Colorado State University Global | School Profile
Colorado State University Global
Colorado State University Global (CSU), based in Aurora, CO, offers 78 online bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate degrees. CSU is a public, not-for-profit university, that is part of the Colorado State University System. CSU Global is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
CSU has 7,671 undergraduate students, and an acceptance rate of 99%.
Colorado State University Global | Frequently Asked Questions
Is CSU and CSU Global the same?
Colorado State University (CSU) and Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) are not the same college, in the respect that CSU offers on campus instruction, and CSU Global offers online courses and degrees. CSU Global is part of the CSU system, and is under the auspices of the CSU System’s Board of Governors. However, CSU Global is autonomous in the respect that they operate under their own mission statement.
Is CSU Global respected?
Yes, as much as any other degree-granting institution is that’s accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is a regional accreditation, which is the highest accreditation. CSU Global has all of the credibility and respectability as getting a degree from Colorado State University, given that it’s the online education of Colorado State University.
Is CSU Global for profit?
No. Colorado State University Global is a public, not-for-profit university. CSU Global is the online education provider for Colorado State University, which has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission.
What SAT score is required for Colorado State University Global?
SAT scores for admission generally fall into these parameters: Math: 530-640, Reading and Writing: 540-650. So these numbers make the totals to range 1,070 – 1,290.
- Accounting and Finance
- Criminal Justice
- Information Technology
- Political Science
- Social Sciences
Online Flexibility:The University meets the needs of busy professional students by offering flexible scheduling. Classes are asynchronous, meaning that students may log on any time to complete work. Most students take one class at a time and submit coursework through an online platform. Ashford does accept transfer credits and will exchange work experience for class credit. Students have several support services to turn to when in need of help. These services include a 24/7 Library and Writing Center, peer mentors, and career services specialists.
The University of Arizona, Global Campus is ranked at Successful Student:1. Best Online Social Justice Degrees
- Online Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice
- Online Master of Arts in Special Education
- Online Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology
Biblical FoundationsCLICK THIS IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD THIS BADGE Founded in 1996, Virginia Beach Theological Seminary (VBTS) has trained pastors, missionaries and skilled Christian workers in the context of the local church for more than two decades. The school has an interactive relationship with Colonial Baptist Church, which allows students to observe the practical application of sound theology and a biblically informed philosophy of ministry. Professors deliver rigorous and relevant courses, which combine student-directed discussions, group projects, interactive lectures, and research assignments. The Seminary fosters a mentorship culture; faculty members are accessible to students both in and out of the classroom.
Spiritual FormationVirginia Beach Theological Seminary is committed to the direct method of presenting divine truth from the Bible. Its faculty and curriculum emphasize a specifically Baptist approach with a focus on creating a global biblical vision within students. VBTS faculty members are Christian scholars committed to guarding, explaining and proclaiming truth. Faculty members also serve as spiritual mentors through both classroom and personal relationships. Students are not required to attend Colonial Baptist Church but are encouraged to participate in a local church ministry. Nearly 20 area churches are represented among Seminary students and alumni.
Online Degree Programs
Online or On-Campus Master of Biblical StudiesThis 39-credit program focuses on biblical content, missions, systematic and historical theology, and evangelism. The program prepares graduates as servant-leaders for a support role in the work of missions and the local church. The program, which is open to men and women, is available on-campus and online.
Online Master of Biblical StudiesStudents can complete the 39-credit degree fully online. The program features video live-streamed courses, discussion forums, directed reading and writing assignments, peer critiques, quizzes and papers. Students can follow a two-year or four-year plan.
On-Campus Degree Programs
Master of DivinityThe seminary’s flagship degree, prepares graduates for ministry of the Word. The MDiv curriculum includes 96 hours of course work in theology, biblical languages, biblical content, and pastoral ministry. The program provides students with the theological, biblical and exegetical skills needed for credible ministry to the body of Christ. The program is open to men only.
Master of Biblical Studies for ChaplaincyPrepares chaplains for advancing the gospel to hospitals, prisons, and the military community, among other institutions. The 72-credit program is open to qualified men.
Master of TheologyThis 30-credit-hour program provides students with specialized and advanced biblical study. The program prepares graduates for teaching or a terminal degree program. The program helps students hone their research and writing skills. Students can tailor the degree with specializations in Bible Exposition, Old Testament Studies, New Testament Studies, or Systematic Theology.
Doctor of Ministry in Expository PreachingThis 34-credit-hour program provides students with enhanced theological, communication and exegetical skills to effectively serve the church. The terminal-degree program is designed for experienced missionaries, pastors and others whose primary calling is the ministry of preaching God’s Word. Students must complete the program within six years.
