Online Master's Degrees at WGU

Online Master's Degrees

Earn an affordable, accredited Online Master's Degree

"The coursework [in my online master's program] was challenging, the content extremely helpful, and the
applications in my life valuable.”

—Sapan Desai, MBA—Healthcare Management Graduate

Why Earn Your Master's Degree at WGU?

WGU was founded by 19 U.S. governors to expand access to high-quality higher education. The university is regionally accredited, and several of its programs—such as its nursing degree programs, health informatics programs, and teaching programs—have received additional industry-specific accreditations.

WGU is a nonprofit, which means its tuition is typically less than half the cost of what other accredited online universities charge.

Finally, WGU is flexible. Its online master's degree programs were built with busy adult learners like you in mind. You'll complete your coursework anytime, anywhere—you just need a connection to the Internet.

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Questions & Answers

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Can I complete my program entirely online?

With few exceptions, the majority of your projects and assessments can be completed online—when and where it’s most convenient for you—making it ideal for a busy working adult's schedule. However, if you enroll in one of our nursing master's degree programs, you will be required to complete applied learning projects in various community and healthcare settings. Also, our teaching master's degree programs that lead to initial teacher licensure have an in-class student teaching component. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, WGU offers federal financial aid. Loans are available to most students, regardless of financial need. Grants that don’t require repayment may also available for those with financial need. You can check into your financial aid eligibility at any time during the admissions process. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more or visit the Financial Aid section of the website.

How will I complete my degree?

As a WGU student, you take and complete assessments. You’ll prepare for your assessments by engaging various learning resources including textbooks, web tutorials, and online courses. You will determine what learning resources are best for you in consultation with your mentor using your personalized Degree Plan. You can learn more by exploring the WGU Experience. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor who can explain this program in greater depth.