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Earn your degree online at an accredited, respected university.

Online degree programs from four colleges.

WGU is an online school with career-aligned bachelor's and master's degrees—in teaching, nursing, IT, and business—designed to allow working professionals the opportunity to fit a online university education into their busy lives.


WGU College of Business.

Expand your skill set for the 21st century with a respected business degree from WGU. Our programs offer online schooling options for both experienced business professionals and motivated learners driven to advance their careers.

Bachelor's business degrees:

Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:

  • Time: 75% of grads finish in 19–46 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Account executive
  • Business analyst
  • Program manager
  • Director or Senior director
  • Vice president

This degree program is an excellent choice for kick-starting your organizational management career.

You can become a healthcare industry leader:

  • Time: 81% of grads finish in 10–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Health information manager
  • Community service managers
  • Clinical managers
  • Medical records managers
  • Social service managers

The curriculum of this program will prepare you with management-level skills and an up-to-date understanding of our healthcare delivery system.

An SHRM-recognized degree program:

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 17–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Human resource specialist
  • Director of talent acquisition
  • Recruiting manager
  • Organizational learning specialist
  • Vice president of HR

Earn your B.S. in Human Resources and help build strong organizations.

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 17–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Vice president of risk management
  • Product security incident manager
  • Vice president of technical services
  • CTO and CIO
  • Director of IT

Key competencies of this program align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.

For those who want to lead brands and steer consumer markets:

  • Time: 74% of grads finish in 9–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Marketing and PR manager
  • Director of marketing and communications
  • Director of publications
  • Customer intelligence manager
  • Marketing sales manager

Marketing management is a creative and exciting field - and one where a degree will open better opportunities.

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 10–40 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Accounting manager
  • Financial director
  • Vice president of finance and operations
  • Chief financial officer
  • Forensic accountant

Take your first step toward CPA certification and learn how to use GAAP, ledgers, and journals.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

  • Time: 72% of grads earned this degree in 18–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam.

Master's business degrees:

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

  • Time: 73% of grads finish in 13–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Executive director
  • Chief strategic officer
  • nearly any leadership role that exists.

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

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

  • Time: 98% of grads finish in 6–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Chief technology officer
  • Director of IT services
  • Senior systems administrator
  • Management information system director
  • Computer and information systems manager

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

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: 79% of grads finish in 11–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Administrative director
  • Chief financial officer
  • and many other executive-level roles.

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

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 by clicking the button below.

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

  • Time: 85% of grads finish in 9–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Director of operations
  • Executive director
  • and many newly developed leadership roles.

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

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

  • Time: 77% of grads finish in 12–27 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting manager
  • Internal audit manager
  • Senior accountant
  • and other specialized finance roles.

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

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

  • Time: 68% of grads in similar programs finish in 6–24 months. 
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Managed care executive
  • Director of integrated care management
  • Health center manager/clinic manager
  • Director of integrated facilities

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 by clicking the button below.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 87% of graduates finish in 6–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.

Certifications included in the coursework of this program:

  • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 Credential
  • SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9

Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.

WGU Teachers College.

Whether you're an aspiring teacher or an experienced educator ready to advance your career, WGU's CAEP-accredited Teachers College has a teaching degree for you. Choose from more than 30 bachelor's, post-baccalaureate, endorsement-preparation, and master's degree programs in education.

Bachelor's degrees with licensure:

An online teacher certification program for aspiring elementary teachers. Leads to teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 79% of grads earned this degree in 18–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring elementary school teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This elementary education degree program includes courses in the foundations of teacher education, instructional planning and presentation, assessment, and classroom management. Core teacher education courses focus on diversity, disciplinary literacy, elementary education methods, and pedagogy. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring K–12 special education teachers. Leads to dual teaching license in elementary education and K–12 special education. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.) If your state offers a single K–12 special education license and you are interested in focusing on teaching students with mild to moderate exceptionalities, consider the B.A. Special Education (Mild to Moderate) program. (Click button below.)

  • Time: 71% of grads earned this degree in 1½–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring special ed teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This special education teaching degree program prepares you to teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities, with courses in the foundations of teaching, instructional planning and presentation, assessment, and classroom management. Core elementary and special education courses focus on diversity, disciplinary literacy, elementary education methods, and special education topics such as law, assessment, and behavioral management. This program requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring K–12 special education teachers. Leads to your teaching license in states that offer a single license in K–12 special education. If your state requires—or if you're interested in—dual licensure in both elementary education and K–12 special education, consider the B.A. Special Education (K–12) program (click button below).

