Ottawa University Online

Ottawa University was founded in 1865 and is based on the traditions of faith, service, leadership, and growth that were established by Baptist missionaries working with the Ottawa Tribe. The university continues to maintain its connection with the Baptist Church and the Ottawa Tribe to this day. The university began in Ottawa, Kan., and has since expanded to have a campus in Kansas City, three in Arizona, one in Indiana, and one in Wisconsin. Ottawa University Online was launched in 2008, offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs entirely over the Internet.

Programs Offered

Ottawa University Online offers master’s degree programs in human resources with concentrations in health care management and in leadership and management, master’s degree of business administration programs with concentrations in finance, health care management, human resources, leadership, and marketing, and master’s degree programs in education with concentrations in curriculum and instruction, education intervention, education leadership, and education technology. They offer 15 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as communication, psychology, human resources, and public administration. One of their bachelor’s degree programs is the Individualized Major. Ottawa developed this program to incorporate a variety of electives while focusing on a special interest, such as Christian ministry or the liberal arts.


In 1914, Ottawa University gained accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, a nationally recognized, regional, institutional accrediting organization.


Ottawa University Online requires undergraduate applicants to interview with an enrollment adviser, submit an application, high school transcripts or GED documentation, college transcripts, if the applicant has attended college previously, and pay the $50 application fee. Graduate applicants are required to submit an application, college transcripts showing they have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 grade point average, transcripts of any graduate credits they have earned, their resume, an essay, a list of their awards, volunteer work, honors, community service, etc., and three letters of recommendation. Addition requirements vary by program.

Admissions Contacts

Ottawa University Online
Admissions Office
1001 S. Cedar, #43
Ottawa, KS66067

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