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Certificates, test preparation and individual courses to give working professionals like you the skills to stand out.

Professional Development

Maintain a competitive edge. Our non-degree professional development programs give you the management and leadership skills you need to get ahead in project management, human resources and business operations.

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Certificate Programs

Build your expertise. Certificate programs give you the specialization you need to keep ahead of trends, seek greater career opportunities and stay competitive. Our dozens of certificate programs align with industry needs and continuing education requirements.

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Recertification for Teachers

Get the credits you need, on a schedule that works for you. We offer an expansive list of continuing teacher education courses to help you meet recertification requirements.

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#iamaphoenix

Engage with others who share your experience as a Phoenix, past and present. Exceed expectations with support extending beyond the classroom. Inspire and encourage your community.

Making History

Inspired by a tragic life event, California State Assembly member and University of Phoenix graduate Mike Gipson earned his Bachelor of Science in Business and shares how he’s driven every day to improve the lives of those in his community.

Your Life as a Phoenix

What does it mean to be a Phoenix? We are the risers. The ones who know that if we want it, we have to go out and get it. We give blood, sweat, and sometimes tears. We are sculpted by adversity. We are made from desire and a dream, but we leave nothing up to fate. We have the skill, and we have the will. And we will not let ourselves be ignored.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23.

Accreditation

We offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in many high-demand fields, including business, education, nursing and technology. You can complete your degree online from anywhere or on-campus, depending upon your location. The University also offers certificate programs, as well as individual, test-preparation and non-credit professional development courses.

Degree Programs

Once you’ve chosen your degree program and decided whether you will attend online or at a local campus, you can determine how much you’ll invest in your education and how you will pay for it. We can walk you step-by-step through the process with the tuition and expenses estimating tool, Financial Plan and Net Price Calculator.

With the financial planning tool you can:

  • Determine your estimated tuition and expenses based on your degree program and location.
  • Enter your financial information to explore ways to pay for your tuition and expenses.
  • Review your financial plan to see if you need to make adjustments.

Having information about your taxes, savings and any prior college credits available will help with this process. The more specific the information you provide, the more accurate your estimate will be.

Tuition and Fees

There are many ways for you to fund your education. Follow the link below to learn about some of the most common financial options students use. Keep in mind, everyone’s situation is different, so it’s important to discuss payment options with a representative before enrolling.

Financial Options

Completion time depends on the program you choose and the number of transfer credits applied to the program. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to get detailed information.

Attending online class is easy, all you need is a reliable internet connection. You simply log into your classroom to complete assignments, access course materials and resources and interact with faculty and classmates. Class participation is graded based upon your contributions to online discussions. This is a great solution for students who might have a difficult time commuting and for those who learn better independently.

How it Works

Follow the link below to learn about our admissions process. Ready to enroll? Call and speak with a representative to get started.

Admissions

Professional development courses provide instructional opportunities to develop knowledge, build essential skills and expand career paths. Coursework may be general in nature or more focused on professional skills preparation for certification attainment or maintenance.

Professional Development

Professional development courses are a fantastic way to fill the gaps in your skills. University of Phoenix courses cover a variety of topics and are designed to give professionals a greater base of knowledge so they can improve their career opportunities or maintain professional certification. Our courses are also of interest to companies who want a more skilled workforce.

Professional Development

Educators must meet state requirements to maintain their license. This may include taking courses to keep your license active, change positions/subject areas or stay knowledgeable on current education topics and standards. Educators can use continuing education for license renewal, for professional development, toward endorsements and pay scale increases, and for personal growth.

Continuing Education

Educators can use continuing education for license renewal, for professional development, toward endorsements and pay scale increases, and for personal growth. Our credit-bearing teacher curriculum is designed for new and seasoned educators who want to develop or reinforce their knowledge of classroom concepts and techniques, or to enhance their career.

Continuing Education

There are many professional development topics to choose from, including:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • Business Intelligence
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Marketing
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Technology

Continuing Teacher Education courses may include:

  • Administration
  • Early Childhood
  • Special Education
  • Autism
  • English as a Second Language
  • Bilingual
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Technology
  • Leadership
  • Methods of teaching in several different content areas
  • STEM
  • STEAM
  • Spanish
  • General education areas like Classroom Management and Foundations of Education
  • School Counseling
  • Reading
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Teaching for Online Classes (K–12 and Higher Education)
  • Par-Education

While widely available, not all programs or courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Continuing Education

Students can enroll in continuing education courses at phoenix.edu. It’s quick and easy—just find the course you want and enroll. You can also talk to an Enrollment Representative at 866.766.0766 for help with the online registration process.

