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Online Degrees at Aurora University

Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We offer the wide range of programs of a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our award-winning faculty members are accessible, and our academic and support programs are designed to help you succeed.

When you choose an online program at Aurora University, you can take advantage of:

» Experienced faculty

» A tradition of values-based education

» Convenience and flexibility

Bachelor Degree Programs

» Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

» Bachelor of Arts in Business Management

» Bachelor of Arts in Communication

» Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

» Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

» Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

» Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

» Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate Programs

» Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with Principal Endorsement

» Master of Business Administration

» Master of Digital Marketing and Design

» Master of Public Administration

» Master of Science in Exercise Science

» Master of Social Work

» MSW/MPA Dual Option

» MSW/MBA Dual Option

Doctoral Degree

» Doctor of Education

Endorsement Courses

» Leadership in Educational Administration: Superintendent Endorsement (EdD)

» MSW School Social Work PEL Endorsement

Open Educational Resources.

Experience Textbook-Free Online Education

Instructors in our programs use Open Educational Resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students. Aurora University's use of OER gives students the opportunity to experience a better, more unique learning environment.

Your Education is More Affordable Than Ever

Because AU Online uses OER in some programs, you will benefit from significant savings on textbook costs. The OER library and network allow you to access your learning materials with reduced textbooks costs.

Customized Learning with Unlimited Access

Our commitment to providing OER ensures that you will receive the best academic experience possible. The use of OER empowers our expert faculty to select the latest resources for enhanced coursework, creating a customizable experience. With AU Online and OER, you can be confident you are gaining the skills to succeed in your chosen career.


Aurora University is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements initiative.

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).

Academic Excellence

Aurora University Online has a strong tradition of serving students with a quality education that is rooted in the foundational principles of academic excellence. Faculty members are experienced in their field of study and are accessible to online students for support. Our degree programs are designed around quality curriculum to help you succeed in your career.

Accessible and Convenient

Higher education is now more accessible with Aurora University Online. Earn your degree and benefit from our convenient and flexible learning platform that puts a degree at your fingertips.

Affordable Learning

Aurora University Online strives to make college affordable for our students. Financial aid is available for qualifying students and can help reduce and limit the out-of-pocket expenses associated with a college degree. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA before enrolling in an online degree program to assess your eligibility for financial aid.