Online programs and courses at KU

Graduate programs

Edwards Campus
Applied Behavioral Science (MA)
The online master's program offers coursework surrounding the conceptual foundations and research methods of behavioral science and emphasizes supervised experience in behavioral assessment, analysis, intervention, and evaluation. This degree fulfills the curricular requirements for Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) certification. A BACB-verified online graduate certificate is also available.
Applied Statistics & Analytics (MS)
Data analysts are in high demand. This graduate program offers students practical computing and problem-solving skills that can be applied in careers involving healthcare, transportation, insurance and manufacturing among others.  Designed for working professionals, this program is flexible and can be completed 100% online. An online graduate certificate is also available.
Project Management (MS)
A broad range of companies and organizations need experts in project management. Whether the project is developing new software, constructing a building or planning a major program, organizations need professionals who can plan projects, allocate resources, schedule tasks, avoid risks, earn stakeholder buy-in, manage budgets and more.
School of Business
Business Administration (MBA)
The online MBA program offers three focus areas of study, finance, marketing, and management and leadership, which are all designed to help working professionals advance in their careers.
School of Education
Curriculum and Instruction (MSE)
Designed for current educators, students in this online program focus on applying current theory, research, and technology to curriculum design. Students will learn to use assessment, classroom management and other techniques to strengthen instruction.
Curriculum and Instruction - Reading (MSE)
This online program leverages curriculum and instructional strategies to prepare educators as literary specialists.  An online graduate certificate is also available.
Curriculum and Instruction - TESOL (MSE)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a practice that can be incorporated into any classroom, regardless of your instructional background. This online program is available as a full master of science degree for those looking to apply their skills either inside or outside of the classroom setting.
Educational Administration (MSE)
The master of science degree in education administration shapes experienced pre-K-12 educators to be effective leaders by focusing on educational policy, pedagogy, and practical experience in the field. This program requires face-to-face meetings as well as online study.  A separate fully online program (with internship) is also available.
Secondary Special Ed and Transition (MSE)
The online master of science degree in transition education and services provides secondary educators with the skills needed to help students with disabilities transition to adult life.
Special Education - Autism (MSE)
This online program equips current educators and service professionals with the skills and expertise to create successful learning environments for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  An online graduate certificate in ASD is also available.
Special Education - High Incidence Disabilities (MSE and Endorsement)
Led by faculty who are demonstrated leaders and innovators within the field of special education, this online program prepares you to compassionately and expertly engage with students who have mild-to-moderate special needs.
School of Health Professions
Dietetics and Nutrition (MS)
The master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition is offered through a partnership with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. The online program provides professionals in nutrition and other careers with a science background the opportunity to advance their knowledge in the science of nutrition.
Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Designed for therapists working in the profession, the online doctor of occupational therapy program offers advanced study in evidence-based practice, professional leadership, specialty practice and teaching.
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Digital Content Strategy (MSJ)
This online program helps students become information experts in their organizations. The program consists of two graduate certificates -- one in data interpretation and communication, and one in social media strategy -- that can be completed individually or taken together to earn the master's degree. 
School of Nursing
Nursing (DNP)
The doctor of nursing practice degree offers students the opportunity to explore evidence-based practice and learn how to be leaders in the health care community. The program is available for students with either a BS or MS in nursing.  Face-to-face meetings as well as online study are required.
Nursing (MS)
The online master of science degree in nursing provides advanced study in essential nursing skills, leadership, and research.  Four specialty areas are currently available: clinical research management, nursing informatics, organizational leadership, and public health nursing.
Nursing (PhD)
The only doctorate of nursing available in the region, this program prepares graduates for faculty positions, research and philosophical endeavors, and leadership roles in nursing administration. This program requires face-to-face meetings as well as online study.
School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS)
The online master of science degree in pharmaceutical chemistry enables those working in the private sector or at collaborating institutions to pursue advanced study in the physical/chemical sciences as they relate to pharmaceutical research.
Pharmacology & Toxicology (MS)
The distance program will provide advanced scientific knowledge in pharmacology and toxicology and is designed for individuals who are seeking additional academic qualifications.
School of Social Welfare
Social Work (MSW)
The master of social work degree prepares students for advanced practice in the clinical social work field or social work administration. This program requires face-to-face meetings as well as online study.

Graduate certificates

Edwards Campus
Applied Statistics & Analytics
Further your knowledge of statistical computing and learn how to apply analytical concepts in your technical field. This online certificate may be applied to the full online master's degree.
Behavioral Analysis
This online program fulfills the educational requirements needed to sit for the BACB certification examination. A complete online master's program is also available.
School of Business
Foundations of Business
Learn the basics of business theory and practice and apply them in your career or education plans. Credits earned from this online certificate may be applied to the full online MBA program.
School of Education
Autism Spectrum Disorder
This online certificate program prepares educators, administrators, parents and advocates to work with children and students across the autism spectrum.
Leadership in Special & Inclusive Education
Designed for educational professionals, concerned family members and advocates alike, this online certificate program provides the opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge and skills to support students with learning, social and emotional needs.
Reading Education
Education professionals can learn how to improve student reading outcomes in this online certificate program.
School of Nursing


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