Benedictine University

About Benedictine University

Benedictine University is a private, Catholic university that offers a variety of values-centered undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The school was originally founded in 1887 and today enrolls nearly 10,000 students from around the world. Benedictine also offers a variety of career-focused education programs in a flexible online format. Online students can take the same courses, with the same content and same faculty, as online students, but they do so in the comfort of their own home.

Online program options at Benedictine University include bachelor's degrees in management and organizational leadership and master's degree programs in business administration, management and organizational behavior, nutrition and wellness, public health, and nursing. There are also several dual degree programs offered, including an MBA/MSN, MBA/MPH, MPH/MSMOB, and MBA/MSMOB. Students interested in furthering their education but not looking for a full degree program can consider one of the schools online graduate certificate programs.

Online students have access to an interactive learning platform that is designed to foster peer and faculty relationships. There are no mandatory log-in times, so students can complete their coursework at times that work with their current professional and personal commitments. Online students also have access to a variety of resources to help them succeed, including an online student orientation, 24-hour technical support, academic advising, tutoring, virtual library access, and career services.

'Someone is always available to help. Professors, academic counselors and students are always willing to assist and help you navigate through any issues or concerns. Everybody has been greatly professional and rich in knowledge about any subject matter. I knew of a few colleagues who had completed the MBA program and had nothing but positive reviews. I also liked that Benedictine was a real brick-and-mortar university with over 100 years of existence.'

Johanna Rycroft, Pharmaceutical Sales

Admission Requirements:

  • Masters degree applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or above.

Why Benedictine University?

Top Ranked School

In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked Benedictine University among America's Top Colleges for the sixth consecutive year. has also ranked Benedictine #3 among the top online Catholic colleges and universities.

Flexible Programs

The flexible online programs are designed to meet the needs of busy adult learners, and the 8-week online course format covers the same content as their on-campus counterparts.

Satisfied Students

Over 90% of current Benedictine University students report they are satisfied or very satisfied with their learning experience, and 84% of the students surveyed found the online learning system easy to use.

Smarthinking Tutoring

Benedictine has partnered with Smarthinking to provide online student tutoring services that include an online writing center, drop-in tutoring for many subject areas, and scheduled 30-minute private tutoring sessions.

Student Support

Online students have access to multiple support sources, including faculty office hours, 24/7 technology support, virtual research and reference materials, career counseling, and financial aid counselors.

Accredited Institute

Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Admissions requirements vary by program, but all graduate level programs are highly selective and require an excellent academic background, professional background, accredited undergraduate degree, and demonstrated potential.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Find Your Program:

  • Accelerated MSMOB
  • Accelerated Masters in Business Administration
  • BAM in Human Resources Concentration
  • BAM in Marketing Concentration
  • BAOL in Human Resources Concentration
  • BAOL in Marketing Concentration
  • Internet Marketing Certificate
  • MBA Accounting
  • MBA Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation
  • MBA Financial Management
  • MBA Health Administration
  • MBA International Business
  • MBA Internet Marketing
  • MBA Marketing Management
  • Nutrition Entrepreneur Certificate
  • Community Nutrition Engagement Certficate
  • Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology
  • Health Education and Promotion Certificate
  • Health Management and Policy Certificate
  • MPH Certificate in Epidemiology
  • MPH in Emergency Preparedness Focus
  • MPH in Epidemiology Focus
  • MPH in Health Education and Promotion Focus
  • MPH in Health Management and Policy Focus
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Nurse Educator MSN
  • Nurse Executive Leader MSN
  • Rn to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
  • Certificate in Emergency Preparedness