Tradition Meets Opportunity, Online

Guiding students to succeed since 1889, Missouri Valley College offers you access to online degree programs designed exclusively for your success.

Affordable: Missouri Valley offers low online tuition, scholarships, grants, financial aid, and payment plans to help make achieving your career goals a reality.

Accelerated: With 8-week and semester courses, multiple start dates per year, and a generous transfer credit policy, an online degree from Missouri Valley is sure to fit your schedule.

Accredited: Missouri Valley’s online degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Career-Focused Programs

  • Accounting


    Accounting is the language of business and accounting professionals track all the financial operations of companies. An increasing demand for accounting professionals promises a lifetime of job security coupled with an above average salary potential. A bachelor’s degree in accounting offers a multitude of career options in auditing, corporate accounting or management services. Our program will prepare you for entry to mid-level jobs and provides the necessary coursework for students to work toward a master’s degree in accounting or a certified public accountant certification. 
    Accounting Program
  • Agribusiness


    Agribusiness is the business of agriculture production, a business that drives public policy, economic development and trade. Agribusiness professionals will be instrumental in developing new techniques and technologies, responsible for sustaining the world’s growing population and exhausted food resources. A degree in agribusiness doesn’t just prepare you to work on a farm, it prepares you for a wide range of agriculture and natural resource based careers. In our program, you’ll study the economic, social and political forces and trends that impact U.S. and global agribusinesses.
    Agribusiness Program
  • Business Administration

    Business Administration

    The career paths with a bachelor’s degree in business administration are wide-ranging and opportunities abound for you to excel. Through courses focused on planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling organizations, our program will teach you in demand skills to help set you apart. Transparency has never been more important to a successful business model, and our program also includes coursework in business ethics, decision-making, business policy, and effective administrative communication.
    Business Administration Program
  • Criminal Justice

    Criminal Justice

    Drug crimes, mental health needs, and human trafficking. All of these social and criminal justice issues are major topics within the field of criminal justice. As the country addresses these topics, and many others, graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice systems and the laws pertaining to them are increasingly valuable. Our program includes coursework in criminal law and the Constitution, forensic science, criminal evidence, minorities and criminal justice, corrections/probation and parole, juveniles, criminology, and victimology. Criminal Justice concentrations include Law Enforcement, Corrections/Probation and Parole, and Juvenile Justice.
    Criminal Justice Program
  • Economics


    Whether you realize it or not, economics impacts your daily life. Learning about economic concepts can help you understand the news, make financial decisions, shape public policy and see the world through a new lens. Economics is the study of decision making; of how people use resources and respond to incentives. It usually includes topics like wealth and finance, but economics also helps us understand the driving forces behind the supply and demand of consumer and corporate markets. If you’ve always been interested in the science of human behavior and decision making, consider a degree in economics.
    Economics Program
  • Educational Administration, MA

    Educational Administration, MA

    The purpose of the Master of Arts in Educational Administration program is to prepare students with the training to become effective school administrators. This program will lead to K-12 administration certification.
    Educational Administration, MA Program
  • Elementary Education

    Elementary Education

    We believe that you build knowledge through meaningful interactions rather than acquiring facts. We’ve developed our program around this theory and we’ll teach you how to incorporate this principle into your own teaching practice. Major elements of our program include field experiences within schools and classrooms, in-class discussions, individual unit/lesson planning and assessment development. We emphasize the use of technology in the classroom and model the use of Smartboards, presentation software, digital data projectors, and more. Our faculty have years of experience in classrooms and in administrative roles in school districts throughout the U.S. Our program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The teacher education programs are approved by the Missouri State Board of Education.
    Elementary Education Program
  • Finance


    Where accounting professionals track monetary transactions, finance professionals determine the strategy or management of money and other resources. The finance program at Missouri Valley College will prepare you to succeed in a number of areas within the financial field including resource allocation, resource management, acquisition and investment. Every area of business uses the techniques and skills taught in courses on finance and entities like banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and governments are especially interested in individuals with a finance degree.
    Finance Program
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Shouldn’t your education be as unique as you are? Interdisciplinary studies is a degree program personalized to you and your life plan. Instead of following a predetermined path, interdisciplinary studies allows you the freedom to choose the courses that will benefit you the most, providing a flexible pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree.
    Interdisciplinary Studies Program
  • Liberal Arts

    Liberal Arts

    Liberal Arts is a two-year degree program that provides students with a general liberal arts curriculum. The program serves as a solid foundation for education and employment and is easily transferable to many institutions in Missouri.
    Liberal Arts Program
  • Management: Entrepreneurship

    Management: Entrepreneurship Concentration

    If you’ve dreamed of being an entrepreneur, joining a family business, or running your own, you will benefit from a management degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship. Courses examine the practical problems faced by entrepreneurs in the development and management of a startup or ongoing enterprise. The program includes coursework in business ethics, the manager/owner role, business policy, and effective administrative communication.
    Management: Entrepreneurship Program
  • Management: Sports Management

