WOU Online

Western Oregon University offers 20 plus fully online graduate degrees, and a growing number of pathways at the undergraduate level. Receive personalized support in all of our online and hybrid programs, courses, and pathways.

No matter where you are, let Western Oregon University’s flexible, accessible online options help you reach your professional and academic goals, today.

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Graduate Opportunities

Our master’s programs and graduate certificates, which range from education and teaching to criminal justice, justice studies, and organizational leadership, are designed to further your career.

We support you at every turn through small class sizes, dedicated faculty, helpful staff and a welcoming community. Take it from Emily Ott, WOU Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies student, “I’ve grown so much more than I knew I could as an interpreter and as a teacher, and I’ve become part of a supportive group of classmates, with whom I have had the opportunity to develop more than any of us could have alone.”

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Undergraduate Opportunities

WOU currently offers many online undergraduate courses and some majors have developed online pathways. Undergraduate options can help you succeed at WOU by providing flexibility as you balance other life commitments, such as work and family, with your academic goals.

Our online pathways may also be a path to degree completion if you have existing college credits from another institution. Majors like Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Information Systems offer many of their courses online. Advisors can work with you to navigate a pathway through these majors to complete your degree online.

Many of our general education courses also offer online sections, providing an excellent way to jump-start your college career online at WOU. Reach out to our great Student Success & Advising office to learn more about how online learning can be part of your WOU experience!

Distance Learning Authorization

NC-SARAWestern Oregon University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

You can learn more about the work NC-SARA does to ensure students receive high-quality online learning experiences at https://www.nc-sara.org. Information about Western Oregon University’s participation in NC-SARA, including licensure disclosures and resolution of student complaints can be found at https://wou.edu/provost/state-authorization/.

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