Videos Spotlighting Pacific Lutheran University's Graduate Programs

Educating Future Global Leaders

The Pacific Lutheran University MBA Program is founded on the cornerstones of leadership, creative innovation, global awareness and ethical responsibility.

PLU Offers Many Learning Opportunities

“We’re looking at strategy and innovation as the main components of our program, which means that we have to be innovative ourselves…to make sure that we not only talk to them about global business and international business, but we take them abroad outside of the country, we have them get that firsthand experience”. In this video, Juanita Reed, the MBA Program Director talks about the different learning opportunities provided by Pacific Lutheran University.

Veteran and HR Professional Dorcas Cluley Recommends the PLU MBA Program

Veteran and corporate human resources professional Dorcas Cluley ’18 shares a bit about her career and why she recommends the MBA program at Pacific Lutheran University.

PLU MBA International Experience: PERU

PLU MBA students spent their spring break exploring Peru, from large corporations in Lima to small local businesses that have been in operation for generations. Students learned about the Peruvian economy, political dynamics, and, most importantly, they learned with their hearts and embraced Peru’s complex history. Here are ten days in Peru in five minutes!

Building a Career in a Data-Driven Age

The PLU Master of Science in Marketing Analytics (MSMA) is a cutting-edge, STEM-designated program offering an innovative analytics degree, specializing in marketing.

Students learn how to leverage data-driven models to achieve a deeper understanding of consumer behavior, solve marketing decision challenges and ultimately drive growth for both profit and non-profit organizations.

Make the Big Data Work for You

Today, we are experiencing a “data explosion.” We can harvest data from many different sources, but may not know how to make it work for us. In this video, Hansel Doan, a graduate of PLU’s Master of Science in Marketing Analytics, talks about how the program helps him understand big data strategically.

Market Research Director Chloe Cook Talks About PLU's Marketing Analytics Program

Chloe Cook shares a bit about her career and why she recommends the Master of Science in Marketing Analytics program at Pacific Lutheran University. Chloe currently serves as a consumer technology director at a large firm that offers data, industry expertise, and prescriptive analytics to help businesses grow.

Marketing Consultant Megan Muravez Speaks on PLU's MSMA Program

Megan Muravez ’20, ’21 tells us how data affects marketing strategies in her role as a marketing consultant and how PLU’s MSMA program helped her learn how to focus on the small details to impact the big picture.

Starbucks Designer Hansel Doan Talks About PLU's MSMA Program

Hansel Doan ’10 MSMA ’17 is a visual designer at Starbucks. He talks about how PLU’s MSMA program helped him prepare to launch his career in design.

How Marketing Analytics Can Improve Creativity

In this video, Hansel Doan, a graduate from PLU’s Master of Science in Marketing Analytics, discusses how the program allows him to interpret his work tasks more thoughtfully. Since graduating in 2017, Hansel has been working as a visual designer at Starbucks.

Three-year Individualized Mentorship

Celebrating more than a decade of accomplishment, The Rainier Writing Workshop has been helping writers to answer those questions, and to generate new, even deeper questions about the writer’s aspirations. Our MFA is an innovative three-year, four-residency program in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

The Rainier Writing Workshop is a community of talented, mature, and independent writers, working in an atmosphere in which each writer’s work deepens and flourishes.

Jasminne Mendez '21 Talks About the PLU Rainier Writing Workshop (MFA Program)

The Rainier Writing Workshop is PLU’s MFA in creative writing program. It is the Pacific Northwest’s premier low-residency Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.

What Makes an Excellent Teacher?

You want to teach. We offer three pathways to becoming a teacher, MAE – Teacher Certification, MAE – Alternative Routes, and MAE – Non-Certification for International Students. All three programs prepare you with a strong theoretical foundation and real classroom experience. Our intense coursework and schedule provide you with rigorous preparation to gain the skills to become an effective teacher and educator.

Become a Teacher in One Year

When students enroll in the year-long Master’s in Education program, they will be teaching in a public school for the entire school year. In this video, Mary Jo Larsen, the Assistant Dean of Education, talks about how the MAE program helps students be successful in the field of teaching.

Preparing New Teachers

Pacific Lutheran University has been training teachers for more than 120 years. We not only prepare quality candidates but diverse, fun professionals with a lot to offer. In this video, Larry Kennedy ’14 talks about how the program prepares new teachers.

Personalized Faculty Support

The student-to-faculty ratio of the Master’s in Education program is approximately 15 to one. In this video, Mary Jo Larsen, the Assistant Dean of the Department of Education at PLU talks about how the faculty stay engaged and closely connected with the students on a one-on-one basis.

Earn Your MSK at PLU

Ranked by Niche as the top Kinesiology department in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest, PLU brings a tradition of excellence to the Master of Science degree. The program combines a rigorous academic experience with real-world, relevant, and impactful applications to address critical gaps in Kinesiology training and practice. Through coursework, mentoring support, and an applied project, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to become effective evidence-based practitioners who can enhance their careers while positively impacting those they serve.

Supportive Faculty

In this video, Matt Leslie, a graduate of PLU’s Master of Kinesiology, talks about how personalized connections with faculty create a supportive learning environment.

Passionate Faculty

PLU faculty are experienced and passionate about Kinesiology. In this video, Master of Science in Kinesiology graduate Faith Heimlich talks about how the faculty’s success in the field of Kinesiology motivated her to become the best she could be.

Diverse Student Background

Students in the Master of Science in Kinesiology program come from different educational backgrounds. In this video, MSK graduate Matt Leslie describes how students shared ideas and perspectives in the program.

Training Effective Therapists for Diverse Communities

The mission of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Pacific Lutheran University is to train students to become systemically-oriented, contextually sensitive MFT Professionals who address the diverse needs and clinical concerns of individuals, couples, families, and communities.

A Supportive Learning Environment

PLU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program has an onsite training clinic that has two-way mirrors in each therapy room. It provides a very supportive environment for students-in-training as they can have colleagues behind the mirror watching them and providing ideas. It makes students feel safe before they transition into an offsite clinic. In this video, Dr. David Ward, the Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program talks about the supportive learning environment.

The Value of Pursuing a Graduate Degree

Choosing a graduate degree allows you the opportunity to study within a field that speaks to your passion. In this video, David Ward, Dean of the College of Health Professions, talks about the value of pursuing a graduate degree.

Filling the Nursing Shortage Gap

Ranked as one of the top 150 graduate nursing programs in the US by US News and World Report, the MSN Care and Outcomes Manager (COM) program is designed to equip nurses with the knowledge and skills to lead change, promote health and elevate care in various roles and settings.

Pathways for Advanced Nursing Degrees

Whether you have a BSN, MSN, or a bachelor’s degree from another major, PLU has a pathway to help you develop or advance your career in Nursing. In this video, Kathy Richardson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, talks about these pathways.

Personalized Learning Experience

A personalized learning experience will ensure graduate nursing students get what they need to be successful. In this video, Kathy Richardson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Nursing, talks about how PLU’s nursing graduate programs prepare future nurses and nurse practitioners.

The Value of a Doctor of Nursing Practice

The PLU Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares graduates in one of two advanced practice specialty areas:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Graduates develop and evaluate quality within a health system, collaborate with inter-professional teams to improve health outcomes and be leaders in the nursing profession.

Personalized Learning Experience

A personalized learning experience will ensure graduate nursing students get what they need to be successful. In this video, Kathy Richardson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Nursing, talks about how PLU’s nursing graduate programs prepare future nurses and nurse practitioners.