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WGU ALUMNI Start Your Master’s Degree in Five Simple Steps Join Your Peers and Earn a Master's Degree Why Should You Earn a Master's Degree? Returning Grads Enjoy VIP Benefits You've learned how easy it is to fit a WGU degree program into your life, so keep going! As a returning student, you'll receive a number of perks. If you're ready, we'd love to welcome you back to WGU to pursue a master's degree.Click here to learn more about returning to WGU. Elite Applicant Status Your application for admission is much shorter than the standard application, and it will automatically be moved to the front of the line for consideration. Exclusive Scholarship Opportunities Returning grads are eligible to apply for the exclusiveAlumni Master's Degree Scholarship, valued at up to $2,500. New Student Scholarship Eligibility Returning WGU graduates are also eligible to apply for the scholarship opportunities available to new students. Ready to Continue at WGU? Talk to Our School of Business Talk to Leavitt School of Health Talk to Our School of Education Talk to Our School of Technology Continueat WGU with a Business-Focused Master's Degree Join Your Peers and Earn a Master's Degree Business Master's Degrees Offered Business Master's Degrees What Careers Can I Pursue with a Business-Focused Master's Degree? Ready to Continue at WGU? Continueat WGU with an Education-Focused Master's Degree Keep Your Momentum and Earn a Master's Degree in Education Education Master's Degrees Offered Education Master's Degrees for Aspiring Teachers Education Master's Degreesfor Current Teachers OtherEducation Master's Degrees What Careers Can I Pursue with an Education-Focused Master's Degree? Ready to Continue at WGU? Continueat WGU with a Healthcare-Focused Master's Degree Keep Your Momentum and Earn a Master's Degree inHealthcare Healthcare Master's Degrees Offered Nursing Master's Degrees Online(students must possess an active RN license to be eligible for all MSN programs at WGU) BSN-to-MSN Programs RN-to-MSN Programs Nurse Practitioner Programs Healthcare Master's Degrees Online Post-Master's Nursing Programs Online What Careers Can I Pursue with an Healthcare-Focused Master's Degree? Ready to Continue at WGU? Continueat WGU with a Technology-Focused Master's Degree Keep Your Momentum and Earn an Information Technology-Focused Master's Degree IT Master's Degrees to Pursue at WGU Information Technology Master's Degrees What Careers Can I Pursue with an IT-Focused Master's Degree? Ready to Continue at WGU? Explore Master's Degree Programs at WGU References

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Start Your Master’s Degree in Five Simple Steps

WGU hopes you've enjoyed undergraduate experience! The WGU staff is blessed to work with wonderful Night Owls like you and they're continually impressed by the determination and grit of students even in the midst of challenges. You've come so far—now what's your next step? Have you thought about pursuing a master's degree from WGU? If so, the university makes it simple.

Here's how it works. Since you’ve already completed a bachelor’s degree at WGU, it’s easy to continue your education here. As a continuing grad, you receive Elite Applicant status and access to exclusive scholarships. To get started, follow these steps.

  1. Decide on a degree.
  2. Enter the student portal.
  3. Complete your returning grad application.
  4. Apply for scholarships like theAlumni Master’s Scholarship.
  5. Begin your master’s program, gain skills, and increase your earning power.
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Join Your Peers and Earn a Master's Degree

In 2020, nearly 5,000 WGU undergraduates continued their education and registered for a master's program. That's almost one in five grads. Join them and start your master's degree by exploring options in your desired college.

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Why Continue at WGU?

Maintain Momentum

You’ve earned a bachelor’s degree. You know how a WGU degree fits into your life, so why not keep going? Continue on and earn your master’s at WGU in as few as 12 to 18 months.

Progress Your Career

On average, advanced degree holders make$17,000 morethan those with just a bachelor’s. For a small investment, you can earn your master’s degree at WGU and see big returns.

Enjoy Priority Enrollment

As a student with a bachelor's degree from WGU, you'll be an Elite Applicant for a master's degree. It means you can enroll more quickly and apply for an alumni-only scholarship. Visit your student portal to get started.

Why Should You Earn a Master's Degree?

  • Progress at work.Add a master's degree to yourrésumé and earn a promotion or change your career direction.
  • Boost your salary.A master's degree could help you earn more money.Time earning a master's in business is time well spent.
  • Keep moving.You already know the ins and outs of a WGU degree program. Keep up your momentum and earn an advanced degree.
  • Finish fast.Most graduate students earn their business master's degree in 12 to 24 months. You may be able to move even quicker.

4,977

The number of WGU undergraduate students in 2020 who continued and registered for a master’s program.

18%

The percentage of WGU undergraduates in 2020 who continued and registered for a master’s program.

12-18

The average time to complete a master’s at WGU is 12-18 months. Increase your earning power in a year depending on the program.

