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School of Accelerated Degree Programs

The School of Accelerated Degree Programs offers classes at multiple locations across the St. Louis area.

This makes it possible for you to finish your degree without taking time away from your family, work, or hobbies. In other words, you don't have to sacrifice your quality of life to earn your degree. By attending one-night-a-week classes and completing out-of-class assignments, you can earn your degree in as little as 18 months.

Belleville Learning Center

Lindenwood Belleville is a Learning Center for Lindenwood University's School of Accelerated Degree Programs.

Accelerated Degree Programs Catalog

View the current School of Accelerated Degree Programs Catalog for more information about our undergraduate and graduate degree program offerings.

Welcome to the School of Accelerated Degree Programs from Dr. Gina Ganahl

Welcome to Lindenwood University’s School of Accelerated Degree Programs.

We have proudly served adult students since 1975. We currently offer 18 continuously accredited degree programs, with nine emphasis areas. We have a degree program to fit your interests!

The School of Accelerated Degree Programs is committed to continuous improvement. We are developing more courses each year (onsite and online) to give students more choices and greater flexibility to tailor an education that works best for your lifestyle.

We constantly watch education and industry trends to identify new degree programs. We look for ways to improve our student services, expanding Student Success Center services and providing free writing and math tutoring services.

We know it can be challenging for adults to earn a college degree because you juggle so many family, job, and community responsibilities. Our accelerated format makes it possible to earn a degree while managing the competing demands of your busy life.

Our accelerated format allows you to attend class one evening per week and take a cluster of three related courses at one time taught by one highly qualified instructor. With our 12-week quarter terms, you can earn up to 36 semester credits per year and complete a bachelor’s degree in less than four years or a master’s degree in as little as 12 to 15 months.

We make our accelerated format even more accessible by offering courses at eight convenient locations in the St. Louis region, from Collinsville, Ill. to Wentzville, Mo.

Why should you consider earning a degree from the School of Accelerated Degree Programs?  Earning a degree is a great way to gain new knowledge, skills, and abilities that will help you stay relevant while building your professional credentials.

Read about our programs, and I’ll bet you get excited about the learning possibilities in your future!

Yours in lifelong learning!

Gina V. Ganahl, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Accelerated Degree Programs
Lindenwood University

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Accelerated Degree Programs within Lindenwood University is in alignment with the mission of the University.

  • Using the Socratic method of learning.
  • Providing a structured, but wide-ranging approach in majors in business administration, communications, creative writing, criminal justice, gerontology, health management, human resource management and information technology.
  • Preparing students to be competitive in an increasingly global marketplace.
  • Developing students' analytical and communication skills, with emphasis on both written and oral communication.
  • Using a cluster format to serve the adult learner.
  • Providing mentoring for every student.
  • Developing an appreciation of the importance of continuing growth and education with an emphasis on values-centered thinking.
Lindenwood University
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226