Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois, United States
Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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About

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the U.S. and over 17 countries.

The Universityís main campus in the Chicagoland area features a learning center, science facility, administrative buildings, residence halls, Foundersí Woods apartments, an athletic center, a lake, a student center and the Benedictine University Sports Complex. Branch campuses are located in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona and class sites are located in China and Vietnam.

Benedictine offers on campus and online undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, leadership, health care and education.

Online Learning Experience at Benedictine
  • One of only 24 universities to use the latest learning technology to simulate the classroom environment with highly social features that allow you to see who is online, create profiles, work in groups and more

  • 84% of students surveyed reported they found the online learning system easy to use

  • Highly interactive learning experience designed to foster relationships with peers and faculty through discussion boards, videos, profiles and groups

  • Study on your own schedule Ė there are no mandatory log-in times

  • 24/7 access to courses and technical support personnel to answer your questions

  • You will earn the same degree certificate as your peers on -campus

  • Eight week online course format covers the same content as on campus

  • Online students have access to the University library, career services team, writing center, math center, networking events and more

  • 83% of students surveyed reported they were satisfied with the level of interaction with faculty and peers in online courses

Employment Outlook
  • 94% of Benedictine online graduates said the program prepared them well for their current career

  • 87% of online MBA graduates work full-time

  • 84% of online MPH graduates work full or part time

  • 96.6% of online MSN graduates work full or part time

All student survey statistics from Benedictine University's Spring 2014 online alumni survey.

GMAT/GRE

The GMAT/GRE is required for most graduate programs at Benedictine University.

Applicants may request a graduate entrance exam waiver if:

  • They already possess a master's, PhD, or other advanced degree

  • Their undergraduate cumulative GPA is verified by an approved transcript verification agency to be the U.S. equivalent of 3.0 or higher.

Students with 3-year Bachelorís Degrees

Benedictine University requires all international student transcripts to undergo evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or Educational Perspectives to assess prior learning in other countries as it compares to U.S. education.

A 3-year Bachelorís degree program must be deemed equivalent to a 4-year U.S. Bachelorís degree program by ECE or Educational Perspectives in order to qualify for admission to a graduate program.

English Language Proficiency

All international students must demonstrate they have met the English proficiency requirements for the degree program to which they are applying. Students applying for graduate programs must meet one of the following requirements:

  • TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: 78

  • IELTS Exam: 6.0

Test scores must be no more than one year old at the time of application and must be official documents in their original, unopened envelopes or sent directly from the testing service. Electronic verification may be possible but is not guaranteed.
Under certain circumstances, the English Proficiency requirement may be met without the official TOEFL or IELTS. You may speak with a Program Manager to learn more.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (6)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Benedictine University!

Accreditation

Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

The Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Memberships

Benedictine University is a member of:

  • American Council on Education, Council for Independent Colleges,
  • Association of Governing Boards,
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities,
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities,
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,
  • College Entrance Examination Board,
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers,
  • East-West Corporate Corridor Association
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Associated Colleges of Illinois
  • Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area
  • Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education
  • Corporate Partnership for Excellence in Education
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • The Institute of International Education, Inc.

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Lisle, Illinois, United States

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