Admissions and Transfer Information:Applicants for the Master of Divinity, Master of Biblical Studies or MBS Chaplaincy programs must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an approved four-year college or university. They also must earn a minimum 2.4 cumulative grade point average. Those applying to the Master of Theology program must hold a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from an approved seminary or graduate school. Students must complete all coursework with at least a 3.0 grade point average. The MDiv and MBS Chaplaincy programs are open to qualified men. Applicants to the Doctor of Ministry program must have at least three years of preaching or teaching ministry experience and hold a Master of Divinity or its equivalent.
Accreditation:Virginia Beach Theological Seminary is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.
Local amenities:Virginia Beach Theological Seminary is less than 30 minutes from Virginia Beach and 20 minutes from downtown Norfolk, Va. Students can spend weekends on the waterfront, at a local art or maritime museum, or shopping at the local outlet mall, among other nearby activities. The Seminary also provides assistance in finding affordable, nearby apartments and jobs.
Mid-America Reformed Seminary is an intentionally-small, residential-only seminary in Dyer, Indiana.
1. Historical Reformed TheologyMid-America Reformed Seminary is deeply rooted in the Reformed tradition, with close relationships to confessional Reformed and Presbyterian churches and denominations, including the United Reformed Church and Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Students with a Neo-Kuyperian perspective will find a home here, as will students who share the Reformational passion for the centrality of the preached Word in the life of the church. The Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dordt, and the Westminster Confession drive course instruction and institutional affiliation. The Seminary’s four core distinctives (Commitment to Scripture, Confessional Approach, Gospel Focus, and the Relationship with the Church) are a helpful snapshot that captures the beating heart of Mid-America and show how its Reformed convictions play out in the life of the Seminary and the Church.
2. Spiritual FormationWith an intimate six-to-one ratio of students to faculty, students at Mid-America Reformed Seminary will benefit from more than a cursory interaction with the experts who teach–rather, students will be deeply integrated into the life of the Seminary, with plenty of opportunities to fellowship and learn from the faculty, as well as each other. The Seminary is committed to the spiritual formation of its students, and therefore to this point has remained intentionally residential-only. They want students on-campus regularly to learn and grow together, to challenge each other and be challenged, and to worship together in chapel. With opportunities like the “Holy Soles” running group and accountability groups, the opportunities to experience discipleship abound.
3. Chicago AmenitiesThe Seminary is 40 minutes from Chicago, 20 minutes from beautiful Lake Michigan, and only 7 minutes from the legendary micro-brewery Three Floyds (home of “Dark Lord”). Dyer is a family-friendly community with ample jobs and good schools located in Indiana. Study during the week, then head up to Chicago in less than an hour on a weekend for some notorious deep-dish pizza, to admire “the bean,” or to discover one of its many coffee shops or art exhibits!
Degrees OfferedMid-America Reformed Seminary’s flagship degree is its 112 credit Master of Divinity (MDiv). With a high emphasis on biblical languages, practical ministry internships, and gospel-centered preaching, this is the ideal degree for future pastors. At $280/credit hour, Mid-America’s MDiv. is on the far more affordable side of the spectrum. Their second degree is the Master of Theological Studies. Ideal for lay-teachers in the church, women’s ministry directors and teachers — it is aimed at teachers who will not require or seek ordination. While similar to the MDiv. program, the MTS takes less time to complete, and has two concentrations for prospective students to choose from: biblical studies or historical/theological studies. For both degrees, financial aid may be available from the institution.
Admissions & Transfer InformationStudents must have a prior undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.67 to apply to either program, in addition to being a professed Christian. Mid-America Reformed Seminary does not require GRE or other standardized testing scores to apply. Mid-America Reformed Seminary does accept transfer students from other seminaries. Students must submit prior transcripts for evaluation. Courses must be at the graduate level with a grade of B or higher. Students in the Master of Theological Studies program may transfer in up to 16 semester units. For the Master of Divinity program, students must complete a minimum of 36 semester units through Mid-America Reformed Seminary. The admissions team strongly recommends prior coursework in Greek.
AccreditationMid-America Reformed Seminary has accreditation membership with The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Mid-America Reformed Seminary previously held accreditation with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.
In 1957 members of the Churches of Christ in Lubbock, Texas came together to build a school. This vision started as Lubbock Christian College and was eventually granted University status in 1987, becoming Lubbock Christian University. As a private Christian institution for higher education, Lubbock maintains a relatively low enrollment of just under 2,000 students, including both graduates and undergraduates. This allows for a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, giving students a more personalized and inviting educational experience. Students have access to over 65 undergraduate majors, 23 graduate programs, a Scholars Colloquium, and an Honors College. A small number of online degrees are also offered.
