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Administration of Justice (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Administration of Justice serves students who have earned an Applied Associates Degree or have real-life experience in law enforcement or public safety. Topics covered include criminal justice, procedural constitutional rights, the American judicial system, multicultural approaches, terrorism, gender law, contemporary issues in law enforcement, and immigration and border issues. Additionally, the Administration of Justice program at UA South trains students in skills related to analytical and critical thinking, clear and effective communication, and organization and leadership.

Students may transfer coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, you must submit a resume and goal statement for professional admission to the program. Before applying, you may want to discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

Africana Studies (BA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
College: 
College of Humanities
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Africana Studies program analyzes how gender, class, race and other important ideas shape the experiences of Africana peoples and influence the global economy. Join a program that embraces new technologies and serves as a leader in digital learning.

You’ll study under faculty from diverse academic backgrounds, resulting in a rich and exciting interdisciplinary classroom dynamic. In the online Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies program, you’ll learn to:

  • Solve the grand challenges of a rapidly changing world.
  • Engage with local and international communities.
  • Enhance communication with people from diverse backgrounds.

Arts, Media and Entertainment (General Studies BGS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of General Studies
College: 
Colleges of Letters, Arts And Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in Arts, Media and Entertainment program provides skills in criticism and evaluation of art forms, the processes by which art and creativity are communicated, and promotion and marketing in the performing arts. By developing a knowledge of art, music, media, cultural traditions, and popular culture, students will build a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Arts, Media and Entertainment graduates work in print media, film and television, theater, public relations, outreach and marketing. This focus theme is also good preparation for graduate studies in media arts, art history and cultural studies.

General Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

Business Administration - Eller College (BSBA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
College: 
Eller College of Management
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$560

Business careers require broad knowledge and application of critical thinking, data analysis and global business trends. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration offered by the Eller College of Management meets that need through a foundation in all of the business specialties. Core courses include business communication, marketing, management, management information systems, finance, economics, operations, and business ethics. Major courses include marketing analytics, financial accounting, real estate, project management, economics of business decisions, human resources, and innovation. Dynamic faculty and high-quality student peers enrich the course experience, which is augmented by real-world projects. The combination of applied projects and the broad analytical framework of the curriculum appeals to employers and students alike.

Successful applicants will be admitted to pre-business. Qualified students who have completed all necessary prerequisite courses and the program admission requirements will then progress into the Business Administration major. Pre-business students have a cost of $525 per unit. Upon transition into the Business Administration major, the cost increases to $560 per unit.

Care, Health & Society (BS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

This innovative, interdisciplinary degree program offered by the School of Sociology provides students with a unique opportunity to focus their undergraduate studies on the social dimensions of health and health care. Our core faculty members represent a range of disciplines and perspectives on health, including medical sociology, nursing, social work, public health and gerontology. The degree is applied because it requires a semester-long internship in a health-related organization. Graduates are well prepared to work in medical and health care support, public and social services, administration, human services, and community outreach. This major also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in a range of health programs.​

Communication (BA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

This Bachelor of Arts program centers on the scientific study of communication, including its processes and effects. Students may take courses related to interpersonal communication, social influence and persuasion, or the social effects of media and new information technologies. Because communication is the most fundamental social behavior by which individuals function within society, its study is relevant to many academic and career interests. However, the major does not focus on specific skills training such as public relations, broadcast journalism or sports marketing.

 

 

Cyber Operations (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

Rising cyber crime has created a global shortage of information security professionals, transforming this field into one of immense growth and opportunities. The Cyber Operations emphasis equips you to enter those roles and meet that demand.

The curriculum delivers offensive and defensive cyber security content within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment, which allows you to gain extensive hands-on experience and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed after graduating. In addition, the Cyber Operations emphasis offers two degree tracks: Engineering and Defense & Forensics.

The National Security Agency has designated the University of Arizona’s Cyber Operations program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). With this designation, UA joins an extremely exclusive group of only 20 programs in the nation. The NSA’s CAE-CO designation demonstrates that UA’s Cyber Operations program meets the most demanding academic and technical requirements.

This degree is designed for students transferring approximately 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution. During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

For more detailed program overview visit the Cyber Operations Program Page

Early Childhood Education (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education provides a continuation of the Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education (or equivalent) offered at accredited community colleges. It lets students keep building their skills at one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.

This program is not intended to provide teacher certification. Students wishing to pursue teacher certification should explore the Elementary Education program with an Early Childhood Endorsement.

This program is designed for students transferring approximately 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution. During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

Economy and Industry (General Studies BGS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of General Studies
College: 
Colleges of Letters, Arts And Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The knowledge of culture, communication skills, economics and management strategies gained with a Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in Economy and Industry forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Students can learn using a multidisciplinary approach or by selecting a focus in one area such as the environment, the arts or marketing.

Economy and Industry graduates work in retail, customer relations, nonprofits, local government, and development fields including management, human resources, public relations and program design. This focus theme is also good preparation for graduate studies in business administration.

General Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$600

Faster, safer computing and communications. Better health care. More energy-efficient systems. These are what the UA's online Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering is all about.

Earning your bachelor's online means you'll learn from the same experts and receive the same student-centered curriculum as your on-campus peers, including one-on-one attention from professors and advisers. And, thanks to longstanding partnerships with companies such as Raytheon, Intel, Microsoft, NASA, Pixar and more, this degree gives you an edge in the job market as well. Most UA Electrical and Computer Engineering students receive job offers before they graduate. Others move on to become entrepreneurs or successful grad students. An online bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering will open new doors and power up your future.

The following courses are not offered in a fully online format by the University of Arizona. To enroll in this program, students must transfer in or concurrently obtain equivalent credit for these courses:

  • CHEM 151, General Chemistry I (4 units)
  • PHYS 141, Introductory Mechanics (4 units)
  • PHYS 143, Introductory Optics and Thermodynamics (2 units)
  • PHYS 241, Introductory Electricity and Magnetism (4 units)
  • MATH 243, Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science (3 units)

Successful applicants will be admitted to Pre-engineering. Pre-engineering students may qualify for progression into the Electrical and Computer Engineering (Online) major. Requirements for consideration include completion of pre-requisite/concurrent courses, GPA, and College of Engineering review. Pre-engineering students have a cost of $500 per unit. Upon transition into the Electrical and Computer Engineering major, the cost increases to $600 per unit.

Geographic Information Systems Technology (BS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$525

This bachelor’s degree program, offered by one of the top 10 geography schools in the nation, gives you the tools to map your own path. Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) is on the rise in every industry, so you’ll have career options ranging from app developer to volcanologist.

Arizona’s program stands out from the pack via expert faculty who balance GIST fundamentals with key growth areas, allowing students to gain the experience needed to enter the high-tech workforce. This is achieved by emphasizing cutting-edge coursework in cartography, geo-visualization, web and mobile applications, and open source programming, all of which give you an edge over the competition. We also offer a strong remote sensing science component developed by top research faculty.

This undergraduate program focuses on professional GIS and applied GIS, which are vital for students looking to obtain a job right out of college. You’ll complete applied, project-based coursework and a senior capstone project tailored to you and the professional skills you want to build for your career. Arizona’s GIST programs are based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model, meaning you’ll have a clear path to your career as soon as you graduate.

The BS-GIST is a 120-credit hour bachelor’s degree program. Students take 14 classes in their major, training in GISystems and technologies, basic programming for GIS, and application of GIST to web and mobile environments.

GIST students will be using ESRI software, which requires a Windows-based computer. Check your computer's ability to run ArcGIS Pro 2.0.

Global and Intercultural Understanding (General Studies BGS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of General Studies
College: 
Colleges of Letters, Arts And Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

Understand the customs, cultures, mores, practices, contributions and struggles of peoples around the globe. Through ethnographic accounts, students will learn about various ways of life throughout the world and gain the academic preparation needed to succeed in an increasingly global workforce. The knowledge of culture, geography, history, literature, communications and public policy gained with a Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in Global and Intercultural Understanding forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Graduates can work in international business, foreign relations, translation, outreach or education. This focus theme also prepares students for law school and graduate studies in public administration, anthropology, international studies and public health.

General Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

Government and Public Service (BA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of Arts in Government and Public Service prepares students for careers in federal, state and local government; business; law enforcement; international and nonprofit organizations; journalism; and other professions, as well as graduate school and law school. It offers a well-balanced program that explores both theory and practice. Courses focus on American government and institutions, intelligence and security, and law and justice. The coursework promotes important skills, such as how to research efficiently and effectively, analyze data accurately, think critically about implications, and draw conclusions that will lead to new knowledge as well as practical solutions for the modern world.

History (BA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

History encompasses the entirety of the human experience, ranging from family intimacies to workplace dynamics, from the building of communities to the formation of nation states, from global climate change to intercontinental pandemics, from acts of faith to scientific discovery. This field of study contributes to the pursuit of knowledge in almost every field of scholarship and provides an important nexus for interdisciplinary research across the arts, humanities and sciences.

Human Services (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Human Services prepares students to serve clients in a variety of public and private outreach agencies. Human Services graduates work with social workers, law enforcement officials, medical staff, emergency responders and other specialists. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for human services workers is projected to continue growing rapidly.

The program provides a high-quality education with convenience through online coursework. Many Human Services graduates continue their studies in master’s degree programs in social work or counseling.

This degree is designed for students transferring coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

Informatics (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

Informatics is the study and practice of creating, storing, finding, manipulating and sharing information. While Informatics does concentrate on high-level computer science topics, it moves beyond the focus on computers alone to examine computing in context.

As a student working toward a Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Informatics, you’ll develop a strong base of theoretical and practical interdisciplinary experiences. You’ll also learn core Informatics concepts, first in a discipline-independent form, then in the context of specific focus areas, including system administration, software development, information management and digital design.

This degree is designed for students transferring coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, you must submit a resume and goal statement for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend discussing your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

Information Science and eSociety (BA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The bachelor's degree in Information Science and eSociety involves interdisciplinary curricula focused on the convergence of digital information and contemporary social life and work. Students will be well trained in sociocultural issues, data organization and analysis, information management, and related technical skills. Social media marketing, online collaborative work, and digital information use and management across health, education, business or civic sectors typify contemporary professions that relate to this degree.

Inquire about the School of Information's Accelerated Master's Program (AMP), designed for exceptional undergraduate students to complete a B.A. in Information Science and eSociety and an M.A. in Library and Information Science in as little as five years.

Intelligence Studies (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The degree serves students who have earned an Associates of Applied Science, civilians working with defense contractors, and active-duty military personnel. Topics covered in the Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Intelligence Studies program highlight the historical and political context of the intelligence field and provide students with a deeper social and cultural understanding of world regions critical to U.S. national and international intelligence communities.

This degree is designed for students transferring coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

Law (BA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
College: 
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Law
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$560

From finance to social work to government, there is an increasing demand for professionals with legal training in a wide variety of fields. The Bachelor of Arts in Law degree – a first-of-its-kind program available exclusively at the University of Arizona – provides training in critical skills that increase employability across multiple professions. It will teach you to "think like a lawyer" when solving problems and to make clear, logical arguments. You will receive a core legal education taught by top law school professors in areas such as contracts, criminal and civil procedure, property, torts, and administrative law. Launch your career early with a legal internship, or qualify for an accelerated path to law school. This program offers many opportunities for networking, mentorship, interdisciplinary study, and specializing in a particular area of study or double major to pair with law.

Literacy, Learning and Leadership (BS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
College: 
College of Education
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

Learning happens everywhere – not just in the classroom. A bachelor’s in Literacy, Learning and Leadership will prepare you to lead and facilitate learning opportunities outside of traditional learning environments. You’ll use justice-focused principles to create visionary plans that draw out and build upon the knowledge of learners from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

In this program, you build your own path to completion, working with numerous departments at the UA to expand digital literacy, foster social justice, and make a valuable difference in education on a local and global scale. Graduates often find jobs advancing literacy for families and communities, empowering learners from diverse educational environments, and promoting equity and educational access for all learners. You will also prepare to inform educational policy at the national, state and community levels and work in social services, education and outreach.

If you currently work in educational, developmental or nonprofit environments, you may be eligible to apply your employment as internship credit for up to 15 upper-level units toward your degree. The Literacy, Learning and Leadership program also lets you focus on your areas of expertise, such as experiential learning, recreational environments for children, child advocacy programs, and more.

Meteorology (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Meteorology is offered entirely online, allowing students to access classes whenever it suits their schedules, from wherever they are in the world. By applying Associate of Applied Science credits toward the BAS degree, airmen will effectively eliminate the first two years of study. At full-time status, students with 60 AAS credits can earn a BAS degree within two years.

During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

Network Operations (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Network Operations offers students the opportunity to pursue careers in network administration, system administration, network engineering, information technology management and network technology.

This 100% online program serves students who have earned an associate of applied science degree or have work experience in a related field. Coursework covers topics ranging from Cisco and wireless networking to cybersecurity and cloud computing. Students leave the program with expanded technical skills and the soft skills needed for career progression.

Successful candidates will meet the following minimum entrance requirements:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in transfer coursework
  • Resume and goal statement
  • Associate of applied science degree or employment background in network administration or IT field

Nutritional Sciences (BS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
College: 
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$525

Nutritional science examines the impact of nutrition and food on health and disease throughout the lifespan. Course topics include nutritional biology and metabolism, food science and safety, nutrition assessment, and therapeutic diets.

As a student in this program, you will specialize in either dietetics or nutrition. The Dietetics emphasis allows you to apply for dietetic internships and become a registered dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Nutrition emphasis opens doors to other careers and graduate studies in nutrition, food science, nutritional biochemistry, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy or veterinary medicine.

The Dietetics emphasis at the University of Arizona is a nationally accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Beginning January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has changed the degree requirement for dietitian registration eligibility from a Bachelor's degree to a Master's degree (in any field) in addition to the current requirement of a verification statement from an ACEND accredited dietetics program.  Arizona Online offers a Professional Science Master’s in Applied Nutrition.

Organizational Leadership (Applied Science BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership focuses on the process of leadership, which involves the leader, the followers and the organizational context. Coursework provides insight into crucial leadership topics such as organizational behavior, decision-making and team building. These theory-based courses also focus on the practical application of knowledge. All students must complete a group project within the community as part of a required capstone course that is based on the development of project management skills. The degree prepares students to enter into or advance within the workforce. With the working adult in mind, classes for this program are very flexible.

This degree is designed for students transferring coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

Philosophy: Ethics Specialization (BA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

Philosophy is the study of ideas and issues, in which questions are approached through reflection and analysis, and also through interdisciplinary experimentation with fields like psychology and cognitive science. All academic disciplines are built upon ideas of interest to philosophers, including the nature of the mind and the relationship between mental states and brain states, the distinction between true belief and knowledge, the rules of valid argument, and the basis for the distinctions between right and wrong. Students find study in the discipline provides insight into life's fundamental concerns and helps develop a capacity for clear thinking and perceptive judgment. Ethics specialists are in high demand as moral problems have become more complex due to the globalization of business, fast-changing government policies and law, environmental concerns, challenges in health care, and the explosive growth in digital technology.

Psychology (BA)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
College: 
College of Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

Psychology is one of the most popular majors at the UA. Our students explore the complex world of the mind and brain – how the mind and brain evolve from infancy to old age, the environmental influences that shape our behavior, and the impact of brain disorders such as autism and Alzheimer’s disease.

As a Psychology major, you will gain new insights into yourself and your relationship with the world around you. We’ll help you build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed beyond your degree – whether your career choice is psychology, medicine, law, business or education.

At one of the nation’s top-ranked Psychology departments, you’ll have access to world-class faculty and an award-winning advisory support program to help guide you toward your future career.

Public Health (BS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
College: 
Zuckerman College of Public Health
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$525

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health is designed to promote an understanding of health and disease based on public health principles. The curriculum provides general knowledge regarding public health principles and practice. Fieldwork provides students with an experience that incorporates classroom learning into public health practice and prepares them for future employment.

Successful applicants will be admitted to Pre-Public Health. Requirements to progress to the Public Health professional major include:

  • University of Arizona GPA greater than 2.5.
  • Completion of all pre-health prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Students may have up to 5 units of prerequisites still outstanding at the time of application.
  • Completion of the major application, including resume and statement of objectives.

Prerequisites can be found using the Public Health Curriculum Guide.

Regional Commerce (BAS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Regional Commerce program combines theory-based coursework with an applied component, which involves working with local economic development professionals, economists and business leaders through internships, research projects and business plan development. This approach allows students to build the knowledge and skills of a small business professional and apply those competencies in real time.

