Online Graduate Programs

School of Business

Program Overview

Andrews University School of Business Administration recognizes that it is not always convenient for business professionals to leave their places of employment to obtain advanced degrees in business. The interactive online MBA degree program is designed for completion online with the final courses required on campus (3-week intensives) culminating with graduation exercises (usually the first weekend in August). The interactive online MBA program is available to students who are not able to attend classes on campus.

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School of Education

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This program is offered on campus and as an interactive online program. The online courses follow fixed enrollment with semester start and end dates. Participants interact with each other and with instructor throughout all courses. The online program requires summer on-campus attendance in the first year. Students are also encouraged to come to campus for graduation.

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This program is offered on campus and as an interactive online program. The online courses follow fixed enrollment with semester start and end dates. Participants interact with each other and with instructor throughout all courses. The online program requires summer on-campus attendance in the first year. Students are also encouraged to come to campus for graduation.

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This program is offered on campus and as an interactive online program. The online courses follow fixed enrollment with semester start and end dates. Participants interact with each other and with instructor throughout all courses. The online program requires summer on-campus attendance in the first year. Students are also encouraged to come to campus for graduation.

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This program is offered on campus and as an interactive online program. The online courses follow fixed enrollment with semester start and end dates. Participants interact with each other and with instructor throughout all courses. The online program requires summer on-campus attendance in the first year. Students are also encouraged to come to campus for graduation.

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The Educational Leadership Graduate Certificate (18–24 credits) is designed for post-baccalaureate or post-masters participants who want to enhance their administrative skills. Those served by this certificate are:

  • Teachers interested in transitioning into educational administration
  • Principals of K–8, K–10, K–12, and 9–12 schools
  • Supervisors of instruction
  • Superintendents of schools
Certificate credits can be transferred to the Andrews University MA in Educational Leadership..

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The Educational Leadership Graduate Certificate (18–24 credits) is designed for post-baccalaureate or post-masters participants who want to enhance their administrative skills. Those served by this certificate are:

  • Teachers interested in transitioning into educational administration
  • Principals of K–8, K–10, K–12, and 9–12 schools
  • Supervisors of instruction
  • Superintendents of schools
Certificate credits can be transferred to the Andrews University MA in Educational Leadership..

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The Educational Leadership Graduate Certificate (18–24 credits) is designed for post-baccalaureate or post-masters participants who want to enhance their administrative skills. Those served by this certificate are:

  • Teachers interested in transitioning into educational administration
  • Principals of K–8, K–10, K–12, and 9–12 schools
  • Supervisors of instruction
  • Superintendents of schools
Certificate credits can be transferred to the Andrews University MA in Educational Leadership..

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The K-12 Educational Leadership master’s program is designed for post-baccalaureate participants who desire to obtain a degree in educational administration. Those seeking to use this degree for North American Division certification purposes, students need to have an NAD professional teaching certificate which requires graduate work in two of the following areas: learning theory/style, curriculum, improvement of instruction, education of the exceptional student, trends and issues in education, and multicultural education. As such, those completing this master’s degree and wanting NAD administrative endorsement will also need to take additional course work from the areas listed if they have not done so already.

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The Educational Leadership Educational Specialist degree program prepares candidates to serve as principals, supervisors, or superintendents in elementary and/or secondary systems. Those specifically served by this degree are the following:

  • Principals of K-8, K-10, K-12, and 9-12 schools
  • Supervisors of instruction
  • Superintendents of schools
  • Teachers with master's degrees interested in transitioning into educational administration and securing an additional degree while completing their NAD administration certification or endorsement.

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The doctoral programs in Educational Leadership prepare participants for professional careers in education as superintendents or elementary and secondary-school administrators. These programs also prepare leaders for service in many types of agencies and organizations. Both the Doctor of Education (EdD) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs require a minimum of 90 credits and the submission of a research based article to a peer-reviewed publication. However, the PhD degree is more research-oriented and requires more courses in advanced research methodologies. Those specifically served by this degree are the following:

  • Principals of K-8, K-10, K-12, and 9-12 schools
  • Supervisors of instruction
  • Superintendents of schools
  • Those interested in teaching Educational Administration at the higher education level

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The doctoral programs in Educational Leadership prepare participants for professional careers in education as superintendents or elementary and secondary-school administrators. These programs also prepare leaders for service in many types of agencies and organizations. Both the Doctor of Education (EdD) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs require a minimum of 90 credits and the submission of a research based article to a peer-reviewed publication. However, the PhD degree is more research-oriented and requires more courses in advanced research methodologies. Those specifically served by this degree are the following:

  • Principals of K-8, K-10, K-12, and 9-12 schools
  • Supervisors of instruction
  • Superintendents of schools
  • Those interested in teaching Educational Administration at the higher education level

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The MA program in Higher Education prepares students for entry-level and mid-management level positions at public and private colleges or universities and community colleges in different areas of student affairs, such as:

  • Admissions and enrollment
  • Financial services management
  • Residence halls administration
  • Religious and social activities coordination
  • Athletic and recreation administration
  • Health services
  • International student services

