Western Carolina University

  • Locations: Cullowhee (NC)
  • School Type: Public, Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Online Programs: 57
  • Undergraduate Tuition: $7,926
  • Graduate Tuition: $17,768
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The Bachelor os Science in Emergency Medical Care at Western Carolina University is one of the top in the Nation. It accommodates both traditional and distance learning students and meets accreditation standards. It was the first such program in the nation... Read More

Tanya Bryson, Class of 2016

Non-profit schools are the ticket. A great education at an affordable price at a state supported regionally accredited institution, what a deal. The annual tuition rate is wrong on this site however. 1 credit hour is only $134.00 so you can do the math.... Read More


The Emergency Management program has 9 required classes (27 credit hours) in the program. You do have to take 30 credit hours of upper level classes at WCU so you may have to take a couple extra because EDM 250 is a lower level class and doesn't count toward this requirement. So by taking the required classes you end up with 24 upper level hours so then you make up the other 6 hours with 2 upper level EDM electives.


The remaining 87 credit hours of general education and electives classes can be taken at a community college and transferred in at an even lower cost. So you can really get the degree and only spend around $4400 for it at WCU, of course that doesn't count the community college cost. This is what I have done and its worked great.

Anonymous, Class of 2014

The on-line program has been well-structured to assist professional educators further their education, increase their resources and fine-tune their skills. The program makes it as doable as possible to work full-time while furthering one's education.

Heidi Meiners, Class of

Online Degrees at Western Carolina University

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Birth-Kindergarten
  • Bachelor of Science in Birth-Kindergarten - Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Birth-Kindergarten - Professional Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Business Administration and Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Administration of Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care - Health Services Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care - Science/Pre-Med
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN

Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Special Education - Behavioral Disorders (K-12)
  • Master of Arts in Education - Special Education - Gifted Creative and Innovative Education (K-12)
  • Master of Arts in Education - Special Education - Mild to Moderate Disabilities (K-12)
  • Master of Arts in Education - Special Education - Severe/Profound Disabilities (K-12)
  • Master of Arts in Education - Special Education (K-12)
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Elementary Education - AIG Track
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Elementary Education - Literacy
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Elementary Education - STEM Track
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Middle Grades Education
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Middle Grades Education - Language Arts Track
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Middle Grades Education - Mathematics Track
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) - Middle Grades Education - STEM Track
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education - Adapted Curriculum (K-12)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education - General Curriculum (K-12)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education (K-12)
  • Master of Construction Management (MCM)
  • Master of Health Sciences (MHS)
  • Master of Health Sciences (MHS) - Emergency Medical Care
  • Master of Health Sciences (MHS) - Health Education
  • Master of Health Sciences (MHS) - Health Management
  • Master of Health Sciences (MHS) - Nutrition
  • Master of Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE)
  • Master of Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) - Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) - Innovation and Leadership
  • Master of Project Management (MPM)
  • Master of School Administration (MSA)
  • Master of Science in Human Resources
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Educator (Advanced Nursing Project)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Educator (Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Leadership (Advanced Nursing Project)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Leadership (Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Sport Management

Certificates

  • Add-On Licensure in Academically or Intellectually Gifted (K-12)
  • Alternative Licensure in Birth-Kindergarten
  • Alternative Licensure in K-12 Special Education - Adapted Curriculum
  • Alternative Licensure in K-12 Special Education - General Curriculum
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Culturally-Based Native Health
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Culturally-Based Native Health