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Western Governors University

WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2008

Online degrees based on your skills and knowledge. At Western Governors University, we emphasize mastery of essential skills and knowledge instead of accumulating credit hours. Progress toward your online degree is based on passing rigorous assessments (such as tests, projects, and assignments) that measure your skills and knowledge in your field of study. WGU is the only accredited university in the U.S. offering competency-based, online degrees.

Western Governors University Online Degree Programs

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. With bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in education, business, information technology, and health professions, WGU’s rigorous yet flexible approach to education gives the university a unique advantage over other online programs.

MS in Nursing

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