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Go Back to School for an Affordable Healthcare Degree

$2,500 Scholarship Available: With our Back to School Scholarship opportunity, you can get $2,500 toward your healthcare degree. Get started by applying for admission.

Earn Your Healthcare Degree on a Budget and Timeline That Works for You

Going back to school for your degree can feel daunting, but WGU makes the process as student-friendly as possible. With tuition starting as low as $4,085 per six-month term, flexible online courses, and the opportunity to get $2,500 toward your degree, now’s the perfect time to head back to school.

Here's How Our School of Health Stacks Up:

Monthly Start Dates
Why wait to go back to school when you’re ready now? At WGU, programs begin on the first of every month.

Low, Flat-rate Tuition
One price covers as many courses as you can complete in a six-month term—you can potentially finish your program faster and earn your degree for even less. 

Respected Degrees
Our degrees are created with the real world in mind. In fact, 97% of employers said they would hire another WGU graduate.*

Top Degrees in WGU's School of Health

Health & Nursing
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Nursing (Prelicensure) – B.S.

A one-of-a-kind nursing program that prepares you to be an RN and a...

A one-of-a-kind nursing program that prepares you to be an RN and a baccalaureate-prepared nurse:

  • Locations: Due to in-person clinical requirements, students must be full time residents of FL, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MO, NV, NM, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT to enroll in this program. The coursework in this program is offered online, but there are in-person requirements.
  • Tuition: $6,430 per 6-month term for the first 4 terms of pre-nursing coursework and $8,755 per 6-month term for the remaining 4 terms of clinical nursing coursework.
  • Time: This program has a set pace and an expected completion time of 4 years. Certain coursework may be accelerated to finish faster.
  • WGU offers the prelicensure program in areas where we have partnerships with healthcare employers to provide practice sites and clinical coaches to help teach you and inspire you on your path to becoming a nurse.
  • If you don't live in one of our prelicensure states or don't qualify to apply, consider getting our Bachelor's in Health and Human Services instead. This degree allows you to work inside the healthcare industry, while also working directly with patients who need help.

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

  • Community Health
  • Women's and Children's Nursing
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Research
Health & Nursing
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Nursing (RN-to-BSN Online) – B.S.

An online BSN degree program for registered nurses (RNs) seeking the added...

An online BSN degree program for registered nurses (RNs) seeking the added theoretical depth, employability, and respect that a bachelor's degree brings:

  • Time: 61% of graduates finish within 20 months.
  • Tuition: $4,685 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 23 total courses in this program.
  • Transfers: Students can transfer up to 90 credits.

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

  • Healthcare Policy and Economics
  • Information Technology in Nursing Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Applied Healthcare Statistics

If you don't currently have an RN and don't qualify for your nursing prelicensure program, consider getting our Bachelor's in Health and Human Services instead. This degree allows you to work inside the healthcare industry in a unique way.

Health & Nursing
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Health and Human Services – B.S.

An online health degree program for students who are committed to making a...

An online health degree program for students who are committed to making a difference for patients in a variety of ways.

  • Time: 63% of students finish this program in 24 months
  • Tuition: $4,085 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 35 total courses in this program

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

  • Epidemiology
  • Community and Public Health
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Pathophysiology
  • Healthcare Values and Ethics
  • Substance Abuse Support

This degree allows you to work inside the healthcare industry, while also directly working with patients who need help.

Health & Nursing
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Health Science – B.S.

An online health science program designed for students who want real-world...

An online health science program designed for students who want real-world skills for valuable health careers.

  • Time: 63% of students finish similar programs in 24 months.
  • Tuition: $4,210 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 28 total courses in this program

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

  • Epidemiology
  • Disease prevention
  • Behavioral health
  • Substance abuse support
  • Health research
  • Medical technology

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

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

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.

Health & Nursing
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Master of Healthcare Administration

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 within 21 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.

Compare degrees

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

Accredited, Respected,
Recognized™

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, you reap the benefits of that respect. WGU is a pioneer in reinventing higher education for the 21st century, and our quality has been recognized.

Earn Your Degree for about Half the Cost of Other Universities*

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!

 

WGU students pay about half the tuition,* and end up with half the debt of the national average.**

  • Low, flat-rate tuition.
  • Graduate faster and with less debt.
  • Financial aid and scholarships available.
  • Online education with supportive faculty.
  • VA and military benefits accepted.
  • Great return on investment.
  • All course materials for a low, flat fee.

*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 48% lower than the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems in 2022. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

**WGU undergraduate students have approximately half the debt at graduation compared to the national average, according to the Institute for College Access and Success (2022).

Spend Less with Flat-Rate Tuition

Undergraduate
School of Health undergraduate program tuition (excluding Prelicensure)

$4,085 — $4,685

Graduate
School of Health graduate program tuition 
Post-master's certificates

$4,755 — $6,625
$4,795 — $6,625

Tuition rates effective September 1, 2023. Costs are per six-month term. Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $200 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources. 

Undergraduate
School of Health undergraduate program tuition (excluding Prelicensure)

$4,085 — $4,685

Graduate
School of Health graduate program tuition 
Post-master's certificates

$4,755 — $6,625
$4,795 — $6,625

Tuition rates effective September 1, 2023. Costs are per six-month term. Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $200 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources. 

"By earning my bachelor's degree in nursing I was able to realize my dream."

"Since graduating I have become a trauma nurse at the largest hospital in my state. I enjoy the challenges it presents every day, being able to make an impact in other's lives, and look forward to going to work all the time since I never know what the shift might bring."

—Brian Cowen
B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure)

Your Degree Is Closer Than You Think

New students can begin their first term at the beginning of any month. So you can start when you’re ready, rather than rushing (or waiting) for fall or spring enrollment.

BACK TO SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Step 1: Apply for admission to WGU
Step 2: Apply for this limited-time $2,500 scholarship opportunity!

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