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Frequently Asked Questions

The teaching faculty for this program are all full-time instructors with thorough experience in the field. They have had publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented research at state, national, and international conferences.

All MPA faculty are experienced professionals who are dedicated to your success. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

Calvin’s Master of Public Health degree includes an impressive mix of tenured faculty and instructors with both advanced degrees and extensive professional experience.

All faculty are experienced professionals who are dedicated to your success. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

Almost all of the online courses were designed by the full-time faculty and full-time clinical instructors that teach the same courses in our residential mode. Course design includes recorded lectures, assignments, exams, and grading rubrics.

Courses in the program were designed by mostly tenured professors and will be taught by a combination of full-time and adjunct faculty who are experts in the field.

The faculty includes tenured, full-time professors who bring extensive, real-world experience to each class.

Faculty in the online MBA certificate programs are mostly tenured. They are subject matter experts who offer valuable business expertise and are committed to helping every student succeed academically and professionally. To learn more, contact us.

A mix of full-time and part-time faculty bring their expertise teaching current business skills and knowledge from a Christian perspective.

The MPA program is seeking accreditation through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The MPA certificate programs are only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations best for you throughout the entire program without any requirements to come to campus.

Miscellaneous fees associated with this program may include textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, or loan fees. Consider these costs when budgeting for your education.

The clinical practicum courses, SPAUD 530, 531, and 532, have a course fee associated with them to cover clinical costs such as supervision, testing materials, and technology used for clinic.

Note: Calvin University’s Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program utilizes a centralized application service for Communication Science and Disorders programs (CSDCAS). This full-service, web-based application system streamlines your applications to multiple programs. CSDCAS charges $133 for the first program you apply to and $53 for each additional program. Calvin does not charge a separate application fee. Learn more about CSDCAS.

You should expect additional costs for textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, or loan fees. You can learn more about all tuition fees here.

Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks and required materials. Consider these costs when budgeting for your education.

Miscellaneous fees associated with this program may include textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, or loan fees. Consider these costs when budgeting for your education.

Estimated costs do not include textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, or loan fees. Consider these costs when budgeting for your education. You can learn more about all tuition fees here.

Miscellaneous fees associated with this program may include textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, or loan fees. Consider these costs when budgeting for your education.

No. Generally, there are no additional fees on top of our affordable tuition. However, for the online Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, the clinical practicum courses SPAUD 530, 531, and 532, have a course fee associated with them to cover clinical costs such as supervision, testing materials, and technology used for clinic. Find out more about tuition and aid.

New students may apply for scholarships and financial assistance.

Yes. Calvin University is a proud Yellow Ribbon school.

Yes! You can seamlessly transfer the credits you earn in our Organizational Leadership certificate program to the Calvin MBA program. To learn more, speak with our enrollment team.

Yes. We have students from all walks of life and are happy to work with you to find a way to fit higher education into your schedule. Tell us more about your unique situation.

*Students of the online Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology program may have varying circumstances where this may not apply.

Each program is different, but we strive to be as flexible as possible when helping you achieve your goals. For more information, contact us.

While our curriculum is taught from a Christian perspective, being a Christian is not required to apply to Calvin University.

Yes. You must choose between the literacy and the inclusion concentration.

Yes. You must choose between concentrations in infectious disease and global public health. Visit this program’s curriculum page to learn more about these concentrations.

Yes. You may choose from concentrations in health and exercise rehabilitation, and performance and sport science. Students can also pursue more than one concentration.

You can select a general MBA that consists of 8 core courses, a capstone, and 3 additional master’s courses of your choice (in consultation with your advisor) to complete the program. The two available concentrations – Business Analytics and Nonprofit Management – are optional ways to complete the full 36 hours for your MBA. Learn more about the curriculum for the online MBA by visiting the program’s curriculum page.

Yes. The MPA certificate programs accept up to nine transfer credits. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

No. The programs is entirely online and asynchronous.

You can pursue full-time or part-time study during the first year.

Prior work experience is not required. Explore admission to the program.

No, the MPA certificate programs does not require an entrance exam. Learn more about admission to the program.

The online MBA certificate programs do not accept transfer credits due to the small number of credit hours included. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

No, the online MBA certificate programs do not follow a cohort model. Instead, you may choose the courses you take each term.

The online MBA certificate programs are designed for maximum flexibility and may be taken full-time if you feel you have the time to do so successfully. Full-time means you’ll take two classes every 8 weeks.

To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The online MBA certificate programs are designed for professionals who work full-time. Programs are offered part-time with one class every 8 weeks. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

No, there is no residency requirement for any of the online MBA certificates. You will complete coursework in a 100% online format.

Currently, we are not offering a virtual open house for these programs. To find out more about the online MBA certificate programs, contact us via phone, email, live chat or request more information.

