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Advance Your Career Online with Ohio University

As a professional looking to advance, you have the opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities with an online/hybrid degree and certificate programs from Ohio University. With full-time and part-time options, opportunities for hands-on learning and more, you will be able to successfully build a fulfilling career across a range of disciplines, including business, analytics, accounting, project management, sports/athletics administration, nursing, public health and public administration.

  • OHIO Ranks #1 in Ohio and #38 Nationally in Best Online MBA Programs1,2
  • Top 50 Online Master's in Nursing Programs (tie)3
  • Top 50 Best Public Affairs Programs (tie)4
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships Available

Online Degrees and Certificates to Expand Your Skills

With advanced degrees and professional certificates offered in online and hybrid/in-person formats, students can gain the skills they need, on their timetable, to achieve their professional goals. Our online programs are user-friendly, personalized and focused on your success.

BSN - DNP

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 9 semesters
  • Credit hours: 70

This program offers flexibility and hands-on learning for nurses who want a direct path to advanced practice or leadership opportunities.

MSN - AGACNP

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Credit hours: 40

This program equips registered nurses to provide direct patient management and care in acute and complex settings at the advanced practice level. Take classes part-time and prepare for certification as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.

MSN - DNP

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Credit hours: 36

Complete your journey to advanced practice or nursing administration opportunities with flexible online coursework and enlightening practicum hours.

MSN - NE

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 5 semesters
  • Credit hours: 30

Take classes part-time and become eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. This program is ideal for nurses who want to teach in academic or clinical settings.

MSN - NL

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 5 semesters
  • Credit hours: 30

The MSN-NL degree is for working nurses looking to advance into leadership opportunities across health care settings.

MSN - PMHNP

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Credit hours: 40

Develop the skills to provide advanced nursing practice to patients and families with mental health needs. Take classes part-time and prepare for certification as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours 
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Credit hours: 40

Expand your assessment and diagnostic skills to provide advanced practice care in primary care settings. Prepare for FNP certification.

Master of Public Health

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 42

The MPH degree imparts a deep understanding of the complex issues in underserved communities and empowers students to make positive change.

Master of Health Administration

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 36

The Master of Health Administration will empower you to balance mission and business. Learn the skills to lead within your health care organization.

Master of Science in Athletic Administration

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 20 months
  • Credit hours: 30

This COSMA-accredited degree features an NIAAA-aligned curriculum that prepares you for certification as an interscholastic athletic administrator.

Online Master of Sports Administration

  • 100% online + residency experience options
  • Duration: 21 months
  • Credit hours: 36

With the online Master of Sports Administration program, you can gain the credentials and network to take the next step in your sport business career.

Master of Accountancy and Analytics

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Credit hours: 30-45 

Examine data and provide insights. Combine accounting and data analytics for a competitive advantage. Prep for the CPA exam. Open to all bachelor’s.

Online Master of Business Administration

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 35

Ohio University's online MBA can be completed in two years and features nine concentrations to specialize your studies for your professional goals.

Professional Master of Business Administration

  • Hybrid: in-person + online
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 36

Learn alongside other professionals one Saturday/month (Dublin campus) plus benefit from flexible online classes. Choose from nine concentrations.

Master of Business Analytics

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 20 months
  • Credit hours: 30

Earning an AACSB-accredited Master of Business Analytics will equip you with the technical expertise to help make critical business decisions.

Master of Science in Management

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 36

Gain deep leadership, career and skill development in a customizable flexible online program. Earn three certificates plus your master's degree.

Master of Science in Project Management

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 30

Build the skills to advance your career with a Master of Science in Project Management. You will learn to keep projects on schedule and on budget.

Master of Engineering Management

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 2 years or less
  • Credit hours: 34

Learn to lead technical teams, departments and organizations with an advanced understanding of engineering and management.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 5 semesters
  • Credit hours: 32

Employ modern engineering and computational tools as you design systems under various constraints for one or more areas of technical specialization.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • 100% online coursework
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 36

Learn to solve complex, practical engineering challenges in the growing areas of electrical engineering, like navigation and electromagnetics.

Executive Master of Public Administration

  • Online coursework + in-person (once/month)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 36

Gain the disciplinary knowledge of public and nonprofit administration to upgrade your skills. Benefit from a blend of online and in-person coursework.

Online Master of Public Administration

  • Online with residency
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 36

Learn the intricacies of public and nonprofit administration through a pragmatic approach grounded in real-world application.

Advanced Business Analytics Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

Study descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. Gain the ability to make informed decisions and implement solutions in your organization.

Business Analytics Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

Learn to summarize, visualize and manage data in a variety of business environments. Designed for students with no prior knowledge of business analytics.

Business Analytics Leadership Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

Learn to leverage information systems, drive analytics strategy, create analytics culture and deliver analytics in any industry using an executive perspective.

Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

Gain the ideation and business venture skills to bring an innovation-based approach to an established business or your own new business.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 2–3 semesters
  • Credit hours: 11

Prepare to transition into leadership using statistical analysis in decision-making. Apply courses to the Master of Engineering Management degree.

Engineering Analytics Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 3 semesters
  • Credit hours: 13

Prepare to better lead teams by making data-informed business decisions. Apply courses to the Master of Engineering Management degree.

Engineering Leadership Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 3 semesters
  • Credit hours: 9

Lead where technology and a technical workforce must be understood. Courses can be applied to the Master of Engineering Management degree.

Engineering Management Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 3 semesters
  • Credit hours: 11

Prepare to be a skilled manager in the field of engineering. Courses can be applied to the Master of Engineering Management degree.

Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 28 weeks
  • Credit hours: 12

Build on your expertise and learn the management techniques, data analysis and process improvement skills to run successful healthcare teams.

