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The University of Kentucky has a long history of successful alumni who are leaders in their roles, industries and communities. We welcome you to our Wildcat community of more than 220,000 alumni all over the world!

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With more than 80+ undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs offered 100% online, you can choose the path to success that’s right for you.

Online learning that fits your life

Online learning provides the flexibility our students need to balance their lives while still pursuing their goals.
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"Excellent! The professors are top-notch, very caring, and experienced educators. They are also intentional and available, especially in guiding the students. The quality is equal to or better than the traditional courses."


Albert Kalim

Ph.D., Education

"I'm a working mother of 3 children and it has been amazing to be able to complete this program online. I would not be able to complete the program if I had to do it in person."


Stacy Falvey Underwood


"I learned skills that apply to my job as a nonprofit manager. The professors were well-versed in the subject matter. I enjoyed learning from the other students."


Dana Cox Nickles

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

"I have enjoyed the flexibility as a part time student with a full time job. It was easy to work around class and be there on time."


Marci Adams

Masters in Marketing

"Attending classes online has given me the opportunity to managed my non-profit organization while balancing the duties of being a mom. Although I am online I have been able to build a supportive community with other students within my program."


La'Shardae Scott


"This program was truly wonderful, and I learned so much from it. From contract law to graphic design, advocacy to community engagement, this program really provided a wide assortment of courses that directly apply to careers in the arts."


Erika Danielle Finley

MA Arts Administration

Top Questions

Is financial aid available to me?

Yes! Online students in degree-earning programs (not certificate programs) are eligible for the same financial aid as in-person students. Students should fill out a FAFSA form each year to see what they qualify for, and utilize UK’s online scholarship database once admitted to apply for scholarships.

Will I have to attend a prescribed class time?

This depends on the class and/or program. Most online programs don’t have prescribed class times- just review the material and submit assignments according to the course syllabus. A few programs/courses may require infrequent or regular video conference calls/lectures that you will know about in advance.

What’s the application deadline?

Deadlines vary by program. You can find this information on your program’s UK Online page. Search your program page to view its specific deadline information. Also, view the information in How to Apply to see if certain student status affect your application deadline.

Will my diploma say "UK Online"?

No. All degrees are conferred by the University of Kentucky. There is no statement of “online” on your diploma or your transcripts.

Can my previous college credit count?

Most students find it easy to transfer credit and finish their degree with UK Online. See our transfer credit guidelines for graduate students or transfer admission guidelines for undergraduates.


The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

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