Stetson University bears the name of one of its early and most influential supporters, John B. Stetson, of the famous hat-maker manufacturer. Founded in DeLand, Florida in 1883, the Legislature of the state of Florida granted a charter to Stetson just four years later. Today, the University encompasses sites across the state of Florida, including the DeLand and Gulfport campuses, along with satellite locations at the University Center at Celebration near Orlando and the Tampa Law Center. Stetson University enrolls more than 3,800 students from across the United States and from more than forty foreign countries. 95% of the nearly 200 full-time faculty members at Stetson University retain Doctorate degrees or the equivalent and classes maintain a student-faculty ratio of 11-to-1. Stetson confers graduate and undergraduate degrees through the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Music, and College of Law.
Stetson University is accredited to award undergraduate and graduate degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, individual programs are accredited by:
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- American Bar Association
- American Chemical Society
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Stetson University currently offers an online Master of Accountancy Program. The online Master of Accountancy program (MAcc) is taught by highly qualified faculty and is AACSB accredited. Upon completion, students can complete the CPA exam for licensure in the state of Florida. Furthermore, students can finish this 30-credit hour program in just one year through the accelerated MAcc program. Students applying to the program must meet various requirements and completion of specific business and accounting post-secondary coursework. For consideration into the program, Students must have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and a GMAT of 520 or greater. Admission to the program will also be based upon work experience, extracurricular activities, and recommendations. Interested students need to submit the application and fee, along with official transcripts, GMAT scores, a medical statement, photograph, resume, personal statement and references.
In addition, Stetson University’s School of Law features an online LL.M. in Elder Law degree and a NALS Online Basic Legal Training program. For the LL.M. Elder degree program, students complete 25-credit hours, taking no more than 3-credit hours per semester. For students pursuing this degree full-time, completion is possible within three semesters. Classes are taught by full-time faculty and maintain high standards. Prospective applicants must have experience working in elder law or related fields, be English language proficient, and have a law degree accredited by the American Bar Association or an approved foreign program. The NALS Legal training program offers students the opportunity to become ALS certified in order to best work as legal assistants or secretaries in law firms. To enroll in the program, prospective students must have a high school diploma with either an Associate’s degree and two years of equivalent work experience, or four years of administrative experience. The cost of the NALS Legal training program is $895 including materials.
Select summer courses are also delivered online. Summer online classes uphold the same integrity and instruction as on-campus courses. Enrollment is limited to 15 students and feature virtual interactivity via Elluminate.
Tuition for Stetson’s MAcc degree is $835 per credit hour or $2,505 per course and tuition for the Elder Law LL.M. degree is $1,400 per credit hour, not including fees. Undergraduate students at Stetson University pay tuition of $36,344 for fall and spring semesters, not including added fees like textbooks or room and board. Summer tuition is $725 per credit hour.
Stetson offers public and private aid for eligible students through grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. Awards are both merit and need-based and the following represent a partial listing for both graduate and undergraduate students.
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized/Subsidized Stafford Loan
- Parent Plus and Grad Plus Loans
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Federal TEACH Grant
- Florida Student Assistance Grant (Florida residents only)
- Florida Resident Access Grant (Florida residents only)
- Stetson Grant
- Merit-based Scholarships
- Transfer Scholarships
- Talent Scholarships
Stetson University also supports eligible veterans and military personnel, along with qualifying family members, with financial assistance through the U.S. Veterans’ Affairs Educational Benefits Program and the Yellow Ribbon Post 9/11 GI Bill. Additionally, by partnering with the Yellow Ribbon Program and pledging $800,000 annually, Stetson ensures that eligible veterans can complete their education without out-of-pocket tuition expenses.
Sector Of Institution:Private, 4-Year, not-for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate
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