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Online Master's Degree Programs in Missouri

There are a wide array of options open to residents of Missouri who are interested in earning a master’s degree online. Most of the state’s public universities offer online programs, including online master’s programs in many of the state’s most common fields of the study, as do most of the larger private, non-profit colleges and universities in the state. In addition, Missouri residents can apply to online master’s program offered by out-of-state colleges and universities without having to worry about relocating or commuting long distances to attend classes.

This page provides details on Missouri schools that currently offer online master’s programs in fields like business administration, computer science, nursing, social work, education, engineering, psychology, and school counseling, as well as information on regional out-of-state schools offering online master’s program in these fields.

Schools in Missouri That Offer Online Master’s Programs

Missouri’s publicly funded state schools fall into three categories. Four schools are part of the University of Missouri System, which has its main campus in Columbia and additional campuses in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Rolla. There are two historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) administered by the state: Lincoln University and Harris-Stowe State University. And there are seven additional state universities with campuses Joplin, Springfield, St. Joseph, Maryville, Cape Girardeau, Kirksville, and Warrensburg. Most of these schools offer online degree programs, and many have online master’s programs in various fields. The University of Missouri, for example, offers many types of online degree programs through Mizzou Online; Missouri State University offers programs through Missouri State Online; the University of Missouri-St. Louis has online programs that it offers through UMSL NOW; and the University of Central Missouri operates UCM Online.

The table below lists the twelve largest state-funded universities in Missouri, based on an analysis of enrollment data collected by the US Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The location of each school’s main campus is included, as is information on whether or not the school offers online degree programs.

SchoolLocationOnline Degree Programs
University of MissouriColumbiaYes
Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldYes
University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)St. LouisYes
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)Kansas CityYes
University of Central Missouri (UCM)WarrensburgYes
Southeast Missouri State UniversityCape GirardeauYes
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)RollaYes
Northwest Missouri State UniversityMaryvilleYes
Truman State UniversityKirksvilleNo
Missouri Southern State University (MSSU)JoplinYes
Missouri Western State UniversitySt. JosephYes
Lincoln UniversityJefferson CityNo

Many of the largest and most prominent private colleges and universities in Missouri are also active in offering online degree programs, including online programs at the master’s level. The table below lists the ten largest accredited, non-profit, private Missouri colleges and universities that offer online programs.

SchoolLocationOnline Degree Programs
Washington University in St. LouisSt. LouisYes
Saint Louis UniversitySt. LouisYes
Columbia CollegeColumbiaYes
Webster UniversityWebster GrovesYes
Park UniversityParkvilleYes
Lindenwood UniversitySt. CharlesYes
Maryville UniversitySt. LouisYes
Missouri Baptist UniversitySt. LouisYes
Central Methodist University (CMU)FayetteYes
A. T. Still University of Health SciencesKirksvilleYes

Schools in the Missouri Region That Offer Online Degree Programs

There are a large number of out-of-state public and private colleges and universities that are authorized to enroll students who reside in Missouri and that offer online master’s programs in various fields and specializations. The University of Iowa is one such school. Located in Iowa City, the University of Iowa offers several types of online master’s programs, including online Master of Arts (MA) programs in Educational Leadership, Educational Measurement, Strategic Communication, and Teaching Leadership. The University of Iowa also has master’s in nursing (MSN) and social work (MSW) programs that are offered online.

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in Highland Heights, KY; The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN; the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR; and The University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, are four additional schools located in nearby states that offer a variety of online master’s programs. Among NKU’s online offerings are programs in business (MBA), healthcare, and nursing (MSN). Through Vols Online, The University of Tennessee offers master’s programs in information science, educational psychology, engineering, and agriculture. The University of Arkansas has online master’s in nursing (MSN), engineering, education, human resources, and business (MBA) programs. And The University of Kansas offers online master’s programs in behavioral science, business administration (MBA), education, project management, nutrition, journalism, analytics, pharmacology, and social work (MSW).

