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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...

Exhibit Academic Competence

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

Engage in Creative and Collaborative Learning

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

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.