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Make a solid investment in your future by earning an affordable online degree in education, nursing or business while you continue to work. Gain access to our innovative research, acclaimed curriculum and renowned faculty at times and locations most convenient to you.

Please choose your area of interest:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Duration: as few as 15 months  |  Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $8,200

This non-thesis principal certification program is designed for classroom teachers who want to advance in K-12 education. Discover how you can build upon your existing expertise with progressive skills that can improve teacher retention and increase student achievement.

  • Learn more about your leadership style
  • Lead with greater confidence in your classroom and learning community
  • Get personalized support and 24/7 access

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy Studies

Duration: as few as 18 months  |  Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $8,200

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy Studies is a program that specializes in advanced coursework designed to meet a variety of professional goals related to improving student literacy. Students may pursue professional certificates in several areas.

  • Reading Specialist
  • English as a Second Language
  • Master Reading Teacher (MRT)

Students may also choose focused coursework in areas such as writing or working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Math Education

Duration: as few as 18 months  |  Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $8,200

In this non-thesis degree, students will gain an understanding of the overall state of education and the link between the theory and practice of teaching. Innovative learning techniques will cover K-12 math curriculum.

  • Uses proven theory-based teaching concepts: inquiry-based, activity-based and learning cycle-based
  • Follows National and Texas Standards
  • Prepares student for pursuing PhD

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Science Education

Duration: as few as 18 months  |  Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $8,200

In this non-thesis degree, students will gain an understanding of the overall state of education and the link between the theory and practice of teaching. Innovative learning techniques will cover K-12 science curriculum.

  • Uses proven theory-based teaching concepts: inquiry-based, activity-based and learning cycle-based
  • Follows National and Texas Standards
  • Prepares student for pursuing PhD

Superintendent Certificate

Duration: as few as 9 months  |  Credit Hours: 15 Tuition: $4,100

Ready to take the next step towards becoming a superintendent? At UT Arlington, you can build your professional network while learning from practicing superintendent adjuncts in our online program. The Online Superintendent Certificate Program was collaboratively developed by UT Arlington and area school district personnel to ensure that program participants acquire the skills needed to become practicing superintendents.

  • Courses taught by active and retired superintendents
  • Program offers relevant field experience in district-level leadership
  • NCATE accredited

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Duration: as few as 9 months  |  Credit Hours: 35 Tuition: $8,995

Working RNs need a flexible, realistic educational program designed to fit into an already busy schedule full of professional and personal commitments. The UT Arlington online RN to BSN degree program is designed specifically to fit the needs of the professional nurse.

  • Nationally accredited College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • More than 6,500 graduates in less than 6 years
  • Among the top nursing schools and best online graduate nursing programs in the U.S.

Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)

Duration: as few as 36 months  |  Credit Hours: vary Tuition: $19,500*

The RN to MSN program offers an expedited timetable at a fantastic value. This program advances your education beyond the BSN level and equips you to be a leader in nursing education or hospital nursing administration. This accelerated program allows you to earn your MSN in less time and save more money than if you completed the RN to BSN and MSN programs separately.

  • BSN awarded when undergraduate requirements are met
  • Choose between MSN Nurse Administrator or MSN Nurse Educator degree track
  • No expiration on previously earned credits

* Cost is a combination of discounts and scholarships. Additional fees may apply and students may be required to complete additional non-nursing courses, which could increase the total cost of the program. University reserves the right to increase prices at any time.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Duration: as few as 15 months  |  Credit Hours: 121 Tuition: $17,850

The UT Arlington online BSN degree program prepares you to be the best nurse you can be. Learn all the clinical skills you need in an evidence-based and application-focused curriculum with the UT Arlington online BSN degree program.

  • Complete clinical education in partner facilities in Texas
  • Over 90% RN licensure exam pass rate
  • Top-ranked nursing program from a state university

MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

Duration: 31-36 months  |  Credit Hours: 46 Tuition: $30,084

More and more, the role of the nurse has continued to expand to include diagnosis and treatment, wellness promotion and health advocacy. UT Arlington's online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner gives you the knowledge and training you need to expand your nursing practice, helping patients across the entire life span to achieve optimal health.

  • Clinicals can be completed in your geographical area
  • UT Arlington College of Nursing pass rates are historically high –more than 97% of students pass their exams.

MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner can lead to expanded clinical settings such as:

  • Primary Patient Care/Ambulatory Clinics
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • Health Departments

Program is available for Texas and California residents only.

MSN in Nursing Administration

Duration: as few as 18-20 months  |  Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $17,800

The UT Arlington MSN in Nursing Administration online is a transformative leadership experience. This program incorporates contemporary management theory and core competencies, enabling our graduates to function in a variety of healthcare settings. Our graduates gain advanced knowledge and skills to prepare for leadership and management roles in the constantly changing healthcare environment.

  • Rigorous curriculum and strong leadership training
  • Learn transformational leadership skills
  • Complete clinical preceptorships with nursing leaders

MSN in Nursing Administration can lead to roles, such as:

  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Program Administrator
  • Director of Case Management

MSN in Nursing Education

Duration: as few as 19-21 months  |  Credit Hours: 39 Tuition: $20,085

This program concentrates on the core knowledge needed to develop nursing curricula, teaching methodologies, and evaluation strategies in the classroom or the clinical education setting.

UT Arlington's MSN in Nursing Education was developed by a distinguished team of faculty who collectively have more than 100 years of experience in nursing education. This 100% online degree plan addresses the growing need for nurses by educating those who will teach and lead them.

  • Prepares you for national certification (CNE)
  • Learn simulation and other active teaching strategies

MSN in Nursing Education can lead to roles such as:

  • Instructional or Administrative Nurse Faculty
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Clinical Nurse Educator Staff Development Officer

MSN in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Duration: as few as 33-37 months  |  Credit Hours: 41 Tuition: $26,814

The MSN in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG ACNP) online program is designed to provide nurses with leadership skills, as well as the ability to use research findings to maximize the healthcare delivery services for individuals from the age of 13 through end of life who may be physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, and/or vulnerable for the development of complications. Emphasis in the program is on health restoration, management of complex, acute and chronic illnesses and complex health management of adolescents, adults and older adults.

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in gerontology and adult care and are highly employable.

  • Includes preparation to use research and theoretical principles to implement therapies that restore health, minimize complications and manage risk factors
  • Graduates may take the National Certification Exam as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner can lead to expanded clinical settings such as:

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Emergency Department (ER)
  • Rehabilitation Centers

This program is only available for TX residents.

MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Duration: as few as 31-35 months  |  Credit Hours: 41 Tuition: $26,814

The MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG PCNP) online program prepares nurses as primary care providers to manage the health of patients from adolescence through adulthood and the end of life. The AG PCNP emphasizes health promotion, illness prevention, and management of minor acute illnesses exhibited by the ability to synthesize and apply research to maximize healthcare delivery.

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in gerontology and adult care and are highly employable.

  • Graduates are prepared to take the National Certification Exam as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are then eligible to be recognized and licensed as advanced practice nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing

MSN – Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner can lead to expanded clinical settings such as:

  • Primary Patient Care/Ambulatory Clinics
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

This program is only available for TX residents.

MSN in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Duration: as few as 33-36 months  |  Credit Hours: 45 Tuition: $29,430

The MSN in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (PACNP) online program prepares nurses to provide children with evidence-based interventions to facilitate optimum health and growth. This program is designed to expand knowledge and experience to practice in high acuity areas using expert care for children from birth to 21 years of age.

  • Coursework includes the role of the nurse practitioner in health assessment and advanced practice, pediatric primary care, pediatric acute care and an advanced clinical nursing practicum
  • Includes practice in using research and theoretical knowledge to implement therapies that restore health, minimize complications, reduce risk factors and improve the growth and development of the child
  • Graduates are prepared to be recognized as Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioners by the Board of Nursing and to take the PACNP National Certification Exam through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

MSN - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner can lead to expanded clinical settings such as:

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PACU)
  • Pediatric Sedation Service Operations
  • Pediatric Sub Specialty Clinic (Hematology, Nephrology)

This program is only available for TX residents.

MSN in Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Duration: as few as 31-35 months  |  Credit Hours: 41 Tuition: $26,814

The MSN in Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP) online program prepares the pediatric nurse practitioner to provide leadership and promote research in the development of healthcare services for children across the primary care continuum, from preventative care to disease management.

