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      MU launches new online degree programs

      University of Missouri officials announced 16 new online programs Friday morning.

      The $2.5 million investment was in response to the demand for increased online learning opportunities.

      The programs provide more than 25 new undergraduate online courses. Those courses will allow students to earn a bachelorâ??s degree from a distance with little or no transfer credit.

      UM Provost Brian Foster said, â??Some of our online programs are 100% online. Some of them are hybrid programs that are mixed online and on campus. These multiple learning formats add to our ability to serve the people of the state in an appropriate and efficient way.â??

      The demand for online learning is at an all-time high among students of all ages.

      Mizzou will continue to invest in online offerings by accepting another round of proposals from its schools and colleges. Those awards will be announced next year.Students can earn a Bachelor's Degree in educational studies and hospitality management. Architectural studies, biomedical studis, interactive media, health communication, public affairs and public health will be available for students to earn their Master's Degree. Nursing: Leadership and Opportunity is the only Doctoral offering, while the certificate programs are college teaching, education quality management, energy efficiency, geospatial intelligence, nonprofit management and public management. Click here to sign up for updates about these degrees and certificates.