May 26, 2024  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AU Distance and Extended Education

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Welcome to Antioch University Online and Extended Education!

We are humbled and excited by your decision to join us. Through our online and remote programs, we endeavor to uphold the vision of our founding president, Horace Mann, when he said “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer…, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” While Mann could not have imagined how education would become accessible to the masses through technology, we believe strongly in bringing the great equalizer to those who would not otherwise be able to benefit from it. Whether you seek to enhance your skills, change careers, or pursue personal enrichment, Antioch University is here to facilitate a transformation in your life. And now the journey continues!

Terry D. Ratcliff, Ed.D.
Provost, Distance and Extended Education

Program Leadership

Provost: Terry Ratcliff
Director of Student Services: Liz Carson Murphy
Director of Admission: Nate Ferkovich
Student Accounts Specialist: Jackie Dailey
Director of Financial Aid: Laney Bumagat
Associate University Registrar: Tara Rhinehart
Director of Disability Support Services: Karen Crist
School Certifying Official (VA Benefits): Jackie Dailey
Director of Library Services: Dana Knott

Program Calendar

Please click here to view the Antioch University Online and Extended Programs Academic Calendar.

Technology Competency Requirements

Students in this program participate in online learning activities organized within small- and large-group learning communities. Antioch University Online and Extended programs utilize both 100% online and hybrid learning environments, and therefore, in addition to having the traditional learning skills, students are expected to have the following basic technological skills upon entrance into the program:

  • Skill in accessing the Internet and using an internet browser and a search engine
  • Skill in basic word processing and spreadsheet application
  • Skill in sending and receiving electronic mail
  • Skill in sending, receiving, and making changes to a word processed document

Individuals who have little or no experience with these technologies will benefit from additional skill development in these areas prior to enrollment in our program.

Computing Requirements

All students are required to have a computer and Internet access. For students who need to purchase a computer to meet these requirements, the costs may be covered through your financial aid package. Please contact for further information.

Please see the university’s recommendations for computing standards . As a fully online division of the university, these recommendations are requirements for students in these programs.

Undergraduate Programs

The bachelor’s degree completion program offered through Antioch University Online and Extended Programs is designed for students at various stages of their degree completion journey, from those who have already earned some college credit by completing an associate’s degree, or students who began work on a bachelor’s degree in the past, but for whatever reason did not complete the degree. As a degree completion program, the bachelor’s curriculum is not designed to provide a full four years of college. There is no attempt to replicate the full portfolio of courses that are typically offered at the associate’s degree or lower division levels.

Our student population includes established professionals who have extensive job-related experience and desire completion of the formal degree credential, as well as recent community college graduates seeking to continue their education and take on the work of the next degree - all of whom are seeking an online/remote, flexible, and relevant undergraduate education.

All B.A. and B.S. completion students, regardless of chosen major, take two courses from the Interdisciplinary Core (Experience and Expression and Empowering Your Purpose and Voice) prior to focusing on the major course requirements. All other courses from the Core may be taken later in the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program of study builds on the history and principles that shape Antioch University curricular offerings and reflects a commitment to access to education, helping people learn in their own communities, lifelong learning, social responsibility, teaching adult students, and “whole person” teaching.

The bachelor’s degree completion program has six principal curricular goals beyond the major requirements. Upon graduation, students should be able to demonstrate a variety of competencies:

  • Engage in critical inquiry that employs relevant sources and methods
  • Consider diverse perspectives, including opposing points of view and marginalized voices
  • Connect learning with theories and experience through reflective practice
  • Analyze power, oppression, and resistance in pursuit of justice
  • Communicate effectively in oral, written, and visual forms
  • Examine issues in both local and global contexts
Residency Requirements

There are no on-campus or on-site residency requirements for the bachelor’s degree. Students complete their study through 100% online/remote active engagement with their faculty and course colleagues.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements by Major

A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 120 semester credits. All majors contain a minimum of 54 semester credits of required upper division coursework within the major. Although some substitutions of required courses may be allowed for credits earned elsewhere, in accordance with University policy, a minimum of 30 semester credits must be completed at AU Online and Extended Programs. All majors contain both Interdisciplinary Core and Major Requirements.

Admission Requirements

Antioch University Online’s requirements for candidates to the bachelor completion programs include:

  • Complete the Online Application Form
  • At least 24 semester credits of transferable undergraduate work completed from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation (if requested)
  • Completion of an admissions interview with a faculty member (if requested)


Graduate Management Programs

Antioch offers three, inter-related graduate management programs to address varied career interests: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management (MANM), and Master of Human Services Administration (MHSA). All share a foundational commitment to equipping individuals for the advancement of social, economic, and environmental justice.

In all three programs, students earn three semester credits for each course completed successfully, including the capstone project. 33 semester credits are required for graduation.
All three programs are offered in an asynchronous, online format, on a split semester calendar. Students take one course at a time for a period of seven weeks, completing two courses within a 15-week semester. With three semesters per year, students can complete their program in two years, balancing life and work along with graduate study. For purposes of financial aid, maintaining this schedule affords the student full-time status.

Residency Requirements: There are no on-campus or on-site residency requirements for the Antioch’s graduate management degrees. Students complete their study through 100% online active engagement with their faculty and course colleagues. The program is a 33 semester credit program.

Admission Requirements

Antioch University particularly seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to building a student population diverse in gender, ethnicity, age, class, physical abilities, learning styles, sexual orientation, professional backgrounds, religious backgrounds, and community experiences.

Application Requirements
  • Online Application (No Application fee)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. Applicants who have not finished their degree must do so before the first day of their desired start term.
  • Current resume
  • Additional requirement for international students:
    • Reading & Writing in English Proficiency Assessment (if applicable) or TOEFL score of 550 “paper-based”, 214 “computer-based”, and 79 “internet-based or higher.

Antioch does not require scores from the GMAT or the GRE.

Technology Requirements

Students in this program participate in online learning activities organized within small- and large-group learning communities. Antioch University Online is a 100% online learning environment, and therefore, in addition to having the traditional learning skills, students are expected to have basic technological skills, compatible computer hardware, operating system, and internet connectivity upon entrance into the program.

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