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Online Graduate Degrees

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Scales of Criminal JusticeOnline MACJ (Master of Arts in Criminal Justice)

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program is designed for students who wish to pursue or further their careers in criminal justice as well as for those who wish to further their education at the doctoral level.



Photo of Tree on Campus QuadOnline MAED (Master of Arts in Education)

The online Master of Arts in Education degree is available with the option of two majors or an endorsement:

Higher Education Administrative Services

This online program is designed for those seeking to accelerate their career path in higher education or those wanting to transition from another profession.

Curriculum Design & Instruction

This online program is for teachers who want to continue developing their professional commitment and competence. You’ll examine current educational theory and practice and explore a variety of viewpoints to reflectively develop your professional competence and teaching style.

Focus Programs

McKendree University offers focus programs online for teachers who wish to teach in departmentalized areas.

Other MAED Options

Many additional programs are available face-to-face in the Master of Arts in Education or the Master of Arts in Teaching.



McKendree University SealOnline MBA (Master of Business Administration)

The online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree focuses on integrated learning experiences which allow you to develop problem solving and team building skills in an environment where they can learn from both the faculty and each other. The online MBA program is designed for students who desire broad understanding of business operations without concentrating their studies in a particular field.


Human Resource Management Concentration

Aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management guidelines for graduate-level HR programs.


Cyber Defense Concentration

Securing information and technology is critical for all modern businesses to be competitive in the local and global market. Understanding leadership, technology, information security, and risk management can provide you a fulfilling career as an Information Security Officer on the path to Chief Information Officer.


Photo of Nursing StethoscopeOnline MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

Nurse Educator

This online MSN track is designed for nurses who desire to teach nurses or patients within the clinical setting.

Nurse Manager/Administration

This online MSN track is designed for those nurses seeking a leadership position in the field of nursing.

Population Health

This online MSN track provides advanced skills in population based education, disease management, prevention, and leadership principles.



Photo of Inspiration StatueOnline MSN/MBA (Master of Science in Nursing & Master of Business Administration)

The dual MSN/MBA online degree program represents a joint offering from the School of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Business. This online degree is offered to nurses possessing a BSN degree who wish to attain nursing executive positions or become entrepreneurs. The online program provides advanced financial expertise combined with the knowledge required with an advance nursing degree. As healthcare organizations become more complex, administrators seek individuals with the skills provided by both business and nursing. The online MSN/MBA degree fills the need for individuals desiring this combination of skill sets. The student will be assigned to advisors in both areas of study.



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Online DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

The mission of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Ethical Leadership is to provide a high quality educational experience to advanced nursing leaders who will drive the future of healthcare. We empower our students to embody caring and authentic leadership in the pursuit of academic excellence that will prepare them for interprofessional practice. To achieve this end, we inspire broader vision to refine critical thinking, espouse ethical decision making, and integrate evidence-based practice to achieve positive health outcomes in our global community.



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