Top 50 Online Christian Graduate Programs 2016

Top 50 Online Graduate 2016Adding to our list of the Top 50 Online Christian Colleges and Universities 2016, this ranking features the best online Graduate programs among Christian Liberal Arts Colleges.  As indicated previously, the primary difference between a Christian liberal arts college and a Bible college is the main focus and the range of academic studies offered. For example, Christian liberal arts colleges and universities, like their secular equivalent, emphasize a broad scope of academics whereas a Bible school’s main focus lies on biblical studies and ministry training.  Each type of institution is subject to specific accreditation and there are unique benefits for each type of school.  Highlighted here are Christian Liberal Arts Colleges with some of the best online degree options available. Each of these degrees can be completed 100% online, therefore the biggest benefit is their convenience and flexibility, particularly for individuals who are already busy managing work and family life, as well as those who wish to earn their degree without leaving active ministry.

The methodology behind this ranking began with schools that are members or member eligible of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  We then ranked each school using the number of fully online graduate degree programs and the average tuition cost.   Each category received a standardized score and were weighted equally.  These standardized scores were then summed to produce this ranking.

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York College

Located in York, Nebraska, York College is a private, four-year college established in 1890 and affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, York College offers a single online graduate degree – a Master of Arts in Education. An innovative graduate degree, York’s online courses are accessible to students 24/7 through the school’s Virtual Campus learning platform, making it a highly flexible and convenient option. Offered 100% online, options to enroll either full-time or part time exist and tuition is priced competitively. Classes are kept intentionally small to allow professors to better provide personalized teaching and care for students.

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Judson University

Named for Adoniram Judson, the first American Baptist missionary to set foot on foreign soil, Judson University is a private, evangelical Christian liberal arts institution, located in Elgin, Illinois. Affiliated with the Baptist denomination, Judson University was established in 1963 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Judson offers two graduate-level degree programs that may be earned entirely online: a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Designed for working adults who require the scheduling flexibility an online degree provides, Judson’s online programs are offered in an accelerated, cohort based format and may be accessed anywhere an internet connection is available.

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Malone University

Malone University, located in Canton, Ohio, is a private, liberal arts institution established in 1892 and affiliated with the Evangelical Friends (Religious Society of Friends). Despite the university’s Quaker roots and identity, the school itself represents a more diverse population with nearly 50 Christian denominations represented. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Malone offers two online graduate-level degree programs, a Master of Art in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Business Administration. A highly flexible degree option, Malone’s online students have the ability to access course materials twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and become participants in an active learning environment.

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Messiah College

Located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Messiah College is a private, Christian liberal arts institution. Established in 1909 by Brethren in Christ Church, Messiah College is currently non-denominational and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Messiah offers two online Master’s degrees – a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education. Geared towards adults who are already balancing the demands of career and family-life, Messiah’s online graduate programs seek to offer a highly flexible and affordable education option. Courses are designed to challenge the intellect, engage student’s faith as well as fit into student’s busy lifestyles and are taught by engaging, committed faculty.

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Whitworth University

Located in Spokane, Washington, Whitworth University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution established in 1890 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Whitworth University is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and offers a total of two online graduate-level degrees – a Master of Arts in Teaching Gifted & Talented and a Master of Education in Teaching & Learning. Committed to preparing educators “mind & heart” since 1904, Whitworth seeks to produce teachers who are scholars, community members, effective practitioners, visionary leaders, and guardians. Whitworth’s online programs are designed to offer maximum flexibility and convenience to students already in the midst of balancing work and family life.