The program includes coursework in market planning, entrepreneurship, small business development, global commerce, tourism and entertainment, and the impact of service and trade. Students will complete core applied science courses to build workforce-applicable skills in ethics, management, critical thinking and analysis, statistics, technical writing, and more. The program culminates in a capstone where students develop and implement a real-world business plan.

Students with an Associate of Applied Science degree in business, marketing, management, accounting or other related field are preferred. There are professional admission requirements to the Bachelor of Applied Science programs, including a resume and goal statement.

Science, Technology, Health and Society (General Studies BGS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of General Studies
College: 
Colleges of Letters, Arts And Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

Science, Technology, Health and Society develops critical awareness of the methods and limitations of scientific inquiry, while fostering skills in observation, analysis and deductive reasoning. The knowledge of physical and social sciences, technologies, mathematics and communications gained with a Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in Science, Technology, Health and Society forms a solid foundation for a wide variety of careers. These may include jobs in research, laboratory analysis, information technology, the biotechnology industry, and municipal development and support, among many other options.

General Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

Social, Behavioral and Human Understanding (General Studies BGS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of General Studies
College: 
Colleges of Letters, Arts And Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The knowledge of human behavior, history, culture, ethics and communication gained with a Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in Social, Behavioral and Human Understanding forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Social, Behavioral and Human Understanding graduates work in human services, program coordination, public relations, or marketing. This focus theme is also good preparation for work and further studies in health care, legal services, public policy and public health.

General Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

Sports and Society (General Studies BGS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of General Studies
College: 
Colleges of Letters, Arts And Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The Bachelor of General Studies degree with a focus in Sports and Society provides a basis for understanding the sports industry and the broader economic, political, religious, cultural, ethnic and social systems that apply to the world of sports.

This knowledge of these systems as they apply to the sports industry forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Sports and Society graduates could work in retail, research, communication, public relations or marketing fields in positions including administration, management, public relations, and program and event coordination. This focus theme is also good preparation for work and further studies in business management, business administration, economics and marketing.

General Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

Sustainable Built Environments (BS)

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Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
College: 
College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$525

Students looking to enter the new green economy have an extraordinary opportunity with Sustainable Built Environments program. This solutions-based, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree provides a comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles, including environmental design, planning and management challenges.

Within this fully online program, you’ll choose an emphasis in either Sustainable Buildings or Real Estate Development. Both emphases prepare students to answer the unprecedented challenges facing our rapidly developing world. Graduates are currently working as architectural designers, renewable energy systems designers, environmental researchers, and leaders at sustainability-focused non-profits, government agencies and corporations.

Accounting (MSA)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
Eller College of Management
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,000

The Online Master of Science in Accounting program provides a path for working professionals and students to complete advanced coursework and prepare for or further a career in professional accounting while earning credit toward a CPA license. Students will take a total of 30 units of graduate-level coursework. This consists of 18 units of accounting courses and 12 units of selected online MBA and accounting electives, with courses starting six times each year. Both the Eller College of Managment and the School of Accountancy are AACSB accredited, adding to the value of this degree.

To be eligible for the Online Master of Science in Accounting, students must possess a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed the following prerequisites:  

  • ACCT 200, Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 210, Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 310, Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 400A, Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 400B, Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 420, Introduction to Federal Taxation
If you have not met these prerequisites, consider applying to our Online Accounting Graduate Certificate program, in which you can complete these courses. Once you have completed the prerequisites, you may apply to the online MSA program to complete your graduate degree.
 
For additional information, contact the master's program coordinator at GradAcctPrograms@email.arizona.edu.

Agricultural Education: Professional Agriculture Emphasis (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$650

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education with a professional agriculture emphasis provides a higher-education pathway for working professionals who wish to advance their careers in agricultural fields.

Students can choose from two options: the traditional research option, which includes the completion of a thesis, or the professional agriculture option, which provides distance learning options for working professionals and requires completion of a cumulative project instead of a thesis.

Students in the professional agriculture track will complete 9 units of required coursework online and can choose 21 remaining units from courses that best fit their career ambitions. They will then complete a cumulative project that is practical and applicable to the work they are performing in their professional lives.

Applied Nutrition (PSM)

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Degree: 
Professional Science Master's
College: 
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$650

This 30-unit online PSM degree provides maximum flexibility to students, many of whom are working professionals. The program is designed to be completed in 18 months.

Unlike existing master’s programs in nutritional science, the PSM includes 6 units of graduate-level practicum during which students will work with a partner organization to complete approximately 270 hours (45 hours per unit of credit) of supervised practice that will serve as their graduate capstone project. Students will also complete 6 units of PLUS coursework tailored to their profession and/or professional development goals.

Prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree in nutrition with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Other majors may be considered but require coursework in anatomy/physiology, biochemistry, and a senior-level nutrition and disease course.

Business Administration - Eller College (MBA)

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Degree: 
Master of Business Administration
College: 
Eller College of Management
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,000

The Eller MBA program develops business leaders who have the skills to not only solve real-world problems with strong critical thinking skills, but also effectively communicate their solutions to a diverse group of stakeholders. This program is a 100% online learning experience with concentrations available in finance, marketing, management information systems, and management and organizations.

Students are required to obtain 45 units to earn their MBA and can complete the program in anywhere from 14 months to four years. Courses are presented in a carousel format with eight-week sessions that start six times per year.

The Eller Online MBA program was recently ranked at #33 by U.S. News and World Report and is AACSB-accredited. For additional program information, contact Paige Bausman at pbausman@eller.arizona.edu or 520-626-1866.

Cybersecurity (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
Eller College of Management and College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,332

This 33-unit program, available 100% online, is ideal for professionals who have three years of technical work experience in IT, engineering and related fields. The curriculum draws from the University of Arizona’s programs in Management Information Systems (MIS), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE).

Two tracks are available: information systems (MIS) and physical systems (engineering). Both focus on applying analytical and critical thinking to plan and execute security measures to shield computer systems, networks and networked devices from infiltration and cyberattacks. Students will supplement theoretical knowledge with interactive, hands-on learning.

Courses cover topics such as:

  • Business intelligence data mining.
  • Systems security management.
  • Penetration testing.
  • Ethical hacking and social engineering.
  • Cyber threat intelligence.
  • Cyber warfare.

Start studying right away — the program offers six admission dates throughout the year, with accelerated 8-week courses.

Educational Technology (MS)

Educational technology
Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$712

If you're interested in designing technology-infused curricula for K-12 or higher education or progressing to a research-focused doctoral program, this program will prepare you for the path ahead.

The Master of Science in Educational Technology teaches the instructional and technological aspects of computer technology so students can design, create, present and evaluate instructional and training content for K-12 schools and military and corporate sectors. Coursework focuses on creative integration of graphics, animation, video, audio, text and interactivity for educational and training settings based on principles of instructional design. The degree prepares students for a variety of careers such as technology trainer, school/district technology coordinator, instructional designer for the corporate sector, training and development specialist for the military, and more.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$995

This degree program, offered through the ECE department and the Outreach College at the UA, offers a new way to solve society's grand challenges by putting ECE at the forefront of technological advancement.

Consistently ranked in the top 40 for ECE by U.S. News & World Report, the UA has delivered excellence in teaching and research for more than a century. The ECE department's academic programs and collaborative research projects are critical to Arizona's position as a leading center for high-technology industry and to meeting the nation's need for the development and application of electronic and computer-based technology.

ECE department focus areas include autonomic robotic space exploration; biomedical technologies; coding and compression; high-performance computing; optical imaging systems and signal and image processing; microwave to optical metamaterials; simulation modeling and heterogeneous systems design; wireless communications and networks.

The degree program requires 30 units of study. For more information, visit the ECE Online website. For graduate advising, contact Tami Whelan at gradadvisor@ece.arizona.edu or 520-621-6195.

Engineering Management (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,149

The online master's in Engineering Management is designed for graduate engineers and scientists aspiring to advance into management careers within technological organizations. The UA College of Engineering provides online distance learning opportunities for master degree programs. These programs are designed with flexibility in mind, so working professionals and others with busy schedules or no access to campus can take classes and view on-demand lectures on their schedule.

Geographic Information System Technology (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$820

GIST programs at the University of Arizona emphasize cutting-edge trends and have become some of the largest and most successful programs at the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our newly redesigned graduate curricula respond to emerging technologies in GIST-related fields, focusing on web, mobile and open source applications to ensure graduates are ready for an ever-evolving workplace.

