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Clarion University is now enrolling students for Fall 2008 in its online degree and certificate programs. All interested students are encouraged to apply.

Financial aid is available, including VA benefits. Clarion degree programs are approved for the GI Bill, and the university offers competitive tuition rates for active-duty personnel.

Clarion’s online programs enable students to earn a two-year associate degree, a four-year bachelor’s degree or an advanced certificate online while working full-time, without having to come to the Clarion campus. Online study can be an ideal choice for people who are unable to travel to campus due to distance, job commitments, military service or family responsibilities.

Undergraduate Programs

Associate of Arts Degree. A 64-credit program offering students a liberal arts-based education in a flexible study format. It is an excellent starting point for a wide variety of learners. Students can then apply credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree.

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Degree. A 120-credit program that enables students to create their own major in an area of interest as they gain a broad liberal education. Currently, a concentration in Library Science is available.

Early Childhood Associate of Science Degree. This 60-credit program is designed especially for anyone interested in a career in early childhood development, and for child care workers who need the degree for professional advancement.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Completion. This 60-credit program builds upon the background and knowledge of registered nurses (RNs), and enables them to continue their education at a professional level.

Radiologic Sciences Prerequisite Program. In this 15-credit program, students can complete the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) general education requirements, and then pursue a radiography program of their choice.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA). Designed especially for part-time professional students, this AACSB-accredited program allows participants anywhere from 30 months to six years to complete the degree.

Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS). This 36-credit program equips graduates to work as professional librarians in a variety of urban and rural settings, including school, public, academic, and specialized libraries.

Master of Science in Mass Media Arts and Journalism (MSMMAJ). A 36-credit program intended for students seeking to become communication professionals in media, healthcare, nonprofit and government sectors.

Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences (MSRS). This 33-credit program enables students to build leadership and management skills in areas including developmental disabilities, gerontology and substance abuse.

Postgraduate Programs

CPA Exam Eligibility Program. This 24-credit program enables students to prepare for the CPA exam in as little as one year. It is designed especially for college graduates without accounting degrees.

Pennsylvania Secondary Teacher Certification. Aimed at teachers with a bachelor’s degree in a related area, this 33-credit program enables them to pursue certification in areas ranging from biology to social studies.

The Early Childhood Directors Credential. Designed for child care directors and child care professionals, this 9-credit program is issued through PA KEYS, a Pennsylvania based childcare and education consortium.

Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate (ITSC) Program. This is a 24-credit, non-degree certificate required for all Pennsylvania school district staff working with teachers on technology use in the classroom.

“Clarion is proud of its many regional and national accreditations, and our online programs meet those same rigorous accreditation standards,” said Dr. Art Acton, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. “At the same time, our online programs are designed to provide students with flexibility and convenience in achieving their educational goals.”

Clarion professors draw upon a broad mix of academic expertise and field experience in their teaching and research. Most faculty hold doctorates, and have worked extensively in their fields.

About Clarion University

Located 70 miles north of Pittsburgh in northwestern Pennsylvania, Clarion University is a public, state university with an annual enrollment of 7,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The university sits on an historic 100-acre campus, and is recognized by 25 separate accrediting agencies.

For more information

For more information on online degree and certificate programs at Clarion University, call 1-866-272-5612, option 2, or via e-mail at

8/20/2008 11:06 AM

Fall enrollment underway for online programs at Clarion University