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The Educational Specialist program in Higher Education provides advanced graduate education and training of high quality midlevel administrators for postsecondary institutions. It prepares professionals seeking administrative advancement and service to local institutions of higher education. This degree is appropriate for positions such as:

  • Deans and assistant deans
  • Assistant to the president
  • Director and in-service directors
  • Department chairperson in selected areas
  • Program manager

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The doctoral program in Higher Education is designed to prepare experienced practitioners for senior administrative and policy-making positions. The PhD degree is more research oriented and requires more courses in advanced research methodologies. The EdD program primarily serves those seeking administrative and executive positions, while the PhD program serves those who wish to pursue careers in research and teaching. Both degrees require the submission of a research-based article to a peer-reviewed publication. Graduates typically work in the following professional areas:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Policy leadership
  • College administration at all levels
  • Community college leadership and management
  • Student personnel administration
  • Corporate and post-secondary policy analysis

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The doctoral program in Higher Education is designed to prepare experienced practitioners for senior administrative and policy-making positions. The PhD degree is more research oriented and requires more courses in advanced research methodologies. The EdD program primarily serves those seeking administrative and executive positions, while the PhD program serves those who wish to pursue careers in research and teaching. Both degrees require the submission of a research-based article to a peer-reviewed publication. Graduates typically work in the following professional areas:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Policy leadership
  • College administration at all levels
  • Community college leadership and management
  • Student personnel administration
  • Corporate and post-secondary policy analysis

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The 36-credit Masters of Arts in Leadership helps individuals develop leadership skills to enhance their current work, launch innovative new projects, retool into new areas of management, or practice leadership in their community. Designed around a distance-delivery model, this MA can be taken by on-campus participants as well as participants at a distance. It has been adapted to varying personal, organizational or regional contexts. It is designed to integrate well with other leadership programs in the department or university, and serves as a bridge to both the undergraduate leadership program and the doctoral leadership program.

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Participants in the job-embedded option work in a cohort model with face-to-face or online learning sessions. They work to develop and demonstrate 8-10 leadership competencies. Participants in the job-embedded option are required to:

  • Create a Leadership and Learning Plan (LLP) that includes a course plan
  • Participate regularly and actively in a Leadership and Learning Group (LLG)
  • Maintain employment throughout the program
  • Complete the development and presentation of a portfolio based on the participant’s LLP, documenting satisfactory completion of the required competencies. The final presentation of the portfolio and the leadership research project in the job-embedded option will be organized by the coordinator of that cohort.

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The Leadership program represents a new concept in graduate education. It is offered by the School of Education as an international and interdisciplinary collaborative graduate program. It is designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders and to provide an innovative and highly flexible program allowing self-motivated learners the opportunity to pursue an EdS, EdD or PhD degree in the context of a learning community, without requiring a move of their families or a break in their careers. Participants in this interdisciplinary program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including healthcare, business, education, pastoring, the military, and government.

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The Leadership program represents a new concept in graduate education. It is offered by the School of Education as an international and interdisciplinary collaborative graduate program. It is designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders and to provide an innovative and highly flexible program allowing self-motivated learners the opportunity to pursue an EdS, EdD or PhD degree in the context of a learning community, without requiring a move of their families or a break in their careers. Participants in this interdisciplinary program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including healthcare, business, education, pastoring, the military, and government.

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The Leadership program represents a new concept in graduate education. It is offered by the School of Education as an international and interdisciplinary collaborative graduate program. It is designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders and to provide an innovative and highly flexible program allowing self-motivated learners the opportunity to pursue an EdS, EdD or PhD degree in the context of a learning community, without requiring a move of their families or a break in their careers. Participants in this interdisciplinary program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including healthcare, business, education, pastoring, the military, and government.

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School of Health Professions

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This program is for nurses (RN’s) who have a master’s degree in nursing and wish to focus on nursing education.

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The DNP program prepares professional nurses to improve systems of care, patient outcomes, quality and safety in the health care field. This doctoral degree increase the knowledge and clinical skills needed to deliver compassionate and accountable comprehensive practices necessary to meet the growing societal need for expert clinicians. A DNP nurse professional impacts the healthcare system by providing a high quality nursing care practices and patient diagnosis within culturally diverse environments. This degree offers a clinically focused doctorate with an emphasis in advanced practice to registered nurses with a Bachelors or a Master’s degree in nursing.

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This new program is the first and only online MPH program in Nutrition and Wellness offered in the country. Offered at a 50% tuition discount, this program will prepare health professionals for service in the community and church by building knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the health of human populations and promote a healthy lifestyle through personal and community efforts.

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This degree is designed to prepare the clinical specialist in orthopedic manual therapy and incorporates courses from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

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This program is delivered mostly online, but has 11 days of required on-campus attendance (see School of Distance Education? Definitions). There are two on campus sessions within the first year of the program, one in August for 5 days and the second in December for 6 days. All of the the courses follow fixed enrollment with specific start and end dates. Participants interact with each other and with instructor throughout all courses. Students are encouraged to come to campus for graduation.

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