Alvernia University

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Alvernia combines all the best features of an outstanding private college with the power of a top university, complete with professional programs, personal attention, real-world learning, internships and a variety of leadership opportunities.

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Discover a convenient, online degree to advance your career.

If you’re ready for the next step in your career, an online degree from Alvernia University can help. You can study when and where you have the time, as you manage your work and personal commitments. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your career—all in a supportive environment that’s designed to help you succeed.

Choose from:

  • BA in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment
  • BA in Behavioral Health
  • BA in Criminal Justice
  • BA in Communication
  • BS in Business Management
  • BS in Healthcare Administration
  • BS in Healthcare Science
  • BA in Psychology
  • MBA
  • RN to BSN Completion Program
  • Special Education Certification (PreK-8 & 7-12)
  • Master of Education with Special Education Certificate

Further your career with an affordable, flexible and attainable online degree. Request your information packet today.

Why Choose Alvernia

At Alvernia University, you’re more than just a number on a screen. Instead, our programs nurture you as a whole student. Not only will you receive a relevant, practical education designed to help you achieve your career goals, but you’ll also receive the personal touch and attention of a small private university.

Learn from professors with experience in your field, and connect with students who share your passion. Discover a school committed to service and helping make lives better, one student at a time. Enjoy an education meant for you.

Alvernia’s Franciscan heritage includes a rigorous intellectual tradition that recognizes and values the importance of diversity of thought, faiths and cultures. We challenge our students to shape the world and transform it as working professionals, concerned citizens and caring community members, consistent with the principles and teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi.


Guided by Franciscan values and the ideal of “knowledge joined with love,” and rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, Alvernia is a rigorous, caring and inclusive learning community committed to academic excellence and to being and fostering:

  • Broadly educated, life-long learners
  • Reflective professionals and engaged citizens
  • And ethical leaders with moral courage

Credit Transfer

At Alvernia, we make it easy to become apart of our community and welcome transfer students who are eager to continue their career preparation. We recognize that you have already taken classes and have started on your way toward your education and career goals. Our counselors will work with you to make your transfer process smooth and help you plan a degree program that utilizes your previous coursework to count toward an Alvernia degree.