The UA is dedicated to offering the highest-quality GIST programs available, both in person and online. That’s why our programs meet the standards of the GIST Body of Knowledge compiled by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, which guarantees the program provides a comprehensive overview of GIST topics such as programming and development, data capture and management, analytics and modeling, and cartography and visualization. Our online instructional methodology meets all relevant standards for quality in online education. As a result, MS-GIST graduates often find or advance related careers in fields such as public administration, natural and cultural resources, IT engineering, and defense.

Other amazing features of this program include:

  • Earning your MS-GIST online in 18 months from a top-ranked geography department with some of the most cost-effective programs available.
  • Learning about:
    • Current remote sensing and LiDAR processing skills.
    • Professional geodata analytics and the latest trends in big data applications to geospatial analysis.
    • The fundamentals of web GIS, mobile GIS and GIS programming with Python.
  • Gaining hands-on experience in the use of leading proprietary GIS/remote sensing software (e.g., ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ERDAS) and open source solutions such as QGIS.
  • Working with the UA’s internationally renowned faculty.

Healthcare Management (MHM)

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Degree: 
Master of Science in Healthcare Management
College: 
Eller College of Management
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,000

In as little as 12 months, the Master of Healthcare Management (MHM) program prepares students for the dynamic healthcare industry through flexible 100 percent online classes. The program is uniquely positioned to help you develop the management skills suited for the healthcare industry through a diverse core healthcare curriculum, an experiential healthcare consulting experience and a wide network of healthcare alumni through the Eller College.

The MHM provides an opportunity to concentrate in one of three different areas:

  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Healthcare Innovation
  • Healthcare Informatics 

You can also customize your own concentration to create a learning experience that matches your desired career path.

The MHM offers a wide variety of immersive, project-based experiences that enhance depth of knowledge and practical understanding. Our goal is to provide you with the business-based coursework necessary to develop skills for an ever-changing industry, and to give hands-on healthcare experiences that reinforce what's taught in the classroom. The intended audience for this program includes current or prospective physicians, healthcare administrators, and executives who will study the foundation of business (accounting, economics, finance, marketing) and the foundation of healthcare (information technology, management) with concentrations in innovation, leadership and informatics. These individuals will be seeking high-level management/executive roles in healthcare.

No GMAT, GRE required. 

Human Rights Practice (MA)

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Degree: 
Master of Arts
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The online master's degree in Human Rights Practice is a professionally oriented program designed to provide participants with the foundational knowledge, critical perspectives and practical skills to advance human rights around the globe. Students will help produce white papers, webinars, shadow reports and other forms of human rights work.

The curriculum is designed for individuals involved in human rights work across multiple disciplines, including activists and those working in non-governmental organizations. This degree may also be appropriate for governmental officials and individuals working in some corporations, and it is excellent for those intending to pursue Ph.D. programs or law school.

Our curriculum features applied problem-solving and extensive interaction, including video guest lectures and modules taught by leading practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to complete an applied project or take course electives tailored to their own interests and based on current trends in human rights. The flexible online program will especially appeal to students from around the globe who are unable to travel to the U.S.

Visit the Human Rights Practice website for more information about the UA's Human Rights programs.

The Master of Arts degree in Human Rights Practice requires 30 units to complete and can typically be completed in 18 to 24 months. The program allows up to 6 transfer credits.

Industrial Engineering (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,149

The UA College of Engineering's Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) department, established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering, provides online learning opportunities for the Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

Industrial engineering focuses on the design and implementation of integrated systems of people, materials, machines, energy and information. After specifying systems objectives, industrial engineers combine technical knowledge and skill from the physical, engineering and social sciences to design, evaluate and monitor system performance. The industrial engineer is charged with the responsibility of ensuring high quality while meeting cost and output goals. This is accomplished through the optimal allocation of resources throughout the system. Industrial engineers practice in administrative and production segments of manufacturing and service organizations, and they are commonly employed in heavy industry (such as steel), medium industry (such as plastics and computers), light industry (such as electronic assembly), health care delivery, electronics, telecommunication, transportation, service and government. In each work environment, industrial engineers are involved with a variety of systems, such as production and process design, planning, management information, facility layout, job/workplace design, material flow and distribution, and more.

Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (ME-ISE)

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Degree: 
Master of Engineering
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$925

Scientific research makes amazing promises about the ways we can improve our world, but we need people working every day to turn those promises into reality.

Through a combination of engineering and business courses, this online master’s program will give you the skills to translate scientific research breakthroughs into real, sustainable technologies and processes — the kind that bridge the gap between innovation and achievement. The kind that can change the world.

This degree requires 30 units of graduate coursework. These must include 12 units of coursework with a focus on business and management, and 18 units of coursework covering advanced materials and cutting-edge developments in materials science and engineering.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s in a science or engineering field.

International Security (MA)

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Degree: 
Master of Arts
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$700

The International Security program provides an empirical and conceptual review of the international system, including many courses that review the principal features of the system from the post-war period to present day. Since contemporary security goes beyond military capacity and force, the program seeks to address challenges related to demographic, environmental, developmental and social trends. The conceptual framework applied across the course offerings provides a strong interdisciplinary and cross-regional approach. The degree requires 36 graduate credit hours and is delivered online. Courses are drawn from a variety of topics, such as conflict in the Middle East, climate change, foreign policy of Russia, American foreign policy, American national security, international security, global political economy, European security, terrorism and terrorist networks, research design, and Japanese and Chinese nationalism.

Law (LLM)

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Degree: 
Master of Laws (LLM)
College: 
College of Law
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$650

The General Master of Laws (LLM) program provides those who have already earned a JD in the U.S. or a first law degree (BA in Law, LLB or JD equivalent) from a country outside the U.S. with a part-time two-year curriculum. Advance your knowledge with in-depth study and interaction with experts in the field of law, including experienced academics and policymakers. It is also a prerequisite for earning a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), the highest degree offered in law.

The College of Law's General LLM degree is a 24-unit degree providing an opportunity to gain a level of proficiency within a specific field of law. Create your own concentration by selecting courses from any number of our available areas of study.

Applicants must be a JD graduate of an American Bar Association approved law school in the United States, or possess the first law degree from a foreign law school approved by the government or other accrediting authority in the enation in which it is located.

Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that bar admission in all U.S. states involves consideration of a bar applicant's character and moral fitness for the practice of law. Applicants should acquaint themselves with the bar admission requirements of the states in which they intend to practice. The American Bar Association offers various resources on bar admission, see: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/bar_admissions.html.​

Legal Studies (MLS)

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Degree: 
Master of Legal Studies
College: 
College of Law
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$650

The College of Law’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree is a 30-unit program that provides a strong legal foundation. In addition to general legal studies, you may concentrate in:

  • Compliance and Legal Risk Management
  • International Economic Law and Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
  • Human Rights
  • Mining Law and Policy
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Tax Law and Policy
  • Criminal Law and Policy
  • Family and Juvenile Law

If you want to work with and understand laws and regulations (without needing a law license), or wish to advance your career and development prospects by obtaining legal and critical-thinking skills, the MLS degree is the perfect fit.

To apply for the online MLS program, you must file an application directly with the University of Arizona's College of Law.

Apply now or go to the College of Law website to learn more about the application process.

Library and Information Science (MA)

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Degree: 
Master of Arts
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$900

The Master of Arts with a major in Library and Information Science (MA-LIS) can prepare a student for professional opportunities in a wide variety of environments, including libraries, archives, publishing, the internet and technology companies. The curriculum reflects the diversity of library and information environments in which students will eventually work, the populations they serve, and the disciplines of library and information science augmented by an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and information. The MA-LIS is a 36-unit degree program accredited by the American Library Association.

Management Information Systems (MS)

Management Information Systems
Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
Eller College of Management
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,332

This degree is designed for professionals with at least two years of work experience who want the management and advanced technology skills to become leaders and decision-makers in information systems.

Program Benefits:

  • We have been a top-5 ranked program for more than 28 years.
  • Begin studying right away—new students accepted six times a year.
  • Accelerated 8-week classes.
  • 100% online program.
  • While completing the MS degree, earn certificates in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Security.

