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 functions of the field of public health are vital: from communicating information about diseases to educating communities about proper diet and nutrition, public health practitioners help ensure society runs smoothly, keep medical costs down and encourage the spread of accurate and factual information. Benedictine's online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program provides you with the essential tools to lead organizations, agencies and companies that deal with these tasks.
The Benedictine online MPH degree covers core areas of public health, such as:
Coursework may also intersect with related areas, such as urban planning, policy, advocacy, community organizing, social work and social sustainability.
While you can apply the MPH degree to a wide range of population-based health concerns, you may want to add a certificate in a specific area of public health to increase your expertise and job marketability. Or you may choose to earn a certificate only. With requirements of just four classes, a certificate is a fast way to get up to speed on these crucial areas of public health:
About Benedictine University
Consistently well ranked on US News and World Report's annual list of top master's institutions in the Midwest, Benedictine is an established institution with more than 120 years of history and a tradition of academic excellence. You'll earn the same highly respected MPH degree as our traditional, on-campus students with the convenience and flexibility of the online format, a geographically and professionally diverse student body and abundant support when you need it.
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.