The 15 Most Common Fields for Master’s Degree Studies in Missouri

Using IPEDS data on the number of students graduating from master’s programs offered by schools in Missouri, OnlineEducation.com has identified the 15 most common fields of study at the master’s level in the state. These fields are:

  1. Business Administration and Management
  2. Computer Science
  3. Business/Commerce
  4. Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  5. Leadership and Administration
  6. Social Work
  7. Human Resources Management and Services
  8. Accounting
  9. Curriculum and Instruction
  10. Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  11. Information Technology
  12. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  13. Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  14. Education
  15. Counseling Psychology

IPEDS subject area classifications do not align precisely with specific online master’s programs, however IPEDS data provide a representative overview of the types of degrees that are most commonly pursued by students enrolled in master’s programs in Missouri. The sections below provide detailed information on public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and neighboring states that offer online master’s programs in most of the fields listed above.

Online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Programs in Missouri

In addition to being one of the most common types of degree programs at the master’s level in Missouri and many other states, online MBA programs are offered by many of the state’s public universities. Missouri State University, the University of Central Missouri (UCM), Southeast Missouri State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri Western State University, and the University of Missouri are among the publicly funded schools in Missouri that offer various types of online MBA programs.

Missouri State’s online MBA program has a general business core and electives that give students the option of earning graduate certificates in nine specializations: Computer Information Systems; Cybersecurity; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Financial Analysis; International Business; Leadership; Management; and Marketing. UCM offers an online MBA that gives students the option of five specialization tracks: General Business; Healthcare Administration; International Business; Marketing; and Sports Business. And Southeast Missouri State has an MBA programs that offers three specializations: General Management; Health Administration; and Sport Management.

Missouri S&T’s online MBA program has a seven-course core that includes courses in artificial intelligence, robotics, and information systems management, as well as an array of electives in business analytics, business intelligence, digital media, social commerce, mobile business technologies, and more. Northwest Missouri State offers three online MBA program options: General Management; Human Resource Management (HRM); and Marketing. And the Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University has an online MBA program that can be completed in as few as twelve months.

Through Mizzou Online, the University of Missouri offers an ExecMBA program that is administered by the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. The program is designed for business professionals who have at least five years of leadership or managerial experience and who are employed full-time. The program takes 21 months to complete and offers most of its coursework online. However, students in the program are required to attend four campus-based sessions and to take part in an international residency in which groups of students visit two global business sites over a nine-day period.

Maryville University, Columbia College, Webster University, Lindenwood University, and Missouri Baptist University are five private, non-profit schools in Missouri that offer online MBA programs. Maryville’s program can be completed in one year by students who enroll full-time and that features nine concentrations: Accounting; Cybersecurity; Financial Services; General Management; Health Administration; HRM; Information Technology; Marketing; and Project Management.

The Columbia College program has a general business curriculum and specializations in HRM and Accounting. Admission to the Accounting specialization is restricted to students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting or the equivalent. The Webster University program offers students the choice of ten areas of emphasis: Corporate Finance; Cybersecurity; Digital Marketing Management; Environmental Management; Gerontology; Health Administration; International Relations; Marketing; Media Communications; and Project Management. Lindenwood has an online MBA program with 11 concentrations: Accounting; Entrepreneurial Studies; Finance; HRM; International Business; Leadership; Management; Marketing; Nonprofit Administration; Supply Chain Management; and Sport Management. And Missouri Baptist University has an online MBA program that is taught from a Christian perspective.

Missouri residents who are interested in exploring online MBA programs offered by out-of-state schools in neighboring states may want to consider the programs offered by Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and Benedictine University in Illinois. The NKU program has three tracks – Finance, Leadership, and Innovation Through Competitive Intelligence – and a 12-month completion plan. The Benedictine program has an 18-month completion plan and seven concentration tracks: Accounting; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Healthcare Administration; Internet Marketing; International Business; and Marketing Management.

Online Master’s in Computer Science Programs in Missouri

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is one school in Missouri that offers students the option of earning a master’s degree in computer science online. Missouri S&T has an online Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science program with tracks in Cybersecurity and Data Science and a thesis option for students who are interested in completing a research-based project. The program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field.

There are also several schools in the neighboring state of Illinois that offer online master’s programs in computer science fields. Lewis University, a private, non-profit school in Romeoville, has an online MS in Computer Science (MSCS) program with concentrations in: Cybersecurity; Artificial Intelligence; Digital Forensics; Cloud Computing; Game Simulation and Programming; and Software Engineering. The program can be completed by qualified candidates who have a strong technical background in as few as 12 months. Chicago’s DePaul University, another private, non-profit school in Illinois, has an online MS in Computer Science with eight curricular concentrations: Software and Systems Development; Theory; Data Science; Database Systems; Artificial Intelligence; Software Engineering; Game and Real-Time Systems; and Human-Computer Interaction. And the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of Illinois’ public universities, offers an online Master of Computer Science (MCS) program with flexible enrollment that allots students up to five years to complete their degree.

