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Online Degree Programs in Ohio for Working Adults

Online Degree Programs For Working Adults

Since traditional bachelor’s and graduate programs aren’t always compatible with a full-time job and other day-to-day obligations, Mount Vernon Nazarene University designs our online degrees around the needs of working adults. You know the frustration of pulling your weight and succeeding in the workplace, only to be told that an advanced credential or specific certification is required for promotion. Yet, when you research opportunities to achieve that higher level, they’re all scheduled during daytime hours. It’s as if your dreams are always right out of your grasp, no matter how far you reach.

MVNU’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) crafts our online and on-campus programs specifically for your success. Explore the full spectrum of all online degrees for adult learners offered at MVNU, and discover a program matching your career goals.

Undergraduate Online Programs

GPS has an associate degree and several bachelor’s programs that can be completed fully online. Depending upon credits transferred, online undergraduate students begin with the GPS General Education core, comprised of 39 credit hours, plus an additional 39 credit hours of upper-division coursework. Students enhance their communication skills and broaden their general knowledge through courses in the Arts and Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Liberal Arts.

Upon fulfilling the core courses, online undergraduate students work toward their major’s requirements. In total, adult students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree online complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.

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General Studies (AA)

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Business Administration (BBA)

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Christian Ministry (BA)

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Elementary Education (BA)

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Finance

Finance (BBA)

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Human Resources

Human Resource Management (BBA)

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Leadership (BA)

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Management

Management (BBA)

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Marketing (BBA)

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Project Management

Project Management (BBA)

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Public Administration

Public Administration (BA)

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Social Work (BSW)

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Graduate Online Programs

A bachelor’s degree is already behind you. Yet, higher-level professionals in your field have earned a master’s degree or graduate certificate. Offering a pathway to this echelon, MVNU offers fully online graduate programs in business, education, and ministry structured around the hectic schedules of adult students. Requirements vary, although all online students must complete at least 21 semester hours at MVNU.

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Accounting (MBA)

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Business Administration (MBA)

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Business Data Analytics (MBA)

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Finance

Finance (MBA)

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Health Care Administration (MBA-HCA)

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Human Resource Management (MBA)

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Human Resource Management (MSM)

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Management

International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Computer Science

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Management

International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Data Analytics

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International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Engineering Management

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International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Healthcare Informatics

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International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Information Technology Management

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Logistics

International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Logistics Management

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Intervention Specialist (Advanced License) (M.A.Ed.)

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Intervention Specialist (Initial License) (M.A.Ed.)

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Logistics Management (MBA)

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Logistics Management (MSM)

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Marketing

Marketing (MBA)

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Management

Master of Science in Management (MSM)

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

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Pastoral Ministry

Ministry (M.Min.)

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Ministry + Business Dual Degree (M.Min. + MBA)

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Ministry Leadership (MBA)

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Organizational Management (MBA)

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Organizational Management (MSM)

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Professional Educator

Professional Educator’s License (M.A.Ed.)

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Master of Arts in Education programs designed for individuals looking to earn initial licensure and start a teaching career are designated with a “*”. M.A.Ed. programs designed for currently licensed teachers to expand their credentials are designated with a “**”. Not sure which program is for you? Review them all here: Master of Arts in Education

Fast-Track MBA - MVNU offers an accelerated online version of our award-winning MBA program. Students complete it on an 11- or 15-month track by taking two courses at a time.

Continuing Education Online Programs

Making progress in your career frequently involves earning a new credential, attending professional development seminars, or obtaining additional training. MVNU’s certificates, endorsements, and workshops help you strive toward these milestones without putting your career on hold.

Certificate of Ministry Preparation

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Educational Workshops

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General Studies (AA)

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What's Different About GPS's Online Degree Program?

The School of Graduate & Professional Studies emerged over 25 years ago as a solution to the problems working adults across the country encounter when pursuing an advanced degree. MVNU set up the Executive Center for Lifelong Learning (EXCELL) in 1993 to offer adult education classes based on the skills and degrees workplaces wanted in job candidates. Into the 2000s, we expanded not just the program offerings to suit market demands but the formats they were available in.

Today, our adult education division—named Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) in 2010—offers a range of online-only degrees across business, education, ministry, and nursing disciplines specifically geared toward the learner who has to balance their aspirations with life’s other obligations. As a result, online classes are offered in accelerated formats, and all tuition is based on a per-credit, course-by-course structure, allowing you to work toward your goal on your own timeframe.

At the same time, online learning doesn’t compromise the values and characteristics for which MVNU is known. Our faith-based cohort model shapes the structure and atmosphere for all online programs. Students, in the process, gain an ethical mindset they can take into the workplace and build strong connections with fellow students and their professors. Woven into this, course content is drawn up with input from industry leaders, ensuring the skills you acquire can be applied in the workplace—even in your current full-time job.

Through this approach, MVNU’s online degrees for working adults have won a number of accolades over the years. Among the more recent distinctions, Affordable Colleges Online named GPS the Best Online College in Ohio in 2018 and recognized the program for Online Learning Excellence in 2017, basing its decision on financial aid, student-to-teacher ratio, graduation rate, and regional accreditation.

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Framework for Education

Love is the source from which the University-level educational goals flow. At MVNU, we believe students are transformed by God’s love, and their deepening love for God and neighbor is evident in their scholarship, character, and service:

Scholarship: Rigorous • Practical

Character: Hospitable • Ethical

Service: Transformative • Vocational

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Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement

Our new Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement ensures that global perspectives are woven into the fabric of your student experience. Through on-campus, off-campus and Collaboratory engagement, you will combine calling and service to further God's Kingdom in the community where you live and throughout the world!

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On-Campus Engagement

Enjoy course-embedded service learning, co-curricular opportunities, intercultural events, global speakers, and real-life, project-based learning experiences in cross-cultural context, right here on campus.

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Off-Campus Enagement

Broaden your global perspectives as you engage with the local community, participate in course exchanges with partnering institutions, and study away across the U.S. and around the world.

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Collaboratory Engagement

Connect with a worldwide community committed to providing global engagement opportunities, hands-on training, and networking opportunities for MVNU students and graduates, now and into the future.

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Discover you

You already know that you'll get a high-quality liberal arts education at MVNU. But life at MVNU goes way beyond the books. Outside the classroom is where you'll become you. You'll meet new people and create lifelong friendships. You'll discover talents and passions you never knew you had. You'll have opportunities to create, compete, perform, travel, serve, lead, and totally reinvent yourself. It's time to discover who you're meant to be.

Nease Institute

The MVNU Nease Institute is a summer bridge program that offers incoming first-year students preparation for the transition to college and the chance to establish themselves as scholars equipped to thrive in their college experience.

Test Center

MVNU's Test Center serves to provide students with a quiet, classroom-like testing environment, distance learning, or make-up examinations, which can be administered securely according to instructor's guidelines.

Library

The Thorne Library/Learning Resource Center houses the Center for Student Success and upwards of 122,000 print and non-print resources for student use, with access to millions more through OhioLink.

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Our graduates are, in a word, brilliant.

Did You Know: 94% of MVNU grads are employed or enrolled in advanced studies within one year of graduation! You will find MVNU alumni all over the globe in a variety of careers, from the medical field to business to the arts and beyond. Where will your studies take you?

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