Online Undergraduate Programs
School of BusinessBachelor of Business – For undergraduates this hybrid (online and on campus) business degree can be taken part or full-time. A total of 120 credits will be required, comprised of:
- 45 credits for the University Core
- 30 credits for the Major
- 39 credits for Supporting Courses
- 6 credits for Electives
- Management Information Systems
Department of Psychology and Counseling
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Offered as a hybrid, on campus and online, program, the goal of this degree is to prepare students for licensure in the state of Texas. This program does not guarantee that it will meet the requirements of states other than Texas. Students are expected to complete 60 credit hours of work including 51 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of clinical experience. Courses may include:
- Individual and Family Lifespan Development
- Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law
- Crisis Counseling
- Multicultural Counseling
Master of Science in School Counseling – Available completely online, this M.S. degree requires an additional 36 credit hours of course work post baccalaureate. Course work may include:
- Assessment of Individuals and Families
- Career Counseling
- Group Psychotherapy
- Counseling Children, Adolescents, and their Families
Master of Science in Human Services – This 36-credit hour program is offered completely online with an average two-year completion time. Students may choose from two areas of concentration:
- Non-Profit Leadership – prepares students to organize, lead, and grow at all levels of non-profit management
- Family Life Educator – students gain experience in preventing family strife and rebuilding family relationships
College of Biblical Studies
Graduate School of Theology
Master of Divinity – This comprehensive graduate degree offers intensive studies for those interested in full-time ministry positions as church leaders and is a prerequisite for many doctoral degrees in Theology or other Biblical Studies tracks. Students are required to complete 72 hours of course work with classes such as:
- American Church History
- Studies in Missions
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry – This degree is less intensive than the Master of Divinity and is geared towards students interested in supporting ministry positions such as, but not limited to, children’s ministry. A total of 36 credit hours are required including an internship. Other courses may include:
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Family Ministry
- Spiritual Formation
- Christian Counseling
Master of Arts in Biblical Interpretation – Focuses on preparing students for doctoral study of biblical texts. Students must complete 36 credit hours of course work including:
- Introduction to Graduate Studies
- Christian History and Theology I and II
- Restoration History and Theology
- Biblical Text
Department of Family Ministry
Master of Science in Family Ministry – This degree is offered in conjunction with the Department of Behavioral Sciences to help address the growing needs of the American family within the church. The 48 credit hours are offered in a hybrid online/classroom format. Courses may include:
- Family Life Education
- Social Development of Individuals and Families
- Human Sexuality
- Family Resource Management
Department of Graduate Education
Master of Education – The basic Master of Education degree requires 36-credit hours of coursework, through which students will develop professional portfolios for the work place. This is a non-thesis program with a variety of specializations. The following areas are offered online:
- Curriculum and Instruction – Will teach students how to design, develop, and evaluate an effective educational curriculum.
- Special Education – Students will be exposed to special needs assessments, behavior management techniques, and adaptive curriculum’s. A specialization in Dyslexia is also offered.
- Educational Diagnostics – Courses will cover topics such as achievement and intelligence testing, special needs assessments, and how to identify learning disabilities.
- Educational Leadership – For students who wish to advance to higher levels of leadership within the education system.
Graduate Nursing School
Master of Science in Nursing – This comprehensive program is geared towards working professionals looking for a flexible class schedule. The Graduate Nursing School is able to work with most schedules through a variety of online and on campus courses. There are two non-thesis programs offered, which can be completed in two to three years:
- Educational Leadership Track – Requires 35 credit hours, courses may cover theories of resource management, global culture and health, and pharmacotherapeutics
- Family Nurse Practitioner Track – Requires 46 credit hours, designed to prepare nurses for primary care roles in clinical settings. Students must complete a minimum of 720 hours of clinical training.
Post MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Track – Considered a hybrid course, this 38 credit hour post master’s certificate program does require substantial on campus attendance for labs and clinical rotations. The program is a full-time, rigid, and sequenced curriculum, with a minimum of 720 hours of clinical training. All requirements can be completed in five semesters.
In all areas, whether undergraduate or graduate, online or in the classroom, Lubbock Christian University strives to provide a comprehensive curriculum and high quality educational experience for all its students. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has ranked LCU in the Top 20 Comprehensive Colleges in the Western Region. LCU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees. Tuition is currently set at $438 per credit hour for online students.
