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Online Associate Degree in General Studies

Lay the Foundation for Professional Success

The 100% online associate degree in general studies from Methodist University will prepare you to adopt an innovative set of professional tools to advance your career. Through a curriculum based on the liberal arts model, you’ll develop a foundation to find personal, professional, and civic success. As a result, you will be equipped to engage with skills vital for success in the 21st-century job market.

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $400
  • Credit Hours 62

Program Benefits

  • SACSCOC-accredited
  • Part- and full-time options
  • 100% online

Real-World Skills for Tomorrow’s Economy

Methodist University’s 100% online associate degree in general studies is structured to give you a platform to advance your career. Designed for students to develop specific competencies, you can expect to gain skills in computer technology, critical thinking, information literacy, written and oral communication, and quantitative reasoning. Gain the necessary skills to enter the job market confidently, locate promotion opportunities, or advance your academic profile by continuing with a bachelor’s degree.

Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the program gives you the opportunity to approach different disciplines to choose which path suits your professional and personal interests. Students can graduate from the program in as little as two years.

Career Outlook: Gain the Skills to Advance Your Professional Profile

The wide-ranging applications of the online associate of art degree in general studies provide the opportunity to chart your own professional future across an array of industries. There are 1,673,600 bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerk positions as of 2019, and those in the position can expect to earn an average salary of $41,230.1

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Curriculum: Practical Skills for a Modernizing Economy

The curriculum of the online associate degree in general studies focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to best prepare you for professional, personal, and academic growth. Gain skills in computer technology, critical thinking, and communication through a wide-ranging curriculum that encompasses mathematics, humanities, natural and social sciences, wellness, and fine arts.

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Program Outcomes

In this program, you will learn to:

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the 100% online Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies from Methodist University, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The online general studies associate’s degree costs $400 per semester hour and has 62 total semester hours. Learn more about the affordability and value of your education at Methodist University. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, visit our Military Support page.

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Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Financial Aid

You can earn a high-quality education from a private institution without worrying about the cost. As a Yellow Ribbon school and a university where 97% of students qualify for financial aid, Methodist is committed to affordability.

Learn more about federal student loans and grants, military benefits, and scholarship opportunities. We’re proud to make your goals as affordable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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You can complete the program in as few as two years.

The online AA in General Studies is available in both part-time and full-time options. Call 910-212-4956 to speak with a knowledgeable counselor dedicated to personalizing your enrollment experience.

With more than 97% of students receiving significant financial aid, very few pay the full “sticker price” tuition fee of $24,800, making the value of an MU degree unmatched. The estimated $24,800 does not include fees or other costs you may incur. A variety of scholarships are available for Methodist University’s online programs.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

Yes, the online degree is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

To gain admission into the program, you must provide:

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There are a total of 62 semester hours.

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