Returning Grads Enjoy VIP Benefits

You've learned how easy it is to fit a WGU degree program into your life, so keep going! As a returning student, you'll receive a number of perks. If you're ready, we'd love to welcome you back to WGU to pursue a master's degree.Click here to learn more about returning to WGU.

Elite Applicant Status

Your application for admission is much shorter than the standard application, and it will automatically be moved to the front of the line for consideration.

Learn More About Returning to WGU

Exclusive Scholarship Opportunities

Returning grads are eligible to apply for the exclusiveAlumni Master's Degree Scholarship, valued at up to $2,500.

Learn About the Alumni Scholarship

New Student Scholarship Eligibility

Returning WGU graduates are also eligible to apply for the scholarship opportunities available to new students.

View All Scholarship Opportunities

Ready to Continue at WGU?

You know what a WGU degree can do for your career and your life. Another degree could be the crucial next step you need to take. You've seen how WGU fits inside your life, so there's no better time than today to get started at WGU—again! We would love to have you return to WGU and continue your education. Don't wait any longer! Schedule an appointment with a continuing grad specialist to learn about the next steps, today.

Talk to Our School of Business

Talk to Leavitt School of Health

Talk to Our School of Education

Talk to Our School of Technology

Continueat WGU with a Business-Focused Master's Degree

Join Your Peers and Earn a Master's Degree

In 2020, nearly 5,000 WGU undergraduates continued their education and registered for a master's program. That's almost one in five grads. Join them and start your master's degree by exploring options in your desired college.

4,977

The number of WGU undergraduate students in 2020 who continued and registered for a master’s program.

18%

The percentage of WGU undergraduates in 2020 who continued and registered for a master’s program.

12-18

The average time to complete a master’s at WGU is 12-18 months. Increase your earning power in a year depending on the program.

Business Master's Degrees Offered

WGU offers six career-focused master's programs in business. For most of them, you will have to have earned a bachelor's degree from a recognized, accredited institution. If you're looking to gain additional expertise in technical business skills and leadership, a master's degree in business can be a perfect fit. For specific information on degree-specific prerequisites and steps, view theSchool of Business admissions requirements.

Here are some ways to get started:

  • Speak with a Continuing GraduateEnrollment Counselorto determine the best master's programs for your needs.
  • If you've already received a bachelor's degree in education from WGU, fill out thecontinuing graduate application.
  • If you haveNOTalready received a bachelor's degree from WGU,you can apply here.

Business Master's Degrees

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Master of Business Administration

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The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business management,...

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business management, strategy, and leading teams:

  • Time:Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program include:

  • Leadership strategies
  • Talent management
  • Communication
  • Data collection and interpretation
  • Financial statements

Our competency-based model gives you an innovative learning experience you won't find anywhere else—and our MBA grads tell us they loved accelerating their program to see a faster ROI.

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Management and Leadership – M.S.

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An online master's degree focused on change management, innovation, and...

An online master's degree focused on change management, innovation, and leading teams:

  • Time: 60%of graduates can finish in 17 months.
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé that this program will teach you:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Coordinating
  • Communications
  • Performance Management
  • Planning

Develop a comprehensive suite of leadership skills and your confidence to navigate changing business structures.

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MBA Healthcare Management

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Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations....

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time:WGUlets you set a schedule so you can finish your MBA in just one year.
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program include:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Patient care improvement
  • Service line development
  • Healthcare trends
  • Health policy and legislation

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy. Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

Compare online business degrees

This program is not the only online business degree WGU offers that is designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees.

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MBA Information Technology Management

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Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper...

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

  • Time:Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Communications
  • Information Systems Security

Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.

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Accounting – M.S.

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Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public and private...

Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public and private accounting positions:

  • Time: 62%of grads finish within 19 months.
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé that this program will prepare you for:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Tax Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Online Communication
  • Research

This MAcc program is designed to prepare you for the CPA exam and also the CMA or CIA exams.

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Marketing – M.S.

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Two online marketing master's degree options with a focus on either...

Two online marketing master's degree options with a focus on either digital marketing or marketing analytics.

  • Time:61%of graduates finish WGU master's programs in 18 months
  • Tuition:$4,530 per 6-month term
  • Courses:10 total courses in this program
  • Specialization:Students choose from two specializations to focus their marketing studies on digital marketing or marketing analytics

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Presentations
  • Market Research
  • Communications

A marketing master's degree will help you prepare for a wide range of exciting marketing careers.

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Human Resource Management – M.S.

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A SHRM-recognized master's degree in human resource management...

A SHRM-recognized master's degree in human resource management

  • Time:61%of graduates finish this program within 18 months.
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term
  • Courses:10 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program include:

  • Performance Management
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

Earn your M.S. in Human Resources and help companies create excellent cultures.

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Accelerated Information Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degree

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Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.

