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Distance Learning at Western Kentucky University comprises two formats for earning a degree: WKU Online and WKU On Demand. The online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs include business, healthcare, social services and technology. WKU Online also offers post-graduate programs in special needs education in addition to both undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. WKU On Demand is the school’s platform for individual courses at an accelerated pace; there are over 100 undergraduate and graduate courses to select from; all feature in-state tuition rates. WKU’s colonnade program is designed for undergraduate students who wish to get a jump on their bachelor’s degree. WKU provides a wide range of tools and helps for the online student. Calendar highlights, accessibility resources, online labs, tutoring and coaching are available as well as the online library with its varied assistance interfaces. The website provides a robust environment designed to help a student achieve academic success.

Programs
90
Students Enrolled
8,000
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,804
Student Resources
e-mail services, library services, campus computer network, career placement assistance, academic advising, bookstore, tutoring
Contacts
Laura Ricke
Director, Academic Outreach Distance Learning Unit Head
Email
Phone
270-745-2481
Nikki Roof
Student Support Specialist, WKU Online Student Application Contact
Email
Phone
270-745-5173
Parent School
Name
Western Kentucky University
Institution Control
Public-State
Academic Calendar
Semesters
Founding Year
1906
Online Programs
Gender and Women's Studies
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$10,185
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Communication Disorders
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$32,592
Degree Level
master's
Library Media Education
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$22,407
Degree Level
master's
Gifted and Talented Graduate Teaching Endorsement
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Business
Master of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$22,407
Degree Level
master's
Computer Information Technology
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$54,540
Degree Level
bachelor's
Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Studies emphasis
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$59,520
Degree Level
bachelor's
Mathematics
Master of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,910
Degree Level
master's
Biology
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,370
Degree Level
master's
Engineering Technology Management
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$22,407
Degree Level
master's
Technology Management
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$29,760
Degree Level
bachelor's
Adult Education
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,370
Degree Level
master's
Criminology
Master of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,609
Degree Level
master's
History
Master of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,370
Degree Level
master's
Family Home Visiting
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$5,952
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Instructional Design
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$10,185
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Organizational Leadership
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$9,506
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Sociology
Bachelor of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$59,520
Degree Level
bachelor's
Literacy Education
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$24,444
Degree Level
master's
Instructional Design
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$24,444
Degree Level
master's
Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities
Master of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$22,407
Degree Level
master's
Healthcare Administration
Master of Health Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,518
Degree Level
master's
Elementary Education in Teacher Leadership
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$21,049
Degree Level
master's
Education, Middle Grades Education - Teacher Leadership
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$25,123
Degree Level
master's
Secondary Education, Teacher Leadership
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$25,123
Degree Level
master's
Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$25,123
Degree Level
master's
Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$29,197
Degree Level
master's
Early Childhood Education
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$24,444
Degree Level
master's
Aging Studies
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Educational Technology
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Elementary Mathematics Specialist
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$10,185
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate in Interdisciplinary Studies
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$29,760
Degree Level
associate
Adult Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,484
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Worksite Health Promotion, Advanced
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$12,222
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Career Counseling
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$10,185
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Facility and Event Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Geographic Information Systems
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$6,790
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Lean Six Sigma
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$10,185
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$12,222
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Nonprofit Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Recreation and Sport Administration, Facility and Event Management concentration
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$22,407
Degree Level
master's
Recreation and Sport Administration, Athletic Administration
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$22,407
Degree Level
master's
Recreation and Sport Administration, Sport Media and Branding concentration
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$22,407
Degree Level
master's
Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$54,540
Degree Level
bachelor's
Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Studies emphasis
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$59,520
Degree Level
bachelor's
Organizational Leadership
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$59,520
Degree Level
bachelor's
Health Science (Environmental Health Science concentration)
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$56,880
Degree Level
bachelor's
Management, Plus 2 in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$59,520
Degree Level
bachelor's
Nursing, RN to BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$59,520
Degree Level
bachelor's
Cross-Cultural Communication in Health Care
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$7,110
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Computer Literacy (undergraduate)
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$5,952
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Geographic Information Systems (undergraduate)
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$6,944
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Leadership
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$5,952
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Occupational Health and Safety
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$7,440
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Worksite Health
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,928
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Education and Behavioral Science Studies
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,370
Degree Level
master's
Organizational Leadership
Master of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,910
Degree Level
master's
Communicating in Healthcare
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Communicating in Organizations
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Community College Faculty Preparation
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$20,370
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Environmental Health and Safety
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$9,780
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Global Pathways to Sustainability
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$10,185
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Post-MSN Nurse Administrator
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$13,243
Degree Level
other advanced degree
Post-MSN Certificate in Nursing Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,364
Degree Level
other advanced degree
Criminology
Bachelor of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$59,520
Degree Level
bachelor's
CNSS 4011
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,976
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Food Processing and Technology
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$5,952
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Manufacturing and Logistics
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$5,952
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Manufacturing Processing and Technology
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$5,952
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Six Sigma and Quality
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$5,952
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$27,183
Degree Level
master's
Brewing & Distilling Arts and Sciences
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$5,454
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Long Term Care Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$7,440
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Public Health
Master of Public Health
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$29,274
Degree Level
master's
Health Care Administration
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$59,520
Degree Level
bachelor's
Gifted Education and Talent Development
Master of Arts in Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$25,123
Degree Level
master's
Director of Special Education
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$14,259
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Dietetic Practice
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Human Resources
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$10,912
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Aging Specialist
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$7,440
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Early Childhood Education
Associate of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$31,248
Degree Level
associate
School Administration and Supervision, Superintendent
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Business Sustainability
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$8,148
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Paramedicine completion
Associate of Applied Science
Degree Level
associate
Kinesiology, Corporate Health Management concentration
Master of Science
Degree Level
master's
Kinesiology, Fitness Management concentration
Master of Science
Degree Level
master's
Canadian Studies
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Instructional Computer Technology
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
International Student Services
Degree Level
graduate certificate

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