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Director's Greeting

Welcome to Cedarville’s online M.B.A. program.  We are excited to provide a top-quality, biblically integrated education. We value you as our student and want you to have a successful educational experience.

When I worked on my M.B.A., over a four-year period, I found juggling multiple priorities my biggest challenge. Persevering and relying on God’s strength, I completed my degree. I enjoyed my course work and interacting with my classmates. Our desire is that even through an online course, you will develop relationships with your fellow students — sharing “war stories” and best practices as well as praying for each other. 

As you anticipate beginning your first M.B.A. course, you will be participating in two free assessments. These assessments have pre- and post-test assessment segments and are used to maintain accreditation for the M.B.A. program. In addition, your responses will help us evaluate course areas to ensure you successfully achieve the learning objectives.

Plan to complete the pre-test segments of your assessments before you begin your first M.B.A. course. The post-test assessment segments will occur during your capstone course as you complete your M.B.A. degree requirements.

Contact me at any time with questions or concerns.

Director's Greeting

Thank you for choosing to be part of the M.Ed. degree program at Cedarville.

In addition to the exceptional faculty who provide your course instruction in an online environment, you also have been assigned a dedicated program advisor, who will help you successfully navigate the requirements of the M.Ed. program.

As an online M.Ed. student, you are involved in a less structured learning environment than you experienced as an undergraduate student.  Online graduate students must be self-motivated and disciplined to successfully complete their courses. 

We suggest that you approach your online courses as you would traditional on-campus courses.  Please carefully review and follow the course syllabus to identify professor expectations, assignment instructions, and project deadlines. 

As a busy professional and graduate student, you have competing priorities and multiple responsibilities. These eight-week M.Ed. courses are designed to provide instruction at a quick pace, and you are strongly encouraged to follow the pace of the course as it was designed.  This will reduce your stress, maximize your learning, and help you avoid grade reductions due to late assignments.

As you progress through your courses, be sure to maintain communication with your course instructors.  In the event of extenuating circumstances, you may be able to arrange for alternative deadlines.

Contact me with any questions or concerns.  We want you to succeed in your studies, your professional development, and your ministry to the students and families you serve.

Advancing the Kingdom,
Stephen S. Gruber, Ed.D.

Master of Education Program

Principal Licensure Program

Reading Endorsement

Director's Greeting

Welcome to the Master of Ministry Program of Cedarville University.

We are excited to join you in this next step of your academic and spiritual journey. Our desire is to foster a community of ministry minded students who are rooted in Christ, His church, and in His commission. 

We plan to challenge you to grow deeper in Christ while helping you cultivate important ministry skills. As the director of the program, alongside our M.Min team and faculty, I promise to love and encourage you through this process. I look forward to beginning this walk with you!

Until then, please remember this important truth: 

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6

Needing Him,
Rob Turner, Ph.D.

Program Director: Rob Turner
Program Advisors: 

Kelly Hellwig
Rob Turner

Coordinators' Greeting

Welcome to Cedarville University School of Nursing and the Graduate Nursing Program.

Our desire is to prepare you to fulfill God’s purpose for your life through the ministry of nursing. We are eager to equip you to work effectively to meet the needs of individuals, families, and populations locally and throughout the world. Enhancing your personal spiritual growth and Christian character is a priority for us.

The Lord, your family, your friends, your church family, and others have prepared you to accomplish the goals set before you. As faculty, we will coach you, encourage you, and love you as you keep these thoughts before you:

Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. – I Corinthians 10:31

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6

Serving our Lord Jesus Christ,
Rachel Parrill, Ph.D.
Cliff Fawcett, M.S.N.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Global Health Ministries (GHM)

Dean's Greeting

One of the most exciting and dynamic professions in health care is pharmacy. As the health care needs of our communities have increased in both complexity and cost, the pharmacy profession has assumed a more active role in the direct, clinically focused care of patients and their families. Schools of pharmacy, in turn, have responded with a variety of course changes to accommodate those shifts. Students enrolling in Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs are now extensively trained in disease pathologies, patient assessment, patient communication, clinical decision-making, cost-effective and clinically effective therapy management, clinical research methods, and business strategies.

At Cedarville University, we go even further in our approach to taking care of patients. We recognize that serving people is God’s call in our life. In addition to affording students experiences in industry (e.g., research and development of drug products), various high-level practice settings, and unique health care companies, we also provide students with experiences in underserved populations, assist students in finding God’s call within their chosen profession, and challenge students to be innovative in every facet of professional engagement. We desire our graduates to be good stewards of God’s wisdom.

Graduates will be exposed to the myriad unmet needs within the health care system. At Cedarville University, we are preparing you to create strategies to initiate positions, companies, or organizations to meet those needs. Our hope is that you will graduate from our program not just seeking positions, but envisioning and creating the positions that will make a difference in our society.

