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Opportunities for

Adult Learners

Our growing degree programs and courses are designed for working adults. 

Earn your professional certification, undergraduate, or graduate degree from NKU at a time and place convenient to you.

The diversity of the programs means you can fulfill your true potential in a variety of highly sought-after fields.  

Adult Learner Programs & Services (ALPS)

ALPS at NKU is designed for working adult students in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Study with your colleagues in accelerated adult-centered education classes taught by seasoned faculty.


Start the process of earning your online degree today. Explore our programs and chat with our program specialists. Find your spark today!

Credit for Prior Learning

College-level learning acquired through non-college experience is called prior learning. Credit is not granted for the experiences you have had, but rather for the learning that has resulted from those experiences. 

Graduate Education

Our full-time, part-time and online programs allow you to customize a path to success. 

Whether looking to advance your career or unleash your passion, we have the master’s, post-master’s, doctoral and certificate programs to shape your future.

Project Graduate

Project Graduate is a statewide initiative to assist adult learners who have accumulated 80 credit hours to return to finish their first bachelor's degree.