  • Time: Approximately 5 years.
  • Tuition: $3,735 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion.
  • Courses: 42 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • PMI CAPM
  • LPI Linux Essentials

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Scripting and programming
  • Networking and security
  • Systems and services
  • Data management
  • Business of IT

This program allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in IT and move directly into a master's degree in IT management, cutting down on the total number of courses to complete.

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Data Analytics – M.S.

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Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time:61% of graduates finish within 20 months.
  • Tuition:$4,520 per 6-month term.
  • Courses:11 total courses in this program.

This program consists of three specialization areas which allow you to gain specific experience and skills that will benefit your future career. You can choose from data science, data engineering, and decision process engineering specializations to enhance your degree.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Data Modeling
  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Quality
  • SQL
  • Python

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Master of Healthcare Administration

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A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly...

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.

  • Time:60% of grads finish within21 months.
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Healthcare Models and Systems
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Healthcare Information Technology

Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.

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This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees.

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Education Technology and Instructional Design – M.Ed.

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The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for...

The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for instructional designers tasked with creating engaging and immersive virtual learning experiences that can substitute for on-ground instruction.

No teaching license required.

  • Time: 62%of students finish this program in 10 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975per 6-month term
  • Courses:12 total courses in this program.

This program includes two tracks for students to choose from:

  • The K-12 pathway
  • The Adult Learner pathway

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Learning Experience Design
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Learning Technology
  • Research Methodology

Develop training and instruction expertise to help you in the classroom, in educational settings, or in corporate world.

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Information Technology Management – M.S.

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A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead....

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead.

  • Time:60% of graduates finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition:$3,940 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the opportunity to earn the valuablePMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

  • Technology operations and integration
  • Sourcing and planning
  • Risks and influence
  • Solutions development
  • Project management

Maximize the opportunities that your IT career path has afforded you—earn your master's and keep moving up.

What Careers Can I Pursue with a Business-Focused Master's Degree?

A master’s degree can qualify you for higher-paying jobs. C-level executives often earn high six-figure salaries. The positions you qualify for could vary depending on the specific master's degree you earn. In general, your advanced degree in business may prepare you for management positions and C-level roles such as:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive Director
  • International Business Development
  • Operations Director
  • Chief Strategic Officer
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Owner

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Ready to Continue at WGU?

You know what a WGU degree can do for your career and your life. Another degree could be the crucial next step you need to take. You've seen how WGU fits inside your life, so there's no better time than today to get started at WGU—again! We would love to have you return to WGU and continue your education. Don't wait any longer! Schedule an appointment with a continuing grad specialist to learn about the next steps, today.

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Keep Your Momentum and Earn a Master's Degree in Education

You've earned a bachelor's degree in education, but why stop there? As a WGU grad, it’s easy to continue and pursue your master's degree. In fact, nearly one in four current education master's degree seekers at WGU are continuing grads.

23%

Around one-fourth of current WGU teaching master's degree seekers earned their bachelor's at WGU.

2,697

Currently there are over 2,600 WGU education bachelor's degree grads pursuing a master's degree in education at WGU.

12-18

The average time to complete a master’s at WGU is 12-18 months. Increase your earning power in a year depending on the program.

Education Master's Degrees Offered

WGU offers 14 master's programs in education. For most of them, you will have to have earned a bachelor's degree in teaching and have your teaching license. If you're looking to add another specialty to your license or gain additional expertise in technology, instruction, or curriculum, a master's degree in education can be a perfect fit. For specific information on degree-specific prerequisites and steps, view theSchool of Education admission requirements.

Here are some ways to get started:

  • Speak with a Continuing GraduateEnrollment Counselorto determine the best master's programs for your needs.
  • If you've already received a bachelor's degree in education from WGU, fill out thecontinuing graduate application.
  • If you haveNOTalready received a bachelor's degree from WGU,you can apply here.

Education Master's Degrees for Aspiring Teachers

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Teaching, Elementary Education – M.A.

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An online master's of arts in education degree and teacher certification...

An online master's of arts in education degree and teacher certification program for aspiring elementary school teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to a teaching license. Specific grade levels will vary depending on teaching certification in your state.

  • Time:64% of students finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 24 total courses in this program (25 for Washington residents)

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Lesson Planning
  • Ethics
  • Behavioral Support Strategies
  • Educational Psychology & Development
  • Classroom Management

This online teacher's degree requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-timestudent teaching.

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Teaching, Special Education (K–12) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current or aspiring teachers looking to...

An online master's degree for current or aspiring teachers looking to further their careers with a focus on K–12 special education.

  • Time:64% of students finish similar programs in 22 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 26 total courses in this program.

This program is ideal for students who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field and are looking to earn their initial teaching license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Guidelines in Special Education
  • Management Strategies for Academic and Social Behavior
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Methods of Instruction and Intervention
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Find a rewarding career teaching students with diverse challenges and special learning abilities with this teaching master's degree.

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Teaching, Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) – M.A.

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An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for...

