Fully Online Programs

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

College of Communication and Information

School of Library and Information Science

Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

The University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science is pleased to offer degree programs to distance students. The primary method of delivery for distance learning is online instruction. Distance students are also welcome to take classes on the main University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. We regularly schedule courses in late afternoon and evening. These classes typically meet once per week and many current distnace students commute one day a week. To recieve a library and information science program application packet and information regarding the program of study, please contact:

Will Buntin
University of Kentucky
School of Library and Information Science
320 Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Lexington, KY 40506-0224
(859) 257-3317
Fax (859) 257- 4205

Website: http://cis.uky.edu/lis/
Delivered via: Internet, Onsite Instruction

College of Education

Early Childhood Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Taylor Education Building

In response to increasing student demand, a large number of postsecondary institutions and agencies in public health, government and private business are developing distance learning programs. However, distance education requires a unique set of skills for course program development, management, support, and delivery. To prepare current and future faculty and administrators, the University of Kentucky offers a graduate certificate in distance education through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling (EDSRC) and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EISD) within the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) program and Distance Learning Programs.

Who Should Apply?

  • Graduate and Doctoral Students
  • Faculty
  • Distance Learning Administrators
  • Teachers Developing Online Programs
  • Government and Private Sector Employees

Benefits to You:

  • Earn course credit that can be applied to any Graduate program
  • Utilize a variety of technologies
  • Analyze the research in the field of distance education delivery, management and support
  • Design the framework for a higher education course using distance education technology
  • Examine and evaluate existing distance education programs
  • Identify key factors that are critical to the success of a distance education program

Applicants to the EDSRC track should contact Dr. Belva Collins, applicants to the ISD track should contact Dr. Douglas Smith, and cross-disciplinary applicants should contact Constance Baird:

Dr. Belva C. Collins - Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Contact
(859) 257-8591, bcoll01@uky.edu

Dr. Doug C. Smith - Instructional Systems Design Contact
(859) 257-1824, dcsmit1@email.uky.edu

Constance M. Baird - Cross-Disciplinary Contact
(859) 257-8135, bairdc@email.uky.edu

Website: http://www.uky.edu/DistanceLearning/DEGCP
Delivered via: Internet

Taylor Education Building

The Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling program is offered statewide and throughout the nation via asynchronous web instruction for all courses except fieldwork, which are delivered live via webcam. The program trains students to understand the physical, psychological, social, economic, and vocational needs of persons with disabilities in terms of personal, social and vocational adjustment. Rehabilitation counseling combines a humanitarian concern for the individual with a business and management philosophy of effective utilization of human resources. Utilizing a social justice model the emphasis is on enhancing quality of life, independent living, and employment outcomes for persons with disabilities. Rehabilitation counseling is a challenging and expanding profession. The rehabilitation counselor must demonstrate competencies in establishing counseling relationships, vocational assessment procedures, program planning, vocational placement, cultural diversity, and have an awareness of professional and community resources. Course work is integrated with extensive field work totaling 55-60 credit hours. The program can be completed in a 16 month timeframe. Students work as cohort groups. The program is geared towards individuals employed in public or private rehabilitation agencies who are full time employees of such agencies. For information about the program, please contact:

Ralph Crystal, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
College of Education
224 Taylor Education Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40506-0017
(859) 257-3834
Fax (859) 257-3835

Website: http://education.uky.edu/EDSRC/content/rcdcurr
Locations: Statewide and National (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Internet

College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Taylor Education Building

The College of Engineering now offers the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Masters Degree completely online. The curriculum is designed to allow off-campus students who may work full time in industry to advance their education in a program that is world-renowned for manufacturing education and research. Face-to-face courses are also offered for on-campus students and remain open to those who may prefer the hybrid learning approach. The multidisciplinary course content appeals to individuals of varying background, including mechanical, electrical, computer, chemical, and materials engineering as well as business and economics.

For more information about the program please contact:

Dr. Fazleena Badurdeen
University of Kentucky
Director of Graduate Studies for Manufacturing Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
351 Ralph G. Anderson Building
Lexington , KY 40506-0503
(859) 323-3252

Graduate Program Coordinator
(859) 257-6336, ext. 80611

Website: http://www.engr.uky.edu/mfs/
Delivered via: Internet, Onsite Instruction

College of Fine Arts

Arts Administration

Fine Arts Guignol Building

The University of Kentucky prepares the next generation of arts leaders through its innovative online M.A. in Arts Administration. The program was designed for individuals who have experience in the arts or arts management and have the desire to supplement this experience with more in-depth training in the form of an advanced business and nonprofit arts-focused degree. The online program provides the flexibility needed to balance work, school and personal obligations. Thanks to asynchronous communication, students complete assignments at their own pace while staying within the course parameters set by the instructor, allowing them to learn and engage with their peers without the conventional restrictions of time and place. The program prepares students for careers at arts organizations including museums, galleries, and performing arts organizations.

Rachel Shane, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
109 Fine Arts Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0022
(859) 257-7717

Website: http://finearts.uky.edu/arts-administration/ma-program
Delivered via: Internet