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Lamar University Online Degree Programs

Build your career and add to your success with an outstanding education from Lamar University. Choose from these online degree programs.

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Business Programs

Choose a Bachelor of Business Administration in general business, entrepreneurship or management or an MBA in five concentrations.

Criminal Justice

Political Science/Criminal Justice Programs

Bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice are available through Lamar University online.


Education Programs

Lamar University offers some of the top-ranked online graduate education degrees in the U.S.


Nursing Programs

Accelerate your nursing or healthcare administration career with nationally ranked online nursing degrees, or choose Lamar University's new MBA in Healthcare Administration.


Healthcare Programs

Designed with working students in mind, Lamar University healthcare programs prepare you for real-world applications of your studies. Accelerated, affordable and online, our healthcare programs will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts/​Communication Programs

Earn an accelerated online bachelor's degree quickly - on your own schedule, even while you work full time.

Student Resources

Student Resources

Access tech support, library resources and more. You can also learn more about our military educational opportunities.

About Lamar University

About Lamar University

A cornerstone of affordable, outstanding higher education for over 90 years, Lamar University is now the fastest growing university in Texas.


Welcome to Lamar University – Affordable Programs Online.

Find the affordable, online program that's right for you

Lamar University offers a variety of degrees across many areas of study and emphasis. Our programs are all 100% online and taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach our on-campus programs. We take special care in providing programs that are both flexible and convenient, so you can earn your degree at a pace that best fits your busy lifestyle and schedule.

Live the legacy.Invent the future.

Find out more about the outstanding, affordable online degree programs available at Lamar University by completing the form to the right or calling the number below.

Call Us: 866-223-7675

  1. Learn 100% online – anytime, anywhere
  2. Personalized academic guidance
  3. Nationally ranked online degrees
  4. Committed to your success

Courage. Determination. Hope.

In 2014, Penny Finch was one of the keynote speakers at Lamar University's graduation ceremony—a first for an online student. In the midst of tragedy, with perseverance and determination, Penny earned her Master of Education in School Counseling at Lamar University while working and caring for her family. During her journey, she found love again and remarried.

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Penny Finch
New MBA Online

New Program: MBA Online

Whether you're ready to shift gears or fast-track your career, Lamar University Online offers an all-new, 100% online MBA with 8 concentrations. Choose the one that's right for your career goals and get started.

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About Lamar University

Lamar University was named after Mirabeau B. Lamar, the founder of public education in Texas, and remains deeply committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with an outstanding education. Now one of the fastest growing universities in Texas, we continue to demonstrate this commitment by building strong programs in education, business, engineering, sciences and the arts, a large variety of which are available online. As our enrollment continues to grow, both on campus and online, we remain focused on offering a personalized environment that fosters individual success.


Lamar University's online programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and the university is designated as a doctoral research university with high research activity.

Military Friendly

Lamar University is a proud member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium.

On the Move

Lamar University is home to the fastest-growing college of education in Texas and continues to produce more certificates than any other Texas university.

Regional Accreditation

Lamar University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associates, bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lamar University.

Professional Accreditations

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mary Bartlett

Dr. Bartlett is a licensed professional counselor who is also an expert on the understanding and treatment of suicide. In addition to her teaching and research activities, she also serves as a Military Family Life Consultant, helping service members and their families adjust to life in the civilian world.

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Dr. Mary Bartlett

Outstanding opportunities and personal support for service members

Lamar University is proud to be part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network. To ensure your successful transition to a civilian career, we provide service members and veterans with personal academic support from application through graduation. As part of your free, unofficial transcript review, our advisors will help you determine opportunities to translate your military training and work experiences into non-traditional college credit and secure the funding you need for your degree program.

Jessica Sandoval

"Lamar University allows me to work at my own pace on my master's degree."

Jessica Sandoval, Birdville ISD
Online M.Ed. in Educational Administration graduate.

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