Online Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Missouri

Registered Nurses (RNs) in Missouri have several in-state options for earning an MSN degree online. Through Mizzou Online, the University of Missouri offers two online MSN specializations for RNs who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN): Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems; and Nurse Educator. For RNs who have not yet earned a BSN, Mizzou Online offers an Accelerated RN to MSN program with a Nurse Educator specialization.

The School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has an online MSN program for RNs who graduated from BSN programs. The program offers several Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializations, including: Adult-Gerontology NP (AGNP); Family NP (FNP); Pediatric NP (PNP); Psychiatric Mental Health NP (PMHNP); Women’s Health NP (WHNP); and Neonatal NP (NNP). All of the NP specialization programs require clinical residencies, and the PMHNP and NNP programs have on-campus requirements as well. In addition, UMKC offers an online MSN Nurse Educator program that requires students to attend an on-campus orientation and take one campus-based course. And the University of Central Missouri (UCM) has an online MSN program designed for RNs who hold a BSN degree. It has two specializations: Nurse Educator; and FNP.

Maryville University and Central Methodist University are two of the private schools in Missouri that offer online MSN programs. Maryville offers six MSN program specializations: FNP; PNP; PMHNP; Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP); Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP (AGPCNP); and Nursing Leadership. And Central Methodist University has two online MSN specialization options: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL); and Nurse Educator.

Missouri RNs who are interested in exploring out-of-state MSN programs that are offered online may want to consider the programs offered by several private, non-profit universities located in the nearby state of Illinois. DePaul University offers an online MSN in Nursing Education program with tracks for RNs who hold a BSN degree and for RNs who hold an associate degree in nursing (ADN). Loyola University of Chicago has three online MSN specialization programs: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS); Health Systems Management; and Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety (PICES) Advanced Practice Nursing. And Benedictine University has two MSN specializations that it offers online: Nursing Education; and Healthcare Systems Leadership.

Note: Most online MSN programs require internships, practicums, or clinical residencies that must be completed in person at a site approved by the program. Contacting a program administrator regarding site-based requirements prior to submitting an application may be advisable, particularly for programs offered by out-of-state schools. Missouri RNs who intend to apply for licensure in an advanced practice specialization after completing their MSN degree should be aware that licensure policies and requirements vary by state. To ensure that an online program’s curriculum meets Missouri’s training standards for licensure in a nursing specialization students should review the state’s board of nursing requirements before applying.

Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership Programs in Missouri

Maryville University is one of the schools in Missouri that currently offers an online master’s program in organizational leadership. Maryville’s online Master of Arts (MA) in Management and Leadership program features coursework in organizational behavior, leadership, and interpersonal management, as well as concentrations in: Cybersecurity; Healthcare; Human Resource Management (HRM); Information Technology; Marketing; and Project Management.

St. Louis University offers an online MA in Leadership & Organizational Development program through its School of Professional Studies. The program is designed for students who have three or more years of professional experience and a working knowledge of statistics and computer technologies. Webster University offers two options for students interested in earning a master’s degree online in organizational leadership. Webster’s online MA in Management and Leadership program has a managerial leadership focus, and Webster’s online MA in Organizational Development program focuses on skills for internal and external business consulting in areas related to organizational growth and development. And Lindenwood University has an online MA in Leadership program that is offered through the university’s Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship.

There are two schools in Illinois that offer online master’s in organizational leadership programs that Missouri residents may want to explore. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has an online MA in Organizational Leadership program that focuses on organizational behavior and the psychology of effective leadership. And Lewis University in Romeoville, IL has an Online MA in Organizational Leadership program with five options for specialization: Higher Education Student Services; Nonprofit Management; Organizational Management; Professional and Executive Coaching; and Training and Development.

Online Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Programs in Missouri

The University of Missouri is currently the only school in that state that offers an online MSW program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Mizzou Online program has two concentrations: Advanced Clinical Practice; and Policy, Planning, and Administration. The program can be completed in three years of part-time enrollment and it has an advanced standing track for CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program graduates that can be completed in two years. Mizzou Online also offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Family and Community Services program online that has some similarities to an MSW program but that does not prepare students for advanced practice social work. It features a curriculum designed to prepare graduates for careers in social service management and family health education.

The University of Kentucky is one of the out-of-state schools in the Missouri region offering an online MSW program that accepts applicants from Missouri. Through its College of Social Work, the University of Kentucky offers an online MSW program with a clinical and macro practice curriculum. The program has a three-year completion track for students who do not have a BSW degree, and an Advanced Standing track that can be completed in two years. Missouri residents may also want to explore a program offered online by the University of Louisville in Kentucky. The program offered by the University of Louisville is an online Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) program that is equivalent to an MSW program. It features a clinical social work curriculum with specializations in: Psychosocial Oncology; Forensic Social Work; Mental Health; Alcohol and Drug Counseling; Military Social Work; and Gerontology.

Note: Online MSW and MSSW programs require students to complete in-person field education placements at clinical and/or community practice sites approved by the program. Applicants to online programs should inquire in advance about field placements, particularly if a program is offered by an out-of-state school. In addition, licensure requirements for clinical social workers vary by state. Missouri residents who are considering online MSW programs offered by schools in other states should compare a program’s curriculum with Missouri’s licensure requirements prior to submitting an application.

Online Master’s in Human Resource Management (HRM) Programs in Missouri

Missouri residents who are interested in earning a master’s degree in human resources online can do so through Webster University, which has two online programs in the field. The Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University offers an online Master of Arts (MA) in HRM program that requires applicants to have completed undergraduate prerequisites in accounting, business, economics, marketing, and statistics. In addition, the Walker School offers an online MA in Human Resource Development program with a similar curriculum and fewer undergraduate prerequisites. Both degrees can be combined with the online MBA program offered by Webster.

Kentucky’s University of Louisville, Bellevue University in Nebraska, and Iowa’s Briar Cliff University are three schools in regional states that offer online master’s programs in human resources. The program offered by the University of Louisville is an online Master of Science (MS) in Human Resources and Organizational Development program with a six-course core and numerous elective course offerings. Bellevue University has an online MS in Human Resource Strategic Management program that features a capstone project. And Briar Cliff has a Master of Arts in Management (MAM) program with a Human Resource Management specialization that is offered online.

Online Master’s in Accounting Programs in Missouri

The University of Missouri offers an online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program that can help students prepare to qualify for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and licensure. The program is designed for students who have completed undergraduate coursework in intermediate accounting, accounting information systems, and taxation. Lindenwood University is another school in Missouri that offers an online MAcc program. The program is designed for students who hold an undergraduate degree in accounting or have completed several bachelor’s-level courses in accounting. And Maryville University offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Accounting program that has a ten-month completion plan for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an 11-course bridge program for students with a non-accounting bachelor’s degree.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University are two schools in the neighboring state of Illinois that offer online master’s in accounting programs. The Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois has an online MS in Accountancy (MSA) program that has optional specializations in Financial Reporting, Federal Taxation, and Data Analytics. And DePaul University offers an online MSA program through its Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and Driehaus College of Business.

Note: CPA licensure is administered by state boards and licensing requirements vary by state. Missouri residents who are considering online master’s in accounting programs and who intend to apply for licensure after earning their degree from a school in another state should research Missouri requirements carefully to determine the courses and training hours needed for CPA licensure in Missouri.

Online Master’s in Education Programs in Missouri

The University of Missouri is among the many schools in Missouri that offer online master’s programs in teaching and education specializations. Through Mizzou Online, teachers and educators can earn a Master of Education (MEd) degree in: Art Education; Autism Education; Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Special Education; Educational Leadership; Elementary Education; English Education; Gifted Education; Literacy Education; Mathematics Education; Mental Health Practices in Schools; Positive Coaching; Social Studies Education; Student Learning & Well-Being; and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The College of Education at the University of Missouri also offers the following online programs: Master of Science (MS) in Learning Technologies and Design; Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) in Library Media; MS in Online Education; and an MS in Technology in Schools.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) offers two types of online master’s in education programs. USML’s College of Education has an Elementary Education: Teach in 12 program that offers an online MEd for students who want to qualify for Missouri licensure in elementary education or special education. The program requires two student-teaching practicums and a community educational agency internship. The program is designed to allow students to earn their degree in 12 months.

Missouri State University offers several online Master of Science in Education (MSE) programs in education fields, including: Education Technology; Elementary Education; and Literacy. Missouri State Online also offers an online MS in Special Education program with a curriculum that focuses on teaching visually impaired students.

The University of Central Missouri (UCM) offers online MSE programs for licensed teachers in two specializations: Curriculum and Instruction; and Elementary Education. In addition, UCM has an online MS in Educational Technology program that does not require students to be licensed teachers, and an online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program with concentrations in: Secondary Education; Middle School Education; and Educational Theory.

Southeast Missouri State University has several options for earning a Master of Arts (MA) online in teaching specializations, including an MA in Elementary Education with three concentrations: Reading; Math/Science; and Early Childhood. Southeast Missouri also offers an online MA in Elementary and Secondary School Administration program; an online MA in Teacher Leadership program; an online MA in Exceptional Child Education program; an online MA in Secondary Education program with specializations in Educational Technology and Educational Studies; and an online MA in TESOL program.

Through Northwest Missouri State University’s online programs, teachers can earn an MSE degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Engagement, Learning, and Achievement; an MSE degree in Educational Leadership; and MS degrees in Reading and Special Education. And Missouri Western State University offers an online Master of Applied Science (MAS) in Assessment program with two specializations: K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education; and TESOL.

Columbia College, Webster University, Park University, Lindenwood University, and Missouri Baptist University are among the private, non-profit schools in Missouri that offer online master’s programs in education and teaching. Columbia College has an online MAT program and an online MEd in Educational Leadership program. The School of Education at Webster University offers online MA programs in six specializations: Communication Arts; Education and Innovation; Multimodal Literacy for Global Impact; STEM Education; Special Education; and TESOL. Webster also offers an online Master of Educational Technology program. Park University has an online MEd in Educational Technology for Teachers program and an online MEd in Educational Leadership/Principalship program. And Lindenwood University has an MA in Education program with two specializations that are offered online: Educational Technology; and Higher Education.

Missouri Baptist University offers an online MAT program that can prepare students for initial teacher certification, as well as several other online master’s programs for educators. Among the other programs offered by Missouri Baptist are an online MEd in Educational Technology; an online MSE program with tracks for K-12 Teaching and Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator; and an online MS in Higher Education Leadership program.

There are many additional options for earning a master’s degree in education online from schools outside of Missouri, including the University of Kentucky and the University of Iowa, which both offer several online programs. The University of Kentucky’s College of Education has an online MEd in Teacher Leadership program and an online MEd in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program, as well as MS programs in Instructional Systems Design and Research Methods in Education. And the College of Education at the University of Iowa has an online MS in STEM Education program, an online MA in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency program; and an online MA in Educational Leadership program.

Note: Some online master’s in education programs require student teaching experiences and/or school-based internships that must be completed in person at a site approved by the program. It is also important to note that teaching licensure requirements vary by state. Missouri residents who intend to apply for licensure after completing an online master’s program should research Missouri licensing requirements prior to submitting an application.

Online Master’s in Counseling Programs in Missouri

There are two in-state options for Missouri residents who would like to earn a master’s degree in counseling online. The University of Missouri offers an online Master of Education (MEd) in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Mental Health Practices in Schools program. The program is designed to prepare graduates to work in Missouri schools but does not provide the necessary training for professional licensure in clinical or school counseling. Missouri Baptist University offers an online Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling that that equips students with the necessary training to qualify for state certification in guidance counseling at the K-12 level but not in clinical mental health counseling.

Missouri residents who want to qualify for professional licensure in school, mental health, and/or rehabilitation counseling may want to explore several online master’s in counseling program offered by out-of-state schools in nearby states. For example, Vanderbilt University in Tennessee offers an online Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling program that requires two on-campus immersion sessions and the completion of three field education placements. The program is designed to prepare students for school counseling licensure. The University of Kentucky offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program that requires a clinical practicum and internship. The program is designed to prepare students for licensure in clinical mental health and rehabilitation counseling. And there are two schools in Illinois that offer online master’s in counseling programs: Bradley University and Adler University. The online MA in Counseling program offered by Bradley requires students to attend two campus-based residency sessions and features two tracks: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Professional School Counseling. Adler offers an online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling that requires students to attend a five-week residency on the school’s Chicago campus and to complete a clinical practicum.

Note: Most online master’s in counseling programs, particularly programs that lead to licensure eligibility, require students to complete several hundred hours of clinical internships at sites approved by the program. Potential applicants to out-of-state programs may want to contact program administrators regarding internship placements prior to submitting applications. Missouri residents who intend to apply for licensure in clinical mental health, school, or rehabilitation counseling should also be aware that licensing requirements vary by state. Therefore, students should review licensing requirements before applying to in-state and out-of-state programs.

Online Master’s in Information Technology Programs in Missouri

There are several schools in Missouri offering online master’s programs in the fields of information technology, as well as in the related fields of information science and library science. Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), for example, has an online Master of Science (MS) in Information Science and Technology program with a four-course core curriculum and electives in: Human-Computer Interaction; Enterprise Resource Planning; Psychology of Leadership; and Project Management. Webster University has an online Master of Arts (MA) in Information Technology Management program with a curriculum that focuses on the use and administration of emerging and converging information and communications technology systems. And Park University offers an online MS in Information Systems program with an optional Business Analytics concentration.

The University of Missouri offers an online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree. The program, which is offered through Mizzou Online, can be completed entirely online or through a mix of online and hybrid courses. It features elective coursework in a broad range of information science specializations, including Academic Librarianship, Digital Humanities, and Scholarly Communications.

Among the many out-of-state schools that offer online master’s programs in information technology and science are two schools in states that border Missouri. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an online MS in Information Management program that offers students four concentrations options: Data Science and Analytics; IT Security; Information Systems Architecture and Design; and Knowledge Management and Information Consulting. And the University of Arkansas offers an online Professional Master of Information Systems program that gives students two options for specialization: Enterprise Resource Planning; and Enterprise Systems Management.

Online Master’s in Electrical Engineering Programs in Missouri

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is the one school in Missouri that currently offers an online master’s program in electrical engineering. The program is a Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering with a thesis and a non-thesis option. It is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field from a program accredited by the American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Students in the program can choose from among seven concentrations: Circuits; Communications & Signal Processing; Computer Engineering; Control Systems Technology; Electromagnetics; Electronics; and Power.

Missouri residents may also want to consider several options for earning a master’s degree in engineering online through schools located in states bordering Missouri. Iowa State University offers an online Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical Engineering program with specializations in: Communications and Signal Processing; Electric Power and Energy Systems; Electromagnetics; and Systems and Controls. And the University of Arkansas has an online MS in Electrical Engineering program that is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Online Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) Programs in Missouri

There are several schools in Missouri that offer fully or partially online MHA programs. Maryville University has a fully online MHA program that offers four concentration options: Data Management; Healthcare Strategies; Population Management; and Senior Strategies. A.T Still University, which has a campus in Kirksville, also offers a 100% online MHA program that does not require campus visits. The A.T. Still program has a general health administration curriculum with a directed study option and electives in personnel management, team leadership, and aging population management.

The University of Missouri’s School of Medicine has an online MHA program that requires a limited number of campus visits. The program is designed for professionals who have three years of technical, clinical, or administrative experience in the healthcare sector and can be completed in two years. Missouri State University has a blended MHA program in which some courses require students to attend on-campus evening sessions. The program also has an Executive MHA option designed for professionals with at least three years of relevant experience and an existing affiliation with a healthcare organization. And Park University has an MHA that some students may be able to complete entirely online but that features a mix of online and campus-based courses. The program has nine concentrations: Disaster and Emergency Management; Finance; Homeland Security; Human Resource Management; Global Business; Management Accounting; Management Information Systems; Project Management; and Quality and Innovation Management.

Clarkson College in Omaha, NE is one of the regional out-of-state schools that offers an online MHA program Missouri residents may want to explore. The Clarkson program, which is an online Master of Science (MS) in Health Care Administration program, includes a capstone project and an optional internship experience. Missouri residents may also be interested in the online MHA program offered by Des Moines University (DMU) in Iowa. The DMU program features three professional development courses that integrate optional campus residencies. However, students have the option of completing all of the program’s required coursework online.