Application to any of our graduate degrees is open to individuals with any undergraduate major from a regionally accredited institution.
Admission, enrollment, and all other services can be completed entirely online. Your advisor is available to you by phone or e-mail to help you achieve your educational goals with Southwestern College. Please see the program information for your major for specific details.
Yes, Southwestern College and the Professional Studies’ programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.www.ncahlc.org phone (312) 263-0456.
Degree programs and licenses in Education are regionally-accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Kansas Department of Education.
Our RN-BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washintgon DC 20036 phone 202-887-6791 www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
That depends on you. Most of Southwestern College Professional Studies’ graduate classes are six weeks long. If you take one course each session, you can complete your degree in a little over 2 years. Check out each graduate degree page for specifics.
No. Unlike some graduate programs, Southwestern College Professional Studies’ graduate programs are designed to be flexible. Most of the time you will be able to sit out a session and re-enter when you’re ready.
Yes, $40 Graduate application fee, view all fees at http://ps.sckans.edu/tuition-and-fees
The tuition rates for the graduate programs vary. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page for current tuition rates.
At Southwestern College, financial aid is available for those who qualify.
The average amount of aid awarded for graduate Professional Studies learners who have applied for Federal financial aid is $12,743 per year, based on the 2013-2014 award year. For more information on financial aid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate learners are limited to one graduate class per six-week session. If you would like to take an “overload” then you must contact your Academic Success Coach to request approval. The Director of Learner Support and Academic Success reviews all class overload requests.
Southwestern College offers two avenues for enrolling in classes. You may see your advisor or you may enroll online through Self Service.
Learners should verify with their advisor to ensure they are done with all their course and graduation requirements. To receive your degree, each learner must submit an application for degree in advance of the deadline to their advisor. Degrees are conferred 3 times per year, May, August, and December with commencement ceremonies in May. Learners may or may not participate in Commencement at their discretion.
Below is a breakdown of what makes up an academic year, each semester, and then where sessions fall into that.
In 2013, we had just over 1,000 learners take online courses with us.
At Southwestern College, you can feel free to discuss and explore religious questions while you are taking classes with us. We offer courses that allow you to explore the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, other denominatons and the Christian faith. We also offer courses in additional world religions. Degrees and certificates in religious studies such as the bachelor's degree in Pastotal Studies and Youth Ministry and the master's degree in Specialized Ministries and Theological Studies are offered through Southwestern College.