Experiential, Community-Focused, and Student-Centered Online Education from Butler University.


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Find the best path to career advancement in a flexible program that meets your needs and professional goals. Butler University offers high-quality, in-demand degree programs led by world-class faculty in an online format. Our online programs allow students to engage directly with faculty and peers, learn from a rigorous curriculum, and gain new skills through real-world, immersive experiences.

At Butler, we cultivate innovation and holistic learning for both our on campus and online students and prepare them with the knowledge and skills they need to meet and exceed their career and life goals. Explore Butler’s online degrees, designed to meet the needs of today’s adult students.

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The 38-credit hour Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) merges both theory and practice in a hands-on, student-focused environment. Through real-world, immersive experiences, students are prepared with the skill set to tackle business challenges with confidence. Our program is taught by industry leaders and guided by assigned leadership coaches who provide personalized coaching to students throughout their program.

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The 30-credit hour Master of Science in Strategic Communication program blends communication theory, emerging trends, and best practices to help develop industry leaders with a broad range of communication skills. Students learn to interpret, translate, and leverage data and research to adeptly drive global strategic communication. The M.S. in Strategic Communication can help prepare students to advance within their current organization or transition into a new career path.

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Butler’s Master of Science in Data Analytics program empowers students with the analytical skills required to create and deploy data-based actionable insights which improve decision-making in their organization. Students learn technical skills, like predictive analytics and effective visualization techniques, essential for understanding complex datasets.

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The Butler Doctor of Pharmacy online pathway empowers purposeful practitioners who lead within their communities and their professions in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, and healthcare fields. Our robust curriculum equips students with clinical skills and knowledge on the use of medications through an experiential, immersive, and collaborative learning environment, which prepares them to meet rapidly growing industry demands beyond the pharmacy.

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The 12-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication prepares students with the foundational and career-relevant skills necessary to stay abreast of industry trends. Our interdisciplinary curriculum equips working professionals with the ability to advance in their organizations or pivot into a new role. The certificate can be completed in as few as two consecutive semesters and provides a pathway into the Master’s in Strategic Communication program.

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Our online programs are designed with the same high-quality curriculum and taught by the same caring, distinguished faculty as our on-campus programs. Learn from industry experts and engage with your peers in small class sizes through a flexible format designed to work alongside your busy schedule.

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Information on other Butler online graduate and professional programs can be found on this website.

“Butler University recognizes that different learners have different needs, and may require different models of education. As an institution of higher education, we are committed to embracing and supporting learners of all life stages and backgrounds. I’m confident that these newly created online graduate programs will prove to be popular with adult learners who value a high-quality Butler University education that can be delivered in a manner that accommodates their extremely busy work-life schedules.”

James Danko, President of Butler University

“It’s a natural evolution of Butler’s strong College of Communication to launch a master’s degree in Strategic Communication. As an alum, I am biased toward Butler students and graduates, but I’ve hired and mentored several young professionals, and the Butler ones always stand out. Now with this opportunity, students and professionals can expand their careers by gaining insights and knowledge in the areas where the communications industry is moving-strategy, consultation, problem solving, critical thinking, and innovation. Earning a specialized degree in this area will prove extremely valuable for those in the program, as well as for the organizations they serve.”

Karen Alter ’85, ABC|CEO, Partner – Borshoff

“In the time I was in the program, I did over 5 projects with local businesses. That was information and experience I don’t think I would have gotten through a normal classroom experience. If you’re looking to use your MBA to gain real world business experience, this is the best place to do it.”

Blaine Zimmerman


Bachelor’s degree required.

Bachelor’s degree required. By providing my information and clicking “Request Information” button, I consent to be contacted via telephone (including a cell phone, if provided), email, and text message about the program selected.