Highest Degree Level
Founded in 1874, Andrews University has dedicated valuable time and resources to developing scholarship, quality research, and practical Christianity within the education system at the university. Balancing theory and practice, Andrews delivers a curriculum that challenges students to develop a mindset of lifelong learning to take their education beyond the classroom. Students will engage in intellectual discovery and inquiry, communicate effectively, demonstrate competence in the discipline and profession they have chosen, and think critically and clearly.
Depending on the level of academics prior to admission, applicants will need to meet specific criteria to be considered for admission.
Master’s degree applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution, or its international equivalent; for those applying for admission to the doctoral or advanced degrees, they must have the required bachelor’s or master’s degree; adequate preparation in the proposed field of study is occasionally required depending on the program and GPA requirements. International students whose first language is not English may be required to submit a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL or MELAB test. Depending on the specific program, the score minimum may be higher.
Undergraduate students must submit the following information to be considered for admission to Andrew’s University: high school GPA, high school record, completion of college-preparatory program, SAT or ACT scores, and TOEFL scores if applicable. Graduate students must send in a statement of purpose that is at least 500-words long, information regarding previous employment history, a minimum of two recommendations, proof that the GRE or GMAT was taken within the last five years, and official transcripts from previously attended accredited institution of higher education.
Additional information can be found here.
The Online Classroom
With over 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate programs, Andrews University provides a variety of options for students whose educational goal is to advance their careers or expand their knowledge base. Because of the merger arranged between Griggs University and Andrews University, a handful of these degrees are available entirely online for students whose schedules may be too busy to include the possibility of attending class on-campus. The MBA program is a perfect example of how Andrews University makes it possible to take career and education to the next level while still working full-time.
The online courses typically incorporate interactive learning methods such as forum discussions, group projects, intensive research, and online curriculum. Specific programs (such as the MBA program) may require partial campus attendance for intensive course work completion. Depending on the specific degree, the program may require paper-based correspondence and online correspondence courses. Andrews University and Griggs University are working to add more degree programs to the list of available online degrees. To view a full list of the online degrees currently being offered, click here.
Andrews University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association (HLC, NCA) and by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities. Andrews’ merger partner, Griggs University, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, as well as the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities. In the 2012 edition of Best Colleges, Andrews University is ranked among National Universities, Tier 2.
The 338 faculty members at Andrews University serve a student body of more than 3,500 students. The ratio of student-to-faculty is 11:1 and provides a unique ability for faculty members to devote a significant amount of attention to each individual student. Imparting their years of experience and knowledge in their given field of expertise, the faculty encourages and develops the skills of students enrolled in the online programs. Through constant communication and attention to progress, students feel no distance or separation from the university or staff.
Each member of the faculty supports the mission of Andrews University and strives to maintain a high standard for academic excellence and personal integrity. The influence of the professors and instructors will remain an integral part of the students’ professional life, even years after graduating.
Why We Stand Out
- Students seeking online degree programs have access to the resources of both Andrews University and Griggs University due to a merger.
- Andrews University has 885 students enrolled that represent 98 different countries – tying them fifth in the nation for racial diversity and sixth for percentage of international students, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- By affiliation, Andrews offers degree programs in Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Trinidad, South Africa, Mexico, England, Jamaica, Romania, India, Russia, Kenya, Thailand, Italy, Ukraine, Bolivia, Peru and Korea.
- Depending on the degree program of choice, students will have access to one of two different online classrooms: Andrews Moodle, or Griggs Online.
- Students are provided multiple tools and resources for online learning including course registration information, help desk access, transcript requests, Griggs bookstore, and much more.
To help relieve the financial burden of tuition, Andrews University provides several options for students to receive financial aid. Typically, it is recommended to most students that they fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for aid. From here, students can apply for specific federal grants and supply the admissions office at Andrews with the financial aid information for further assistance (such as the Andrews Partnership Scholarship offered to undergraduate students for academic achievement).
Andrews University provides several financial aid outlets through scholarships to students who meet the academic merit requirements for eligibility. These endowments and awards include Andrews Gift Aid, Named Scholarships, Student Missionary/Taskforce Volunteer Scholarship, Summer Ministries Scholarship Program, National Merit Finalist and National Achievement Finalist Scholarship, and the Music Performance Scholarship.
Supposing a student does not meet eligibility requirements for federally funded aid or scholarships, loans and payment plans may be the best option to spread out the cost of tuition. Loans and payment plans do not provide financial means for tuition, but rather, they spread out the cost of tuition into more manageable amounts. Andrews provides two options for payments: cash rebate plans that reimburse up to 3% of the tuition costs for students who pay cash up front for a portion of their costs, and the installment plan that breaks up the cost of tuition into smaller increments.
To read more about the specifics of the payment plans, click here.
- Master of Arts
- Education Specialist
- Doctor of Education
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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