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for aspiring middle school math teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to teacher licensure. Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.

  • Time: 61% of students finish this middle school math teaching degree within 24 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 20 total courses in this program (21 for Washington residents).

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Educational Psychology
  • Algebra for Secondary Mathematics Teaching
  • Mathematics History
  • Essential Practices for Supporting Diverse Learners

This M.A. Teaching program in middle grades math education requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-timestudent teaching. It differs from the M.A. Teaching, Mathematics Education (Secondary) program in that it does not require courses in upper levels of calculus, including advanced calculus and mathematical modeling. The curriculum of this online math degree is designed to prepare middle school math teachers for success.

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Teaching, Mathematics Education (Secondary) – M.A.

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An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for...

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for aspiring middle school or high school math teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to teacher licensure. Specific grade levels will vary depending on the teaching certification in your state.

  • Time: 64%of students finish this high school math teaching degree within 25 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 21 total courses in this program (22 for Washington residents).

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Algebra for Secondary Teaching
  • Geometry for Secondary Teaching
  • Statistics and Probability for Secondary Teaching
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Educational Psychology

This online teaching degree in secondary math education requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-timestudent teaching. This program differs from the M.A. Teaching, Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) program in that it includes courses in upper levels of calculus, including advanced calculus and mathematical modeling. Graduates from this secondary math degree program will be eligible for a teaching license in any of the 50 states.

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Teaching, English Education (Secondary) – M.A.

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An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for...

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for aspiring middle or high school English teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to teacher licensure. Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.

  • Time: 63% of students finish this online English degree program within 21 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 17 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • English Pedagogy
  • Reading Instruction and Interventions
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Educational Psychology & Development
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

This online English degree prepares students for teaching certification in any of the 50 states.

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Teaching, Science Education (Secondary) – M.A.

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An online master's teaching degree and teacher certification program for...

An online master's teaching degree and teacher certification program for aspiring middle or high school science teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to teacher licensure. Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.

  • Time: 62% of students finish this secondary science teaching degree within 24 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 18total courses in this program (19 for Washington residents)

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Science Technology
  • Science Methods
  • Educational Psychology & Development
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Essential Practices for Supporting Diverse Learners

This program requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-timestudent teaching. You'll be prepared to teach in middle school or high school settings, based on teaching certification in your state.

Education Master's Degreesfor Current Teachers

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Educational Leadership – M.S.

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An online master's degree for current teachers looking to move into a...

An online master's degree for current teachers looking to move into a school or district leadership position, like principal, vice principal, or administrator.

  • Time:60% of grads earned this degree within 23 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 13 total courses in this program.

This program is for licensed teachers who are ready to take the next step in their education career.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • School Law
  • School Financial Leadership
  • People & Talent
  • School Operations and Management
  • Leadership Ethics

Put your leadership skills to good use—in the service of America's children—with this education master's degree.

States that do not accept this program: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, and Minnesota.

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Science Education (Middle Grades) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching science to middle school students.

Available in all states that offer a middle-grades general science endorsem*nt.

  • Time: 63% of students earned this degree within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 14 total courses in this program.

This program is for currently licensed teacher who want to add middle-grades science to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth science
  • Space science

Propel your career as a middle school or junior high science teacher with this M.A. degree.

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Science Education (Secondary Chemistry) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching chemistry to middle or high school students.

  • Time:64% of students earn this degree within 18 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 14 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Propel your career as a junior high or high school chemistry teacher with this education master's degree.

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Science Education (Secondary Earth Science) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching earth science to middle or high school students.

  • Time:60% of students earn this degree within 14 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

This program is designed for already-licensed teachers who want to add secondary earth science to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Physical Geology
  • Earth Systems
  • Astronomy
  • Ocean Systems
  • Chemistry

Propel your career as a junior high or high school geoscience teacher with this education master's degree.

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Science Education (Secondary Biological Science) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching biology to middle or high school students.

  • Time:62%of students earn this degree within17 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 13 total courses in this program.

This program is designed for already-licensed teachers who want to add secondary biology to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Heredity and Genetics
  • Zoology

Propel your career as a junior high or high school biology teacher with this education master's degree.

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Science Education (Secondary Physics) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching physics to middle or high school students.

  • Time:62% of students earn this degree within 15 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 13 total courses in this program.

This program is designed for already-licensed teachers who wish to add secondary physics to their licensure.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • General Chemistry
  • Mechanics
  • Waves and optics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Space, time and motion

Propel your career as a junior high or high school physics teacher with this education master's degree.

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Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching math to middle school students. Available in states that offer a middle-grades math teaching endorsem*nt.

  • Time: 62% of students earn this degree within 16 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 14 total courses in this program.

This program is designed for current teachers who are looking to add middle grade math to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • College algebra
  • Finite mathematics
  • Trigonometry and pre-calculus
  • Mathematics learning and teaching
  • College geometry
  • Probability and statistics
  • Calculus

Focus your teaching passion on instilling in junior high students a love of math with this education master's degree.