  • Time: 71% of grads finish similar programs in 1½–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring special ed teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This program includes coursework and assessments tailor-made for future teachers who are committed to working with students who have mild to moderate learning exceptionalities. It offers deep engagement in serving special education students and leads to your K–12 special education license in states that do not require dual elementary-ed and special-ed licensure. It also includes a preclinical experience with observation hours and a Demonstration Teaching component hosted by an experienced teacher and directed by a clinical supervisor.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring middle school math teachers. Leads to teaching license in states that have a middle-grades math teaching license. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 75% of grads earned this degree in 1–3 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high math teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for math.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This math teaching degree program includes courses in the foundations of teaching, general education, mathematics content, middle school math content, diversity, and pedagogy. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring middle school and high school math teachers. Leads to teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 73% of grads earned this degree in 1½–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high and high school math teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for math.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This math teaching degree program includes courses in the foundations of teaching, general education, mathematics content, math education, instructional planning and presentation, and pedagogy. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring middle school science teachers. Leads to teaching license in all states that have a middle-grades general science teaching license. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 71% of grads earned this degree in 18–40 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high or middle school science teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for science.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This science teaching degree program includes coursework in the following areas: general education, foundations of teaching, science, mathematics, pedagogy, science education, field experience, and a teacher performance assessment. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring middle or high school biology teachers. Leads to teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 89% of grads earned this degree in 16–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high or high school biology teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for biology.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This biology teaching degree program includes coursework in the following areas: general education, foundations of teaching, general science, mathematics, biology, pedagogy, science education, field experience, and a teacher performance assessment. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring middle or high school chemistry teachers. Leads to teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 73% of grads earned this degree in 18–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high or high school chemistry teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for chemistry.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This chemistry teaching degree program includes coursework in the following areas: general education, foundations of teaching, general science, mathematics, chemistry, pedagogy, science education, field experience, and a teacher performance assessment. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring middle or high school physics teachers. Leads to teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 86% of grads earned this degree in 19–43 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high or high school physics teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for physics.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This physics teaching degree program includes coursework in the following areas: general education, foundations of teaching, general science, mathematics, physics, pedagogy, science education, field experience, and a teacher performance assessment. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online teacher certification program for aspiring middle or high school earth sciences teachers. Leads to teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 69% of grads earned this degree in 16–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high or high school geoscience teachers who currently lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for earth science.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This geosciences teaching degree program includes coursework in the following areas: general education, foundations of teaching, general science, mathematics, earth sciences, pedagogy, science education, field experience, and a teacher performance assessment. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

Graduate programs leading to licensure:

An online master's degree and teacher certification program for aspiring elementary school teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field. Leads to teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 83% of graduates finish in 12–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring elementary teachers who currently hold a bachelor's degree but lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This elementary-ed MAT program includes courses in the foundations of teaching, mathematics content, instructional planning and presentation, elementary education methods, and effective teaching practices. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online 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 teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 94% of graduates finish within 2 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high math teachers who currently hold a bachelor's degree but lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for math.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This M.A. Teaching program in secondary math education includes courses in the foundations of teaching, mathematics education, instructional planning and presentation, and pedagogy. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration 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.

An online 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 teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 87% of graduates finish within 2 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high and high school math teachers who currently hold a bachelor's degree but lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for math.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This M.A. Teaching program in secondary math education includes courses in the foundations of teaching, mathematics education, instructional planning and presentation, and pedagogy. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

It 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.

An online master's 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 teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 78% of graduates finish in 10–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high and high school science teachers who currently hold a bachelor's degree but lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for science.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This graduate-level secondary science teaching program includes the following areas of coursework: foundations of teaching, science education, pedagogy, field experience, research, and a teacher performance assessment. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

An online 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 teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 78% of graduates finish in 12–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring junior high and high school English teachers who currently hold a bachelor's degree but lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers with a passion for English.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This secondary English MAT program includes courses in the foundations of teaching, instructional planning and presentation, English content, research, and pedagogy. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

Post-Baccalaureate teacher certification:

An online teacher certification program for aspiring elementary school teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field. Leads to teaching license in all 50 states. (Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.)

