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Yes, Adelphi University is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon school.

Yes! Adelphi University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds necessary programmatic accreditations as well. You’ll be held to the same high standards as our students on campus.

Yes, absolutely. Online programs at Adelphi University are designed for busy working adults. The asynchronous format lends itself well to the flexibility you need to succeed in the program you select.

We do accept transfer credits, which can help reduce your total tuition as well as the time you will have to spend earning your degree. To learn more, review the details of the program you want to enroll in on the program overview page.

For a list of all programs, visit the view online programs page.

We do. You may check to see if a program is offered in a hybrid format by looking at the FAQs for the program you’re interested in.

We do offer a number of our degrees online to help working adults fit their studies into their busy lives. Online courses at Adelphi are of the same quality and rigor as those offered on campus. You may review all of our online programs here.

Credit for work experience is available in some programs. It is best to talk to an enrollment counselor for the program you’re interested in to see if credits are awarded and if so, how to move forward.

Yes. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program offers four unique concentrations, of which students are required to choose two:

  • In the social sciences concentration, you’ll learn how societies function both past and present from a variety of fields, including economics, history, political science, sociology and more.
  • In the psychology concentration, you’ll get an introduction to a variety of fundamental ideas and concepts, including interpersonal behavior, counseling and more.
  • In the business concentration, you’ll learn the principles of business and see how they can be applied to work in many fields.
  • In the emergency management concentration, you’ll gain state-of-the-art knowledge and learn best practices in all-hazards emergency preparedness and management.

Currently, the Bachelor of Science in Business program does not include any concentrations.

Yes, the online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree has both full-time and part-time options.

Previous work experience is not required, however, students can potentially earn up to 60 credit hours for past work experience.

Yes, the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program accepts up to 90 transfer credits and a minimum of 60 credits are required for admission. You can find out more about admissions details on the program overview page.

Yes, the online Bachelor of Science in Business degree has both full-time and part-time options.

Previous work experience is not required, however, students can potentially earn up to 60 credit hours for past work experience.

Yes, the Bachelor of Science in Business program accepts up to 60 transfer credits. You can find out more about admissions details on the program overview page.

Yes. The online MPH program accepts up to six transfer credit hours. All transfer credits must be approved no later than the first semester of admission in the program and must be earned from a CEPH-accredited degree program.

Yes. The online MPH program offers both full-time and part-time options.

Currently, the online MPH program does not offer any concentrations.

Yes, you can complete the FAFSA® to determine financial aid eligibility. Adelphi University’s FAFSA® code is 002666.

No, we do not require an entrance exam for admission to the program.

No. The online MPH program does not require work experience. However, you may be eligible to receive credit for your professional experience in public health.

All inquiries regarding student loans start with the FAFSA® form. Adelphi University’s FAFSA® code is 002666.

You can start the FAFSA® form. Adelphi University’s FAFSA® code is 002666.

Applying is easy! You can start your application to the online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program by clicking here.

Applying is easy! You can start your application to the online Bachelor of Science in Business program by clicking here.

Applying is easy! You can start your application to the online MPH program by clicking here.

Class length can vary by program. To learn about classes you may take, go to your selected program’s overview page. For a list of all programs, visit the view online programs page.

The time it takes to complete your application file with all necessary information will vary based on obtaining letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. Once your application file is complete with all necessary information, it typically takes 2–4 weeks to review and provide an answer as to whether you’ve been accepted to the program.

To learn more, go to your selected program’s overview page to review the program details. For a list of all programs, visit the view online programs page.

The online MPH degree requires the completion of 15 courses. You can review all courses and descriptions on the online MPH page.

You’ll complete 120 credits to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree. You can review courses on the BA in Liberal Studies program page.

You’ll complete 120 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Business degree, however, the total number of credit hours may vary depending on your transfer credits. You can review courses on the BS in Business program page.

The online MPH degree requires you to complete 45 credits. You can review all courses and descriptions on the online MPH page.

Adelphi University has a total enrollment of 7,520 students. There are 5,251 undergraduate students and 2,269 graduate students.

You can earn the online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree in as few as two semesters, although the average duration of the program is two to three years. Total duration depends on the number of transfer credits accepted as well as the prior learning assessment.

You can earn the online Bachelor of Science in Business degree in as few as two semesters, although the average is two to three years. Total duration depends on the number of transfer credits accepted as well as the prior learning assessment.

You can complete the online MPH program in as few as 18 months. Total duration depends on the number of transfer credits accepted.

Yes, the Princeton Review ranked Adelphi University’s Willumstad School of Business a Best Business School in 2021.

Yes. The online Bachelor of Science in Business program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Yes. U.S. News & World Report 2023 for Best Undergraduate Business Programs ranking in the top 15% in the nation. Also, the Princeton Review ranked the Willumstad School of Business a Best Business School in 2021.

The online MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

We are guided by six core values that exemplify the type of community we seek to create:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Community and Collaboration
  • Global Awareness and Diversity
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Truth and Integrity

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal statements (requirements vary by program). Our admissions team will help guide you through this process.

Once your file is complete with all items, it will be reviewed for a decision. The review process generally takes 2–4 weeks.

The average class size at Adelphi University is 21 students for undergrad classes and 13 students for graduate classes.

The cost per credit is $650, and you’ll need 120 credits to graduate. Find out more about tuition and fees.

The cost per credit is $650, and you’ll need 120 credits to graduate. Find out more about tuition and fees.

The cost for the online MPH program is $1,345 per credit. There are 45 required credits total.

FAFSA® is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — a form you’ll complete to determine eligibility for categories of government-based student aid: work-study jobs or grants and scholarships (neither of which require repayment) as well as loans (which need to be repaid). Sallie Mae loans are private loans offered through the Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner.

The student-faculty ratio at Adelphi University is 11:1.

The first step is to start your application.

Our mission is to transform the lives of all students by creating a distinctive environment of intellectual rigor, research, creativity and deep community engagement across four core areas of focus: arts and humanities, STEM and social sciences, the professions and health and wellness.

Total estimated tuition for the online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree ranges from $19,500 to $78,000, depending on the number of credits needed. This figure does not include any fees or other expenses you may incur.

Costs range from $39,000 to $78,000 depending on the duration of the program and the number of transfer and prior learning credits. This figure does not include any fees or other expenses you may incur.

Adelphi University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a versatile program that touches on a variety of practical skills over a wide range of topics. Graduates of this program go on to pursue careers in a number of exciting fields like education, counseling, business, emergency management and more.

Those who hold a BS in Business often pursue careers in business administration, management, banking, accounting and more. Learn about your career options by visiting our program overview page.

Students who complete the online MPH degree graduate with the skills to pursue advanced opportunities within the field, including positions such as hospital administrator, epidemiologist, public health educator, emergency management director and more. Learn about your career options by visiting our program overview page.

Active, reserve and veteran military students and their families using Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits or any other veteran affairs program benefits can get information by calling (516) 877-3411. To find out more, visit our veterans and military resources page.

Students and their instructors can interact through discussion posts, and instructors keep office hours to chat via phone or video conference. Many students also find it easy to communicate with instructors over email. Professors at Adelphi are proud to build strong working relationships with students.

You can find out more on the online student experience page.

Adelphi University is proud to provide students with a variety of professional networking services. You can find out more on the online student experience page.

The difference between regional and national accreditation is best explained by EDsmart here.

Adelphi University was founded in 1896.

Once your application file is complete, you can expect to be notified in 2–4 weeks.

Yes. You’ll have access throughout the program to a technical support department 24/7. More information can be found on our Technical Support page.

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