Graduate & Online

Flexible. Practical. Relevant to any industry.

Complete graduate courses 100% online – anytime, anywhere

At DWU, we don’t believe in busywork. Our flexible course model allows you to decide what makes a healthy work/life balance while you pursue your educational goals. Even in the online environment, our professors will be accessible to you and supportive of you.

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Athletic and Activities Administration

With a graduate certificate in Athletic and Activities Administration, you will learn and apply skills needed for developing and managing highly-effective sports teams, planning events, managing facilities and raising funds.

Athletic Training

An exciting career in sports healthcare and rehabilitation, using hands-on learning experiences, is waiting for you in our Master’s in Athletic Training program.

Course of Study for Credit

Licensed local pastors and those currently completing the Course of Study (COS) program will be granted up to 24 college credits toward an associate or bachelor's degree at DWU.

Degree Completion

Sometimes life happens. If you have credits that you have earned along the way, DWU can help you determine what you need to earn your degree.

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at DWU will align your strengths and leadership style with realistic topics that you face in the workplace.

Master of Education

You already make a difference as an educator. Enhance your future opportunities with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree.

Practical Church Leadership

The DWU Practical Church Leadership program is specifically designed for working ministry professionals to strengthen confidence in financial development, governance, talent management, project management and communications.

Professional Certifications

Certificates are highly valued by large and small companies across the nation. Set yourself apart and with a professional certificate that will add value to your career.

United Theological Seminary Partnership

Dakota Wesleyan University and United Theological Seminary have partnered together to offer ministry professionals a variety of educational opportunities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why a 100% online degree from Dakota Wesleyan University?

As a regionally accredited, faith-based, private institution located in Mitchell, South Dakota, DWU provides a strong foundation toward helping students like you discover your strengths. Our online programs create an experience that ensures you reach your goals and find success. Committed professors, small class sizes and our core values of learning, leadership, faith and service combine to enable you to reach your personal and professional growth. 

Who will teach the online courses?

Online students are taught by some of the best-known faculty in their fields. Most students develop strong relationships with their instructors. We often hear stories of how students credit those relationships for helping them have a successful online education experience. 

Is financial assistance available for online students?

Yes. At DWU, our goal is to help make your education accessible and affordable. If you are taking online-only courses, you may be eligible for federal and/or state aid if you are seeking a degree at DWU. You’re encouraged to work with a financial aid adviser to develop a funding plan that meets your needs.  

What are the computer requirements for online students?

Our courses are compatible with Mac and PC platforms. Your admissions counselor can help verify that you possess all necessary software requirements to facilitate your studies in our online programs. In order to sign up for our online classes, you should have regular access to the Internet and email, as well as be familiar with creating, formatting, and attaching Microsoft Word documents. 

Can you tell me which (if any) of my previous courses will transfer?

Absolutely! At DWU, several of our online programs offer generous transfer credit policies that allow you to earn your degree faster and more affordably than ever before. Once you submit your application and send in your unofficial transcripts, we will complete a preliminary transfer credit evaluation.  

Will I have scheduled time for online courses?

At DWU, all online courses are asynchronous. Your course is conducted according to a schedule outlined in your course syllabus, but there are no “live” classes to attend. Instead, lectures, coursework, and discussions all take place at your convenience, allowing you to choose when and where to work on your studies. There may be times when you are asked to conduct a live chat with either a professor or classmates, but they will occur on a case-by-case basis and will always be clearly defined in your course syllabus. 

Is Dakota Wesleyan University accredited?

Dakota Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 263-0456, continuously since 1916.  

DWU is also an NC-SARA approved university to offer online, educational courses. This means we have met several requirements to ensure our programs are quality and accredited.




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