Alvernia is a Franciscan University rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, dedicated to the ideals of service in the helping professions. Alvernia University’s graduate and adult education programs are designed for the working professional who places equal value on intellectual achievement and professional growth.
Learning at Alvernia is designed to fit into your busy life. We offer flexible scheduling with daytime, evening, weekend and online classes in accelerated time frames available on multiple start dates. With these flexible delivery formats, students can complete their degree at a faster pace than other traditional programs.
Students can choose to take classes where and when it’s most convenient. Study on campus at our locations in Reading, Schuylkill, and Philadelphia or complete certain programs entirely online. Alvernia offers the convenience you need so you can continue working full-time while earning your degree.
You’ll be just a handshake away from a network of alumni in nearly every industry. Get advice from colleagues working in the field or industry that interests you — or build your professional contacts at alumni events and social gatherings like Homecoming, Margaritaville, happy hours, and service and volunteer projects.
Alvernia offers a quality education at a cost you can afford. Our tuition is competitive, and we are an outstanding value. We are committed to helping you find the best ways to finance your education. From our convenient payment plans to our popular tuition deferment program, you’ll find there are many options our Student Financial Planning Office provides to help make your tuition more affordable.
Alvernia has an average 12:1 student-faculty ratio, with fewer than 20 students in most classes. Our accessible and committed faculty members and instructors combine rich academic backgrounds with real-world experience.