Kaplan University Review

Kaplan University offers undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs delivered through an online learning environment.

U.S. News & World Report evaluates hundreds of universities each year and has ranked Kaplan University's online bachelor's degree program among the nation's best for the second consecutive year [1].

Kaplan University is a private university that offers more than 180 programs, including undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs in business and management, social and behavioral sciences, criminal justice, information technology, education, nursing, health sciences, and legal studies. Its online interactive learning environment offers students the flexibility to study on their terms.

Tuition reductions, grants, and scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available for active military service members, including reserve and National Guard members, veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents.

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Available only to first-time enrollees in undergraduate degree programs. Savings based on length of study, which varies by program and amount of transfer credits, if any, awarded. Scholarship applied at the end of each term, up to a maximum of 17 terms for bachelor's degree programs and 9 terms for associate's degrees. Maximum amount is $8,500, which requires receiving the maximum scholarship per term ($500) for 17 terms. Students studying toward associate's degrees or who receive transfer credit typically study for significantly fewer than 17 terms and do not qualify for maximum savings. Eligibility rules and other terms apply; consult an Admissions Advisor. Scholarships subject to change and/or discontinuation. Cannot be combined with other Kaplan University scholarships, discounts, or grants.

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

[1]U.S. News & World Report, 2015

[2]Kaplan University does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

[3]Savings may vary by program. Maximum amount based on number of terms required to complete program. Number of terms varies by program. Scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other Kaplan University discount (including active-duty and veteran military tuition rates), voucher, grant, or scholarship.

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 in fields such as marketing, advertising, or public relations.[4] Other possibilities include careers in social services, human resources, public administration, psychology, or childhood education. (Note: certificates are not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.)

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
  • Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development
  • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Psychology

[4] Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Business

Aspiring business professionals at Kaplan University have the opportunity to study risk management, project management, and human resources. Pursue a master's, bachelor's, or associate's degree and select from courses in marketing, management of information systems, accounting, and global finance. (Note: certificates are not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.)

  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Management

Criminal Justice

Criminal justice students at Kaplan University study to develop the foundational skills to prepare for careers in areas such as security, law enforcement, crime scene investigation, and forensic psychology.[5] Choose from certificate programs and associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

  • Corrections Certificate
  • Crime Scene Technician Certificate
  • Management and Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Private Security Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

[5] Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional academy training and education may be required for law enforcement positions.

Fire Science and Emergency Management

At Kaplan University, students interested in fire and emergency services can pursue an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree. The associate's and bachelor's degree programs closely follow the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum model, including topics in interagency coordination, fire prevention, fire-incident command, life-safety education, and arson investigation.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Fire Science
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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.[6] Some of the programs include hands-on training for supporting patients and colleagues.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Health Informatics
  • Master of Health Information Management
  • Master of Public Health

[6] Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Check your state or local licensing agency for more details.

Education

The goal of Kaplan University's education programs is to help professionals in education, including those dedicated to corporate, military, and nonprofit environments, develop the tools they need to build academic and professional performance and transform lives through the power of learning. (Note: certificates are not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.)

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology
  • Master of Science in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Higher Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design for Organizations
  • Graduate Certificate in K-12 Educational Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Literacy and Language Teaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Teaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Online College Teaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching With Technology

Information Technology

Master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees from Kaplan University could help students pursue careers in the IT field,[7] with courses ranging from wireless networking to Web development and information technology. (Note: certificates are not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.)

  • Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Security
  • Information Security Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Internet Web Design Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Linux System Administration Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Oracle Database Administration Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Information Technology

[7] Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Legal Studies

Kaplan University's associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs are designed to help students pursue careers in the legal field or within government organizations. The legal studies programs could also help prepare students for the rigors of law school.[8]

  • Legal Secretary Certificate
  • Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies
  • Master of Science in Environmental Policy
  • Master of Science in Legal Studies

[8] Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Graduates are not authorized to practice law and will not be eligible to sit for any state's bar examination. While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs.

Nursing

Registered nurses holding state licensure can continue their education with Kaplan University's bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree programs, which stress communication and critical thinking as well as patient care skills. A master's degree in nursing could prepare students to teach or to assume a leadership position in a long-term care facility or a hospital.[9]

  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate (available in select states)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (available in select states)
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (available in select states)

[9] Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Check your state or local licensing agency for more details.

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