Christian Colleges with Online Master's Programs

Aug 11, 2018

An online master's program offers students flexibility and the opportunity to learn from anywhere. The degree programs at five Christian institutions will be reviewed in detail.

Online degree programs can be a good fit for students who just graduated, as well as adult learners. The colleges and universities profiled here offer students varied degree programs.

Christian Online Master's Programs Comparison

These institutions all offer master's degree programs that incorporate the Christian faith into their academic curriculum.

School Name Institution Type Denomination Location Graduate Tuition (2017-2018)*
Indiana Wesleyan University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Wesleyan Marion, IN $10,671
Bethel University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Baptist Saint Paul, MN $9,630
Biola University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Undenominational La Mirada, CA $10,656
Mississippi College 4-year, Private not-for-profit Southern Baptist Clinton, MS $10,584
Spring Arbor University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Free Baptist Spring Arbor, MI $7,187

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Overview of Online Master's Programs

The master's programs offered include education and business administration, as well as topics in the healthcare field. Total student enrollments range from less than 4,000 to more than 10,000.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University strives to have students embrace a commitment to Christ, diversity, and service. The university counted 10,778 students for the fall 2017 semester, as listed on the NCES. Indiana's online master's programs promote a collaborative online student community. Master's degrees are offered in accounting, human resource management, business administration, management, and nursing business administration.

Bethel University

According to the NCES, Bethel University had a student enrollment of 3,797 for the 2017-2018 school year. Students can pursue degrees in athletic training leadership, nurse-midwifery, and strategic leadership. Bethel offers an MBA program with concentrations in areas like finance, global management, and healthcare administration. Teachers can pursue a master's in K-12 education in specialties such as technology and educational leadership. Master's programs in special education include instruction on developmental disabilities and the autism spectrum. Bethel's mission is to enable students to promote the Christian faith in all they do.

Biola University

Biola University offers a variety of master's degree programs. The university incorporates the Bible into the curriculum. Faith-related fields of study offered are Bible exposition, new testament, and theology (Greek and non-Greek track). Other fields of study include intercultural studies, early childhood teaching, and special education. Bioloa's online programs all utilize a system called Canvas, which allows students to easily stay in touch with their teachers. As of 2017, Biola had a student population of 6,172.

Mississippi College

At Mississippi College, students will experience an intersection of faith and education. The NCES shows that 5,036 students attended Mississippi College in 2017. The college offers master's degrees in a wide array of fields, including accounting, business administration, educational leadership, professional communication in health services administration, and sports communication.

Spring Arbor University

Located in a suburban area, Spring Arbor University builds a learning environment around their mission, referred to as The Concept. It is an environment built on continually learning in faith. The university was home to 3,342 students in 2017, as indicated on the NCES. Spring Arbor has master's programs in three areas: education, business administration, and strategic communication and leadership. Education degrees offered include reading, early childhood education, and special education.

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