About Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional followers of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship, and service.

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Ave Maria University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ave Maria University.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we are commonly asked. You can see more questions and answers on the FAQs page.

You can conveniently complete our application for admission online.

Yes. We provide a generous credit transfer program for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more information, visit our credit transfer page.

We offer six start dates, allowing you to begin classes when it’s convenient for you. All of our start dates are listed on the academic calendar.

The amount of time it takes to earn your degree depends on how many credits you transfer, the degree you are pursuing, and whether you are enrolled full or part time. Typically, it takes full-time students four years to earn one of our bachelor’s degrees, but if you transfer credits, you can complete the program in as little as one year. Our online master’s degrees generally take between one and two years to complete.

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