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West Texas A&M Graduate Education Online

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Programs Available Online

West Texas A&M offers a number of programs available for completion completely online. We are committed that programs in the online environment are of the same high quality we expect of our onsite instruction. We also offer significant portions of other interesting programs online.

College of Business

Master's of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

An MBA can open many opportunities for you. The College of Business has one of the top MBA programs available online today (Selling Power Magazine, 2003 and GetEducated.com, 2004, 2006, and 2008, U.S. News & World Report). Selling Power editors Ranked WT on their list of the 50 best and most comprehensive online MBA programs and on their list of the Top 10 most affordable online MBA degrees. GetEducated.com ranked the WT MBA program as a top 25 best buy (3rd out of 91 comprehensive programs for 2008) for regionally accredited programs. Most recently U.S. News & World Report ranked the WT MBA program as one of the best online programs for 2014 which adds to the 2013 ranking of one of the best MBA programs. CollegeChoice.net ranked the WT MBA program as number 10 in their 2015 Best Online MBA programs. The program's Corporate Finance course was also highlighted in MBAprograms.org's article of '10 Online MBA Finance Courses'.

Finance and Economics (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Economic and Finance program at West Texas A&M University provides students with opportunities to demonstrate capacity to use finance and economic analytical tools to analyze complex problems and recommend feasible solutions. Students in this program will have knowledge and an understanding of advanced theoretical concepts in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and financial management.

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics (M.S.)

The Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics program is designed to provide strong foundation computing, data management (big and small) and mining, cybersecurity and business analytics.  The program prepares the next generation of analyst the skills that derive business success in today’s data driven and technology-rich business environment to achieve success through knowledge discovery and deployment of IS strategies.  Classes combine lectures, cases, individual and team projects, and participant presentations. Many projects may be directly applicable to the student participant's employer.  The program is designed for students who want to improve their understanding of computer applications in the following areas:

  1. Quantitative analysis;
  2. Data analytics;
  3. Computing and data mining;
  4. Web and mobile development;
  5. Business integration and cybersecurity;
  6. Technology planning and project management.

­The 36 credit hour MS in CIS & Business Analytics program is designed for completion within a two-year period, although the degree can be completed in as soon as one year for some students.  Courses can be completed on campus, via online instruction, or students have the option of combining course requirements by completing course in a combination of both campus and online instruction offerings.

 College of Education and Social Sciences

Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Reading (M.Ed.)

The graduate reading program has been designed to include cutting-edge theory and practice, authentic evaluation, organization, and supervision of all-level reading programs. The program can be completed within 2 years and can lead to certification as a Texas Reading Specialist. We are excited that we can now make this program available to a wider audience in an online format.

Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Special Education (M.Ed.)

The Curriculum and Instruction Specializing in Special Education Program at West Texas A&M University has been designed to emphasize the professional standards for Master teachers in the field of special education recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children with emphasis in assessment, research-based practices and interventions.

Educational Diagnostician (M.Ed.)

The Educational Diagnostician Program has been designed to emphasize the professional standards for Diagnostic Specialists recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children with emphasis in assessment, research-based practices and interventions.

Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

We are proud to offer exceptional online master's degree and school administrator certification programs in Educational Leadership. Depending on your needs, we offer a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree and principal and superintendent certification programs approved by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). This long-standing and high-quality program will prepare you to assume active leadership roles in educational settings.

Instructional Design and Technology (M.Ed.)

Even in the worst economy, the best people drop into satisfying and well-paying jobs if they have the right set of skills and the right degree. Some of the skills most in demand today are Web Site Design, Business Productivity Software like Microsoft Office, and Training Materials Design. All these skills and more can be learned in the WTAMU Instructional Design and Technology program. Come for a course or two or stay for a whole Masters degree! If you are teacher, you can even gain certification as a school technology specialist. With creative and entertaining projects in graphics, animation, and movie-making, you will never be bored while preparing for your success.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for individuals who wish to receive initial Texas teacher certification while pursuing a graduate degree. Course work is available online; however, a supervised teaching experience in a Texas school is required. Options are available from elementary, secondary, all-level, or special education certification. (click link to learn about alternative certification)  

School Counseling (M.Ed.)

The School Counseling program is a 36-hour program designed to meet the pre-degree academic and internship requirements established by the Texas State Department of Education for licensure as pre-K-12 school counselors.. This program may be a good fit for individuals wishing to make an impact on the mental health needs of students and school communities. All classes are offered in an online format, except practicum which is offered online with a field experience completed in person in a school setting.

Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a 60-hour program designed to meet the pre-degree academic and clinical requirements established by the Texas Board of Professional Counselors for independent practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as for practice in a variety of agency settings that provide mental health services. This program may be a good fit for individuals wishing to make an impact on the mental health of others in various professional settings in the community. All classes are offered in an online format, except the Practicum and Internship which are offered online with a field experience completed in person in a community setting.

College of Nursing

Comprehensive (M.S.N)

The Comprehensive (M.S.N.) degree in Nursing prepares students to function at an advanced nursing practice level in complex environments. Recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Best Online Education Programs in 2014, this degree allows students to tailor their nursing education around specific role specializations. Praxis coursework is personalized to address each student's specific learning objectives as well as current national guidelines for practice at the graduate level.

Sports and Exercise Science (Sports Management Emphasis) **Starting Fall 2017**

The Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences graduate program offers a Master of Science degree with the Sports Management Emphasis available online. This degree will lead to opportunities to become managers and leaders in sport-related careers at the high school, college, and professional levels. It also offers unique classroom and practical learning experiences, small class sizes, and unique/diverse employment opportunities.

 

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