Founded in 1888, Tiffin University is proud to offer a personal and practical education for motivated, professionally focused students who want real-world experiences and results.
Tiffin is a private, coeducational university located in Tiffin, Ohio, on a small but growing campus that offers students a safe, friendly place to pursue their dreams.
Our vibrant 130-acre campus in north central Ohio features both historic red brick and sandstone buildings that date back to the 1880s as well as newer facilities such as the dynamic Heminger Center, Hertzer Technology Center and the Hayes Center for the Arts.
Students have access to some of the best undergraduate, graduate, and degree completion programs and can decide whether to pursue their degree on campus, online, or enjoy a little bit of both. Some of our most popular programs, many of which are nationally recognized, include homeland security/terrorism; sports and recreation management; communication; and business management, to name a few.
Tiffin University also is known for creating innovative partnerships in nearly everything we do: from helping our students gain access to competitive internships to connecting them to professionals in the real world as they enter the job market.
Tiffin University is an independent, private institution of higher education, chartered by the State of Ohio to award degrees at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s level. At Tiffin University, our students receive an education for real life, marked by real opportunities that lead to real-world results.
Tiffin University’s seated and online programs are authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Our programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which is one of the six regional accreditation bodies recognized by essentially all of the major public and private colleges and universities in America and School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
In addition, Tiffin University recently received prestigious accreditation from The European Council for Business Education (ECBE) for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs. TU works closely with the ECBE, headquartered in Chamby, Switzerland, for its programs of study offered in Europe.
Tiffin University holds a 501(c)(3) status authorized from the Internal Revenue Service of the Federal Government of the United States of America.
The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies program is designed to offer an opportunity to complete a bachelor's program for those who started school or earned a technical associate’s degree and/or certifications. The program blends liberal art courses to provide a comprehensive program and allow career advancement opportunities to its graduates.
Tiffin University has developed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and National Security to help meet the growing and demanding needs of our governing agencies for motivated and well-educated graduates. Recruiters and other representatives from the CIA, FBI, Department of Defense, Department of State, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Marshals, among others, have come to Tiffin University to encourage our graduating students to apply for permanent positions with their agencies. They look to Tiffin University because they know our graduates have the kind of practical, real-world education necessary to meet the many security challenges in the coming years.
Tiffin University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology is intended for students with an interest in the helping professions, and who wish to develop broad career flexibility and depth in the discipline of behavioral health. At Tiffin University, we believe in education for real life, and the Psychology major will prepare you to pursue your career of choice. The Applied Human Services concentration offers an applied psychological and interdisciplinary understanding of personal and social problems often encountered in contemporary society, and it is designed primarily for students who intend to pursue careers in psychological and social service related fields. Through its combination of coursework, internship, and self-directed study, this program prepares students for immediate employment in a wide variety of helping professions, and serves as a foundation for admission to applied graduate study in the mental health and community service related fields.
The program is designed to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making. As a graduate, you will have the ability to articulate solutions to business problems (predicting cash flows about economic resources, claims to economic resources and changes in economic resources of an organization). The program follows a fairly traditional accounting curriculum with several distinct advantages. Our accounting classes not only stress practical applications, but also include both tax research and problem solving. Additionally, management courses are integrated into the curriculum during the entire four years, stressing real-world applications. Accounting students participate in an internship during their junior or senior year – which often lead to permanent full-time employment.
Marketing and sales is the activity and processes for creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners and society at large. Modern businesses are placing an increased emphasis on managing the marketing function. Marketing managers are in need of creative, analytical and quantitative abilities to help aid in the development of profitable markets and engage consumers within the marketplace.
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Corrections degree is designed for students who are interested in understanding and working with criminal offenders. Through this program, you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamental causes of crime by studying personal motivation, social factors and biomedical contribution to criminal behavior. The program focuses on the relationship of the field of corrections to the broader criminal justice system, as well as the evaluation and treatment of offenders in community supervision, custodial and community-based facilities. Our program offers you the unique opportunity to interact with working professionals from the field. Our faculty’s professional practice experience offers you an innovative blend of theory and practice that is crucial for effective professionally focused education.
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in Justice Administration is designed for students who are interested in leadership in some facet of the criminal justice system. This program is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of issues that criminal justice leaders face today. You will study issues in corrections, law enforcement, substance abuse, violence and aggression and crime analysis, with a number of associated psychological and sociological components. This program also has a research component which requires you to conduct research on a criminal justice agency.
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Justice Administration major is designed for students who are interested in leadership in some facet of the criminal justice system. This program is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of issues that criminal justice leaders face today. Students will study issues in corrections, law enforcement, substance abuse, violence and aggression, crime analysis, with a number of associated psychological and sociological components. This major also has a research component which requires students to conduct research on a criminal justice agency.
