Judson University is a completed accredited Christian Sciences and Liberal Arts University. Students will have the opportunity to gain a well-rounded academic experience that will assist them educationally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Judson University provides a unique and innovative college experience with a mix of traditional values and campus diversity.
In addition to the many academic programs offered through the university, Judson remains committed to athletic excellence; providing students more opportunities to mix competitive athletics with educational and spiritual programs. Over the prior four years, Judson University’s athletics teams have turned out several All-Americans and won 10 conference championships. Judson’s study abroad programs assist students in gaining context and a broader worldview while obtaining their degrees. Each semester abroad program (often conducted over Spring and Christmas break) allows students to be active in communities around the world. Judson’s campus location in Chicago is also in close proximity to many attractions, sights and sounds.
Judson University teacher to student ration is 1 teacher per 10 students. This will allow more students the ability to have one-on-one interactions with teachers. This in turn will assist students in developing their skills and honing their ability through personalized learning plans and mentoring. All of Judson University’s staff is highly knowledgeable in the fields they are teaching, possessing a broad range of real world experience to draw from while administering curriculum 64% of Judson University’s full time tenure faculty possess a doctorate degree and 86% have an applicable terminal degree.
Judson University works to provide distinctive and innovative programs for graduate study that keep up with the most current workforce demands. More students are able to obtain master’s degrees that not only give them a leg up in the world of employment, but also provide them with unique, useful and applicable information that will set them apart from the competition. Judson’s trained leaders, architects, professors and administrative are truly committed to promoting the values of the university. These values include truly engaging students in the classroom so that they may benefit more profoundly from not only curriculum but the overall experience.
Master's Degree programs available through Judson University include:
Master of Architecture
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts in Human Services Administration
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education in Literacy
Master of Leadership in Ministry
Doctor of Education in Literacy
Judson University offers a wide array of accelerated learning programs to meet the needs of students with specific career goals or fields of interest. Judson’s flexible adult professional programs offer opportunities for studying evenings, weekends, online and at the individual pace of each student. Judson recognizes the needs of busy students and remains dedicated to providing a supportive classroom environment while offering a wide range of professional educational/training programs with quality curriculum.
Adult professional programs available through Judson University include the following Bachelor’s Degrees:
Judson’s Associate Degree adult professional programs include:
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Additionally, prospective students are encouraged to attend one of Judson University’s open house events. Through attending Judson’s open house, students will be able to learn more about online programs and online fields of study. Judson offers a wide array of online degrees and certificates in a unique format. Online master’s degree programs available through Judson University include:
Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Master of Leadership in Ministry (a certain amount of weekend residency will be required)
Adult professional bachelor’s degrees available through Judson University’s online extension include:
Management and Leadership
Transfer students arriving at Judson University from many locations across the world will have within their reach more opportunities for enrollment and academic growth. Judson’s Director of Enrollment Management evaluates students from all over the world based on Judson’s standards of admittance. Once admitted, students will be able to complete transfer request forms with the assistance of the International Office at their particular universities or colleges. This will then enable students to have their SEVIS records released and their academic sessions to begin. Judson will be able to issue an I-20 form and F-1 status for students entering the United States.
The next step of the international student application process is succession completion of a Certificate of Finance (CoF). This is a document processed with each student application that provides information about students’ financial capabilities. Each form will have a bank statement or bank document belonging to the student or payee attached to provide supportive documentation of ability to pay. These forms will be attached with the student application to Judson University and/or made available upon student arrival.
Judson University offers more options for international students to pay. Judson is partnered with the international payment system known as “Flywire,” which will allow students to pay security from any currency or bank. Students will be able to track payments, save exchange rates and bank fees and contact a multilingual customer service team for assistance at any time of day or night.
High School Prep Program
To successfully apply for one of Judson University’s high school prep program, students must complete an application form providing at least 4 accredited semesters of high school at the junior or senior level. Applicants must be 16 years old or older and possess a minimum GPA of 3.25. Students must also be in the upper 10% of their high school classes. Applicants will also submit ACT scores and sign a Judson University Lifestyle Statement. Lastly, applicants must provide their official high school and college transcripts (college only if applicable).
Application Deadlines for Judson’s prep programs are:
Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Judson University does not simply confine students to the classroom experience. Hands-on real world application of curriculum is often provided through the university including field trips and outdoor study programs such as their tours of major Chicago skyscrapers as part of Judson’s architectural programs. Judson also offers a five-year Christian Ministries pastoral program in which students will have the ability to travel all over the world and visit locations including the Holy Land. For Judson’s music business entrepreneurship majors, each student will have the opportunity to learn from studio/musical professionals inside and outside of the classroom. Such professions include Ben Calhoun of Citizen Way. Judson offers over 50 majors and areas of graduate study to select from.
Bachelor’s degrees available through Judson University include:
School of Art, Design & Architecture:
School of Art and Design:
-Art: Film and Video
School of Business & Professional Studies
School of Liberal Arts, Sciences & Education
-Biblical and Theological Studies
School of Christian Ministries
-Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies
Exercise Sport Science
-Exercise and Sport Science
- Early Childhood Education (Birth-2nd grade)
-Elementary Education (1st-6th grade)
-Physical Education (K-12th grade)
-Secondary Education (9th-12th grade)
-Special Education: Early Childhood
-Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist I
-Music Performance (Voice, Piano or Instrumental)
-Music Business & Entrepreneurship
Science and Mathematics
Speech Comm. & Performing Arts
Judson University offers Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Adult Education including:
-Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
-Master of Architecture
-Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
-Master of Arts in Human Services Administration
-Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
-Master of Business Administration
-Master of Leadership in Ministry
-Master of Education in Literacy
-Doctor of Education in Literacy
Judson University understands the value of education and the difficulty in funding. By recognizing the legitimate concerns of students and families, Judson offers more ways to address and tackle financial aid obstacles so that students will receive the education they need. Undergraduate Aid opportunities available through Judson University include:
Grants and Loans (Financial Aid)
Graduate aid programs available to help defray academic costs include federal and state financial aid programs, assistanceships and career services. Judson’s Academic Scholarship grants are based on ACT/SAT scores, cumulative GPAs from a U.S. high school or internationally recognized secondary school. Each student will be awarded somewhere between $6,000-$14,000 per academic year. A Judson Grant is awarded to students based on completion of a Certificate of Finances and after providing the supporting documentation including bank statements and letters from sponsors. To learn more about Judson University’s financial aid programs, prospective and current students are encouraged to make an appointment with one of Judson’s on campus financial aid advisors.