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Lee Unviersity

Lee University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Cleveland, Tennessee and established in 1918. Formally affiliated with the Church of God, Lee University is open to students of all religious backgrounds and denomination and the school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Lee offers a variety of online degree programs including two online graduate-level degrees – a Master of Arts in Ministry Studies and a Master of Business Administration. Designed for adult students in the midst of balancing work and family life, Lee’s online courses offer maximum flexibility and course material may be accessed 24/7. Most courses last a total of eight-weeks.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution established in 1968 and affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Accredited through the Higher learning Commission, MVNU offers a number of online degree programs including a total of two graduate-level degrees – a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management. Founded on biblical principles, all of MVNU’s classes are taught from a distinctly Christian worldview and professors seek to incorporate biblical values and faith in learning. Geared towards the busy professional already managing both career and family life, MVNU’s online programs follow the cohort model and are designed to offer both convenience and flexibility.

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Carson-Newman University

Located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Carson-Newman University (CNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution, established in 1851 and historically affiliated with the Baptist convention. CNU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a variety of online degree programs, including two graduate-level programs – a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship (the latter program has minimal residency requirements). Taught from a biblical perspective, CNU’s online programs are designed to provide busy students with a highly flexible and convenient education option without compromising quality academics. CNU’s degree programs may be completed in as little as 11 to 24 months.

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Hannibal-LaGrange University

Located in Hannibal, Missouri, Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) is a private, Christian institution affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention, which is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, HLGU offers a number of online degree programs including two graduate-level degrees – an M.A. Arts in Leadership and an M.S. in Education. HLGU’s online masters programs are offered entirely online in an accelerated format that is designed for working adults. Courses last a total of five-weeks in length and match the academic rigor of any on-campus program. HLGU’s courses set an intense pace, but the reward is a finished degree in as little as 50 weeks.

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Bryan College

Located in Dayton, Tennessee, Bryan College is a private, Christian liberal arts institution. Established in 1925 in the aftermath of the famous Scopes “Monkey” trial, Bryan College exists for the purpose of providing higher education that is taught from a distinctly Biblical worldview and remains committed to this goal. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Bryan College offers two online Masters degrees – a Master of Arts in Christian Studies and a Master of Business Administration. Designed to offer a convenient and flexible option for busy professionals already balancing career and family life, Bryan’s online graduate degree programs are offered in an accelerated format and can be earned in as little as 18 months.  

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University of Sioux Falls

Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the University of Sioux Falls (USF) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution that was founded in 1883 and is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. USF is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and offers two online graduate level degrees – a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education. Designed especially for professionals already managing careers and family life, all of USF’s online program instructors are certified to teach online and classes are offered in a highly flexible format. Courses begin five times throughout the year in September, January, February, May, and June.

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Eastern University

Eastern University, located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, is a private, co-educational, comprehensive Christian institution. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, Eastern University has a total enrollment figure of over 4,000 and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Eastern University offers a total of three online master’s degree programs: a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Administration; and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Eastern’s online courses offer the same academic rigor as their on-campus courses and are designed to be interactive and collaborative, engaging all types of learning styles such as visual, auditory, and experiential.

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Biola University

Biola University, located in La, Marida, California, is a private, non-denominational, evangelical Christian liberal arts institution. A nationally recognized university, Biola has been named among the best in the nation by both the Princeton Review and the U.S. News & World Report, which listed the school as a first-tier national university. Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers three distinct online graduate-level degree programs – a Master of Arts in Teaching with specializations in four areas; a Master of Arts in Education with emphases in five areas; and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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Cedarville University

Cedarville University, located in Cedarville, Ohio, is a private, evangelical Christian institution, established in 1887 and affiliated with the Baptist denomination. Accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Cedarville University offers a total of three online graduate-level programs. Degree offerings include a Master of Business Administration; Master of Education; and a Master of Science in Nursing. Designed to equip students for career success and ministry impact, Cedarville’s online programs offer both convenience and affordability. Online students are able to connect with their fellow classmates and professors through the engaging, easy-to-navigate program platform and innovative programs are designed to equip students to excel.

