Master's Degrees

Online Master's Degree ProgramsAdvance in Your Current Career or Start a New One!

At UWG Online, we’re committed to helping you succeed. Our respected, experienced faculty can supply you with the up-to-date knowledge and cutting edge skills required to excel in your chosen field.

Explore the options below and begin your journey today!

Master of Education with a Major in Early Childhood Education

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Our Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree program is designed to prepare teachers who will be academically grounded instructional leaders. Program coursework and field experiences promote research-based practices that ensure that all students can and do learn. Graduates' theoretical and pedagogical knowledge will be deepened as they apply innovative, effective research-based practices in Early Childhood Education. Program faculty are dedicated to the ideals of social justice and endeavor to equip graduates with the ability work within the existing systems or to change existing systems to bring about equitable environments for all learners.

Master of Education with a Major in Media (School Library)

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24 months | Credit Hours: 36

The online Master of Education with a Major in Media (School Library Media) degree is designed to prepare educators to become progressive, innovative, academically grounded school library media specialists; prepare school library media specialists to successfully design and administer effective school library media programs; pioneer innovative delivery options to maximize educational experiences; collaborate with all stakeholders to enhance student achievement; cultivate diversity of ideas, values, and persons responsive to changing needs and technologies; and promote the advancement of learning through scholarship and service.

The School Library Media track also leads to Georgia certification in school library media. Students who have already completed a master's degree in any field can complete the school library media certification program.

Master of Education with a Major in Reading Instruction

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The Master of Education in Reading is a graduate degree program housed in the Department of Learning and Teaching in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia.  This degree is offered to educators certified in teaching who desire graduate studies in literacy theories, research, and instructional practices.  The Reading program is fully online and consists of 30 credit hours.

Master of Music with a Major in Music Education

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The Master of Music in Music Education program is intended for those individuals who seek advanced training in music and music education. This program is also intended for individuals who wish to pursue doctoral study and seek teaching positions in higher education.

Master of Public Administration

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The Master of Public Administration Program at University of West Georgia is a professional degree program that relates academic study to administrative practice. The curriculum is designed for those individuals who are either now in the public service or who are seeking a career in government or nonprofit agencies. 

Master of Science with a Major in Applied Computer Science

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24 months | Credit Hours: 36

The online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science degree is a professional program that provides individuals holding an undergraduate degree in any discipline the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the exciting and dynamic field of computer science and information technology.

Master of Science in Nursing

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University of West Georgia School of Nursing ranked 31st in the nation for "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" (U.S. News & World Report, 2016).

2 years/4 semesters | Credit Hours: 36

The School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree with role options in either education or health systems leadership. The School of Nursing also offers post masters certification in these areas.

There is also a part time plan of study available, completed in six semesters.

Master of Education with a Major in Media (Instructional Technology)

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24 months| Credit Hours: 36

The online Master of Education with a Major in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) degree is designed to prepare progressive, innovative, academically grounded instructional technologists.  Graduates of the program apply their skills in P-12 schools, higher education, and corporate, health care, and government organizations. While learning in the program, students collaborate with various stakeholders through an array of technology-based tools and applications.  Through professional field experiences and clinical practices, the learning experiences are performance-based and problem-based.  Faculty teaching in the program is grounded in theoretical perspectives, instructional design strategies, and practical application of knowledge to ensure candidates can immediately apply what they learn in diverse educational settings.

Master of Education with a Major in Special Education and Teaching, General

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The Department of Learning and Teaching in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia (COE-UWG) offers the Master of Education program in Special Education (MEd-SPED). Candidates who successfully complete this program and other requirements of the state certification agency (PSC) may be eligible for Georgia Level 5 certification. Teachers with certification in this area are infield to teach students in grades P-12 with disabilities who receive instruction using the general education curriculum and participate in the general statewide assessment, as well as students in special education preschool (ages 3-5 years). 

Georgia WebMBA

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18 months | Credit Hours: 30

The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business is a member of The Georgia WebMBA®.  The Georgia WebMBA® offers highly qualified students the ability to earn an accredited Masters of Business Administration degree in a convenient and flexible online setting. As a WebMBA student, you will be able to build upon your current career success while also deepening your knowledge base and will be able to apply what you are learning at your work place.

The Georgia WebMBA® consists of highly qualified professors from six University System of Georgia institutions, in which the University of West Georgia is included.

The program includes a two-day orientation held at the beginning of the program after which all class work is exclusively online.