Ave Maria Online
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Online Degree Programs

Ave Maria University’s online programs inspire students through unique learning opportunities for a well-rounded, faith-based education.
Our online programs offer affordability, convenience, and academic excellence.

Find an online, faith-based degree program that furthers your path to success.


B.A. Business Administration

Learn theory and practical applications to key business disciplines, such as finance, marketing, management, economics, and more.

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M.A. Theology

Gain a deeper understanding of your Catholic faith through a unified theological approach.

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Explore how to build integrity and trust as a leader while preparing for an advanced business career as a manager.

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About Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional followers of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship, and service.

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Ave Maria University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Ave Maria University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we are commonly asked. You can see more questions and answers on the FAQs page.

How do I apply to Ave Maria Online?

You can conveniently complete our application for admission online.

Can I transfer previously earned credits?

Yes. We provide a generous credit transfer program for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more information, visit our credit transfer page.

When do classes start?

We offer three start dates, allowing you to begin classes when it’s convenient for you. All of our start dates are listed on the academic calendar.

How long will it take for me to complete my program?

The amount of time it takes to earn your degree depends on how many credits you transfer, the degree you are pursuing, and whether you are enrolled full or part time. Typically, it takes full-time students four years to earn one of our bachelor’s degrees, but if you transfer credits, you can complete the program in as little as one year. Our online master’s degrees generally take between one and two years to complete.

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For more information about our online degree programs, contact our admissions department.