St. Bonaventure University Online is the  nation’s first Catholic-Franciscan university, and we cultivate confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders as well as team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others and the diverse world around them.

Top reasons to study here

  • Earn an online master’s degree from an established accredited institution and the first Catholic-Franciscan university in the United States.
  • It is ranked #6 in Best Value Schools and #27 in Regional Universities North by U.S. News and World Report.
  • It encourages independent study, critical analysis and original expression.

Distance Learning Courses

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Online Masters Programs

  • Online Master of Business Administration
  • Online Masters in Strategic Leadership
  • Online Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Online Masters in Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Online Masters in Education School Counseling


An SBU diploma is more than a degree – it’s the next step of your career

The Career and Professional Readiness Center is available to all SBU students and alumni. Regardless if you choose a master’s in business administration, integrated marketing communications, strategic leadership, master of science in education in school counseling or master of science in education clinical mental health counseling, the CPRC can help you hone your skills and help you focus on your job search.


  • It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
  • The St. Bonaventure University Online School of Business has joined an elite group, achieving accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 
  • The Master of Science in Education School Counseling and Master of Science in Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling on-campus and online programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs, also known as CACREP.

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