Online Master's Degree Programs in Nebraska
Residents of Nebraska who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree at the master’s level online can do so through programs offered by colleges and universities in their state and through programs offered by out-of-state schools that accept students from Nebraska. Most of Nebraska’s public colleges and universities are active in offering online master’s programs, as are several of the private, non-profit schools located in the state. In addition, many accredited colleges and universities extend admissions eligibility for online master’s program to students who reside in most if not all 50 states, so Nebraska residents may want to explore options for earning a master’s degree online via programs offered by out-of-state schools.
The sections below provide an overview of the schools in Nebraska that have online master’s programs in many of the most common fields of graduate study, including business administration, computer science, education, nursing, public health, and social work. Also included on this page are details about out-of-state colleges and universities in neighboring and regional states that offer online master’s programs that accept applicants from Nebraska.
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Schools in Nebraska That Offer Online Master’s Programs
Nebraska has two publicly funded state systems of higher education. The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) encompasses three schools that offer bachelor’s and graduate degree programs: Chadron State College; Peru State College; and Wayne State College. The University of Nebraska system is comprised of four large campuses and includes the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. All three of Nebraska’s state college and all of the University of Nebraska’s campuses offer online degree programs, including numerous online master’s degree programs. The table below lists Nebraska’s publicly funded institutions of higher education by size, based on enrollment data collected by the US Department of Education for its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
|School||Location||Online Degree Programs|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Lincoln||Yes|
|University of Nebraska at Omaha||Omaha||Yes|
|University of Nebraska at Kearney||Kearney||Yes|
|University of Nebraska Medical Center||Omaha||Yes|
|Wayne State College||Wayne||Yes|
|Chadron State College||Chadron||Yes|
|Peru State College||Peru||Yes|
Nebraska is also home to several private, non-profit colleges and universities, some of which offer online degree programs. The table below lists the five largest private schools in Nebraska that are accredited to offer bachelor’s and graduate degree programs, along with the location of each school’s main campus and whether or not the school currently offers online degree programs.
|School||Location||Online Degree Programs|
|Nebraska Wesleyan University||Lincoln||No|
Schools in the Nebraska Region That Offer Online Master’s Programs
Among the numerous out-of-state colleges and universities that are accredited and that offer online master’s degree programs that accept applicants who reside in Nebraska are several schools located in the neighboring states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), for example, offers online master’s degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, and public administration that Nebraska resident may want to explore. Iowa State University offers online master’s program through several of its academic divisions, including its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which has online master’s programs in agricultural education and plant breeding; its College of Business; its College of Engineering; and its College of Human Sciences.
Baker University in Kansas offers online degree programs, including online master’s in business administration, organizational leadership, education, and nursing programs. Missouri State University has online master’s programs in business administration, criminology, cybersecurity, education, information technology, nursing, and professional studies. Finally, South Dakota State University (SDSU) offers online master’s programs in various educational specializations (agricultural, early childhood, elementary, and secondary education), engineering, human sciences, nursing, and public health.
The 15 Most Common Areas for Master’s Degree Studies in Nebraska
Using IPEDS data on the number of students graduating from master’s degree programs offered by schools in Nebraska, OnlineEducation.com has identified the 15 most common areas of study for students attending master’s programs in the state. These areas are:
- Business Administration and Management
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Educational Leadership and Administration
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Information Science/Studies
- Social Sciences
- Public Health
- Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
- Reading Teacher
- Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
- Elementary Education and Teaching
- Management Science
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Physician Assistant
It is important to note that IPEDS classifications do not align precisely with the names of specific online master’s degree programs. However, an analysis of IPEDS graduation data provides a representative overview of the subject areas that are most commonly the focus of master’s programs completed by students in Nebraska. The sections below detail online programs offered by schools in Nebraska in most of the areas listed above, as well as a selection of programs in these subject areas that are offered by schools in neighboring and regional states.
- Online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Programs in Nebraska
- Online Master’s in Education and Teaching Programs in Nebraska
- Online Master’s in Computer and Information Sciences Programs in Nebraska
- Online Master’s in Social Sciences and Social Work Programs in Nebraska
- Online Master’s in Public Health (MPH) Programs in Nebraska
- Online Master’s in Counseling Programs in Nebraska
- Online Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Nebraska
- Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Management Programs in Nebraska
- Online Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies Programs in Nebraska
Online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Programs in Nebraska
Residents of Nebraska have several in-state options for earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree online. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) both offer online MBA programs. UNL has an MBA@Nebraska program that is offered entirely online and Flex MBA program that includes both campus-based and online courses. Both program options allow students complete a specialization in Human Resource Management (HRM). UNK offers an MBA program that gives students the option of taking all of their courses online or enrolling in a mix of campus-based and online courses. The UNK program has specializations in Accounting, HRM, and Marketing.
Chadron State College (CSC) is another state school that offers an online MBA program. The program offered by CSC is designed for mid- and upper-level business managers and has a general business core curriculum and electives in accounting, economics, finance, HRM, and entrepreneurship.
Bellevue University is among the private colleges and universities in Nebraska that offer online MBA programs. Students have a choice of two types of online programs offered by Bellevue: a 36-credit online Performance MBA program with concentrations in Accounting, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Professional Communication, and several other business specializations; and a 36-credit online Cohort MBA program in which groups of students begin and progress through the program together.
Creighton University, another private school in Nebraska, offers an online MBA program through its Heider College of Business with six concentrations: Finance; Leadership; Business Intelligence and Analytics; Accounting; Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance; and Personal Financial Planning. Doane University, which has campuses in Crete, Lincoln, Grand Island, and Omaha, offers an online MBA program with a general business curriculum that can be completed in as few as 18 months. And Nebraska Methodist College has an online MBA in Healthcare program that takes 24 to 30 months to complete.
Nebraska residents who are interested in exploring online MBA programs offered by out-of-state schools in neighboring states may want to consider The University of Iowa’s online MBA program, which is offered through Iowa’s Tipple College of Business and has an optional travel abroad component for students who opt to focus on international business. Missouri State University has an online MBA program with a general business curriculum and graduate certificate options in nine specializations: Computer Information Systems; Cybersecurity; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Financial Analysis; International Business; Leadership; Management; and Marketing. And Colorado’s Regis University offers an online Professional MBA program that requires applicants to have completed undergraduate coursework in accounting and finance.
Online Master’s in Education and Teaching Programs in Nebraska
Teachers and educators in Nebraska who are interested in advancing their careers and/or adding a new specialization through an online master’s degree program have a number of in-state options. The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has an online Master of Education (MEd) program that offers training in science, literacy, foreign language, social studies, mathematics, and music education. UNL also offers an online MEd in Special Education program with specializations in Early Childhood Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, as well as an online Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Administration program and an online Master of Applied Science (MAS) program with a Science for Educators specialization.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) is another Nebraska state university that offers numerous options for teachers and educators who want to earn a master’s degree online. UNK has an online Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program with 13 specializations: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; English as a Second Language (ESL); Instructional Effectiveness; Montessori (Early Childhood); Montessori (Elementary); Reading (preK-12); Reading/Special Education; School Librarian; Secondary Education; STEM; Spanish; and Transitional Certification. UNK also offers an online MAE in Special Education with a generalist specialization and tracks for Advanced Practitioner and High Ability Education (Gifted); an online MAE School Principalship program with preK-8, 7-12, and Supervision of Special Education specializations; an online MAE Physical Education Master Teacher program with a Pedagogy emphasis and Special Populations emphasis; an online Master of Science in Education (MSE) program with a Science/Math specialization; and an online MSE in Instructional Technology program with Information Technology, Leadership in Instructional Technology, and School Librarian specializations.
In addition, for those interested in teaching music or art, UNK offers an online MAE in Music Education program and an online MAE in Art Education program. The Art Education program has two tracks: Classroom Education; and Museum Education.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Special Education program with four specializations: Special Education Generalist; Behavior Intervention Specialist; Inclusion/Collaboration Specialist; and Applied Behavior Analysis. Wayne State College has an online MEd program with a Design & Performance Systems specialization and a Learning Technologies specialization. Chadron State College offers an online MAE in Educational Administration program with two tracks, Elementary/Secondary Principal, and Special Education Supervisor, as well as online MAE programs in History, Science and Math, and Curriculum & Instruction. And Peru State College offers an online MSE program with specializations in: Classroom Behavior & Management; Instructional Mastery; Inclusionary Practices & Policies; Instructional Technology; and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Bellevue University, Creighton University, and Doane University are among the private, non-profit schools in Nebraska that offer online master’s in education and teaching programs. Bellevue has an online MS in Instructional Design and Technology program; Creighton’s online programs include an online MS in Educational Leadership program and an online MS Educational Specialist program with Early Childhood Education, ESL, Catholic School Leadership, and Teacher Leadership tracks; and Doane has an online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction program and an online MS in Instructional Design and Technology program.
Teachers and educators in Nebraska may also want to explore online master’s programs offered by out-of-state schools that accept applicants from Nebraska. The University of Missouri (Mizzou) and Missouri State University are two public universities in a neighboring state that offer a range of program options. Through Mizzou Online, teachers and educators can earn an MEd in numerous specialization areas, including: 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).
In addition, Mizzou’s College of Education offers the following online programs: MS in Learning Technologies and Design; Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) in Library Media; MS in Online Education; and MS in Technology in Schools. Missouri State University also offers several online MSE programs, including programs with specializations in: Education Technology; Elementary Education; and Literacy. Finally, Missouri State Online has an online MS in Special Education program as well.
In Colorado, there are several schools offering online master’s in education programs, including the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Among the programs offered by the College of Education at UCCS are an online MA in Curriculum & Instruction program for licensed teachers that allows students to choose from five specializations: Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education; Science Education; Leadership, Research, and Foundations; Special Education; and Instructional Technology. In addition, UCCS offers an online MA in Leadership and Principal Licensure program, and an online MA in TESOL program.
Note: Some online master’s in education and teaching programs require applicants to hold a valid teaching license in their state of residence, while others are designed to prepare students to apply for a teaching license or attain certification in a specialization. Potential applicants to online programs should review Nebraska’s licensing requirements and a program’s admissions requirements and curriculum carefully to determine their eligibility for admission and to ensure that a program aligns with their career goals. In addition, some programs may require student teaching and/or internship placements at schools approved by the program. Contacting a program representative regarding student teaching placements prior to submitting an application to a program, particular to a program offered by an out-of-state school, is a good way to ensure that a convenient site can be found.
Online Master’s in Computer and Information Sciences Programs in Nebraska
Bellevue University is one of the schools in Nebraska that offers a number of online master’s programs, including two online programs in computer and information science fields. Bellevue has an online Master of Science (MS) in Computer Information Systems program in which students can choose to specialize in Databases, Software Development, or System Security, as well as an online MS in Management Information Systems program that is geared toward business applications of computer and information technologies. The School of Information Sciences at Wayne State College, a publicly funded Nebraska school, offers an online MS in Information Management program with specializations in: Software Tools; Web-Based Information Services; Data Analytics; Health and Scientific Data Management; and User Experience.
In addition to the two schools in Nebraska that offer online master’s programs in computer and information sciences, there are schools in neighboring states offering online programs that accept applicants from Nebraska. Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) has an online MS in Computer Science program with Cybersecurity and Data Science concentrations and an optional thesis track. The Missouri S&T online MS in Computer Science program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field. Missouri S&T also offers an online MS in Information Science and Technology program that allows students to specialize through electives in: Human-Computer Interaction; Enterprise Resource Planning; Psychology of Leadership; and Project Management.
Colorado State University (CSU) has an online MS in Information Technology Management program that it offers through CSU Global. Students in the program have numerous options for specialization, including: Business Intelligence; Cyber Security; Organizational Leadership and Change Management; Project Management; Strategic Digital Information Marketing; and Strategic Innovation and Change Management. CSU Global also offers an online Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS) program through CSU’s College of Business and Department of Computer Information Systems. The 33-credit MCIS program has a five-course core and electives in Business Intelligence, E-Business Application Technologies, and Applied Data Mining and Analytics.
Online Master’s in Social Sciences and Social Work Programs in Nebraska
For Nebraska residents who are interested in earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree through an online program, there is one school in the state that has a program that can be completed online. The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Grace Abbott School of Social Work offers an MSW program with an advanced generalist curriculum in a hybrid format that includes online courses and weekend classes at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), or on campus at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s main campus. The program has a traditional track that can be completed in two years of full-time enrollment or four-years of part-time enrollment, and an Advanced Standing track for students who hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Education (CSWE). The Advanced Standing track has one-year and two-year completion plans.
There are also several other types of master’s programs in the social sciences offered by schools in Nebraska that can be completed online. The University of Nebraska at Omaha has an on online Master of Arts in Social Gerontology program that focuses on aging and human behavior, social gerontology research, and programs and services for the elderly. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has an online MS in Child, Youth, and Family Studies program with a specialization in Human and Family Services Administration. Bellevue University also offers an online MS in Youth and Family Studies program and an online Master of Arts (MA) in Human Services program.
Nebraska residents who are interested in earning a master’s degree in social studies online may want to explore a program offered by the University of Missouri (Mizzou). Mizzou Online’s Master of Education (MEd) in Social Studies program offers training for teachers in social studies curriculum and instruction. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder has an online Master of Arts in Education (MAE) in Curriculum & Instruction program with a specialization in Social Studies (grades 7-12) that is similar in focus to the Mizzou Online program.
Note: Master of Social Work (MSW) programs require all students to complete in-person field education in order to earn their degree. These supervised field placements must take place at program-approved sites under the direction of qualified social workers. Nebraska residents who are considering online MSW programs offered by out-of-state schools should contact program representatives regarding field placements prior to applying in order to ensure that a convenient location can be found. In addition, students who are aiming to become licensed clinical social workers in Nebraska should review the state’s licensing requirements prior to applying to an out-of-state program in order to ensure that a program’s curriculum provides the training required to establish eligibility for licensure in Nebraska.
Online Master’s in Public Health (MPH) Programs in Nebraska
The University of Nebraska Medical Center has an extensive public health program that encompasses a number of specialized Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs. These include online MPH programs with specializations in: Biostatistics; Environmental and Occupational Health; Health Services Administration & Policy; Epidemiology; Health Promotion; Maternal & Child Health; and Emergency Preparedness. All seven of the Medical Center’s online MPH program specializations require the completion of 42 credits of coursework. Creighton University offers a 44-credit online MPH program that gives students the option of earning graduate certificates in Bioethics and/or Healthcare Management while completing the MPH curriculum.
Among the out-of-state schools in the Nebraska region that offer online MPH programs are South Dakota State University (SDSU) and the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). SDSU’s program is offered in collaboration with the University of South Dakota (USD) and focuses on public health policy and programs in rural communities. The CU Denver program is an online MPH in Leadership and Public Health Practice program that is offered in conjunction with the Colorado School of Public Health. In addition to core coursework in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, and health systems management, the CU Denver program includes training in public health leadership, management, and budgeting.
Online Master’s in Counseling Programs in Nebraska
The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) offers an online Master of Science in Education (MSE) program with specializations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. The Clinical Mental Health specialization requires students to attend some campus-based evening courses and complete site-based fieldwork. It also includes coursework that can prepare students to become Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors. The School Counseling program is structured similarly, with some campus-based evening classes, a summer campus residency, and fieldwork to prepare graduates for licensure. The School Counseling program includes 12 graduate credits of teacher education to fulfill South Dakota’s licensing requirements for elementary and secondary school counselors. Licensed teachers who enroll in the School Counseling program are not required to complete the teacher training courses.
Chadron State College offers an online Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization and a School Counseling specialization. As with UNK’s counseling program, the Chadron State program is primarily online but does require students to attend a limited number of campus-based classes and to complete counseling internship hours at sites approved by the program. Chadron State’s School Counseling specialization has two tracks: one track is designed for students who hold a valid teaching certificate, and the other is designed for students who do not have prior teacher training or a teaching certificate.
There are two private, non-profit schools in Nebraska that offer online master’s in counseling programs. Bellevue University offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program that includes a 100-hour clinical practicum and 600 hours of internship experiences. Students in the Bellevue program are required to attend two campus-based residency sessions at the school’s main campus. Creighton University offers an online MS in School Counseling and Preventative Mental Health program with a track for students with a teaching certificate and a track for students who have not yet qualified for teacher certification. Creighton’s program allows students to choose from three specializations: Elementary School Counseling; Secondary School Counseling; and preK-12 Guidance Counseling.
Adams State University in Colorado and the University of Missouri (Mizzou) are two schools in nearby states that offer online master’s in counseling programs. The Adams State program is an online MA in Counseling with specializations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Students in the program are required to attend two week-long on-campus sessions that are held in the summers following the program’s first and second year. Mizzou Online has an online Master of Education (MEd) in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Mental Health Practices in Schools program designed to prepare students to become licensed school counselors.
Note: Licensing requirements for professional mental health counselors and school counselors vary by state. Nebraska residents who are considering online programs offered by out-of-state schools should review Nebraska’s licensing requirements prior to initiating the application process and may want to contact the Nebraska board of licensing to determine whether a program will qualify them for licensure in Nebraska. In addition, potential applicants to online programs should be aware that online master’s in counseling programs require clinical and/or school-based field experience that must be completed in person at program-approved sites. It may thus be advisable to contact a program representative regarding internship placements prior to applying to a program, particularly if the program is offered by an out-of-state school.
Online Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Nebraska
Creighton University, the University of Saint Mary (USM), Clarkson College, and Nebraska Methodist College are four schools in the state of Nebraska that offer online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. The Creighton online MSN program has a Nursing Administration and Leadership specialization and a Nursing Education specialization. Both specializations are designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, and both require students to attend a limited number of campus-based sessions in addition to taking online classes and completing site-based clinical hours.
USM offers an online MSN program with specializations in Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator. The program is designed for RNs who have a BSN degree and is structured to accommodate RNs who intend to continue working while earning their degree. RNs in the USM program can complete clinical hours at their place of employment or secure another approved site in which to complete clinical requirements.
Clarkson College’s Graduate Nursing Program has several online MSN options. RNs who hold a BSN degree can earn an MSN in Health Care Administration or Nurse Educator online from Clarkson without having to attend any campus-based classes, although both specializations do require the completion of clinical hours at program-approved sites. Clarkson also offers two Nurse Practitioner (NP) MSN program options online: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). The NP specializations require students to attend two campus-based sessions, each of which lasts for two days.
Nebraska Methodist has an RN-to-MSN program that is designed for RNs who do not have a BSN degree. It has three specialization options: Nurse Educator; Nurse Executive; and Nursing Informatics. RNs who enter the Nebraska Methodist program without a BSN degree complete a bridge curriculum of five courses prior to beginning the MSN curriculum in their specialization. Nebraska Methodist also offers all three of its online MSN specializations in a shorter format for RNs who have completed their BSN degree. BSN-trained RNs are not required to complete the bridge program prior to enrolling in master’s-level courses.
