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University of the Southwest

Learn About the University of the Southwest

The University of the Southwest, founded more than 50 years ago, provides students with a supportive learning environment where they can receive a Christ-centered education. Cooperation is encouraged among students as their education prepares them for servant leadership. The university maintains excellence in all areas of what it offers, including academics, campus life, and student activities.

Students who enroll at the University of the Southwest can pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. They could focus their studies on education, criminal justice, psychology, business administration, accounting, English, finance, or global business management, among many other areas. The University of the Southwest also offers many courses in various subject areas online.

Accreditation Statement

University of the Southwest is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to University of the Southwest undergraduate programs must be at least 18 years old and already have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants to the university's graduate programs should be at least 21 years of age.

The University of the Southwest Offers:

  • A Christ-centered education.
  • A supportive learning environment.
  • A commitment to excellence.
  • Mentoring by faculty and staff members.
  • Financial aid for those who qualify.

Student Testimonials

'The online program that USW offers is outstanding! The staff and faculty have been extremely helpful in providing me an excellent academic experience. I have gained an abundance of knowledge from the curriculum and the professors that I will carry with me throughout my professional career.' -Elizabeth Curtis, School Counseling

'I have completed three online licensure programs (School Counseling, Admin, Diag) with great success and am currently working on a Mental Health Counseling program. My supervisors have marveled at the quality of education that I have received from USW. The University has worked with me to meet my unique needs. I appreciate the small class sizes and the support of the faculty. The online format fits my lifestyle and has allowed me to continue my education while working and raising two small children. Thank you!' -Kasey Rudiger, Mental Health Counseling

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Find Your Program:

  1. School of Business

    • MBA Healthcare Administration
    • MBA Human Resource Management
    • MBA Public Administration
    • MBA - Accounting
    • MBA - Finance
    • MBA - Law Enforcement & Corrections
    • MBA - Marketing
    • MBA - Self-Designed
    • MBA - Sports Management and Recreation
    • MBA - Strategic Management
  2. School of Education

    • Doctor of Business Administration
    • MSE Education Specialist
    • MSE Exercise Science
    • MSEd: Educational Admin
    • MSEd - Mental Health Counseling
    • MSEd - School Counseling
    • MSEd: Special Education

University of the Southwest Online Locations

University of the Southwest offers a wide range of programs that can be taken online. The advantages to online learning are that you can work at your own pace and learn from anywhere. For more information about specific programs, please click here.