Courses cover topics such as:

  • Enterprise data management.
  • Business intelligence data mining.
  • Information security and risk management.
  • Information systems analysis and design.
  • IT business foundations.
  • Systems security management.
  • Software design and integration.

Materials Science and Engineering (MS-MSE)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$925

In this online degree program, your goals take priority. You’ll customize your own curriculum and learn from experts in fields such as microelectronic processing, ceramics and polymers, and computational materials, just to name a few. What’s more, the “signature course” elective format enables you to enhance your existing skills and fine-tune your focus, so you can meet — and then exceed — your personal and professional objectives.

Students may transfer up to 6 units completed at other institutions accredited for graduate work. Correspondence courses will not be accepted for graduate credit. Compatibility of course credits for application within the online Master of Science in Material Sciences and Engineering will be determined by the department through an approved plan of study. The cumulative GPA required for graduation is 3.0, based upon courses taken toward the advanced degree. Students must complete degree requirements within six years of total elapsed time from the point of admission.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s in a science or engineering field.

Mechanical Engineering (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,000

As a student within the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation, you’ll work with renowned engineering faculty who lead the field in a range of topics, from fluid mechanics to autonomous systems.

Students may tailor this program toward their area of interest, building a foundation in one or more core areas, including:

  • Dynamics and controls.
  • Fluids.
  • Solid mechanics.
  • Thermal sciences.

Students can further specialize their program by choosing options such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) or design and optimization.

Course topics include engineering mathematics, from vector calculus to linear algebra; thermodynamics and radiation, which involve the laws of thermodynamics and radiative properties of materials; and mechanics of deformable solids, including mathematical preliminaries, motion and deformation, balance laws of mechanics, and more.

Students will need a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA, GRE. The program admits new students once per year, starting fall semester.

Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering (ME)

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Degree: 
Master of Engineering
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$995

The Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering program curriculum consists of courses that teach fundamental engineering principles in mining, cutting-edge research and technological advancements within the industry, mine finance and management, and legal topics of importance to engineering and personnel management.

Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

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Degree: 
Doctor of Nursing Practice
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a practice-focused doctoral program emphasizing innovative, evidence-based professional practice and reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialization is intended for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing.

The College of Nursing offers full-time and part-time options for DNP students. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester. Part-time study is only available during the pre-clinical portion of the program and adds a year to the degree completion timeline.

It is your responsibility to identify professionals or preceptors in your local community who could be preceptors for your clinical management courses during the initial semester of the DNP program. If suitable preceptors cannot be found in your local community, you may be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements. The College of Nursing has graduate coordinators who will assist you with formalizing clinical site agreements and required paperwork.

Nursing - Clinical Systems Leadership (RN to MSN)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$800

Graduates of the online RN to MSN program will earn a generalist Master of Science in Nursing degree in Clinical Systems Leadership. There are two tracks available for this program: as an applicant with an existing Associate Degree in Nursing or as an applicant with an existing Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

As one of our nation's most respected premier nursing programs, the University of Arizona's online RN to MSN is an engaging and patient-centric curriculum uniquely designed for working nurses who want to remain active in their current roles while completing their master's degree. With our RN to MSN program, you receive a degree accredited by the College on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and a streamlined curriculum that can be completed in the same amount or less time than some traditional BSN programs. It includes coursework in evidence-based practice improvement, systems management, nurse leadership, health care technology, quality and safety, health promotion, and creating healing environments.

To learn more about this program, visit the Online RN to MSN website.

Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

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Degree: 
Doctor of Nursing Practice
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a practice-focused doctoral program emphasizing innovative, evidence-based professional practice and reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The Family Nurse Practitioner specialization is intended for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing.

The College of Nursing offers full-time and part-time options for DNP students. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester. Part-time study is only available during the pre-clinical portion of the program and adds a year to the degree completion timeline.

It is your responsibility to identify professionals or preceptors in your local community who could be preceptors for your clinical management courses during the initial semester of the DNP program. If suitable preceptors cannot be found in your local community, you may be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements. The College of Nursing has graduate coordinators who will assist you with formalizing clinical site agreements and required paperwork.

Nursing - Nurse Anesthesia (DNP)

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Degree: 
Doctor of Nursing Practice
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,200

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a practice-focused doctoral program emphasizing innovative, evidence-based professional practice and reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The Nurse Anesthesia specialization blends online, face-to-face (including required training sessions and orientations), and clinical residency learning within 36 months of full-time study. Students enrolled in the nurse anesthesia curriculum receive a broad foundation of educational preparation for the full scope of nursing theories, research methods and anesthesia practice across the life span.

Nursing - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Pediatric nurse
Degree: 
Doctor of Nursing Practice
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a practice-focused doctoral program emphasizing innovative, evidence-based professional practice and reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The PNP specialization is intended for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing.

The College of Nursing offers full-time and part-time options for DNP students. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester. Part-time study is only available during the pre-clinical portion of the program and adds a year to the degree completion timeline.

It is your responsibility to identify professionals or preceptors in your local community who could be preceptors for your clinical management courses during the initial semester of the DNP program. If suitable preceptors cannot be found in your local community, you may be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements. The College of Nursing has graduate coordinators who will assist you with formalizing clinical site agreements and required paperwork.

Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Psychiatric nursing student
Degree: 
Doctor of Nursing Practice
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a practice-focused doctoral program emphasizing innovative, evidence-based professional practice and reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialization is intended for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing.

The College of Nursing offers full-time and part-time options for DNP students. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester. Part-time study is only available during the pre-clinical portion of the program and adds a year to the degree completion timeline.

It is your responsibility to identify professionals or preceptors in your local community who could be preceptors for your clinical management courses during the initial semester of the DNP program. If suitable preceptors cannot be found in your local community, you may be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements. The College of Nursing has graduate coordinators who will assist you with formalizing clinical site agreements and required paperwork.

Nursing Practice (DNP)

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Degree: 
Doctor of Nursing Practice
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

Graduates of the DNP program are prepared as advanced practice nurses. Applicants may enter the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing. Part-time and full-time options are available.

The DNP program is offered online. With a DNP you will be prepared to generate and disseminate nursing practice knowledge to stimulate research and improve clinical outcomes, improve health outcomes through scientifically based advanced practice within your chosen specialty, engage in and lead collaborative practice teams, and influence clinical practice transformation and policy initiatives.

At the College of Nursing, all doctoral students are required to attend the Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) in Tucson, Arizona, on an annual basis. During RISE, students will become immersed in courses and research tailored to each specific program and specialty; meet with faculty advisers, fellow classmates and graduate student services staff; learn about the degree program, coursework and funding opportunities; and collaborate with students, faculty and staff. Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 520-626-3808 or advanced@nursing.arizona.edu for more information.

Optical Sciences (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Optical Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,330

The UA College of Optical Sciences is an internationally pre-eminent program in education, research and outreach in all aspects of the science and application of light.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Optical Sciences work in hardware design, medical and biomedical technology, lasers and electro-optical systems, fiber optics and communications, measurements, manufacturing and consumer technology. They work for large corporations, small businesses, government agencies, universities, hospitals and research centers. Many even work for themselves, having started successful companies or gone into consulting. There is no core curriculum for the master's in Optical Sciences degree, and students are allowed considerable freedom in planning their study programs. The student may limit coursework to a single area if desired; the core courses for the Ph.D. in Optical Sciences may also form the nucleus of a master's program, but there is no requirement to take any of them. Students may choose between a thesis option and a non-thesis option for the M.S. in Optical Sciences.

Photonic Communications Engineering (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Optical Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,330

The Master of Science in Photonic Communications Engineering, unlike the M.S. in Optical Sciences, has a core curriculum; it pairs classes in systems-level engineering, marketplace demand, and the technology commercialization process with course material in leadership dynamics, technology management, ethical professionalism and communication. All required lectures are available online. Distance learning students will attend, via streaming video, the same classes as on-campus students, communicating with their professors and fellow students through email, discussion boards and web chat rooms. They will buy the same textbooks, use the same professional software, complete the same homework, and sit for the same exams as on-campus students. The University of Arizona requires on-campus and distance students to complete their thesis defense on campus. A one-day visit will usually suffice.

Public Health (MPH)

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Degree: 
Master of Public Health
College: 
Zuckerman College of Public Health
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$950

Through a blend of groundbreaking research, theory and a real-world view of today's public health issues, the online Master of Public Health program has concentrations in Applied Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Health Services Administration. Our world-class faculty of public health leaders helps create a dynamic online learning experience built on direct interaction, collaborative discourse and integrative thinking.