Finance Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 28 weeks
  • Credit hours: 12

Gain an understanding of, and ability to mathematically analyze, corporate finance, financial markets and investments so you can progress in your career.

Human Resources Management Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

Helps you prepare managers to move from good to great while working on the top strategic issues facing your organization.

Management and Leadership Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

Deepen your strategic, managerial, leadership and team skills as you create value and implement best practices that can quickly impact your organization.

Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

Gain foundational knowledge in operations, project management and Lean Six Sigma process improvement to excel as an operations professional.

Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 3 semesters
  • Credit hours: 11

Positively impact organizations by implementing change initiatives. Take Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt exams in the program.

Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

Learn cutting-edge skills in sales leadership, customer relationships and sales analytics to become a more efficient, productive and experienced sales leader.

Post-Graduate Nursing Leadership Certificate 

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Credit hours: 21

For MSNs who want to advance into nursing and health care management, our flexible coursework and practicum hours prepare you with the necessary skills.

Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate 

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit hours: 14

The Nurse Educator Certificate assists nurses in adding a certification towards becoming nursing faculty members or staff educators in health care facilities.

Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit hours: 20

Expand your knowledge of the advanced practice role of the PMHNP through flexible coursework and practicum hours. Program admits once per year.

Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate 

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit hours: 20

Gain the skills and confidence to become a family nurse practitioner (FNP) through flexible coursework and practicum hours. Program admits once per year.

Post-Graduate Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate 

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit hours: 20

The AG-ACNP Certificate is for those who already hold a master's degree in nursing and wish to expand into the advanced practice role of the AG-ACNP.

Project Management Certificate

  • 100% online
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Credit hours: 9

This online graduate certificate is made for working professionals who aspire to gain skills in project management, including time management and budgeting.

Online Learning Experience

No matter what your career goals are, Ohio University can help you get there. We offer a wide range of online graduate programs specifically for professionals who are ready for their next step. Complete focused courses and maintain your work and personal responsibilities by studying when and where it's convenient for you. As a student, you'll learn alongside fellow leaders and have access to the same expert faculty and leading-edge curriculum as you would on campus.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships 

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. We offer financial aid to all students who qualify – our FAFSA code is 003100. 

In addition, alumni and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship of up to 15% through our incentive program for any of the included online graduate degree or certificate programs. Contact our admissions team for more details.

 
A A C S B Accredited
 

Ohio University’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This esteemed credential is granted to less than 5% of business schools in the nation.

N I A A A

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA)

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Our Sports Administration programs are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Ohio University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Post-Graduate Courses That Build You Up

When you choose to advance your skills at Ohio University, you will pursue programs ranked among the best in the country. Throughout your experience, you will explore courses that help you gain mastery of concepts and techniques, thanks to expert faculty mentors and hands-on learning opportunities.

Build on Your Experience and Prepare to Advance

Whether you want to move up in your current role or chart a new professional path, you can specialize your skillset and broaden your business expertise with OHIO. Our high-quality programs and best-in-class career support services will help you stand out to employers and get the job you want. Graduate degree-seeking business students have access to resources like our Graduate Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), an individual career coaching engagement platform and a free coaching session every year, for life.

Propel Your Career to New Heights

Graduates of Ohio University's degree and certificate programs are often considered preferred candidates by high-quality employers. That's because OHIO programs offer deep expertise, hands-on learning and the connection with mentors that students need to achieve their professional goals. 

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Why Earn Your Online Master's with Ohio University?

Whether you aspire to maximize your earning potential, achieve professional advancement, make a smooth transition to a more senior position or expand your professional network, a master's degree, doctoral degree or certificate can be a game-changer. Recent trends indicate that employment prospects are projected to increase significantly in 21 out of the 22 major occupational groups tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics5. Notably, the fastest-growing segment lies within occupations that require a master's degree. By obtaining this advanced credential, you'll position yourself at the forefront of an evolving job market. At Ohio University, we are dedicated to helping you achieve no matter what your aspirations may be, and we're here to guide you every step of the way on your journey to success.

Top Careers That Require a Master's Degree

  1. Chief Nursing Officer: $138,6636
  2. Project Manager: $115,0007
  3. Certified Public Accountant: $77,2508
  4. Data Analyst: $100,9109
  5. Health Services Manager: $101,34010

About Ohio University

At Ohio University, we are proud to be ranked #1 in the state (and among the top 35 in the nation) for value2. Beyond value, it's the career outcomes we generate for students by ensuring every student has a set of experiences that prepare them for life after graduation. Our faculty are recognized for significant contributions to teaching and mentoring.

A Flexible, Affordable Education

At Ohio University, you can take a combination of classes on campus and online or select an exclusively online program. Choose from a wide variety of degree and certificate programs – all from the top college in Ohio for Online Education2.

Sources 

  1. Fortune Education. Best Online MBA Programs in 2023. Retrieved from https://fortune.com/education/business/best-online-mba-programs/.
  2. Newsweek. America's Top Online Colleges and America's Top Online Learning Providers 2023. Retrieved from https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/americas-top-online-colleges-2023.
  3. U.S. News & World Report. Ohio University. Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/ohio-university-main-campus-204857.
  4. U.S. News & World Report. Ohio University Public Affairs. Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-public-affairs-schools/ohio-university-204857.
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS Occupational Employment Projections, 2021-31. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/emp/videos/home.htm.
  6. PayScale. Average Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Nursing_Officer_(CNO)/Salary.
  7. Project Management Institute. Earning Power Project Management Salary Survey, Twelfth Edition. Retrieved from https://www.pmi.org/.
  8. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.
  9. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data Scientists. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/data-scientists.htm.
  10. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.