Graduate Degree Opportunities
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Information for graduate programs offered online or outside of Athens Campus

Choose a program from the list below to see more information:

Online Graduate Programs
Athletic Administration
Business Administration
Civil Engineering
Coaching Education
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Health Administration
Information and Telecommunication Systems
Organizational Communication
Social Sciences

Blended In-Person/Online Graduate Programs
Professional Master's of Business Administration
Executive Master's of Public Administration

Cohort Programs Offered Outside of the Athens Campus
Financial Economics


Online Graduate Programs

Master's Degree in Athletic Administration
This is the first online athletic administration program focused solely on interscholastic sports. Students will learn from dynamic faculty experts in interscholastic sports and athletic administration.
Program site

Contact: Aaron Wright,, 740.593.4650

Master's Degree in Business Administration
Gain credentials by graduating from this Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB-Accredited program. Choose from one of three concentrations to customize your education.
Program site

Contact: William Lamb,, 740.593.2068

Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Growing demands for clean energy, efficient transportation, and safe air, water and waste disposal processes will drive development, creating new opportunities for skilled civil engineers to create for good. With OHIO's online Master of Science in Civil Engineering, you can choose from relevant specializations in: Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.
Program site

Contact: Guy Riefler,, 740.593.1471

Master's Degree in Coaching Education
Learn from a program built around the “8 Domains of Coaching” from the NASPE. You'll gain the knowledge and apply the skills needed to create and train elite athletes.
Program site

Contact: Sheri Huckleberry,, 740.593.0812

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
The Online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology is designed to prepare engineers to create a better world by gaining an in-depth perspective of complex systems design, integration, and analysis. Everything needs to be engineered with precision and accuracy—even our curriculum.
Program site

Contact: Doug Lawrence,, 740.593.1572

Master of Science in Engineering Management
The engineering management degree helps individuals develop and strengthen skills in technology management. The program is ideal for those holding undergraduate degrees in engineering, physics, or other technical fields.
Program site

Contact: Dr. David Koonce,, 740.593.0778 

Master of Health Administration
Designed for mid-career health care professionals, the master in health administration builds on your existing background to develop knowledge and skills you can apply immediately. Graduate in as few as two years with the knowledge and expertise to navigate the business of health care.
Program site

Contact: RuthAnn Althaus,

Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems
The Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems (MITS) is a professional or research interdisciplinary degree focusing on the technical and strategic issues related to telecommunication and information technologies, systems, and services. For the online program, courses will be delivered live to each student’s remote location. Students will supply a computer with browser, camera, headset and have access to a high‐speed internet connection. Students will be “in‐class” simultaneously with both residential and other remotely attending students. Your location can be at home, office, or any other location of your choice.
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Contact: See the link to a contact form at

Master of Science in Nursing
Ohio University’s Master of Science in Nursing features a robust curriculum that combines advanced nursing theory and evidence-based nursing practice through case-based studies. This program includes a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. You will learn ways to improve health care for the whole family and address the unique challenges of patient care for the family unit.
Program site

Contact: Kathy Rose-Grippa,, 740.593.4494

Master's in Organizational Communication
The master of arts in organizational communication offered through the Scripps College, School of Communication Studies is intended for students who are seeking an advanced academic degree that focuses on the critical examination and understanding of the role of communication within the processes of organizing, decision making, and problem solving. The courses that compose the program are designed in a manner that combines face-to-face meetings with web-based and other technology-based approaches.
Program site

Contact: Dr. Candice Thomas-Maddox,, 740.654.6711

Master of Social Sciences
The program is designed to meet the needs of graduate students whose professional employment makes it desirable that they study two or more subjects within the social sciences to earn the master's degree. You will have the flexibility to choose courses that span several disciplines, including anthropology, geography, history, and political sciences.
Program site

Contact: Katherine Jellison,, 740.593.0438

Blended In-Person/Online Graduate Programs

Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)
The Ohio University Professional MBA Program is designed to meet the needs of emerging business leaders. The program offers coursework leading to the MBA degree in a manageable part-time format. 

Offered at the Pickerington Center (Columbus, Ohio area)
Program site

Contact: Ginny Valentin,, 740.593.2028

Executive Master's of Public Administration
This program offers convenient online learning with intensive classroom interaction one weekend a month. Award-winning faculty bring a mix of scholarly pursuits and real-world experience.

Monthly weekend residencies at Ohio University campuses (to be determined)
Program site

Contact: Dr. Judith Millesen,, 740.593.4381

Cohort Programs Offered Outside of the Athens Campus

Master of Financial Economics (MFE)
The master of financial economics program in Pickerington is designed for working professionals who desire to advance in financial services. The financial economics curriculum is based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge developed by CFA Institute. CFA Institute awards the Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA, designation to those who pass a series of three written examinations covering the Candidate Body of Knowledge. This part-time, weekend program meets on Saturdays at Ohio University-Pickerington Center. Classes are staffed by faculty members from the Athens campus.

Offered at the Pickerington Center (Columbus, OH area)
Program site

Contact: Dr. K. Doroodian,, 740.593.2046