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Transform Your Future

Discover the transformative advantages of Grace Christian University’s online programs, where affordability, convenience, and faith-based learning converge. Embrace the flexibility of our online format, empowering you to pursue your educational goals at your own pace while immersing yourself in a supportive community that fosters spiritual growth. Take courses one at a time and experience excellence in education from any corner of the globe with Grace.

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Classes Available Anytime, Anywhere

Expand your ministry and career opportunities with a degree that opens more doors for your future.

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Become Equipped Academically & Spiritually

All of our degrees are founded on Biblical truth and equip you with a deeper knowledge of God and His Word. Graduate as a confident professional prepared to make an eternal impact.

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Experience a High-Quality Education Even More Affordably

Our online degrees offer the same, high-quality level of education as your on-campus options, at less cost to you.

How Online Programs Work

Discover Flexibility & Convenience

Experience the freedom to learn on your terms. Our online platform empowers you to immerse yourself in a Christ-centered education and tailor it to your schedule and goals. Take one course at a time and unlock new opportunities for academic and professional growth.

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Short Courses

Our Online programs give students the flexibility to earn their degree around any schedule. Our short five-week courses (six-week courses for Online Graduate Programs) start throughout the year, so you can start when it works for you.

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One Course at a Time

We understand how busy life gets. Online students only need to take one course at a time to be considered a full-time student and still graduate in the same time as an On-Campus student.

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No Set Login Times

Online classes are available anytime and anywhere. There are no set login times – just due dates to keep classes on track. We simply recommend planning for an average time commitment of 15 hours per week.

Explore Online Programs

Associate of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Graduate Programs
Associate Of Arts Online
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Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree allows students to get started on their academic program while still discerning the career path God is calling them to. It is perfect for students who want to lay a solid biblical foundation before continuing further studies. You will receive an overview of communication, humanities, science, social science, theology and the Bible. You will also have the option of pursuing one of four emphasis areas.

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BACHELOR of SCIENCE

Business

The Bachelor of Science in Business program will provide you with the foundational principles needed for a vocation in the world of business. Whether you want to work with for-profit or non-profit organizations, this program will equip you with an understanding of business operations through a biblical worldview.

Communication Online
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Communication

The Bachelor of Science in Communication program will equip you to evaluate communication technology and its effects on society through a biblical worldview. Students will learn to navigate the complexities of global communication strategies and communication processes from different cultures.

Criminal Justice Online
Bachelor of Science

Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program gives students the skills needed to navigate the complexities of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Through practical and biblical training, this program prepares you to courageously live out your calling in the field of criminal justice.

Human Services Online
Bachelor of Science

Human Services

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services program will study inter-personal communication, ethics, group dynamics, and psychology. Through this program, you will learn to be an effective worker in the field of human services and gain the ability to apply biblical wisdom and ethics to real-world problems.

Leadership & Ministry Online
Bachelor of Science

Leadership & Ministry

The Bachelor of Science in Leadership & Ministry program prepares students for a vocation in ministry through training in the Bible, Christian doctrine, and basic ministry tools. If you want to understand, articulate, and teach the faith effectively, this program is for you!

Psychology Online
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Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program will equip students to holistically improve the lives of others through psychology. This program covers more than just learning to diagnose and treat mental illness – students will learn to help patients with regard to psychology, sociology, biology, and spirituality.

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Master of Arts

Higher Education Leadership

The Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership is a fully online, 33 credit hour accelerated graduate degree designed to prepare you to serve in an advanced academic or administrative position in a postsecondary institution.

Master of Arts in Ministry
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Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry is a fully online, 36 credit hour graduate degree designed to refresh your biblical and theological outlook and hone the practical skills you need for ministry in 21st-century church and culture.

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
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Organizational Leadership

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is a fully online, 30 credit hour graduate degree designed to give you the practical skills you need to succeed as a leader in your chosen field.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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Business Administration (MBA)

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services program will study inter-personal communication, ethics, group dynamics, and psychology. Through this program, you will learn to be an effective worker in the field of human services and gain the ability to apply biblical wisdom and ethics to real-world problems.