Individual Courses

Professional Development and Continuing Teacher Education courses are documented on transcripts. You can request your transcripts by going to eCampus and looking under the “Program” tab. You can also call the Office of Admissions and Records Service Center at 800.866-3919. 

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23.

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Students must meet the admission requirements for their chosen program. Credits from a regionally or nationally accredited institution may be eligible to transfer, provided that a grade of a C- or better was earned. Transfer credits typically apply toward general education and elective categories. Contact an Enrollment Representative for more information specific to your background.

Transfer Information

We have hundreds of agreements with two-year institutions that enable you to take the eligible credits you’ve earned and apply them to a degree program. This transfer process allows you to potentially satisfy degree requirement and graduate in less time. See if your college has a credit-transfer agreement with University of Phoenix.

Transfer Credits

As a student, you have many options available to fund your education. Some of the most common financial options include Federal Financial Aid, scholarships, grants, the cash plan, the third-party billing plan, the military or government billing plan, tribal funding and third-party private student loans. Learn about each option to determine your eligibility. 

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eCampus, our innovative learning platform, allows you to ask questions, discuss topics and collaborate with your classmates from around the world. This gives you the ability to work in teams, talk to your instructor and access course materials any time of the day or night. Your schedule will be provided to you by your Academic Advisor and can be accessed in eCampus under the Quick Links section.

Online Resources

You may be able to fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. To be eligible for PLA credits, you must be an undergraduate student who has already been accepted into University of Phoenix. In addition, you must have submitted any transcripts to the University, and you must have remaining general education or elective credits required to earn your degree.

Before submitting an application, we suggest that you contact your Academic Advisor to discuss whether PLA would be beneficial to you and how credits can be applied to your degree program.

PLA credits cannot be applied to associate and bachelor's degree programs in Education.

Admissions requirements for international students vary depending on the program. Students must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement and, if in the U.S., provide an acceptable visa that does not prohibit educational studies at the University of Phoenix. Please speak to an Enrollment Representative to learn about program-specific requirements.

International Admissions

Students must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement (ELP). To meet this, a student must have completed high school in the U.S. or another English-speaking country, have 30+ transferrable semester credits from an approved English-speaking institution or pass an ELP exam from an approved testing agency (Berlitz, TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson). For more information, contact an International Enrollment Representative.

International Admissions

To have your transcript evaluated, please contact an Enrollment Representative for more information. In some cases, an approved translation and/or a third-party professional evaluation may be required at an additional cost to the applicant.

International Admissions

No, you do not need to be living in the U.S. to attend University of Phoenix. We have students living abroad — in 115 countries — attending school online.

International Admissions

A visa is a document that allows the holder to apply for entry into the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Department of State (DoS) determine who is eligible to be admitted into the U.S. along with how long they can stay and other conditions of their visit.

Generally visa requirements for students include:

  • You must have a visa that allows you to legally work and attend school in the United States.
  • The visa type, date of issue and country of citizenship must be listed on the admission application. Please verify that the visa is current — expired visas cannot be accepted.
  • Legible copies of visas are acceptable documentation.

Contact an International Enrollment Representative for more information concerning visa requirements.

International Admissions

Applicants who are permanent residents of the United States may be eligible for federal financial aid. Please contact your Admissions Representative for more information. We invite international students to explore grant and scholarship options as well.

International Admissions

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23.

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Military service can provide a solid foundation for career growth. University of Phoenix has resources to help you successfully transition to a new career. With our Phoenix Career Guidance System you can discover career interests, transition your military skills to a civilian career and explore the job market.

Career Services

If you plan to use your veteran’s benefits for your education, you are entitled to a Shopping Sheet in accordance with Executive Order 13607. It provides a breakdown of your education costs so you can compare costs between the institutions you select. It also shows how your benefits and any financial aid are applied to your education. The information provided in the Shopping Sheet is an estimate of your individual education cost and any financial aid for which you might be eligible. This estimate is based on the information you provided in the Financial Plan with Net Price Calculator. Please refer to your financial aid award letter for the actual amount of financial aid awarded.