This program is designed for nurses who are dedicated to providing expert, evidence-based care for children from birth to 21 years of age.

  • Graduates of the PPCNP online program are prepared to take Pediatric Nurse Practitioner national certification exams offered by the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses or the American Nurses Credentialing Center

MSN – Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner can lead to expanded clinical settings such as:

  • Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
  • School Based Clinics
  • Palliative Care Settings

This program is only available for TX residents.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Duration: as few as 22-27 months  |  Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $19,800

The accelerated Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online program is geared toward active, advanced practice nurses who want to make a difference for the patients they serve by evaluating and implementing evidence-based findings to positively influence outcomes.

  • Designed specifically for working, board-certified APRNs, post-master's nurse practitioners or nurses with an MSN in Administration
  • Equips nurses to make an impact through research and critical analysis to synthesize findings and determine best practices in healthcare workplace environments
  • Flexible and asynchronous coursework so you can complete your degree whenever and wherever is most convenient for you

Public Admin Programs Online:

Master of Public Administration

Duration: as few as 24 months  |  Credit Hours: 39 Tuition: $16,575

Whether you're already working in public services, or seeking to advance your career, UT Arlington's Master of Public Administration degree online can help you achieve your career goals. Our NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue management careers in public services at all levels of government, non-profit and even in businesses such as consulting firms.

  • NASPAA accredited
  • 100% online coursework
  • Three convenient start dates per year
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Facts and Figures

  • "The studies are fast-paced, but you have your degree in 18 months, and the sense of accomplishment is great."
    Jamie Rogers UTA 2013 Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Literary Studies Graduate
  • "The program was excellent... I would recommend it to anybody."
    Edward Woolcock UTA 2012 Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Graduate
  • thumb icon The UT Arlington College of Education is NCATE accredited and TEA approved.
  • thumb icon The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Math Education program is TEACH Grant eligible up to $3,724 per award year.
  • The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Science Education program is TEACH Grant eligible up to $3,724 per award year.
  • The Superintendent Certificate program is an approved educator preparation program in Texas
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    "This was a perfect opportunity for me to continue my education, but not have to sit in a classroom."
    Shanise McKelvey Graduate of UTA's RN to BSN Program Online
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    "Having my master's degree has helped me to get where I am."
    Ashley Hodo, MSN Graduate of UTA's MSN Program Online
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    $57,000 to $79,000 is the median salary for BSN grads (Payscale.com)
  • Top 25 nationally ranked program by U.S. News & World Report, 2014
  • Nurse educator certificate is available
  • In 2014, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) found that 13,444 qualified applicants were turned away from master's programs, and 1,844 qualified applicants were turned away from doctoral programs. The primary reason for not accepting all qualified students was a shortage of faculty.
    —http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/nursing-faculty-shortage
  • The UT Arlington College of Nursing & Health Innovation programs rank among the best online graduate nursing programs in the U.S.
  • UT Arlington is the #1 public college of nursing in the U.S. in enrollments and graduates. —Data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • The UT Arlington Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program was one of the first of its kind in Texas and has prepared hundreds of nurses to work with children across all spectrums of healthcare.
  • First-time certification pass rates for Nurse Practitioners are among the highest in the country.
  • Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program is taught by experienced faculty from across all areas of practice experience.
  • The UT Arlington Master of Public Administration online program is ranked #11 in the United States by MPAdegree.org (2016)

The University of Texas at Arlington Accreditations

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The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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The University of Texas at Arlington College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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The University of Texas at Arlington College of Education is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

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Our Master of Public Administration Program is certified by the Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges™ (SACS) to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at Arlington.

About UT Arlington

About the University of Texas at Arlington

With an enrollment approaching 33,500, UT Arlington is the second largest institution in the UT System and the sixth largest in Texas. Ranked a top 6 Next Generation university by the New American Foundation, UT Arlington is a pioneer in innovation, economic development and distance education. In fact, the university has received national recognition for its online course offerings.

UT Arlington is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving people. With more than 169,000 alumni and counting, UT Arlington graduates are shaping the world in big ways.

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