College of Professional Schools

Institute for Professional Studies

Earn Your Degree at the Speed of Life

The Avila University Institute for Professional Studies is a progressive and innovative approach to adult education in Kansas City. Our degree programs are specifically designed for the unique needs of working adults, parents, and caregivers. The Institute offers flexible scheduling that fits your life. You’ll benefit from real-world instruction with faculty who are experts working in their fields, giving you an academic experience that will transcend traditional textbook learning.

Designed for Working Adults

For more than 20 years we’ve been meeting working adults where they are in life and helping them earn degrees at their pace. From guidance with admissions, financial aid, academic advising, and through the challenges of daily life, our student support services are here to help see you through graduation. Classes are scheduled year-round and starting almost monthly, so you can have your diploma sooner than you think. Professional networking. Face-to-face engagement. Online flexibility. Learning that goes beyond the lecture, that’s your advantage at Avila.

Degree Programs

Complete your coursework on your own terms with eight-week online, on-campus, hybrid, or weekend intensive options. The Institute is home to six adult undergraduate bachelor degree programs and two master’s level programs. Working adults can also find four career-enhancing graduate level certificate programs.

Bachelor Degree Programs
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Bachelor Degree Programs
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Master Degree Programs
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Graduate Certificates
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Graduate Certificates
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Visit Avila

Interested in learning more about Avila? We would love to host you for a campus visit. Learn more about individual and group visit opportunities.

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Tuition Discount for those affected by COVID-19

Avila University is now offering a 25 percent tuition discount to all workers who are displaced, laid-off, or furloughed. This discount is available to your spouse or partner as well. Apply within six months of separation from your employer and enroll in Fall 2020 classes to qualify.

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