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    Benefits of a Master's Degree from Kaplan University

    Earning an online master’s degree from Kaplan University could help you advance to the next level in your career without sacrificing your work and family obligations

    • Typically a 2-year program
    • Programs offering advanced training with the flexibility and freedom of online learning
    • Many programs offer specializations and emphasis areas so you can focus on what interests you most

  • Why Choose an Online Master’s Degree?

    Kaplan University’s online graduate programs offer advanced knowledge in your area of study and could help prepare you for advancement or a career change, without the scheduling conflicts of a traditional, campus-based program.*

    Online students can interact with one another in online forums, conduct research via web field trips, and experience interactive course content. Several Kaplan University graduate programs also provide the opportunity for hands-on learning. For example, students enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program work with a mentor at a local health care facility to gain knowledge and experience.

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    Master of Arts in Teaching-Iowa Certification

    If you are ready to experience the tremendous satisfaction that comes from preparing adolescents for the future, the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Kaplan University is designed to help you develop the necessary professional competencies to teach grades 5 through 12. The Iowa certification track is designed for professionals either living in the state of Iowa or in close enough proximity to be able to conduct weekly field experiences in an Iowa school. Candidates who successfully complete all program and graduation requirements will be recommended for Iowa licensure.*

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 54

    Time to Complete: 18 months to 2 years (full-time)

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    Master of Arts in Teaching—Nationwide (Outside Iowa)

    If you are interested in the field of education, but have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field of study or are working in another profession, Kaplan University can help you answer the call to teach. The Master of Arts in Teaching—Nationwide program is designed to help career changers develop the professional competencies required of secondary educators (grades 5 through 12). The goal of the program is to provide you with an understanding of secondary teaching practices. While this program will not lead to certification, it is designed to prepare you with a solid foundation to pursue alternative routes to teacher certification, if state certification is your goal.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 40

    Time to Complete: 16 months or less (full-time)

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    Master of Business Administration

    Kaplan University’s Master of Business Administration curriculum was developed by a select panel of global business professionals and features international business case studies and examples. As a student, you’ll collaborate on practical résumé–building projects that promote sound business and management decisions. Beyond practical skills, the online MBA program is also designed to foster thought leadership, innovation, and corporate social responsibility on a global scale. 

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 60 or 76

    Time to Complete: Minimum of 15 terms (1 course per term)

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    Master of Health Care Administration

    The Kaplan University master’s degree in health care administration could help prepare you to seek leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations. The program is designed to help you compare theoretical health care principles essential to leadership positions, assess the impact economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law have on health care administration and develop policies and programs to address health care industry concerns.

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 18 months or less (full-time)

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    Master of Health Informatics

    Kaplan University’s online Master of Health Informatics could prepare you for an exciting career and open doors to a variety of HI management and leadership positions.* We also offer a sequence of programs that serves as a specialized career pathway for health informatics professionals looking to build on their skills and expertise. 

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 48

    Time to Complete: 18 months or less (full-time)

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    Master of Health Information Management

    Health information management is a diverse, rapidly evolving field with many opportunities for qualified professionals. The Master of Health Information Management can help prepare you with the knowledge and skills to pursue leadership positions in the dynamic fields of health information management, administration, education, and research.*

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 48

    Time to Complete: 18 months or less (full-time)

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    Master of Public Administration

    The core curriculum teaches you how to evaluate, implement, and manage policy and spans diverse topics including public administration and management, ethics and leadership, budgeting and the administration of public funds, strategic planning, and applied research. Additionally, the program offers you the flexibility to pursue a general Master of Public Administration or to focus on an intensive study area in health care management, governmental management, disaster and emergency management, or criminal justice.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 55

    Time to Complete: 2 years (full-time)

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    Master of Public Health

    Kaplan University’s Master of Public Health could help you develop the administrative, ethical, and professional skills needed to apply public health principles to health education and communication programs.

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 60

    Time to Complete: 2 years or less (full-time)

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    Master of Science in Accounting

    The Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue mid-level management positions in both the public and private sectors. The curriculum is designed to enrich skills in auditing, taxation, cost accounting, and financial accounting while providing students the opportunity to choose elective courses and a specialization to meet their specific interests and goals. 

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 13 terms (1 course per term)

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    Master of Science in Criminal Justice

    If you already have a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college and want to earn an advanced degree to further your career in criminal justice, Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program offers a convenient, flexible opportunity to help achieve your goal. In addition to developing a broad foundation in criminal justice, this master's program is designed to enhance your knowledge in the area of emphasis that best fits your career and educational goals.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 55

    Time to Complete: 12 to 18 months full-time or 24 to 33 months part-time

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    Master of Science in Education

    At Kaplan University, we understand the value of nurturing students in unique teaching and learning environments. Our own virtual classrooms focus on adding a human touch to the high technology of learning online, allowing you to earn a Master of Science in Education entirely on your own schedule from anywhere you have access to the Internet.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 46

    Time to Complete: Standard Track: 16 months (full-time: 1 course per term); Leadership Track: 19 months (full-time: 1 course per term)

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    Master of Science in Educational Psychology

    Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Educational Psychology teaches you how to build, implement, and evaluate instructional regimens that are both competitive and educationally effective. You’ll receive training in the latest instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 18 months to 2 years (full-time)

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    Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology

    Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, materials, and media in K-12, higher education, and corporate and military environments. Our program is designed to help you develop skills you can use to create new curricula to meet the demands of a changing society and the needs of new generations of students.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 50 or 51

    Time to Complete: 16 months to 2 years (full-time)

