Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University has a long history of educating students and is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in Florida. Today, the university enrolls almost 16,000 students. Saint Leo Online, a division of the university, offers the same high quality programs available through campus-based, traditional learning â€” with the advantage of being in an online format. The online format is well-suited for working adults and military students. In fact, Saint Leo is among the largest providers of higher education for U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families; the university accomplishes this through its Florida campus, online programs, and its 17 education centers on military based in seven states. Despite its Catholic roots in the Benedictine tradition, Saint Leo welcomes students of all faiths, as well as students who do not hold to any particular faith.
Saint Leo University Online offers a wide variety of associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, not to mention graduate certificates. Bachelor’s programs include accounting; business administration with specializations in accounting, management, and marketing; computer information systems; criminal justice with specializations in criminalistics and homeland security; healthcare management; human resource management; and more. Master’s degree offerings include seven different MBA programs, including a general MBA and concentrations in areas like sports business, marketing, and information security management. Master’s programs also include studies in criminal justice, critical incident management, instructional design, and social work, as well as Master of Education programs in instructional leadership, educational leadership, and exceptional student education. Last but not least, online associate programs are available in business administration, criminal justice, and liberal arts. The Master of Social Work program in Advanced Clinical Practice is notable for its courses that emphasize social work practices in the military and other areas of interest.
Saint Leo University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges since 1967. The university also holds specialized accreditation for specific programs through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Saint Leo University Online offers rolling admissions, allowing students to enroll throughout the year at six different start dates. Prospective students applying to associate or bachelor’s degree programs will fill out an application online, pay a $40 application fee, show proof of high school diploma or GED certificate, and submit transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, if applicable. Those applying to graduate business programs will fill out an application online, pay an $80 application fee, submit an up-to-date resume, submit a written statement (minimum 250 words), submit undergraduate transcripts showing the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and submit GMAT scores if they did not have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA in the last 60 hours of their baccalaureate degree.
Those applying to graduate criminal justice programs complete the online application, pay an $80 application fee, and submit undergraduate transcripts showing they’ve earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Finally, those applying to graduate education programs complete the online application, pay an $80 application fee, submit an up-to-date resume, submit two professional recommendations, submit a written statement (that must be a minimum of 250 words), supply undergraduate transcripts showing the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, and submit GRE or MAT scores only if their undergraduate GPA for the last 60 credit hours was below 3.0.
Saint Leo University Online
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665