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Online Programs

Choose from a Variety of Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees


North Park’s online programs allow the flexibility to juggle work and life demands. Choose online only or blend online and on-campus courses.


Tailored to your schedule, goals, and learning style, our accelerated seven-week courses offer exactly what you need to advance in your career.


Our financial advisors will work with you to explore a variety of payment options including financial aid, scholarships, and grants.

When Can I Start?

Classes Begin Every 7 Weeks


March Term:    March 19, 2018
May Term:    May 14, 2018

All classes take place over a 7-week period (quad).  Some program start times may vary.
Call 773-244-4577 for full schedule details.

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Undergraduate Online Programs

Degrees Offered Online Through the School of Professional Studies:

A college education is an investment in your future, but we understand that covering tuition and other education-related costs can be a challenge. Our Finance Advisors will be there from the start to help you explore various options for paying for school, such as financial aid and scholarships.

Every student is unique in the number of courses they will take and what financial aid they can access.  As a starting point, the following information can help you estimate what your cost to attend North Park may be.

  • When you enroll in any undergraduate program, you’ll transfer up to 90 credit hours from your previous college(s).  North Park University does not charge a fee to post your transfer credit to your transcript.
  • To complete your degree at North Park, you’ll need at least 120 semester hours of total credit, including accepted transfer credits and evaluation of acceptable PLA credits.
  • For the 2017-18 school year, tuition is $550 per credit hour.

Degree Completion students who transfer to North Park with an Associate’s degree receive 20% off tuition.

We value the knowledge and skills you have already acquired, inside and outside the classroom.  We will work with you to determine whether you are able to earn credit hours for your life experience through our unique Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Up to 20 semester hours can be earned through PLA, potentially accelerating completion of your degree.  Students who complete the PLA process earn an average of 8 semester hours of credit.

  • Use relevant work experience to earn credits
  • Standardized exams (such as CLEP) can be used
  • Language testing opportunities for over 50 languages
  • Build on a license of certificate you already hold

At North Park University, we work hard to provide a tuition rate that helps make it affordable to pursue a graduate education. We understand that a necessary part of choosing a school or degree is figuring out how much it will cost and how to pay the bill through a combination of personal contributions, scholarships, loans, grants, or other sources.

Every student is unique in the number of courses they will take and what financial aid they can access.  As a starting point, the following information can help you estimate what your cost to attend North Park may be:

  • Master’s degrees require 18 courses.
  • At this year’s tuition rate ($2,300 per course), 18 courses would cost around $41,400.
  • Most students complete their degrees in two-and-a-half years. Adjusting for slight per-course cost increases, a tuition cost range could be $42,000 to $44,000.
  • Tuition is $2,300 per course for the 2017-18 academic year
  • Many SBNM students qualify for tuition grant and scholarship opportunities that reduce overall tuition by up to 35% — a savings of as much as $14,000.

Resources for Online Education

The Center for Online Education provides support services for online students and resources for faculty, including orientation and user assistance for Canvas, our campus-wide Learning Management System.

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