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Earn a Master's Degree from WGU

Earn your master's degree in education, business, information technology, or healthcare today with Western Governors University, a trusted, nonprofit university ideal for adult learners. In addition to offering the flexibility of fully online master's degree programs, Western Governors University offers a comprehensive, affordable, and high-quality education. Our graduate programs allow you to broaden your career path, learn new essential skills, and take control of your academic success. If you're looking to earn your master's online, you're probably looking for some key features: a quality education, a flexible and supportive online environment, an affordable cost, and the opportunity to accelerate your studies based on real-world knowledge you already have. Western Governors University is the institution you're looking for, offering all of this and more.

Nonprofit, Accredited, and Affordable

How often can someone looking to go back to college find those three qualities in one institution? WGU is a nonprofit, which means that we're generally half of the cost of comparable institutions. And you don't have to sacrifice quality: Our institution is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities – the same accreditation as many state universities and private colleges. Regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation given to higher education institutions, online or offline. Our programs are also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). In addition, our institution continues to be favored and recognized by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).

A Flexible Choice for Adult Learners

Western Governors University was created by 19 U.S. governors in 1995 with the needs of hardworking, busy adult learners in mind. This bipartisan group of governors wanted to expand the reach of quality, nonprofit education using distance learning technologies and a competency-based approach. Choosing to award degrees based on competencies rather than credit hours means that when earning your master's degree, you can choose when and where to study, as the majority of your projects and assessments can be completed online. You can complete your master's degree online, anytime, anywhere; you just need a connection to the Internet. Also, your current career knowledge may allow you to accelerate your degree as you test out of specific subjects.

Online Master's Programs That Can Further Your Career

Our competency-based curriculum makes WGU graduates favorable to many employers. This approach to online learning also means that you can move quickly through material you already know and focus on learning the new skills you still need to develop.

The University of You

Earning your graduate degree online requires hard work and dedication, but you'll have a great support system, including a mentor who serves as your adviser, learning partner, and coach. Join our community today to be connected with faculty, staff, mentors, and other students who can help you along the way. You'll have many different resources available to you to complete your assessments, and you won't be alone!

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