Real Estate Development

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Degree: 
Master of Real Estate Development
College: 
College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$850

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program offered through the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is perfect for professionals who are or intend to be real estate developers and industry leaders and who want to study real estate finance, law, construction management and site planning. Upon graduating from this program, students can expect to move into careers in real estate development, market analysis, property management, construction and project management.

This program is 100% online and follows a three-stage approach: Students will first acquire the fundamentals of the real estate process, learn critical vocabulary, and understand the procedural and legal requirements of the field. Next, they will examine the key financial concepts of real estate, including cash-flow models, market analysis and pro forma development. In the final stage, students will examine the development process as a whole, applying the analysis tools obtained in previous courses to real-life development projects.

Before enrolling, most students hold careers as urban planners, architects, landscape architects, realtors, financial/market analysts, entrepreneurs and real estate developers.

Second Language Learning and Educational Technology (MA)

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Degree: 
Master of Arts
College: 
College of Humanities
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$712

Created with the working professional in mind, the Master of Arts in Second Language Learning and Educational Technology is designed to be taken online over two summers and two semesters. Many job listings mention training or experience with computer-assisted language learning (CALL), online delivery or technology. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to enter today's technologically advanced language classroom.

Special Education: Behavior Support (MA)

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Degree: 
Master of Arts
College: 
College of Education
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$653

A fully online Master of Arts in Special Education with an emphasis in Behavior Support is a 36-unit degree option. All six courses (18 units) are required to qualify for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. Individuals who need to meet both the coursework and master's degree requirements established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board will also find this program to be a good fit.

Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MA)

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Degree: 
Master of Arts
College: 
College of Education
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$653

The Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing program focuses on communication and literacy development with an emphasis on addressing the needs of students within public school settings. Although the program emphasizes students in public schools, graduates are prepared to work in a wide range of educational settings.

Special Education: Disabilities (MA)

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Degree: 
Master of Arts
College: 
College of Education
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$653

The Master of Arts in Special Education: Disabilities is a fully online degree offered by the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies within the College of Education. As part of the Special Education Program, this degree provides a strong academic foundation in the principles of special education and offers students the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work with children and adults with disabilities.

Systems Engineering (MS)

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Degree: 
Master of Science
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,149

The Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) department at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering. It now offers the Master of Science in Systems Engineering fully online to provide new opportunities for working professionals.

Systems engineering is concerned with the design, modeling and analysis of technological systems that employ people and machines, software and hardware, and material and energy for diverse purposes such as communication, health care, transportation or manufacturing.

The SIE department was founded on the premise that if complex systems are to do what is intended without unwanted side effects, they must be designed not only with imagination and technical skill, but also with rigorous attention to the design process itself and to the interactions between system components, with other systems and with society. Consequently, the curriculum provides students with design viewpoints and methodologies that emphasize system integration, and with subject matter and tools for modeling and analysis of large, complex systems, e.g., probability and statistics, system theory, decision analysis, and simulation.

Accounting (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
Eller College of Management
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,000

The Online Graduate Accounting Certificate allows students and professionals to select 9 to 18 units of fully online, graduate-level accounting coursework tailored to their educational needs, with courses starting six times each year. All courses are taken through the School of Accountancy at the Eller College of Managment, both of which are AACSB accredited, adding to the value of this program. Additionally, graduate-level accounting units earned can be applied towards the Online Master of Science in Accounting.

This certificate provides advanced accounting courses and enables eligible students to obtain additional coursework needed to become a CPA, including optional courses that meet the unique CPA requirements in certain states.  

To be eligible for the Online Graduate Accounting Certificate, students must possess a four-year bachelor's degree with at least a 2.75 GPA and have completed the following prerequisites:

  • ACCT 200, Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 210, Introduction to Managerial Accounting

The following three prerequisite courses may also be necessary but can be completed the summer prior to the certificate program:

  • ACCT 400A, Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 400B, Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 420, Introduction to Federal Taxation

For additional information, contact the master's program coordinator at GradAcctPrograms@email.arizona.edu.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certificate is a four-semester, part-time opportunity for working registered nurses. Campus experiences complement online course content for learning and demonstrating health assessment skills. Participation in a Clinical Skills Intensive scheduled on campus before the start of the second fall semester is required.

The AGACNP certificate is not offered every year. Interested applicants should contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs to verify that the certificate will be offered at the time of application. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take an AGACNP national board certifying examination. To qualify for entry into the AGACNP graduate certificate program, you must have a Master of Science in nursing and RN experience in an acute care setting. Additionally, the certificate requires a minimum of 28 credits and 810 clinical hours.

Applied Behavior Analysis (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Education
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$653

The graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is a six-course sequence (18 semester hours) that meets all coursework requirements and addresses all information required to take the BCBA exam. The courses can be completed over several semesters or as quickly as 16 months, which includes three consecutive semesters and one summer session. All coursework is offered fully online.

Those interested in taking the BCBA exam must also have at least a master's degree and experience supervised by someone who already holds the BCBA.

If you are interested in a Master of Arts degree, view our fully online master’s program in Behavior Support offered through the Special Education Program. If you already have a qualifying master's degree, the certificate coursework can be taken independently.

Applied Nutrition (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$650

The 14-unit online Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition (GCAN) provides knowledge and skills in the area of clinical nutrition. Students will train in advanced nutritional sciences, and the certificate will prepare graduates to successfully compete for jobs in the nutrition workforce and enhance their placement into graduate or professional training programs.

Archival Studies (CERT)

Archival Studies
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$900

The graduate certificate in Archival Studies presents exciting educational opportunities to practitioners working in libraries and archives, especially on the challenges posed by the emergence of digital record keeping. It provides a specialization in an area of growing interest within the library and information science field, and creates opportunities to learn more about archival practices as they affect the composition and meaning of cultural artifacts and historical records.

The program gives students core knowledge they’ll need in archives-related professions. The curriculum is structured around the guidelines for graduate programs set by the Society of American Archivists, ensuring that students have a comprehensive understanding of professional archival standards that may not otherwise be acquired without an archives concentration in their graduate-level education.

Behavior Support Specialist (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Education
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$653

Schools often move existing employees into behavior support roles that require specialized training. This certificate's coursework develops the skills needed to provide effective behavior support services in school settings. It requires 9 units taken through three sequentially connected courses. The UA started providing this training in 2001; to date, there are few programs outside the UA focused specifically on the school behavioral specialist. Our coursework is also fully online and draws graduate students from across Arizona and beyond, including more than 20 other U.S. states, Bermuda, Canada and Hong Kong.

Business Intelligence and Analytics (CERT)

Business intelligence and analytics
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
Eller College of Management
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,332

The Business Intelligence and Analytics graduate certificate is designed for IT professionals, project managers, business analysts, and marketing analysts and researchers. Anyone involved in analyzing data to make business decisions will benefit from this program. The three-course program provides a broad overview of managerial, strategic and technical issues associated with business intelligence and data warehouse design, implementation and utilization. It covers the fundamentals of database mining, analysis, design and implementation with an emphasis on practical aspects of business process analysis and information delivery.

Required Core Course:

  • MIS 531: Enterprise Data Management

Electives (choose two):

  • MIS 545: Data Mining for Business Intelligence 
  • MIS 586: Big Data Analytics
  • MIS 587: Business Intelligence
 

Career and Technical Education Administrator (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$650

The Career and Technical Education Administrator certificate prepares individuals with foundational knowledge in career and technical education theory, philosophy, and practice to be knowledgeable and effective career and technical education administrators in local school districts. The certificate is articulated with the educational leadership administrative certification program offered through the College of Education. The coursework may meet the requirements to lead to supervisor certification through the Arizona Department of Education; two of the courses articulate with the principal certification program.

Digital Information Management (CERT)

Professionals managing digital info
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$900

The rapid growth of digital collections and online services has led to a shortage of information professionals who possess the technical knowledge and learning skills needed to create and manage digital collections in a fast-changing environment. The Digital Information (DigIn) graduate certificate program helps fill this gap by combining intensive, hands-on technology learning with a thorough grounding in the theoretical principles needed to manage large, complex digital collections. The curriculum takes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to managing digital information and is designed to support a wide range of career paths in libraries, museums, archives, records management, data curation and more. DigIn also offers a path for individuals with undergraduate degrees who are interested in digital collections but may not yet be ready to commit to a full degree program.

