Earn Your Degree Online from a Top Christian University

Azusa Pacific’s online degree programs combine the distinction of attending a leading Christian university with the flexibility of a dynamic online learning environment. Students complete their coursework when and where it works best for them—without sacrificing the comprehensive, relevant academics APU is known for.

With a variety of online programs in diverse areas of study, you can meet your educational goals, earn your degree, and advance your career. APU’s programs are designed to achieve the highest standards of online learning. Study alongside the same expert faculty who lead on-campus programs and gain access to a wealth of university resources. For many, the online format is the most convenient way to balance work, school, and family. Find answers to frequently asked questions about the online learning experience at APU.

More Online Options Within the APU System

Los Angeles Pacific University, part of the Azusa Pacific University System, is a separate and independently accredited educational organization that exists to serve people around the world who desire an education experience delivered in the context of Christian faith, excellence, and flexibility, removing the barriers of accessibility. Learn more about LAPU’s online programs by visiting their website (you will then leave the APU website).

Find Your Online Degree Program

  • Art Education, M.A.

    The Master of Arts in Art Education program is a 30-hour low-residency degree for artists who love to teach. Designed for working professionals and busy educators who enjoy making and teaching art, students benefit from the convenience of online courses and two one-week summer intensive practicums at APU’s main campus in Azusa.

      Online: Low Residency at Azusa (main campus)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

    Designed for working professionals, the BBA degree completion program equips you with the leadership and analytical skills needed to lead change in today’s business world. Relevant coursework and real-world projects guided by faculty with business experience allow you to immediately apply learning at work.

      Available Online

  • Bridge to BSN

    Designed for Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) students preparing to enter their final year at a community college, the Bridge to BSN sequential enrollment option allows students to get an early start on coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Following completion of the ADN, students transition to Azusa Pacific to complete their BSN.

      Available Online

  • Certificate in TEFL (on campus, online, and field-based)

    APU's Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate suits students who would like to receive the basic qualifications needed to teach in a multicultural setting.

      Available Online

  • Certificate in TESOL (on campus, online, and field-based)

    The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) gives post-baccalaureate students specialized skills in TESOL. The certificate is ideal for supplementing and enhancing traditional ministry (e.g., translation, literacy, and friendship evangelism) within multicultural or cross-cultural environments.

      Available Online

  • Criminal Justice, B.A. (Bachelor’s Completion)

    Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion program in criminal justice is designed for transfer students who have at least 15 units and are interested in completing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

      Available Online

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed to prepare nurses at the highest level of practice for the current, complex health care environment. An evidence-based clinical approach emphasizes the prevention, assessment, and treatment of complex health issues in the adult and elderly population.

      Online: Low Residency at Monrovia

  • Educational Technology, M.A.

    This program, conducted entirely online, empowers 21st century educators to infuse and implement technology into K-U teaching and learning classrooms and online learning communities.

      Online

  • Higher Education Leadership, Ed.D.

    Qualifies graduates for leadership roles in colleges and universities, especially in student development, academic support, and institutional administration. This is a three-year, 51-unit, cohort-based program offered on the Azusa campus for one week each June and nine weekends a year (Fridays and Saturdays).

      Online: Low Residency at Azusa (main campus)

  • Higher Education, Ph.D.

    The Ph.D. in Higher Education develops scholars who are able to conduct original research and interpret and communicate the results of that research through their writing, teaching, and leadership. This is a 60-unit, cohort-based program offered on the Azusa campus for two weeks each July and January for four years.

      Online: Low Residency at Azusa (main campus)

  • Leadership Minor

    The leadership minor encourages students to pursue excellence in their chosen major while also seeking proficiency as strengths-driven leaders. Students in the minor learn about whole-person development, leadership and virtue, the role of personal strengths and skills in leadership, and how to lead as agents of change.

      Available Online

  • Leadership, M.A.

    Focus on character, creativity, curiosity, and innovation in this leadership master's degree program that prepares leaders to respond to challenges facing teams and organizations in the 21st century.

      Available Online

  • M.A. in Music Entrepreneurship

    The Master of Arts in Music Entrepreneurship equips talented independent musicians and managers with the business acumen they need to thrive in the competitive, ever-changing music industry.

