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Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Flexible. Affordable. Supportive.

From convenient, online classes to our student-centered services to accommodate your needs, our programs help you become career-ready.

The Office of Admission is here to help. 


Amy Wolf, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission, understands first hand the needs of students looking to transition to a 4-year college, demonstrating that care and service to accommodate the unique needs of transfer students to keep their education goals on track.

Contact her today at to connect.

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2023 Transfer Student Viewbook

Bachelor's Degree Programs for Adult Students

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Educational Studies Major

This major has many flexible scheduling options including day, evening, blended, and online course offerings. We have locations on our main campus as well as at Cincinnati State.

The Educational Studies major is an individualized program designed with course scheduling flexibility for students with an interest in the field of education, focusing in areas other than formal classroom teaching and/or teacher licensure. 

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Social Work Major

The Social Work major is available in accelerated evening and weekend formats, convenient for the working adult.

Social workers are a diverse group of professionals who share a commitment to helping enhance the well-being of people, communities, and society. Students majoring in Social Work learn to appreciate the cultural and human diversity in society through classroom experience and field work. 

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Management & Leadership Major

Students can choose to take the program in person on the Mount's campus or enroll in the fully online option. 

The Management & Leadership major prepares students to manage projects and processes, and to lead people in a variety of organizations. Students hone analytical and critical thinking skills, gain business acumen through core coursework and applied projects, and develop their leadership skills.

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Liberal Arts Major

Includes asynchronous (viewing instructional materials when you choose) and In*Sync (Zoom-based) classes, along with options for taking classes face-to-face.  

The Liberal Arts major combines the fundamental disciplines of English, history, religious studies, and philosophy into an engaging and flexible program that enables students to develop research, writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills. 

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Behavioral Science Major

Students can enroll in the fully-online option, or choose from flexible scheduling options including day, evening, blended, and online course offerings.

The Behavioral Science major fosters a learning environment in which students can understand and apply the core concepts and elements of social science, as they select from an array of psychology, social work, sociology, and criminology courses. 

  What is my investment?

Let's be honest, it's not enough for a personalized educational experience to simply be attainable. It has to be affordable too. We share everything upfront to help you make an informed decision.

  • The Mount offers a flat, full-time tuition rate. Students attending full-time who are earning their first bachelor’s degree are eligible for automatic scholarship consideration.
  • Thinking about transferring to the Mount? You can continue your path toward a bachelor’s degree through our Connections Scholars program while you complete your associate’s degree with your local community college. You will receive automatic consideration for the $2,500 Connections Scholarship with an earned associate degree. Check out our Transfer Scholarships to learn more.
  • Not planning to attend full-time? No problem. You can attend these programs at a flexible pace that works for you. Attending part-time allows you to pay the per-credit-hour rate, which is significantly less than the full-time tuition rate.
  • You can find additional ways to pay for school through payment options, and employer tuition remission options.
  • We want to help discuss your financial pathways. The Financial Services Office is available to discuss what your financial plan might look like. Connect with us at 513-244-4418 or  
  How long will it take to finish my degree?

We understand earning a degree takes time, and we are dedicated to accommodating your enrollment experience for an easy transition. Our flexible program offerings fit into your busy schedule.

How fast you can earn a bachelor's degree depends on your existing credits. We believe you can complete your degree in nearly 24 months if you maximize your transfer credits and any career experience through our prior learning assessment (PLA) process.


Prior Learning Assessment 

Prior Learning Assessment is a process that evaluates knowledge and learning gained outside the classroom. It includes employment, certifications, military training/service, civic activities, and volunteer service. Explore college credit based off of your experience here using our credit predictor tool.


If you've never taken college credits before, full-time students can expect to complete their bachelor's degree within four years.


Contact The Office of Admission for a free transfer credit evaluation and completion plan where we determine how previous college credit will transfer. Connect with us at 513-244-4204 or

  What are the benefits of completing a degree?

Getting your bachelor's degree pays.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2021, completing a bachelor’s degree increases your earnings by 49 percent, equivalent to around $22,000 more a year after completing a degree.
  Are you wondering what our application process is like? We've got you covered.

The Office of Admission is here to help. 

  • Contact the Office of Admission at, 513-244-4531, or meet your admission counselor today!
  • Complete your free undergraduate Application for Admission.
  • Request your transcripts: Request your official transcripts to be sent directly to the Mount. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Electronic transcripts can be sent to
  • Mailed official college transcripts should be sent from the school(s) to:

    ATTN: Office of Admission
    Mount St. Joseph University
    5701 Delhi Rd.
    Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670

  • Check out our full admission checklist here.
  Have more questions as an adult student? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
From childcare to applying for financial aid, we understand your specific questions and concerns. Visit our Adult Student FAQ page here to get the details.

Why Should I Choose Mount St. Joseph University?

We help you save time and money. The Mount offers flexible and friendly transfer credit policies. Additionally, the Mount will help you explore credit for prior learning experiences that will decrease the amount of time needed to degree completion. 

Experience virtual classes + real life community. We guarantee we have something for you. Get ready to sweat with our state-of-the-art Recreation & Fitness Center for free; love to sing? Join MSJ choir. Passionate about a cause important to you? Lead a student organization on campus. Attend cultural and sporting events of your choosing with free admission, and head to our library for maximum study time--all with convenient, free on-site parking.

We offer a dedicated support team to help you thrive. Our team of admission counselors and academic advisors provide hands-on, custom appointments for an easy college transition. Once you choose the Mount, we offer support services such as hands-on tutoring at the Learning Center, while our Career Center provides training programs tailored to boost your skills, prepare you for the 21st-century marketplace, and launch your career.

Meet with an admission counselor virtually. Undergraduate adult students are encouraged to speak with an admission counselor as part of the application process. During our conversation, we will get your questions answered. Schedule your virtual appointment with us here.

After the culmination of your achievements as an online degree completer, we look forward to celebrating with you as we invite you to walk at your Commencement ceremony.

An Affordable Transfer Experience

We offer several generous transfer scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and payment plan options to assist transfers in paying for college tuition. Our transfer credit policies are accommodating, and we offer free transfer credit evaluations.

Our BE THE CHANGE program allows students who have already completed two years (or equivalent) of higher education coursework at a community college to complete their bachelor’s degree and teaching license affordably. Students can receive a transfer scholarship up to $18,500 per year.

Are you a part of a local community college, such as Ivy Tech, KCTCS, Cincinnati State and Sinclair Community College? Here, you can continue your path toward a bachelor’s degree through our Connections Scholars program while you complete your associate’s degree. Students can earn an additional stackable scholarship for $2,500 per year. Learn more about our partnerships here.

From our merit-based transfer scholarships to additional transfer scholarships and awards, check out all of our transfer scholarships here to see where you qualify.

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