In response to majors that are in-demand and rising in popularity, MU will be offering nine new online degrees starting in August.
The new bachelor’s degrees being introduced are communication, information technology, psychology, sociology and English. The graduate-level degrees added to the offerings include biological engineering, industrial engineering, care management and dispute resolution. The MU School of Law is opening the Midwest’s first online master’s program in dispute resolution.
With the addition of these new degrees, MU will be able to offer a total of 125 degree options, more than any other university in the state.
“These additions to the online portfolio are a testament to MU's status as a leader in online education,” MU Provost Latha Ramchand said in a media release.
Ramchand said these programs allow students who otherwise would not be able to to earn degrees. She also said online courses provide the same education that students would receive on campus. The online courses are also written and taught by the same faculty and with the same curriculum as on campus.
The graduate-level programs, especially, are designed to help students get ahead in the industries in which they already work.
Elizabeth Loboa, vice chancellor for strategic partnerships, said these degrees will provide students with a "global network of peers."