Our tuition and expenses estimating tool, Financial Plan with Net Price Calculator, will help you create your Financial Plan and Shopping Sheet.

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Our military certified enrollment representatives are available by phone to help guide you. All you need is a reliable internet connection and our staff can provide you with information about degree programs, point you to resources designed to help you make decisions and show you how to apply for admission.

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Official and unofficial transcripts can be requested through our student website or by mail, fax or phone. To order by phone, call the Office of Admissions and Records Support Center at 800.866.3919. Be sure to check your unofficial transcript to make sure your coursework and grades have posted before ordering your official transcript.

You can request an electronic transcript or pay an additional fee for overnight delivery of a paper transcript if you need expedited service. Please note, some limitations apply to overnight deliveries.

Get a Transcript

As a graduate of University of Phoenix, you are automatically a part of the University of Phoenix Alumni Association. To access the benefits on the alumni website just log in using your eCampus login credentials. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a long-time University of Phoenix alum, the Alumni Association is your gateway to your alumni network — 923,000 strong, and growing.

You can also connect with 190,000+ of your fellow alumni on the UOPX Alumni Association Facebook page or network with fellow alumni in real time on PhoenixConnect®.

Get Involved

Your alumni status grants you continued access to valuable career resources ranging from tools and webinars to expert content series and social networks. You can read career content, join career conversations happening on alumni social channels, take advantage of career workshops and access the Phoenix Career Guidance System that you used as a student.

Career Resources

There are currently 49 UOPX alumni chapters across the United States. Chapters are informal, alumni-driven clubs that work to create and encourage networking opportunities with other alumni.

Locate your alumni chapter here

Contact the Alumni Association at alumni@phoenix.edu or 800.795.2586.

We offer a range of individual, non-credit professional development, and test-preparation courses, as well as certificate programs.

Continuing Education

University of Phoenix alumni receive exclusive rewards, discounts and even earn cash back at various companies and online retailers. Visit the Benefits and Discounts page on the alumni website to learn more or start shopping with hundreds of retailers on University Marketplace.

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) is the doctoral program arm of University of Phoenix, offering three specializations in business, education and health. Programs include:

  • Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Healthcare Administration

Doctoral FAQs

University of Phoenix doctoral programs are primarily online, with three required face-to-face residency experiences available in select cities in the United States. The Post-Master’s Educational Specialist degree does not have a residency.

Doctoral FAQs

Yes, and most hold positions in the fields they teach. When they are not teaching class, our instructors are leaders in their respective organizations.

Doctoral FAQs

You can find faculty and other students who share your discipline at our SAS research centers. These scholarly communities help students and faculty find others with similar research interests and build relationships. You can take advantage of research courses that help to inform you about methodologies, writing style and requirements. If you have specific questions that require a quick response while you write your dissertation, you can contact a research faculty member who will answer within 24–48 hours.

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To enter a doctoral degree program, you must:

  • Have a master’s degree from a regionally or an approved nationally accredited — or candidate for accreditation — college or university or an equivalent graduate degree earned at a recognized foreign institution.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on graduate degree posted transcripts.
  • Have a record of current or past employment in a supervisory or management position. Certain doctoral degree programs may have program-specific work experience requirements. Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about program-specific work experience requirements.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing or attending a residency in the United States.
  • Have access to a research library. (Enrolled students have access to University of Phoenix libraries.)
  • Have a signed University of Phoenix hardware/software agreement.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.

Complete all required forms for admission and submit an official master’s degree posted transcript.

Admission Requirements

Our online colleges and schools

The colleges and schools of University of Phoenix put education in your reach with degree programs and online classes made to fit your life. We’re dedicated to helping working adults achieve their educational and career goals. We offer online college degree programs, on-campus classes in select locations and feature a collection of colleges & schools offering in-demand degrees.

Education within reach. How to pay for the education you deserve.

Your ambition and potential brought you this far, don’t let unanswered questions about cost stop you now. Our resources help you understand your options and answer your questions about paying for college.

Find your Campus

University of Phoenix puts college in your reach with flexible classes designed to fit your needs. Attend classes online or at select locations nationwide. On-campus classes are offered in the evenings or on the weekend to better fit into your schedule. Select a campus and create a schedule that works for you.