Missouri Baptist University Launches Four Online Programs

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St. Louis' Evangelical Christian University Begins Offering Online Programs in Education, Business, Counseling and Sport Management

Dr. Carol Austin, professor of education at Missouri Baptist University, chats with a student via Skype about online academic programs.

Dr. Carol Austin, professor of education at Missouri Baptist University, chats with a student via Skype about online academic programs.

We have long had a conviction to meet students where they are. The goal of these new online programs is to better facilitate learning for all students, no matter where they live.

Missouri Baptist University will unveil three graduate programs and an undergraduate degree entirely online beginning next fall.

The University will offer students the option to complete the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC), the Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction and the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management completely online. Tuition for MBU's online programs is historically among the lowest in the St. Louis area.

Building on an already successful distance-learning program, the move is certain to provide students increased flexibility to pursue a degree while not sacrificing academic integrity.

"We have long had a conviction to meet students where they are," said Dr. Arlen Dykstra, MBU's provost and vice president of academic affairs. "The goal of these new online programs is to better facilitate learning for all students, no matter where they live or how busy they might be."

Currently, MBU offers nearly 100 courses online, in addition to the Master of Sport Management and Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction programs, which are both offered entirely online.

The University employs learning management company Blackboard to act as a University-wide platform for online learning. The platform can be accessed anywhere and at any time, so long as a student is able to connect to the Internet via a computer or smart phone.

For more information about the University's online programs, go to http://www.mobap.edu/online or call (314) 434-1115.

With more than 5,000 students, Missouri Baptist University is St. Louis’ Christ-centered university. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at nine regional learning centers in throughout St. Louis and in Southern Illinois and online. For more information, go to http://www.mobap.edu or call 1- 877-434-1115.

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