    Management: Sports Management Concentration

    Sport management is a field of study concerning the business aspect of sports. With a strong business core, the education you’ll receive while earning a management degree from MVC is versatile and can prepare you for a wide variety of roles. Some examples of sport managers include the front office system in professional sports, college sports managers, sports marketing, event management, facility management, sport finance, and sports information.
    Management: Sports Management Program
  • Marketing


    Today’s marketing professionals combine creative concepts with data-driving decisions to promote products and services in every industry. As the field continues to evolve, incorporating science, technology, sociology, and psychology, companies will look to hire well-rounded, marketing professionals capable of critical and strategic thinking. In addition to our liberal arts core, which leads you to become a curious, creative, and critical thinker, students earning an MVC bachelor’s degree in marketing must demonstrate knowledge in the business core through courses in accounting, finance, business law, and economics. In marketing courses, you’ll explore topics that include consumer and market behavior, market research, and advertising.
    Marketing Program
  • Nursing: LPN to BSN

    Nursing: LPN to BSN

    Our online track allows the LPN to continue working while completing their BSN degree. Eighteen hours can be transferred from an accredited LPN program. The last two years will consist of nursing courses and clinical experiences leading to a BSN. The LPN to BSN online student applications are due by October 1st. Students applying to the program are evaluated on their active unencumbered Missouri LPN license, TOEFL scores, GPA’s, and letters of reference. Fourteen candidates are selected annually to enter the LPN to BSN online track. Select Nursing Program to view the BSN Student Handbook and the curriculum.
    Nursing: LPN to BSN Program
  • Nursing, MS

    Nursing, MS

    The Master of Science in Nursing with focus on Family Nurse Practitioner online program prepares registered nurses (RNs) to work in a more advanced role within the medical field. The program builds on the baccalaureate level of nursing through advanced course work and clinical practicums. This increased knowledge and clinical expertise promotes the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to provide health care to diverse populations in a variety of clinical settings and communities.
    Nursing, MS Program
  • Psychology


    The MVC psychology program takes a scientifically oriented approach to the study of behavior and mental processes. Our flexible curriculum includes a broad range of courses, opportunities for independent study, experiential learning through internships, and research opportunities. Your online degree program will be tailored to your personal interests of counseling, research, or developmental psychology.
    Psychology Program
  • Small Business Management

    Small Business Management

    Small Business Management is a two-year degree program that can be pursued on its own or as a concurrent supplement to a bachelor’s degree in an associated field.
    Small Business Management Program
  • Technology Requirements
  • Location of Learning

    To enroll in online classes, a student must be located in one of the member states. Student location is, in general, where the student learning activity takes place, and not related to their legal State of residence.

    Students who change location should formally notify MVC by completing the Student Location of Learning Update form, or contact the Registrar’s Office directly (

    The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Practical experiences (including internships and student teaching) are also included. Missouri Valley College is a member of both the national (NC-SARA) and regional (MHEC) chapter of SARA, and authorized to offer distance education to students located in other NC-SARA member states  and U.S. Territories (directory).

  • Professional Licensure Disclosures

    The Department of Education Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a)(5)(v) and State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) policy mandates each institution inform students of whether their program curriculum in both distance education programs and face-to-face programs meets the state requirements for each program that leads to licensure or certification.
    If you live outside the state of Missouri and are considering enrolling in a face-to-face program at Missouri Valley College that leads to a professional licensure and/or certification, each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements, therefore we strongly recommend that you confirm that the program meets regulations for your state. Other licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.
    Prospective and current students should also keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether they can continue in the course, meet the eligibility requirements of that state, and/or receive financial aid funding. Students considering relocation during their academic program are encouraged to communicate with the program contact and the applicable licensing authority in that state for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements. For your convenience, links to requirements for other states and other US jurisdictions are provided based on the program. If your academic program of interest is not listed, please contact the program department for more information.

    Education (Undergraduate / Graduate)

    Nursing (Undergraduate)

    Professional Licensure Disclosures

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Missouri Valley College has been granted conditional approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, 3605 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

    Nursing (Graduate)

    Counseling (Graduate)

  • Complaint Resolution

    Higher-education institutions delivering courses by distance education are required to provide the contact information for official entities or agencies within each state designated to handle complaint resolution. States are required by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.43(b)) to have a complaint process available to any enrolled or prospective student. Students enrolled in online and distance courses, as well as on-campus courses, should attempt to resolve complaints by following the appropriate institutional policy: Grievance Policy (Student Complaints) or Academic Grievance Process as outlined in the College catalog and student handbook. Students who have exhausted the institution’s appeal process may contact:

    Dr. Laura Vedenhaupt
    Director of Academic Affairs
    Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
    301 W. High St., Ste 840
    P.O. Box 1469
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
    (573) 751-2361

    Students who wish to file a complaint about the College with its accreditor regarding issues of institutional quality may do so by following the instructions on the Higher Learning Commission website: