Online Graduate Students

Crown’s accredited online graduate programs offer academic excellence, professional relevance and ultimate flexibility. You can set your own study schedule and attend classes anytime, anywhere. Discover new opportunities for professional and personal achievement with the respect and credentials of a graduate degree, from an accredited university with a strong Christian tradition. Our online graduate programs are perfect for busy professionals interested in moving to the next level and ranks among the nation’s “Top Online Graduate Programs” by US News & World Report.

Our online graduate courses are designed around the unique needs of adult learners, with relevant coursework, constructive feedback and respect for the experiences you bring to the table. Individual attention from professors, most of whom are experts actively working in their respective fields, brings marketplace relevance and practical application to educational concepts.  The result is an outstanding online Christian graduate degree program.

Admissions:  Online Graduate Degree Programs

Business Administration MBA

Christian Studies MA

Counseling MA

Global Leadership MA

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Ministry Leadership MA

Organizational Leadership MA

Full descriptions of our online Christian Master’s Programs and Course Offerings are available in the Course Catalog.

Crown College also offers online undergraduate degree programs and courses.

Welcome to Crown’s School of Online Studies and Graduate School!


I am excited that you are considering our program and pleased to highlight the many reasons why you should continue your education – online – through Crown College:

Accredited, nationally ranked and respected

Crown’s online programs rank among the Top Online Programs according to the US News & World Report. We also rank among the “Top 10 Online Christian Adult Programs” in the U.S. by Crown is the only private Christian college in the upper Midwest offering its complete program of Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees exclusively online. Our program is regionally accredited and carries nearly a century-long legacy of preparing leaders to serve Christ in all professions.

Relevant and practical

Taught by faculty members who hold the highest academic degrees possible and are experts in their disciplines, Crown College prepares students to apply what they learn immediately within the workplace. Our graduates are well prepared and supported by an abundance of career placement opportunities around the world.

Online convenience

Earning your degree online means you can take courses anytime, anywhere. Our students can take one course at a time and often complete a degree in about two years. Professors, advisors and resources are easily accessible and you’ll interact with students from many parts of the country. As a Military Friendly institution, service members and veterans are also taking advantage of our flexible online programs.

Realistically affordable

We realize that your education needs to fit within your budget and deliver a strong return on investment. Crown College is one of the ten most affordable private Christian colleges in the Midwest, offering a highly competitive cost-per-credit, scholarships, and a track record of keeping tuition increases below the rate of inflation.

Ready to learn more? Check out our Online and Graduate programs today . Or, contact our Enrollment Team at 1.855.CROWN.YOU — they’re extremely knowledgeable and eager to speak with you about your goals, walk you through your options, and help keep your continuing education on track amidst your busy life.


Magdalene Unger, MBA
Director of Enrollment
Crown College School of Online Studies & Graduate School

Admission Requirements

  1. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  Crown College may consider non-accredited bachelor’s degrees on a case-by-case basis.
  2. You must have earned a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA (3.0 cumulative GPA for the MBA program) in all previous post-secondary academic studies.
  3. You must meet the academic prerequisites for the graduate degree you wish to pursue.
    • International Leadership Studies – ONLY Church Development
      • 12 undergraduate semester credits of biblical and theological studies
    • Ministry Leadership
      • 12 undergraduate semester credits of biblical and theological studies
    • MBA
      • Two prerequisite courses are required for the MBA program: Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance. Note that students may begin the MBA program without having fulfilled these prerequisite courses; rather, the prerequisite courses must be filled before the respective MBA course
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Complete and submit the Application for Admission
    • Submit the official transcript showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts from all graduate schools attended.

*Additional application requirements for Christian Studies, International Leadership Studies or Ministry Leadership Programs:

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Registration and Orientation Process

  • Once you have received an acceptance letter, your admissions advisor will help you access your student email account. Through this secure email account, you will be sent a financial aid award letter.
  • Your admissions advisor will then help you to register for a self-paced online orientation and your first term of classes, as well as work with you to put together a timeline and course schedule that will fit your busy life for the duration of your education

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School of Online Studies and Graduate School Leadership Team


Fawn McCracken
Dean, School of Online Studies and Graduate School
BA Nyack College; MS Palm Beach Atlantic University; EdD Regent University

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

Crown College was one of the first Christian college’s to offer online education. Our goal is to continue to stay on the forefront of innovative online education. The overall vision for the School of Online Studies and Graduate School is “to deliver quality, biblically-based online education that will equip global leaders to impact their communities for Christ.”

School of Online Studies Program Chairs:

Darin Mather
Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Social Science Program Chair
BLS University of South Dakota; MDiv Bethel Seminary; PhD University of Minnesota

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

Our programs provide the academic training needed for women and men to more effectively minister to those around them through their chosen professions. Working in the School of Online Studies provides unique opportunities for us to educate students while they are already serving all over the world.

Dale Lemke
Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership, Christian Ministry Program Chair
BA Grace University; MDiv Alliance Theological Seminary; MA University of Massachusetts; PhD Biola University (in process)

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

Crown Online has a tremendous team of people dedicated to serving our students with excellence. Our courses are also taught by a team of practitioner-scholars who are committed to creating unique learning environments where collaboration is valued and your personal growth is prioritized. You may also be interested to know that our vision for global impact also led Crown to become one of the first Christian colleges in the world to offer a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) with the goal of promoting biblical literacy.

Directors of Online Enrollment:

Maggie Unger Hess
Director of Enrollment, Graduate School
BS Houghton College; MBA Bethel University

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

Crown carries nearly a century-long legacy of preparing leaders to serve Christ in all professions. Our programs are regionally accredited and ranked in the Top 10 nationally for online Christian adult programs. Crown College degrees are relevant and practical, allowing students to apply what they learn immediately within their workplace. Our programs are completely online and paced in such a way that adult learners can take just one course at a time, while keeping their full-time job, and still finishing their degree in two short years. In addition, Crown offers a great return on investment, offering one of the ten most affordable private Christian colleges in the Midwest.

Jeffrey Johnson
Assistant Director of Enrollment, School of Online Studies
AS; BS Crown College (in progress)

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

I believe there are three distinctions that help Crown College standout in the crowd of online schools. Number one is our customer service. Each person, whether in support of or directly involved with the students goes above and beyond to make sure that students’ journeys are smooth and successful. Number two is our faith integrated curriculum. We believe it to be imperative to include the bible and theology in all of our courses. Lastly is our commitment. We take pride in being thorough with our processes and helping the student through enrollment and beyond. The students we enroll are more to us than just numbers; they are brothers and sisters in Christ.