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MidAmerica Nazarene University

Located in Olathe, Kansas, MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution, established in 1966 and affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. MNU is accredited through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a total of three online graduate-level degree programs. Degree choices include a Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Management & Leadership; and a Master of Education in Classroom Leadership. Most of MNU’s synchronous classes meet one night per week and coursework may be completed 100% online at the student’s own pace.

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Tabor College

Located in Hillsboro, Kansas, Tabor College is a private, four-year Christian liberal arts institution established in 1908 and owned and operated by the Mennonite Brethren Church. Tabor College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Tabor offers a variety of online learning programs, including three graduate-level degrees: a Master of Business Administration (with 2 track options); a Master of Science in Nursing (3 track options); and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership. Tabor’s online courses use the Moodle Learning Management System and their programs are designed to offer maximum flexibility.

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Roberts Wesleyan College

Roberts Wesleyan College (RWC) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution established by the Free Methodist Church in 1866 and located in Rochester, New York. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, RWC has an enrollment figure of nearly 2,000 students. RWC offers a variety of online degree programs that are designed to offer students a flexible, convenient education option that does not compromise quality. Students and professors interact via personal communications and group discussions and assignments are posted online weekly where students have 24/7 access to course content. Four of RWC’s graduate level degrees may be completed 100% online: Nursing, MS; Special Education, MEd; Heathcare Informatics Administration, MS; and Strategic Leadership, MS. Books and an iPad are included in tuition costs.

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Point Loma Nazarene University

Located on the Point Loma oceanfront of San Diego, California, Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution, founded in 1902 and affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. PLNU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers a total of four online graduate-level degrees. Degree options include a Master of Arts in Special Education; Master of Business Administration; Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership; and a Master of Arts in Ministry. Designed to offer maximum flexibility and convenience to students already busy balancing the demands of career and family life, most of PLNU’s online courses can be completed in as little as 24 months.

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Nyack College

Located in Nyack, New York, Nyack College is a private institution sponsored by the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Established in 1882, Nyack has a rich history and is one of the most diverse schools in the nation, with students representing nations from all around the globe. Nyack currently offers a total of four online graduate level degrees – M.A. in Mental Health Counseling; M.A. in Biblical Studies; Master of Business Administration; and M.A. in Ancient Judaism & Christian Origins. With the exception of the latter program, which requires a 10-14 day annual residency abroad, each program may be completed entirely online. Nyack’s online degree programs follow the cohort model, where a group of students advance through the program together; graduate degree online cohorts launch every four months.

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Warner University

Located in Lake Wales, Florida, Warner University is a private, co-educational, Christian liberal arts institution, established in 1968 and affiliated with the Church of God denomination. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Warner offers a variety of online degree programs, including a total of four graduate-level degrees. Choices include a Master of Business Administration; Master of Arts in Education; Master of Science in Management; and a Master of Ministry. Warner is a military-friendly school and their online degree programs are designed to offer maximum flexibility and convenience. Most of their degree programs may be completed in as little as 12 months or up to three years, depending entirely on the schedule chosen by the student.

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Northwest University

Located in Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, Northwest University (NU) is a private, Christian institution, founded in 1934 and affiliated with the Assemblies of God. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges, NU has been ranked among the Best Regional Colleges 2016 by U.S. News & World Report and is a military-friendly school. NU offers a variety of online degree options, including five online graduate-level degree programs including Masters of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Education; Master of Arts in International Community Development; Masters in Ministry; and Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene and located in Nashville, Tennessee. TNU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a number of online degree programs, including five Master’s programs. Graduate degree options include an M.A. in Religion; Master of Business Administration; Master of Education; Master of Organizational Leadership; and Doctor of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice. TNU’s online courses follow a cohort model, where students progress through the entire program together as a group, and are asynchronous, meaning students may access their classes at any time on their own schedules.

