Spring Arbor University Online is proving to working adults that online learning is not only possible — it's preferable. The secret is it's all about developing an online community that supports one another as they move together toward accomplishing their goal of earning a degree. Spring Arbor University has always made it a priority to provide educational experiences for its wide range of students from traditional undergraduates to working adults. With SAU Online, that tradition continues.
For 135 years, Spring Arbor University has distinguished itself as the place where faith and learning meet. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a liberal arts, Christian university with more than 3,000 enrolled students in both our face-to-face and online educational delivery systems.
Community is important at Spring Arbor University and is part of our mission. The Spring Arbor University Concept calls for a community of learners distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the liberal arts, total commitment to Jesus Christ as our perspective for learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world.
In our online program, we are intentional about building community through collaborative, online educational experiences, including threaded discussion groups, electronic mail and other Web-based interactive media. For many programs, our students work through their foundation courses as a cohort, building relationships that will last throughout the program and throughout a lifetime.
During your first year, you will take the basic core and foundation courses with the same group of students. This allows you to build strong and supportive relationships with your peers. In addition, our academic advising and spiritual development programs are designed to connect you to faculty members who care about you and your long-term success.
Spring Arbor University has always striven to provide quality educational experiences. SAU was named a top-tier university in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges in the "Midwestern Regional Universities" category of colleges and universities.
In every SAU Online program, students can expect:
Spring Arbor University is devoted to helping students who are serving with the military. Many members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to receive benefits from the Veteran Benefits Administration. Qualifying students may be eligible to receive tuition discounts, and other various military benefits. Some qualifying students may be eligible to have their entire tuition and fees covered through the Post-911 G.I. Bill.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.
Spring Arbor University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Ill. 60602; http://www.ncahlc.org/).
The Master of Business Administration online program combines the best of conventional academic training with the best of field-based learning, while instilling strong Christian ethics in future business professionals. The MBA program incorporates entrepreneurial, leadership and international elements into the courses as well as faith and learning components in forming decisions and ethical considerations. MBA students participate in a weekend residency as a part of the international business course.
The Master of Science in Nursing program through Spring Arbor University is offered online and presents three new programs designed to provide nurses with greater opportunities in today’s health care environment. Graduate-level education opens doors in diverse fields including management/administration, nursing education, and advanced clinical practice. Provided within the framework of an interactive, online community, students come together with faculty and fellow nurses in a one-week, three-credit hour residency each academic year on the main campus in Spring Arbor, Mich.
Online courses at SAU Online allow students to juggle the demands of work and family, while participating in academically robust courses in their focus area.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Semester Schedule( Spring, Fall)
Online using delivery format. Blackboard platform with Elluminate chat sessions, and lecture downloads through iTunesU.
Master's College or University II
Must have a high-speed Internet connection and PC configuration must support Windows XP or newer, or Mac OS 10.4 or newer.
Some programs require up to one-week residencies at the main campus or another specified location.
Students should complete a Federal Application for Student Aid to see if they qualify for any grants or loans. FAFSA code: 2318.
After completing the online application, an admissions specialist will work with the student to walk them through the rest of the admissions process.