Viterbo Graduate Catalog

Viterbo University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411, 800-621-7440; 312-263-0456;

Viterbo University is registered with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to offer programs via face-to-face and distance education delivery to Iowa residents.

Viterbo University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statues, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

It is the policy of Viterbo University not to discriminate against students, applicants for admission, or employees on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disabilities unrelated to institutional jobs, programs, or activities. Viterbo University is a Title IX institution.

This catalog does not establish a contractual relationship. Its purpose is to provide students with information regarding programs, requirements, policies, and procedures to qualify for a degree from Viterbo University. Viterbo University reserves the right, through university policy and procedure, to make necessary changes to curriculum and programs as educational and financial considerations may require.

A student follows the curricular requirements in the catalog in effect at the time of entry (as a new degree seeking student) and duration of attendance at Viterbo provided attendance is uninterrupted and a degree is completed within a period of six years.

All academic policy and course additions/revisions will apply to all students as of the date they become effective, regardless of whether they were in effect at the time the student initially enrolled at Viterbo.

The university catalog is normally revised every year and changes are announced. When changes occur, either the original or the most recent catalog may be followed.