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Degree Types

Will UoPeople be adding any other degree programs in the future?

UoPeople is constantly working on developing new programs for their students and expects to have more degree earning programs in the near future.

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Does UoPeople offer degree courses in English in the USA?

University of the People is a U.S. accredited, online university. All our degrees are taught in English. We offer the following eight degrees: Associate and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science; Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration; Associate and Bachelor degrees in Health Science; and a Master degree in...

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Can I change programs once admitted?

Students may request to change majors by submitting a request in the UoPeople Portal with the following conditions:


Students are required to be in good standing with a CGPA of 2.00 or higher to request to change majors, and must pass all prerequisites listed in the requirements...

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How long does it take to complete a degree?

Full time students who are enrolled year-round are able to complete an Associates degree in a year, a Bachelors degree in two years, and a Master degree in less than a year. This may vary depending on your course load per term. Students can verify their progress through the degree...

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How long does it take to complete the program?

Full-time Degree Seeking students may enroll in up to 2-3 courses per term, and part-time Degree Seeking Students may enroll in 1 course per term. Students must complete all requirements for the Associate’s Degree in no more than 25 terms of active enrollment, excluding any periods of separation from the University;...

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How many exams are there in total?

At UoPeople, there is one exam per course. In order to complete an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science and Health Science, you will be required to pass 20 courses.


Similarly, in order to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science, you will be required...

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Business Administration

What are the costs involved in order to complete the MBA program?

University of the People is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. Though we are tuition-free, there is a one-time $60 Application Fee. We charge the $60 fee to review your application because the UoPeople Admissions team has to manually review each application submitted. Given the large volume...

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Are there any pre-requisite courses to take for the MBA?

No! Students are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a US accredited institution or an equivalent degree from an accredited international institution in order to be eligible for the MBA program, but that’s it! To learn more about admissions requirements, please visit our Graduate Admissions page on...
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Where can I find information about the Business administration degree

Please refer to our Catalog  or the website to learn more about our Business Administration program.

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What is the maximum number of courses per term I can take for the MBA?

The maximum number of courses students can take during the MBA is three per term, provided the student has a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. 

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What are the requirements to apply for the MBA program?

To apply for the MBA program, applicant’s must:
1. Have a Bachelor’s degree from a US accredited institution or an equivalent degree from an accredited international institution;
2. Two years of full-time work experience; and
3. Provide a letter of recommendation.
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Foundation Courses

Now that you accept transfer credits, can I skip some Foundation courses?

If you complete your transfer credit request within seven days after receiving the email notifying you that you are qualified for admission, you may be able to be admitted to the Transfer Credit Foundations Pathway. Those in this Foundations program only need to complete Online Education Strategies (UNIV 1001). Those...

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What are UoPeople Foundations courses, and do I have to complete them?

UoPeople Foundations are Introductory Courses designed to prepare students for online learning, and to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in their chosen academic degree program.  Each student will be required to take between 2-5 Foundations courses. 
At the undergraduate level, students must complete...

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Will I need to take general education courses?

Each of the six undergraduate degree programs offered by University of the People requires completion a certain number of courses in the relevant major as well as general education courses. A comprehensive list can be found in our University Catalog  

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What are the courses under Arts & Science?

Arts & Science courses are intended to add both depth and breadth to each student’s overall educational experience by providing opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections between concepts and ideas, as well as an environment to contemplate their meaning and significance.

Mastering the basic tenets of a liberal arts education, students...

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How long do the foundation courses take to complete?

The UoPeople Foundations Courses provide students with an understanding of the unique UoPeople method, and determines whether online learning may be right for them.

Completing UoPeople Foundations is a requirement for all UoPeople students. They are specifically designed to equip students with the necessary skills needed to thrive in their...

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When will the English 0101 course start for a non-degree special student?

All courses start at the beginning of each term. Please refer to the academic calendar to see the start and end dates of each term –

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Health Science

How long is the health science program

University of the People offers two undergraduate programs in Health Science: An Associate’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree. These are generally completed in 2 or 4 years respectively, but you can complete them in half of the time.


The Health Science degree program at UoPeople prepares our students to...

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How does the online Health Science degree program work without practical experience?

For more information specifically about our Health Science degree, click here .
To learn more about the Career Development of the program, and how you may benefit from the online degree, please visit:

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Computer Science

If I get a computer science degree from uopeople, Can I use it to apply to graduate school in the US?

Like other universities, UoPeople cannot guarantee that its students or their credits will be accepted by other academic institutions, since this is determined by each institution individually. If you are looking to transfer credits earned at UoPeople to another institution, students should consult and verify with the receiving institution regarding...

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Where can I get more information about the Computer Science program offered at UoPeople?

You can read more about the Computer Science degree programs here.


University of the People offers high-quality degree programs, together with a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with cutting-edge information technology and the Internet. The Computer Science Program provides an appreciation of the...

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Master's of Education

What happens during the M.Ed Capstone Course?

Every M.Ed. student is required to complete a final applied research project. Using rigorous education research methods, students will delve into a teaching-related question that has practical relevance for their own professional practice. They submit a report on the results of the study.

Students also make a presentation on their...

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How was the International Baccalaureate involved in developing the M.Ed program?

The M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching was designed in cooperation with the International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB is a global leader in the provision of high-quality, accessible programs for K-12 students. Offered by almost 5,000 schools in more than 150 countries, IB programs encourage both personal growth and academic achievement. The...

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Who should be interested in pursuing an M.Ed.?

While the program is primarily directed at K-12 classroom teachers in public and private schools, anyone who works with children and youth could benefit from the program.

Educators work in a variety of settings – nursery schools, community colleges, after-school programs, museums, sports and recreation programs, hospitals, tutoring programs, health...

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What are the technology requirements to complete a certificate program?

To complete a certificate at University of the People, students will need to have consistent access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. If students are working on a computer that is not their personal computer and are unable to save documents, it’s important also to obtain an external drive. Because there...

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Is the certificate program available for students from every country?

Do other universities accept credit transfers from University of the People?

Yes. Students who wish to transfer their UoPeople graduate credits to another institution are strongly advised to discuss this with the receiving institution as the transferability of credits earned at UoPeople is at the complete discretion of the institution to which students may seek to transfer.

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How many students will be accepted?

There is room for everyone in an online classroom and there is no limit to how many students can be accepted into UoPeople’s certificate programs.    

However, at this time UoPeople only accepts new students into the UoPeople certificate programs. Students already seeking a degree at UoPeople are ineligible at this time.

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Who is behind the program?

Each certificate program has an advisory board to guide and develop the program courses included to ensure students receive a quality education. For example, the Business Administration Advisory Board contributes to the development of the Business Administration Certificates program.

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How many students per class? 

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