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Earn your degree from Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University offers a quality curriculum where you will gain the real-world experience needed to succeed in today's global marketplace. The University offers nearly 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in some of the fastest-growing career fields including:
Learning Options as diverse as our students
At Grand Canyon University, our students are unique and have different learning needs. For this reason, we offer a variety of learning options including: traditional degree programs offered at our main campus, evening programs offered at our main campus as well as select off-site satellite locations, and those offered 100% online.
Grand Canyon University
Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon is more than a University; it is your partner in your education. Degree programs are designed to meet today's business needs and are structured to fit in your busy schedule as a student. Whether you are meeting up in the student union, or participating in an online conversation in the student portal you will be connected with your fellow students and your instructors.
Grand Canyon has been recognized as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Technology & Learning Magazine, Fox.com, Online Education Database (OEDb), and more.
Degree Programs offered at Grand Canyon University
Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential through landing the career of their dreams, advancing their career, and changing careers. Students at GCU have the flexibility of attending class in the way that best fits their lifestyle. Most degree programs offer the option of attending class at our traditional Phoenix campus or online. Due to their unique nature, some degree programs are offered exclusively online or only at the Phoenix campus. The list below includes all available degree programs at GCU.
College of Doctoral Studies
College of Education
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
Ken Blanchard College of Business
Grand Canyon University holds many accreditations, some college-specific and others program-specific. Accreditation is desirable as it speaks to the quality of the college or university, acknowledged by peer institutions. In choosing a university, parents and students should ensure their university of choice is regionally accredited.
Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission (member of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) accredits Grand Canyon University.The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Arizona State Private Post-Secondary Education
Grand Canyon University is licensed in Arizona by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 West Washington, Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Grand Canyon University is approved for the education and training of Veterans under the provisions of Title 10 and 38, United States Code. We accept Chapter 30, 31, 32, 35, 1606, 1607 recipients. Veterans are approved for benefits for numerous programs. For more information regarding using your VA benefits at GCU, please email VaBenefits@gcu.edu or visit us at http://my.gcu.edu – Student Services, Military Information, Veteran Affairs Benefits
In addition, the University has obtained the following specialized accreditations and approvals for our core program offerings: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, Arizona State Board of Education, Arizona Department of Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Ken Blanchard College of Business
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420, Overland Park, KS 66211, 913-339-9356, accredits the following programs of the Ken Blanchard College of Business: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies, Master of Business Administration, and Executive Master of Business Administration.
College of EducationGrand Canyon University's College of Education is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education to offer institutional recommendations (credentials) for the certification of elementary, secondary, and special education teachers, as well as principals.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791, and the Arizona State Board of Nursing accredit the University for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree.
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredits the Athletic Training Education Program, 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664.
Intercollegiate athletics function under the guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, 1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202, regarding eligibility to participate in intercollegiate sports.
Military / Veteran
As one of the nation's top military friendly schools, Grand Canyon University has developed a military university program specifically to meet the needs of military professionals DOD personnel and their families.
Whether you're looking to accelerate your career in the military or transition into the public sector, earning your degree can give you the competitive edge you're looking for. With academically challenging, values-based curriculum, GCU prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders
Grand Canyon University offer Military Professionals and their families:
Grand Canyon University understands that not all students complete their degree at the same pace. Perhaps you earned college credits from other colleges or universities, or maybe you earned credits through serving in the military, or you may be able to take valuable life experiences and turn that into college credits through our Lifelong Learning Assessment.
Complete the form to the right to have an enrollment counselor provide additional information on the various programs available that may help you earn your degree even faster than you could have imagined!
Transcript Pre-Evaluation – in as little as 48 hours, a specialist can evaluate your unofficial transcripts and determine how these credits will be applied to the general education component of your desired program.
Lifelong Learning Assessment – provides the opportunity to earn up to 8 general education or elective credits, where students demonstrate the mastery of already acquired college-level knowledge in a specific subject area based on a life experience.
Military – For those who have served in the armed forces, you may be able to transfer credits from alternative methods of earning college credits including CLEP, DANTES, Excelsior, AP and IB. In addition, GCU may award an additional 30 credits for military training and experience as included on the ARMY/ACE REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT SYSTEM (AARTS) and SAILOR/MARINE/ACE REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT (SMART). In conjunction with the other alternative credit methods, military students may transfer in up to 60 credits (30 military training and 30 alternative credit methods). Credits earned above 60 credits, must transfer in from a regionally, accredited institution.
At Grand Canyon University, our students are unique and have different learning needs. For this reason, we offer a variety of learning options including traditional degree programs offered at our main campus, evening programs, and those offered 100% online.
In response to our students' diverse needs, Grand Canyon University is now offering selected degree programs in an evening format. These programs are designed to meet the needs of today's working adults as they balance their work and personal lives with the desire to earn a degree. With programs that meet just one evening per week, students can conveniently integrate advancing their education with maintaining their career.
Many of the programs will be offered directly on the main GCU campus, located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. For students who live or work a distance away, selected programs will be offered at strategic off-site satellite locations throughout the greater Phoenix metro area as well as other areas. Class sizes are kept small to allow students to receive individual attention and progress through the program with the same classmates, providing an opportunity to forge relationships that go beyond the classroom.
Earn Your Degree Online
With the demands put on working professionals, online education has become a popular way to earn a college degree. An online education allows you to attend class on your own schedule, from the comfort of your own home or a location of your choice.
Grand Canyon University stands apart from the other online education institutions because we are backed by the history of our traditional campus. Our online classes allow you to study at the times that work for your schedule while still enjoying the close connection with your classmates and instructor via online discussions. All of our online courses use the same online learning technology, which means you will have a consistent format in each of the classes you take.
We understand the importance of hiring quality faculty, who are dedicated to helping students succeed. This is why in addition to the outstanding faculty instructing at the GCU campus, the university is pleased to provide dedicated, faculty members, many whom are full-time, to exclusively serve our online education students.
Located in the heart of Phoenix, GCU is home to over 3,000 students who live and commute to this 100-acre oasis. This smaller, more intimate university in Arizona boasts amenities and facilities found at many larger universities. For those who love sports, GCU offers 22 NCAA Division II athletic teams including baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer and wrestling. Since 2010, the campus has undergone dramatic expansion and growth through several projects including: