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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.

Programs
90
Students Enrolled
8,000
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
learn.online@wku.edu
Phone
270-745-2481
Nikki Roof
Student Support Specialist, WKU Online Student Application Contact
Email
learn.online@wku.edu
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
$10,185
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Communication Disorders
Master of Science
$32,592
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Library Media Education
Master of Science
$22,407
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Gifted and Talented Graduate Teaching Endorsement
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Business
Master of Business Administration
$22,407
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Computer Information Technology
Bachelor of Science
$54,540
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Studies emphasis
Bachelor of Science
$59,520
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Mathematics
Master of Arts
$20,910
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Biology
Master of Science
$20,370
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Engineering Technology Management
Master of Science
$22,407
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Technology Management
Bachelor of Science
$29,760
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Adult Education
Master of Arts in Education
$20,370
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Criminology
Master of Arts
$20,609
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
History
Master of Arts
$20,370
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Family Home Visiting
$5,952
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Instructional Design
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Autism Spectrum Disorders
$10,185
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Organizational Leadership
$9,506
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Sociology
Bachelor of Arts
$59,520
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Literacy Education
Master of Arts in Education
$24,444
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Instructional Design
Master of Science
$24,444
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities
Master of Arts
$22,407
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Healthcare Administration
Master of Health Administration
$28,518
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Elementary Education in Teacher Leadership
Master of Arts in Education
$21,049
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Education, Middle Grades Education - Teacher Leadership
Master of Arts in Education
$25,123
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Secondary Education, Teacher Leadership
Master of Arts in Education
$25,123
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders
Master of Arts in Education
$25,123
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities
Master of Arts in Education
$29,197
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Early Childhood Education
Master of Arts in Education
$24,444
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Aging Studies
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Educational Technology
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Elementary Mathematics Specialist
$10,185
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate in Interdisciplinary Studies
$29,760
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Adult Education
$8,484
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Worksite Health Promotion, Advanced
$12,222
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Career Counseling
$10,185
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Facility and Event Management
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Geographic Information Systems
$6,790
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Lean Six Sigma
$10,185
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings
$12,222
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Nonprofit Administration
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Recreation and Sport Administration, Facility and Event Management concentration
Master of Science
$22,407
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Recreation and Sport Administration, Athletic Administration
Master of Science
$22,407
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Recreation and Sport Administration, Sport Media and Branding concentration
Master of Science
$22,407
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
$54,540
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Studies emphasis
Bachelor of Science
$59,520
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Organizational Leadership
Bachelor of Science
$59,520
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Health Science (Environmental Health Science concentration)
Bachelor of Science
$56,880
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Management, Plus 2 in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science
$59,520
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Nursing, RN to BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
$59,520
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Cross-Cultural Communication in Health Care
$7,110
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Computer Literacy (undergraduate)
$5,952
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Geographic Information Systems (undergraduate)
$6,944
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Leadership
$5,952
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Occupational Health and Safety
$7,440
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Worksite Health
$8,928
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Education and Behavioral Science Studies
Master of Arts in Education
$20,370
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Organizational Leadership
Master of Arts
$20,910
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Communicating in Healthcare
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Communicating in Organizations
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Community College Faculty Preparation
$20,370
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Environmental Health and Safety
$9,780
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Global Pathways to Sustainability
$10,185
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Post-MSN Nurse Administrator
$13,243
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Post-MSN Certificate in Nursing Education
$8,364
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Criminology
Bachelor of Arts
$59,520
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
CNSS 4011
$2,976
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Food Processing and Technology
$5,952
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Manufacturing and Logistics
$5,952
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Manufacturing Processing and Technology
$5,952
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Six Sigma and Quality
$5,952
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
$27,183
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Brewing & Distilling Arts and Sciences
$5,454
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Long Term Care Administration
$7,440
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Public Health
Master of Public Health
$29,274
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Health Care Administration
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
$59,520
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Gifted Education and Talent Development
Master of Arts in Education
$25,123
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Director of Special Education
$14,259
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Dietetic Practice
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Human Resources
$10,912
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Aging Specialist
$7,440
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Early Childhood Education
Associate of Arts
$31,248
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
School Administration and Supervision, Superintendent
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average
Business Sustainability
$8,148
Estimated cost for completion
= Average