We are glad that you chose to be part of our unique mission and rewarding profession!

Dean: Marc Sweeney
Associate Dean: Jeff Lewis

Faculty and Advisors:

Dean's Greeting

Welcome to Cedarville University's online Bible program. We are excited about you starting your learning journey through the greatest treasure on earth, the Word of God. In this program, you will discover what Christians have understood and defended about the Bible concerning its trustworthiness and its authority. 

The best part of the program is that you will study the Bible directly, under the guidance of some of the best Bible experts around. Cedarville's faculty will walk you through the biblical texts and they will press you to recognize that your increasing Bible knowledge is not only for your own sake.  Your Bible knowledge provides a foundation for ministry to those around you.

Let me provide you with four helpful hints for getting the most out of your program:

  1. Keep up with the pace of your course. Because we want you to make consistent progress through your program, we keep the courses compact and intense. With this pace, you can immerse yourself in your subject matter and gain the most benefit from your dedicated study. However, if you allow your work to pile up or become overdue, the course could become overwhelming.
  2. Dedicate time for your readings and class assignments. The flexibility and adaptability of our online program is fantastic. However, you will need to have regular, dedicated time to read, reflect on, and interact with the course materials.
  3. Seek help when you need it. As our faculty members guide you through your courses, there will be concepts or analogies that you may not understand or cannot synthesize with other materials. When this happens, connect with your instructor early, before you become overwhelmed or discouraged.
  4. Look for ways to apply or share what you are learning, which can help you avoid two potential traps when studying the Bible. The first trap is to learn biblical and theological truth, but let them remain as isolated concepts and not become life-altering theology. Applying what you are learning from the Bible allows you to grow spiritually as you learn the intellectual content of the course. The second trap is to study the Bible for your own benefit only. If we are truly learning the Bible, we will become more aware of the need to share God's revealed truths with others. Dialoguing with fellow believers as well as unbelievers will strengthen the biblical concepts that you are learning. And, your academic journey might just be the means that God uses to reach someone with the Gospel or to encourage someone in their faith.

Blessings for the journey!
Jason K. Lee, Ph.D.

Coordinator's Greeting

It is my privilege to welcome you to the Cedarville University School of Nursing's RN to BSN program. As a Christian nurse, you have most likely worked in an environment that challenges you regularly in your faith. We believe nursing is an excellent arena to live out your faith in ministry for Christ.

To this end, the School of Nursing has worked diligently to design a curriculum that will enhance your ability to use previous knowledge from course work already taken, and add to that the dimensions of baccalaureate nursing education. As you proceed through the nursing courses, we will guide you through specific biblical character qualities from 2 Peter 1:5–9. These character qualities include faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.

Cedarville's School of Nursing faculty members have experience as both professional nurses and educators, and they recognize the busy schedules of the working nurse. Therefore, the courses have been intentionally designed to further your education without repeating content. Flexibility is recognized as important for the experienced RN; thus, the courses have very few prerequisites allowing you to complete your degree at your own pace. We have also designed most of the courses in eight-week blocks so you may take as many or as few courses in any given semester and continue to have options as you flex your schedule to meet your personal needs.

We realize there are many demands on your time, and enrolling in an RN to BSN program is a significant commitment. We welcome you as you begin this next step in your nursing education and develop your ministry for Christ through nursing.

Randy Johnson, Ph.D., RN 
Coordinator of the RN to BSN program
School of Nursing

Program Coordinator: Randy Johnson
Program Advisor: Alyssa Johnson

Director's Greeting

Thank you for choosing the Bioethics Graduate Certificate at Cedarville University. 

Whether you are a health care professional, social worker, pastor, or other interested student, I welcome you to this important field of study. With this training, you can influence the culture for wise decision-making in medicine and research, but also in daily life. 

My name is Dr. Dennis Sullivan, a physician-ethicist. My original training was in general surgery, and I have served as an Army physician and a medical missionary. Due to a civil war in the country of Central African Republic, my family and I returned to the United States. Since 1996, I have taught human biology and bioethics here at Cedarville University, and I direct the University’s Center for Bioethics.

In five distinct online courses, our bioethics faculty will guide you through the basics of biomedical ethics. Though there is less formal structure, online courses require greater self-motivation and personal discipline than you may have experienced as an undergrad. 

Please remember as well that these courses are taught at a graduate level, so there is more material to master. These eight-week courses are fast paced, so be sure to keep up. This will reduce your stress and maximize your personal benefit. As you progress, be sure to communicate with your course instructors. You may be able to arrange for alternate deadlines if life circumstances get in the way.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am anxious for you to succeed, and to use your growing knowledge of ethics to minister in your professional and personal life.


Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D., M.A. (Ethics)
Director, Bioethics Graduate Certificate