Hybrid Programs

Please explore the various hybrid programs offered by the University organized by college and department. To learn more about each, expand the program heading listed below.

College of Education

Early Childhood Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

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Project INCREAS (Increasing the Number, Competence, and Resources of Early Interventionists in Areas of Shortage)

Scholars who are selected for funding will be able to complete the IECE certification program through two years of part time study, with continued funding contingent upon successful performance in the program. Project INCREAS coursework will be delivered almost exclusively through distance education formats, though no guarantee can be made that every course will be offered via distance education. In addition to the nine required courses, each scholar will be required to complete three, 100-hour practicums. One 100-hour practicum must be completed in a classroom setting with children ages 3-5 and may be spread across more than one semester. Since IECE certification qualifies recipients to teach birth through kindergarten, practicum in a classroom is necessary to meet the certification standards. The other two practicums may be completed during developmental intervention service provision through First Steps. In order to apply for funding, you must complete the INCREAS application for funding. In order to apply to the program, you must also complete both a University of Kentucky Graduate School application and a Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling application. Contact:

Carrie Bales (carrie.bales@uky.edu) for additional information regarding the INCREAS-DL application. All questions regarding the IECE program application should be directed to the IECE Director of Graduate Studies, Kim Townley (kim.townley@uky.edu).

Locations: Statewide (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Internet, Interactive Video

The Graduate programs in Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD) delivered via distance education technologies have three areas of focus: (a) an alternate certificate program in MSD, (b) a master’s degree program with a focus on leadership in special education, and (c) advancement in teaching rank. Coursework is delivered through distance education technology to teachers employed in settings that serve students with low incidence disabilities. For more information, please contact the MSD program faculty chair as follows:

Belva C. Collins, Ed.D.
University of Kentucky
College of Education
Department of Special Education and
Rehabilitation Counseling
229 Taylor Education Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40506-0001
(859) 257-8591
Fax (859) 257-1325

Locations: Central, Northern, and Eastern Kentucky (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Synchronous Technologies for Class Delivery with Asynchronous Components for Assignments

Educational Leadership Studies

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The Department of Educational Leadership Studies offers programs leading to the Master of Education (MEd) degree, the Specialist in Education (EdS) degree, and the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Educational Leadership Studies and the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Educational Sciences. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for leadership positions in P20 schools and other educational agencies or for careers in educational research laboratories, corporations, or higher education institutions.

Programs are delivered through a hybrid model (i.e., face-to-face class sessions, online synchronous class meetings, asynchronous learning activities, fieldwork, independent reading and writing) or completely online. Thus, all students must have regular access to and use of information technology.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Principalship
  • Supervisor of Instruction
  • Superintendent
  • Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership Studies
  • Interdisciplinary PhD in Education Sciences

Deadline for application submission: February 15 for the EdD or PhD program, May 1 for all other programs.

For further information, contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies, 111 Dickey Hall, College of Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0017.

Website: http://education.uky.edu/EDL/
Delivered via: Internet, Onsite Instruction

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The University of Kentucky Department of Educational Leadership Studies, in cooperation with the Department of Education at Northern Kentucky University, offers a state approved certificate program for supervisors and superintendents. All course work for this program is offered on the Northern Kentucky University campus. Please contact:

Lars G. Bjork, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
College of Education
Professor and Chair
Department of Educational Leadership Studies
111 Dickey Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0017
(859) 257-2450
Fax (859) 257-1015

Delivered via: Interactive Video

Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

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The Ed.D. program in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation provides advanced study for those who seek careers in the administration or evaluation of educational programs in schools, colleges, or other institutional settings. EdD dissertations are expected to address problems of practice. Admission to this program is offered regularly on UK’s Lexington campus and every four years through a statewide distance learning cohort model. The EdD in EPE cohort addresses problems of practice in open-access post-secondary institutions including but not exclusive to community and technical colleges. For those participating in the EdD in EPE cohort, course delivery follows an "executive" model of monthly class meetings complemented by on-line learning. Another innovative feature of the EdD cohort model is a collaborative capstone process which may include co-authored elements as well as individual scholarship. These capstone projects reflect compelling problems of practice identified by regional post-secondary leadership. EdD in EPE cohort students follow a shared program of study and are supported by an advisory committee made up of at least four members of the Graduate Faculty of the University (including at least three members from the Department). The degree requires completion of a minimum of 42 credit hours of coursework, a comprehensive exam, and approval of an individual dissertation proposal for admission to doctoral candidacy. The EdD in EPE cohort model is part of a larger Carnegie Foundation Project on the Education Doctorate and is designed to prepare a group of thoughtful, focused, and creative individuals for key administrative and leadership posts in post-secondary institutions across the country. Contact:

Jeff Bieber, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
(859) 257-2626
Fax (859) 257-4243


Jane McEldowney Jensen, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Associate Professor and Director of EdD Cohort Studies
Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
134A Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0001

Locations: Statewide (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Internet and Face to Face meetings once a month and two weeks in summer.

