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Ohio became a state in 1803 and, continuing that legacy, established Ohio University in 1804. The school opened in 1808 with three students and a professor. Continuing Ohio University's progressive thinking, John Newton Templeton became only the third African American in the United States to earn a degree.

Today, there are more than 40,000 students enrolled at Ohio University. U.S. News & World Report ranks the school in the top 100 public universities and it is ranked in the top three percent of higher education institutions in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. The College of Business is ranked 15th by Bloomberg while SportBusiness International ranks the Master of Sports Administration degree program number one.

Ohio University Accreditation Details

Ohio University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This accreditation indicates that the school undergoes periodic voluntary evaluation by the agency to confirm that students continue to receive the highest quality education. The evaluation also determines whether Ohio University has the resources to meet its goals and obligations. If there are any areas that are identified as needing improvement, Ohio University agrees to address those issues in a timely manner. Programs may also be accredited by industry-specific organizations or agencies. For example, business programs at Ohio University are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Ohio University Application Requirements

Students who have not earned college credit after graduating high school must be in the top 16 to 46 percent of their graduating class and have a GPA of 3.46 or higher. Students must submit official high school transcripts and complete the Common Application. Students must also provide official ACT or SAT scores. To qualify for attendance, students must have a composite ACT score between 22 and 26 or an average combined SAT score between 1000 and 1190.

Transfer students are those who have completed 9 or more semester hours or 12 or more quarter hours in order to apply as transfers. Otherwise, they are admitted as first-year students. Students must complete an application and provide official high school transcripts. They must also provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Students who wish to complete their degree online should confirm that Ohio University has state authorization for the degree program. Ohio University may not have the authorization to offer classes that lead to licensure in some states. An admissions counselor can explain the process and students are encouraged to speak to a counselor before applying for online degrees where licensure may be necessary.

Ohio University Tuition and Financial Aid

Full-time undergraduate tuition is $24,012 for residents and $33,476 for non-residents. Online tuition per credit hour varies depending on the program the student wishes to enter and are as follows:

  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Operations Management – $353 in-state/$356 out-of-state
  • Correctional Education Program – $340 in-state/$343 out-of-state
  • All other online programs – $240 in-state/$243 out-of-state

Ohio University offers financial aid to students who demonstrate need as well as those who demonstrate academic excellence. In order to qualify for any financial assistance, students must complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be renewed each year to remain eligible for assistance. Financial aid may be in the form of grants, scholarships, loans or work-study programs. Ohio University also accepts veterans, military and employer benefits.

Degree Programs Available

Master of Accountancy

Ohio University offers an online Master of Accountancy that provides students with an understanding of the important numbers have in any business. The program provides an understanding of applications that use numbers to create insights and make predictions in order for business leaders to make informed decisions. Students are not required to provide official GRE or GMAT scores and can graduate in as little as five semesters. There are flexible program starts as well. The program addresses foundational principles in accounting as well as emerging trends. Students gain an understanding of big data, cloud computing, mobile data and more. Courses required for the program may include:

  • Accounting for Executives
  • Accounting Theory and Research
  • Advanced Accounting Topics I & II
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Advanced Managerial Decision Making
  • Advanced Tax Planning and Strategy
  • Contemporary Topics in Accounting
  • Data Analysis for Decision Making
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Intermediate Accounting Concepts
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prescriptive Analytics
  • Professional Ethics and Communication

Graduates are prepared for leadership roles in accounting. The program also provides students with the 150-credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA examination.

Master of Science in Nursing

Ohio University offers an online Master of Science in Nursing that allows students to obtain their graduate degree with flexible class scheduling. There are two concentrations available for the program: Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator. Students must hold a valid nursing license in order to enroll in the program. All courses are completed online, but the Family Nurse Practitioner track requires three campus visits during the course of study and the Nurse Educator program requires two campus visits.

The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares students for careers in a wide range of healthcare organizations. FNPs are able to perform procedures, order tests, provide patient education and write prescriptions. The Ohio University program is 41 credit hours and requires 650 clinical hours. Courses required include:

  • Advanced Health Appraisal
  • Advanced Maternal and Child Care
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Analyzing EBP for APN
  • Assessment and Intervention for Family Care
  • Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults
  • Theoretical Basis for Practice

The Nurse Educator concentration prepares students for careers as faculty members or as trainers in a healthcare facility. The program is 33 credit hours and requires 200 hours of teaching experience. Courses required include:

  • Academic Role
  • Advanced Health Appraisal for Nurse Educators
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Analyzing EBP for APN
  • Assessment and Intervention for Family Care
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Theoretical Basis for Practice

Ohio University allows working adults to achieve their higher education goals through online courses offered with flexible schedules.

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