IU continues to develop online bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs that keep pace with student interest and help prepare them for careers in an ever-changing work environment.
So far in 2021, the IU Office of Collaborative Academic Programs and the campuses have developed eight new collaborative programs using the Office of Online Education's Collaborative Build Process. Students in these programs can take classes from several campuses and benefit from the collective expertise and perspectives of IU faculty. Recently launched programs include the following:
Students in the Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising learn to guide students in their academic journey, create an inclusive environment, distinguish the characteristics and needs of various student populations, and develop an individual philosophy of advising.
The EdS in Educational Leadership prepares those with teaching experience for leadership roles in education administration at the preschool, elementary, secondary and postsecondary levels. Career outcomes can be expected in such roles as library director, director of student services, principal, or department chair.
French, German, and Spanish are official languages in dozens of countries, and many international organizations require employees to have proficiency in these languages in order to conduct day-to-day business. Students in the BS in French, BS in German, and BS in Spanish programs develop language proficiency, cultural facility, and professional competence. Above-average employment opportunities for those with language skills are expected for the next 10 years in such fields as meeting and convention planning, interpreting and translating, public relations, training, and human resources. The degrees build upon a long-standing history of delivering online education in these languages.
Stackable degrees for dual-credit teachers
Three of the new collaborative programs are designed for dual-credit teachers at the high school and community college levels who need to meet Higher Learning Commission guidelines. Instructors are required to hold a master's degree in the discipline they teach, or a master's degree in another area, plus 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline they teach. These degrees stack together—students can earn credits for a graduate certificate, which then apply toward the master's degree.
The Master of Arts in History explores geographic regions of the world in modern and pre-modern times to identify historical actors, significant events, and social movements. Students develop skills in communicating issues in today's world, in critical thinking, and in persuasive writing. The degree can prepare students for such fields as teaching, research, writing and editing, journalism, and broadcasting.
The Master of Arts in Political Science offers instruction in approaches and methods for analyzing and explaining political institutions and behavior. Students study the role of political science within the social sciences, trace the influence of major theories and themes in political thought, and conduct empirical social science research. The program can prepare students for careers in NGOs, education, lobbying, policy analysis, national security, and public service.
Students in the Graduate Certificate in Spanish improve proficiency in language and pedagogy and enhance intercultural competence to help students engage with the Hispanic world. The certificate can benefit students in their careers as teacher, linguist, translator, or foreign correspondent.
New single-campus programs include the following:
Artificial Intelligence, BA (IN)
Applied Data Science (IN)
Human-Computer Interaction (IN)
Environmental Health, MPH (BL)
Epidemiology, MPH (BL)
Global and Environmental Health, MPH (IN)
Human-Computer Interaction, MS (IN)
Physical Activity, MPH (BL)
Public Health Administration, MPH (BL)
MPH in Public Health Informatics, MPH (IN)
Tourism Management, MSR (BL)
Archive Management (IN)
Infection Control and Prevention Epidemiology (IN)
Medical Management (IN)
Online Instruction and Assessment (EA)
IU Online continues to develop and release new programs. Watch the IU Online website for updates.