Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

External Programs

The term “traditional” student has lost its traditional meaning. In other words, you don’t have to be 18-22 to earn your degree. If you’re an adult seeking to receive or complete your degree, distance learning may be the path for you.

We offer many “external” programs taught at locations other than on the Lebanon, Illinois campus. For decades, we’ve delivered high quality programs to sites in Illinois, Kentucky, and Scott Air Force Base. Most of our class formats blend the best of face-to-face learning with online courses, while other programs and courses are offered completely online.

Regardless of the format, location, or content of the class, McKendree University offers a high quality educational experience for all.


The Center at Scott Air Force Base


Designed to meet the special needs of working adults, McKendree's one-month class format at Scott AFB is ideal for students whose schedules may change frequently or who still want to have time for families while working on their undergraduate degree.


Accelerated Instruction with McKendree (AiM)


The Accelerated Instruction with McKendree (AiM) program is designed for students whose commitments make them unable to attend the McKendree Lebanon campus. The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree is available in Business Administration, Marketing, or Human Resources Management. Courses are taught at seven locations in Illinois with classes meeting one night per week.


Nursing Program


The School of Nursing has two programs - a BSN completion program and a MSN program. The BSN completion program builds on the Associate/Diploma education. The MSN program has two tracks to chose from, a Nurse Educator track and a Nurse Manager/Administrator track. The Nurse Educator track is designed for nurses who desire to teach nurses or patients within the clinical setting. The Nurse Management/Administrator track is designed for those nurses seeking a leadership position in the field of nursing.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)


McKendree offers the MBA at the Lebanon campus, at Rend Lake Market Place in Mt. Vernon, in an E-Learning format, and on our Kentucky campuses.


Master of Arts in Education (MAED) -
Teacher Leadership


McKendree University offer MAED courses online, on the Lebanon campus, and at off-campus sites throughout Illinois.


Master of Arts in Education (
MAED) - Higher Education Administrative Services


The Master of Arts in Education - Higher Education Administrative Services is designed for those seeking to accelerate their career path in higher education or those wanting to transition from another profession. Offered online, this masters degree can be your ticket to success.


Kentucky Campuses


The McKendree University Kentucky Campuses are located in Louisville and Radcliff. Programs are offered in convenient schedule formats, geared to serve busy adults. Bachelor Degrees are available in: Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Management, Human Resources Management, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, and Nursing. Master Degrees are available in Business Administration or Nursing.