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A dedicated practitioner-based faculty

More than 85% of our faculty hold the highest degree in their fields

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Open Educational Resources

AUO utilizes digital, openly licensed resources to help reduce textbook costs.

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A tight-knit, welcoming community

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Online Degree Programs

Advance your career with an online degree from Aurora University. Learn from practitioner-based faculty members focused on helping working professionals reach their goals. Experience what it means to study in a flexible and convenient learning environment, while receiving the personal attention and support you expect of a small college.

Online Bachelor's Degree Programs

Pursue your career goals in a flexible format built around your busy life. These degree completion programs are designed for students who have relevant life experience and some previous college coursework.

Business Administration (BA) Business Management (BA) Communication (BA) Criminal Justice (BA) General Studies (BA) Healthcare Administration (BS) Online BSW Psychology (BA)

Online Master's Degree Programs

Earn a graduate degree that boosts your employment opportunities and accommodates your personal and work schedule.

Digital Marketing and Design (MS) Educational Leadership — Principal Endorsement Program (MA) Exercise Science (MS) Online Dual MSW/MBA Online Dual MSW/MPA Online MBA Online MPA Online MSW

Online Endorsements and Certifications

The ISBE-approved online Superintendent Endorsement program prepares you for excellence as a superintendent of K-12 schools and to sit for the Superintendent Endorsement exam.

Prepare for school social work practice with the online Post-MSW Professional Educator License, designed for those with a master’s degree.

Choose the online Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification to secure the requirements to pursue certification through the Illinois Certification Board. Credits and field hours from your Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification can also be incorporated into AU’s online BSW and MSW degree programs.

Online Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Online Superintendent Endorsement in Illinois Post-MSW PEL: School Social Work

Doctoral Degrees

Combine academic rigor, practical application, and research to help you become a leader in your field with an online doctoral degree.

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Our online degree programs are designed to help you succeed.

As an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning, Aurora University Online offers the wide-ranging programs of a university with the personal attention of a small college.

A few reasons to entrust your future to Aurora University Online

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Aurora University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Aurora University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
The Aurora University baccalaureate social work and master of social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).