Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have a question about one of our online master’s degree programs? You’ve come to the right place! Below are answers to questions students frequently ask about cost, financial aid, program commitment, on-site campus requirements, and more. Have a question not answered below? Call us at 1.844.621.0900, or chat with an admissions representative below. We’re here to help!

To get a further peek at the residency experience, check out this video of one our MSN/MBA students Angelica Reid. She shares what she has learned in the program, as well as, what she experienced while attending the March 2019 Residency:

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Prospective Students

What is the duration of SAU Online courses?

Within semester parameters, SAU Online course sections vary in length. Depending on the subject matter and number of credit hours they can range from 6 - 15 weeks. 

How many people are in each class?

Ideally, a class will contain 15 students, but may contain from 7 to 23 students, depending on interest and enrollment. 

How do I know what courses are being offered?

Course offerings are fluid. With the exception of HIS310, which is offered twice every other year, and endorsements, each course is offered a minimum of twice a year. A list of courses available through SAU Online can be found within the program pages. 

Will financial aid be available to me?

Eligible students may receive all federal, state and/or institutional financial aid for SAU Online course charges. *Note: Remember to apply early in order for your financial aid eligibility to be determined before you enroll. Click here for more information regarding financial aid.

Do I have to be a full-time student to take an online course?

No, as part of its flexibility, Spring Arbor University Online offers part-time programming. Also, many courses are open to on-campus students, guest students, and those that are dual-enrolled.

I am a face-to-face student. How many Spring Arbor University Online courses may I take?

Students wishing to take more than six semester hours must enroll in a degree program or be admitted as a part-time enrollee. There are currently no limits to the number of courses a student may take online. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor before registering for an online Christian degree program. 

Where can I find the academic catalogs?

The academic catalogs may be acquired from the Office of Registration and Records and on this page here.

How long will it take to complete my degree?

This depends on the program you are enrolled in. Some master’s level programs, like our MBA, can be completed in as little as one year.