You may be eligible for scholarships through Calvin University. Work with the financial aid department to find out your eligibility. Call 616-200-4403 to learn more.

Test scores are not required if your transcript demonstrates a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Otherwise, a minimum GMAT or GRE score of 600 or higher is required for admission. You can explore complete admission requirements here.

No, the online MBA certificate programs do not require work experience. However, a resume is included in the admission requirements. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

You may be eligible for scholarships at Calvin University. Work with your enrollment counselor to find out your eligibility. Please consider the following options regarding finances as well:

  • Complete the FAFSA® to determine financial aid eligibility. Calvin’s FAFSA® code is 002241.
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.

You can visit us! Calvin University is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Yes, the Certificate in Speech and Hearing Foundations may accept up to three transfer credits from previous academic experience.

The Certificate in Speech and Hearing Foundations is a sequence of six 8-week courses taken one at a time. The online program is designed for maximum flexibility to be taken as your schedule allows.

The online program is designed for working professionals and is offered part-time to help students balance work, school, and personal responsibilities.

No, there is no resident required for this program. It is delivered in a 100% online format for maximum flexibility.

Currently, Calvin University does not offer scholarships. Please consider the following options regarding finances:

  • Complete the FAFSA ® to determine financial aid eligibility. Calvin University’s FAFSA ® code is 002241.
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.
  • Review our payment plan.

No, there are no entrance exams required for this program.

No, prior work experience is not required for admission.

Yes, this is a full-time program. The Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program can be completed in a 2-year or 3-year track. The 2-year track is full-time and students generally take 2 didactic courses plus a clinic course in each 8-week block. The 3-year track is still considered full-time, but students only take one didactic course per 8-week block the first year, and one didactic course plus a clinic course per 8-week block in the second year and third years. Regardless of track, the final year of the program contains three clinical externship semesters which are full-time Monday-Friday experiences.

Yes, you can transfer up to six credit hours of comparable coursework into this program.

You may be eligible for scholarships through Calvin University. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Work with the financial aid department to find out your eligibility. Call 616-200-4403 to learn more.

No, no test scores are required for admission into this program.

No, the MA in Speech-Language Pathology program is a full-time program. However, the MA can be completed in a 2-year or 3-year track. The 2-year track is accelerated and students generally take 2 didactic courses plus a clinic course in each 8-week block. The 3-year track is still considered full-time, but students only take one didactic course per 8-week block the first year, and one didactic course plus a clinic course per 8-week block in the second year and third years. Regardless of track, the final year of the program contains three clinical externship semesters which are full-time Monday-Friday experiences. 

No, the program does not include any concentrations, specializations, or tracks. Calvin offers a certificate comprised of six courses in speech pathology to prepare those who wish to pursue a master’s but do not have the prerequisite undergraduate coursework. This undergraduate certificate is also applicable to students interested in considering speech pathology before pursuing the master’s. The six courses may be taken independently or grouped together for the certificate. Start your application.

No. Prior work experience is not required. Explore admission to the program.

Yes. The MPA program accepts up to nine transfer credits. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

No. The program is entirely online and asynchronous.

No. There are no entrance exams required. Learn more about admission to the program.

Yes. This program accepts transfer credit with program director approval.

Yes. The Master of Public Health online degree offers both part- and full-time options.

Yes. The Master of Public Health online degree offers both part- and full-time options.

This program does not require a residency, but internship opportunities are available.

This program offers two career-focused concentrations in infectious disease and global health. Visit this program’s curriculum page to learn more about the available concentrations.

You may be eligible for scholarships through Calvin University. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. Work with the financial aid department to find out your eligibility. Call 616-200-4403 to learn more.

This program does not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission.

This program does not require previous work experience.

The full MPA program accepts up to nine transfer credits. For details, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

No. The program is entirely online and asynchronous.

No, the MPA certificate does not require an entrance exam. Learn more about admission to the program.

Prior work experience is not required. Explore admission to the program.

You can pursue full-time or part-time study during the first year of the MPA program.

Yes. There are two available certificates:

  • Public Administration Certificate
  • Nonprofit Administration Certificate

For more information, visit our MPA certificates page.

Yes. There are four available concentrations:

  • State and Local Government Administration
  • Nonprofit Administration and Community Engagement
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Spatial Analysis

You may be eligible for scholarships at Calvin University. Work with your tuition planner to find out your eligibility. Please consider the following options regarding finances as well:

  • Complete the FAFSA® to determine financial aid eligibility. Calvin’s FAFSA® code is 002241.
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.

No, the MPA does not require an entrance exam. Learn more about admission to the program.

No, the MPA does not require an entrance exam. Learn more about admission to the program.

No, the MPA does not require an entrance exam. Learn more about admission to the program.

