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Community Partnerships

Building Community Value With Education

Methodist University is empowering our community with education. Through our Community Partnerships program, we’re helping make higher education available to professionals who want to advance their careers and secure their futures with a degree. We’re working with local colleges and companies to offer their graduates and employees the opportunity to save thousands of dollars on tuition in discounts or scholarships – making it easier and more affordable to earn your degree now.

Our online programs allow you to earn your degree through 100% online coursework while keeping up with your current commitments at work and at home. They’re available in full- and part-time formats and start multiple times throughout the year. The personal academic advising and success coaching MU provides will help you make the most of your degree.

Methodist University Makes it Easier to Advance

Advancing your education can open the door to career advancement. Methodist University empowers you to move forward now with your education and career goals. At Methodist University, you can:

Earn a top-tier degree

Study when and where it’s best for you

Advance your career quickly

Have the full support of academic services

Take advantage of our generous transfer-credit policy

Learn real-world skills to use immediately at work

Company Partnership Benefits

Methodist University is working hand in hand with select organizations to make sure you can advance your education, and your career, in an affordable, timely manner. You could be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction* on our online programs, and you won’t pay an application fee.

Be sure to ask your employer about their tuition reimbursement plan as another way to add to your savings. Our partners tell us all the time this is an underutilized benefit they wish more employees would take advantage of.

We partner with a variety of different companies — contact us to see if yours is one of them.

Community College Partnership Benefits

Methodist University recognizes how hard you’ve worked to get ahead and earn the college credits you have. We want to make sure you receive full credit for your efforts. You could be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship* toward one of our online programs, and you won’t pay an application fee.

Earning your undergraduate degree is the fastest way to build the skills and relationships you need to advance your career and count on lifelong opportunities — the best time to complete your degree is now.

We partner with over 50 colleges throughout North Carolina — contact us to see if yours is one of them.

Which MU Program is Right For You?

With popular undergraduate and graduate programs available in full- and part-time formats, multiple dates throughout the year to begin your program, and our generous transfer credit policy, you can get started now.

Bachelor of Social Work

Learn how to help support vulnerable and disenfranchised communities.

BS in Advanced Paramedicine

Gain the skills to demonstrate advanced proficiency and become an inclusive patient advocate in clinical paramedicine.

BS in Exercise & Sport Science

In the online BS in Exercise & Sport Science, you’ll build the skills essential to professional success through immersive learning and practical application.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Gain essential skills to practice ethical leadership, facilitate collaboration, and shape your executive leadership style in this program designed for the next generation of nurse leaders.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Expand your nursing skills and prepare to teach in a variety of academic settings as a clinical or undergraduate classroom instructor.

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Build a foundation in clinical mental health counseling through exploration of the most effective techniques, theories, and skills for successful practitioners.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Gain a social science perspective on criminal justice and develop the skills you need to advance your career.

MEd in Educational Leadership: Instructional Technology

Develop skills in evaluation, research, and leadership as you explore current issues and trends in education. Gain a strong pedagogy for using instructional technology to improve assessment, differentiation, engagement, and more.

Minor in Accounting

Expand your business expertise with applicable knowledge in accounting and explore professional accounting career paths.

Minor in Business Administration

Build core leadership skills and advance in administrative and management careers in almost any industry.

Minor in Computer Information Technology

Gain applicable skills in a career field that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will grow 11% from 2019 to 2029 — nearly three times the rate for all occupations.

Minor in Criminal Justice

Acquire the competencies needed to excel in the challenging yet rewarding field of criminal justice.

Minor in Health Care Administration

Become a leader in this industry by learning about how health care facilities are managed and administered.

Minor in Marketing

Develop the skills and insights you need for a future in market research, product design, sales management, and digital marketing in your industry of choice.

Minor in Psychology

Build on your previously earned credits by studying human thought processes and behaviors.

Minor in Social Work

Our CSWE-accredited social work program features curriculum that will teach you how to apply critical thinking skills that allow you to successfully work with people in any profession/career path you may pursue.

AA in General Studies

Discover how to turn your talents into a meaningful, satisfying professional future.

BA in Professional Leadership and Ethics

Gain the leadership and ethical reasoning skills necessary in a wide array of industries.

BS/BAS in Accounting

Develop the financial and analytical skills to help organizations save money and grow their business.

BS/BAS in Accounting: Health Care Administration

Develop the financial and analytical skills to help organizations save money and grow their business.

BS/BAS in Business Administration

Sharpen your skills to start or advance your career in virtually any business field.

BS/BAS in Business Administration: Health Care Administration

Focus on the business side of health care with Methodist University’s 100% online Health Care Administration concentration.

BS in Computer Information Technology

Choose from two career-focused concentrations and gain the technical and analytical skills needed to succeed at the intersection of business and IT.

BS in Computer Information Technology: Business Information Systems

Prepare for career success with a program that combines computer and business skills to create useful applications and solve real-world problems.

BS in Computer Information Technology: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Prepare to meet the demands of today’s tech employers with career-ready skills for configuring operating systems and developing remote access solutions.

BS in Criminal Justice

Start or advance your career in law enforcement, corrections, and other areas of criminal justice with 100% online coursework completed at your pace.

BS in Health Care Administration

The online BS in Health Care Administration is designed to equip you with managerial skills to secure leadership positions across an array of health care settings.

BS in Marketing

Gain management-caliber knowledge of market research, consumer behavior, and emerging marketing technologies in this 100% online accredited program.

BS in Marketing: Health Care Administration

Prepare to oversee a health care system’s business and administrative operations in MU’s 100% online, ACBSP-accredited program.

BS in Psychology

Start or advance your career of impacting lives through work in substance abuse, counseling, business, and more by studying 100% online coursework at your own pace.

BS in Psychology: Counseling/Clinical Psychology

Learn how to help people face life issues or psychological disorders.

BS in Psychology: Human Performance Psychology

Learn how to help design products or enhance organizations.

Health Care Administration Certificate

Prepare to manage, lead, and improve a changing health care system.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earn one of the most valued degrees and become a leader or expert in your chosen business field.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Develop the skills needed for senior- and executive-level positions in a growing, lucrative field.

Master of Science in Nursing: Administrative Leadership

Gain advanced nursing knowledge and skillsets to prepare for management and leadership positions in health care and academic contexts.

Post Baccalaureate Teacher Residency Licensure Certificate

Enter the field of K–12 teaching in North Carolina, choose from seven concentration options, and complete all state-required licensure exams to graduate as a qualified educator.


Build on previous learning and nursing experience to push your career to the next level.

Admission Requirements

Your acceptance to a program at Methodist University is about more than prior academic experience. As you review admission requirements for your program, please keep in mind we review your application packet in its entirety. We’ll look at your perceived character, level of curiosity, willingness to learn, and work history.

If you’re active-duty military, a veteran, or a member of law enforcement, be sure to ask about receiving credit for your military or law enforcement experience.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

At Methodist University, we’re proud to make your education as affordable as possible — 97% of students receive financial aid in some form.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, use our tuition calculator, and get FAFSA information when you visit our tuition and financial aid page.

*The tuition discounts for our corporate and community college partnerships apply only to Methodist online programs and cannot be combined with any other tuition discounts or institutional scholarships. This discount is for tuition only and does not apply to any associated fees. The tuition discount availability and/or amount may vary by online program. To confirm tuition discount and program details, please consult an enrollment counselor at Information presented may be revised without notice.