Degree and Certification Programs

Degree and Certification Programs at Hodges U

Explore Your Options. Choose Your Path.

What drives your passion? Where do you see yourself in ten years? We can help you follow that path. Not sure where you’re headed? We can help with that too. Whether you are looking for a graduate degree or undergraduate majors, our college offers degrees in business, healthcare, computer science, technology, public administration, or criminal justice, we have the right degree for you. Degrees that lead to the jobs you want – and employers in SW Florida, and your local community, need.

We are here to help you learn, explore, and achieve! With accredited traditional on-campus, online, and technology-enhanced courses (a course delivery option where you watch the lecture live or recorded from any smart device), our degree programs are customized to lead to your success. Higher Education Classes at Hodges University are taught by professors with real-world experience in their fields. Our professors integrate experiential learning into their courses, providing students the opportunity to step outside the classroom to receive hands-on training and applied knowledge. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in various internship opportunities while pursuing their degrees.   

All you need to do is take the first step on your degree path and begin your college journey. We’ll help you figure out the rest.

Course Offerings

Master's Degrees

MAcc – Accounting

MBA – Business Administration with a Choice of Specialties in:

  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • General Business
  • Information Systems
  • Public Administration
  • Visual Communications


MS – Clinical Mental Health

MS – Legal Studies

MSM – Management with a Choice of Specialties in:

  • Health Services Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Organizational Leadership


MA – Visual Communication

Bachelor's Degrees


Applied Psychology

Business Administration

Computer Information Technology

Criminal Justice

Cybersecurity and Networking


Health Sciences with a Choice of Specialties in:

  • Biology
  • Medical
  • Physician Assistant


Health Services Administration

Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations in:

  • General Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Digital Design and Graphics


Legal Studies


Marketing and Professional Sales


Software Development

Associate Degrees

Associate in Arts with Concentrations in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Design and Graphics
  • General Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-PTA



Business Administration

Computer Information Technology

Computer Networking

Emergency Medical Services

Healthcare Office Administration

Paralegal Studies

Physical Therapist Assistant

Professional Communication

Online Degrees

In the classroom or on your couch, Hodges U can be there too. We know that today’s students are often busy with careers and families — that’s why we offer many of our degree programs entirely online to provide the flexibility you need to go back to school. Imagine completing your Associate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree without commuting to classes. And, when you enroll in an online program at Hodges U, you will not be compromising quality for convenience. Earn your college degree from anywhere, doing coursework when it is convenient for you and your lifestyle.

Another option is the Blended Education Pathway which is customized for your success! This plan allows you to take the courses you need in person and the courses you want online. Creating a Blended program will enable us to design the pathway to your educational success. Very often, students find they can master challenging content more quickly in a traditional classroom setting while taking less demanding college-level courses online provides more flexibility.

Accredited Online Degree Programs

  • Online Master of Arts Degree in Visual Communications
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Technology.
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services Administration
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Professional Sales
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Online Associate of Science Degree in Professional Communications

ESL Certificate Program

For those who are looking for an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, we offer non-native English speakers the opportunity to learn the English Language. This program will prepare you to live, work, and study by furthering your communication skills in English. The focus of the program is on a) speaking and listening comprehension; b) vocabulary and reading comprehension; and c) grammar and writing skills. Computer-assisted language learning enables students to reinforce their English skills.


To be eligible for our ESL program, you will:

  • Hold a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have legal status to live and/or study in the United States.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Complete an ESL Applicant Qualification form, which is used to determine eligibility to enroll in the program.


Please see our ESL page for all certification eligibility requirements as well as additional programs offered to assist our students in furthering their education.

University of Diversity

One of the most significant opportunities in the world is learning about our differences and our similarities. At Hodges, we appreciate each individual’s differences and strive to make learning a positive experience for each student at our university. We are proud to be Hispanic Diversity Certified and to offer a diverse cultural environment for our students. Learning how to find common ground with those around you so you can succeed in team-oriented environments is critical to your success. Whether in your career or your personal life, it is essential to recognize what makes us each unique and celebrate that uniqueness. At Hodges, you’ll learn to appreciate the abilities of each individual you encounter along your path.

Majani Lullein - Hodges Graduate

Immigrating to the U.S. from Venezuela in 2000, Majani Lullein arrived in Southwest Florida with years of experience working in radio and television. Earning dual degrees in journalism and business administration and marketing, she gained experience as a radio talent and television news anchor.

After marrying her husband Ricardo, the two founded Anchorage Productions Media, a company focused on advertising and producing radio and television commercials. However, her desire to learn English and seek better opportunities was met with encouragement from her husband. Researching ESL programs in Florida, her husband found the Hodges website, which was International College at the time.

“Its mission, vision, and values were what we liked the most about Hodges because it is made for people like me – a working adult with business and family responsibilities,” she said.

Enrolling in the ESL program was scary at first; however, she needed to learn English in order to attain her personal and professional goals. Learning to read, write, use grammar, and speak in English, she developed confidence in her abilities, which she knew was necessary to become a degree-seeking student.

“The ESL program helped me to transition to the English-speaking world confidently and comfortably,” she said. “Without it, I would not have been able to complete my education in this country.”

