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Overview

Founded in 1918, Ball State University is a public university composed of eight academic colleges. Ball State offers award-winning programs and has about 190 undergraduate majors and more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate and specialist degree programs. The university's nearly 22,000 students receive robust academic instruction from highly trained faculty. Through Ball State Online, students can pursue a range of fully online programs and earn their degree on their schedule. Online students have access to services including library resources, tutoring and technology support.

Ball State University Online Degrees

Ball State University Recognized as an Online College Leader

TBS has recognized Ball State as a leader of online education in the area of education & teaching for having several ranking online programs, offered by the following BSU school and departments:

Department of Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership, one of six departments in the Teachers College at Ball State University, offers a variety of graduate and professional degree programs for students seeking to pursue or advance leadership roles in diverse educational settings. Students may pursue degrees in topics such as educational administration and higher education, with online degree program options and professional experience opportunities. The Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Department of Educational Leadership offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

Department of Educational Studies

The Department of Educational Studies, part of the Teachers College at Ball State University, offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in topics including curriculum and instruction, educational technology, secondary education, and adult and community education. Students prepare for careers such as curriculum coordinator and educational technology specialist through traditional, blended, and online degree programs. The Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Department of Educational Studies offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies

The Department of Early Childhood, Youth and Family Studies, part of the Teachers College at Ball State University, offers undergraduate degree programs, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Students may pursue topics such as early childhood education, family and child studies, and P-12 administration through traditional and online degree programs. The Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Department of Early Childhood, Youth and Family Studies offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

Department of Elementary Education

The Department of Elementary Education, part of the Teachers College at Ball State University, offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs for students seeking to advance in a variety of roles in the elementary education field. Students benefit from online degree program options, as well as professional experience opportunities. The Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Department of Elementary Education offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

Department of Special Education

The Department of Special Education, part of the Teachers College at Ball State University, offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in the special education field. Students may pursue topics of study including mild interventions, intense interventions, exceptional needs, and applied behavior analysis. The department serves students through both traditional and online degree program options. The Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Department of Special Education offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, part of the College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University, offers a wide selection of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in mathematical fields. Students may choose from diverse topics, including actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. The department offers online degree programs, as well as professional experience opportunities.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

School of Kinesiology

The School of Kinesiology at Ball State University offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in the kinesiology field. Students may pursue topics of study such as athletic training, athletic coaching, exercise science, aquatics, and sport administration. Students benefit from flexible online degree programs and professional experience opportunities.

The School of Kinesiology offers an online degree program featured in the following rankings:

Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in topics such as business analytics, computer technology, logistics and supply chain management, and technical education. Students in the department benefit from online degree program options and professional experience opportunities. The Miller College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB).

The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management offers an online degree program featured in the following rankings:

Ball State University's Accreditation, Approvals, Tuition & Admissions Info

Accreditation

Ball State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Several of the university's programs also hold specialized accreditation, including those from AACSB International, the Council for the Association of Educator Preparation, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Tuition

Undergraduate tuition -- $304 in-state / $510 out-of-state
Graduate tuition -- $410 in-state / $616 out-of-state

Admissions and Transfer Info

Ball State University's admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by program.

The university accepts applications year-round and has four start dates – fall, spring and two in the summer.
Freshman applicants must submit ACT or SAT scores. Some programs also require an essay, design portfolio or performance audition.

Applicants who are 23 or older must have graduated from an accredited high school or earned an equivalency diploma.

Those 22 or younger must submit high school transcripts or GED/TASC scores.

Transfer students must submit academic records from all colleges or universities they've attended. They also must be in good academic standing and have earned at least a 2.0 GPA on all transferable course work.

Bachelor's degree students must earn 30 of their last 40 credits from Ball State.

International applicants also must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Graduate program applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they've attended.

School Profile

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Online Degrees at Ball State University

Significant Ball State University online degree rankings:
#2 Best Online College in Indiana

Liberal Arts & Humanities

Associate Degrees
General Arts

Bachelor Degrees
General Studies

Master Degrees
Interior Design
Journalism
Public Relations
Urban Design

Graduate Certificates
Journalism
Specializations:
Emerging Media and Visual Reporting
Literary Journalism

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Business & Management

Undergraduate Certificates
Apartment Management

Bachelor Degrees
Business Administration

Master Degrees
Business Administration -Ranked #27
Business and Marketing Education
Executive Development

Graduate Certificates
Business Essentials for Professionals
Public Administration
Public Relations
Specializations:
Corporate Communications
Education Communications

Real Estate Development
Sales Management

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Computers & Technology

Master Degrees
Emerging Media Design and Development

Graduate Certificates
Emerging Media Design and Development
Information and Communication Technologies

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Bachelor Degrees
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Legal Studies - Ranked #3

Graduate Certificates
Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Nursing & Healthcare

Associate Degrees
Radiography

Bachelor Degrees
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science (RN to BS) - Ranked #41

Master Degrees
Nursing

Graduate Certificates
Health Economics, Policy, and Administration
Nursing

Doctoral Degrees
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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Psychology & Counseling

Bachelor Degrees
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Master Degrees
Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in autism
Quantitative Psychology

Graduate Certificates
Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors (teen counseling)
Neuropsychology

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Education & Teaching

Undergraduate Certificates
Infant/Toddler

Bachelor Degrees
Early Childhood Education (birth through age 5, non-licensure) - Ranked #2

Master Degrees
Adult and Community Education
Career and Technical Education
Coaching Education
Curriculum and Educational Technology
Educational Administration and Supervision with principal's license - Ranked #8
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education
Mathematics Education (K-12)
Mathematics Education, for community college instructors teaching foundational math courses
Secondary Education
Special Education
Technology Education

Graduate Certificates
Adult Education
Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Special Education: Autism
College and University Teaching
Community College Leadership
Community Education
Computer Education for Teachers
Disabilities for Post-Secondary Settings with an Emphasis in Autism
Early Childhood Program Administration
Elementary Education: Literacy Instruction
Enhanced Teaching Practice for Elementary Teachers
Gifted and Talented (High Abilities) Education
Human Development and Learning
Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors (teen counseling)
Mathematics Education
Specializations:
Elementary Mathematics Teacher Leadership
Middle School
Post-Secondary Foundational Mathematics Teaching

Middle Level Education
Special Education: Response to Intervention (RTI)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Doctoral Degrees
Doctor of Education (EdD) in Adult, Higher, and Community Education
Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Administration and Supervision
Education Specialist in Superintendency (EdS)

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