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) is a private, evangelical Christian institution affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. A nationally recognized university, OKWU has been listed among the best schools in the nation, by Forbes, CBS Moneywatch, and U.S. News & World Report which ranked OKWU as #7 in its 2016 list of the Best Regional Colleges in the West. OKWU offers a number of online degree program, including five Master’s degrees in the areas of Education; Science in Nursing; Theology & Apologetics; Business Administration; and Strategic Leadership. Suited especially for students whose schedules require flexibility, OKWU’s online degree programs are designed to give students the ability to communicate and build strong relationships between peers and professors without sacrificing convenience or quality.

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John Brown University

John Brown University (JBU) is a private interdenominational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and established in 1919. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, JBU offers a number of online degree options including a total of five online graduate-level degrees. Degree options include a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Leadership & Ethics; an MBA in International Business; Master of Fine Arts in Collaborative Design; Master of Science in Leadership & Ethics; and a Master of Science in Leadership & Higher Education. A highly convenient education option, JBU’s online study programs are designed especially for busy professionals whose schedules require the flexibility an online program offers.

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Greenville College

Established in 1892, Greenville College of Greenville, Illinois is a private, Christian liberal arts institution, affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Greenville College offers a total of five online graduate-level degrees including an M.S. in Management; an M.A.E. in Coaching; M.A.E. in Curriculum & Instruction; Master of Business Administration; and an M.A.E. in English as a Second Language (ESL). With courses taught by the highly respected faculty of Greenville College, students may expect to find a fully supported online learning environment that cultivates a collaborative learning experience, allowing students to interact with both faculty and fellow classmates.

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Anderson University - SC

Located in Anderson, South Carolina, Anderson University (AU) is a private, comprehensive institution, affiliated with the Baptist Convention and established in 1911. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, AU offers a wide range of online academic programs, including five graduate-level degrees. Degree options include Master of Business Administration; Master of Education; Master of Ministry; Master of Music in Music Education; and Doctor of Ministry. Committed to academic excellence, AU’s online learning programs offer both convenience and flexibility to students balancing work, family, and study. A highly rated school, AU has received a number of national recognitions, including being named one of the Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

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Bethel College

Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, Bethel College is a private, Christian liberal arts institution, established in 1947 and affiliated with the evangelical Christian Missionary Church. Bethel College is accredited by the North Central Association and offers a variety of online degree programs, including four graduate-level degrees. Degree options include a Master of Business Administration; Master of Education; Master of Arts in Counseling; and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Bethel’s online programs are designed to offer flexibility and are geared for serious, focused students with an eager desire to advance their education and career. Interaction between classmates, professors, and advisors is highly encouraged through the use of the school’s online discussion forums.

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Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University (formerly known as Pacific Bible Institute) is a private, Christian institution located in Fresno, California, established in 1944 and affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church. Accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, FPU offers a variety of online degree programs including six Master of Arts degrees in the areas of Athletic Training; Curriculum & Teaching; Educational Technology; Kinesiology: Physical Education Emphasis; Teacher Librarian; and Sport Administration. Each program may be completed entirely online offering both convenience and flexibility to students. FPU’s online programs are staffed by dedicated and helpful faculty who are trained to help meet the unique needs of online students.

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Shorter University

Located in Rome, Georgia, Shorter University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution that was established in 1873 and is historically affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. Shorter University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a number of online degree programs, including six Master’s degrees. Areas of study include Accountancy; Business; Healthcare Management; Human Services Nonprofit Management; Sport Management; and Management. A military-friendly school, Shorter’s online programs are offered in an accelerated format with most terms lasting approximately eight weeks. Courses are asynchronous, meaning there are no required log-in times and course materials may be accessed 24/7. Most graduate programs may be completed in as little as 12 months.

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University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Located just outside of St. Paul, Minnesota in Roseville, MN, University of Northwestern-St. Paul is a private, evangelical Christian institution that was established in 1902. The nondenominational university is accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Northwestern offers a total of six online graduate-level degree programs, including an M.A. in Education; M.A. in Human Services; M.A. in Theological Studies; Master of Business Administration; Master of Divinity; and a Master of Organizational Leadership. Designed to be challenging and engaging for students, Northwestern’s online courses are taught by faculty members that include experts who have written books, published papers, and presented their work all around the globe.

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Crown College

Crown College, located in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota and established in 1916, is a Christian institution of higher education affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Crown is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and offers a number of online degree programs, including seven graduate-level degrees. Degree options include a Master of Business Administration; Master of Christian Studies; Master of Education (Teaching & Learning Track); M.S. in Nursing; Doctor of Education; and Doctor of Nursing Practice. Crown’s online courses offer students flexibility without sacrificing real and meaningful connections and interactions between classmates and professors. All of Crown’s courses are taught from a distinctly biblical perspective and strong emphasis is placed on integrating faith with career.

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Grace College and Seminary

Located in Winona Lake, Indiana, Grace College & Seminary is a private, evangelical Christian institution, established in 1948 and affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Grace offers a number of different online degree programs, including a total of six graduate-level degrees. Degree options include an M.S. in Athletic Administration; M.S. in Nonprofit Management; M.S. in Higher Education; Master of Business Administration; M.A. in Ministry Studies; and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With each program built upon a biblical foundation, Grace’s online programs are designed to offer maximum flexibility and convenience to students in the midst of balancing work, family, and study.

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LeTourneau University

Located in Longview, Texas, LeTourneau University (LETU) is a private, interdenominational Christian institution that was founded, in part, on the belief that a quality, college education should not need to be gained at the expense of giving up full-time employment. A pioneer in distance education, LETU’s online degree programs offer students with the tools necessary to earn their degree from the comfort and convenience of their own home or office. Graduate students may earn their degree 100% online in the areas of either Business Administration (MBA) or Nursing (MSN). LETU’s online programs have received a number of recognitions including being listed in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

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Bethel University

Bethel University, a private, evangelical Christian institution affiliated with Coverage Worldwide, is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. A nationally recognized school, Bethel is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Bethel offers a wide array of online degree programs, including Master’s degrees in five distinct areas, each with a number of concentrations and emphases available. Areas of study include a Masters of Art in Education K-12; Masters of Business Administration; Masters of Science in Nurse-Midwifery; Masters of Art in Strategic Leadership; and a Doctor of Education in Leadership. Designed to equip students with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to advance in their career, Bethel’s online programs allow for both convenience and flexibility.

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Spring Arbor University

Located in Spring Arbor, Michigan, Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a private, Christian institution established in 1873 and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. SAU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers a total of seven online graduate-level degree programs. Degrees available include an M.A. in Communication; M.A. in Education; Master of Special Education; M.A. in Reading; M.A. in Spiritual Formation & Leadership; Master of Business Administration; and M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). SAU’s online programs are highly collaborative and employ an easy-to-use learning management system. Course content may be accessed at anytime from anywhere and students are able to interact with their fellow classmates and professors with real-time feedback.

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Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University (CSU), located in North Charleston, South Carolina, is a private, independent comprehensive institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Established in 1964, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. CSU offers a total of seven online Master’s degrees: an M.A. in Organizational Leadership; M.A. in Christian Studies; M.S. in Computer Science; M.S. in Organizational Management; Masters of Business Administration; M.S. in Nursing; and an M.S. in Criminal Justice. Offering the same level of academic excellence and rigor as their on-campus programs, CSU’s online degree programs offer a convenient and flexible option for busy, working professionals.

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Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), located in Nampa, Idaho, is a private, Christian liberal arts institution established in 1913 and affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, NNU offers a number of online degree programs, including a total of seven graduate-level degrees. Areas of study include a Master of Business Administration; Pastoral Ministry, M.A.; Missional Leadership, M.A., M.Div; Spiritual Formation, M.A., M.Div.; Youth, Children & Family Ministry, M.A.; Master of Divinity; Master of Science in Nursing; and Educational Leadership, Ph.D., Ed. D. Experienced faculty teach each course and a strong sense of community between classmates and faculty is intentionally cultivated for the purpose of enhancing each student’s learning experience.