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Mathematics Education (K–6) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching math to elementary school students.

  • Time: 61% of students earn this degree within12 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

This program is for current teachers who are looking to add K-6 math education to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Number Sense and Functions
  • Graphing
  • Geometry and Statistics
  • Research Design

Focus your teaching passion on instilling in elementary-age students a love of math with this education master's degree.

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Mathematics Education (Secondary) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching math to middle and high school students.

  • Time: 64%of students earn this degree within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 18 total courses in this program.

This program is designd for current teachers who are looking to add secondary math to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Trigonometry and pre-calculus
  • College geometry
  • Calculus
  • Probability and statistics
  • Algebra for secondary mathematics teaching
  • Mathematics history and technology
  • Mathematical modeling and applications

Focus your teaching passion on instilling in junior high or high school students a love of math with this education master's degree.

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English Language Learning (PreK–12) – M.A.

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An online master's degree for current teachers whose next career goal...

An online master's degree for current teachers whose next career goal includes a focus on teaching in ELL or ESL settings.

  • Time: 62%of students earn this degree within17 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

This program is for current teachers who are looking to add ELL or ESL to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Assessment Theory and Practice
  • Language Production, Theory and Acquisition
  • Instruction Planning and Implementation
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition

Grow your teaching career on a commitment to ensuring language barriers don't become a barrier to learning with this education master's degree.

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English Language Learning (PreK–12) Endorsem*nt Prep

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An online program for currently licensed elementary and secondary school teachers who desire to be licensed to teach in ELL or ESL settings.

Become highly qualified in ELL or ESL, increase your career opportunities, earn re-licensure points, and possibly become eligible for lane changes leading to increased salary.

  • Time: 62% of students finish within 13 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 8 total courses in this program.

This program is for current teachers who are looking to earn an ELL/ESL endorsem*nt.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Assessment Theory and Practice
  • Language Production, Theory and Acquisition
  • Instruction Planning and Implementation
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition

Advance your teaching career and help ensure language barriers don't become a barrier to learning.

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Education Technology and Instructional Design – M.Ed.

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The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for instructional designers tasked with creating engaging and immersive virtual learning experiences that can substitute for on-ground instruction.

No teaching license required.

  • Time: 62%of students finish this program in 10 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975per 6-month term
  • Courses:12 total courses in this program.

This program includes two tracks for students to choose from:

  • The K-12 pathway
  • The Adult Learner pathway

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Learning Experience Design
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Learning Technology
  • Research Methodology

Develop training and instruction expertise to help you in the classroom, in educational settings, or in corporate world.

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Curriculum and Instruction – M.S.

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An online master's degree for those who have educational experience and...

An online master's degree for those who have educational experience and are looking to further their careers with a graduate program focused on curriculum development and design.

  • Time: 62% of students earn this degree within 12 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Curriculum and Instruction Design
  • Educational Research
  • Assessment

Help schools create engaging, meaningful, and memorable learning experiences to improve learning outcomes for all students with this M.S. degree.

WGU’s School of Education provides a path for students to become licensed/certified teachers in each U.S. state and territory. In some cases, our program has already been approved for direct licensure/certification in your state. In other cases, you may apply for licensure/certification through reciprocity. Your Enrollment Counselor can give you specific information on your program of interest and how you may ultimately earn a license in your state. Please note that some programs do not have a corresponding license in certain states.

What Careers Can I Pursue with an Education-Focused Master's Degree?

A master’s degree can qualify you for higher-paying jobs and leadership positions in education. Your advanced degree may prepare you for many roles, including:

  • School Principal
  • Area Superintendent
  • Curriculum Director
  • Board of Education Member
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Distance Education Administrator
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Learning Experience Designer

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Ready to Continue at WGU?

You know what a WGU degree can do for your career and your life. Another degree could be the crucial next step you need to take. You've seen how WGU fits inside your life, so there's no better time than today to get started at WGU—again! We would love to have you return to WGU and continue your education. Don't wait any longer! Schedule an appointment with a continuing grad specialist to learn about the next steps, today.

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Keep Your Momentum and Earn a Master's Degree inHealthcare

You've earned a bachelor's degree in healthcare, but why stop there? As a new WGU healthcare grad, it’s easy to continue and pursue your master's degree. Whether you're looking to earn your MSN or you'd like to pursue a Master of Healthcare Administration, WGU offers career-focused programs tailored to help you progress in many diverse specialty areas in healthcare. Simply speak with a Continuing Graduate Enrollment Counselor to get started. You'll enjoy Elite Applicant Status for faster admission and access to alumni-only scholarships.

