Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

Why Benedictine University Online?

  • Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence
  • Ranked among America's Top Colleges by "Forbes" Magazine
  • 91% of current students report they are satisfied or very satisfied with their learning experience

Online Learning Experience at Benedictine

  • 84% of students surveyed reported they found the online learning system easy to use
  • Highly interactive learning experience designed to foster peer to peer and faculty relationships
  • 24/7 access to courses and technical support
  • Students earn the same degree certificate as on-campus peers
  • Eight week online course format cover the same content as on campus
  • No mandatory log-in times

Employment Outlook

  • 94% of Benedictine online graduates said the program prepared them well for their current career
  • 87% of online MBA graduates work full-time
  • 84% of online MPH graduates work full or part-time
  • 96.6% of online MSN graduates work full or part-time

*All student survey statistics from Benedictine University's Spring 2014 online alumni survey.

Support Services for Online Students

  • Program Managers – help students complete their application and assist in compiling their admissions file. They also walk students through orientation after acceptance.
  • Student Services and Academic Advising – assist with registration, help with course selection, go over graduation requirements, and are there for any questions students have along the way.
  • Smarthinking Tutoring – Benedictine partners with Smarthinking, the leader in on-demand student tutoring services.
  • Faculty Office Hours – a number of faculty offer weekly office hours to answer any questions students may have.
  • IT Support – Benedictine offers 24/7 technology support.
  • Library – all online students have access to the library at Benedictine that offers virtual research and reference materials, interlibrary loan, live chat and more.
  • Professional Development – the career services team is available to help all online students with services such as resume review, mock interviews, alumni networking, career fairs, skype office hours, career assessments, career counseling and more.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid counselors can help with applying for federal aid, identifying scholarships and loan opportunities and budgeting assistance.
Programs taught in:
  • English

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BSc

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Through Benedictine University's RN to BSN program, you won't just meet the needs of the growing healthcare field. You will build on your current knowledge and experiences, using real-life situations and application of evidence-based practice.

Whether you have been working as a nurse for years or you're just entering the field, our program enhances the personal and professional development of the practicing nurse.

Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education shows you, your employers, recruiters, and other institutions that you received an education of high quality through a university program that has been rigorously evaluated to ensure your success.

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Certificate

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The online Certificate in Epidemiology, available as a standalone graduate certificate or as a set of electives within the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited Master of Public Health program, equips students to apply biostatistical and research methods to uncover the patterns, causes and effects of disease, and ultimately help solve public health issues.

Through research, education, and policy, epidemiologists take on the task of uncovering trends and minimizing the risk and incidence of negative health outcomes. The skills required to cross many disciplines from communication to the sciences.

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Benedictine University Online

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Health care reform and concerns about public health have drawn attention to the importance of teaching individuals and communities about healthy lifestyles. The online Certificate in Health Education is a health education program designed to train you to participate in or lead health promotion activities, initiatives, and programs for communities, private companies, schools, and other settings. Examples of topics can include smoking cessation, nutrition and obesity, prenatal care, exercise, depression and mental health, and sexually transmitted diseases.

The certificate requires the successful completion of four courses. It can be taken as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with the online Master of Public Health program.... [-]

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Benedictine University Online

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This online certificate is designed for health care professionals who seek to participate in and influence policy development. Professionals in this field need the skills and knowledge to assess the adequacy of current practices and recommend appropriate changes based on societal needs, relevant laws and regulations, and cost-effectiveness.

Because health policy development and health care management require a broad base of knowledge across many disciplines, this certificate is applicable to a broad range of health care roles. You will gain essential skills that can be valuable for positions in government, health care organizations, and both for-profit and non-profit organizations.... [-]

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MSc

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The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares registered nurses to become effective and ethical leaders, professionals, and health educators in an evolvi ... [+]

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares registered nurses to become effective and ethical leaders, professionals, and health educators in an evolving health care industry.

Benedictine’s online MSN curriculum aligns with the graduate education standards specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing which emphasize organizational and systems leadership, informatics, health care technologies, advocacy, inter-professional collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and cultural awareness among other valued professional nursing qualities and skills.