  • Time: 82% of grads earned this degree in 11–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Candidates for this program often include:

  • Aspiring elementary school teachers who currently hold a bachelor's degree but lack a teaching license.
  • Substitute teachers.
  • Career-changers.
  • School paraprofessionals.
  • Others who feel the call to teach.

This post-baccalaureate elementary school teacher preparation program includes courses in the foundations of teaching, instructional planning and presentation, elementary education methods, effective teaching practices, and math content. It requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time demonstration teaching.

WGU’s Teachers College 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 will earn a license from Utah (WGU’s home state), which will be recognized in your state through reciprocity (leading to a license in your state). 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.

Online Endorsement programs:

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: 83% of grads finish in 6–20 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Coursework you will complete in this program:

  • Culture
  • Language production, theory, and acquisition
  • Theories of second language acquisition and grammar
  • Planning, implementing, and managing instruction
  • Assessment theory and practice
  • Professional role of the ELL teacher
  • ELL-specific pedagogy
  • Field experience in a K–12 classroom that serves English language learners

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

An online program for those with master’s degrees to become a principal, vice principal, or associate principal. This program is designed for currently licensed teachers who desire to become licensed as a school principal.

  • Time: 79% of grads finish in 6–20 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Coursework you will complete in this program:

  • Governance, finance, law, and leadership for principals
  • Performance excellence criteria for educational leaders
  • Process management for educational leaders
  • Student, stakeholder, and market focus for educational leaders
  • Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management for educational leaders
  • Workforce focus for educational leaders
  • Strategic planning for educational leaders
  • Comprehensive educational leadership integration
  • Practicum in educational leadership

Advance your career in education as a principal or vice principal with this online endorsement-prep program.

*This program is not available in the following states: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Consider the M.S. Educational Leadership program instead.


Graduate programs for licensed teachers:

An online master's degree for current teachers or others looking to further their careers with a graduate program focused on curriculum development and design. (*No teaching license required.)

  • Time: 79% of grads earned this degree in 6–25 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program covers the following areas of study:

  • Curriculum theory and development
  • Instructional theory and methods
  • Research fundamentals

Help schools create courses of study that are engaging, meaningful, and memorable, that enhance student performance, and that factor in classroom diversity with this M.S. degree.

An online master's degree for current teachers looking to further their careers with a focus on K–12 special education (teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities).

  • Time: 73% of grads earned this degree in 9–26 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program covers the following areas of study:

  • Special education
  • Instructional design
  • Research fundamentals
  • Teacher work sample


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

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: 76% of grads earned this degree in 10–26 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program includes:

  • Process management
  • Strategic planning
  • Performance excellence
  • Governance, finance, law, and leadership
  • Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management
  • Workforce focus
  • Other courses, including a capstone project and a series of performance tasks to take place under the leadership of a practicing state licensed school principal or assistant principal in a practicum school site (K–12). 

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, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, and Minnesota.

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

  • Time: 74% of grads earned this degree in 6–25 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program includes:

  • Culture
  • Language production, theory, and acquisition
  • Theories of second language acquisition and grammar
  • Planning, implementing, and managing instruction
  • Assessment theory and practice
  • Professional role of the ELL teacher
  • ELL-specific pedagogy
  • Research foundations
  • Other courses, including a field experience in a K–12 classroom that serves English language learners.

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

An online master's degree for current teachers or others looking to further their careers with a graduate program focused on designing top-notch K–12 curriculum. (*No teaching license required.)

  • Time: 79% of grads earned this degree in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program covers the following areas of study:

  • Instructional design
  • Research fundamentals
  • Measurement and evaluation

Raise the bar on K–12 education. Learn to build better curriculum with this education master's degree.

An online master's degree for current teachers or others looking to further their careers with a graduate program focused on integrating technology with instructional design principles. (*No teaching license required.)

  • Time: 77% of grads earned this degree in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program covers the following areas of study:

  • Instructional design
  • Research fundamentals
  • Technology integration

Harness the power of technology to teach more kids in better ways with this education master's degree.

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

  • Time: 78% of grads earned this degree in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program includes:

  • Number sense and functions
  • Graphing, proportional reasoning, and equations/inequalities
  • Geometry and statistics
  • Finite mathematics
  • Research foundations, questions and literature review, design and analysis, and proposals
  • Portfolio oral defense
  • Capstone project

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

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 endorsement.

