SAU Online is a group of believers – believers in God, believers in what we do and believers in YOU. We’re online learning that really works.

Our online students are a significant portion of students at Spring Arbor University, Michigan’s largest Evangelical university. By offering various programs and three degree levels, SAU Online could be the online Christian university for you.

All of the online Christian degree programs offered by SAU Online are reputable and accredited. Program concentrations include business, communication, education, nursing and spiritual formation. Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are available based on the chosen concentration. Various endorsements are also available. For more information about our Christian degrees online, click here.

Each program has been designed to keep you, the busy adult, in mind. Classes are formatted specifically for online learning and are available to be worked on when it best fits your schedule. SAU Online courses are small in size and industry professionals have been trained to teach online. Your instructors and the SAU Online staff will get to know you and support you throughout your time as a student. On top of these rewards, comes the education from a Christian worldview.

Don’t worry – you’ll finish your degree from this accredited online university, because what we do works. If you’re looking for online degrees in Michigan from accredited Christian online colleges, start the process today by filling out the form to the right for more information.

Reviews for Master's Degree in Spiritual Formation“As a busy mother of four young children and children’s ministry director, the last thing I could imagine myself doing was returning to school. Yet, I couldn’t escape the nagging sense that I was becoming a very tired servant. Often I wondered what sort of message I was sending to others with my frenetic behavior and continual commitments. My journey with MSFL enabled me to sort out the difference between how I presented myself to the world and how I truly lived in my own soul. Amidst the academic rigor of the program, I found myself in the same boat with a small cohort that quickly became our soul companions. The MSFL curriculum was the pathway God gave me to understand my identity as the Beloved of God—that same gift of belovedness I can now offer to those in my church, in my home, and in my community.” Read more

Amy Palmerton

“I have nothing but great things to say about the MCOM program.  This is my second semester in the program. Even though it is all online, there is a great sense of community. I also attended the main campus of SAU for my undergrad and it is the same type of education, sense of belonging, and community that I had there as well.” Read more.

Amber Ellsworth

Reviews for Spring Arbor University Online“You will meet such great friends. The program is intense, but manageable. The professors are extremely knowledgeable, fun, and professional. The best thing is that SAU and Dr. Robert Woods has an excellent class geared to help the most seasoned online student or first-time online student to succeed in earning the degree. I can’t say enough great things about it.” Read more.

“As I’ve become increasingly aware of God’s presence and His voice in my studies in the MSFL, my own definition of “to know the love of Christ” is taking on a deeper meaning in my spiritual journey.  Day by day, freedom to worship, to celebrate, and to experience community with God and others is the norm as it permeates all of my life with God.  My courses in the MSFL are also inviting me to look back at my historical journey with God and to embrace where I am now, hidden and covered with freedom in Christ.   I am gaining trust and confidence in my freedom in Christ as I’m now embarking on coursework that is equipping me to step out of my comfort and into a dynamic Spirit directed life.  I am excited to see where the Spirit will guide me in this journey.” Read more

Matthew Clay

Reviews for Master's Degree in Spiritual Formation ”Recently, I passed a sign in our town for a ‘Mystic Weekend Spiritual Retreat’ at the local community college. I was immediately grateful to God for leading me to a spirituality program centered on the Trinity, our One True God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – the MSFL program at Spring Arbor University. MSFL is giving me the opportunity to learn and practice the presence of God by sitting at the feet of the pros, those ancient brothers and sisters in the faith, and traveling alongside my current brothers and sisters in the faith – my cohort and professors.” Read more

Christine Shaw

Reviews for Spring Arbor University Online“Today, a young man in our faith community said to me, ‘Mary, you are at the peak of your life and ministry right now.  The learning of these past three years has empowered your preaching, informed your teaching and made you a confident and effective leader and director.  You can’t resign now.’” Read more

Mary Reimer

Reviews for Business Degree Programs“The Gainey School of Business at Spring Arbor University is unique to any other college I’ve experienced.  The business curriculum is centrally focused on ethics, leadership and practical business strategies to solve problems and promote growth within all stakeholders of an organization.” Read More

Sheri Best

Reviews for Master's Degree in Spiritual Formation“The MSFL program at SAU brought focus to what God was already stirring up in my heart regarding my own spiritual formation.  The professors and my cohort members pushed me to consider the spiritual life in ways that go beyond the denominational boxes that many of us live in.” Read More…

Jamie Overholser

“I was drawn to the convenience of SAU’s fully online program, but I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of the online learning environment. I quickly realized how much I had to learn, but I also found that SAU had anticipated what I needed to know and geared the introductory course around getting comfortable with online learning. I love the flexibility of an online program, where I can access online discussions and complete assignments when its most convenient for me, around my full-time job as a grant writer and my family responsibilities, with two school-aged children.” Read more.

Lisa Valdez

Reviews for Spring Arbor University Online“What a blessing it is to be an SAU graduate student. Not only am I investing in my future and in the development of my career, but I am surrounded by a community of mentors and scholars who are also committed to integrating Christ’s love into today’s business world.” Read More

Chelsea Page