College of Fine Arts

School of Music

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The School of Music offers courses leading towards the Master of Music Degree concentrating in Music Education. Requirements of 30 hours may be completed via Internet courses and summer offerings onsite. Students desiring concentration in Orff Schulwerk must spend at least two weeks on the UK Campus for three summers. Internet courses and other on-site courses are offered during regular semesters as well. Some courses require a few meetings. Music Education programs leading towards Rank II and Rank I certification are available. Those interested in more details should contact:

Dr. Cecilia Wang

Dr. David Sogin

Website: http://www.uky.edu/FineArts/Music/education/
Locations: Statewide
Delivered via: Internet, Practicum, Onsite Instruction

College of Health Sciences

Clinical Sciences

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The Mission of the Clinical Leadership and Management Program (CLM) is to meet the needs for healthcare professions who have earned an associate degree in one of the many health fields such as radiologic technology, dental hygiene, respiratory care, health information, and others programs to obtain advanced knowledge and skills and who are interested in pursuing careers in clinical management. The CLM program prepares clinicians to utilize information from health policy and politics, ethics, healthcare finance, planning, safety and quality improvement, health law and other competency areas to improve practice management and the quality of care.

Students may enroll part-time or full-time and most classes are offered in the evenings from 6- 8:30 in a live interactive format. Students must come to the Lexington campus for some learning experiences. For more information, please contact:

Clinical Leadership and Management
Department of Clinical Sciences
900 South Limestone Street
CTW Building Room 209
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
Phone: (859) 218-0585

Locations: Hazard, Elizabethtown, and Somerset (ITV Directory)

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Enrollment in courses offered by the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences program in Physician Assistant Studies requires admission to the program. Admissions requirements are detailed on our website. All didactic courses are offered via distance learning technology between the University’s Lexington campus and it’s Morehead campus hosted by Morehead State Univeristy. This intense 30-month program includes 18 months of didactic coursework and 12 additional months of clinical experiences. Persons interested in learning more about application to the Physician Assistant Studies Masters program should review our admissions criteria on our website. If you have additional questions you may contact the College of Health Science’s Office of Student Affairs at:

Corrie Scott
University of Kentucky
College of Health Sciences
Office of Student Affairs
900 South Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
(859) 323-1100

Website: http://www.mc.uky.edu/PA/
Locations: Morehead State University (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Interactive Video, Onsite Instruction

Rehabilitation Sciences

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The mission of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program is to fulfill a leadership role in addressing the rehabilitation needs of individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond through research, education and service. The program prepares scholars and scientists in rehabilitation science to teach at the university level, direct discipline specific educational programs, work in rehabilitation services field and collaborate with other professionals on issues related to rehabilitation and health.
Part-time or full-time study is available following the university residency requirements. Students must come to Lexington for some learning experiences. For more information please contact:

Carl G. Mattacola, Ph.D., ATC
University of Kentucky
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program
UK Charles T. Wethington Jr. Building
900 Limestone St., Room 210E
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
(859) 218-0860
Fax (859) 323-6003

Locations: Partnering institutions include Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University. Also offered at selected sites around Kentucky. (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Internet, Interactive Video, Onsite Instruction

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The University of Kentucky Division of Physical Therapy offers the opportunity for currently licensed physical therapists to receive their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through the completion of our DPT-Transition program. For practicing clinicians, the DPT Transition program facilitates the development and enhancement of knowledge and expertise that have become expected as entry-level in the current health care environment. The program also provides excellent opportunities to grow in areas of specific skill and interest by allowing students to tailor many class activities to enhance their areas of clinical expertise. The program is offered via distance learning with the expectation that each class will meet on campus once or twice per semester. All other coursework (learning modules, discussion among students and faculty,etc.) is completed synchronously and asynchronously via a web-based platform called Blackboard. Contact information:

Rachel Gleason, PT, MS, DPT
University of Kentucky
Coordinator, Transitional DPT Program
(859) 323-1100 ext. 80597

Website: http://www.mc.uky.edu/PT/dpt-trans.html
Locations: Statewide and Regional (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Internet

College of Nursing

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program focuses on development of advanced competencies for complex practice, and research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes, and system management. Graduates will be expert in designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating health care delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.

There are two entry points to the D.N.P. program. We offer a post-Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) entry option for those with an awarded master's degree in nursing who are already prepared in the role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (A.P.R.N.). Beginning fall 2009, we began offering a post-Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) entry option. This option builds on the B.S.N. degree and experience as a Registered Nurse (RN), and prepares individuals for the A.P.R.N. role. Both options culminate with the D.N.P. degree.

The D.N.P. program offers:

  • Advanced Practice direct care options for Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist specialties and a non direct care option, Professional and Organizational Leadership option for the post BSN option.
  • Faculty known nationally and internationally for work in their specialties
  • Close work with clinical mentors
  • Classes that mix online work with on-campus work*

*D.N.P. nursing courses are Web-enhanced and require attendance at class meetings approximately 5 times each semester on UK's campus. Courses are restricted to students enrolled in the D.N.P. program.

Additional information on the program including admission requirements and sample plans of study can be found on the University of Kentucky College of Nursing web site: http://www.uknursing.uky.edu/.

Website: http://www.uknursing.uky.edu/
Delivered via: Internet and Onsite Instruction

College of Social Work

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The nationally recognized UK College of Social Work offers a number of distance learning classes in its Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree program. The number and availability of these technology-driven classes continues to expand as the College embraces innovative curriculum-delivery methods in order to meet the growing needs of our students. Individuals requesting additional information should contact:

Ray Dowd

Website: www.uky.edu/SocialWork/MSW
Locations: University of Kentucky and Morehead State University (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Internet, Interactive Video, Practicum, and Onsite Instruction