Evening & Online Adult Studies
Flexible, affordable, and accommodating, the ACCESS program can help make your educational dreams a reality. Successfully earn or finish your bachelor’s degree or certificate at the pace, location, and times you choose.
Designed for adult learners like you, the admissions requirements are minimal and applying is easy.
ACCESS Majors & Programs of Study
Generous Credit Transfer Policy
With DeSales' generous transfer policy, you can transfer up to 25 three-credit courses toward your DeSales degree — and if you already have your Associate's degree, all your credits will transfer to DSU.*
Wondering which of your credits will transfer? We'll be happy to give you a personalized, no-obligation transfer credit evaluation.
ACCESS Evening & Online Admissions & Aid
The ACCESS program is designed for adult learners like you. We want to make it easy for you to continue your education—or to start a new degree or certificate program. All we require for admission are a high school diploma or GED and the desire to learn.
Why Choose DeSales ACCESS?
You'll be academically satisfied
You'll be prepared to succeed
You'll be in good company
You'll build up your resume
For Those Who Serve
Summer Classes at DeSales
Summer is a great time to get ahead or catch up with your studies. We have a wide variety of summer courses — both online and on campus.
2021 Undergrad Summer Class Session Dates
- ACCESS Session 5 – May 17 to July 10 (8 weeks)
- ACCESS Session 6 – July 12 to August 21 (6 weeks)
- May Minimester – May 24 to June 12 (3 weeks)
- Online Minimester 1 – May 24 to July 3 (6 weeks)
- Online Minimester 2 – July 5 to August 14 (6 weeks)
Year at a Glance — Plan Your Schedule!
DeSales University Launching New Accelerated MBA Program
DeSales University is giving recent college graduates and business professionals looking to change careers the chance to earn a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in just one year.
The University is launching a new accelerated online MBA program beginning in August. Students with a business-related undergraduate degree can complete the program in 12 months. Those without a business background must complete three, six-week sessions of business foundation courses, which are offered at a 10 percent discount this summer. Those students will complete their degree in 15 months.
“Our program will offer 13 elective focus areas, including healthcare management, supply chain management, data analytics, and project management.”
Karen Kent, director of the MBA program, has deep experience working as an educator in a full-time cohort program. With the job market taking a hit amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Kent thought it was a natural time to offer this accelerated program.
“Our faculty are excited and ready to launch the program,” she says. “Our program will offer 13 elective focus areas, including healthcare management, supply chain management, data analytics, and project management. Our faculty are made up of deeply experienced executives across many industries; students will have the opportunity to work, learn, and grow under the guidance of the finest business educators in their fields.”
The program will have an emphasis on experiential learning, allowing students to interact and learn from business executives. Students will also serve as the DeSales MBA Consulting Team and work with companies on real-world projects. The program will also join forces with the DeSales Career Development Center to provide free bi-weekly seminars in career development support.
“These unique seminars will help students discover career fields, hone their executive skills, and explore their leadership styles—all designed to prepare our students for their best futures,” says Kent.
Classes will be a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous online formats. Students can apply without submitting GMAT scores but they must have at least a 3.0 GPA for all previous coursework. Admission preference will be given to students who successfully completed at least one internship or those with career-related job experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 2020.
The DeSales University MBA program is a leader in online education, ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of Best Online MBA Programs and on the Best Online MBA Program for Veterans list for 2020. It’s also one of the most affordable private-school tuitions in the region.
Learn more about the new DeSales Accelerated MBA program