Benedictine University Online

The history of Benedictine started in 1887 with the opening of St. Procopius College in Chicago, later to be moved to Lisle, Ill., and renamed Benedictine University. This private Catholic university has received many awards and recognitions, including being ranked eighth in the state for the highest average retention rate for freshmen at a master’s university in the Midwest for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report, who also ranked Benedictine 12th in the Midwest and sixth in the state for racial diversity in a master’s university in the Midwest for 2011.

Programs Offered

Benedictine University Online provides degree programs at every level, as well as graduate certificate programs. The degrees and certificates include Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business, Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership, Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Internet Marketing Certificate, and many more. Benedictine also offers three dual master’s programs: MBA/Master of Public Health (MPH), MPH/Master of Science in Business Management and Organizational Behavior, and a dual concentration MBA — they offer seven MBA concentrations. They also have an accelerated MBA program that doubles the number of classes students take at a time, but can be completed in just one year, depending on the student’s ability to progress through the program.


Benedictine University gained accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission in 1958. In addition to this, their nursing program and didactic programs have gained specialized accreditation from nationally recognized accrediting agencies.


Benedictine University Online has a rolling application deadline, an application fee, and requires applicants to submit their SAT or ACT scores by August 1st. Application requirements differ by program. For example, those applying for the Associate of Arts in Business Administration program must submit the application, high school and any college transcripts, a letter of recommendation, their resume, a letter of intent, and the application fee. MBA applicants must do all of this, but are required to submit two letters of recommendation and take a graduate entrance exam. Master of Education in Reading and Literacy applicants must have three letters of recommendation and a copy of their teaching certificate, in addition to everything mentioned above. To find out the specific requirements for your program, contact the admissions office.

Admissions Contacts

Benedictine University Online
Admissions Office
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

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