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McKendree University
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McKendree University
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62294


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Online and on-site graduate degrees from McKendree University | MAED, MBA, MSN, MAPC

Pursuing your advanced degree is important in today’s work environment.  With a master’s degree from McKendree University you’re not only investing in yourself and your future, you’re letting everyone know you are aware of your value in the marketplace.

McKendree University’s accredited and affordable graduate programs are designed to meet the needs of working adults.  Classes are offered in the evenings, on weekends and online at a competitive tuition. 

At McKendree, we can help you advance your career and keep everything else in balance.

McK’s MAED in the Field

This innovative master’s program, delivered at The Field Museum in Chicago, is designed to provide academic preparation and professional development to individuals who wish to accelerate their career path in higher education or for those who seek to transition from another profession to higher education.

This 36 credit hour program is structured to meet the needs of working professionals.  Cohort based, it can be completed in 18 months while maintaining full-time employment.  The format features weekend courses approximately every three weeks and is taught by distinguished faculty with actual experience as managers and administrators. 

Want to learn more?  Our graduate admissions staff would love to speak with you about our program. Contact them at 312.637.9661, or request more information at

MBA at McK

This 36 credit hour and IACBE accredited degree is designed for students who desire a broad understanding of business operations without concentrating their studies in a particular field.  Degree completion is possible in as little as 18 months on the Lebanon campus or in two and half years online. 

The MBA curriculum consists of 12 courses that provide students with knowledge and skills essential for business organizations.  These courses combine the theoretical knowledge studied in the foundation courses with analytical, problem-solving, leadership and communication skills and apply both to the specific topic in the course.  The content of the MBA curriculum focuses on observation and analysis of business problems as exemplified in case study and independent research.  Students who successfully complete this curriculum are expected to apply quantitative and qualitative decision methodologies, effective human relations skills, strong leadership abilities and effect communication skills.

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The McKendree University Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and designed for working nurses who are interested in the master’s degree to further careers in nursing education or nursing management/administration. Students benefit from the small classroom size and personalized attention by faculty who are committed to providing excellent course and practicum experiences. 

Whether you are looking to focus on Nursing Education or Nursing Administration, six classes are required for both fields to a total of 16 credit hours.  Classes are offered in three options: one evening a week, every other weekend, or online.  Current sites are located at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, John A Logan College in Carterville, and at the Kentucky campus. In the online format, courses are held over an 8 or 16 week time period.  Students will complete assignments on their own with certain fixed deadlines.  This program can be completed in 2 to 3 years.

Want to learn more?  Our graduate admissions staff would love to speak with you about our program. Contact them at or visit us at


The McKendree University Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and focuses on real world educational activities which allow students to develop problem solving and team building skills in a collaborative environment. MAED P-12 courses help teachers meet their state mandated recertification requirements and, for some, achieve additional endorsements in principalship, driver’s education, special education, middle school, or reading teacher.  Course work provides non-tenured teachers the opportunity to move from the initial to the standard certificate in the state of Illinois. The MAED P-12 degree also enables teacher candidates to increase their own salary potential as they move across the salary schedule.  For working professionals, not currently certified in the State of Illinois, the MAED offers numerous tracks to initial teacher certification. Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education certification are available through the master's program.

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An Unparalleled University

McKendree University has received significant acclaim for academic programs, educational value and student experience.  McKendree ranks among the top 10 percent of "Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the nation and in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2010.  Undergraduate and graduate experiences distinguished by great teaching, a vibrant community and successful outcomes have earned McKendree University the title of “College of Distinction.”

McKendree University is a traditional, private, liberal arts school, offering 39 undergraduate and 4 graduate academic programs.  Founded in 1828 in Lebanon, Illinois, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, McKendree has been meeting the nation’s higher education needs longer than any other college or university in the state.

McKendree students enjoy the serenity and security of a small town along with all the advantages of a large metropolitan area.  McKendree also has campuses at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Louisville and Radcliff, Ky. and off-campus programs with accelerated instruction at 27 locations throughout Illinois.

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