No, the MPA does not require an entrance exam. Learn more about admission to the program.

The MPA program accepts up to nine transfer credits. For details, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

No. The program is entirely online and asynchronous.

Prior work experience is not required. Explore admission to the program.

No, this program does not follow a cohort model.

No. Online SPAUD students will receive orientation during the first three weeks of their SPAUD 531 course. Orientation includes background checks, HIPAA training, and other online modules related to getting started in the program.

No, this program does not require work experience for admission.

Yes, the online MDS program accepts up to eight transfer credits. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

The online program is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered both part-time and full-time. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school, and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page here.

The online MDS program does not offer any specializations. However, you may customize your education by choosing elective courses based on your professional interests. You can learn more about coursework for this program here.

No, there are no entrance exams required. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

No, prior work experience is not required. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

Yes. This program accepts transfer credit with program director approval.

No. This program does not follow a cohort model.

Yes. The online Master’s in Exercise Science program offers both part- and full-time options.

Yes. The online Master’s in Exercise Science program offers both part- and full-time options.

The online Master’s in Exercise Science program does not require a residency component, but an externship in exercise science is required.

The online Master’s in Exercise Science offers two career-specific concentrations in health and exercise rehabilitation, and performance and sport science. Visit the program’s curriculum page to learn more.

You may be eligible for scholarships through Calvin University. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. Work with the financial aid department to find out your eligibility. Call 616-200-4403 to learn more.

Admission to this program does not require a GMAT or GRE score.

This program does not require previous work experience.

Yes. This program accepts transfer credit with program director approval.

This program does not follow a cohort model.

Yes. The online Master’s in Geographic Information Science program offers both part- and full-time options.

Yes. The online Master’s in Geographic Information Science program offers both part- and full-time options.

No. This program does not have a residency component.

This program does not offer concentrations.

You may be eligible for scholarships through Calvin University. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. Work with the financial aid department to find out your eligibility. Call 616-200-4403 to learn more.

This program does not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission.

This program does not require previous work experience.

Yes. This program accepts transfer credit with program director approval.

No. This program does not follow a cohort model.

Yes. The online MBA offers both part- and full-time options.

Yes. The online MBA offers both part- and full-time options.

No. This program does not have a residency component.

The online MBA offers two concentrations in Business Analytics and Nonprofit Management. Learn more about the curriculum for both concentration options by visiting the program’s curriculum page.

You may be eligible for scholarships through Calvin University. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. Work with the financial aid department to find out your eligibility. Call 616-200-4403 to learn more.

This program does not require a GMAT or GRE score for admission unless GPA is below 3.0.

This program does not require previous work experience.

The MPA program accepts up to nine transfer credits. For details, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

The MPA program accepts up to nine transfer credits. For details, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

No. The program is entirely online and asynchronous.

Prior work experience is not required. Explore admission to the program.

No. The program is entirely online and asynchronous.

Prior work experience is not required. Explore admission to the program.

The MPA program accepts up to nine transfer credits. For details, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

No. The program is entirely online and asynchronous.

Prior work experience is not required. Explore admission to the program.

Our career center helps you navigate the job search process with resume and cover letter assistance, a job posting site, and more.

To apply for admission, follow this process:

Step 1: Fill out our application form.

Step 2: Complete your application file, including all program-specific requirements.

Step 3: Request official transcripts from each undergraduate or post-graduate institution you have attended.

Explore the application process here.

There are various options for student loans, including the FAFSA. Our staff is here to help you navigate the process.

The first step is to start your application. Find out more about admissions requirements.

The first step is to start your application.

The first step is to start your application. Select “Graduate Application” to begin.

Your first steps toward applying are to complete the required CSDCAS application. Once you have completed your application, you’ll fill out our information form, gather your remaining application materials, and submit your completed file.

The first step is to start your application. Find out more about admissions requirements.

The first step is to complete and submit the online application.

The first step is to start your application here.

The first step is to complete and submit the online application.

The first step is to complete and submit the online application.

The first step is to complete and submit the online application. Applying to Calvin’s MBA is free.

Calvin University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program and offers an array of benefits for U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families. Find out more.

You can complete a certificate program in as little as one year. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

You can complete your program in one year.

The online M.Ed. Program can be completed in 20 months of full-time study. Most complete the program in three years.

You can complete the program in as little as one to three years. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

The Master of Public Health online degree can be completed in as few as 18 months.

The program can be completed in 12 -24 months.

