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Join Calvin University Online

Be inspired by innovation, leadership, and artistic expression. Be challenged to respond to the world’s needs. Since 1876, Calvin has lived into Christ’s promise to make all things new. Find your place in this transformative community today.

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About Online Learning

As an online student, you play a momentous role in the Calvin University story. Online or on-campus, we offer rigorous coursework and unwavering commitment to our students. 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.

Find a Program

Calvin University offers several online master’s programs to propel your career forward through practical application and experience.

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Technology and Support

To find out more about the technology being an online student requires, visit our technology and support page.

Technology & Support

How Does Online Compare to On Campus?

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Deep Thinking
One-on-One Student Support
Learning Through Rigorous Coursework
Small Class Sizes
Access to Career Resources

Ways to Succeed as an Online Learner

  1. Have a dedicated study space. Create an environment that allows you to focus on your studies.
  2. Communicate with your support team. Reach out to your advisor and professors, as well as your peers, regularly. 
  3. Schedule study time. Even though your class schedule is flexible with online learning, it pays to set aside time to dedicate solely to your studies. 
  4. Manage your personal life. Manage all aspects of your schedule from work to family life to ensure that all of your commitments are aligned to help you meet your goals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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

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.

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