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University of Evansville Academic Programs

The University of Evansville appears in our ranking of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.

High-school graduates considering the University of Evansville can choose from among several dozen major fields of study. The fields are diverse and feature such degree foci as Music, Religion, and Statistics and Data Science. Religion students often minor in either Ethics or Race and Ethnicity Studies while Music majors often double major in Music Education and Music Therapy.

Statistics and Data Science students often pair their studies with a Computers in Math and Science certificate. The digital revolution has created many opportunities for the study of data. The University of Evansville’s emphasis on liberal-arts education fosters critical thinking in every student, which is a key factor in the success of the Statistics and Data Science program at the university.

The Religion Major requires students to complete 30 credits in the major area and 90 credits of liberal arts courses. Students have the opportunity to study the New Testament in Greek as part of the class New Testament Greek Exegesis. They also take classes such as Social Justice Movements, Philosophy of Religion, and Anthropology of Religion. The Religion minor consists of 18 credits.

Graduate students may select from a list of 12 majors and certificates. The single doctoral-level program offered at the University of Evansville is the Doctor of Physical Therapy, which involves 32 credits of advanced study spread out over three years. Students must also complete a dissertation on a topic approved by a faculty adviser. The University of Evansville also allows students to complete a combined undergraduate and doctoral program in a period of between six and eight years while skipping a master’s degree.

The master’s degree programs vary, and most of them focus heavily on leadership. Examples include the Master of Science in Public Service Administration, the Master of Science in Health Services Administration, and the Master of Science in Leadership. All of these degrees require between 30 and 50 credits to complete.

As far as online study is concerned, some degree programs are offered completely online while others are hybrids and allow students to take certain classes online. This is especially true of students who study abroad at the University of Evansville’s sister campus in Harlaxton, England.

About the University of Evansville

On February 10, 1854, John C. Moore drafted the initial charter of the Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute. This was an unusual beginning because only four other universities were coed at that time. The first classes began on September 9, 1856. The university changed its name roughly 30 years later and became Moores Hill College.

Three decades after that, because Evansville was the only city within 50 miles not to have an accredited university, Moores Hill College left its sleepy little town and moved to Evansville. The move took two years, and it reopened as Evansville College. It stayed that way for a little less than 50 years and became the University of Evansville after incorporation by the Indiana State Senate in 1967.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the school is ranked No. 7 in the Midwest Region. It is also ranked No. 7 as a “Best Value School” and No. 6 among “Best Colleges for Veterans.” The combined focus on liberal arts and critical thinking has led the University of Evansville to a No. 14 ranking as a “Most Innovative School.” The university selects seven in 10 students who apply for admittance.

The University of Evansville Accreditation Details

The overall regional accreditation of the University of Evansville comes from The Higher Learning Commission. Many departments at the university have also earned acclaim and academic accreditation from various professional organizations, which include the:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.
  • National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation
  • Indiana Department of Education
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

The University of Evansville Application Requirements

Incoming freshmen must have completed the following in high school:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of Mathematics, with four years highly recommended
  • Three years of Social Sciences
  • Three years of science, two of which include laboratory work

Taking two years of the same foreign language helps, but it is not required. Students must also submit their test scores for either the SAT, ACT, or both and complete an essay.

Graduate students will have certain requirements based on their chosen field. Most graduate students at the University of Evansville will have to take either the Graduate Record Examinations or the Graduate Management Admissions Test. They must also have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For further clarification of the requirements of a student’s chosen field of study, that student should check the website.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Annual tuition for undergraduates is $36,300. The fees come to about $1,000. Room costs vary from $6,670 to $9,410. Students who pledge a Greek organization may choose to stay in their organization’s housing instead, and the cost there is roughly $5,000. Meal plans range from just seven meals a week for $2,570 to an unlimited package for $6,430. Students studying abroad at Harlaxton pay about $30,000, and that includes room and board. Music majors have additional fees. Graduate students pay by the credit hour, with the exception of doctoral students, who pay $19,000 per semester.

Every student at the University of Evansville receives a scholarship of some sort. Even so, all students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which governs how much need-based aid a student will receive. Students may also apply for as much private aid as they want. For further information, students should contact the Bursar’s Office.

The University of Evansville is proud to empower students in a changing world and to teach them to think critically and for themselves.