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5 Accredited Universities with Online Master’s Degree Programs

Accreditation, Degree in Criminal Justice Online, Nursing Education

The University of Phoenix was established in 1976 as private university and has 20 year’s experience with online education. Courses are offered in several formats including 3-week and 5-week modules that condense a 15-week course into a shorter period. University of Phoenix Online offers Master’s degrees in business administration, business management, human resources, public administration and accounting, criminal justice and security, education, nursing and health administration, and information systems.

Accreditation: North Central Association of Schools and the Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee.

Penn State’s World Campus, established in 1998, Penn State World Campus become the 25th campus of the Pennsylvania State University providing more than 70 distance education programs worldwide. Courses provide high quality instruction and offer flexibility in scheduling. Penn States World Campus offers Online Master’s Degree Programs in 20 areas. Offerings include applied statistics, business administration, adult education, curriculum and instruction, engineering, human resources, homeland security and information technology. Students may begin classes as a non-degree student while compiling the necessary materials for admission into the graduate program.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. It offers online master’s degrees in accounting, education, psychology, health information, counseling, nursing, public health and information systems.

Accreditation: North Central Association of Schools and the Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Kaplan University offers over 100 online degree and programs including accelerated master’s degree programs. It offers online master’s degrees in marketing, education, criminal justice, management, information technology, legal studies, health care and psychology.

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Accreditation:North Central Association of Schools and the Higher Learning Commission,

Regis University College for Professional Studies has offered accelerated degrees for the past 30 years. Online master’s programs include Business, science and technology, engineering and information

Accreditation: North Central Association of Schools and the Higher Learning Commission, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Accredited universities accept federal financial aid and often provide school specific financial aid. Awards may be based on academic achievement, area of study, civic involvement or demonstrated financial need. Contact the financial aid office to find out if financial assistance is available.

Source: U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs