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You are Made for More

At Multnomah University, we seek to equip more than just educated graduates—we seek to equip a generation of bold Christ-followers; individuals who hear His calling and respond. Here, you will be seen as more. More than a student, more than a scholar, more than you thought you could ever become. At Multnomah, you will be encouraged and challenged as you discover who God made you to be. You are made for more.

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In order to successfully complete their courses, online students are expected to have basic knowledge of their personal computer, its operating system, and additional tools such as a word processor, e-mail, and an internet browser. Multnomah University uses Canvas, which is referred to as MU Learn, as their learning management system.

MU Online courses offered through Canvas follow an eight-week format. Students in each online class advance through a structured series of course material and learning experiences guided by Multnomah professors. Our assignments require students to engage in both academic and practical activities.

MU Online courses are designed to help you benefit from the learning community around you. We want to connect your life to your education. The things that are most important to you will become key components in your spiritual development, and your interaction with professors and classmates will further enrich your experience.

Course requirements that include online postings follow a schedule for eight-week online courses. That means you may complete assignments at your convenience prior to the due date. MU Online courses are offered multiple times during the year with different starting dates. Students should register for courses at the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

The course requirements vary for how often you will be online, refer to your syllabus. When you connect through Canvas, you’ll be able to interact with your Multnomah professors and classmates weekly if not daily. Expect to spend at least 10 hours a week per course.

Any personal computer or laptop purchased new within the last 5 years is highly recommended

  • Microphone and speakers or headphones
  • Webcam
  • Web browser (e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Google Chrome) which support the following programs: Acrobat Reader, Adobe Connect, Cookies, Flash Player 10 or higher, Java, JavaScript, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (or higher) or a compatible office software (Windows 365 can be downloaded using your Multnomah e-mail information. For more resources visit
  • Ability to print to PDF
  • Ability to scan documents
  • E-mail software or a web browser capable of supporting e-mail activity, including sending/receiving attached files
  • High-speed Internet access is required (to stream videos or upload documents)
  • A broadband connection is recommended
  • 1.5Mbps download speed minimum (test your connection speed)

The United States Department of Education requires all institutions of higher education to request authorization from every state and territory where their programs are offered in order to maintain eligibility for financial aid. State authorization impacts individuals residing out-of-state only. There are no restrictions for individuals residing in Oregon State. Learn more about state authorization of institutions for out-of-state activities by visiting the WCET website.

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) initiative pertains to approval of distance education courses and programs offered across state lines by postsecondary institutions that already have degree authorization in at least one state. SARA centralizes the authorization process for each institution in a single state called the institution’s “home state.” Colleges or universities in a SARA state therefore only need their home state authorization to offer distance education to students in any other SARA member state, subject to certain limitations. For a list of all SARA states and SARA-approved institutions, please visit

As of July 10, 2017, Multnomah University has been accepted as an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. Full information about the benefits of SARA is available at As such, the online (distance education) program of Multnomah University is currently authorized to operate in SARA states under the terms of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). California residents enrolled in an online program at Multnomah University may file a consumer complaint with the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

Yes, as long as the courses fit into the program you are pursuing, are from an accredited institution, and you received satisfactory grades. Please note that to graduate from Multnomah, you must earn at least 32 credits from MU.

Yes, through our prior learning assessment (PLA) process, students may earn credit for college-level learning gained from life experience.

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