Graduate Distance Programs

Master Programs

Doctoral Programs


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Blended and Hybrid Programs

A small number of programs feature a short residency designed to help you explore concepts that are best demonstrated face-to-face, while networking with others and with faculty. Most, but not all, residencies are a few days to two weeks in duration, and occur with advance notice. Programs that include a residency requirement are:

  • Ph.D. in Educational Studies with specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education
  • Ed.D. in Educational Administration with area of study in P-12 School Leadership (Superintendent endorsement)
  • M.Ed. with area of study in P-12 School Leadership (Principal Endorsement)
  • M.Ed. or M.A. in Special Education with specialization in Visual Impairment

Hybrid Distance Education Program (M.A.)

The M.A. in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design, Textile History specialization with an emphasis in Quilt Studies distance delivery program is offered through a combination of distance technology and on-campus instruction. This program requires a spring semester of traditional on-campus courses totaling 9 credit hours. Most students complete a non-thesis option with a professional internship; a thesis option (with permission) is occasionally pursued.


Graduate Level Added or Supplementary Endorsements and Administrative Certificates/Endorsements

To pursue a supplemental endorsement, students must either hold a valid teaching certificate or be pursuing a teacher education program. All of the following endorsements are aligned with Nebraska Department of Education requirements. Please contact an academic advisor or the specified contact person for information.

  • Curriculum Supervisor (Grades PK-12)
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing/Subject (Grades P-12)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Birth thru K)
  • Early Intervention Specialist (Birth to K) (Supplemental)
  • Behavior Intervention Specialist (Supplemental)
  • Family and Consumer Science Education
  • Principal, Elementary (Grades PK-8)
  • Principal, Secondary (Grades 7-12
  • Superintendent (Grades PK-12)
  • Visual Impairment (Grades Birth-12)

Students must apply through Graduate Studies for admission to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.