University of Saint Francis Online

Introduction

Why the University of Saint Francis?

  • Earnings Potential: USF ranks 5th for Best Earnings Potential of all Indiana Schools.
  • Outcomes: 93% of 2015 graduates were employed, enrolled in educational programs, in the military or volunteer service.
  • Rankings: USF ranks in the top 100 among Regional Universities (Midwest) according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • Value: Washington Monthly lists USF as #40 in the nation for the “Best Bang for Your Buck” in education.

“It was very important that the School's mission and values mirror my own. I could have chosen multiple other schools, but loved the USF program. I loved my ASN experience, so naturally I chose USF for my graduate degree.”

Mike GeRue, Bachelor of Science in Nursing ‘99 & Master of Nursing Administration ‘09

Chief Operating Officer, Parkview Heart Institute

  • Convenience Study from home — or wherever else you happen to be!
  • Flexibility Learn at your own pace. Earn your degree in as little as 12 months.
  • Affordability Enjoy substantial savings versus the cost of a traditional, on-campus program.
  • Quality USF provides highly ranked programs with excellent, measurable outcomes.

Prospective employers say:

“The nurses that come to us from The University of Saint Francis really have the values that we want. They provide joyful service. They provide respect for life. They care about our patients. You can’t go into nursing just looking for a good paying job, you have to be passionate about caring for others. You have to be willing to sacrifice, and if you are, then nursing is the career for you.”

Carol Schuster, BSN, MBA, RN

VP of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Franciscan Health-Crown Point

The USF Admission Process

Applying to a University of Saint Francis online graduate program is both easy and quick. If you meet the degree and cumulative GPA requirements, you simply complete an online application for admission, including the following:

  • A copy of your official transcript from the school granting your bachelor’s or higher degree
  • A brief letter of application expressing your personal and professional reasons for pursuing a graduate degree from USF
  • Your resume

After your application has been submitted, you can return anytime to login and check on your admission status. Once you are accepted, you can explore financial aid options. A tuition deposit comes next, and then you matriculate and start classes.

Career Benefits

The greatest benefit is that you don’t have to put your career on hold while you study online with us. Other career benefits include the following:

  • You’ll gain the knowledge and skills top employers covet in top applicants, increasing your marketability and earning potential.
  • You’ll be able to put what you learn into effect on the job — often as soon as you learn it.
  • You’ll learn new ways of collaborating and teamwork while gaining a new network of contacts.
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Programs

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Master

MOL Master of Organizational Leadership

Online Part time 12 months September 2017 USA Fort Wayne

Many industries are experiencing dynamic changes and reliable growth, with the right leadership skills and an advanced degree, professionals stay competitive in the marketplace.Our Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) draws from the experience and wisdom of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership [+]

Master of Organizational Leadership Many industries are experiencing dynamic changes and reliable growth, with the right leadership skills and an advanced degree, professionals stay competitive in the marketplace.Our Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) draws from the experience and wisdom of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership to further professionals in a variety of fields in their leadership development. At the University of Saint Francis, our educational values stress professionalism, scholarship, social responsibility, and spiritual development. You will be enriched by meaningful learning experiences, preparing you for a career as a successful, dynamic leader. Concentrations The Master of Organizational Leadership program is designed for up-and-coming leaders. To customize your program to drive toward your career goals, you are able to declare one of the following concentrations: Non-Profit Organization Higher Education For-Profit Organization Healthcare Services Admission Requirements Applicants to the MOL program are required to: Possess a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher from a non-regionally accredited institution may submit a GMAT score of 500 or above for admission consideration. Possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. If the cumulative GPA is below 2.75, the applicant must take the GMAT and submit scores to the university for review. Or, if the applicant has five or more years of professional work experience, a résumé can be submitted for review. The USF Admission Process To apply for the online MOL, you need to: Submit an online application for admission. Submit your official transcript from the granting institution of your bachelor’s or higher degree. Submit a letter expressing your professional goals in pursuing the degree. Good to Know: Transcripts are official only if sent directly to the USF Office of Admissions from the registrar of the institution attended. Transcripts are also considered official if delivered (whether by hand or mailed from the student, etc.) in a sealed envelope from the granting institution. After your application has been submitted, you can return anytime to login and check on your admission status. Once you are accepted, you can explore financial aid options. Then you matriculate and start classes. [-]

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MAT Master of Arts in Teaching

Online Part time 12 months September 2017 USA Fort Wayne

Like most people, you probably have a very busy life. At the University of Saint Francis, one of our main goals is to help you earn your MAT even though your schedule stays fairly full. Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program provides the flexibility and convenience that will allow you to complete your master’s degree and reach your career goals. [+]

Master of Arts in Teaching Like most people, you probably have a very busy life. At the University of Saint Francis, one of our main goals is to help you earn your MAT even though your schedule stays fairly full. Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program provides the flexibility and convenience that will allow you to complete your master’s degree and reach your career goals. Looking to become licensed to teach? The MAT prepares you for a career in teaching at the secondary level. Or you can earn the credentials you need to teach in a higher education or non-school setting. If you’re already licensed, the MAT will help advance your career. Currently licensed or not, earning your MAT is very beneficial. You can enjoy the major convenience of studying right from home—or wherever your busy schedule takes you. So, flexible course schedules to fit your schedule? Check. Tuition rates you can afford? Check. Your career goals within reach? Big check. Imagine yourself with an MAT just one year from now. Study on your own schedule—and graduate on it, too! Accreditation Through the Department of Education, the MAT program is approved by two national accrediting organizations and the Indiana Department of Education. The program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission via the Open Pathway, and has been nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1972. NCATE is now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The program is in alignment with the professional standards set by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Admission Requirements Admission to the University of Saint Francis MAT program requires: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. A minimum 3.00 or 2.50 cumulative GPA, with 5 years of professional experience (2.75 cumulative GPA required for non-licensure track). Applicants that do not meet the above criteria must submit a passing Pearson CORE test score of 220 or higher. You must also satisfy the following prior to submitting an application: Clearance of the national sex offender check. Expanded Criminal History and Authorization form. Demonstration of basic skills competency through one of the following: CASA Reading, Writing, and Mathematics scores of 220 or higher on each. ACT (composite) score of 24 or higher, excludes writing. SAT (CR and Math) score of 1100 or higher, excludes writing. GRE (Verbal and Quantitative) score of 301 or higher, excludes writing. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Previous or current teaching license. The USF Admission Process To apply for the online MAT program, you must submit: An online application for admission. Official transcripts from the granting institution of your most recent bachelor’s degree. A statement describing your professional and educational background, and how an MAT will meet your career goals. Good to Know: Transcripts are official only if sent directly to the USF Office of Admissions from the registrar of the granting institution. Transcripts are also considered official if delivered (whether by hand or mailed from the student, etc.) in a sealed envelope from the granting institution. After your application has been submitted, you can return anytime to login and check on your admission status. Once you are accepted, you can explore financial aid options. Then you matriculate and start classes. [-]