1997
4001 East 700 South, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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Online degrees based on your skills and knowledge

Western Governors University—a private, nonprofit, online university—features a competency-based approach to learning that emphasizes mastery of essential skills and knowledge instead of accumulating credit hours. Progress toward your online degree is based on passing rigorous assessments that measure your skills and knowledge in your field of study. WGU offers over 50 degree programs in teacher education, business, information technology, and healthcare (including nursing). These programs are best suited for individuals with at least one year of college experience. 

Here’s what the WGU advantage means to you:

  • An online learning and assessment model that gives you flexibility and control over your education.
  • A mentoring team committed to your success.
  • A trusted quality education from the only university to have ever received accreditation from four regional accrediting commissions.
  • Affordable tuition with the possibility of accelerated learning that equals lower costs for your education.

Challenging and efficient. These are the hallmarks of WGU’s competency-based approach. Learn more today!

Note: In Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, through partnerships with these states, WGU operates as WGU Indiana, WGU Missouri, WGU Tennessee, WGU Texas, and WGU Washington respectively. Students who live in these states will receive information from and ultimately enroll in these state universities.

Program Level Accreditation

WGU's Teachers College is accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for a period of 7 years, from 2012 to 2019. WGU’s Teachers College is eligible and will seek accreditation based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in spring 2018.

 
WGU’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). WGU's nursing programs are CCNE accredited  (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791).

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Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.

All Programs

Business

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business / Healthcare Management Bachelor of Science in Business / Human Resource Management Bachelor of Science in Business / IT Management Bachelor of Science in Business Management Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management Master of Accounting Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration / IT Management Master of Science in Data Analytics Master of Science in Management and Leadership

Computer Science & IT

Bachelor of Science in Cloud & Systems Administration Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Bachelor of Science in Data Management & Analytics Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Science in Network Operations and Security Bachelor of Science in Software Development Master of Science in Data Analytics Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Master of Science in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts in Special Education (Mild to Moderate) Bachelor of Arts in Special Education & Elementary Education (Dual Licensure) Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education (Secondary) Bachelor of Science in Science Education / Middle Grades Bachelor of Science in Science Education / Secondary Biological Science Bachelor of Science in Science Education / Secondary Chemistry Bachelor of Science in Science Education / Secondary Earth Science Bachelor of Science in Science Education / Secondary Physics Endorsement in Educational Leadership Endorsement in English Language Learning (PreK-12) Master of Arts in English Language Learning (PreK-12) Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (K-6) Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (Secondary) Master of Arts in Science Education / Middle Grades Master of Arts in Science Education / Secondary Biological Science Master of Arts in Science Education / Secondary Chemistry Master of Arts in Science Education / Secondary Earth Science Master of Arts in Science Education / Secondary Physics Master of Arts in Teaching / Elementary Education Master of Arts in Teaching / English Education (Secondary) Master of Arts in Teaching / Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) Master of Arts in Teaching / Mathematics Education (Secondary) Master of Arts in Teaching / Science Education (Secondary) Master of Education in Instructional Design Master of Education in Learning and Technology Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Science in Educational Leadership Master of Science in Special Education (K-12) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Elementary Education

Healthcare

Bachelor of Science in Business / Healthcare Management Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management Bachelor of Science in Health Services Coordination Master of Business Administration / Healthcare Management Master of Health Leadership

Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Master of Science in Nursing / Education (BSN to MSN) Master of Science in Nursing / Education (RN to MSN) Master of Science in Nursing / Leadership & Management (BSN to MSN) Master of Science in Nursing / Leadership & Management (RN to MSN) Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Informatics (BSN to MSN) Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)