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Kaplan University

Why Kaplan University?

Kaplan University is a private university delivering undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs through an online learning environment. More than more than 125 degree and certificate programs are offered in business and management, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, health sciences, nursing, information technology and legal studies. U.S. News & World Report evaluated hundreds of universities and ranked Kaplan University's online bachelor's degree programs among the nation's best for the second consecutive year.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers more than 125 degree and certificate programs in business and management, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, health sciences, nursing, information technology and legal studies. These programs give students the flexibility to study on their terms, in order to take advantage of the interactive learning environment. Additionally, Kaplan University features advanced-start bachelor's degree programs for students with associate's degrees that can be completed in as little as 2 years.

Kaplan University awards up to 75 percent of undergraduate degree credits to military and veteran students for their prior military experience and coursework. Additionally, the university offers reduced undergraduate tuition rates. Veterans could receive a 38 percent reduction while active members and reservists could receive a 55 percent reduction.

Military servicemembers, including Guard and Reserve, veterans, and their spouses and dependents may qualify for grants and reduced tuition fees at Kaplan University for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Accreditation Statement

Kaplan University is regionally accredited, see the University's website for details.

Find Your Program:

  1. Business

    • Aspiring business executives at Kaplan University can study risk management, project management, and human resources. Other fields of business offering master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, or associate's degrees include marketing, management of information systems, accounting, and global finance.

    • BS in Finance
    • BSBA - Supply Chain Management and Logistics
    • BSFIN Accelerated MS Finance
    • BSFIN General Finance
    • BSFIN Investments
    • BSFIN Real Estate
    • BSFIN Wealth Management
    • MS in Cybersecurity Management
    • MBA: Finance
    • MBA: Health Care Management
    • MBA: Human Resources
    • MBA - Information Technology
    • MBA: Marketing
    • MBA: Project Management
    • Master - Accounting
    • MS in Accounting - Audit Specialization
    • MS in Accounting - Finance Specialization
    • MS in Accounting - Government Specialization
    • MS in Accounting- Tax Specialization
    • MS in Finance
    • MS in Finance - Financial Analysis
    • MS in Finance - Financial Planning
    • Master: Management/Health Care Mgmt
    • Master: Management/Human Resources
    • MSM in Information Technology
    • MSM in Leadership
    • MSM in Organizational Design and Development
    • Master: Management/Project Mgmt
    • Master : Business Admin
    • M.S. in Management
    • Bachelor: Accounting
    • Bachelor: Auditing-Forensic Accountancy
    • Bachelor: Managerial Accountancy
    • Bachelor: Public-General Accountancy
    • Bachelor: Tax Accountancy
    • Bachelor of Business Admin
    • BSBA in Financial Analysis
    • BSBA in Human Resources
    • BSBA in Information Systems Management
    • BSBA - Investment
    • BSBA in Management
    • BSBA in Marketing
    • BSBA in Purchasing
    • BBA: Project Management
    • BSBA - Real Estate
    • BSBA in Risk Management
    • BSBA in Sales Management
    • BSBA-Wealth Management
    • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
    • Associate: Accounting
    • Associate: Business Admin.
    • AASBA in Business
    • AASBA in Customer Service
    • AASBA -Entrepreneurship
    • AASBA in Health Club Operations
    • AASBA in Food/Hotel Management
    • AASBA in Information Processing
    • AASBA in Event Planning
    • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
    • AASBA in Retail Management
    • AASBA in Sales
    • AASBA in Small Business Management
  2. Criminal Justice

    • Criminal justice students at Kaplan University study to develop the foundational skills needed to prepare for security careers and law enforcement academies, such as crime scene investigation and forensic psychology.* Other academic areas, offered in certificates, associate's, bachelor's, or master's degrees include law enforcement, administration, international crime, and comparative crime.

    • AAS in Criminal Justice and Criminology
    • AAS in Public Safety and Security
    • BS in Corrections
    • Master: Criminal Justice
    • MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    • Bachelor: Criminal Justice
    • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
    • BSCJ: Homeland Security
    • BSCJ: Juvenile Justice
    • BSCJ: Crime Scene Investigation
    • BSCJ: Law Enforcement
    • Bachelor: Fire Science
    • Bachelor: Fire and Emergency Management
    • *Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

  3. Environmental Policy

    • For those who are interested in a career in public service or environmental protection, Kaplan University offers bachelor and master's degree programs in political science, public policy, public administration and environmental policy. Master's degree specializations like criminal justice and governmental management allow students to focus on the areas of study that interest them most.

    • Bachelor: Environmental Policy and Management
    • *While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.

  4. Fire Science and Emergency Management

    • At Kaplan University, students interested in fire and emergency services study to gain the skills they need to earn their associates or bachelor's degree. Curriculum follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) national model, including topics in interagency coordination, fire prevention, fire-incident command, life-safety education, and arson investigation.

    • Associate: Fire Science
  5. Health Sciences

    • A health sciences degree from Kaplan University could help prepare students for positions such as nutrition and wellness coach or health care administrator.* Some of the associate's, bachelor's, or master's programs include hands-on training for supporting patients and colleagues.

    • Health Information Management
    • Medical Assisting
    • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
    • Medical Office Administration
    • Master of Healthcare Admin
    • Master of Health Informatics
    • Master of Health Information Management
    • Master of Public Health
    • M.S. in Health Education
    • Bachelor: Healthcare Admin
    • BS in Health Information Management
    • Bachelor: Health Science
    • Bachelor: Health and Wellness
    • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
    • *Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

  6. Higher Education and Adult Learning

    • A variety of career opportunities are available at postsecondary institutions, including positions in admissions and advising, academic affairs, administration, and student services. A master's degree from Kaplan University offers courses related to multiculturalism and diversity, finance, and research methods. This degree program is designed to help prepare graduates to pursue positions such as academic advisor, dean, department chair, and admission's director.*

    • MS in Educational Psychology
    • Master: Higher Education - College Admin./Leadership
    • Master: Higher Education - College Teaching/Learning
    • MS in Higher Education in Educational Assessment and Evaluation
    • Master: Higher Education - Online College Teaching
    • Master: Higher Education - Student Affairs
    • *Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

  7. Information Systems and Technology

    • Master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees from Kaplan University could help students become IT specialists,* with courses ranging from wireless networking to Web development and information technology.

    • AAS in Information Technology - Multiplatform Software Development
    • BS in Cybersecurity
    • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    • BS in Information Technology/Multiplatform Software Development
    • BSIT - Information Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    • Master: Information Technology
    • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
    • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
    • BSBA in Information Assurance
    • BSIT: Network Admin
    • Associate: Information Technology
    • AASIT: Network Admin
    • *Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

  8. Legal Studies

    • AAS in Legal Support and Services
    • BS - Legal Support and Services
    • BS - Legal Support and Services - Paralegal
    • Undergraduate in Legal Studies
    • Master: Legal Studies
    • Postbaccalaureate Certificate - Pathway to Paralegal
  9. Nursing

    • Registered nurses holding state licensure could continue their education with Kaplan University's bachelor's or master's degree programs that stress communication and critical thinking as well as patient care skills. A master's degree in nursing could prepare students to teach nursing or to assume a leadership position in a long-term care facility or a hospital.*

    • Accelerated BSN to MSN
    • Adult Gerontology Practitioner Certificate
    • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult - Gerontology Practitioner
    • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    • Master of Science - DNP Adult Nurse Practitioner
    • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
    • Master of Science - DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    • MS in Nursing
    • Master: Nursing/Nurse Administrator
    • Master: Nursing/Nurse Educator
    • M.S. in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (RN License Required)
    • *Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.

  10. Social and Behavioral Sciences

    • Kaplan University's associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs are designed to help prepare students to pursue a variety careers, including marketing, advertising, or public relations.* Other possibilities include careers in social services, human resources, public administration, psychology, or childhood education.

    • BS in Early Childhood Administration
    • BS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
    • BS in Psychology in Addictions
    • BS in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Certificate in Human Services
    • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
    • MS in Human Services
    • MSHUS - Family and Community Services
    • MSHUS - Organizational and Social Services
    • Psychology
    • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
    • MS in Psychology
    • Master: Psychology/Addictions
    • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
    • Master: Psychology/General Psychology
    • MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization
    • Master of Public Admin
    • BS in Human Services
    • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
    • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
    • *Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

  11. Special Military Programs (Military Only)

    • Associate of Science in Fire Science
    • Associate: Criminal Justice
    • CCAF - Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AUABC)
  12. Teacher Education

    • A master's degree from Kaplan University is designed to prepare graduates to pursue careers in education, providing the skills to integrate research-based practices into the classroom and enhance overall teaching effectiveness.* Kaplan University offers programs for practicing teachers who want to advance in their career as well as for those who are new to the field of education.

    • Master: Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers: Grades 5-12)
    • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
    • MSE in Instructional Technology - Adult Learning/Higher Ed
    • *Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

Kaplan University Online Locations

Kaplan University offers a wide range of programs that can be taken online. The advantages to online learning are that you can work at your own pace and learn from anywhere. For more information about specific programs, please click here.