Graduate and Professional Studies

It’s time to put all the excuses you’ve been making to rest. 

Time waits for no one, and these days, there’s no such thing as being “too old” to go back to school. It’s never too late, and there really is no time like the present. As long as you’re able to, you should take the opportunity to invest in yourself with a high-quality education. Luckily, earning your online degree has never been easier than it is with Oklahoma Wesleyan University. 


It’s simple: because we understand the challenges surrounding working professionals. Whether your aim is growth in your current field or a career change down the road, we have tailor-made programs that are specifically designed for working professionals. Go at your own pace, all while keeping up with family and your career. 

OKWU offers you a variety of educational options in the Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) department, from associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees to master’s and doctoral degrees—all entirely online.  

What does this mean for you? 

As a working professional, time is always of the essence. Because our degrees are all online, you get the freedom of choosing when and how you’d like to study. You’re in control of your most valuable resource: time.   

With the convenience of online education, you no longer have to worry about setting days, weeks, or semesters aside to achieve your dream. Plus, you get the opportunity to study anywhere, at any time.  

We’re a faith-based, fully accredited institution that takes the demanding schedules of working adults into consideration. Our programs enable and equip you to study at your pace, and they can be started anytime, year-round.  

Why do you need a degree or qualification? 

There a several reasons why working adults would need to obtain a new, or even their first, formal degree. With job specifications being updated regularly, new skills are constantly in demand, and continuous learning is a crucial element of remaining abreast of current trends in the marketplace. As more workers enter the market, competition becomes tougher, and even just a climb up the corporate ladder is difficult. Here are the two most common reasons you might want to add a degree to your tool belt: 

1. Career Changes  

If you’re considering a career change but feel hindered because of your age, you should remember that you’re not alone. We’re on a constant journey of discovery, and this means that even people in their later years may find their current position or role unsatisfactory.  

It is extremely common for people in their 30’s or 40’s to decide on a career change, but this is not always easy without a formal qualification. Getting that new degree can make a huge difference. 

2. Investing in yourself  

At OKWU, we believe that every working individual deserves the chance to invest in their personal growth. That’s what a degree is! We believe that the sky is your limit and that there is no cut-off age for your personal and professional growth.  

All that’s left is for you to take the first step. Browse our range of online programs and apply today at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and we will do the rest.

We look forward to starting 2022 with you! 

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