  • Time: 79% of grads earned this degree in 6–25 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Areas of study in this program include:

  • General science
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Ecology
  • Science education
  • Teacher performance assessment

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

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 endorsement.

  • Time: 79% of grads earned this degree in 6–25 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program includes:

  • College algebra
  • Finite mathematics
  • Trigonometry and pre-calculus
  • Mathematics learning and teaching
  • College geometry
  • Probability and statistics I
  • Middle school mathematics content knowledge
  • Calculus I
  • Algebra for secondary mathematics teaching
  • Mathematics history and technology
  • Research foundations
  • Teacher performance assessment

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

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

  • Time: 79% of grads earned this degree in 6–25 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term.

Coursework in this program includes:

  • Trigonometry and pre-calculus
  • College geometry
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III
  • Mathematics learning and teaching
  • Probability and statistics I
  • Probability and statistics II
  • Algebra for secondary mathematics teaching
  • Geometry for secondary mathematics teaching
  • Statistics and probability for secondary mathematics teaching
  • Mathematics history and technology
  • Mathematics content knowledge
  • Mathematical modeling and applications
  • Linear algebra
  • Abstract algebra
  • Advanced calculus
  • Teacher performance assessment

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

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

  • Time: 71% of grads earned this degree in 6–19 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Areas of study in this program include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Science education
  • Teacher performance assessment

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

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

  • Time: 74% of grads earned this degree in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Areas of study in this program include:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Science education
  • Teacher performance assessment

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

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

  • Time: 81% of grads earned this degree in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Areas of study in this program include:

  • General science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Science education
  • Teacher performance assessment

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

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

  • Time: 73% of grads earned this degree in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per 6-month term, plus a one-time fee of $350 to cover the cost of an at-home science lab.

Areas of study in this program include:

  • General science
  • Mathematics
  • Geoscience
  • Science education
  • Teacher performance assessment

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

WGU College of Information Technology.

Today's complex, ever-changing field of information technology requires you to demonstrate superior IT knowledge, keep up-to-date with certifications, and hold a relevant degree from an accredited university. Out of many online education options, WGU is a smarter way for IT professionals to earn that degree—with certifications included in most programs, at no extra cost.

Bachelor's IT degrees:

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree:

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish in 6–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Cyber crimes investigator
  • Director of cybersecurity
  • Chief of cyber counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cyber operations planner

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge degree:

  • Time: 83% of graduates finish in 9–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: CIW, Oracle, and CompTIA certs, all included.

Unique to WGU's program is the incorporation of a Udacity Nanodegree—a highly recognized credential designed to prepare you for a career in data science.

Oracle certifications included:

  • Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals
  • Oracle Database SQL (1Z0-071)

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Data Analyst
  • CIW Site Development Associate

Additional certifications included are CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2), CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA Project+.

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this program a top choice:

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish in 7–37 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: Includes CIW, ITIL, LPI and CompTIA.

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3
  • CIW User Interface Designer

Also, the LPI Linux Essentials and ITIL® Foundation Certification are central to this program. Included CompTIA certifications are A+, Network+, Security+, Project+, and Cloud Essentials.

A program designed to arm you with the certifications and credentials you need for a career like systems administrator, computer systems analyst, cloud support specialist, AWS support administrator, and more.

  • Time: 74% of graduates who earn an IT bachelor's degree from WGU finish in less than three years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster,

Certifications included, at no extra cost:

  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration–Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIASecurity+
  • Project+ (CompTIA)
  • Axelos ITIL® Foundation
  • CIW Site Development Associate

Earning certs on the path to your degree gives you credentials that will boost your résumé right away, even before you complete your degree program.

For network operations and security professionals:

  • Time:  81% of graduates finish in 12–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: several CIW and CompTIA included in this program.

Certified Internet Webmaster certifications:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS Specialist
  • CIW User Interface Designer

CompTIA certifications included are A+, Network+, Security+, Project+, and Linux+. This program will help you develop strong skills in network design, network operations, and security management.

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task: Lay the groundwork for the computing breakthroughs that will enable tomorrow's technologies. 

  • Time: 74% of IT bachelor's grads finish in 6–36 mos.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster.

Certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Oracle Database 12c
  • Axelos ITIL Foundation

Professionals who need the skills a computer science degree provides include computer systems analysts, computer programmers, artificial intelligence specialists, software engineers, machine learning engineers, and more.

