Alvernia University
 

Category: Private offering Doctorate | State: Pennsylvania

About Alvernia University
 

Alvernia combines the personal touch and attention of a small private college with many of the opportunities of a larger university. Our students benefit from a liberal arts foundation that offers a well-rounded education. Students receive first-rate professional preparation through real-world learning, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed for career success. As one of only 24 Franciscan institutions in the U.S., our values-based learning philosophy is guided by the ideal of "knowledge joined with love". Our emphasis on developing ethical leaders with moral courage is blended with a commitment to service in a welcoming campus environment.
 

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Why attend Alvernia University
 

Alvernia welcomes all veterans, active duty personnel, and members of the Guard and Reserves. We are committed to supporting the continuing education needs of American military personnel. Your Veterans Affairs, Federal, and State education benefits are part of the compensation you earned for serving your country. We recognize that service and offer access to over 50 associates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. Additionally, we offer the opportunity to attend Alvernia under the Yellow Ribbon Program, credit for military training, easy transfer of previously completed credits, assistance in applying and enrolling, and exclusive use of Alvernia's Veterans' Center.
 

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamAccounting

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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Business Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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Criminal Justice/Police Science

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

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Finance, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

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Forensic Science & Technology

A program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, entomology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology and autopsy procedures, DNA and blood pattern analysis, crime scene analysis, crime scene photography, fingerprint technology, document analysis, witness and suspect examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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Health Professions & Related Programs

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Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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Nursing Practice / Registered Nurse

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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Secondary Education & Teaching

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

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Social Work

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $32,840 $32,840 $13,590 $13,590
Fees $800 $800 $285 $285
Room $5,830 $5,830 N/A N/A
Board $5,860 $5,860 N/A N/A
Books $1,500 $1,500 $1,600 $1,600
Other Expenses $2,500 $2,500 $13,200 $13,200
Totals $49,330 $49,330 $28,675 $28,675
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
    • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
    • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
    • Offers evening programs
    • Offers weekend programs
    • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
    • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
    • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
    • Study skills workshops
    • Financial aid counseling
    • Mental health counseling
    • Transition Assistance
    • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
    • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
    • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?