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Profile of Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) was founded in 1907 to provide education with a Christian foundation. Its campus is located in the historic village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, about 50 minutes south of Chicago's downtown loop. ONU today offers two Master of Education degree options achievable online in a flexible distance-delivery format. Both of these graduate degree programs offer an integrated curriculum featuring interactive multimedia components and a dynamic distance-learning classroom environment.

Points of Distinction

  • Affordable tuition plans to fit most budgets
  • Nationally recognized degree can be earned completely online
  • Graduation in less than two years
  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Course Topics

ONU offers two online graduate degree programs: Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and Master of Arts in Education (School Improvement Leadership). The Curriculum and Instruction degree is geared towards the classroom teacher looking to update his/her skills with the latest theories and practices. The School Leadership degree is designed to prepare educators for administrative certification and administrative leadership roles.

Olivet Nazarene University Admissions

Admission to ONU is a straightforward process. Applicants can contact the admissions department online via the university's website.

Olivet Nazarene University Faculty Quality

Faculty members are some of the nation's leading scholars and practitioners. Instructors are experts in the field of education with knowledge of up-to-date theories and practices.

Olivet Nazarene University Student Enrolment

The typical ONU online student is a practicing educator looking to further his/her teaching skills with the latest theories and practices or prepare for administrative certification. ONU on-campus students represent more than 40 states and 20 countries.

Olivet Nazarene University Student Life

Online students are afforded access to dynamic multimedia components in an integrated curriculum. They view DVDs that speak directly to their course of study and work closely with fellow teachers on real-life school challenges through an online cohort group. offers graduate degrees in education. Programs offered online. Graduate degrees offered online.

Contacting Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching589curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, reading teaching, physical education teaching, teacher ed, music teaching, science teaching, . . .
Business and Management233business, business management, business administration, marketing, organizational behavior, accounting, management science, fashion merchandising, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine98registered nursing
Liberal Arts58English, political science, social services, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, economics, sociology, Biblical languages, . . .
Religion and Philosophy55religion, youth ministry, religious education, philosophy and religious studies, theological and ministerial studies, theology and religious vocations, missionary studies, theology, . . .
Family and Social Work30social work, family and consumer science, child development, public policy analysis
Science28biology, geology, chemistry, zoology, physical science courses, ecology
Therapy and Counselling27psychology, Counselling psychology
Media27mass communication, communication studies, journalism
Art Studies23art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15sports and fitness management, dietitian, exercise science, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and safety
Architecture and Planning8environmental design
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science, information science, computer engineering
office and Administration2office management
Music1music, music theory and composition, music performance
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Olivet Nazarene University

One University Avenue

Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2271

General Phone: (815) 939-5011


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