You're a creative and tech genius who wants the bigger opportunities.

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish in 9–33 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: several CIW and CompTIA included in this program.

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS Specialist
  • CIW User Interface Designer

CompTIA A+ and Project+ are included in the program coursework. Software development is the second-highest rated specialty within IT. Secure your future with a degree and additional certifications.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

  • Time: 72% of grads earned this degree in 18–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam.

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 17–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Vice president of risk management
  • Product security incident manager
  • Vice president of technical services
  • CTO and CIO
  • Director of IT

Key competencies of this program align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.

Master's IT degrees:

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe.

  • Time: 72% of graduates finish in 6–20 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: two EC-Council certs, included.

The curriculum is closely aligned with the 2014 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework, plus includes these certifications:

  • EC-Council Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (EC0-350)
  • EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (EC0-349)

This 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.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 87% of graduates finish in 6–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.

Certifications included in the coursework of this program:

  • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 Credential
  • SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9

Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead:

  • Time: 82% of graduates finish in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the valuable PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

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

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

  • Time: 98% of grads finish in 6–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Chief technology officer
  • Director of IT services
  • Senior systems administrator
  • Management information system director
  • Computer and information systems manager

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

WGU College of Health Professions.

Earn a nursing or healthcare degree at WGU and fill a vital role in today's dynamic healthcare environment. Despite a changing economy, healthcare and nursing continue to experience strong job growth. This growth represents a great opportunity for you to further your career by completing a bachelor's or master's degree in a field like nursing, health information management, or healthcare management.

Bachelor's degrees in healthcare:

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

  • Time: 84% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.
  • Transfers: On average, students transfer 81 credits.

With over 20,000 BSN alumni, this is one of WGU's most popular programs.

You can become a healthcare industry leader:

  • Time: 81% of grads finish in 10–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Health information manager
  • Community service managers
  • Clinical managers
  • Medical records managers
  • Social service managers

The curriculum of this program will prepare you with management-level skills and an up-to-date understanding of our healthcare delivery system.

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

  • Locations: offered in CA, FL, IN, TX, and UT only.
  • Tuition and fees: $5,445 per 6-month term.

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.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

  • Time: 72% of grads earned this degree in 18–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam.

Master's degrees in healthcare:

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

  • Time: 89% of RN-to-MSN grads finish in 1–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,945 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Nurse educator
  • Professor of nursing
  • Programs director
  • Nursing instructor
  • Clinical educator

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

A master's in nursing education program for nurses with BSNs, this degree will prepare you to teach the future generation of nurses.

  • Time: 77% of grads finish in 11–26 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Nurse educator
  • Professor of nursing
  • Programs director
  • Nursing instructor
  • Clinical educator

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

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

  • Time: 89% of RN-to-MSN grads finish in 1–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,945 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Nurse educator
  • Professor of nursing
  • Programs director
  • Nursing instructor
  • Clinical educator

If you're driven to lead, this degree will provide you everything needed to make that career a reality.

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For nurses with a bachelor's degree who are ready for greater responsibility:

  • Time: 91% of grads finish in 14–32 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree program will prepare you for:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Department director
  • Regional director
  • Case manager
  • Nurse manager

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of medical and health services managers to grow 17% by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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

  • Time:  93% of grads finish within 15 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Clinical analyst
  • Informatics nurse specialist
  • Director of clinical informatics

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

A program that empowers data-driven nurses to go from RN to MSN, earning their BSN along the way:

  • Time:  89% of RN-to-MSN grads finish in 1–4 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, $3,945 per 6-month term during graduate portion, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of nurse informatics
  • Nursing informatics specialist
  • Nursing informatics analyst

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

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

  • Time: 68% of grads in similar programs finish in 6–24 months. 
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Managed care executive
  • Director of integrated care management
  • Health center manager/clinic manager
  • Director of integrated facilities

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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Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: 79% of grads finish in 11–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Administrative director
  • Chief financial officer
  • and many other executive-level roles.

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

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This university was made for you.

At WGU, our focus is on your success—as a student and a graduate. WGU has been one-of-a-kind from the start.

We’re the first university where all bachelor’s and master’s degrees are competency-based. It’s an innovative approach that measures learning, not class time, and it works particularly well for adult learners. Plus, our curriculum is designed with input and guidance from industry leaders and employers, so you know you're learning what you need to know to be successful. It will be rigorous, hard work—and it will be worth it!