The law enforcement profession in the United States confronts some of the most difficult problems and issues that any nation can experience as it provides public safety services to our citizens. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) degree in Law Enforcement provides you with the necessary foundation for successful employment and practice. Critical shortages exist at all levels of police service, but perhaps no more dire than in municipal and county law enforcement. Recruiting efforts are underway across the nation that are unmatched in history. At Tiffin University, you will receive an innovative academic and practical education in the law, the behavioral sciences and the political process that will help you meet the challenges in this field.
Changes in the healthcare industry resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which emphasizes quality, affordability, cost control, enhanced efficiencies and wellness, in addition to, improved economic conditions and the aging population projects a significant amount of industry growth. The Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration at Tiffin University aims to prepare learners effectively to manage and lead within a variety of healthcare organizations such as physician practices, clinics, hospitals, community health centers, long-term care facilities, mental health organizations, public health agencies, pharmaceutical and medical device businesses, and health insurance companies. You will gain a solid business and science foundation with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to seamlessly transition into the industry in a non-clinical administration or management role. Possible positions upon graduation include healthcare administration, management and supervision, as well as, supportive roles to clinical staff. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration can also act as a springboard for clinical training, a non-clinical master’s degree program or towards the achievement of certifications recognized within the industry. The learning outcomes established in each of the courses required for degree completion prepares you with the education needed to make a significant, positive impact within the healthcare industry and society.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree offers a virtual hands-on approach to computer science, networking, security and administration. Students who successfully complete this degree will leave Tiffin University with applied knowledge in virtual computing, network administration, server administration, open source administration, security and programming. This degree prepares you to successfully complete the following certifications: A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, PMP, VCP5, and HTML Certification.
The Finance concentration enables the student to build upon the solid foundation from the course work in the MBA program and provides students with greater exposure to economic and financial business practices. The finance courses provide an opportunity for students to learn about local, national and international economies in cooperating and competing markets. Students will explore performance of stocks, bonds, commodities, and other types of investments. The program prepares students to work in the field of financial management either independently or with a corporation, bank, securities firm, non-profit organization or an investment firm.
The General Management Concentration is designed for a mid-career manager who is interested in moving into general management from functional or operational management. Students in the General Management Concentration have had successful careers in marketing, accounting, human resources, or line operations, but now wish to move into positions of authority that span many different functions.
The MBA Healthcare Administration concentration is a program designed for working professionals employed in the areas of education, child care, social services, health care and business. The curriculum will focus on management systems, decision making tools, new technologies, financial management, referral systems as well as current issues in health law and ethics.
The Human Resource concentration enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework in the MBA program in order to address the issues and challenges faced by today’s human resource management professional. Students will benefit from exposure to theories and applications involved in acquiring and developing talented employees, managing the ongoing employer/employee relationship, and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices. People likely to be interested in the Human Resource Management concentration include mid-level HR professionals and managers who wish to advance in their professions and become strategic leaders in their organizations.
The International Business concentration enables the student to build upon the solid foundation from the core coursework in the MBA program and provides students with the knowledge and capability necessary to function effectively as managers in today’s competitive and global economies. The courses in the concentration will give students an opportunity to learn about the functioning of the international economy and how multinational organizations of all sizes—both governmental and non-governmental— working in a variety of cultural and political and legal environments. The courses will allow students to learn about international trade theories and agreements, global financial markets and the financial skills required for effective management of companies engaged in international business.
The Leadership Concentration is designed for the working professional employed across a range of professions including education, health care, social services, church, government, law enforcement, and business. The program centers upon those characteristics that develop and promote leadership. Within the leadership framework, the program stresses decision-making and managerial skills.
The Marketing concentration provides students with the advanced knowledge in marketing products and services. Students will explore the practices and techniques commonly used to increase exposure and market positions. Challenges and benefits in negotiating sponsorships and endorsements allow the students to develop competencies to potentially maximize revenue for organizations and individuals. Students will also be exposed to marketing in an international arena.
Increasing competition among MBA graduates has led to the need for specialization and expertise to increase competitive advantage. Tiffin’s MBA program consists of a comprehensive core program and specialized concentrations. The newest addition to TU’s options is the Non-Profit Management Concentration that includes specialized focus on the requirements of leaders in the non-profit industry. Both business and government sectors acknowledge that non-profit leadership is the fastest growing industry. Completing a concentration in Non-Profit Management will provide detailed education and training in the areas of leadership, governance, financial management and accounting, stakeholder management and community relations.
The Tiffin University Master of Business Administration (MBA) concentration in Sports Management assists students in enhancing your managerial skills through the delivery of techniques and best practices that integrate academic theory with contemporary business applications in the sports industry. This is where the classroom meets the real world of sports!
