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Graduate Learning Goals

Santa Clara University graduate learning goals define the types of knowledge, skills, and values expected for all students receiving a graduate degree at SCU, in addition to the program specific student learning outcomes developed by each program.

Students with a graduate degree from SCU will...

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Exhibit Academic Competence

Demonstrate broad content knowledge and the ability to integrate and apply concepts from their course of study to professional situations.

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Engage in Creative and Collaborative Learning

Innovate, collaborate, and communicate effectively with professionals and others in their discipline.

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Enhance Professional Development

Exhibit professionalism, consistent with the University's Jesuit mission that includes attention to ethics, integrity, and responsible engagement with their communities - professionally, locally, or globally.