We are the nation’s only university created by 19 U.S. governors. Their vision: Help change the lives of working adults by giving them access to a high-quality, affordable higher education that fits into their busy lives.

We believe higher education should be affordable for everyone. WGU is a nonprofit university with tuition well below what other reputable universities charge—about $6,500 per year for most programs. Our flat-rate tuition model means you complete as many courses as you can in a term without paying more, so graduating faster also means graduating for less.

"WGU is upending the traditional college experience, and has the potential to change the way universities—both new and old—think about learning.” The Atlantic

It’s not about class time. It’s about learning.

WGU’s approach to learning is designed to fit your learning style, your schedule, your life. All of our online degree programs are competency-based, which means you’ll earn your online degree as soon as you can demonstrate that you’ve mastered the material. Competency-based education (CBE) measures actual knowledge, not time spent in class.

Finish courses by proving what you know, as soon as you're ready.

With competency-based education at WGU, success is measured by actual learning, not class time. You advance by demonstrating that you've mastered the course subject matter—whether you learned it here or picked it up through years of work experience.

Your progress through a course is driven by you.
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You’ll read, complete assignments, write papers, and take tests, just as you would at other universities. But, in most cases, your progress won’t be tied to a class schedule—you can move quickly through material you already know and take the time you need to learn the things that don’t come as easily to you.

Still have questions?

Check out our online colleges FAQ to get the full picture of choosing an online education pathway.

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Programs begin the 1st of any month.

WGU enrolls new students at the beginning of each month, launching a new term for those students. A term at WGU is 6 months long. What does this mean for you? You can start when you’re ready, rather than rushing (or waiting) for fall or spring enrollment.  So, it’s back-to-school time year-round at WGU!

A fast-track career begins with a first-rate education.

To advance in your career—or to start a new one—you don’t just need a degree. You also need respected credentials and real-world skills. Our curriculum does that by taking learning to a new level.

Our courses are designed in collaboration with major employers and industry experts in healthcare, business, information technology, and education. What you’ll learn is what the marketplace wants. Our competency-based approach to learning ensures that you’ll master the material—making you better prepared to succeed in your career.

Employers appreciate WGU grads. We’ve been endorsed by corporations such as AT&T, HP, Hospital Corporation of America, and Microsoft. We’ve also been praised by the likes of Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Time, Fast Company, CNN, MSNBC, and Bloomberg Businessweek—as well as officials and elected leaders all the way up to the White House.

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of employers polled said WGU grads were prepared for their jobs.

—2016 Harris Poll survey employers of WGU grads
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The average time to complete a bachelor’s degree at WGU is only 2½ years.

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of employers said WGU grads exceed their expectations.

—2016 Harris Poll survey of employers of WGU grads
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of WGU alumni recommend the university to others.

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Graduate from WGU, and you won't just earn an online degree. You'll earn respect.

WGU “is consummately focused on actual student learning far more so than almost any other university in the world.” Forbes Magazine

Online schooling doesn't mean you'll be alone.

College is challenging, and even the best students need help from time to time. To steer students toward success we created a unique support system—it’s consistent, dedicated, and personalized.

Faculty mentoring from day one through graduation. 
Your Program Mentor will help you develop an online degree plan that works for you, and then help you stick to it. Through regular, ongoing interaction and instruction from enrollment to graduation, they will advise and guide you through your chosen program.

Subject-matter experts for every course. 
In every course you take, you’ll also have access to instruction from faculty members who serve as a subject-matter experts and guides through the curriculum.  Use them for one-on-one or cohort-based help to get you resolve sticking points so you can truly master the learning material.

We’re student-obsessed, and proud of it. 
Our innovative support structure extends to all aspects of your student experience, including an IT help desk, student support, and centers to provide help with writing and math, counseling, budgeting, and more.

 

Reshma Saujani at WGU Sage Talks

Enrolling in a college degree program is scary. That's a good thing.

The very real benefits of earning an online college degree are many. Here's one you may not have thought of: pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Doing something that scares you is a great way to "exercise your bravery muscle," as Reshma Saujani—who founded her groundbreaking organization Girls Who Code despite having just lost an election and having no experience with coding—recently told an audience at a lecture series hosted by WGU.