Admission Requirements

We believe in making the admissions process as streamlined as possible for our online students. That’s why our admissions requirements are simple and straightforward. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate, a transfer student, or a working professional looking to advance your career, we invite you to take the first step towards joining our vibrant online community.
ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE
ONLINE GRADUATE

Online Undergraduate

Admission Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Application form (fee waived)
  3. Official transcripts sent from previous colleges (parchment, fax, email or mailed)*
  4. Completed FAFSA application with school code: 002265 (if using financial aid for the Pell grant and/or loans)
  5. Ministry Reference (only for Leadership and Ministry degrees)

* Students may be provisionally admitted to the program by submitting unofficial transcripts before official transcripts are received by the University. Official transcripts must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first class.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Application form (fee waived)
  2. A Bachelor’s degree from any of the following: Grace Christian University, institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, any regionally accredited institutions, or non-accredited institutions approved on a case-by-case basis.
  3. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale).
  4. Official transcripts sent directly from the previous schools (parchment, fax, email or mailed).

3 Easy Steps to Admission

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Submit Your Application

Fill out our quick and easy application form, and we will connect you with a helpful enrollment specialist. No entrance exam needed.

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Submit Your Documents

Ensure all necessary documents are submitted to the Grace Admissions Office, including official transcripts from any previous colleges.

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Begin the Financial Aid Process

Start setting up your financial aid by connecting with our Financial Aid Office to explore federal loans, scholarships, and more.

Explore Financial Aid Options

Unlock the pathway to an affordable Online degree.
We’re committed to ensuring that you have the resources you need to make your goals a reality. Explore our financial aid opportunities — including scholarships, loans, and military benefits — and take the next step toward your calling.

Even beyond low tuition rates, from 2021-2023, 67% of online students receive the Pell Grant and loans from the FAFSA. This allows students to graduate with minimal to no debt and jump right into their chosen career.

#3 Most Affordable Accredited Online Bible Schools

Online Schools Guide, 2023

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Why Grace Christian University

The Bible is Central

At Grace, you are more than just a student. You are a person with unlimited potential made in the image of a loving God. We understand that your calling and career path will be as unique as you are. At Grace you will experience a Bible centered education no matter your major.

EVERY STUDENT TAKES 30 CREDIT HOURS OF OUR BIBLE CORE

Why? No matter your vocation you are called to be Image Bearers of Christ. Students who attend Grace will see scripture permeated throughout their course work and be pushed to grow spiritually.

Grace Christian University is accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). ABHE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education and has designated Grace Christian University as an institute of higher education in which the Bible is central and the development of Christian life and ministry is essential.

Military Benefits

Discover a Military-Friendly School

We are grateful for the courageous men and women who serve our country. If you’re a veteran, active duty service member, or military spouse, be sure to check out our military scholarships, tuition assistance, and other benefits.

Hispanic Programs

Programas en español

Discover a supportive community where your needs are understood and embraced. Through the Hispanic Center—or Centro Hispano—you can tap into valuable resources, ensuring your success and growth in every aspect of your educational journey.

4 + 1 Program

Earn a Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in 5 Years!

With our 4 + 1 Program, you can streamline your undergraduate studies into an online accelerated Master’s Degree. You can apply up to 12 graduate-level course credits to both your Bachelor’s and Master’s to earn both degrees in as little as five years.

Alumni Discount

Alumni Receive a Discount on a Master's Degree

Graduates of Grace Christian University are eligible for a 20% Tuition Discount towards their Master’s Degree.

Prior Learning Assessment

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The Grace Christian University Online Degree Program accepts different forms of prior learning which include CLEP (College Level Examination Program), DANTES (Defense Activity for Traditional Education Support), credit for military service or experience on a Joint Services Transcript, challenge exams and portfolio assessment.

If you are interested in pursuing credit for prior learning, please email onlineregistrar@gracechristian.edu and a representative will contact you to discuss your options!

Let’s Connect

Have questions about our online programs or need assistance with the admissions process? Our dedicated enrollment team is here to help! Reach out to us today for personalized support and guidance.

Phone: (616) 585-0404
Email: onlineenrollment@gracechristian.edu

Perks

  • Rental books are shipped directly to your home prior to each class
  • Get access to periodic FREE writing skills workshops
  • All online college students are provided with a FREE version of Microsoft Office
  • Get access to numerous online library resources

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