      Online: Low Residency at Orange County

  • MFA in Visual Art

    APU’s 37-month, low-residency MFA program accommodates the working artist/educator and centers primarily on studio activity and the integration of faith and art. Students engage in highly collaborative relationships with MFA program mentor-professors, enabling artists to hone their talent through critique and individual instruction.

      Online: Low Residency at Azusa (main campus)

  • MSN in Healthcare Administration and Leadership

    APU's Master of Science in Nursing in Healthcare Administration and Leadership program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who are interested in pursing healthcare administration careers in myriad healthcare settings.

      Available Online

  • MSN in Nursing Education

    The master's in nursing education program provides comprehensive preparation to become a nurse educator. Using technology and teaching-learning methods taught by experienced nursing faculty, students develop the competencies and skills required to train the next generation of nursing professionals, leaders, and researchers.

      Available Online

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program teaches working professionals the key concepts and skills, both analytical and relational, to be successful managers and leaders in business and society.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Institutional Research, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Science, and Sport Management.

      Available Online

  • Master of Business Management

    Through the MBM program, students gain relevant business and leadership strategies without a financial emphasis. Hands-on learning enables students to implement management principles in the modern workplace, while learning to positively steer organizational change and create a culture of teamwork.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Institutional Research, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Development and Change, Organizational Science, and Sport Management.

      Available Online

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)

    The Master of Public Administration degree equips those with a call to public service for leadership and management positions in the public sector, health services, social services, nonprofits, education, and more.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Emerging Technology and the Public Sector, Health Policy and Public Administration, Communication and the Public Sector, and Public Sector Business Administration.

      Online

  • Modern Art History, M.A.

    APU’s Online M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism is an innovative 24-month program that offers a specialized program in modernism while blending courses in contemporary theory and the practice of art criticism. The program cultivates expertise through a framework of aesthetic understanding and scholarly analysis.

      Online

  • Physical Education, M.S.

    Prepares candidates to advance their careers, increase their marketability, and gain opportunities in a variety of positions connected to physical education, athletics, and exercise science.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Sport Management (also online).

      Available Online

  • Psychology, B.A. (Bachelor’s Completion)

    Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion program in psychology is designed for transfer students who have at least 15 units and are interested in completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

      Available Online

  • RN to BSN

    This accelerated program for registered nurses sharpens clinical skills and focuses on organizational, managerial, and communication abilities that lead to more thorough patient care and increased leadership responsibility. An online program is also available.

      Available Online

  • Rehabilitation and Movement Science, Ph.D.

    The Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Movement Science program prepares leaders to improve health and rehabilitation outcomes through research and education. This hybrid Ph.D. program is completed primarily online, with two, one-week sessions on campus per year.

      Online: Low Residency at Azusa (main campus)

  • School Librarianship, M.A.

    Offered in conjunction with the Teacher Librarian Services Credential, this degree develops school library and media specialists as educational leaders in their districts. Graduates are recognized as experts at the state level.

      Online

  • Screenwriting, M.A.

    The master’s in screenwriting program prepares writers with literary talent and strong motivation to tell substantive stories that point audiences toward truth and beauty, while exploring the dialogue between faith and cinematic arts.

      Online: Low Residency at Azusa (main campus)

  • Strategic Communication, M.A.

    Advance your skills and prepare to lead purposeful, meaningful, and effective communication in both for-profit and nonprofit settings with Azusa Pacific's online strategic communication master's degree program.

      Online

  • Teacher Librarian Services Credential

    Prepares experts in technology, literature, and diversity online to assist students in research, coordinate library programs for districts and counties, and supervise classified personnel.

      Online

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. (on campus, online, and field-based)

    APU’s Master of Arts in TESOL provides comprehensive preparation in English language teaching for those seeking careers in U.S.-based institutions or schools around the world. Students develop a theoretical foundation along with practical preparation for diverse teaching scenarios and environments. The program is offered on-campus in Azusa, online, and in a field-based format.

      Available Online

  • User Experience Design, M.A.

    The Master of Arts in User Experience Design is a 30-unit low-residency and online degree that prepares graduates for the fast-growing field of interactive design. Azusa Pacific’s user experience design, or UXD, program integrates a signature approach to human-centered design from an artistic perspective.

      Online: Low Residency at Orange County