Among the out-of-state schools offering online MSN programs that Nebraska residents may want to explore are programs offered by schools in the neighboring states of South Dakota, Missouri, and Colorado. South Dakota State University (SDSU) has an online MSN program with three specializations: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL); Nurse Administrator; and Nurse Educator. The CNL track requires 420 hours of clinical work; the Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator tracks each require a 180-hour clinical practicum.
The School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) offers an online MSN program with several 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 specializations require clinical residencies at program-approved sites. Additionally, the PMHNP and NNP specializations include a limited number of campus-based sessions that students are required to attend. UMKC also offers an online Nurse Educator MSN program that requires students to attend an on-campus orientation session at the start of the program and a limited number of campus-based classes for one of its core courses.
Finally, Colorado’s Regis University offers four online MSN program specializations, including a Master of Science Completion Option (MSCO) program for NPs who want to earn an MSN degree without changing their clinical specialty. Regis also has an online NNP MSN program, an online FNP MSN program, and an online MSN in Leadership in Health Care Systems program. The FNP and NNP programs require students to attend several on-campus intensives at the school’s main campus in Northwest Denver; the MSCO and Leadership in Health Care Systems programs do not require any campus visits.
Note: Online MSN programs require RNs to complete clinical hours and practicums at program-approved sites. Nebraska RNs who are considering an online program offered by an out-of-state school may want to contact a program administrator prior to submitting an application to ensure that a convenient clinical site can be found. RNs who are exploring online MSN programs in an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) specialization or another specialization that requires professional licensure in Nebraska should take into account that licensing requirements vary by state. To ensure that a program offered by an out-of-state school will meet Nebraska’s licensing requirements, RNs should review those requirements prior to initiating the application process.
Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Management Programs in Nebraska
There are four schools in Nebraska that offer online master’s programs in organizational leadership and management. Chadron State College has an online Master of Science (MS) in Organizational Management program with three options for specialization: Human Services; Natural Resources; and Sport Management. Peru State College has an online MS in Organizational Management program with an Entrepreneurial and Economic Development focus.
Bellevue University offers an online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program with a curriculum that allows students to pursue a Key Leadership Skills, Leadership Development, or Strategic Organizational Leadership certificate while earning their degree. Finally, Creighton University offers an online MSOL program that gives students the option of earning a certificate in Bioethics, Healthcare Management, Integrative Health and Wellness, or Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.
Maryville University in Missouri is one out-of-state school in the Nebraska region that offers an online master’s in organizational leadership program. The Maryville program is an online Master of Arts (MA) in Management and Leadership program that features coursework in organizational leadership and concentrations in six areas: Cybersecurity; Healthcare; Human Resource Management (HRM); Information Technology; Marketing; and Project Management. Baker University in Kansas is another out-of-state school in the Nebraska region that offers an online program in organizational leadership. The Baker program is an online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program with concentrations in: Finance; Health Care Administration; Human Resources; and Leadership & Organizational Change.
Online Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies Programs in Nebraska
Nebraska residents who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in physician assistant studies through an online program can do so through the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which offers an online Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program that is designed for practicing Physician Assistants (PAs) who can complete clinical rotations at their current place of employment. While the University of Nebraska program is the only online program for PAs offered by an in-state school, the University of North Dakota (UND) offers a mostly online Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) program through its School of Medicine & Health Sciences that Nebraska PAs may want to explore. The 24-month UND program requires students to attend six campus-based sessions and to complete clinical hours at an approved site.
Note: Licensing for PAs is administered at the state level and requirements vary by state. Nebraska residents who are interested in becoming a PA should review their state’s education and training requirements prior to applying to online programs, particularly to programs offered by out-of-state schools. It is important to note that most online master’s programs for PAs require clinical hours at approved sites. Nebraska residents who are considering online programs offered by out-of-state schools may want to contact a program administrator regarding clinical hours to ensure that they are able to find a convenient clinical practice site.