Lubbock Christian University
Located in Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University was founded in 1906 by A.B. Barret and Charles Roberson. Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, this non-profit institution of higher education maintains an enrollment of approximately 4,544 students, of which 3,760 are undergraduates and 784 are graduates. The student body represents 51 states and territories and 41 nations, making this private university equally as diverse as many larger public educational institutions. Abilene Christian University Online now offers many graduate degree programs, such as Master’s and Doctorate degrees, offered completely online. With 253 full-time faculty members, Abilene Christian is able to hold an average class size of 14 students to each professor. Students have a variety of academic options in which to enroll:
- 70 Baccalaureate majors
- 135 areas of study
- 27 Master’s degrees
- 3 Doctoral degrees
Abilene Christian University Online
The following comprehensive online degrees are offered by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies:
School of Educational LeadershipOnline Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership – This program requires 54 credit hours of graduate work and will take three to five years to complete. There are three available tracks:
- Conflict Resolution
- Higher Education
- Learning with Emerging Technologies
- personal development
- resource development
- collaboration and communication
- organizational assessment
- organizational culture
Online Master of Education in Higher Education – Students are required to complete 36 credit hours within 24 months. There are two concentrations offered:
- Conflict Resolution
- Enrollment Management
- resource management
- legal and ethical conserns
- student development
Online Master of Education in Instruction and Learning – There are a total of 30 required to complete this degree which can be accomplished in as little as 20 months. Concentrations offered include:
- Learning with Emerging Technologies
- Conflict Resolution
School of Professional StudiesOnline Master of Business Administration – This program requires 36 credit hours and can be completed within 24 months. There are five concentrations in:
- Business Analytics
- Healthcare Administration
- International Business
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
Online Master of Science in Management – Requires a total of 30 graduate credits over the course of 20 months. This program offers the same five concentrations as the MBA:
- Business Analytics
- Healthcare Administration
- International Business
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
Online Master of Science in Organizational Development – This degree requires 36 credit hours which can be completed in as little as 24 months. The curriculum emphasizes the concepts of communication, conflict resolution, business, and psychology in courses such as:
- Intercultural Communication
- Persuasion and Social Change
- Negotiation and Mediation
Online Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution – Requiring a total of 36 credit hours over the course of 24 months, this degree will help you towards becoming a professional peace maker. Courses will provide a solid foundation in effective communication while maintaining the highest professional standards. Examples include:
- Identity, Culture and Conflict
- Ethics in Conflict Resolution
- Dispute Resolution and the Legal System
An online Certificate in Conflict Resolution for Educators is also offered, requiring a total of 15 credits which can be completed in 12 months.
School of Health and Human ServicesOnline Master of Marriage and Family Therapy – This comprehensive degree requires 60 graduate credit hours for graduation. The minimum time to complete this degree is 32 months. There are four available tracks:
- Child and Adolescent Therapy
- Medical Family Therapy
- Therapy with Military Families
- Treatment of Trauma
Online Master of Healthcare Administration – There are 36 credits required for this degree which can be completed in as little as 24 months. Three degree tracks are offered:
- Conflict Management
- Leadership skills
- Effective Communication and Relationship Management
- Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment
- Business Knowledge and Skills.
School of NursingOnline Doctor of Nursing Practice – This degree requires 39 credit hours over a minimum of 26 months. There are two tracks offered in:
- Advanced Practiced Nurse
- Executive Nursing Leadership
Graduate School of TheologyOnline Master of Arts in Christian Ministry – A total of 48 credit hours are required for this degree which can take two years or more for students to complete. There are four available tracks:
- Student and Family Ministry
- Spiritual Formation
- Ministerial Leadership
- Ministry and Bible
Online Master of Arts in Global Service – This 48 credit hour program can be completed in approximately 32 months. Though all course work may be completed online, four one-week campus residencies are required. Students will be exposed to a variety of multicultural ministry topics such as:
- Philosophy of Religion
- Reading and Engaging Contemporary Cultures
- Witness in a Global Context
Online Master of Divinity – With a total of 72 required credits, Abilene’s Master of Divinity will take three to four years to complete. There are two degree tracks:
All courses and degrees available, including those offered online, have been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Accolades of the school include a number two ranking for the Most Innovative in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
Abilene Christian University
Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia)As a traditional, private research institution for higher education, Regent University offers numerous associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 70 fields of study. There are many degrees available online and on-campus, and Regent maintains a ‘Christ-focused curriculum’ throughout all eight academic schools which comprise the university. Founded in 1978 by Pat Robertson as a Christian Broadcasting Network University, Regent is currently located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The school maintains a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1. There are 75 countries represented among the student body, bringing cultural diversity to the school. Additionally, 95% of the full time faculty members hold the highest degree in their respective fields, bringing academic excellence to the institution. This includes five faculty members who have been named Fulbright Scholars. Jump to Regent’s Rankings at Successful Student
The 128 undergraduate and graduate degree tracks are formally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, in addition to six other specialized accreditations including:
- the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
- the American Bar Association (ABA)
- the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Regent University:
- #1 in the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia
- #1 in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia
- Top 5 for Best Online MBA Programs in Virginia
- Top 5 for Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia
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