Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies Rebranded as Stevenson University Online

September 14, 2017 7 AM

Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies has announced its change to a new name and brand: Stevenson University Online. The rebranding stems from the desire to position the School more directly as an online education provider, leader, and innovator.

“Stevenson’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies has been delivering career-focused, online degrees for more than a decade in areas such as nursing, healthcare, forensics, and business technology,” said Joyce Becker, Dean of Stevenson University Online. “We also have an understanding of today’s working professionals who want online education coupled with supportive faculty and success coaches who can help them strike a successful balance of work, life, and education. The brand ‘Stevenson University Online’ helps us make that message clearer in the marketplace.”

One benefit of the change, Becker said, is the addition of new, fully-online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as modernizing and enhancing current online and hybrid degree programs. Another benefit will be the creation of upper division, lower division, and post-baccalaureate certificate programs in a variety of specialized fields that could provide further professional development opportunities.

For current and prospective traditional undergraduate students at Stevenson, there will be additional options for bachelor’s-to-master’s degree programs based on the growing number of master’s programs.

“Just as with our School of Graduate and Professional Studies, students who complete a Stevenson University Online program will earn a Stevenson University degree and diploma,” Becker added.

Since 2002, Stevenson University has pioneered delivering master’s and bachelor’s programs to working professionals seeking to complete a degree or use a degree to advance their careers. In 2006, it launched its online Master of Science in Forensic Studies program and as of 2017, offers 13 online master’s, seven online bachelor’s, and four online certificate programs in areas such as nursing, healthcare management, forensic studies, forensic science, cyber forensics, STEM teaching, literacy education, communication studies, and business technology management.