Ashland University

Ashland University (AU) is a private, American, non-profit university founded in 1878 and located in Ashland, Ohio. Through its faculties, AU offers Bachelors Degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Average Tuition USD 30,370
  • Acceptance Rate 73%
  • Students 5,428
  • International Students 2.5%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 38,788
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Ashland University (AU) strongly believes in the importance of the liberal arts and sciences and the need to supply initial and advanced preparation in certain professional areas to help students lead meaningful and productive lives. Through its 25 master’s degree programs which include Business administration and management, clinical, counseling and applied psychology, exercise physiology, and theology/theological studies; the school puts its beliefs into action by offering a unique educational experience that mixes the challenges of tough, applied academic programs with faculties and staffs that grow nurturing relationships with students. There are internship opportunities where students can gain career experience and earn. Prominent alumni include Bayard Elfvin - US National soccer team goalkeeper; Bruce McLarty - president of Harding University; Dwight Schar – Chairman and CEO, Northern Virginia and Ryan Homes; and Abiy Ahmed - Prime minister of Ethiopia.
  • 01AU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • 02AU is ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the top research universities in America.
  • 03AU is listed in Washington Monthly's “Best Bang for the Buck” ranking of colleges (National Universities Category).

Master Programs

  • 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH 44805, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH 44805, USA

    Applied exercise science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

  • 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH 44805, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Creative writing

    USD 15,998 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Education

    USD 8,784 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH 44805, USA

    Enterprise

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

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    Finance

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Health risk & communication

    USD 13,050 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Human Resources

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

  • 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH 44805, USA

    Information Management

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of information management, information systems, and electronic business.

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    Project Management

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of project planning; risk management; cost and time management; contracts and procurement; accounting and statistics; decision making; and human resources.

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    Religious Education

    USD 15,120 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH 44805, USA

    Sports Management

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation leadership.

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    Supply Chain Management

    USD 11,376 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of acquisitions and purchasing; inventory control; storage and handling; manufacturing; logistics planning; shipping and delivery management; transportation; quality control; resource estimation and allocation; and budgeting.

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    Theology

    USD 15,120 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 223
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 450
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 519

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 67
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 860
  • Minimum ACT 18
  • Average SAT Score 1030

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    At AU, a wide range of academic funding options are available to master’s degree students including the TEACH grant for master’s degree students who are taking studies in teaching and other high need areas and the graduate loan option.

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    Established in 1878

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          • Testimony
            1985-1989, Pre-Law/Business Management

            "My College or should I say University experience (I started when Ashland was a College and I was the first class to graduate as Ashland University) was awesome! The overall experience was top notch: beautiful campus, activities plentiful, small classes, caring professors, and excellent education. All the tools to help you succeed!"

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            2001-2004, MBA

            "I was always impressed with the backgrounds of my professors in Ashland University’s MBA. Many had come from more recognizable schools and all had backgrounds that contributed to their real-world understanding of the subject matter. Ashland does a fantastic job recruiting professors. The knowledge they passed on to me has served me very well. I not only gained a degree, I was able to learn from the experiences of others (and that’s kind of what it’s all about)."

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            1965-1969, Political Science/History

            "Three generations of my family as Ashland alums (including me!) says a lot."