The certificate consists of six 14-week graduate-level courses to be taken within three years. Students can begin the program in the summer, fall or spring semesters each year.

Engineering Management (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,149

The online Engineering Management certificate is designed for technical professionals who desire the knowledge and skills to effectively manage resources in technology-based organizations. Students develop an understanding of decision-making theory and methodology, financial modeling and analysis, and project management strategies. They learn to utilize modern software packages to efficiently and effectively manage human and material resources. Through this program, students enhance their opportunities to advance in their careers.

Enterprise Information Security (CERT)

Enterprise Information Security
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
Eller College of Management
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,332

This graduate certificate program addresses top information technology concerns with courses designed specifically for information security professionals within industry and government. Students will gain the skills to secure information and information systems in the areas of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

The Enterprise Information Security certificate requires successful completion of three courses (9 units):

  • MIS515: Information Security in the Public and Private Sectors
  • MIS516: Information Security, Risk Management, Disaster Recovery
  • MIS517: Systems Security Management

Upon successful completion of these courses, students can also receive:

  • CPE units for CISSP, ISSAP, ISSEP, ISSMP, CAP and SSCP designation(s). These designations are offered by (ISC)²
  • CPE units for CISM and CRISC designations, which are offered by ISACA
  • One year of qualified work experience toward the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation

Family Nurse Practitioner (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

The Family Nurse Practitioner certificate is a four-semester, part-time opportunity for working registered nurses. Campus experiences compliment online course content for learning and demonstrating health assessment skills. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take an FNP national board certifying examination.

The FNP certificate is not offered every year. Interested applicants should contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs to verify that the certificate will be offered at the time of application.

To qualify for entry into the FNP graduate certificate program, you must have a Master of Science degree in nursing. The program requires a minimum of 38 units of clinical courses study and 810 clinical practica hours.

Global Health and Development (CERT)

Global Health and Development
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
Zuckerman College of Public Health
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,100

To our friends, neighbors and colleagues across the globe, welcome, benvenuto, bienvenidos, Shalom, Karibu, Soo Dhowow, jī āiā nū̃! Your participation in this program ensures that the most up-to-date thinking in public health becomes readily available to communities virtually everywhere.

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health and Development is designed for working professionals and individuals entering the field of global health. This online program is a flexible, academically rigorous option for those who wish to balance coursework and career. Using emerging technologies that are rapidly transforming the ways we communicate, students from around the world will collaborate on new approaches to old problems and gain needed skills in a flexible format.

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health launched the Global Health Institute (GHI) to find evidence-based solutions to global health problems through the education and training of tomorrow’s global health leaders. This unique partnership promotes collaboration between the University of Arizona, partner universities, organizations, and individuals around the world.

Health Law for Health Professionals (CERT)

Law Healthcare
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Law
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$650

The 100% online graduate certificate in Health Law for Health Professionals program is the result of a unique collaboration between expert faculty from multiple University of Arizona colleges and international leaders looking to hire future graduates. The health care workforce needs individuals with legal knowledge, meaning this certificate enhances students’ employability and success within the health care industry.

The program is designed for individuals who do not wish to practice law but regularly encounter legal, regulatory and ethical issues in their health care professions. The coursework provides a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of legal and ethical doctrine in health care organizations, financing, delivery and practice. Courses provide a fundamental understanding of legal and ethical concerns surrounding financial management, licensing, government involvement and related topics.

The program consists of 12 credits, comprising four courses at 3 credits each. Students can select any four courses out of the current list of offerings. Certificate credits may be applied to the Master of Legal Studies (MLS). The certificate can be completed in 12 months.

For more detailed information visit law.arizona.edu/health-law-certificates or email law-health@email.arizona.edu.

Human Rights Practice (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$500

The online graduate certificate in Human Rights Practice is a professionally oriented program designed to provide the foundational knowledge, critical perspectives and practical skills to advance human rights around the globe. Students will help produce white papers, webinars, shadow reports and other forms of human rights work.

The curriculum is designed for individuals involved in human rights work across multiple disciplines, including activists and those working in non-governmental organizations. This certificate may also be appropriate for governmental officials and individuals working in some corporations.

Our curriculum features applied problem-solving and extensive interaction, including video guest lectures and modules taught by leading practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to complete an applied project or take course electives tailored to their own interests and based on current trends in human rights. The flexible online program will especially appeal to students from around the globe who are unable to travel to the U.S.

Visit the Human Rights Practice website for more information about the UA's Human Rights programs.

The graduate certificate in Human Rights Practice requires 12 units to complete and can typically be completed in four to nine months. The program allows up to 3 transfer credits.

Instructional Design and Technology (CERT)

Instructional Design and Technology
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$712

For educators who use new and existing technologies in the classroom, becoming a technology leader and facilitator is increasingly important. This fully online graduate certificate in Instructional Design and Technology will give you the expertise to do exactly that. Enroll today to expand your knowledge and skill set in the use and integration of technology in various educational settings.

This program requires 15 units, and students can choose any five courses from the master's program offerings (these units may be transferred toward a Master of Science in the Educational Technology program).

International Security Studies (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$700

The International Security Studies certificate consists of four courses or 12 units. Courses are drawn from a variety of topics, such as conflict in the Middle East, climate change, foreign policy of Russia, American foreign policy, American national security, international security, global political economy, European security, terrorism and terrorist networks, energy security, and Japanese and Chinese nationalism. Students who register for this certificate program take the same courses as students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts program in International Security. Moreover, all courses taken through the certificate program will count toward the M.A. degree. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 are encouraged to apply for the certificate first.

All courses are taught by regular UA faculty members. However, none of these courses are available on campus, and all of them have been designed specifically for the certificate program and the M.A. degree. Each course is six to eight weeks long. Students can register for up to three courses per semester.

Legal Information and Scholarly Communication (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$900

As law firms grow in size and become more specialized, there is a growing need for researchers able to investigate legal issues and the underlying factual issues of litigation and transactional law. It is hard to imagine a discipline where legal issues don't regularly arise, and this program will provide students with the necessary skills to research all legal matters, from simple to complex. Students will develop a sophisticated knowledge of the American legal system and the common law as well as the regulatory and legislative state. This certificate will allow paralegals or law librarians to develop their information skills to enhance their careers. These skills should propel graduates into professional environments such as academic libraries, public libraries, law firms and government agencies.

Medical and Community Health Information (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$900

Students will obtain knowledge and skills in the practice of health informatics and how it applies to the health care and public health settings. Additionally, students will learn about ethnic and cultural implications of health and receive training on providing culturally competent health information services. This certificate will provide students with knowledge and skills that will supplement and be useful in their work in various health information settings, including libraries, community health organizations, health care organizations and information organizations.

Military Families

Military Families Graduate Certificate
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
University of Arizona South
Delivery: 
Hybrid
Per Unit Cost: 
$796

The graduate certificate in Military Families provides a specific, disciplinary understanding of issues facing modern military families and cultivates skills for those working with, or intending to work in careers that support, military members and their families. In this online graduate certificate program, our aim is to educate current and future professionals regarding military cultural and leadership factors, along with normative family processes, stresses and coping strategies. Students will learn to appreciate the unique experiences of military members and their families and the resultant implications for helping professionals serving this population.

Completion of this certificate requires 9 units of online courses and 3 units of internship.

Mineral Processing and Extract Metallurgy (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$995

The online graduate certificate in Mineral Processing and Extract Metallurgy can help you employ the industry's most current methods of ore and mineral processing to efficiently harvest the metals and materials on which civilization depends. The program's curriculum, built and led by influential figures in the mining industry alongside the UA's accomplished faculty, presents a scientific and financial examination of mineral extraction and refinement and offers students a complete perspective on the challenges of geological processing.

Mining Occupational Safety and Health (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$995

Mining engineers are always in great demand, but those with additional training in occupational health and safety are in even greater demand. Working professionals can complete this cutting-edge certificate program in Mining Occupational Safety and Health from anywhere in the world, without having to leave their professional duties.

The graduate certificate program consists of 15 units of focused coursework in rock mechanics, mine health and safety, mineral processing, and mine information and production technology. Students wishing to complete a certificate will select a faculty adviser who is involved in administering the courses for an established certificate program. Minimum admissions requirements and minimum prerequisites for the certificate program are similar to the Master of Engineering. Students with an M.S. or Ph.D. may also enter the certificate program provided the certificate program is not part of their prior study areas.

Mining Production and Information Technology (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$995

The graduate certificate in Mining Production and Information Technology will provide advanced study in mine environment technology, mine management technology, advanced pattern recognition technology, and management of information resources.

This program consists of 15 units of focused coursework in rock mechanics, mine health and safety, mineral processing, and mine information and production technology. Students wishing to complete a certificate will select a faculty adviser who is involved in administering the courses for an established certificate program. Minimum admissions requirements and minimum prerequisites for the certificate program are similar to the Master of Engineering. Students with an M.S. or Ph.D. may also enter the certificate program provided the certificate program is not part of their prior study areas.

Optical Sciences (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Optical Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,330

The professional graduate certificate in Optical Sciences is designed for working professionals who have already earned a bachelor’s, master's or doctoral degree and wish to supplement their knowledge with formal coursework leading to professional certification. The program provides students with the best graduate-level optics education available and offers the opportunity to build a foundation that can count toward a future Master of Science in Optical Sciences degree. The certificate can be completed entirely by distance learning, entirely on campus or in any combination of the two.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) certificate is a four-semester, part-time opportunity for working registered nurses. Campus experiences complement online course content for learning and demonstrating health assessment skills. Graduates of the PNP specialty are registered nurses who have advanced education in pediatric nursing beyond the initial registered nurse preparation.

The PNP certificate is not offered every year. Interested applicants should contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs to verify that the certificate will be offered at the time of application. To qualify for entry into the PNP graduate certificate program, you must have a Master of Science degree in nursing. The program requires a minimum of 26 credits and 720 clinical hours.

Photonic Communications Engineering (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Optical Science
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,330

The Photonic Communications Engineering program is a 15-unit professional graduate certificate designed to provide an opportunity for graduate students and industry members who possess related degrees to earn a certificate in the engineering specialization of Photonic Communications. Graduates will be poised to contribute to the photonic communications industry by creating technology solutions to address the global demand for improved telecommunications and by possessing the necessary vision and knowledge base to successfully venture into technology commercialization.

Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology (CERT)

Geographic Information System Technology Certificate
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$820

The University of Arizona GIST program integrates GIS science and cutting-edge geospatial technology with management skills for use in government, corporate, non-profit and academic settings. The UA currently offers two graduate options in GIST: the Master of Science in GIST (MS-GIST), which is available in-person or online, and the Professional GIST (P-GIST) graduate certificate, a fully online program. This comprehensive program is designed to meet the educational needs both of working professionals seeking to advance their careers and of recent graduates seeking employment in the high-growth geospatial industries.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Nursing
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$975

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate is a four-semester, part-time opportunity for working registered nurses. Campus experiences complement online course content for learning and demonstrating health assessment skills. Graduates will receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced psychiatric and mental health nursing theories, research and practice across the life span. Health assessment, primary prevention, health care maintenance, clinical decision-making, and illness management are emphasized in the classroom and clinical practica. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take a PMHNP national board certifying examination.

The PMHNP certificate is not offered every year. Interested applicants should contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs to verify that the certificate will be offered at the time of application. To qualify for entry into the PMHNP Graduate Certificate program, students must have a Master of Science degree in nursing. The program requires a minimum of 25 credits of clinical course study and 765 clinical practica hours.

Public Health (CERT)

Certificate in Public Health
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
Zuckerman College of Public Health
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,100

The graduate certificate in Public Health is a distance-learning program at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health that offers working professionals a flexible and convenient option for advancing their public health training. The certificate is affiliated with the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and consists of the five core courses that are required of all MPH graduates. The certificate is a variable schedule program that can be completed in one to four years. Certificate courses are offered each semester (including summer), both online and in-person. Upon completion of the certificate, students who are admitted to the MPH program may apply all 15 credits to their degree.

Reading Instruction (CERT)

Certificate in Reading Instruction
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Education
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$653

The graduate certificate in Reading Instruction provides educators with the essential tools needed to enhance their careers as reading specialists. The program is designed for experienced teachers seeking professional development, mid-career professionals requiring additional training, and student teachers desiring the literacy know-how to secure employment.

Students who complete the certificate program are able to:

  • Assist literacy learners of all ages, including pre-K, grades 1-12 and adult learners.
  • Understand the nature of the reading process and how to offer quality instruction.
  • Understand the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
  • Use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction.
  • Employ a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan effective instruction.
  • Integrate knowledge of instructional practices, curricular materials, and assessment and evaluation tools to create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing.
  • View professional development as a career-long effort and responsibility.

Fifteen units are required for the certificate. Twenty-one units are required for the endorsement.

Regulatory Science (CERT)

Lab workers
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Law
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$650

This interprofessional graduate certificate – designed by industry leaders in regulatory science alongside experts at the University of Arizona in law and the health sciences – provides the tools and information for graduates to advance their careers or transition into the regulatory science field or a related discipline.

Students will receive specialized training in how to accelerate the development of medical products through greater understanding of the ethics, policies, and regulations governing regulatory science in the United States and abroad.  They will also have the opportunity to take a unique colloquium course that hosts internationally renowned speakers with the goal of introducing students both to the breadth of topics in regulatory science and to industry leaders.

This program consists of 13 credits (four courses at 3 credits each, plus the 1-credit colloquium). The certificate can be completed in 12 months, and all credits may be applied to the Master of Legal Studies.

For more detailed information visit law.arizona.edu/health-law-certificates or email law-health@email.arizona.edu.

Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$995

Upon completion of the program, you will be better prepared to understand complex issues in rock mass behaviors. The graduate certificate program consists of 15 units of focused coursework in rock mechanics, mine health and safety, mineral processing, and mine information and production technology. Students wishing to complete a certificate will select a faculty adviser who is involved in administering the courses for an established certificate program. Minimum admissions requirements and minimum prerequisites for the certificate program are similar to the Master of Engineering. Students with an M.S. or Ph.D. may also enter the certificate program provided the certificate program is not part of their prior study areas.

Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (CERT)

Statisticians at work
Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
Graduate College
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$800

The Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program offers a fully online certificate program consisting of four fully online 3-unit graduate courses, which must include MATH/STAT 566, Theory of Probability. This online program is offered through the University of Arizona' Outreach College and is perfect for working professionals looking to obtain a greater depth of focus to their data-analytic training and a deeper understanding of statistical methodology, inference and practice.

Systems Engineering (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Engineering
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$1,149

The graduate certificate in Systems Engineering offers valuable resources for any engineer responsible for the oversight, creation or operation of a complex system. It provides essential education for systems engineers, design engineers, lead engineers, total-life-cycle engineers, senior software systems engineers and project managers seeking to increase their professional knowledge and advance their careers. Through this program, students learn how to ensure that a system satisfies its requirements throughout the entire system life cycle.

Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (CERT)

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Degree: 
Graduate Certificate
College: 
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
Delivery: 
Online
Per Unit Cost: 
$653

This five-course graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language provides graduate-level credit and training in how and what to teach, including skill areas such as grammar, culture and teaching with technology.

Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is a rich experience that can open doors around the world, and individuals with experience living and working a year or two abroad have a competitive edge in any field. The five-course graduate certificate is completed online over five 7-week sessions, one course at a time.

Designed by leaders in the field, the course topics include TEFL methods, curriculum/materials development and assessment, linguistics and pedagogical grammar, culture for TEFL, and technology-enhanced English language teaching. These courses provide a foundation that, combined with a bachelor’s degree, can help secure entry-level TEFL positions around the world. The courses also provide graduate-level credit, meaning they complement a related master’s degree or can be applied later to a full Master of Arts in TEFL.

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Corporate Enrollment Partner

Maria is your dedicated Corporate Enrollment Partner, and will act as your one-stop resource for the University of Arizona Online admissions and enrollment process.  Maria will assist you every step of the way with the application process and ensure you are successfully enrolled in the university.

Before starting her career with Arizona Online, Maria graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Nutritional Sciences. When she’s not working hard for her corporate students, Maria enjoys the company of her family and friends, physical training, meditation, and occasionally bingeing on Netflix.

For more information call 520.621.0898 ext. 106 or email mariafmoreno@email.arizona.edu (link sends e-mail)

Maria Moreno

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