You can complete the program in as little as one year. The concentration requires 12 credit hours, which count toward the 36 credit hours necessary to earn an MPA. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

You can complete the program in as little as two to three years. The concentration requires 12 credit hours, which can be completed within the 36 credit hours necessary to earn an MPA. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

You can complete the program in as little as two to three years. The concentration requires 12 credit hours, which can be completed within the 36 credit hours necessary to earn an MPA. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

You can complete the program in as little as one year. The concentration requires 12 credit hours, which count toward the 36 credit hours necessary to earn an MPA. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

You can complete the program in 2 years.

The online Master’s in Exercise Science program can be completed in one year.

The online Master’s in Geographic Information Science program can be completed in as few as 9 months.

The MBA certificate programs are designed to complete in less than one year. To see the curriculum, visit our courses page.

The online MBA can be completed in as little as one year.

We incorporate our Christian mission into all of our coursework. After completing our online degree programs, graduates will enter the world ready to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal.

Calvin encourages students to put their faith into action, and our faculty thoughtfully integrates faith and learning throughout the program. Students begin to envision how they can walk alongside patients in challenging situations with love and compassion.

By helping to restore communication to people with communication issues, injuries, or other challenges, not only can we show them the restoring love of God, but we also highlight the importance of words—the vehicle of God’s love to the world.

We incorporate our Christian mission into all of our coursework. After completing our online degree programs, graduates will enter the world ready to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal.

Calvin University was originally founded in 1876 on Christian principles and ethics. Today, its liberal arts curriculum utilizes a Christian perspective, but students of all religious backgrounds and cultures are welcome to Calvin’s outstanding educational opportunities.

We incorporate our Christian mission into all of our coursework. After completing our online degree programs, graduates will enter the world ready to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal.

We incorporate our Christian mission into all of our coursework. After completing our online degree programs, graduates will enter the world ready to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal.

Calvin University’s online programs are designed to equip students to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal. Christian values are expressed through the curriculum of each online degree program.

Calvin University was founded in 1876 on Reformed Christian principles and ethics. Today, its liberal arts curriculum utilizes a Christian perspective, but students of all religious backgrounds and cultures are welcome to Calvin’s outstanding educational opportunities.

Calvin University was originally founded in 1876 on Christian principles and ethics. Today, its liberal arts curriculum utilizes a Christian perspective, but students of all religious backgrounds and cultures are welcome to Calvin’s outstanding educational opportunities.

Calvin University was originally founded in 1876 on Christian principles and ethics. Today, we utilize a Christian perspective, but students of all religious backgrounds and cultures are welcome to experience Calvin’s outstanding educational opportunities. Read more about Calvin University’s mission and values.

Calvin University was originally founded in 1876 on Christian principles and ethics. Today, its liberal arts curriculum utilizes a Christian perspective, but students of all religious backgrounds and cultures are welcome to Calvin’s outstanding educational opportunities.

We incorporate our Christian mission into all of our coursework. After completing our online degree programs, graduates will enter the world ready to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal.

We incorporate our Christian mission into all of our coursework. After completing our online degree programs, graduates will enter the world ready to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal.

We incorporate our Christian mission into all of our coursework. After completing our online degree programs, graduates will enter the world ready to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal.

Our program is taught through a Christian perspective with a focus on community, service, and justice. All our faculty are committed Christians with a faith perspective who place emphasis on practical experience while equipping you to lead your learning community through justice and service. With rigorous academic study and intentional Christian community, students learn to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly. Learn more about our mission here.

The online program must be completed within seven years.

You can take as long as 3 years to complete the program if needed.

Students have a maximum of six years to complete the program.

Most students complete the MPA in less than three years. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

While most students complete the Master of Public Health online degree within 18 months, you may take up to 4 years to complete the degree.

Most students complete the MPA certificate in approximately one year. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

Most students complete the MPA certificate in approximately one year. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

Most students complete the MPA with a concentration in less than two years. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

Most students complete the MPA with a concentration in two to three years. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

Most students complete the MPA with a concentration in two to three years. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

Most students complete the MPA with a concentration in less than two years. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 1-855-474-8346.

The online MDS program is designed for working professionals with busy lives, so if something interrupts your normal course of study, you don’t have to worry about losing the courses you’ve completed. You can learn at your own pace to complete the degree, if needed. To see the curriculum, view our courses page here.

While most students complete the online Master’s in Exercise Science program within one year, you may take up to 2 years to complete the degree.

While most students complete the online Master’s in Geographic Information Science program within 24 months, you may take up to 4 years to complete the degree.

You can take up to four years to finish your certificate. To review the curriculum, visit our courses page.

While most students can complete the online MBA in 1-2 years, you may take up to 4 years to complete the degree.

This program became available online in the spring of 2022.

The MPA is new, the first online start is scheduled for fall 2023.

This program is available online for the first time in Fall 2021.

The online MDS program is new to Calvin University and is being offered for the first time in Fall 2023.

This program will be available online for the first time in Fall 2021.

