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Online Programs

The College of Communication and Information offers several online degree options. Whether you're looking to complete your bachelor's degree online or for a fully online graduate degree, our College has an option that works for and with you. Explore what these flexible degree options can mean for you and your future below. 

Online Completion Programs

CI offers online bachelor’s degree completion programs in communication and information communication technology. The online degree completion programs are intended for students who: 

  • have already earned at least 60 hours toward their degree,  
  • have completed UK Core (i.e., 12 hours intellectual inquiry; six hours written, oral, visual communication; six hours quantitative reasoning and six hours citizenship), 
  • have been away from the University of Kentucky for at least one year (COM only), 
  • or who are not physically located in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Online Degree Completion Program in Communication

The online degree completion program in communication is open to UK students with 60 completed credit hours who are returning to coursework after a year or students from other programs with 60 completed credit hours. The program may exercise flexibility with these eligibility requirements. 

The program hosts all major courses online asynchronously, so you can work at your own pace and accommodate your schedule. Students will receive quality instruction from Kentucky’s premier university with the added flexibility of online learning. The program offers a personalized experience in many communication classes with fewer than 30 students and classes may be taken during the regular 16-week semester as well as during accelerated four- and eight-week summer sessions. 

For specific course requirements and admissions details, click here

Online Degree Completion Program in Information Communication Technology 

The online degree completion program in ICT is for incoming nontraditional students who have already completed a minimum of 60 hours. The program is targeted toward students who have left the university but would like to finish their degree. 

Students in this program will pay resident tuition for online students. This track can be completed in two to three years depending on full-time status and with asynchronous online courses that allow the flexibility to plan class schedule around other priorities. Students may transfer 60 credit hours and will complete ICT major requirements, the IS track and other University requirements completely online. 

For more information and course details, click here

Online Graduate Degrees

CI offers two online, asynchronous master’s degrees in information communication technology and library and information science.

The ICT graduate program focuses on advancing and evolving information technology. 

Graduate students in the library and information science master’s program can earn their American Library Association-accredited MSLS degree online in just 36 credit hours. 

For details on the ICT graduate program, click here.  For more information about the library and information science master’s program, click here.

Online Certificate Programs

Online Graduate Certificate in Integrated Strategic Communication

This fully-online, interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Integrated Strategic Communication confers essential skills in the use of data for designing, implementing, and managing brand communication programs on digital platforms. Its curriculum is designed for practitioners in every discipline and at every stage of their career, from recent graduates to seasoned corporate, agency, nonprofit or small business workers. Ideal for busy professionals who want to advance their careers by deploying content marketing, advertising, public relations, data analytics and social media and digital strategies, the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Strategic Communication is offered in collaboration with the Information Communication Technology program in the College.

Learn more and apply here.

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