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Benedictine University

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders.

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Benedictine University





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Roman Catholic


Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC)*, the Illinois State Board of Education**, and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of The American Dietetic Association***.Benedictine’s Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2015. Benedictine’s Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

  • * Higher Learning Commission, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462
  • ** Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. 1st Street, Springfield, IL 62777, (866) 262-6663; (217) 782-4321
  • *** ADA, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (202) 789-1050
  • In 2014, Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the third year in a row.
  • In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Benedictine University as one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation.
  • Benedictine University is listed as a 2014 "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs, a veteran-owned publication focusing on post-military education and employment.
  • In 2014, Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Nursing program was ranked the #3 best online MSN Degree program by
  • Benedictine University is listed as a 2014 "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs, a veteran-owned publication focusing on post-military education and employment.
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Today’s job market demands that you stand out. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) online degree from Benedictine University tells employment decision-makers three things: You're prepared for high-level leadership. You're prepared at a school that's known for academic rigor. And you are prepared in the most productive and time efficient way possible. Choose from seven concentrations to tailor your studies to your professional goals and interests or do a dual concentration and increase your expertise, marketability, and flexibility. There is also an Accelerated MBA option that may be completed in as little as one year. Specializations include:

Master of Public Health

The online MPH from a program with a 30-year legacy of success

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the online Master of Public Health at Benedictine University curriculum is comprised of topics including chronic and communicable disease patterns, determinants of health, preventive health, health policy, and applied research.

Certificate offering (can be earned alongside your Master’s or standalone):

Choose from two dual degree options:

Other program features include:

Master of Science in Nursing

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 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 Online MSN offers two concentrations that reflect needs and trends in the nursing profession and also allow students to tailor their studies toward their own career goals:

Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior

In the Master of Science (MS) in Management and Organizational Behavior, you will gain insight on how and why people behave within organizations and learn to apply the appropriate methodologies to achieve positive results. The program provides a comprehensive curriculum that investigates the human side of management. You will learn key aspects of human behavior within an organizational structure as well as timely topics such as ethics and social responsibility, service management, leadership and power strategies, and labor relations.

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