This program will be available online for the first time in Fall 2021.

The MBA has been offered since Fall 2021.

Calvin University will begin offering online MBA certificates in the spring of 2022.

Clinical hours are not required for this program, but the externship course required 64 practical experience hours.

There are no clinical hours required.

This program requires 400 clinical hours, which is enough for graduates to begin their clinical fellowship to pursue professional certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

This program includes six courses for a total of 24 credits.

The program includes 21 courses.

The online Master of Public Health program requires the completion of 14 courses. The MPH coursework includes 8 core courses, 3–4 concentration-specific courses, and 3 elective courses.

Each MPA certificate program has five courses. View the courses.

You’ll complete five courses to finish the MPA certificate. View the courses.

You’ll complete up to 12 courses to earn the Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration degree. View the courses.

You’ll complete three courses to finish the Nonprofit Administration and Community Engagement concentration. View the courses.

You will typically complete 14 courses for a total of 35 hours to earn the online MDS degree. Students can count up to 8 hours of qualifying previous coursework towards this total.

This program requires the completion of 10 courses total, including seven core courses and three concentration-specific courses. Visit the program’s curriculum page to learn more.

This program consists of 7 courses.

You’ll complete 3 or 4 courses, depending on the certificate option you choose. The Organizational Leadership certificate include 4 courses, while the Nonprofit Management and Business Analytics certificates include 3 courses. Review the curriculum here.

The online MBA program requires the completion of 12 courses, including those required for your chosen concentration. Concentrations are optional. Learn more about the curriculum for this program here.

You’ll complete four courses to finish the Organizational Leadership concentration. View the courses.

You’ll complete three courses to finish the Spatial Analysis concentration. View the courses.

You’ll complete three courses to finish the State and Local Government Administration concentration. View the courses.

You’ll complete 24 credits to finish your certificate. We may accept up to 3 transfer credits from previous academic experience.

You’ll complete 36 credits to earn the Master of Public Administration. Review our curriculum.

This program requires the completion of 42–43 credit hours, depending on the concentration you choose. Learn more about the curriculum for this program here.

Credits differ by certificate. You’ll complete 16 credits to earn the Public Administration Certificate and 14 to earn the Nonprofit Administration Certificate. Review our curriculums .

You’ll complete 14 – 16 credits to finish the certificate and 36 credit hours total to earn your full MPA. Review our curriculum.

You’ll complete 12 credits to finish the concentration in Nonprofit Administration and Community Engagement and 36 credit hours total to earn your MPA. Review our curriculum.

The program includes 72 credit hours.

You’ll complete 35 credits to earn the online MDS degree. You can review courses here.

This program requires the completion of 30 total credits.

This program requires the completion of 30 total credits.

You’ll complete 9–12 credits, depending on the certificate option you choose. The Organizational Leadership certificate include 12 credits, while the Nonprofit Management and Business Analytics certificates include 9 credits. Review the curriculum here.

This program requires the completion of 36 total credit hours, including the courses required for your chosen concentration. Concentrations are optional. Learn more about the curriculum for this program here.

You’ll complete 12 credits to finish the concentration in Organizational Leadership and 36 credit hours total to earn your MPA. Review our curriculum.

You’ll complete 12 credits to finish the concentration in Spatial Analysis and 36 credit hours total to earn your MPA. Review our curriculum.

You’ll complete 12 credits to finish the concentration in State and Local Government Administration and 36 credit hours total to earn your MPA. Review our curriculum.

Up to three credits may be transferred and applied towards the Certificate in Speech and Hearing Foundations.

Up to 9 credits, contact an admissions counselor for more information.

To learn about our credit transfer policy, please call us at 616-526-6000.

Up to eight credits may be transferred and applied towards the online MDS program. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

This program accepts transfer credit with program director approval. The number of credits you may be eligible to transfer depends on your previously completed coursework.

Transfer credits will be evaluated by the program director on a case-by-case basis.

You may transfer up to 6 credits.

No field hours are required to complete the MPA. For more information on our curriculum, visit our courses page.

The MPH requires a minimum of 120 hours internship/practicum hours (PUBH 580). The program works with students to find appropriate internship placements. 

No field hours are required to complete the MPA certificates. For more information on our curriculum, visit our courses page.

No field hours are required to complete the MPA certificate. For more information on our curriculum, visit our courses page.

No field hours are required to complete the MPA concentrations. For more information on our curriculum, visit our courses page.

This program does not require field hours.

Field hours are not required for this program.

No field hours are required to complete the MPA concentrations. For more information on our curriculum, visit our courses page.

No field hours are required to complete the MPA concentrations. For more information on our curriculum, visit our courses page.

No field hours are required to complete the MPA concentrations. For more information on our curriculum, visit our courses page.

