West Texas A&M Graduate Education Online
Quality and Convenience
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.
Online courses have an additional $40 per semester hour Distance Education Fee; however, a Distance Education Fee Waiver is available to true distance education students who take all online courses. This form will waive Recreational Sports Fees, Health Fees, and other fees for services online-only students could not reasonably use.
The Distance Education Fee Waiver form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the 12th class day for long terms (spring and fall), by the 4th class day for summer terms, and by the 2nd class day for intersession terms. The form must be submitted each semester that you are registered in only online courses.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
College of Nursing
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.