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Accredited Online Programs

For decades, pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree through an accredited college or university meant one thing: attending classes on the college’s campus during specific hours, several times each week. As anyone who has done so can attest, earning a college degree takes a significant commitment. 

Can't make it to one of our campus locations for class? We understand how today's students juggle work and family with their education, so National Louis University offers fully accredited online degree programs. We provide the ease of online learning with the touch of a local university as we help you to attain your goals. Students can choose to obtain online bachelor’s degree programs, online master’s degrees and even online doctoral programs.

Why Consider Taking College Classes Online?

In addition to the flexibility that online coursework provides, there are several other potential benefits of earning your degree from the comfort of your home or office.

Many students find that taking classes online lowers the total cost of attending college. This is due, in large part, to the fact that with online learning, there is no need to commute to campus. 

Online degree programs are also largely self-paced. This means it’s easier for motivated students to manage, and maximize, their available time. Rather than class being tied to a specific block of time on the calendar, online students can choose when — and where — to complete lectures and lessons.

In-Person or Online, You’ll Learn the Same Material

Students who choose to attend online courses toward their academic degrees don’t have an easier course load than traditional college students. In fact, no matter which option you select for your classes, you can be confident you will be learning the same material, taught by the same credentialed faculty members.

NLU offers a variety of online degree programs:

  • Online bachelor’s degrees: Earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in a variety of disciplines, such as business, health care, technology, criminal justice and more.
  • Online master’s degrees: Students can also pursue post-graduate degrees online through NLU. Some of our most popular programs are our online master's in education through the National College of Education (NCE), several master’s in business (MBA programs) offered through the School of Business and Management, health care master’s options, etc.
  • Online doctoral degrees: For busy adults who want to pursue their doctoral degrees, but for whom attending class on campus isn’t a convenient option, we offer an online Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership.

In addition to enrolling in one of these degree programs, NLU students can pursue specialized endorsements by taking online classes.

Don’t Let a Busy Schedule Keep You From Reaching Your Educational Goals

At NLU, we firmly believe that a top-tier education — whether earned in a traditional on-campus setting or online — has tremendous power to transform the lives of our students, and the communities in which they live and work. Simply put, we want to help you attain your educational goals, and we are committed to providing flexible options without compromising quality.

Are you ready to learn more about online opportunities through NLU? Whether you want more information about an online bachelor degree program, a master's in education online program, or another one of our popular online undergraduate or graduate degree options, connecting with an Enrollment Specialist is the first step in turning your dreams into reality. When you’re ready to do so, we make it easy to apply today

Learn about online MBA programs offered through the school of business and management, master's in education programs at the National College of Education (NCE), and more. 

Online Master's Programs


Online Master's in Education


Online Doctoral Program


Education Endorsement Online Offerings

The below endorsements can be earned as a stand-alone series of courses at NLU or as additions to a degree program:

Connect with an Enrollment Specialist to get more information about our online degree programs.


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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