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Averett University Graduate & Professional Studies

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Graduate & Professional Studies

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Welcome to Averett University, one of the best universities in Virginia and a 21st-century educational institution with more than 150 years of experience serving students.

For over 25 years, we’ve been offering working adults the ability to pursue their master’s, bachelor’s or associate degrees through our Graduate and Professional Studies division.

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Become a Leader in Business

Achieving your goals in business requires more than willpower and hard work. Get ahead with solid qualifications and an understanding of how businesses operate in today’s global economy.

  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • Accredited online and on-campus degree programs
  • Affordable, accelerated format
  • Designed for the busy lifestyles of working adults
  • Market-ready curriculum with input from area employers, including Verizon, Canon, United Parcel Services and more
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"Averett provides you a platform to not only work full time, but to also juggle family life and attain your goals."

- Andrew Taylor, BBA '99

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Be the Difference in Students’ Lives

Educators are the key to unlocking students’ potential and putting our future in good hands. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to enjoy a rewarding career in education.

  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • 100% accredited online degree programs
  • Affordable, accelerated format
  • Designed for the busy lifestyles of educators
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"You can use what you learn here in the real world. Averett absolutely prepares you for success - not only in this country, but globally."

- Adrienne Riley, BBA '16 and MED '18

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Take the Next Step in Nursing

The U.S. healthcare system desperately needs leadership from experienced, highly-trained nurses. As a graduate of the BSN program, you’ll complete one eligibility requirement to sit for the AONE (American Organization of Nurse Executives) Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) exam.

  • 100% accredited online degree program
  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • Accelerated format
  • Designed for working RNs
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"What I like best is the affordability of the program and the online part of it - where I don't have to be in a classroom. I can do my work late at night or early in the morning or on my days off from work."

- Alyssa Abernathy, RN to BSN '16

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Step Into a Lead Role

Strong leaders have never been more important. Learn the leadership principles and practical skills necessary to thrive in today’s fast-changing business environment.

  • 100% accredited online degree programs
  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • Affordable, accelerated format
  • Designed for the busy lifestyles of adults
Learn more about Leadership programs

"My experience has been phenomenal. I have enjoyed everything from the faculty to meeting other adult learners in this program. It's given me the support and motivation to continue to see my goal through."

- Rosa Morris, BBA '17

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Prepare to Serve at a Higher Level

This online degree program is your path to professional public service in corrections, the courts, law enforcement and other areas of the criminal justice system.

  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • 100% accredited online degree program
  • Affordable, accelerated format
  • Designed for the busy lifestyles of adults
  • Real-world application of theories to criminal justice workplace settings
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"My motivation is to better myself and to better my chances for advancement within my career field. I feel like I'm obtaining my goals through Averett."

- Mitchell Harris, BSCJ '17

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Enhance Accounting Skills

The Master of Accountancy is designed to enhance accounting skills specific to a graduate level of study so that graduates are competitive in public industry, private industry, and teaching careers. This program will help graduates be able to maintain successful pass rates on the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination.

  • 100% accredited online degree program
  • Focuses on specific areas of the CPA examination
  • Provides a broad basis of competitive skills that can lead to various careers in accounting
  • Online program designed for working adults
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"What I've enjoyed most about the program has been the support, not only from the faculty and staff, but also from my fellow students. The support system that you have can make a world of difference."

- Krysti Filer, '17

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