Number of students will vary by class. We typically have a low student to teacher ratio.

Yes. Our online degree programs are as rigorous and content-rich as our on-campus programs. They are taught by expert faculty committed to your goals and education. Your Calvin University diploma will be the same as an on-campus student’s diploma and will not list modality.

Calvin University is accredited by the HLC accreditation.

While there is currently no programmatic accreditation for this program, Calvin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

This program is only available online. This format allows you to study on your schedule in the times and locations that are best for you.

No. The GMAT and GRE not required for the M.Ed program.

There is no requirement to come to campus in person. This program includes online coursework and in-person clinical practicums. Calvin will work hard to find an externship location that is within a 60-mile radius of where the student is staying, but this is NOT guaranteed.[BK1] 

The MPA program is only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations best for you throughout the entire program without any requirements to come to campus.

The MPA is seeking accreditation through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Not yet. Calvin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Master of Public Health online program will apply for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

No. The online Master of Public Health program is not offered in a blended or hybrid format.

Calvin’s Master of Data Science is officially a Master of Science degree.

The MPA is seeking accreditation through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The MPA program is only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations best for you throughout the entire program without any requirements to come to campus.

The MPA is seeking accreditation through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The MPA is seeking accreditation through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The MPA is seeking accreditation through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The MPA is seeking accreditation through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The MPA concentrations are only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations best for you throughout the entire program without any requirements to come to campus.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in speech-language pathology (residential and distance education) at Calvin University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
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Council on Academic Accreditation Compliance Questions

Persons may contact the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) with complaints related to our program’s compliance with standards and regulations. The Complaint Procedure against Graduate Education Programs is located at http://caa.asha.org/programs/complaints/.

Complaints against a program must be filed in writing using the CAA’s official Complaint Form. The complaint form must be signed and submitted with any relevant appendices via U.S. mail, overnight courier, or hand delivery—not via e-mail or as a facsimile—to:

Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850

Calvin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The MDS program is only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations that are best for you throughout your entire program without a requirement of ever coming to campus.

Calvin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Calvin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In addition, the curriculum for the online Master’s in Geographic Information Science is based on the industry-standard University Consortium for Geographic Information Science GIS&T Body of Knowledge.

No, this program is not available in a blended or hybrid format.

Calvin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

No. This program is not available in a blended or hybrid format.

The MPA program is only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations best for you throughout the entire program without any requirements to come to campus.

The MPA program is only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations best for you throughout the entire program without any requirements to come to campus.

The MPA concentrations are only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations best for you throughout the entire program without any requirements to come to campus.

This program is fully online with a practicum that can be completed at your place of employment, if applicable. Explore the benefits of online learning.

Our program can be completed at a full-time or part-time pace.

There is no residency component. There is a required practicum for the inclusion specialist concentration and an optional practicum if seeking state endorsement with the literacy concentration. This practicum can be completed at your place of employment, if applicable.

Yes. The Master of Education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Accreditation documents from these agencies are available for review by request in the Office of the Provost.

The Master of Education program is also approved by the Higher Learning Commission to be offered at our campus. We are currently seeking approval to offer the entire program online, however, the approval process has been delayed by COVID-19. We cannot guarantee that you can complete this program online until the HLC process is complete. However, accreditation will apply retroactively to graduates, even if the institution is in candidacy status at the time.

We recommend that you have some experience teaching, but it is not required. You must hold or be qualified for a teaching license.

With our affordable tuition, Calvin offers limited scholarships and grants. Find out more about tuition and aid

Calvin University requires that students earn a 3.0 overall GPA for the six courses to earn the Certificate in Speech and Hearing Foundations.

To be accepted, you must submit:

– A completed application
– Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
– Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic coursework that demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
– Two letters of professional recommendation
– A professional essay detailing the applicant’s professional goals
– Documented teacher certification or eligibility for teacher certification

Find out more about admission requirements.

Admission requirements differ by program. Please request information about your area of interest.

The requirements for the online programs include:

Explore admissions requirements in detail.

In addition to a completed application, you’ll need transcripts of all prior education, a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, an essay about your professional goals, and a resume.

In addition to a completed online application, you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework in speech pathology and audiology, or a degree in a related discipline
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Official copies of transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing samples (specific prompts)
  • A personal statement

After completing an online MBA certificate program, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of management-level roles. Depending on your chosen certificate, possible career paths include human resources manager, administrative services manager, marketing manager, sales manager, fundraising manager, business analyst, data analyst, and more. Learn more on our careers page.

The admission requirements for this program include a complete or in-progress bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, a completed online application, and official transcripts.

This program does not require a GMAT or GRE score for admission.

Admission to this program does not require a GMAT or GRE score.

This program does not require a GMAT or GRE score for admission.

