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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long has the University of Dubuque been around?

The University of Dubuque – UD to our friends – is a private, coed university founded in 1852. The value of an education is measured in helping our students find their calling in life through academics, community, character, vocation, and stewardship. Our approach to learning is based on professional programs with a liberal arts core. We prepare students to find their purpose and make meaningful contributions to the world.

Why a 100% online graduate degree from the University of Dubuque Online?

The University of Dubuque’s online graduate degrees are designed from the ground up to prepare job-ready leaders for advanced positions in leadership and management. By making our programs highly affordable, accessible, extremely customizable, and tailored specifically to helping working professionals demonstrate in-demand skills, UDOnline offers graduate degrees that put career outcomes first. 

How do online courses work?

The University of Dubuque Online – UDOnline – offers 8-week courses in a fully online format. There are no required log-in times or visits to campus, meeting the growing demands of working professionals who balance busy lives and multiple responsibilities. Students can complete coursework asynchronously and network virtually through our online learning platform. Relevant and practical learning activities are designed for immediate real-world application in the workplace. 

Is UDOnline a good choice for students working full-time?

Yes. We designed our online programs to work around your schedule. The flexibility to log in at any time makes it easier to study full-time while balancing work, school, and home life. You choose when and where to study. You can contact your professor at any time by messaging within our online learning platform. Faculty also offer virtual office hours and work to accommodate students’ busy schedules whenever possible. 

Is financial aid available for online students?

Yes. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Our experienced student financial planners will help you identify the financial options available to you to help make investing in your future possible.

Is the University of Dubuque accredited?

Yes! The University of Dubuque is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the State of Iowa Department of Education. Specific programs are accredited by the State of Iowa Department of Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Aviation Accreditation Board International. The University holds institutional membership with the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education and the Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The University has also gained candidacy status for its MBA program from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is pursuing accreditation in accordance with the prescribed process for new graduate programs.

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