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100% Online Programs

Faith-Based Education

125+ Years of Excellence

Up to 90 Transfer Credits

An Online Education That Empowers Your Success

Make your goals happen with an online degree from Greenville University. We offer undergraduate and graduate options in career-focused fields to help you achieve meaningful professional advancement. Featuring competitive tuition, expert faculty, and personal attention from a supportive learning community, GU degrees deliver academic excellence in a format designed for your success. Your next step is waiting — get started with us today.

Greenville University empowers you to make an impact as a responsible citizen with unique gifts and the character to serve your community. We are proud to offer competitive tuition for online programs in high-demand fields, raising the value of your bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  • Ranked among the 10 best “Online Colleges in Illinois” by Affordable Colleges Online and the Center for Online Education1,2
  • Recognized as one of the “50 Best Christian Colleges and Universities” by Online Christian Colleges3
  • A Military Friendly® School for 2022 to 20234

Online Degrees From Greenville University

Build career skills in a flexible format with Greenville University’s online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

120 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Turn your passion for helping others into a meaningful career with our CSWE-accredited BSW program. The curriculum features an integrative approach that combines the principles of social justice, criminal justice, and Christian ethics. Plus, complete a practicum in your community to gain valuable experience for your social work career.

120 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Prepare for agribusiness careers through online courses focusing on business management and agricultural topics with a faith-based approach to learning. You will learn from expert faculty who lead specialized business coursework backed by hands-on experience through agricultural commodity market simulations.

120 Credit Hours; 4 Years

Build your knowledge and skills for managing teams and organizations with foundational coursework in core business areas, including accounting, law, marketing, and entrepreneurship. By seeking this bachelor’s degree, you will learn to solve problems and integrate Christian values and ethics into sound business practices.

120 Credit Hours; 4 Years

Discover a flexible way to acquire your criminal justice degree and make a bigger difference in your community. You’ll complete the courses in a flexible online format that fits busy schedules. Because we built the hands-on practicum and field activities into the curriculum, you’ll gain real-world experience that supports your career success.

120 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Build organizational leadership talents by learning from expert faculty who provide insights on relationship management, ethical decision-making, and other topics that will matter to your career. This interdisciplinary program offers perspectives from the psychology, sociology, and communication fields, instilling well-rounded knowledge and skills for many types of management roles.

120 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Prepare to succeed in human and social services roles through an online program that fits busy schedules. You’ll build the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to think critically and integrate scientific and Christian perspectives into the field.

30 to 33 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Gain advanced talents for your education career by seeking your master’s degree with an ISBE-approved continuing education provider. You can reach your potential in an education specialization through concentrations in Coaching, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

33 Credit Hours; 2 Years

GU designed this online program for working educators with busy schedules, providing a flexible coaching education rooted in Christian values. Learn from expert faculty with coaching and athletics experience as you prepare to help student-athletes build their character and leadership abilities.

30 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Gain theoretical knowledge of curricular design and instructional methods in an online M.A. in Education program led by expert faculty. This flexible online program includes courses that last eight and sixteen weeks, and the hands-on capstone project lets you design an improvement initiative in a real-world teaching environment.

30 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Immerse yourself in the latest methods for educating students with varying abilities in this online Master of Arts in Education concentration. Learn from expert faculty who take a faith-based approach to teaching and get the option to seek a Learning Behavior Specialist I endorsement option.

30 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Engage in flexible online courses that prepare you to teach English as a second language in culturally diverse communities. This online program delves into linguistics, educational methods, and evaluation, with the option for students with an Illinois teaching license to complete 100 hours of field experience to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements for TESL approval/endorsement.

54 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Get ready to teach first through sixth grade in Illinois schools with the Master of Arts in Teaching degree from GU. This online program provides a flexible path for professionals without education backgrounds to teach in elementary classes. You’ll gain hands-on experience during 15 weeks of student teaching, and our 99% edTPA pass rate surpasses the national average.

74 Credit Hours; 2.5 Years

Develop unique qualifications with GU’s dual licensure MAT in Early Childhood and Elementary Education program. This online program lets you collaborate with expert educators in a flexible online format. We offer assistance finding a placement for completing your fieldwork hours and student teaching requirements, which provide hands-on experience in creating learning activities that meet the development needs of young children.

40 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Gain the business acumen needed to thrive as a values-driven leader for organizations in an array of industries. You’ll engage in hands-on learning led by expert faculty, gaining skills for discovering business opportunities and addressing challenges. Moreover, you can network with other business professionals to explore new career paths after earning your MBA.

33 Credit Hours; 2 Years

This online program instills the expertise to lead organizations across the public and private sectors. The coursework includes completing a research project and working closely with business professionals to gain skills for management roles. You will also get opportunities to build your professional network to access career opportunities after graduation.

Academic Excellence, Elevated by Faith

Greenville University was founded in 1892 by the Free Methodist Church to provide distinctive, Christ-centered university education. Today, we continue that mission by empowering students to lead lives of character and service through a transformative education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.

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Flexible, Supportive Online Degree Programs

With Greenville University’s online programs, you’ll benefit from our academic excellence in a convenient format perfect for busy professionals. You’ll learn from expert faculty with experience teaching online and working in their specialty, so you can access valuable guidance for achieving your goals. Our accredited online programs offer the same quality and rigor found on campus, letting you acquire a degree that positions you for success in work and life.

Online Courses That Support Personal and Professional Growth

Greenville University takes a holistic approach to online education, supporting your career goals while contributing to your intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth. With guidance from our expert faculty, you will engage in interactive learning experiences focusing on building character, expanding your perspective, and developing global awareness.

Greenville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, indicating the quality of our online programs. Our education majors are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Briner School of Business at Greenville University received specialized accreditation for business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Achieve Great Things in Your Career

Reach your potential as an ethical leader and innovator online with Greenville University. Here, you will benefit from online education that balances rigor, flexibility, and spiritual development. We offer online courses that prepare you to make a difference in your life and career, with curricula rooted in best practices for business, criminal justice, education, social work, and beyond. Our online programs also help boost your salary. On average, professionals with an associate degree can increase their pay by 40% by acquiring a bachelor’s, and earning a master’s can provide an additional 20% boost.5

Rewarding Careers to Seek After Graduation

  • Elementary School Teacher: $61,350 per year6
  • Instructional Coordinator: $63,740 per year7
  • School or Career Counselor: $60,510 per year8
  • Social Worker: $50,390 per year9
  • Police Officer or Detective: $66,020 per year10
  • Advertising, Promotions, or Marketing Manager: $133,380 per year11
  • Financial Manager: 131,710 per year11
  • Human Resources Specialist: $62,290 per year12
  • Human Resources Manager: $126,230 per year13
  • Management Analyst: $93,000 per year14

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  2. Center for Online Education. Online Colleges in Illinois. Retrieved August 9, 2022, from https://www.onlinecolleges.net/.
  3. Online Christian Colleges. 50 Best Christian Colleges and Universities. Retrieved August 9, 2022, from https://www.onlinechristiancolleges.com/.
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  12. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human Resources Specialists. Retrieved July 29, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/.
  13. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human Resources Managers. Retrieved August 9, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov.
  14. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Management Analysts. Retrieved August 9, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov.