100% Online. Flexibly-Paced. Incredibly Affordable.

Answering the call for affordable, convenient, accessible, and high-quality education, Eastern has reshaped the delivery of higher ed with an innovative line of LifeFlex programs. With online formats, flexibly-paced courses, and incredibly affordable prices, these LifeFlex programs promise to flex when life doesn’t.

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AA in Liberal Arts

Gain a solid foundation in the liberal arts with an integration of faith, reason, and justice woven throughout the program. Prepare yourself for bachelor's degree in the many majors Eastern has to offer.

  • FORMAT: 100% online, flexibly-paced within 7-week terms
  • COST: Only $2,500-$7,500 out of pocket per year (30 credits). Grants from Eastern and public sources make this possible.

Learn more about the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts.

AA in Early Childhood Studies

Eastern University's undergraduate AA in Early Childhood Studies prepares excellent educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of early learning settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their chosen field.

  • FORMAT: 100% online, flexibly-paced within 7-week terms
  • COST: Only $2,500-$7,500 out of pocket per year (30 credits). Grants from Eastern and public sources make this possible.

Learn more about the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Studies.

BS in Business Administration

Designed for working adults, the BS in Business Administration equips students with the tools, concepts, and theories necessary to contribute to a successful business. This degree covers a wide range of business competencies including management, ethics, business law, marketing, finance, and accounting. Students are able to apply their learning immediately and utilize these concepts throughout their careers.

  • FORMAT: 100% online, flexibly-paced within 7-week terms
  • COST: Only $2,500-$7,500 out of pocket per year (30 credits). Grants from Eastern and public sources make this possible.

Learn more about the BS in Business Administration.

BS in Early Childhood Studies

Eastern University's undergraduate BS in Early Childhood Studies prepares excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of early learning settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their chosen field.

  • FORMAT: 100% online, flexibly-paced within 7-week terms
  • COST: Only $2,500-$7,500 out of pocket per year (30 credits). Grants from Eastern and public sources make this possible.

Learn more about the BS in Early Childhood Studies

BS in Early Childhood Education

Eastern University's undergraduate BS in Early Childhood Education prepares excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of early learning and elementary school settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their chosen field. This program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining the Certification in Early Childhood Education (PK-4).

  • FORMAT: 100% online, flexibly-paced within 7-week terms
  • COST: Only $2,500-$7,500 out of pocket per year (30 credits). Grants from Eastern and public sources make this possible.

Learn more about the BS in Early Childhood Education.

BS in Special Education (PK-12)

Eastern University's undergraduate BS in Special Education prepares excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of school settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their field. This program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining the Certification in Special Education (PK-12).

  • FORMAT: 100% online, flexibly-paced within 7-week terms
  • COST: Only $2,500-$7,500 out of pocket per year (30 credits). Grants from Eastern and public sources make this possible.

Learn more about the BS in Special Education (PK-12 Certification).

BA in Psychology

Earn your BA in Psychology through Eastern University’s fully online, flexibly-paced program. Enjoy a high-quality, immersive educational experience designed to equip graduates to pursue a variety of career options within the field of psychology. Delivered through Eastern’s innovative LifeFlex™modality, students will have the opportunity to learn from excellent instructors, earn a bachelor’s degree, and cultivate the foundational knowledge and skills to advance in the field of psychology. (Looking for our on-campus BA in Psychology? Browse here.)

  • FORMAT: 100% online, flexibly-paced within 7-week terms
  • COST: Only $2,500-$7,500 out of pocket per year (30 credits). Grants from Eastern and public sources make this possible.

Learn more about the BA in Psychology.

MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

Eastern University’s online MA in Marriage and Family Therapy trains students to work clinically and skillfully with individuals, couples, families, and communities. Graduates are equipped to foster hope, emotional healing, positive change, and reconciliation for broken relationships through faith and systemic thinking.

  • FORMAT: 100% online, self-paced within 7-week terms
  • TIME TO COMPLETE: 2 years if studying full-time
  • COST: $28,800 total in tuition & fees for the full 60-credit program (2023-2024)

Learn more about the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy.

