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Online associate degrees

Pursue our online associate's degrees and develop the foundational skills you need to enter growing fields like business, information technology and criminal justice. An important stepping stone in your education, our associate’s degree programs are affordable, career-relevant and designed to fit your schedule.


associate degrees awarded in 2019

26+ average years

faculty with professional experience

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The flexibility of choosing your classes, the counselors working with you, the due dates — UOPX was more adapted to the working adult.”

Horace W.

Associate of Arts, Business, ‘16; Bachelor of Science, Business, ’18; MBA, 2020

Horace W.

Why earn your online associate’s degrees with us

Why earn your online associate’s degrees with us

Start when your're ready

You have 8-10 opportunities all year long to start one of our associate degrees, so you can begin when it best suits your schedule.

Affordable, locked-in tuition

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed for your program. Which means no surprises or rising tuition costs – only one, set price.

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and its predecessor for more than 40 years. Additionally, the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Career Services for Life®

Gain lifetime access to resources, tools and support for your career. In addition to our online tools, there are real people you can lean on. Our academic counselors — available to degree and certificate students — can help you identify and make informed decisions about potential careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Associate degree programs typically take two years to complete. But you may be able to save time and money on your degree by transferring eligible credits from an accredited institution, or applying to have your relevant work and life experiences evaluated for potential credit toward your degree. 

Online associate degrees are building blocks in higher education — and your future. When you choose to an associate degree, you‘ll learn from practitioner faculty who bring years of industry experience in fields like business, information technology and criminal justice. So, you can be ready and equipped with the foundational skills and knowledge you need to enter these fields confidently.

Here are the associate degree programs you can pursue:

An Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals degree can help lay an educational foundation to prepare you to be an:

  • Administrative services and facilities managers

An Associate of Science in Cybersecurity degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Computer and information systems administrator
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Network and computer system administrator

An Associate of Arts in Information Technology degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Computer systems analyst

An Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Correctional officers and jailers

60-63 credits – but many of our students transfer credits from accredited institutions, helping them save time and money on their associate degree. You may also apply for work and life experience credits to help save time and money earning your degree. Speak to an enrollment representative at: 844-937-8679.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, associate degree employment is projected to grow by 7.9% between 2018 and 2028, versus only 2.9% for those with a high school diploma.* So, if you’re looking to pursue one of our associate degrees, you’ll develop the career-relevant skills needed to stay competitive. And after you’ve earned your associate degree, you may also pursue an online bachelor’s degree at University of Phoenix, which you can complete while working in the field.


While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.