Going back to school was never so easy!
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) is strengthening its support for working adults and other post-traditional students by increasing its offerings of online courses, degrees, and certificates. In Fall 2014, SCPS added 4 additional BA programs to its online portfolio, bringing the total to 6.
By expanding opportunities for online learning, SCPS makes its programs more convenient, flexible, and feasible for working adult students. Our online courses provide the same high quality content and are taught by the same expert faculty as other SCPS courses. SCPS offers online orientations and support to students who are enrolled, planning to enroll, or interested in learning more about online classes.
To learn more about our online courses, and how we can help make school a stress-free and fulfilling experience for you, click here!
Loyola Online: Flexibility and Support
Q: Was online study what you expected?
A: I was initially nervous at the thought of an online education. My experience at Loyola really changed that. From the moment you start, there’s a strong sense of community. Professors and peers are available for discussion and support. Professors are willing to talk with you by phone, by text, and by email, and they connect you with your peers through discussion boards and group projects.
Q: How do you balance your online courses with work?
A: As a nurse, I work every schedule possible: nights, days, and sometimes ten- and twelve-hour days. Online classes are great because you listen to the lecture and complete the assignment on whatever time is best for you—on your days off, after work, or before work. The professors understand the challenges of being a nurse, so they work with you to help you succeed. You’re never alone!
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Loyola's fully online degree completion RN to BSN program graduates more than 250 nurses!
Loyola’s fully online degree completion program has graduated more than 250 RNs from across the country. We have continued to attract nurses interested in advancing their education to take on new roles as leaders in practice. Loyola is ranked #21 in U.S. News and World Report for best online bachelor's degree programs. At a glance, we have 93 students currently enrolled, with a mean GPA 3.641, and graduates complete the program within an average of 20 months.
Loyola University Chicago prepares leaders who never stop learning to enhance the health of persons, communities, and the larger global environment. Students have the opportunity to participate in global learning experiences such as travel abroad for service immersion in Lourdes, France, learn Community Health in England, and study Spiritual Care and Nursing Ethics in Rome. Our students are well positioned to continue their education in a variety of graduate studies. One such student, Linda Millbrandt, RN, BSN, is now enrolled in the Bioethics and Health Policy Master’s program here at Loyola after 22 years of nursing experience.
Loyola values the experience nurses bring to the classroom. We acknowledge the work these nurses bring to their education and award up to 25 credit hours that count towards credits for graduation. Applicants must have a current RN license and may be admitted year round. Our advisors assist each individual student to seamlessly transfer to Loyola, complete degree, and join 8290 alumni from Loyola’s nationally ranked programs. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Loyola University Chicago, visit LUC.edu/nursing/.
Online Program in International Higher Education
Loyola's School of Education launched a 36 hour online MEd program in International Higher Education in August 2012 that prepares students to work in culturally diverse higher education environments around the globe. Students take ten online courses in international comparative education and in higher education, undertake an internship, and enroll in two hybrid courses that include class work in Beijing and Rome. The photo shows the inaugural IHE cohort during a week together in Beijing in January 2013 where students enrolled in a J-term blended course offered by Professor Noah Sobe of the SOE visited various Chinese universities.
New Online BA in Management
Launched in Spring 2013, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies now offers a fully online option for the BA in Management degree program. Tailored to working professionals, this program is designed to prepare individuals to excel as valued and effective managers in today's complex world.
Benefits of the program
- Accelerated format allows you to hone your analytical, decision-making, and management skills and complete your degree in as little as 18 months
- Online or on-campus-learn with other adult students who, like you, bring experience and knowledge to the classroom
- Choose from 11 concentrations, allowing you to focus your program in the direction you choose
- A program grounded in the University Core Curriculum, students develop skills crucial to facing the challenges of contemporary society
Hear what Loyola students and faculty have to say about SCPS online classes; click here.
Future of Working Professionals
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) provides application-oriented programs and certificates that prepare working professionals for today's dynamic workplace. SCPS now offers online options for two BA programs and a certificate in Organizational Development and Leadership. To hear students and faculty in SCPS discuss their experiences in the online learning environment at Loyola, click here.