Gannon University

Founded in 1925 in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gannon University encourages the professional and personal growth of its students with a faculty and staff committed to excellence, a curriculum that fosters holistic education and a supportive and dynamic community. A comprehensive Catholic university, Gannon is a community that offers support and opportunities to a diverse student body. With a tradition built on more than 80 years of preparing tomorrow's leaders, the university offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs to meet the needs of working, adult students with the desire to follow the path to continued career success. By offering select programs online, we can take the Gannon experience beyond our physical borders.


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Online courses are 8 weeks long with 6 starts per year


Gannon University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (

The online RN-BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The online Master of Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an international accreditation body for business schools.

  • In the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” Gannon University ranked 54th among the best regional universities in the North Region.
  • For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report also named Gannon in its list of “Great Schools at Great Prices” as a “Best Value School” in the North Region, ranking 11th on the list.


RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Online

The online RN to BSN degree can help position you for career growth, make you more attractive in a competitive job market and is a requirement for many jobs. If you think you are too busy to earn your BSN, think again: Gannon University's online RN to BSN degree program is designed with busy, working nurses like you in mind.

Depending on your work history, you may be able to complete portfolio courses to earn academic credit for your professional experience in lieu of a traditional course format. The flexible curriculum, which includes topics on contemporary health care issues, leadership and the role of the professional nurse today, allows you to tailor your studies to reflect your goals and interests.

Master of Business Administration - Online

At Gannon, our online MBA program provides you an in-depth exposure to the key fundamentals of business, giving you practical tools you can apply immediately as well as throughout your career. The business world changes quickly and the MBA degree program at Gannon evolves with it—just as it has in the over 40 years it has been in existence. Gannon's online MBA program emphasizes the knowledge of business, leadership skills, ethical concepts, and the critical-thinking ability you need to adapt in a fast-moving, global and increasingly competitive business environment. Choose from a variety of specializations: customized, finance, marketing or human resource management.

Master of Public Administration - Online

Business practices in the private sector are becoming increasingly important in the public sector: efficient administration, ethical leadership and data-driven decision-making processes. Gannon University’s 100-percent online Master of Public Administration offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in business and political science to help prepare you for successful leadership in government, health care and the non-profit sector. You may choose from three specializations:

Gannon University’s online MPA program is conducted by nationally recognized professors that deliver a comprehensive public administration curriculum. The faculty reflects the interdisciplinary nature of public administration, drawing on professors who teach business, political science and history. The program caters to students who aspire to advance their career in public administration and particularly welcomes students in search of a second career that lets them give back and serve their community. Students graduate enriched in the areas of organizational development, the relationship between organizations and communities and their own personal development.

Gannon University is a comprehensive, student-centered, Catholic university that provides students with a holistic education to foster their professional and personal development. With a faculty and staff dedicated to continuous improvement, scholarship, research and service, we are a community that offers support and opportunities to a diverse student body. Building on more than eighty years of preparing tomorrow’s leaders, the university offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs to meet the needs of working, adult students with the desire to further their education on the path to career success.

Gannon University is ranked a 2014 Top Northern Regional University, and #11 for Best Value Northern Regional Universities in 2014 according to U.S. News and World Report.

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