Online Graduate Programs

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The University of Cincinnati Online’s graduate programs are designed for working professionals looking to enhance their careers. Through these fully-accredited programs, students develop in-depth research skills, learn advanced communication techniques, and gain the confidence to reach their highest professional goals.

Accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, our graduate programs are offered completely online, making them a more practical and affordable option for career-focused students with busy schedules.

Focused Programs For Working Professionals

UC Online’s graduate programs are intended to inspire leadership potential in students. With over 25 different degrees, many of which do not require a GRE or GMAT to apply, prospective students will find affordable online course offerings to help them launch the next phase of their careers.

The College of Allied Health Sciences provides master’s programs within healthcare management. Specializations give students the opportunity to gain insight into cutting-edge health care processes and structures, helping them become decision makers and leaders in their workplace. Programs include:

The Lindner College of Business gives mid-career professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain an in-depth awareness of advanced business concepts. Students can build up their resume and gain valuable in-demand skills through the online business degree programs, which include:

The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services offers programs for professional educators, social workers, law enforcement professionals, and information experts looking to develop advanced technical skills that can make them invaluable members of their teams. Programs include:


·       MEd Curriculum and Instruction

o   Gifted, Creative, and Talented program

o   STEM program

·       MEd Educational Leadership

·       MEd Instructional Design and Technology: Teaching Specialization

·       MEd Literacy & Second Language Studies

·       MEd Medical Education for Health Care Professionals

·       MEd Special Education

Criminal Justice

·       MS Criminal Justice

Human Services

·       MEd Foundations in Behavioral Analysis

·       MS Sport Administration

Information Technology

·       MS Information Technology

The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers an online master’s in engineering program for students who would like to further develop their understanding of high-level concepts and prepare for challenging careers in the research and application of advanced engineering. Options include:

·       MEng Engineering Tracks

o   Mechanical Engineering

o   Electrical Engineering

The highly-ranked College of Nursing provides a wide range of online programs designed to help nurses pursue their desired specializations and deliver compassionate, high-quality care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. Programs include:

·       MS MSN Specializations

o   MSN Adult-Gero Primary Care NP

o   MSN Family NP

o   MSN Nurse-Midwifery

o   MSN Women's Health NP

·       Nursing BSN to DNP Specializations

·       Nursing Post MSN to DNP   

The College of Pharmacy assists industry professionals in gaining the research skills required to develop new and life-saving drugs, study the intricacies of cosmetics, and cultivate the high level of expertise required to be a leader in this competitive field.

·       MS Cosmetic Science

·       MS Pharmacy Leadership

·       MS Drug Development Sciences

Accredited and Affordable Graduate Programs

All of UC Online’s graduate programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Certain programs have additional accreditation as required by the appropriate governing bodies. Complete accreditation information can be found by visiting each program-specific page.

Prospective students working towards professional licensure should note that requirements for licensure vary by state. Our outline of licensure authorizations by state will help you better understand if the programs at UC Online are appropriate for your professional goals.

Our online programs present a more affordable option for many students, who do not want to quit their current position to pursue a career. With classes offered entirely online at reasonable tuition rates and on a flexible schedule, we offer a convenient way to earn your graduate degree without compromising your career. What’s more, many programs can be completed in under two years.

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