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Western Kentucky University
Distance Learning

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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.

Students Enrolled
8,000
Programs
91
Resources
  • e-mail services
  • library services
  • campus computer network
  • career placement assistance
  • academic advising
  • bookstore
  • tutoring
Contacts
Laura Ricke
Title
Director, Academic Outreach
Email
learn.online@wku.edu
Phone
270-745-2481
Nikki Roof
Title
Student Support Specialist, WKU Online
Email
learn.online@wku.edu
Phone
270-745-5173

Parent Institution

Calendar
Semesters
Control
Public—State
Founding Year
1906
Name
Western Kentucky University
Contacts
Laura Ricke
Title
Director, Academic Outreach
Email
learn.online@wku.edu
Phone
270-745-2481
Nikki Roof
Title
Student Support Specialist, WKU Online
Email
learn.online@wku.edu
Phone
270-745-5173

Programs

Associate in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) in Interdisciplinary StudiesAssociate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paramedicine completionAssociate of Arts (AA) in Early Childhood EducationBachelor of Arts (BA) in CriminologyBachelor of Arts (BA) in SociologyBachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (BA/BS) in Health Care AdministrationBachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) in Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Information TechnologyBachelor of Science (BS) in Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Studies emphasisBachelor of Science (BS) in Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Studies emphasisBachelor of Science (BS) in Health Science (Environmental Health Science concentration)Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management, Plus 2 in Business AdministrationBachelor of Science (BS) in Organizational LeadershipBachelor of Science (BS) in Technology ManagementBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in Nursing, RN to BSNCertificate in Aging SpecialistCertificate in Brewing & Distilling Arts and SciencesCertificate in Canadian StudiesCertificate in CNSS 4011Certificate in Computer Literacy (undergraduate)Certificate in Cross-Cultural Communication in Health CareCertificate in Family Home VisitingCertificate in Food Processing and TechnologyCertificate in Geographic Information Systems (undergraduate)Certificate in Human ResourcesCertificate in LeadershipCertificate in Long Term Care AdministrationCertificate in Manufacturing and LogisticsCertificate in Manufacturing Processing and TechnologyCertificate in Occupational Health and SafetyCertificate in Six Sigma and QualityCertificate in Worksite HealthEndorsement in Director of Special EducationEndorsement in Elementary Mathematics SpecialistEndorsement in Gifted and Talented Graduate Teaching EndorsementEndorsement in Instructional Computer TechnologyEndorsement in School Administration and Supervision, SuperintendentGraduate Certificate in Adult EducationGraduate Certificate in Aging StudiesGraduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum DisordersGraduate Certificate in Business SustainabilityGraduate Certificate in Career CounselingGraduate Certificate in Communicating in HealthcareGraduate Certificate in Communicating in OrganizationsGraduate Certificate in Community College Faculty PreparationGraduate Certificate in Dietetic PracticeGraduate Certificate in Educational TechnologyGraduate Certificate in Environmental Health and SafetyGraduate Certificate in Facility and Event ManagementGraduate Certificate in Gender and Women's StudiesGraduate Certificate in Geographic Information SystemsGraduate Certificate in Global Pathways to SustainabilityGraduate Certificate in Instructional DesignGraduate Certificate in International Student ServicesGraduate Certificate in International Student ServicesGraduate Certificate in Lean Six SigmaGraduate Certificate in Literacy in Post-Secondary SettingsGraduate Certificate in Nonprofit AdministrationGraduate Certificate in Organizational LeadershipGraduate Certificate in Worksite Health Promotion, AdvancedMaster of Arts (MA) in CriminologyMaster of Arts (MA) in HistoryMaster of Arts (MA) in MathematicsMaster of Arts (MA) in Organizational LeadershipMaster of Arts (MA) in Social Responsibility and Sustainable CommunitiesMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Adult EducationMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Early Childhood EducationMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Education and Behavioral Science StudiesMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Education, Middle Grades Education–-Teacher LeadershipMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Elementary Education in Teacher LeadershipMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Gifted Education and Talent DevelopmentMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Literacy EducationMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Secondary Education, Teacher LeadershipMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Special Education, Learning and Behavior DisordersMaster of Arts in Education (MAE) in Special Education, Moderate to Severe DisabilitiesMaster of Business Administration (MBA) in BusinessMaster of Health Administration (MHA) in Healthcare AdministrationMaster of Public Health (MPH) in Public HealthMaster of Science (MS) in BiologyMaster of Science (MS) in Communication DisordersMaster of Science (MS) in Engineering Technology ManagementMaster of Science (MS) in Instructional DesignMaster of Science (MS) in Kinesiology, Corporate Health Management concentrationMaster of Science (MS) in Kinesiology, Fitness Management concentrationMaster of Science (MS) in Library Media EducationMaster of Science (MS) in Recreation and Sport Administration, Athletic AdministrationMaster of Science (MS) in Recreation and Sport Administration, Facility and Event Management concentrationMaster of Science (MS) in Recreation and Sport Administration, Sport Media and Branding concentrationMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN) in NursingPost-Graduate Certificate in Post-MSN Certificate in Nursing EducationPost-Graduate Certificate in Post-MSN Nurse Administrator