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College of Professional and Continuing Studies

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Contact Information

College of Professional and Continuing Studies

Phone: (405) 325-1061

Email: pacsinfo@ou.edu

Website: pacs.ou.edu

Program Description

OU's College of Professional and Continuing Studies degree programs are designed to give an education option for working adults and non-traditional learners who juggle jobs, family commitments, and other personal responsibilities while finishing their education. Students choose from several degree options that are offered online, onsite, or in a hybrid format. The College of Professional and Continuing Studies online degrees are ranked among the best online programs (#9), the best online programs for veterans (#8), and the best online criminal justice master’s degree programs (#7) by U.S. News & World Report.

Degree Options

Professional and Continuing Studies students can choose from several degree options:

Undergraduate Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Lifespan Care Administration, Bachelor of Arts in World Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Science in Aviation, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Graduate Degrees: Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership, Master of Arts in Communication, Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Arts in Human and Health Services Administration, Master of Arts in International Relations, Master of Arts in Museum Studies, Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, Master of Human Relations, Master of Prevention Science, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Social Work, Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies: Organizational Leadership

Certificates and Training: Administrative Leadership Certificate, Corrections Management Certificate, Helping Skills in Human Relations Certificate, Human Resource Diversity and Development Certificate, Restorative Justice Certificate

College of Professional and Continuing Studies degrees include 100% online, hybrid, and onsite options and are designed for working adults and nontraditional students. 

Interests & Skills

College of Professional and Continuing Studies students typically have a wide range of interests and skills and bring real-world experience to the classroom and online discussions.

Notable Achievements

College of Professional and Continuing Studies faculty have real-world experience in their field and are chosen based on excellence in teaching. Many faculty members are leading professionals within the community and offer unique insight into their experiences.

Program Accreditation

The College of Liberal Studies is accredited by the North Central Association for Post-Secondary Education.

Your Future

Types of Employers

Military
Major corporations
Consulting firms
Federal and state government agencies
Colleges and universities
Police departments
Airlines
Museums and art galleries
Nonprofits
Investigative and security agencies
Health organizations
Prevention facilities
Financial services

Recent Graduates Jobs

Supervisor, electro-environmental specialist, U.S. Air Force;
Consumer documentation specialist, Bank of Oklahoma;
Weather systems branch manager, Federal Aviation Administration;
Logistics specialist, Boeing;
Human resources assistant, Indian Health Services;

Experienced Alumni Jobs

Director of outpatient services, Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center;
Director, Waterloo Museum of Art;
Consultant, Xerox Corp.;
Computer information specialist, Defense Information Systems;
Process engineer, Georgia-Pacific;