UT Tyler's Online Graduate Degree Programs and Certifications
- Looking for an accredited graduate degree that you can work on at home?
- Would you like to move up the career ladder or find a new and exciting career, without having to relocate?
- Would you like to earn a graduate degree with the prestigious University of Texas name on it?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of those questions, then The University of Texas at Tyler is where you should start. UT Tyler offers online graduate degree programs just for busy people like yourself.
Get started right at home with an online graduate degree program from The University of Texas at Tyler. In the end you'll have a degree with a respected name – The University of Texas – on it.
UT Tyler offers several career-enhancing, affordable online graduate degree programs that are flexible enough to easily fit into your busy schedule. Click on the links below for information about each program.
Arts and Sciences
The Master of Arts degree in English UT Tyler provides exciting opportunities for study in the fields of literature, writing, and rhetoric. Its mission is to graduate students who have mastered advanced skills in critical thinking, textual interpretation, rigorous researching, and analytical writing. The online English graduate program offers students a deepened understanding of literature's cultural intellectual legacy, the ability to write well and with discernment, and the skills needed to effectively acquire knowledge and to communicate ideas in preparation for employment or doctoral study. The online English master's program can be completed 100% online, 100% face-to-face, or a combination of the two.
Nursing and Kinesiology
The Ph.D. in Nursing is offered entirely online with the exception of a five-day orientation each summer prior to beginning coursework. With a focus on health in communities within the context of culture, the PhD in Nursing offered by UT Tyler is unique among doctoral programs in Texas and the United States. The program, built on a model of strengths, enables nurses to study in the communities in which they reside while preparing them to serve as nurse leaders and researchers who impact health locally and translate research findings globally.
The Master of Science in Nursing degrees are completely online for working nurses whose schedules make it difficult to pursue an advanced degree. All nursing degrees are accredited by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education. Skilled nurse-educators are in demand to train not only student nurses but also practicing nurses, consumers, patients and others. When you earn a master's in nursing education online from The University of Texas at Tyler, you will be ready to fill this important and growing role in health care. There are a number of tracks available: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Nurse Practioner (hybrid), and Nursing MSN - MBA
- Earn your master's degree while you continue working full-time in your nursing position.
- Develop a sound foundation that prepares you to sit for the national certification exam.
- Gain a strong foundation for doctoral studies or for career advancement.
Graduates of the UT Tyler MSN program in nursing education fill many positions in universities, community colleges, government agencies and clinical facilities.
Through our Master's of Science in Kinesiology, graduate students prepare for a broad range of careers in exercise, physical education, coaching- or sport-related settings, and gain a foundation for subsequent doctoral study in exercise science, physical education and/or kinesiology. UT Tyler offers a fully 100% online MS Kinesiology degree that is unlike any other online MS Kinesiology degree in Texas or the United States. Using state of the art technology, UT Tyler's Department of Health and Kinesiology offers all MS Kinesiology core courses using Elluminate Live. Unlike most traditional online classes that utilize "correspondence" like learning, the Department of Health and Kinesiology's online MS Kinesiology program's core courses will be taught simultaneously with the traditional face-to-face classes, thereby offering, for the first time, an online MS Kinesiology degree that feels like face-to-face.
Business and Human Resource Development
Our MBA Online has won national recognition from numerous organizations, including the U.S. Distance Learning Association's Excellence in Distance Learning Programming – Higher Education Award. The program is a non-thesis program designed for graduates from recognized colleges of business as well as graduates in liberal arts, science, engineering, or other fields desiring to undertake professional studies in the area of business administration. This degree can be completed face-to-face or online. We also offer the Business Administration in Healthcare Management MBA online.
The Business Administration in Healthcare Management MBA is offered in 7 week semesters. The program is 100% online, providing extreme flexibility and rapid completion of one year or less. The Business Administration in Healthcare Management MBA is not currently available to international students.
A master's degree in Human Resource Development, one of the hottest careers today, is offered specifically for working adults. The program is available online, face-to-face, or a combination of both. Human Resource Development (HRD) is a process of developing human expertise through organization development and personnel training and development so that individual improvement enhances corporate performance. Careers in this field are available in business, nonprofit, educational, and governmental settings.
