Graduate College

Graduate College

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Graduate education is an integral part of Siena’s mission: to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical. The Graduate College challenges individuals to identify, refine, and achieve their personal goals, and to articulate a personal philosophy of life, all in the context of the mission of the Graduate College: integrating theory into practice.

You can also access important course information, documents and program descriptions by visiting the Graduate College on MySiena.

  • About
  • Admissions Criteria & Requirements
  • Graduate College: The Siena Effect

Learn more about Graduate College

Siena Heights University offers Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Leadership, and Teacher Education.

Advantages of being a SHU graduate student include:

  • Courses designed for working adults
  • Evening and weekend courses
  • Small class sizes
  • Individualized academic advising
  • Blended online delivery courses
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) not required for admission
  • Dedicated faculty with career credentials
  • Locations throughout Michigan

Learn more about Graduate College Admissions Criteria & Requirements

Minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution of higher education required.

Submission of the following documents:

  • Completed Online Application
  • Current Resume
  • Application Essays
  • All Post-Secondary Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Conviction Disclosure Form
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50.  Please make a check payable to Siena Heights University and mail it to:
Siena Heights University Graduate College
Attention:  Betsy Brooks
1247 E. Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

  • Copy of Teaching Certificate required for
    • Graduate Teacher Education applicants (optional for Montessori, Math Education with Technology, and TESOL concentrations)
    • School Counseling (applicants seeking NT endorsement)
    • Educational Leadership

A personal interview is required for all Counselor Education and Leadership applicants.

For more information, forms, links and more, please visit Graduate College on MySiena.

For more information about the Graduate College, contact:
or 877-438-1586 / 517-264-7665

Hear from our current students and graduates what the Siena Effect has done for them.

Additional Info

Adrian Campus

SHU @ Lansing Community College @ University Center

Metro Detroit Campus

Meet Siena

Faculty & Staff

Linda Sandel-Pettit, Ed.D.

Linda Sandel-Pettit, Ed.D.

Dean of the Graduate College; Director of Graduate Counselor Education; Assistant Professor of Counselor Education


Tom Durbin '95, '08Ed.S.

Tom Durbin '95, '08Ed.S.

English Graduate; Educational Leadership Graduate; Head of School, Lenawee Christian School
Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.