Benedictine University and its faculty have been thought leaders in education for more than 125 years. A top tier and nationally-recognized university located in the Chicago area, Benedictine is dedicated to lifelong learning for undergraduate and graduate students. We prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the community and the world.
Benedictine University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral online degree programs in business, health care and education designed to fit the needs of busy adult professionals.
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's Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2015.
* 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
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:
The Disaster Management certificate of Benedictine University's Master of Public Health (MPH) emphasizes the many skills necessary to prevent disasters from a health standpoint, assess risk, develop plans, communicate with various organizations and populations, act in accordance with established models and practices and aid in recovery.
The Health Education and Promotion certificate of Benedictine University's Online Master of Public Health (MPH) is designed for persons who participate in or lead health promotion activities in a variety of settings. Health educators are employed in health departments, health maintenance organizations, hospitals, employee assistance programs, voluntary organizations and social service agencies.
The Health Management and Policy certificate of Benedictine University's Online Master of Public Health (MPH) is designed for health care professionals who participate in policy development. Health policy originates at many different levels in health care and professional organizations, and in government. It requires that the professional be able to assess the adequacy of current practices and to be able to recommend changes.
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.
Nurse Educator: Students study teaching and learning theories, instructional design and curriculum evaluation in preparation for teaching nursing students or patients in a variety of settings. Coursework also covers advanced nursing topics such as health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology from the Nurse Educator perspective. The concentration may be used as preparation for the National League of Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination, as well as for educator-related certifications offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Nurse Executive Leader: This concentration prepares nurses for high-level managerial jobs with coursework in organizational skills such as collaboration, communication, planning, and critical thinking leaders need to effectively run a unit, department or facility. Coursework can prepare students for related certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Six Terms per year (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov)
Fully Online Master's Degrees.
Master's College or University I
Must be equipped with high-speed Internet connection such as DSL or cable modem. PC configuration must support Windows XP or greater.
We offer a variety of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Each program has specific student eligibility requirements. In general, students must be formally admitted as degree-seeking and enrolled for a minimum number of credit hours.
Benedictine University gave me a solid foundation on which to build an international career. The program helped me develop self-confidence and flexibility.