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Online Learning

McNeese State University offers online programs--degrees and certificates--in the following academic majors. The "more information" links will direct you to program and/or departmental Web sites with contact information for each program. General information about online learning, what is involved in online learning, admission to McNeese, and financial aid opportunities, is available in Adult Learning and E-Learning.

For more information on admissions, contact our Office of Admissions and Recruiting. The Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Scholarships and Testing can provide information about types of aid available to you.

Available Online Programs as of Fall 2013
 Additional Online or hybrid programs of study

Academically Gifted Education

The academically gifted education certificate program at McNeese is designed to provide educators with a solid background in integrated teaching methods, enabling them to engage gifted students in any classroom setting. Courses have been selected to provide educators with the skills and knowledge in current learning theory and to then translate this information for use in the classroom.  For those individuals holding a masters degree, this coursework satisfies the requirements for an Academically Gifted add-on endorsement to a Louisiana teaching certificate. More information...

Criminal Justice

The multidisciplinary bachelor's curriculum is designed to familiarize students with the complex nature of the American criminal justice system. More information...
The master's program prepares students for leadership roles in police, corrections, and justice areas. More information...

Educational Diagnostician

The educational diagnostician Graduate Certificate (G.C.) prepares certified teachers to work in pupil appraisal and similar roles. The coursework required satisifies the Louisiana Department of Education's coursework requirements for an add-on endorsement; however, additional requirements beyond coursework may exist to earn the add-on endorsement. More information...

Family and Child Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a concentration in family and child studies introduces students to the dynamics of the family unit, including the social, emotional, and psychological factors that impact interactions among adults and children. Graduates are prepared to serve in advocacy, support, social services, and similar roles where support services for families and/or children are provided. More information...

Family Nurse Practitioner

Two Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) credentials are offered. A student may earn the M.S.N. with an FNP concentration, or he/she may earn the Post-Master's Certificate (P.M.C.) if he/she already holds a master's degree. More information...

Health & Human Performance - Health Promotion Concentration

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a major in Health and Human Performance leading to the Master of Science degree. More information...

Management

The Bachelor of Science program in management provides a comprehensive business education and prepares students to serve as leaders in today's evolving business settings. Students will acquire skills within the disciplines of accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management, and marketing. More information...

Master of Education- Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education in curriculum and instruction prepares practicing educators to serve as master or lead teachers, instructional specialists, and curriculum coordinators. Candidates may select one of six concentrations to study: academically gifted education, early childhood education, elementary education, immersion education, reading, or secondary education. The reading concentration satisfies the reading specialist endorsement by the Louisiana Department of Education, and the secondary concentration satisfies the content-specific credentialing requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges. More information...

Master of Education- Educational Technology Leadership

A Masters in Educational Technology Leadership is open to certified educators. The program is designed to assist educators in creating innovative, technology-rich classrooms and/or to serve as technology leaders at school or district levels. Candidates who complete the prescribed program are eligible for the Educational Technology Leader add-on endorsement by the Louisiana Department of Education. The program is recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education, an international accreditation recognition organization. More information...

Master of Science- Instructional Technology

The Master of Science in instructional technology is intended for individuals who do not hold teaching certificates but work in administrative or support roles in settings other than P-12 classrooms. These settings may be, but are not limited to, human resources, project management, information technology management, research and development, instructional design, and instructional or technology support. More information...

Educational Specialist- Educational Leadership or Educational Technology Leadership

The Educational Specialist degree in educational leadership prepares practicing educators to serve as school and district level leaders.  The program is recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), a national accreditation recognition body. The primary goal of the specialist program is to provide instruction which will lead to specialized skills and advanced knowledge in the field of educational leadership. Candidates may choose one of two concentrations educational leadership or educational technology leadership. The program is designed to allow candidates to conduct research within the K-12 setting of their choice. Instruction focuses on the most current developments through interactive case studies and real-life scenarios. Additionally, the advanced use of technology is implemented as a means of presenting and analyzing complex educational issues. More information...

Nursing (RN to B.S.N.)

The RN to B.S.N. program permits associate-degreed Registered Nurses to earn the B.S.N. in, roughly, less than two years, depending upon what coursework was completed prior to entering the program. More information...

Nurse Educator

The M.S.N. offers a nurse educator concentration. Students pursuing this concentration are interested in and preparing to serve in roles where they are responsible for teaching in and/or directing nursing education programs where individuals are being prepared to work as professional nurses. More information...

Nurse Executive

The M.S.N. offers a nurse executive concentration. Students pursuing this concentration are interested in administration within settings where nursing services are provided. The program prepares them to understand the dynamics and strategies of managing people and programs within healthcare environments. More information...

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Two Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) credentials are offered. A student may earn the M.S.N. with an PMHNP concentration, or he/she may earn the Post-Master's Certificate (P.M.C.) if he/she already holds a master's degree. More information...

Psychology

The Bachelor of Science program in psychology introduces students to the major sub-disciplines within psychology and prepares them for both advanced, graduate study and careers within social science fields. More information...

Reading Specialist

The reading specialist Graduate Certificate (G.C.) prepares certified teachers to work in reading intervention or similiar positions in school-based or district-level positions. The coursework required satisifies the Louisiana Department of Education's coursework requirements for an add-on endorsement; however, additional requirements beyond coursework may exist to earn the add-on endorsement. More information...

School Librarian

The school librarian Post Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) prepares individuals to work as librarians, focusing on school librarianship. The coursework required satisifies the Louisiana Department of Education's coursework requirements for an add-on endorsement; however, additional requirements beyond coursework may exist to earn the add-on endorsement. More information...

Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in sociology graduates acquire a liberal arts background and a specialized understanding of human social behavior. They are well-prepared for professional employment and further graduate training in law, business, community planning, architecture, medicine, politics, or other disciplines. More information...