Grand Canyon University


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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 a nonprofit, interdenominational university that is committed to upholding high academic standards and spiritual excellence. As a student, you can get ready to 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 for positive and powerful change in your life, 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 seven colleges of study, and offers more than 100 programs all designed to help you excel academically and professionally while upholding a Christian worldview. You can find an extensive selection of training options in some of today's fastest-growing career fields. So get inspired and find the program that is a great match for you.

College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

As the population continues to age, the demand for nurses and other health care professionals remains high. This is good news for those who desire a career in health care. GCU offers comprehensive programs whether you are just starting out in the field or looking to enhance your current position. Many of the programs include simulations to help you develop hands-on skills that are valued within the workforce. Whether working in direct patient care as a nurse or in management developing policies and best practices, you can build knowledge that can help lead to success.

Bachelor of Science

  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
  • Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)

Master of Science

  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing
    • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Adult-Gerontology
    • 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 Degree

  • 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 the traditional humanities with an eye to the future, preparing you for the jobs of today and tomorrow. With program offerings in psychology, counseling, government, and even 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 Science

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

Master of Arts

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

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
    • Prevention
  • Psychology with an Emphasis in
    • Forensic Psychology
    • General Psychology
    • Geropsychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    • Life Coaching
  • Sociology with an Emphasis in Education

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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 real-world skills needed to become a modern Christian leader at home or abroad.

Master of Arts

  • Christian Leadership
  • Christian Ministry
  • Urban Ministry
  • Youth and Family Ministry

Master of Divinity

  • Divinity

Master of Science

  • Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
  • Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors

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College of Education

Current and aspiring teachers and educational leaders have several options to explore in order to take their careers to the next step. GCU can help prepare you to achieve success in 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 helps 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
  • History for Secondary Education (ITL)

Bachelor of Science

  • Business for Secondary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • Elementary Education English as a Second Language
  • Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major)
  • Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education

Master of Arts

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • 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)
  • School Counseling (ITL)
  • Secondary Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
  • Secondary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • Special Education
    • Cross-Categorical (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
    • Cross-Categorical (Leads to initial teacher licensure)

Master of Science

  • Instructional Technology

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College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

In today's digital era, technology continues to play an important role. Professionals trained in science, engineering, and technology are in strong demand. If you are ready to join this growing field or want to enhance your existing skills, GCU is ready to help you start. This school builds their curriculum with industry partners and provides hands-on and project-based learning opportunities to help you develop the skills employers seek. Some programs even offer an internship so you can further strengthen your abilities.

Bachelor of Science

  • Computer Programming
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity

Master of Science

  • Biology with an Emphasis in Education
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity (Bridge)
  • Information Technology Management

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Colangelo College of Business

You can prepare to 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 Management
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance and Economics
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Sports Management

Master of Business Administration

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

Master of Public Administration

  • Government and Policy
  • Health Care Management

Master of Science

  • Accounting
  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership: Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship

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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
  • Data Analytics - Bridge
  • Marketing
  • Marketing - Bridge
  • Management

Doctor of Education

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

Doctor of Education Specialist

  • K-12 Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

  • Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Counselor Education and Supervision - Bridge
  • General Psychology with an Emphasis in
    • Cognition and Instruction
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology
    • Performance Psychology

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Online Learning

GCU gives you the option to learn online. Online learning 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. As an online student, you are still welcome to visit the campus anytime, attend any campus events, and join the commencement walk.

Student Life

Student life is important at GCU. From BBQs to movies on the lawn, you can usually find something to do. You could spend some time at Thunder Alley, the campus bowling alley and live music venue. Or, you could get involved in a game of baseball, basketball, or tennis.

Optional chapel services are held twice a week where you can worship and connect with fellow students and faculty. You can also join in on student-led bible studies, small group ministries, community outreach programs, and even international mission trips. Imagine the sense of purpose you could feel, spending time with your peers in a developing nation, helping those who are less fortunate.

Start Your Journey Today

Are you feeling motivated? Are you ready to make a change? Then don't wait any longer. Contact Grand Canyon University today to get your questions answered—including when you can get started. Simply fill out the simple form below and the school will be in touch with you!

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