You can pursue three professional undergraduate majors through the Adult Degree Completion Program in the School of Professional and Graduate Studies at Grace University. They are:
- Business Leadership
- Ministry Studies
Students can attend classes year round to complete their degree requirements. Your completion time depends upon the number of credits transferred, but many students complete their degree within 18 months.
Classes meet just one night per week for five or six weeks each, from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Remaining requirements may be achieved by transferring previously earned credits, taking additional elective courses while enrolled, or through experiental/life experience and testing such as CLEP and DSST. The compressed nature of these courses is consistent with standards of good practice for adult degree completion programs.
Although at this time, Grace University does not offer full degree programs in a completely online format, our Adult Degree Completion Program does occasionally offer online accelerated courses. Online courses can help students already enrolled in the University’s on-campus programs to accelerate their completion time. The University is currently in the process of application for offering accredited degree programs completely online.
Courses now available online include:
- Interpersonal Skills
- Old Testament Survey 1 & 2
- New Testament Survey 1 & 2
- Financial Management
- Doctrine 1 & 2
Online course offerings vary each semester.
Please call our School of Professional & Graduate Studies at 402.449.2826 for more information.
What is the Adult Degree Completion Program?
It’s a program designed to help busy adults finish their bachelor degree quickly and conveniently. Classes are offered year round and meet just one night per week.
If I have never been to college before, can I still enroll in the program?
Absolutely! Because we offer both professional and general education courses, students with no previous college credit can still accomplish their goal of finishing a bachelor degree in a convenient evening format.
What majors can I choose?
Currently, we offer three majors: Business Leadership, Ministry Studies, and Psychology.
What are the entrance requirements?
You can apply at any time during the year, and if accepted, enroll in the next available cohort. To be accepted into the Adult Degree Completion Program, the following items are required:
- Application for Admission
- Spiritual Life Reference Form (required for Ministry Studies applicants ONLY)
- High School Transcripts or GED scores
- College Transcripts
How many of my past college credits will transfer?
To graduate from the degree completion program, 124 credits are required. A portion of those 124 credits are accomplished in our 45 credit hour core program, which must be completed at Grace. Our credit transfer policy will help maximize your previous academic work to complete the remaining 79 credit hours required for graduation. Transfer credit is accepted from other accredited institutions and you may also acquire credit from life experience (max: 36 hours) through prior learning assessments or properly documented professional and/or military training. Testing through programs like CLEP and DSST is another way to help you get credit faster. One of our Academic Advisors can help you determine exactly how many of your past college credits are transferrable and whether you qualify for prior learning credits.
How long will it take me to finish my degree through this program?
The average student completes a degree in approximately 18 months. Your completion time will vary based on how many credits are transferred. An Academic Advisor will be glad to do a review of your college transcripts and other available credits to determine an estimated time of completion for you.
How much does it cost to get my degree?
That will depend on how many credit hours you need to fulfill your remaining degree requirements. Our goal is to help make your education as affordable as possible! Grace is very competitively priced, and we are happy to offer scholarships for adult students and an interest-free monthly payment plan. Private scholarships (i.e. churches, foundations and other local businesses/corporations), federal and state grants & scholarships, federal student loans, corporate tuition assistance, and military benefits are also accepted.
I-Studies provide learning through assignments that require the student to synthesize knowledge acquired through the course text(s), research projects, papers, assessments, and other learning methodologies. Studies are pursued independently and may be completed at the student’s own pace within the unit deadlines established by the I-Studies Office. Deadlines cover a 4-week period.