Select the program names below to learn more about each degree option.
The DNP is a practice-focused degree that prepares graduates to work at the highest level in specialty areas and to assume leadership positions in healthcare. This completely online program can be pursued on either a part-time or full-time basis.
With the EdD for Nurse Educators program, you will learn the teaching and research skills necessary to help you effectively lead your students. The interdisciplinary course of study combines classes from the College of Education and the Capstone College of Nursing to give you a broad base of knowledge to bring into the classroom.
Like other distance learning degree programs at UA, the EdD for Nurse Educators is fully accredited. The convenient format, including access to 24/7 tech support, allows you to balance your school, work and other responsibilities.
MSN-prepared nurses act as thought leaders, providing leadership to patients and health care professionals. Nurse administrators are licensed Registered Nurses who oversee day-to-day and long-term operations for the provision of nursing care. They have the opportunity to move up the career ladder, pursue a specialization and serve as mentors to nurses who are new to the profession. The University of Alabama offers a Nurse Administrator concentration for nurses wishing to earn an MSN completely online.
Nurse practitioners fill a critical health care need for the patients they see, especially in rural areas. They are health promotion and disease prevention experts who manage and diagnose common acute and chronic illnesses while maintaining a high quality of care. The University of Alabama offers three concentration options for nurses who wish to become a nurse practitioner:
The program's primarily online format combines online courses with face-to-face clinical experiences. Please note: Currently, only residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia are eligible for admission to the nurse practitioner concentrations.
UA Online students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate, and it's the same rate regardless of state residency! You get a world-class education with a tuition rate that fits your budget. You're also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for your education.
To help you get started, we offer tuition grant programs that cover the cost of your first class.
The Build on Bama tuition grant is for UA alumni or anyone who has been referred by a graduate of one of our online programs.
The Bama Link tuition grant is for faculty, staff and students of Alabama community colleges or other select out-of-state community colleges.
The Back to Bama tuition grant is for former UA students who left UA more than a year ago without graduating.
For each grant, you must be in your first semester of one of our online programs and apply for the grant by the deadline, in addition to meeting the grant-specific requirements.
We also offer scholarships through UA specifically reserved for distance students. For more information about all of these opportunities, please visit our scholarships and grants page.
A degree earned online from UA is identical to one earned on our main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. Graduates of our online programs are invited to participate in the same commencement ceremonies as main campus students.
Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates around the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're part of the family.
The University of Alabama is a Top 10 Tier 1 Research Institution Military Friendly® School and unlimited Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group as they seek to advance their education.
Our students have access to 24/7 tech support. We recognize that many of our students are balancing the demands of career and family alongside their schoolwork. We want you to feel confident in your ability to complete coursework and submit assignments anytime, around your busy schedule.
Throughout your experience with UA Online, you will have access to personalized support — from an admissions counselor who’s an expert on the application process to a student success coach who will encourage you and connect you to resources to help you succeed.
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With few exceptions, our online degree programs are available in a work-at-your-own-pace format. Within each course, assignment deadlines vary, but you get to decide how many courses you want to take each semester to complete your degree. Undergraduate degree program completion times depend on how many hours you transfer in, but most students finish in three to six years. Most of our master’s programs can be completed in one to three years and doctoral programs in three to six years, according to your desired pace.