Online Degree Programs at GCU

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Are you looking to make a change? GCU offers a variety of accredited online degree programs to help you advance your career. Our online college courses, offered through many of our distinct colleges, provide a values-based curriculum developed so that you receive the well-rounded education you need to take your career to the next level. GCU’s online education is personalized with a flexible schedule so you can earn a degree while living your life. Our instructors are available to help every step of the way for success in your online courses.

GCU’s online degrees offer:

Affordable online tuition options are available for all our bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Our students pursuing online degrees have flexible payment options — pay per course, per month or for the full year. Scholarship opportunities and special rates for those in military service and their spouses are also available. Online courses and university programs offer a flexible schedule and freedom from typical financial commitments of on-campus programs that often include housing and transportation.

GCU’s fully accredited online degree programs help to ensure that your degree will meet high educational standards and be taken seriously by prospective employers.

A flexible, streamlined option for achieving your degree on your time that pairs with a quality online education. Join GCU’s online college community of learners — thousands of people across the country investing in their future and pursuing their passion.

Get access to a host of GCU online learning resources to support your academic journey, including access to student service counselors, the GCU library, technical help and web-enhanced learning tools.

Explore our online degree offerings to find the right program for you.

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Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Experience the convenience of earning your bachelor’s degree online, without sacrificing the quality of education or the connection to a college community. We strive to make our online courses collaborative so you can participate in the college experience. Learn more about our bachelor's degree program offerings by browsing the list below.

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Online Master’s Degrees

With an online master’s from GCU, you will have the flexibility needed to pursue graduate school as a path to reach your professional goals. View the wide variety of courses for our master’s degree programs and take a step toward starting your advanced education.

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Online Doctoral Programs

Doctoral programs at GCU are designed to develop you into an independent researcher with the skills needed to innovate and lead in your chosen field. Graduates of GCU's online doctoral programs will be forward thinkers, problem solvers and able to take on leadership roles in their fields.

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FAQs About GCU's Online Degrees

GCU’s online college platform is a great option for you if you’re looking to make a change and need your educational path to fit your busy lifestyle. You don’t have to pause your life to pursue an education. Take a look at our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about our online courses and programs.

For many, education serves as a gateway to new career opportunities and advancements. Understandably, many prospective students want to harness new opportunities but are unsure of whether an online college degree will be respected by employers or their peers. Some considerations to make when choosing an online degree program include:

  • University’s Reputation
    Often, employers weigh the online degree with the reputation of the university. Our online classes are designed to provide students with the same quality education as traditional students through our advanced online learning resources, challenging courses and experienced faculty. A student graduating with an online degree from GCU will have the traditional campus’ reputation and heritage as reinforcement for the degree’s credibility.
  • Degree Requirements
    The scope of an online degree is another critical factor to whether employers or students can take their degree seriously. Does the degree require a comparable amount of credits to other traditional programs? Are a comprehensive number of classes required for the online university program? If so, employers are more likely to see the value of an online degree and view the online college experience as credible.

Pursuing an online degree can help increase employability and expand career options. An online degree makes career advancement a viable option for the thousands of students earning a degree while working. Whether looking to enter the workforce or find advancement within your career field, an online education provides opportunities for vocational growth and eligibility.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations that need more education for entry are “projected to grow faster than average.” Nearly 24% of all occupations require at least a bachelor’s degree for an entry-level position, and these jobs are projected to grow by 9.9% from 2020 to 2030. Occupations that require at least a master’s degree for an entry-level position are projected to grow by 16.4% from 2020 to 2030 and occupations that require a doctoral or professional degree for an entry-level position are projected to grow by 8.9% from 2020 to 2030.1 An online degree from GCU can help equip you for this job growth.

Nearly 90,000 GCU students have chosen to pursue an online education.2 An online degree offers students control over their own schedule, empowering students to achieve balance in their academic, personal and professional lives. The online degree program format allows students to forgo the commute in favor of investing time in work, family life and personal goals.

Online bachelor’s degrees vary in length depending on the chosen program. To view program length, select your desired online college degree from our bachelor’s program page and view the degree lengths on that page. For more information, click Request Info at the top of this page.

Most online college courses and programs require access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student portal and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your student counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your online degree program.

GCU also provides a variety of online learning resources for students, including tech support and virtual tutoring services.

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1 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is based on September 2021, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections retrieved on 3/22/2022.

2 Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2021 and does not include students in a cohort program.

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