University of Oklahoma launches OU Online
The University of Oklahoma has launched OU Online to make its graduate degree programmes accessible to students in Oklahoma and beyond.
The University of Oklahoma (OU) has launched OU Online, a digital initiative launched to cater to adult learners who are looking to advance their careers by obtaining a specialised graduate degree.
OU Online will offer degrees in various fields and, of the 33 online graduate programmes available, 6 will be completely new programmes being offered from the next academic year.
University capitalising on demand for online education
The OU is capitalising on its academic strength by offering graduate degree programmes in various subjects, such as energy, business, nursing, most of which are being offered in the face to face format as well.
The programmes are flexible and are mainly targeting full time working adults who wish to pursue their degrees in an accelerated format.
OU claims that it conducts extensive market research and economic analysis before launching a new professional graduate programme, as it helps to determine if that programme will serve Oklahoma’s and the world’s economic needs.
The University said it believes that by doing this they are helping their graduates secure the best job opportunities to support the future of Oklahoma.
OU Online developed to provide a ‘more accessible’ path to higher education
OU academic departments along with faculty members have developed a rigorous curriculum that is taught both by OU faculty members as well as adjunct faculty who are experts in their field of study.
OU claims that by providing this blended learning to its students it is preparing them to make an immediate impact in their communities and workplace.
Students enrolled in OU Online programmes will enjoy the same academic and support services as their counterparts who attend the campus, including alumni services after graduation.
Joseph Harroz Jr, President of The University of Oklahoma, said: “The University of Oklahoma has a strong tradition of serving learners across the globe through a number of highly acclaimed online graduate degree programs.
“By uniting our efforts through OU Online, we can provide a more accessible path to world-class learning at the graduate level.
“We see online education as a true fulfilment of our purpose as a public research university – to develop strategic educational opportunities that benefit a more diverse segment of students and foster economic growth for our state.”
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