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    Accelerated Programs

    Accelerated degree programs at Ursuline College - in Northeast Ohio just outside Cleveland or online - can help you achieve your academic goals in less time, which translates to less money spent. Whether you are juggling job and family obligations, or simply driven to work straight through to an advanced degree, Ursuline can provide a direct path to your destination.

    Accelerated program undergrad at Ursuline College

    Whether you are a traditional undergraduate ready for an intense, fast-track to grad school, or a working adult looking to finish a degree as efficiently as possible, Ursuline has an accelerated path for you. Explore our accelerated degree programs, ideal for students who are driven and focused on their goals.

    Accelerated Degree-Completion Program (UCAP)

    Thinking about returning to college but wondering if you have time? The Ursuline College Accelerated Program (UCAP) was developed for adult students seeking to finish their degree, even as they maintain work and family obligations. Focus on one course every five weeks. Flexible scheduling includes some online courses and some in a blended format that may require you to be on campus only every other week. Regardless of where you started, our dedicated team will help you navigate the admission process, register for classes, and light your path to success.

    View the 20/21 UCAP start dates here


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    Progress from RN-to-BSN

    Advance your nursing career and bring new perspectives to your practice. With nine different start times per year, our program is both competitively priced and flexible.


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    Learn online to fit your schedule

    An online degree program at Ursuline might be the best fit for your busy life. Our programs in Nursing, Education and Social Work can advance your career and work well with your family and work responsibilities.


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    Make your Second Degree a Nursing Degree

    If you already have a bachelor's degree in another field but feel called to the rewarding field of nursing, Ursuline's Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) will get you there in about 15 months.


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    Teach, with a Master's Degree, in About a Year

    You already have a bachelor's degree want to make a professional pivot to teaching. Ursuline's one-year Master Apprenticeship Program leads to an MA and Ohio teacher licensure.


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    3+3 and Bridge Programs


    Ursuline's 3+3 partnerships with Cleveland State University's Cleveland Marshall College of Law and Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. enable you to complete three years of study at Ursuline, followed by three years of law school.


    Thanks to our partnership with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, you can earn your chemistry degree at Ursuline and your Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at Duquesne in seven years total.


    This partnership enables you to spend three years at Ursuline majoring in Chemistry or Biology before moving to University of Dayton for an additional two years and a master's in engineering. 


    Bridge from an Ursuline undergrad program straight into grad programs and save time (and money). In these majors, several courses you take as an undergrad can be counted toward your master's degree:


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    Let us guide you.

    Connect with a counselor

    Here at Ursuline, we work with students every day to make sure they’re comfortable and confident in each step they take in the admission process.


    World Class Faculty

    You'll be taught and mentored by faculty who are leaders in their fields. Their connections become your connections for professional experience.

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    Cost & Aid

    Your dreams are within reach.

    For three consecutive years, Ursuline College has been ranked the most affordable private liberal arts college in Ohio.

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