32%

The market for medical and health services managers is projected to grow by 32% from 2020 to 2030.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

139,600

It's projected there will be more than 139,000 new medical and health service manager jobs between 2020 and 2030.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

$84,000

The average salary for nursing instructors at colleges and universities is over $84,000 as of May 2020 with the top 10% making more than $133,000.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Healthcare Master's Degrees Offered

WGU provides a number of bridge programs to help healthcare professionals earn an MSN degree, including three RN-to-MSN programs and five BSN-to-MSN programs. WGU also offers a Master ofHealthcare Administration program to provide education and training for future healthcare leaders. For most of these graduate degrees, you will have to have earned either anassociate’s degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited institution or state board of nursing approved program, have an active RN license in your state of employment, or have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). If you're looking to add another specialty to your license or gain additional expertise in the healthcare field, a master's degree in healthcare can be a perfect fit. For specific information on degree-specific prerequisites and steps, view theLeavitt School of Health admission requirements.

Here are some ways to get started:

  • Speak with a Continuing GraduateEnrollment Counselorto determine the best master's programs for your needs.
  • If you've already received a bachelor's degree in education from WGU, fill out thecontinuing graduate application.
  • If you haveNOTalready received a bachelor's degree from WGU,you can apply here.

Nursing Master's Degrees Online(students must possess an active RN license to be eligible for all MSN programs at WGU)

BSN-to-MSN Programs

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Nursing – Leadership & Management (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S.

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For registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who are ready for...

For registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who are ready for additional career opportunities.

  • Time:61% of grads finish within 23 months
  • Tuition: $4,795per 6-month term
  • Courses: 15 total courses in this program

This program is ideal for current RNs who have a BSN and are ready for the next step in their education.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Quality Outcomes in a Culture of Value-Based Nursing Care
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care

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Nursing – Nursing Informatics (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S.

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A nursing degree program that empowers data-driven nurses who already have...

A nursing degree program that empowers data-driven nurses who already have a BSN but seek the success a master's can bring:

  • Time:64% of grads finish within24 months.
  • Tuition: $4,795 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 14 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Informatics System Analysis and Design
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Leadership and Management

The trajectory of data and informatics in healthcare will continually open opportunities for nurses who take this path.

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Nursing – Education (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S.

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A master's in nursing education program for nurses with BSNs....

A master's in nursing education program for nurses with BSNs.

  • Time: 62% of grads finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition:$4,795 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 15 total courses in this program.

This program is ideal for RNs who already have their BSN and are ready to progress in their career.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Contemporary Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education
  • Quality Outcomes in a Culture of Value-Based Nursing Care
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care
  • Leadership and Management

Hospitals and other facilities need nurse educators. Earn your MSN – Education and step into a role inspiring and empowering caregivers.

RN-to-MSN Programs

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Nursing – Leadership & Management (RN-to-MSN) – M.S.

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This program for RNs includes a BSN component and is a substantial leap...

This program for RNs includes a BSN component and is a substantial leap toward becoming a nurse leader.

  • Time: 62% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within 37 months.
  • Tuition:$4,685 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion and $4,795 per 6-month term during graduate portion.
  • Courses: 32 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Quality Outcomes in a Culture of Value-Based Nursing Care
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care

If you're driven to lead, this online nursing degree will provide you everything needed to make that career a reality. This program is ideal for current RNs who are interested in earning both their BSn and MSN in an accelerated program.

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Nursing – Nursing Informatics (RN-to-MSN) – M.S.

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A nursing program that empowers data-driven nurses with a BSN and MSN...

A nursing program that empowers data-driven nurses with a BSN and MSN component, allowing them to go from RN to MSN.

  • Time: 63% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within36 months.
  • Tuition:$4,685 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion and $4,795 per 6-month term during graduate portion.
  • Courses: 31 total courses in this program.

This program is ideal for currently licensed RNs who are looking to earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at an accelerated pace.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Informatics System Analysis and Design
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Leadership and Management

The trajectory of data and informatics in healthcare will continually open opportunities for registered nurses who take this path.

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Nursing – Education (RN-to-MSN) – M.S.

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This MSN – Education online nursing program for RNs includes a BSN program...

This MSN – Education online nursing program for RNs includes a BSN program component and is a substantial leap forward for an aspiring nurse educator.

  • Time:60% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within38 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,685per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, and $4,795 per 6-month term during graduate portion.
  • Courses: 32 total courses in this program.

This program is ideal for current RNs who are looking to earn both their BSN and MSN in a single, accelerated program.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Contemporary Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education
  • Value-Based Nursing Care Outcomes
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care
  • Leadership and Management

Given the growing nurse educator shortage, earning your MSN with a focus in education is both a rewarding decision and a solid career move.

Nurse Practitioner Programs

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Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S. Nursing

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This program for BSNs who have an active, unencumbered RN license prepares...

