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Grand Canyon University

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Alt TextDevelop professional skills and enhance your Christian character in an environment that unites faith with academics.

Grand Canyon University (GCU) can help prepare you for the global workforce by teaching you to think critically and communicate successfully while keeping true to your values. GCU is an interdenominational university that is committed to upholding high academic standards and spiritual excellence. As a student, you can position yourself to possibly enhance your career and change your life among like-minded faculty, staff, and peers.

You can choose to attend classes with the convenience and flexibility of online learning. GCU provides a student-centered environment that fosters innovation and growth. Whether you are aiming for a dream job, looking to advance your current career, or changing occupations, GCU strives to support you on your journey.

If you are ready to find your purpose, contact Grand Canyon University to find out how soon you can get started on a new path!

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An Education with Purpose

Grand Canyon University consists of multiple colleges and offers a wide variety of programs all designed to help you academically and professionally while upholding a Christian worldview. You can find an extensive selection of educational programs that can help you position yourself for your future career. Get inspired and find the program that is a great match for you.


Grand Canyon University Colleges


College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

As the population ages, nurses and other health care professionals are needed. GCU offers comprehensive programs whether you are just starting out in the field or looking to position yourself to possibly enhance your current position. Many of the programs include simulations to help you develop hands-on skills. Whether working in direct patient care as a nurse or in management developing policies and best practices, you can build knowledge that can help you in your field.

Bachelor of Science

  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)
  • Public Health

Master of Science

  • Health Administration
  • Health Administration with an Emphasis in Health Care Quality & Patient Safety
  • Health Informatics
  • M.B.A. and M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Dual Degree)
  • Nursing
    • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Adult-Gerontology
    • Health Care Quality & Patient Safety
    • Health Care Quality & Patient Safety (Bridge)
    • Health Informatics
    • Health Informatics (Bridge)
    • Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
    • Nursing Education
    • Nursing Education (Bridge)
    • Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
    • Public Health Nursing
    • Public Health Nursing (Bridge)

Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

GCU can teach you about traditional humanities with an eye to the future, helping to prepare you for the jobs of today and tomorrow. With program offerings in psychology, counseling, government, and criminal justice, you can develop a broad knowledge base backed with critical thinking abilities to help prepare you to face complex challenges within your chosen field.

Bachelor of Arts

  • Communications with an Emphasis in
    • Broadcasting and New Media
    • Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships
  • Professional Writing for New Media

Bachelor of Science

  • Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in
    • Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    • Family Dynamics
    • Infancy and Early Childhood Studies
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Trauma
  • Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse
  • Psychology
  • Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Social Work

Master of Arts

  • Communication with an Emphasis in Education
  • English with an Emphasis in Education
  • History with an Emphasis in Education

Master of Public Administration

  • Non-Profit Management

Master of Science

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in
    • Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    • Christian Counseling
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Trauma
  • Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
  • Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in
    • Christian Ministry
    • Community Mental Health Administration
    • Family Dynamics
    • Grief and Bereavement
    • Integrated Health
    • Prevention
  • Psychology with an Emphasis in
    • Forensic Psychology
    • General Psychology
    • Geropsychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    • Life Coaching
  • Sociology with an Emphasis in Education

Master of Social Work

  • Social Work
  • Social Work (Advanced Standing)
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College of Theology

Are you ready to pursue a career that's aligned with your faith and helps you reach out to others? In these programs, you can learn the practical skills needed to become a modern Christian leader at home or abroad.

Master of Divinity

  • Divinity

Master of Science

  • Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
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College of Education

Current and aspiring teachers and educational leaders have several program options to explore in order to position themselves to potentially take their careers to the next step. GCU can help prepare you for the classroom or the office with programs in early childhood education right up to higher education leadership. The curriculum focuses on student-driven learning and can help familiarize you with current technology so you can attain the knowledge and skills needed for today's classrooms and schools.

Bachelor of Arts

  • English for Secondary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • History for Secondary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)

Bachelor of Science

  • Early Childhood Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Educational Studies (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education English as a Second Language (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major) (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Teaching Reading (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Mathematics for Secondary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)

Master of Arts

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Higher Education Student Affairs
  • Reading Education K-12
  • Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education
  • Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master of Education

  • Early Childhood (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Educational Administration (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Educational Leadership (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education and Special Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Elementary Education and Special Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • School Counseling (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Special Education
    • Cross-Categorical (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
    • Cross-Categorical (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
    • Moderate to Severe (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
    • Moderate to Severe (Leads to initial teacher licensure)

Master of Science

  • Instructional Design
  • Instructional Technology
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College of Engineering and Technology

In today's digital era, technology continues to play an important role. If you are ready to join this field or want to enhance your existing skills, GCU is ready to help you start. GCU builds curriculum through industry relationships and provides hands-on and project-based learning opportunities to help you develop the skills needed for your chosen field.

