Great Northern University

Great Northern University is a private Christian liberal arts university that has the mission of a Bible college and a vision for whole-person transformation.

Our educational programs purposefully integrate faith, spiritual maturity, and a deep love for God's Word with the professional training necessary for students to engage and transform their world at any level.

Engage Your World

Colleges

College of Communication & Theology

College of Communication & Theology

Perhaps never before in history has the need for successful communication been so high. GNU students will learn how to communicate biblical truth and concepts in a variety of contexts, benefiting the Church and the broader community.

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College of Global Engagement

College of Global Engagement

Even in the 21st century the world is still a big place, with billions of people, and many thousands of languages and cultures. Effective cross-cultural engagement is needed for successful ministry, business, and education on a global scale. 

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College of Professional Studies

College of Professional Studies

Our calling is to be in the world, but not of the world. In the world, Christian leaders are needed in a variety of professional, technical, and educational fields. GNU students can make a difference today, and for eternity.

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Degree Programs

communications and theology

A degree in Biblical and Theological Studies prepares graduates for impactful careers in church ministry, nonprofit and outreach services, social work, or in preparation for graduate school or seminary studies.

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communications and theology

A communication degree supplies graduates with persuasion and communication skills to address issues from a Christian perspective. Possible careers include journalism, marketing, PR, and design.

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communications and theology

The world needs leadership in many capacities. A Leadership Studies degree prepares graduates for positions in management, administration, HR, entrepreneurship, or for graduate studies.

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communications and theology

Youth and families face many challenges. This degree will prepare you for a leadership role in positively impacting young people and their families through ministry, social work, or sports.

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Thorough understanding of world cultures requires awareness and engagement. This degree enables graduates to serve in global missions, teaching, public relations, and social sciences.

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professional studies

Graduates of this program are prepared to engage with others through the pathway of language. Careers include language education, dictionary development, Bible translation, and speech therapy.

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professional studies

Teaching or ministry abroad can be achieved with this degree. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages opens a world of opportunity to graduates interested in cross-cultural education and ministry.

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Admissions

Great Northern University is here to help you Engage Your World through a post-secondary education that is Biblically grounded and globally relevant. Discover you at GNU.

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Tuition

A university education is a solid investment in your future. Great Northern University can guide you through the financial requirements to make that investment a viable reality.

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Student life

Great Northern University offers a unique experience. Here, there is a focus  on education from a Christian perspective that combines the values of Wisdom, Community, and Scholarship

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Our People

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David Beine, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Global Engagement | Professor of Intercultural Studies

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Marc Canner, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Professional Studies | Professor of Linguistics

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Nathanael Schey

Chief Operating Officer

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Michael Kibbe, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Communication and Theology | Assistant Professor of Bible

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Floyd Schneider, Ph.D.

Professor of Intercultural Studies and Bible

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Elaine Ackerman, PH.D.

Instructor of Education and Psychology

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Craig Ferderer, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry

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Karmen Gregg

Instructor of Health and Nutrition

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Michael Orr, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

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Frank Hamilton, PH.D.

Instructor of Psychology

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Kay Tronsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

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Gerald Vreeland, Ph.D.

Professor of Semitic Languages and Biblical Literature

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Thank You for Your Support

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