Grand Canyon University Online (GCU), is an accredited, private, Christian university located in Phoenix, AZ. Originally established by the Southern Baptist Church, GCU is today an interdenominational university that welcomes students from all backgrounds. GCU offers online graduate programs in diverse fields. Their enhanced curricula provide working professionals, in areas such as nursing and business, the opportunity to earn an online degree from a traditional, brick and mortar school with Christian values.
Founded in 1949, with a biblically rooted mission, GCU’s vision is to provide quality online academics while remaining a student-centered organization. As a Christian university, Grand Canyon University Online value system is to integrate faith, learning, work and service.
Based on data from Fall 2015i, Grand Canyon University Online has a total graduate enrollment of 26,149 students of which 94% are enrolled in distance education. In the years 2014-2015, 9,000 Bachelor’s degrees, 6,588 Master’s degrees, 74 Doctorate, and 149 Postgraduate Certificates were awarded. Of these Master’s degrees, 866 were granted in Business Administration and Management, 3,059 were granted in Education, and 1,692 were granted in health professions and nursing.
GCU offers non-traditional tuition rates and some scholarships for qualified online and evening students.
Grand Canyon University Online typically seeks future graduates with diverse interests, experiences and perspectives. While infused with Christian values, no statement of faith or religious affiliation is required of prospective students. Registration for online students is done through a free online application. Admission requirements differ based on graduate degree level, program and modality.
Graduate applicants for most programs at GCU need an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores of:
Grand Canyon University Online welcome doctoral applicants. Acceptance to a doctoral program involves meeting one of the following criteria:
Learn from professional educators and industry leaders. Grand Canyon University Online has a total faculty of 4,380 part-time and 339 full-time instructional faculty. For instance, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professionals is led by seasoned professionals who are committed to mentoring their students and fostering positive outcomes from their students.
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