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    Master of Science in Environmental Policy

    Turn your passion for global preservation into a meaningful career with a master’s degree in environmental policy. This program is designed to prepare you to take on a specialist or leadership role in the environmental industry by helping organizations develop, maintain, or design better sustainable solutions.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 55

    Time to Complete: 2 years (full-time)

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    Master of Science in Finance

    Our Master of Science in Finance curriculum offers two areas of specialization designed to help you develop professional expertise: financial analysis and financial planning. In both areas, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement your critical-thinking skills to solve complex financial problems. If you already have a bachelor's degree and wish to advance your existing career or begin an exciting, new profession, this program could prepare you with the knowledge and skills to help you succeed.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 13 terms (1 course per term)

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    Master of Science in Health Education

    The Kaplan University master’s degree in health education is designed to help you identify major concepts, theories, issues, and trends in health education and promotion; develop and analyze health education programs using the proper concepts, principles, and methods, and design and critique research in health education programming.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 18 months or less (full-time)

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    Master of Science in Higher Education

    The Master of Science in Higher Education program stresses the practical knowledge, critical thinking, research, and writing skills relevant to leaders in today’s colleges and universities. Whether your interests are in administration, teaching, student development, or other areas within higher education, you will have the opportunity to work closely with your instructors and other students who share your interests. 

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 50 to 70

    Time to Complete: Minimum of 16 months (full-time), Program length depends on the student’s choice of specialization and track of study

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    Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

    The Kaplan University Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s curriculum focuses on the legal, social, business, economic, and political aspects of the industry. You will explore how societal institutions, government agencies, lawmakers, businesses, and other organizations find sustainable security and emergency management solutions on a local, regional, national, and global level.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 55

    Time to Complete: 12 to 18 months full-time or 24 to 33 months part-time

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    Master of Science in Information Technology

    The Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed to provide you with an integrated design and technology background that may help you advance your career. You will have the opportunity to apply appropriate technologies in the analysis and design of information systems, as well as assess ethical, legal, and social issues. You will also have the opportunity to study the theory, principles, and practices of information systems. 

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 52 or 56

    Time to Complete: Minimum of 13 terms (1 course per term)

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    Master of Science in Legal Studies

    If you have an interest in the law and social issues and wish to incorporate that interest into your career, earning the Master of Science in Legal Studies could help you earn the valuable credentials employers demand. Our online program is designed for busy, working adults who want to further their knowledge of the legal system without the pressures of law school or studying for the bar exam.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 55

    Time to Complete: 2 years (full-time)

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    Master of Science in Management

    Our online program focuses on the most effective management and organizational strategies and concepts to help you make a difference in today’s business environment. This comprehensive online master's degree program is designed to provide you with rigorous training—including assignments, reports, presentations, and group projects—to help you develop the savvy and proficiencies to find solutions in real-life business situations.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 56

    Time to Complete: 14 terms (1 course per term)

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    Master of Science in Nursing

    Our online program allows you to continue working while you study at your convenience, day or night, from virtually anywhere you have access to the Internet. The Master of Science in Nursing program offers a balanced core curriculum and specialized courses in organizational theory, health care finance, human resources, and information and health care technologies.

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 65, 90, or 100 credits

    Time to Complete: 2 years (full-time), NP specializations will be longer

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    Master of Science in Nursing—DNP Path

    Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing—DNP Path allows you to study online and earn the credentials to pursue career advancement in administrative or advanced practice roles.* If you possess a bachelor’s degree and apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, you must enroll in this program. Successful completion of the Master of Science in Nursing—DNP Path is required to move on to the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 65, 90, or 100 credits

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    Master of Science in Psychology

    Pursuing a Master of Science in Psychology from Kaplan University offers you a unique opportunity to blend the rich, academic tradition of psychology with exciting, contemporary applications of the science. You will focus on the processes that underlie the individual human experience and behavior, as well as core knowledge, theories, and research in the field. You may select one of four areas of specialization—general psychology, addictions, applied behavioral analysis, or industrial/organizational psychology.

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 65 or 70

    Time to Complete: 2 years or less (full-time)

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    RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing Option

    If you are an RN and your career goals require earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing AND a Master of Science in Nursing, consider the RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing option. A combination of undergraduate and more advanced graduate-level courses, the RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing option is a convenient route to earning a master’s degree in nursing.

    The RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing option offers associate’s-, diploma-, or certificate-level nurses and nurses with a bachelor’s degree in another field the opportunity to satisfy specific core requirements for Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Nursing program while completing their bachelor’s degree in nursing. 

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 90 credits for BSN; 50 credits for MSN, Total number of credits varies depending on prior credit and choice of specialization.

    Time to Complete: BSN: as little as 18 months; MSN: an additional 18 months, NP specializations will be longer

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    RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing Option

    If you are an RN and your career goals require earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing AND a Master of Science in Nursing, consider the RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing option. A combination of undergraduate and more advanced graduate-level courses, the RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing option is a convenient route to earning a master’s degree in nursing.

    The RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing option offers associate’s-, diploma-, or certificate-level nurses and nurses with a bachelor’s degree in another field the opportunity to satisfy specific core requirements for Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Nursing program while completing their bachelor’s degree in nursing. 

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 90 credits for BSN; 50 credits for MSN, Total number of credits varies depending on prior credit and choice of specialization.

    Time to Complete: BSN: as little as 18 months; MSN: an additional 18 months

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  • * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

    Some Kaplan University programs are not 100 percent online; some programs require you to gain hands-on experience in a real-world work environment.

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