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Southeastern University

Located in Lakeland, Florida, Southeastern University (SEU) is a private, Christian liberal arts university established in 1935 and affiliated with the Assemblies of God. SEU is the largest Assemblies of God educational institution in the nation, and offers a wide array of online degree programs, including seven graduate-level degrees. Degree offerings include an M.A. in Human Services; Master of Education; M.A. in Ministerial Leadership; M.A. in Theological Studies; Master of Divinity; Master of Business Administration; and a Doctor of Education. All of SEU’s courses are built upon a foundation of faith and taught from a biblical worldview; the school’s online programs are designed to offer maximum flexibility to busy students. SEU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Mississippi College

Mississippi College (MC), located in Clinton, Mississippi and established in 1826, is the second-oldest college affiliated with the Baptist denomination. The private institution holds its accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a variety of online degrees, including eight Master’s degrees in the areas of Health Services Administration; Higher Education Administration; Teaching Arts; Communications (with two concentration options); Athletic Administration; Loss prevention; Health Informatics; and a Master of Business Administration, also with two concentration options. With students enrolled all around the globe, MC’s online degree programs provide students with a highly convenient and flexible education option.

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Campbellsville University

Located in Campbellsville, Kentucky, Campbellsville University (CU) is a private, Christian institution that was established in 1906. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, CU offers an array of online degree programs, including eight graduate-level degrees. Degree choices include an M.A. in Education (with two emphases); M.A. in School Improvement; M.A. in Special Education (with two concentrations); M.A. in Sport Management; Master of Business Administration; Master in Management & Leadership; Master of Social Work; and Master of Theology. All of CU’s courses are built upon Christ-centered values and the school’s greatest mission is to prepare students who are equipped to serve and be participants in a diverse, global society.

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Concordia University Irvine

Located in Irvine, California, Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is a private, Christian institution of higher education that was established in 1976 and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. CUI is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers a variety of online degree options, including eight Master’s degrees. Study options include Coaching & Athletic Administration; Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Administration; Educational Technology; Healthcare Administration; Nursing; and Theology. CUI online program’s purpose is to provide an education option that will allow busy students to complete coursework without sacrificing quality learning or real interaction with classmates and professors. Designed to offer flexibility, CUI’s online courses are synchronous and coursework can be done from anywhere.

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Colorado Christian University

Located in Lakewood, Colorado, Colorado Christian University (CCU) is a private, interdenominational Christian liberal arts institution. CCU offers a wide variety of degree programs that may be completed entirely online, including a total of nine graduate level degrees. Degree offerings include the areas of Biblical Studies; Business Administration; Counseling; Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Leadership; Special Education; Nursing (MSN); Organizational Leadership; and Theological studies. All of CCU’s courses are taught from a distinctly Christian worldview and the university’s faculty remains committed to fostering an interactive learning environment that benefits all students. Online students, aside from the flexibility and convenience the program allows, have the added benefit of being able to focus on a single class at a time.

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Azusa Pacific University

Located in the suburbs of Los Angeles in Azusa, California, Azusa Pacific University (APU) is a private, evangelical Christian institution, established in 1899 and rooted in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Combining the distinction of attending a leading Christian university with the convenience of online learning, APU’s online degree programs are asynchronous and designed for flexibility – students may complete their coursework on their own schedules. A total of twelve online Master’s degree programs are available, including Educational Leadership, MA; Leadership & Organizational Studies, MA; Psychology, MA; Educational Technology, MA; Modern Art History, MA; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), MA; and more.

