East Central University provides many opportunities for students to take classes and earn degrees online.

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Undergraduate Options

B.A. Criminal Justice
Gain the hands-on training necessary for in-demand law enforcement and human services careers with the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree from East Central University Online. Developed for the next generation of law enforcement and human services leaders, this bachelor’s degree examines relevant, real-world issues to help you build a strong understanding of what it takes to lead successfully.

B.A. Criminal Justice Policy
Develop essential career skills and gain a competitive professional edge with the online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Policy degree from East Central University Online. With an interdisciplinary approach to criminal justice, this program provides a strong educational foundation through accelerated courses in law, political science and technical writing.

B.A. in Human Services Counseling
Discover what it takes to make a difference in the lives of others with East Central University Online’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling program with concentrations in Counseling, Aging and Rehabilitation. This pragmatic program is the only of its kind in Oklahoma and delivers the communication skills and psychological expertise needed to improve the lives of those struggling with physical or mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse and unemployment.

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
Customize your future with the online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program from East Central University Online. Whether you’re a transfer student striving to earn the academic credential required for career advancement or beginning college with a certain goal in mind, this program will give you the freedom to study topics that are relevant to your career field.

B.A. of Social Work
Prepare for a successful career as a generalist social work professional with the online Bachelor of Social Work from East Central University. Graduates of the online social work degree program are qualified to work with individuals, families, groups and organizations in human and social services positions or to pursue further study at the master’s level.

B.S. in Computer Science
Explore the essential topics of a growing industry and develop a competitive edge for the technology career you want with the BS in Computer Science degree from East Central University Online. With a curriculum designed used guidelines published by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the program offers hands-on experience working with the tools of the trade. As a student, you’ll prepare for a variety of in-demand computer science careers as you build skills in computer programming, software development, data analysis, and more.

B.S. Kinesiology
Begin a rewarding career in a fast-growing field with the online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from East Central University Online. Ideal for working health and wellness professionals who are ready for the next step in their careers, this program provides the knowledge and skills it takes to impact positive change.

B.S. Psychology - Behavioral Health
Transform your passion for helping others into a rewarding career in a growing field with the online B.S. in Psychology – Behavioral Health program from East Central University Online. Through a fully online curriculum founded on innovation, this online psychology degree provides the skills you need to understand the dynamics of human behavior and succeed in a profession that promotes human welfare.

RN to BSN
The next step in your nursing career begins with the online RN to BSN program from East Central University Online. Through a convenient online platform, this ACEN-accredited program prepares working nurses to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care in collaborative professional environments.

Certificate School Superintendent
The online School Superintendent Certificate program from East Central University Online is designed to prepare education professionals for successful careers in district leadership. This post-master’s certificate features hands-on coursework relevant to the demands and challenges of work as a head administrator for your school system. Unlike some online superintendent certification programs, instructors for this certificate are all working superintendents, so you can be confident you’re earning a valuable credential for continued workplace success.

Graduate Options

M. Ed. In Educational Leadership
Compound your teaching skills and leadership expertise with the online Master of Education in Educational Leadership program from East Central University Online. Designed with working teachers in mind, this program provides a quality learning experience with the flexible course options you need to balance your education with your full-time responsibilities.

M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology
Explore the latest in educational innovation and learn effective teaching methods for digital learning environments with the online Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology program from East Central University Online. Created for individuals interested in careers that combine education with advanced elements of design, this program offers innovative courses in multimedia technologies, instructional design and more. In addition, this program is aligned to standards set by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

M. Ed. Library Media
Expand your professional potential and transform your teaching career with the online Master of Education in Library Media program from East Central University Online. In accordance with state and national professional standards and guidelines, this program helps students prepare for the Oklahoma Subject Area Tests (OSAT) required for certification as a school library media specialist.

M.A. Criminal Justice Administration
A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration supports the need for an understanding in the administration and management of criminal justice agencies and organizations. A degree in criminal justice administration trains students to be leaders and administrators in the field of criminal justice including the following: city police departments, sheriff’s offices, state departments of correction, federal law enforcement agencies, and private sector agencies. Specifically, this degree will prepare students for roles as police chiefs, assistant or deputy chiefs, sheriffs, undersheriffs, wardens, deputy wardens, and chief agents of law enforcement entities.

Master in Management
The Master in Management degree is designed to prepare students who are in or seek to be in a managerial level position whose first degree was in a non-business field. This innovative, high-level program will give students the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in managerial positions. The program will focus on sound business theory and practices.

M. Ed. In Special Education
The online Master of Education in Special Education prepares you to sit for state certification for teaching children with mild/moderate disabilities from preschool through high school and is based on the Council for Exceptional Children (ECE) Initial Professional Standards for Special Educators and Initial Practice-Based Preparation Standards for Special Educators.

M. Ed. Sports Administration
Take the next step toward the career you want with the online Master of Education in Sports Administration from East Central University Online. Aligned with the standards of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), this online program delivers the skills you need to succeed as a leader in sports administration.

M.S. Water Resource Policy and Management
Develop the skills to serve an essential purpose with the online Master of Science in Water Resource Policy and Management degree from East Central University Online. Created to support the growing complexity of water issues that face communities in the state and worldwide, this online program prepares professionals to promote positive change in the field of water science.