Back to Blog University of Cincinnati Online — Far More than an Online Degree Site BlogUC Online News Share Share on FacebookFollow us on LinkedInShare on PinterestShare via Email If you’re thinking about an online degree program, choosing to earn it from University of Cincinnati Online is one of the best decisions you’ll make in your career. A Real University University of Cincinnati has over two hundred years of academic excellence. We are well respected, consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report, and are one of the first to offer complete public university online programs in the same rigorous and fully accredited degrees achieved by our students on campus. We fully embrace online learning and welcome students from all over the world as they take on new careers or advance in their chosen field while continuing to work and support themselves and the people who rely on them. High Quality Without the High Cost Affordability and value lie at the heart of a UC Online education. We know there are many options online, but the value of an affordable degree from an established university with top ratings in your chosen field is hard to overstate. A University of Cincinnati Online degree is a reasonable investment in yourself — one that pays you back for decades to come. So Many Options UC Online offers over 100 online degrees in a wide range of studies. Whether you’re considering a new career or advancement in nursing, business, engineering, law enforcement and more, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s explore some options available right now. Athletics UC is a powerhouse in collegiate sports. Go Bearcats! But what you may not know is that UC Online is also a center for education in careers that support the sports industry, and our Master of Science in Sport Administration is one of the best pathways to senior athletics job placement and advancement. Business Over twenty degrees from Associate to Master’s as well as five post-graduate certificates are offered in business by UC Online. Whether you’re pursuing an entry-level position in supply chain management, a promotion to management in marketing or finance, going for your MBA, or looking to specialize in something like corporate taxation, UC Online has a path to success for you. Criminal Justice University of Cincinnati’s criminal justice programs are highly respected. U.S. News & World Report ranks the UC Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in the top 15 nationally, and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice 9th nationally and 7th best for veterans. Education UC Online’s education programs focus primarily on helping teachers holding a K-12 teaching certificate advance in their careers through graduate programs and post-graduate certificates. Master’s degrees in special education, curriculum design, educational leadership and more provide ways to expand and grow in your teaching career. Engineering For engineers seeking advanced roles in their field, UC Online provides two Master’s programs – one in electrical engineering, the other in mechanical. Both focus on innovations and technologies emerging from Industry 4.0, and position our graduates for leadership today and in the future. Health Care University of Cincinnati is a nationally-renowned health care school. With three Associate, seven Bachelor’s, six Master’s and twelve certification programs, UC Online is one of the best places to earn your degree in health informatics, lab sciences, health care administration and so many more. Human Services From public health to social work, to substance abuse counseling, UC Online offers Associate and Bachelor’s programs as well as certifications for those seeking to improve their communities and the lives of others. Information Technology Whether you’re interested in front office IT or back, UC Online opens the door to this rapidly evolving field with an Associate degree and for career advancement with a Master’s program and certification. These programs are ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and are sponsored by the NSA as National Centers of Excellence in cyber defense and operations. Law You don’t have to be a lawyer to have a successful legal career. And UC Online’s law and paralegal studies extend across Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and post-graduate certification. Our graduates work in both law firms as paralegals and in senior business roles in a wide range of regulatory, compliance, and leadership functions. Nursing U.S. News & World Report ranks nurse practitioner as 7th best job overall and 5th best job in health care. The field is projected to grow an incredible 45% from 2020-2030. UC Online’s nursing programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation, and prepare nurses for career advancement with five nurse practitioner Master’s degree specializations as well as two doctoral programs and multiple certifications. If you want to move ahead in nursing, there’s no better place to start than UC Online. Pharmacy If you’re a pharmacy professional seeking advancement, UC Online has four Master’s programs and multiple certifications that open the door to pharmacy leadership, drug development, and more. We’re also home to one of the nation’s most innovative pharmacogenetics programs as well as one of the nation’s only cosmetic science degrees that leverages our proximity and connections to some of the world’s top beauty and cosmetic brands. Certificate Programs Most of the certification programs offered by UC Online fall into the categories above. From law enforcement specializations, to helping people with autism spectrum disorder live fuller lives, to software productivity, nutrition, and many more, you’ll find dozens of online university certificate programs that can be earned on your schedule while you continue to work. What Students Say But the real story of the positive impact University of Cincinnati Online has in the lives of our students comes directly from them in their own words. Here are just a few thoughts they have shared with us. “I Passed my BCBA exam on my first attempt thanks to UC’s excellent online program and my top-notch down to earth professors who were so supportive. The well-prepared lesson plans/quizzes/papers were helpful and one more thing, love my cohort peers who I still keep in touch to this day.” Lily H. | Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis “As someone currently enrolled in UC’s Lindner College of Business online MBA program, I can attest to the value of the program. The pace can be intense at times, but the structure allows for logical progression. I was, honestly, surprised that I found the online learning experience preferable both for convenience and for comprehension. Being able to replay lectures, have online notes, ability to ask questions of instructors easily and actually collaborate with classmates in a meaningful way were real pluses. UC knows how to leverage technology. The curriculum is rich and useful; the professors are first-rate.” Jim T. | Master of Business Administration “As a single parent with a full-time job, I definitely needed a flexible program to help me balance all of my responsibilities. I was also really excited that the MHI curriculum aligned so well with my job as a Clinical Analyst. Being able to apply what I learned in class at my job was very rewarding. Anyone interested in understanding the role of IT and how it aligns with healthcare will definitely be satisfied with this program. I was extremely pleased and I continue to look forward to all of the doors this accomplishment will open for me!” Carelicha D. | Master of Health Informatics “The best part of the MSIT online program is even before the program actually starts. The admission coordinators and program advisors are amazing. I had my doubts getting back to being a student after almost a decade but they made the transition super easy with their help and advising. I enjoyed all my online classes and the professors are extremely knowledgeable, hands-on and have a lot of pride in their work. I knew I was in the right place at the very beginning in the program when Professor Chengcheng Li took the class on ARP spoofing in Cybersecurity looking like an actual hacker sitting in a dark room.” Trupti R. | MS Information Technology “I enjoy being a nurse, but want to be an independent practitioner. My work in gynecology inspired me to pursue further education with an MSN in Women’s Health. I selected UC because I needed an online program. There was no other way I could have completed my degree. I work, have a family and am mostly free at night. The online classes are really user friendly and I receive a lot of support from the University of Cincinnati.” Joyce Hamba | MSN Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner The UC Online Difference By now, you’re probably seeing that based just on the depth and breadth of our offerings, you simply cannot choose a better route for your degree than University of Cincinnati Online. But there’s still more to the story. Whether you’re interested in online science degrees, online undergraduate certification programs, or degrees in any of the fields above, the award-winning UC Online faculty is nationally renowned, professionally connected, and real-world experienced. And with UC Online, you enjoy registration-to-graduation support with a dedicated Academic Advisor and a Student Success Coordinator assigned directly to you. Financial aid is available, and most of our online students take advantage of scholarships, FAFA, GI Bill, grants and other resources. Let’s Get Started! Ready to open the door to a new career and advancement? Here’s where UC Online really shines with simple, common sense registration processes you can start right now. No matter where you are in life, University of Cincinnati Online meets you there and guides you to where you’re meant to be. Let’s get started!