This program for BSNs who have an active, unencumbered RN license prepares you to become a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

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  • Locations:Due to the clinical requirements of this degree program, the FNP is currently NOT available to students who have a permanent residence in the following states: California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington.
  • Time:It takes 2.5 years to complete the coursework and clinical components of this degree program.
  • Tuition: $6,525 per six-month term.
  • Courses: 16 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Special Populations Primary Care
  • Advanced Health Assessment

Students must have a permanent and active license from a state that is not listed above, must complete the internships in that state, and intend to obtain initial APRN licensure in that state. See morestate-specific information related to nursing licensure. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. Moreabout compact licenses.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S. Nursing

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This program for BSNs who have an active, unencumbered RN license prepares you to become a board-certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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  • Locations:Due to the clinical requirements of this degree program, the PMHNP program at WGU is currently NOT open to students who have a permanent residence in the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • Time:It takes 2.5 years to complete the coursework and clinical components of this degree program.
  • Tuition and fees: $6,625 per six-month term.
  • Courses: 17 total courses in this program.

This program is for current RNs who have earned their BSN and are ready to move forward in their career. This MSN program prepares students to become licensed as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in select states.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Assessment and Diagnostics
  • Behavioral health
  • Advanced Pharmacology

Students must have a permanent and active license from a state that is not listed above, must complete the internships in that state, and intend to obtain initial APRN licensure in that state. See morestate-specific information related to nursing licensure. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. Moreabout compact licenses.

Healthcare Master's Degrees Online

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Master of Healthcare Administration

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A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly...

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.

  • Time:60% of grads finish within21 months.
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Healthcare Models and Systems
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Healthcare Information Technology

Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.

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Master of Public Health

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This online Master of Public Health degree program is a perfect fit for...

This online Master of Public Health degree program is a perfect fit for students who want to make a difference in their community.

  • Time:60% of students finish similar programs in21 months.
  • Tuition:$4,995 per 6-month term
  • Courses:12 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Biostatistics and analysis
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Public health policy and advocacy
  • Health education and promotion

This degree prepares you with relevant industry skills and experience that will help you move forward in your career.

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MBA Healthcare Management

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Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations....

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time:WGUlets you set a schedule so you can finish your MBA in just one year.
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program include:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Patient care improvement
  • Service line development
  • Healthcare trends
  • Health policy and legislation

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy. Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

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Education Technology and Instructional Design – M.Ed.

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The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for...

The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for instructional designers tasked with creating engaging and immersive virtual learning experiences that can substitute for on-ground instruction.

No teaching license required.

  • Time: 62%of students finish this program in 10 months.
  • Tuition:$3,975per 6-month term
  • Courses:12 total courses in this program.

This program includes two tracks for students to choose from:

  • The K-12 pathway
  • The Adult Learner pathway

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Learning Experience Design
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Learning Technology
  • Research Methodology

Develop training and instruction expertise to help you in the classroom, in educational settings, or in corporate world.

Post-Master's Nursing Programs Online

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Nursing Education – Post-Master's Certificate

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A specialty certificate in nursing education for nurses with MSNs....

A specialty certificate in nursing education for nurses with MSNs.

This program will prepare you to teach the next generation of nurses.

  • Time:Students typically finish this program in 12 months.
  • Tuition: $4,795 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 8 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Contemporary Curriculum Design and Development
  • Assessmentof Student Learning
  • Facilitation of Student-Centered Learning

Hospitals and other facilities need nurse educators. Earn your Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education and step into a role inspiring and empowering caregivers. This program will prepare you to sit for the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Executive (CNE) exam.

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Nursing Leadership and Management – Post-Master's Certificate

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A certificate for registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing who...

A certificate for registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing who are ready for greater responsibility in a leadership and management role.

  • Time:Students typically finish this program in12 months.
  • Tuition:$4,795 per 6-month term. The cost to sit for the NAHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) exam is included in tuition.
  • Courses: 8 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Business Case Analysis
  • Evaluating Healthcare Improvements

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master's Certificate

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This program is for current RNs who already have earned an MSN and are...

This program is for current RNs who already have earned an MSN and are wanting to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through a post-master's certificate program.

  • Locations:Due to the clinical requirements of this degree program, the PMHNP post-master's certificate program at WGU is currently NOT open to students who have a permanent residence in the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • Time:This program can be finished within 1.5 years, depending on transfer credit and how quickly you move through core coursework. Please note the clinical components of this program are set.
  • Tuition and fees:$6,625 per six-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

This program is for current RNs who have earned their MSN but are wanting to add a specilization to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. This post-master's certificate program is only available in select states.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Assessment and Diagnostics
  • Behavioral health
  • Advanced Pharmacology

Students must have a permanent and active license from a state that is not listed above, must complete the internships in that state, and intend to obtain initial APRN licensure in that state. See morestate-specific information related to nursing licensure. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. Moreabout compact licenses.

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Family Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master's Certificate

This is a program for individuals who already have an MSN and are looking...

