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SBU Worldwide Campus

A Christian-Based Education Wherever You Are.
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Welcome to SBU Worldwide!

Southwest Baptist University (SBU) is a Christ-centered, caring, academic community preparing servant leaders to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Located in southwest Missouri, SBU provides a range of traditional liberal arts and specialized degree programs. By combining Christian education with real world experience, SBU equips its students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. The SBU Worldwide Campus makes it possible for those who have work, family, or military obligations, or seek flexible learning options, to pursue educational programs from wherever you are. With more than a century of excellence in Christian higher education, SBU is excited to offer expanded educational opportunities to learners around the world. 

SBU Worldwide at a Glance 

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8 Week Classes

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Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees

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Upcoming Start Dates

July 1, 2024

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June 17, 2024

August 19, 2024

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August 5, 2024

October 14, 2024

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September 30, 2024

January 13, 2025

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December 30, 2024

Meet Your Admissions Counselors

Nicki HarmonNicki Harmon

Director of Graduate and Worldwide Admissions

With a passion for higher education, Nickie has dedicated her career to assisting students on their educational journey. Nicki has a unique understanding of the online culture and academic opportunities available as an alumna of SBU. She is eager to share her own experiences and help prospective students find their perfect fit. Contact Nicki at (417) 307-0322 or via email.


Paula Palmer

Paula Palmer

Worldwide Health Sciences

With a vision to equip students, Paula strives to assist those with a calling to a career in the healthcare field.  Whether it is a degree in Health Sciences online or continuing your Nursing education with an online, advanced degree, you will find Paula ready to guide you through the educational admissions process.  Please contact Paula at (417) 447-8672 or via email.  

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Master of Business Administration
Tuition: $565 per credit hour

Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Tuition: $325 per credit hour (Fall 2024)

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Operations and Management
Tuition: $325 per credit hour (Fall 2024)

Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Tuition: $325 per credit hour (Fall 2024)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Tuition: $390 per credit hour

Associate of Science in Business Administration
Tuition: $390 per credit hour

Minor in Business Administration

*Educational Material Fee: $25 per credit hour
Technology Fee: $50 per 3 hour course

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Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Tuition: $325 per credit hour

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
$325 per credit hour (Fall 2024)

Tuition: $325 per credit hour (base)
* Nursing specific course fees may apply

Master of Science in Nursing
Tuition: $465 per credit hour

Associate of Science in Health Sciences
Tuition: $325 per credit hour

*Educational Material Fee: $25 per credit hour
Technology Fee: $50 per 3 hour course


Master of Science in Education
$340 per credit hour

Curriculum and Instruction
Teacher Leadership
Instructional Technology Leadership


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*Educational Materials Fee covers all books & course materials (Slingshot Premium)

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Online Program FAQs

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at SBU is dedicated to providing you with the financial resources and advisement you need in order to pursue your goal of a Christian higher education. SBU has multiple financial aid options including grants, state, and federal aid.

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Veterans Benefits/Discount

SBU has been recognized as a military-friendly school and assists military members and eligible dependents in acquiring student financial aid, tuition assistance, and other various military and VA benefits for which they are eligible. 

SBU Worldwide also offers an Everyday Hero discount to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of our military members. Active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military members, military veterans, dependents of military members and veterans are eligible to receive the discount when enrolled in a qualified SBU Worldwide degree program. The Everyday Hero discount is not eligible to be combined or stacked with other SBU financial aid.

For more information about the Everyday Hero discount, contact the admissions counselor assigned to your program of interest above.

For more information about how to use your military benefits, you can email or call 417-328-1609.

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Additional Information

Southwest Baptist University has been approved by the state of Missouri to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

"The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts." (

Higher education institutions delivering courses by distance education are required to provide the contact information for official entities or agencies within each state designed to handle complaint resolution. States are required by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.43(b)) to have a complaint process available to any enrolled or prospective student.

Southwest Baptist University students enrolled in online and distance courses, as well as on-campus courses, should attempt to resolve complaints by following the procedures for Formal Complaints and Grievances in the SBU Student Handbook. If you wish to file a complaint about the University with its regional accreditor regarding issues of institutional quality, you may do so by following the instructions on the Higher Learning Commission website. Distance education students may contact Amy Werner at MDHE if a concern is not resolved through the SBU Formal Complaint and Grievance process. Contact information is listed below.

Amy Werner, SARA State Portal Entity Contact
Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1469 Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469 573-522-1377
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