The Hodges University Difference

You Set the Pace

Our programs are designed to help you balance your life, your work, and your education. With multiple pathway options, we can customize your schedule to fit your lifestyle. In addition to traditional 8-week terms and 16-week semesters, we also offer:

  • One Class per Month: We developed our 4-week academic term program so that you can move through your courses faster while focusing on one class at a time. You complete each course in 4 weeks and move on to the next one.
  • Flexible Course Options: Choose from day, evening, weekend, and online programs.
  • Core + Four: For every four classes you take, get the fifth one FREE! (Based upon full-time enrollment per term of at least 12 credit hours.  Students enrolled in 12 credits may take one additional general education or elective four credit, self-paced learning course during the same term at no extra charge)

Best Business School in Southwest Florida

Hodges University Johnson School of Business is known as one of the best business schools in Southwest Florida. Why? Because we know what local businesses need and we deliver programs that help our students succeed. Some of our most popular business programs include our MBA, Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies (use this degree to pursue almost any area of study you desire), Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Bachelor’s in Finance, and Associate in Professional Communication. We also offer degrees in computer science that include certifications in your field of study. You won’t have to take any additional courses or testing. At Hodges, your certifications are included with your degree.

Stay Near, Go Far!

The beauty of choosing Hodges U for your education is that we give you the ability to stay close to home while earning your degree whether that be in Southwest Florida or anywhere in the world. Our flexibility is the critical piece of our Stay Near, Go Far philosophy. A philosophy you just won’t find at other colleges and universities in the area. We offer you the pathways to succeed on your educational journey. We provide flexible semesters so you can move at an accelerated pace, or take courses part-time. We help you find the financial aid you need to move at the pace you desire. We help you achieve your goals so you can go far in your career and feel great about your life.

Transfer Students

Looking for a change? We’ve redesigned our programs so our college transfer students get the most out of the time they spent earning credits. Many of our transfer students like the flexibility of the Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Almost all of their credits transfer and this degree is perfect for nearly any kind of career path you have in mind. Take a few business or accounting classes, and you’ve got a business specialty. Take general education courses, and you’re ready to prepare for a job in teaching. Take a few communications, marketing, and sales courses, and you’re ready to work in marketing and sales. Nearly any option you desire is available to you with the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Healthcare Degrees to Help You Get Ahead

Our degrees in Healthcare are designed to be “stackable,” meaning you can build on your degree from Associate to Bachelor to Master. For example, our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program requires you to complete the Pre-Nursing degree, while our Physical Therapist Assistant program requires completion of the Pre-PTA degree. Once you’ve earned an associate in healthcare degree, you can specialize in a bachelor’s degree. Each degree provides the foundation you need for the next degree. We build our programs this way so you can further your education when you are ready. Plus, the work you did in an associate program counts toward your bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Success Stories

“I have absolutely no regrets about any part of my Hodges experience. I found the work to be relevant, and helpful in my workplace…The workload is challenging, yet, not debilitating, and the staff and resources provided were easily accessible and supportive. It was one of the best decisions of my life,” said Joelle Beverly.

Believing that Hodges changed her life, she calls it her “mulligan” and encourages others to take the next step and embrace the opportunities provided at Hodges. “All of this work will be worth it. The time away from your friends, family, barbecues, and birthday parties, it will all be worth it. Times will be hard, some nights will be long, but the self-satisfaction you will feel at the end of the road is indescribable.”

Joelle Beverly – Graduate Professional Studies

Possible Perks of Obtaining Your Degree:

Pay Increase

Travel Opportunities

Sign-On Bonuses

Better Benefit Opportunities

Tuition Reimbursement

Better Job Security

Tuition and Fees

You’re Worth It.

Sometimes it’s about more than Return on Investment. Sometimes, it’s about accomplishing a goal that you set for yourself – perhaps a long time ago. Although Hodges University’s tuition and fees continue to be among the lowest in private institutions in the state of Florida, we realize that financing your dreams can seem overwhelming and we are here to help. We offer a variety of scholarship programs, grants, tuition discounts, student loans, and financial aid to assist you in paying for your education.

You can do this. We can help.



  • Undergraduate Courses $570 per credit hour
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing $15,297.50 per term*
  • Graduate Courses $710 per credit hour
  • English as a Second Language $275 per credit hour
  • Intensive English Courses $315 per credit hour



  • Active-Duty Military $250 reduction per credit hour
  • Employer Partner $100 reduction per credit hour
  • Hodges University Graduate (graduate students, only) receive $100 reduction per credit hour



  • Undergraduate Application Fee $20
  • Graduate Application Fee $50
  • Student Services Fee $250 per term
  • Book/Resources Fee $0 – $400 per course, per term


*For a complete tuition and fee schedule, including discounts, please see the current Hodges University Catalog for additional information.  

Hottest Degree Programs

What Interests You?

We offer more than 30 degrees that will set you on the path to a career, not just a job. Our degree programs are designed to deliver students to Southwest Florida businesses who have the training and education to get the job done. We also offer career placement services to help you find and secure your new career.

What are U waiting for?

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