This program does not require a GMAT or GRE score for admission unless GPA is below 3.0.

The requirements for the online program include:

Explore admissions requirements in detail.

To apply for admission to this program, you must:

  • Submit official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a CV or resume
  • Complete and submit the online application form

Get started on your online application.

The requirements for the online MDS program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement detailing the applicant’s professional goals
  • Program prerequisites (some of which may be completed after beginning the Data Science program): Introductory Statistics, Introductory Programming, Introductory Calculus. Contact us if you have questions about whether you have met the prerequisites, especially if these courses are not identifiable on your transcript, or for information about how to complete them as you begin the program.

You can learn more about our admission requirements here.

To apply for admission to this program, you must:

  • Submit official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in allied health, exercise science, health promotion, psychology, sports management, or related wellness area with a 2.8 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Submit a personal statement
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Complete and submit the online application form

Get started on your online application.

To apply for admission to this program, you must:

  • Submit official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the last two years of an undergraduate program
  • Submit a personal statement
  • Complete and submit the online application form

Get started on your online application.

To apply for admission to this program, you must:

  • Submit official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. If GPA is below 3.0, GRE/GMAT scores are required.
  • A statement of purpose.
  • Complete and submit the online application form

Get started on your online application.

We offer six start dates throughout the year. Explore when to apply.

The upcoming start dates for the online Master of Public Health program include Aug. 30, 2021 and Jan. 10, 2022.

The next start date for this program is August 22.

Upcoming start dates for this program include August 30, 2021 and January 10, 2022.

Calvin University offers six start dates per year. The application deadline for each varies. Start your application today, or call us for more information at 616-200-4403.

You can start the online MBA program at six different start dates throughout the year, flexible to meet your needs.

As a graduate of the online MPH program, you’ll be qualified for a variety of in-demand positions, including epidemiologist, medical scientist, clinical research coordinator, community educator, policy developer, and more. Visit the program’s career outlook page to learn more about the career opportunities that await you after graduation.

Once you complete the online Master’s in Exercise Science, you’ll have the credential to pursue positions such as exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, athlete manager, athletic facilities director, and more, depending on your chosen concetration. Visit the program’s careers page to learn more about career outcomes.

Once you complete the online Master’s in Geographic Information Science, you’ll have the credential to pursue positions such as geographer, geoscientist, geospatial data scientist, cartographer, and more.

Once you complete the online MBA program, you’ll be qualified for a variety of in-demand leadership careers, including roles such as top executive, fundraising manager, administrative services manager, marketing manager, and more. Visit this program’s career outcomes page to learn more about the professional opportunities that await you.

An earned bachelor’s degree (in any field) or currently working on a bachelor’s degree. Students may also register as a guest student to take one or more of these courses, but cannot earn a certificate as a guest student.

You’ll need a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

You’ll need a GPA of 3.0 to be admitted to the program. Explore other admissions requirements.

You must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate 3.0 GPA.

You’ll need a GPA of 3.0 to be admitted to the program. Explore other admissions requirements.

You’ll need a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply to the program. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

You must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate 2.8 GPA to be admitted into this program.

You must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate 3.0 GPA for the last two years of your bachelor’s degree.

You must have a 3.0 GPA to be considered for admission. If GPA is below 3.0, GRE/GMAT scores are required.

We are proud to say that graduates of our program have had a 100% pass rate on the national PRAXIS exam since 2012. PRAXIS review sessions are included in one of our final-year clinical practicum courses.

Cost per credit hour is $585. Total tuition ranges from $17,550 to $18,720. Read more about tuition and fees.

Tuition for the online Master of Public Health program is $660 per credit.

Tuition for the online Master’s in Exercise Science is $660 per credit hour.

Tuition for the online Master’s in Geographic Information Science program is $660 per credit.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. Depending on the certificate option you choose, you’ll need to complete 9–12 credit hours for a total tuition of $5,940–$7,920. You can review all tuition costs here.

Tuition for the online MBA program is $660 per credit hour. Learn more about tuition for this program here.

The cost per credit varies by program. Please visit your program of interest to learn more.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. You’ll need 16 credits to earn the Public Administration Certificate and 14 to earn the Nonprofit Administration Certificate. Review our tuition page for more information.

Cost per credit hour is $625 for the 2022–2023 academic year. Total tuition is $15,000. Read more about tuition and fees.