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Faulkner University

Faulkner University, a private Christian institution, is located in Montgomery, Alabama and is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Faulkner offers a wide array of online degree programs including twelve graduate-level degrees. Areas of graduate study include a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies; Master of Arts in Christian Counseling & Family Ministry; Master of Education in Elementary Education; Master of Justice Administration; Master of Science in Counseling; Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies, and more. Innovative in its design, Faulkner’s online programs are military-friendly and are especially geared towards working professionals looking to advance their education and careers.

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California Baptist University

Located in Riverside, California, California Baptist University (CBU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution established in 1950 and affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention. CBU’s department of Online and Professional Studies offers a wide selection of online degree programs, including a total of thirteen graduate programs in the areas of Accounting; Communication; Counseling Psychology; Education (Early Childhood; Leadership; and Teaching); Kinesiology; Business Administration (Accounting and General Management); Organizational Leadership; Public Administration; Public Health; and Public Relations. Designed to offer students with 24/7 flexibility, CBU’s cost effective education programs are taught by 100% Christian faculty who are committed to their student’s academic, professional and spiritual success. CBU’s online programs utilize the latest distance education technologies including Blackboard 9.1 and Web 2.0 tools.

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Dallas Baptist University

Located in Dallas, Texas, Dallas Baptist University (DBU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution that was established in 1898 in affiliation with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. A pioneer in Christian online education, DBU boasts small class sizes which, combined with their expert instructors and excellent course material, is designed to equip students for success as evidenced by DBU’s impressive 92% student course completion rate. DBU offers a total of sixteen online Master’s degree programs, including the areas of Christian Education; Leadership; Professional Development; Business Administration; and Family Ministry. Designed to be student-centered, DBU’s online campus features web technologies that include support for mobile platforms, web conferencing, and media on demand.

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Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution located in Marion, Indiana. IWU was established in 1920 and is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. IWU offers one of the top programs for a Master’s degree in the state and is committed to providing students with a comprehensive, liberal arts education. A total of 30 distinct online Master’s and Doctorate degrees are available in the areas of Business; Counseling; Criminal Justice; Education; Health Sciences; Leadership; Nursing; Psychology & Social Work; Theology & Ministry; and Divinity (through IWU’s Wesley Seminary). Personal Academic Advisers are assigned to each student to provide assistance and guidance in navigating through the program.

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Regent University

Regent University is a private, evangelical institution located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Founded in 1977, Regent has been offering online degrees for nearly twenty years since launching its pilot program in 1997. Over thirty graduate level degree programs are offered at Regent Online through the university’s Schools of Business & Leadership; Communication & the Arts; Divinity; Education; Law; and the Robertson School of Government. A military-friendly school, Regent is one of only 22 universities in the nation to have received an “A” rating by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Designed to offer convenience and flexibility without compromising quality, Regent provides its online students with a variety of services including writing resources and coaching.

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Grand Canyon University

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution, established in 1949. With an enrollment of over 75,000, GCU is home to a large number of online students. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, GCU offers over 30 distinct online Master’s and Doctorate degree programs in the areas of Business & Management; Criminal, Political & Social Sciences; Language & Communications; Nursing & Health Care; Psychology & Counseling; Teaching & School Administration; and Theology & Ministry. An asynchronous program, students and instructors stay in close contact via online discussions, but classes may be accessed at the student’s convenience, allowing for greater flexibility.

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Liberty University

Liberty University, the largest evangelical Christian university in the world and the largest private non-profit university in the nation, is located in Lynchburg, Virginia. With an enrollment figure that reaches well over 113,000 students, more than 100,000 of those students are enrolled in some type of online degree program. Liberty’s online Masters and Doctorate degrees are offered in the areas of Business; Counseling; Criminal Justice; Cyber Security; Education; History; Law; Medical & Health Sciences; Music; Nursing; Public Policy; and Divinity with a total of 37 distinct degrees and even more concentrations and emphases available. A pioneer in distance education since 1985, all courses are taught from a distinctly Christian worldview by instructors committed to providing quality, individualized attention to students.

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