MBA in Organizational Management

Our innovative Master of Business Administration equips students with the knowledge, business acumen, and strategic mindset necessary to lead successful teams in high-performing organizations. Optional concentrations in Business Analytics and Healthcare Administration are also available.

  • FORMAT: 100% online, self-paced within 7-week terms
  • TIME TO COMPLETE: As little as 10 months
  •  COST: $9,900 (for general track) for 2023-2024

Learn more about the MBA in Organizational Management 

MS in Data Analytics

Our 100% online Master of Science in Data Analytics empowers students for success in the rapidly growing data-driven industries through flexible, self-paced learning. Graduates emerge equipped with essential skills in statistics, predictive analytics, data visualization, and more, positioning them to excel in data analytics careers or make a successful transition into the field.

  • FORMAT: 100% Online, self-paced within 7-week terms
  • TIME TO COMPLETE: As little as 10 months
  • COST: $9,900 total for 2023-24

Learn more about the Master’s in Data Analytics.

MS in Data Science

Our popular Master’s in Data Science is priced approximately 50 to 80% less than most other schools’ programs and does not require prior knowledge or experience in the field of data science. “Data science for all” is our motto. This program teaches the essential skill sets necessary to thrive in today’s data-driven economy. Our MS in Data Science was recently ranked #1 in the U.S. by BestValueSchools.org!

  • FORMAT: 100% online, self-paced within 7-week terms
  • TIME TO COMPLETE: As little as 10 months
  • COST: $9,900 total for 2023-24

Learn more about the Master’s in Data Science.

MSN: Master of Science in Nursing

Eastern's 100% online, accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator program prepares graduates to transform health and nursing education within a variety of settings including higher education, healthcare organizations and throughout the global nursing community. Advance into a wide variety of careers through training in the application of research, innovative teaching technologies, and individualized practicum experiences. 

  • FORMAT: 100% online, flexibly-paced within 7-week terms
  • TIME TO COMPLETE: 2.5 years while maintaining employment
  • COST: $16,320 for 2024-2025 (Eastern BSN alumni who enroll in Fall 2024 will also receive a special 10% BSN Alumni Discount!)

Learn more about the MSN.

MSW: Master of Social Work

Our MSW program trains social work practitioners to apply trauma-informed competencies in a wide variety of settings. The MSW equips professionals to provide compassionate care and comprehensive practical experiences that build upon the resilience of clients and constituencies in order to help them thrive.

  • FORMAT: 100% online, self-paced coursework with guided deadlines within 7-week terms
  • TIME TO COMPLETE: As little as 2 years
  • COST: As low as $14,400 (for students who qualify for advanced standing)

Learn more about the Master of Social Work.

“The LifeFlex model allows adult students to work at their own pace, around their busy schedules. It allows them to achieve their dreams in an affordable, manageable way.”

Kent Sparks, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

FAQs about the LifeFlex Model

What does it mean for LifeFlex programs to be "flexibly-paced?"

The LifeFlex model is built around providing you with the flexibility you need. Within this model, you decide when you will complete assignments and exams within our 7-week terms. And you decide how many courses you take per term.  

How can programs this inexpensive provide an outstanding education?

Eastern is an accredited, private university that has been repeatedly ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by US News and World Report. Founded in 1925, we have a long history of providing innovative, student-centered education, and we love meeting your needs with flexible, engaging degree programs!

Our innovative LifeFlex design allows us to provide a high-quality education at a fraction of the price of most other programs. Instead of professors lecturing at set times with strict due dates, our expert faculty have created coursework suited to your learning styles. This maximizes flexibility to learn as a part of your busy work, family, and personal life, and lessens the need for expensive, on-campus learning modalities.

Will online learning be engaging?

Yes! Our pre-recorded, high quality course videos can be displayed on laptops, desktops, or mobile devices, making for easy access on-the-go. Course concepts are visualized through sharp graphics and organized text, making note-taking a breeze. In-video quiz questions give you a quick sense of which concepts you’ve grasped and which need further review.

If you enjoy hands-on learning and engaging activities, Eastern's LifeFlex degrees are perfect for you.

1-Minute Overview of Undergraduate LifeFlex Programs