This is a program for individuals who already have an MSN and are looking to now become a family nurse practitioner with a post-master's certificate program.

  • Locations:Due to the clinical requirements of this degree program, the FNP is currently NOT available to students who have a permanent residence in the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington.
  • Time: This program can be finished within 1.5 years, depending on transfer credit and how quickly you move through core coursework. Please note the clinical components of this program are set.
  • Tuition: $6,252per six-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Special Populations Primary Care

Students must have a permanent and active license from a state that is not listed above, must complete the internships in that state, and intend to obtain initial APRN licensure in that state. See morestate-specific information related to nursing licensure. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. Moreabout compact licenses.

What Careers Can I Pursue with an Healthcare-Focused Master's Degree?

With an advanced degree in healthcare, you’ll be prepared to explore many different career paths in nursing or healthcare. Completing a master's program will qualify you for management positions and leadership roles such as:

  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Head Nurse
  • Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • VP of Nursing
  • Healthcare Quality Director
  • Nursing Home Manager
  • Hospital CEO

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You know what a WGU degree can do for your career and your life. Another degree could be the crucial next step you need to take. You've seen how WGU fits inside your life, so there's no better time than today to get started at WGU—again! We would love to have you return to WGU and continue your education. Don't wait any longer! Schedule an appointment with a continuing grad specialist to learn about the next steps, today.

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Keep Your Momentum and Earn an Information Technology-Focused Master's Degree

You've earned a bachelor's degree in information technology, but why stop there? As a new WGU IT grad, it’s easy to continue and pursue your master's degree. In fact, more than one in five curren technology master's degree seekers at WGU are continuing grads.

22%

More than one-fifth of WGU IT bachelor's degree graduates re-enroll to earn a master's degree in IT.

2,244

Currently there are over 2,000 IT bachelor's degree grads pursuing a master's degree.

12-18

The average time to complete a master’s at WGU is 12-18 months. Increase your earning power in a year depending on the program.

IT Master's Degrees to Pursue at WGU

WGU offers three career-focused master's programs in IT. For most of them, you will have to have earned a bachelor's degree from a recognized and accredited institution in either a STEM field and/or another degree with relevant work experience. If you're looking to add certifications to help propel your career or gain additional IT expertise, a master's degree in IT can be a perfect fit. For specific information on degree-specific prerequisites and steps, view theSchool of Technology admission requirements.

Here are some ways to get started:

  • Speak with a Continuing GraduateEnrollment Counselorto determine the best master's programs for your needs.
  • If you've already received a bachelor's degree in education from WGU, fill out thecontinuing graduate application.
  • If you haveNOTalready received a bachelor's degree from WGU,you can apply here.

Information Technology Master's Degrees

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Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – M.S.

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Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe....

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe.

  • Time:63% of graduates finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition:$4,555 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 9 total courses in this program.

Certifications in this program at no additional cost include:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Optional Voucher
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Optional Voucher
  • (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity (CC)

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Cybersecurity Strategy
  • Information Assurance
  • Incident Response
  • Penetration Testing

The curriculum is closely aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework. The program was designed in collaboration with national intelligence organizations and IT industry leaders, ensuring you'll learn emerging technologies and best practices in security governance.

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Data Analytics – M.S.

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Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time:61% of graduates finish within 20 months.
  • Tuition:$4,520 per 6-month term.
  • Courses:11 total courses in this program.

This program consists of three specialization areas which allow you to gain specific experience and skills that will benefit your future career. You can choose from data science, data engineering, and decision process engineering specializations to enhance your degree.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Data Modeling
  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Quality
  • SQL
  • Python

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Information Technology Management – M.S.

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A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead....

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead.

  • Time:60% of graduates finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition:$3,940 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the opportunity to earn the valuablePMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

  • Technology operations and integration
  • Sourcing and planning
  • Risks and influence
  • Solutions development
  • Project management

Maximize the opportunities that your IT career path has afforded you—earn your master's and keep moving up.

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Accelerated Information Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degree

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Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.

  • Time: Approximately 5 years.
  • Tuition: $3,735 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion.
  • Courses: 42 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • PMI CAPM
  • LPI Linux Essentials

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Scripting and programming
  • Networking and security
  • Systems and services
  • Data management
  • Business of IT

This program allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in IT and move directly into a master's degree in IT management, cutting down on the total number of courses to complete.

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MBA Information Technology Management

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Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper...

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

  • Time:Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition:$4,755 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Communications
  • Information Systems Security

Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.

What Careers Can I Pursue with an IT-Focused Master's Degree?

A master’s degree can qualify you for higher paying jobs within the IT field. C-level executives in IT often earn high six-figure salaries. Your advanced degree may prepare you for management positions and C-level roles such as:

  • IT Director
  • CIO
  • Data Scientist
  • Information Security Manager
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Analytics Manager
  • Risk Manager

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