The online MSN offers two concentrations that reflect the needs and trends of the nursing profession and also allows you to tailor your studies toward your own career goals.... [-]

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Benedictine University Online

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness program is an in-depth study of nutrition science with a focus on health promotion and wellness. The M.S. offers a ... [+]

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness program is an in-depth study of nutrition science with a focus on health promotion and wellness. The M.S. offers a multi-dimensional study of health, including registered dietitians (RDs), featuring topics such as:

Metabolism. The scientific examination of functional foods and phytochemicals in various disease conditions. The application of interventions in clinical, wellness and public health settings.

Students also complete a thesis that includes planning a research project, collecting data and conducting an in-depth analysis.

Benedictine Rewards Success

Scholarship Overview

New online M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness students are eligible for Benedictine's Graduate Merit Scholarship. The award recognizes students for their hard work and dedication by offering the last class of the program for free.... [-]

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Benedictine University Online

Benedictine University's Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to teach nurses to rise to the challenges of today's complex health care environment and to ... [+]

Our changing health care industry requires nurses with more skills and knowledge than ever before. Benedictine University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to teach nurses to rise to the challenges of today’s complex health care environment and to help them advance their careers.

Benedictine’s Online MSN curriculum aligns with standards set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for graduate nursing education. Students study topics including leadership, informatics and healthcare technologies, health care advocacy and policy, collaboration among health care professionals, cultural sensitivity, and other subjects that will help them take their practice to a higher level. The program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.... [-]

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Benedictine University Online

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Our changing health care industry requires nurses with more skills and knowledge than ever before. Benedictine University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to teach nurses to rise to the challenges of today’s complex health care environment and to help them advance their careers.

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Master

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The online Dual Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (MSMOB) degree arms you with the knowledge and skills necessary to mot ... [+]

The online Dual Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (MSMOB) degree arms you with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate organizational behavior change, identify areas for community health improvement and formulate strategic plans.

Your dual online degree program will equip you to take the lead on projects involving:

Workplace safety Employee health and welfare issues Designing policies for a diverse population Managing change Applying ethical solutions to health care issues and challenges [-]
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Benedictine University’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) offers you a flexible way to advance your career, whether in the private or public sector. With a 30-year legacy of graduating public health leaders, the program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and offers four focus areas to specialize in. An accelerated track is available, as well as two dual-degree options, so you can earn an MBA or Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior in tandem with your MPH.

A GRE-waiver is available to students who qualify, there is no residency requirement associated with the curriculum, and all students have access to support, tutoring and professional development services.... [-]

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Benedictine University’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) offers you a flexible way to advance your career, whether in the private or public sector. With a 30-year legacy of graduating public health leaders, the program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

With a focus in epidemiology, you will graduate with the following skills and knowledge:

Statistical analysis Research principles and methods Collecting and analyzing data Communicating research findings Disease pattern analysis Preventative health and medicine

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Benedictine University’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) offers you a flexible way to advance your career, whether in the private or public sector. With a 30-year legacy of graduating public health leaders, the program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

With a focus on health education and promotion, you will graduate with the following skills and knowledge:

Health education methods. Certified Health Educator Specialist exam preparation. Grant writing for public health programs. Behavioral, social and cultural aspects of health.

A GRE-waiver is available to students who qualify, there is no residency requirement associated with the curriculum, and all students have access to support, tutoring and professional development services.... [-]

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Benedictine University Online

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Benedictine University’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) offers you a flexible way to advance your career, whether in the private or public sector. With a 30-year legacy of graduating public health leaders, the program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

With a focus on health management and policy, you will graduate with the following skills and knowledge:

Health care delivery systems Public health policies Developing policies and procedures Health care budgeting Strategic planning Health care marketing

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Benedictine University's online Master of Public Health (MPH) offers you a flexible way to advance your career, whether in the private or public sector. ... [+]

Benedictine University’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) offers you a flexible way to advance your career, whether in the private or public sector. With a 30-year legacy of graduating public health leaders, the program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

With a focus in epidemiology, you will graduate with the following skills and knowledge:

Statistical analysis Research principles and methods Collecting and analyzing data Communicating research findings Disease pattern analysis Preventative health and medicine

A GRE-waiver is available to students who qualify, there is no residency requirement associated with the curriculum, and all students have access to support, tutoring and professional development services.... [-]

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