Mission and Core Values


Preparing today’s leaders to meet tomorrow’s challenges as men and women for and with others.


The Rockhurst University School of Graduate and Professional Studies, through its baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degrees and programs, prepares its students to develop and discover knowledge, recognize and perfect skills, and foster inquiry, while serving and leading others in an everlasting quest to make God’s good world better.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies graduates are well prepared, vibrant men and women who are committed to regular reflection, lifelong learning, professional excellence and community service in the Jesuit tradition.


The School of Graduate and Professional Studies Core Values of Education in the Jesuit tradition are:

  •  promoting analytical skills and critical thinking
  •  facilitating leadership skill development
  •  advocating for social justice
  •  promoting life-long learning
  •  forging partnerships within the community
  •  developing cultural competence
  •  developing ethical perspectives