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New Online Master’s Degree Programs – July 2020

Arizona State University (ASU), the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Tulane University, the University of Michigan, and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) are among the public and private non-profit universities that have announced the launch of new online master’s degree programs. The new programs that are going to be offered by these schools include online master’s programs in political psychology, nursing, public administration, health sciences, and computer science.

Arizona State University (ASU) – Online Master of Arts (MA) in Political Psychology Program

Arizona State University is currently accepting applicants for a new Master of Arts (MA) in Political Psychology program that will begin this fall. The 30-credit, ten-course graduate program is offered jointly through the Department of Psychology and the School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU. It features coursework in political decision-making, public opinion analysis, and the factors that influence people’s political choices, as well as a required capstone project. Students in the program have the opportunity to cultivate skills that have applications in political campaign strategy and management, community organizing and advocacy, state and federal lobbying, and other areas of politics. The program’s courses are offered during 7.5-week terms six time per year, which means that students who take two courses per term can graduate in less than one year and students who opt to take just one course per term can graduate in approximately a year and a half.

University of Missouri (Mizzou) – Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs

The University of Missouri (Mizzou) recently announced that it will begin offering more than 25 of its degree programs online for the first time later this year. Among the programs that will be offered through Mizzou Online are four Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specializations. These include two Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) specializations, and two Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializations. The CNS specializations are in Adult-Gerontology and Pediatric nursing. The NP specializations are Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). These specializations join the three MSN specializations that Mizzou Online already offers: Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems; Nurse Educator; and Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP). The online MSN programs offered by Mizzou Online require students to complete supervised clinical hours at program-approved sites and may also require a limited number of campus visits, depending on the specialization.

Tulane University – Online Master of Public Administration Program

Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement is launching a new Master of Public Administration (MPA) program that will enroll its first cohort of students in the fall of 2020. The 36-credit, 12-course program has a curriculum that focuses on civic sector leadership, a six-course core, and concentrations in K-12 Education Leadership, and Non-Profit and Strategic Philanthropy Management. Next fall, the school is planning to add two additional concentrations: Economic Development, and Environmental Management and Resilience. Students in the program take all of their didactic courses online but must attend one instructional residency session at Tulane’s New Orleans campus.

University of Michigan – Online Master of Science (MS) in Population and Health Sciences Program

The University of Michigan’s School of Public Health has announced that it will be offering an online Master of Science (MS) in Population and Health Science program starting in the fall of 2020. The new program will require the completion of 42 graduate credits, including six core courses and a master’s thesis for a total of 20 credits, and 22 elective credits in one or more of the following concentrations: Epidemiological Methods; Spatial Epidemiology and Modeling; Environmental and Occupational Health; Environmental Health and Sustainability; Analyzing Health Data; Precision Health; Precision Nutrition; and Maternal and Child Nutrition. Students are expected to be able to complete the program in approximately 20 to 22 months.

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) – Online Master of Computer Science Program

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has announced the launch of a new online Master of Computer Science program that is currently accepting applicants for a start date in August of 2020. The 30-credit, ten-course program has a four-course core consisting of classes in programming, database systems, algorithms, and software engineering. Students may then choose from among three concentrations that each require the completion of four courses: Artificial Intelligence in Data Science; Game Design; and Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. Students round out their degree by taking two additional electives.

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