The program costs $920 per credit hour.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 35 credits for a total tuition of $23,100. You can review all tuition costs here.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 36 credit hours for a total tuition of $23,760. Review all tuition costs.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. To complete the MPA certificate, you’ll need 14 – 16 credit hours for a total tuition of $9,240 – $10,560. Review our tuition page for more information.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. To complete the MPA, you’ll need 36 credit hours for a total tuition of $23,760. Your concentration will fulfill 12 of these credit hours. Review our tuition page for more information.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. To complete the MPA, you’ll need 36 credit hours for a total tuition of $23,760. Your concentration will fulfill 12 of these credit hours. Review our tuition page for more information.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. To complete the MPA, you’ll need 36 credit hours for a total tuition of $23,760. Your concentration will fulfill 12 of these credit hours. Review our tuition page for more information.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. To complete the MPA, you’ll need 36 credit hours for a total tuition of $23,760. Your concentration will fulfill 12 of these credit hours. Review our tuition page for more information.

Calvin University requires that students earn a 3.0 overall GPA for the six courses to earn the Certificate in Speech and Hearing Foundations. You can start your application now.

Total tuition varies by program. Please explore your program of interest for more information on tuition.

The total estimated tuition for the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology is $66,240.

The total tuition for the online Master of Public Health program is $27,720–$28,380.

Tuition for the online MDS program is $23,100. You need to complete 35 credits at $660 each. You can review all tuition costs here.

Tuition for the MPA degree is $23,760. You need to complete 36 at $660 per credit hour. Review all tuition costs.

The total tuition for the online Master’s in Exercise Science program is $19,800.

The total tuition for this program is $19,800.

Tuition for the online MBA certificates is $5,940–$7,920. Students complete 9–12 credit hours at $660 per credit hour. You can review all tuition costs here.

The total tuition for the online MBA program is $23,760. Learn more about tuition for this program here.

Those who hold a Public Administration or Nonprofit Administration Certificate often pursue career titles such as social and community service manager, urban and regional planner, and administrative services manager. Learn more about your career options.

Those who hold an MPA with a Nonprofit Administration and Community Engagement concentration may pursue career titles such as grants coordinator, director of advancement, and development manager. Learn more about the Nonprofit Administration and Community Engagement concentration.

Those who hold an MPA with a Spatial Analysis concentration may pursue career titles such as Urban and Regional Planner, Public Works Director, and Public Policy Analyst. Learn more about the Spatial Analysis concentration.

Those who hold an MPA with a Organizational Leadership concentration may pursue career titles such as Executive Director, Operations Manager, and Program Manager. Learn more about the Organizational Leadership concentration.

Those who hold an MPA with a State and Local Government Administration concentration may pursue career titles such as city manager, public works director, and social and community service manager. Learn more about the State and Local Government Administration concentration.

Those who hold an MPA may pursue career titles such as Social and Community Service Manager and Urban and Regional Manager and more. Learn more about the career potential for students of the Nonprofit Administration certificate.

Graduates of this program are prepared to pursue master’s studies in speech-language pathology, which will provide the entry-level education needed to practice in the field. Speech-language pathologists earn an average of $80,480 per year and can expect job growth of 29% through 2030.

Those who hold a Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration often pursue career titles such as city manager, public works director, and grants coordinator. Learn more about your career options.

Those who hold a Master of Data Science often pursue career titles such as data scientist and data analyst. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for data scientists in 2021 was $100,910. Learn more about your career options by visiting our career’s page here.

Calvin’s Center for Student Success has a disability services office that provides assistance to students with visual impairments, learning disabilities, mobility impairments, hearing impairments, chronic health conditions (including allergies), psychological disabilities, and temporary disabilities.

Our faculty are available through virtual office hours.  Find out more about online student life.

*Conditions may vary for the online Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology program.

We encourage networking even after you graduate. Our career center staff are eager to connect you with Calvin students and graduates seeking networking contacts.

At Calvin University, we welcome transfer students to our community. Please contact our admissions counselors at 616-200-4403 to discuss your situation and learn more about our transfer policy.

Our online degree programs are flexible but rigorous. Find out more about being an online student at Calvin University.

Calvin offers classes starting at three times during the year. See the academic calendar at https://calvin.edu/academics/calendar/. Your application to the certificate program must be completed at least one week prior to starting your first course. Contact us at 616-200-4403 if you have questions about which courses are being offered and their start dates. varies. Start your application today.

The MPA has six intakes per year, and application deadlines differ. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 616-344-5631.

The MPA certificate programs have six intakes per year, and application deadlines differ. For more information, contact an admissions counselor or call 616-200-4403.

The application deadline is May 15 (Fall term).

Calvin University offers six start dates per year. The application deadline for each varies. Start your application today, or call us for more information at 616-200-4403.

We offer multiple start dates throughout the year which varies by program.

Yes. Please refer to the phone numbers below. Our support team is also here to help you with all your technical needs. 

Our degree program provides the speech pathology coursework and clinical hours needed to become a certified Speech Pathologist through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This certification allows you to seek licensure in your state; however, we suggest you check with your state’s licensing requirements.

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