This program will prepare students to provide leadership for transforming education at all levels through the use and implementation of technology. When technology is applied educational learning processes, student learning is improved and accelerated. This program will prepare students to plan, manage, train, and integrate technology into educational settings. Graduates completing this program will be able to find positions in schools and other educational organizations implementing the adoption of technology and digital media to fulfill the educational objectives of the organization.
This concentration is designed to prepare students for professional careers in a broad range of higher education settings. Graduates will be prepared for roles involved in student life, student enrollment, orientation, student academic advising, financial services, administration and management of academic programs, administration of sports programs, and campus security programs. The degree will also provide a solid foundation for future doctoral work in higher education.
The Humanities are the study of the arts (including visual art & music), philosophy, literature, language, classics, religion, and sometimes subjects such as communications and cultural anthropology. It's any field that speaks to the human condition—what it means to be human. Subjects that deal with the big questions (Why are we here? What is art? What is beauty? Is there one truth? What makes us human?) are central to the Humanities. Learning about the Humanities is to join in a conversation with the greatest minds since the dawn of recorded history.
Tiffin University's concentration in Art and Visual Media guides students through both the western tradition and contemporary film and graphics with courses such as Women in Art, Cult and Independent Film, and History of Photography. The academic study of art and visual media at Tiffin University promotes visual literacy and gives students tools to interpret and evaluate visual media in all of its forms: websites, film, television, paintings, drawings, and sculpture. This concentration also supports those interested in teaching art at the high school or community college levels with courses such as Teaching College Art.
Tiffin University's concentration in Communication leads students through the history and practice of media, communication, and related technology from ancient times to the digital age. Courses such as Philosophy of Communication, Politics and the News, Transmedia Storytelling, New Media, and Cybercultures and Issues in Cyberspace navigate students through the political, legal, and social ramifications of twenty-first century media practices.
Students in Tiffin University’s Creative Writing concentration can discover new talents in courses teaching them to write novels, short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction, screenplays, and young adult fiction. Combining the academic study of creative prose, poetry, and performance writing with hands-on experience producing it, this program both deepens student understanding of the human creative process and expands their use of it.
Tiffin University's concentration in English allows students to explore both canonical and contemporary literature from around the world in courses such as The Culture and Literature of Modernity, Ethnic Voices, and Literary Theory. Our very popular creative writing courses in the short story, the novel, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and poetry helps students develop unexplored creative potential, while courses such as Teaching College English supports those who wish to teach at the high school or community college level.
Tiffin University’s Film Studies concentration guides students through an in-depth exploration of significant film from the early days of Hollywood to contemporary world cinema in courses such as Cult and Independent Film, Classic Hollywood Cinema, World Cinema, and Documentary Film. Our Film Censorship course examines social issues related to the dissemination of film, and students also have the opportunity to experience writing for film first hand with our Screenwriting course.
Tiffin University’s Master of Science (MS) degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Crime Analysis, is an outstanding example of how the real world meets the classroom experience. Our faculty members have all been working professionals in the field, and our students are also working professionals, which provides for an exciting dialogue and a dynamic education filled with connections. This is as real as it gets!
Tiffin University’s Master of Science (MS) degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Behavior, is an outstanding example of how the real world meets the classroom experience. Our faculty members have all been working professionals in the field, and our students are also working professionals, which provides for an exciting dialogue and a dynamic education filled with connections. This is as real as it gets!
Tiffin University’s Master of Science (MS)degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security Administration, is an outstanding example of how the real world meets the classroom experience. Our faculty members have all been working professionals in the field, and our students are also working professionals, which provides for an exciting dialogue and a dynamic education filled with connections. This is as real as it gets!
Tiffin University’s Master of Science (MS) degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Justice Administration, is an outstanding example of how the real world meets the classroom experience. Our faculty members have all been working professionals in the field, and our students are also working professionals, which provides for an exciting dialogue and a dynamic education filled with connections.
The Master of Science (MS) in Psychology at Tiffin University offers students the opportunity to gain a broad, graduate-level education in areas of psychology like Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, and so forth. The program provides students with cutting-edge knowledge of human thought and behavior as well as research and analytic skills that can be applied in a wide range of professional settings. Also, graduates of this program will be qualified to teach Psychology courses in community colleges and to pursue a Doctorate in Psychology if desired. The Master of Science in Psychology is focused on scientific/experimental psychology and not counseling/clinical psychology, and does not lead to licensure of any kind.
Facts & Figures
Tiffin is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Specialized Institution—School of business and management
Students must have an Internet connection, MS Office 2000 (or higher) including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
There is no on-campus requirement.
Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Tiffin FAFSA Code: 003121.
I love my college classes. I enjoy them even when my life gets stressful. Tiffin is fun, challenging, and I can't wait to have something to show for my work.