Bachelor of Science

  • Applied Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
  • Software Development

Master of Science

  • Business Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Management
  • Software Development
  • Software Engineering
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College of Natural Sciences

Gear up to challenge your thinking, widen your knowledge, and contribute to the field of natural sciences by studying the physical universe, biological processes, and nature's mysteries. The College of Natural Sciences at GCU focuses on practical exploration, discovery, and innovation.

Whether you plan to continue your education or start working after earning your undergraduate degree, GCU provides the programs and resources to help you meet your goals.

Master of Science

  • Biology with an Emphasis in Education
  • Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education
  • Forensic Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
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Colangelo College of Business

Prepare to position yourself to potentially become a leader in the modern workforce with one of GCU's bachelor's or master's degree programs in business. There are a number of learning opportunities available, whether you want to study a broad subject like management or marketing or focus on a more specialized area such as accounting, human resource management, or even sports management.

Bachelor of Science

  • Accounting
  • Applied Business Analytics
  • Applied Business Information Systems
  • Applied Cybersecurity Management
  • Applied Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Human Resources Management
  • Applied Management
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance
  • Finance and Economics
  • Finance with an Emphasis in Financial Planning
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Professional Sales and Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Sports and Entertainment Management
  • Supply and Logistics Management

Master of Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Finance
  • Health Systems Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • M.B.A. and MS in Leadership (Dual Degree)
  • Project Management
  • Sports Business
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Master of Public Administration

  • Government and Policy
  • Health Care Management

Master of Science

  • Accounting
    • Tax Compliance and Planning
  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • Cybersecurity Management
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College of Arts and Media

If creative arts is an area you are passionate about, Grand Canyon University can assist you in turning that passion into a career. Whether you aspire to become a graphic designer, social media specialist, actor, producer, or anything in between, this is a great place to begin honing your skills. Uncover the program options available and you can prepare to develop your inner artist.

Bachelor of Arts

  • Digital Design with an Emphasis in Animation
  • Digital Film with an Emphasis in
    • Editing and Visual Effects
    • Production
    • Screenwriting
  • Social Media
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College of Doctoral Studies

With an ever-growing global marketplace, knowledge is an asset. GCU offers several doctoral specializations to meet the needs and interests of students from diverse backgrounds. You can prepare to expand your professional abilities in business, education, psychology, and so much more.

Doctor of Business Administration

  • Data Analytics - Qualitative Research
  • Data Analytics - Qualitative Research - Bridge
  • Data Analytics - Quantitative Research
  • Data Analytics - Quantitative Research - Bridge
  • Management
    • Qualitative Research
    • Quantitative Research
  • Marketing - Qualitative Research
  • Marketing - Qualitative Research - Bridge
  • Marketing - Quantitative Research
  • Marketing - Quantitative Research - Bridge

Doctor of Education

  • Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in
    • Behavioral Health - Qualitative Research
    • Behavioral Health - Quantitative Research
    • Christian Ministry - Qualitative Research
    • Christian Ministry - Quantitative Research
    • Health Care Administration - Qualitative Research
    • Health Care Administration - Quantitative Research
    • Higher Education Leadership - Qualitative Research
    • Higher Education Leadership - Quantitative Research
    • K-12 Leadership - Qualitative Research
    • K-12 Leadership - Quantitative Research
    • Organizational Development - Qualitative Research
    • Organizational Development - Quantitative Research
    • Special Education - Qualitative Research
    • Special Education - Quantitative Research
  • Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
    • Qualitative Research
    • Quantitative Research

Doctor of Education Specialist

  • K-12 Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning

Doctor of Health Administration

  • Operational Leadership
    • Qualitative Research
    • Quantitative Research

Doctor of Philosophy Degrees (PhD)

  • Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Qualitative
    • Quantitative
  • General Psychology with an Emphasis in
    • Cognition and Instruction (Qualitative Research)
    • Cognition and Instruction (Quantitative Research)
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Qualitative Research)
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Quantitative Research)
    • Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology (Qualitative Research)
    • Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology (Quantitative Research)
    • Performance Psychology (Qualitative Research)
    • Performance Psychology (Quantitative Research)
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Online Learning

GCU offers the option to learn online, which provides you with the same quality education and Christian fellowship as learning on-campus, but in a flexible and convenient format that works for you.


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Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Online courses exclude programs with residencies and field experience.