Graduate Degree Programs

Online Learning Built for Your Busy Life

Apply By: 1/10/2022

Classes Start: 1/10/2022

About Athens State University Online Graduate Degrees

At Athens State University, we’re fiercely committed to our students’ lifelong success. Whatever they choose to study, Athens State graduate students experience a career-focused curriculum that prepares them to meet the needs of modern employers and poises them for lasting professional fulfillment. That’s why our alumni experience a 22% rate of return on their degrees.* 

Our degrees also have a noticeable financial impact in the lives of our graduates. The average midcareer annual salary in Alabama is $60,000, but with an Athens State graduate degree, our alumni have increased their annual salaries by as much as $11,700.* This financial growth is what makes our degrees a life-changing advantage, not just a piece of paper. On average, our students earn back the cost of their degree within six years of graduation.* 

Our affordable tuition, flexible learning options, and varied program lengths provide a truly accessible education, allowing us to serve more students. This accessibility extends to our faculty members, who pride themselves on their unparalleled availability and support. From extended office hours to one-on-one tutoring, they put in extra time to prime students for academic and career success.

*according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

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Online Format

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Affordable Tuition

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Small Classes

Get Your Degree While You Work

We understand that life happens outside the classroom — and that school isn’t your only priority. That’s why Athens State has designed our online master’s degrees specifically for adult learners who need to balance their studies with personal and professional responsibilities. We serve students who prioritize value and efficiency in education and want to eschew the typical college experience for more affordable, flexible, and career-focused degrees. With our online modalities and flexible program lengths, we allow you to craft a learning experience that works best with your life.

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83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*

Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of sharing their expertise to help students succeed.

Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.


Because our tuition is affordable, our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation.*


Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.


Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with 200 years of academic excellence.

*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

Earn Your Online Master’s Degree at Athens State

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