Benedictine University was founded in 1887 by Benedictine monks with the purpose of educating men of Czech and Slovak descent in the Chicago area. Today the university has a more culturally varied mix of students, especially since the addition of its online programs.

For online undergraduate programs BU offers Associate Degree Program in Business Administration, Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Management and Organizational Leadership. For online gradaute degree programs it offers Master’s Degree Programs in Business Administration, Education, and Public Health. It also offers an online Doctorate program in Education and an online Certificate Program in Disaster Management.

Admission requirements for all online programs are as follows:

● Completed application form
● Non-refundable $40 application fee
● Transcripts from previous academic institutions attended
● Recommendation letter
● Resume
● Letter of intent
● GMAT exam or GMAT waiver form – not needed for Bachelor’s and certificate programs

Online program tuition listed for AY 2009-2010 is as follows:

● Bachelor’s Programs: $355/credit hour
● Master’s Programs: $470 – $490/credit hour
● Doctorate program: $750/credit hour
● Ceritificate program: $490/credit hour

Financial aid is available in BU mostly in the form of Federal aid (loans). There is no mention of university-sponsored scholarships.

Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also member to a number of associations. The university was ranked by the US News and World Report in 2009 as #43 for “Best Universities – Master’s” and #11 for “Racial Diversity” in the Midwest.

For more information about online majors, degrees, classes, online programs, rankings, reviews, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Benedictine University.