Yes. Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In addition, a number of our online degrees hold subject-specific accreditation from bodies like the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Yes. Maryville University is committed to helping you work through any technical issues you may encounter, so we offer comprehensive, 24/7 technical support. That way, you can utilize our dynamic online platform to achieve your education goals most effectively.
Yes. We have several certificate options: bachelor’s and post-bachelor’s certificates in computer science and cybersecurity, post-master’s certificate options for our nursing programs, and graduate certificate option in project management.
Most online students start off with one class at a time. However, for our graduate business programs, students are able to pursue a full-time schedule by taking two three-credit classes at a time.
We recommend 10-15 hours of work per week per 3-credit, 8-week course. We also recommend that students budget some extra time during their first term as they work to get acclimated with starting a new program.
While all students are welcome and encouraged to visit our campus whenever they are in the St. Louis area, most programs do not have a campus visit requirement.
However, if you enroll in our EdD in Higher Education Leadership program, there are two on-campus residencies required. These three-day sessions take place during the summer. If you are unable to make it to these sessions in person, you may be able to utilize a remote live-stream option.
Yes. All graduates are invited and encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony, including online students. We would love to see you on stage at graduation.
No. Your degree will be identical to those earned on campus, and it will not mention that you completed the program online.
The average class size is 14 students. Class sizes are kept small to help ensure that instructors have time to respond to students in message, email, or other formats, even though classes themselves may be asynchronous.
You are able to take a step back from classes as needed. You can resume coursework with no re-application requirement as long as you return within a year.
Our online learning platform is intuitive and user-friendly. As long as you are able to use a word processor and operate an internet browser, you should be in great shape in terms of your computer skills. We also offer orientation sessions for our programs, so you can familiarize yourself with any new or specific processes and procedures prior to classes beginning.
No. For most of our degree programs, online students who are required to complete an experiential learning opportunity — such as an internship, clinical, or residency — are able to do so at an approved location. This means you should be able to fulfill your experiential requirements at a location convenient to you.
Note that students enrolled in our EdD in Higher Education Leadership program are required to participate in two on-campus residencies. These three-day sessions take place during the summer. If you are unable to make it to these sessions in person, you may be able to utilize a remote live-stream option.
Yes. Coursework for all programs is 100% online. However, some programs have experiential components like internships (either required or optional) or clinicals. Our online doctorate in higher education leadership program does feature an on-campus weekend.
Class structures can vary from program to program. Your student support advisor can help walk you through your program’s format.
Absolutely. Courses will have milestones or work that needs to be completed each week, but it’s up to you when you want to log in and complete it during that week.
The Apple Distinguished School designation indicates that certain tech-focused programs at a college or university meet criteria around innovation, leadership, and academic excellence. Maryville first earned this title in 2016, and it has since been renewed in 2018-2021 and 2021-2024 — recognizing our Digital World program, which gives students the opportunity to personalize their education in an enhanced technological environment.
Take some time browsing our website and see if any of our programs pique your interest. If you have any questions or want to learn more, fill out your information in the form on the top right of the screen to download a program guide, and our enrollment team will contact you to discuss your options. Our enrollment advisors are dedicated to answering any questions you may have, and helping you find out what program is right for you.
We’re here for you every step of the way, from the enrollment process through graduation. Your enrollment advisors and student support advisors are available throughout your degree program to assist you with any questions you may have.
This depends on several factors, including current level of education, transfer credits, how many credit hours you elect to take at a time, and program length. Be sure to talk with your enrollment or student support advisor when you’re ready to start thinking about the right plan for you.
Most coursework can be completed on your own time, whenever your schedule allows. However, some exceptions may include exams, assignment due dates, coordinated group work, and more. For any required login times, students will typically be notified in advance by their instructor.