Education and Psychology
The Master of Arts in School Counseling online program can be completed in 1 ½ years with an overall cost of $7500. We pride ourselves in having one of the best programs in Texas with a consistent 100% pass rate on the TExES exam. This program also offers a unique opportunity for students to obtain the knowledge necessary for effectively addressing the needs of Hispanic students and their families.
The new online Master's in Curriculum and Instruction is designed so students can complete the program in 5 semesters, with many courses being offered online. This degree provides students a variety of cognate options: Early Childhood, STEM, Special Education, ELL/Bilingual, Reading, or another content area. You have a choice of cognates: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), ELL/Bilingual, Reading, or a Single Content Area.
If you choose either the Early Childhood Education or the Special Education cognate, all your classes will be entirely online, and you will be eligible for a special reduced tuition rate. (Traditional, face-to-face courses taken toward the degree do not receive discounted tuition and fees.)
Our online Master's of Education in Educational Leadership can be completed in 1 ½ years or less, and the TExES passing rates exceed 95%, and the total program costs are approximately $6250. This program is for Texas Educators only. Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree, Texas Resident, Teaching in Texas (public, private or charter PK-12), Certified Teacher in Texas.
The Master's Of Education in Reading is 100% online and offer three tracks to match your career goals:
- Master's Degree in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certificate (30 Credit Hours). Must complete requirements within six calendar years.
- Reading Specialist Certificate Only. Requires two years of classroom teaching experience, a standard teaching certificate, a master's degree, completion of required coursework, and state examination.
- Master Reading Teacher Certificate. Requires three years of classroom teaching experience, a standard teaching certificate, a master's degree, completion of required coursework, and state examination.
The Online Master's Degree in Special Education is designed to provide opportunities for academic and practicum experiences for attaining a variety of professional objectives. The Master of Education degree program is designed to fulfill academic requirements for certification as an educational diagnostician
Online Graduate Certificate Programs
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers the Nursing Education Certificate and Post-Family Nurse Practitioner Although the PFNP program is not totally online, 6 of these hours are offered online with the remainder 18 hours of clinical courses offered in a web-enhanced format requiring some class time on the Tyler campus.
The new online Post-Baccalaureate program with Teacher Certification is designed so students can complete the program in 13 months, including student teaching. Much of the content will be provided through modules rather than through credit-hour courses. However, participants will earn 6-9 hours of graduate credit toward a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. The cost of this program is competitive with other alternative route programs, with the added benefit of earning initial certification through a highly-acclaimed program within the University of Texas system.
The Educational Diagnostician Certificate requires a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of classroom teaching experience, an earned master's degree, and successful completion of the TExES examination for certification. Emphasis in educational diagnosis provides the student with the opportunity to assess the competencies of individuals in language, sociological , physical, and behavioral/emotional areas, intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, and educational performance using informal and formal measures, and prescribe individualized education plans based on test results. The educational diagnostician certificate
The Standard Principal Certification is an online twenty-two (22) hour graduate program. Course work includes a concentration study in public school leadership and administration, and internships. You must already hold a master's degree to apply to this program. This program is for Texas Educators only.
- Masters's Degree
- Texas Resident
- Teaching in Texas (public, private or charter PK-12)
- Certified Teacher in Texas
The Superintendent Certification is a 15-semester-hour program that requires:
- holding a Standard Principal, Mid-Management, or other Texas Administrator Certification
- completion of the specified course sequence within six years; and
- satisfactory performance on the appropriate TExES exam.
You must already hold a master's degree to apply to this program. This program is for Texas Educators only.
- Masters's Degree
- Midmanagement or Standard Principal Certification
- Texas Resident, Teaching or an Administrator in Texas (public, private or charter PK-12)
Executive Format Programs
While not 100% online, the Health Care Administration MPA and Human Resource Development PhD programs are offered in an executive format, which means students only face-to-face several times a semester rather than weekly.