
      Managers, at any level or tenure, must be able to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of business. Students in this program gain the tools for career advancement by learning to thrive through market innovations and handle rapid organizational growth and change.
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    • Organizational Learning and Performance
      Organizational Learning and PerformanceLearn to apply essential learning strategies and instructional design techniques in order to increase performance and accomplish organizational goals. Key topics include performance and delivery systems, assessment and evaluation, the use of learning technologies, and strategic planning and leadership.
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    • Population Health
      The Population Health specialization program prepares professionals in healthcare leadership roles to understand and analyze healthcare data on population groups, help to determine which socioeconomic factors may contribute to health outcomes, and recognize the needs of communities as related to healthcare, prevention, and safety.
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    • Project Management
      This graduate level program in project management offers extensive leadership and skill development regarding improved organizational efficiency and performance. These courses include topic areas, practical skills, and knowledge aligned to professional certifications associated with the Project Management Institute (PMI) including the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and the Project Management Professional (PMP)®.
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    • Strategic Digital Information Marketing
      The Strategic Digital Information in Marketing specialization provides students with the foundation and framework for a leadership role in marketing.
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    • Strategic Innovation and Change Management
      This program focuses on enhancing one’s ability to efficiently manage through the strategic implementation of change and evolution within a business or organization. Managers who effectively adapt to meet the needs of their environment are more likely to succeed.
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    • Teacher Leadership
      Teachers and professional educators who wish to become leaders of change and innovation will benefit from this program. In coordination with a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning, students will gain the knowledge to enhance the learning environment through policy and professional development.
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