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At Eastern Kentucky University Online, we provide convenient, flexible and accredited programs to help you build a career or advance in your current one. You don't have to put your life on hold to earn your degree.
The majority of our online classes can be completed in 8 weeks — half the time of the standard format — and you don't have to set foot on campus. EKU Online offers multiple start dates throughout the year so you can start building your future when it's right for you. 
Eastern Kentucky University is ranked among the best in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Education Program Rankings. You can be confident in the respected, world-class education you receive from EKU Online.
Have questions? Tell us which program interests you and we'll help you take the first step in your journey!


  • BS in Emergency Medical Care
    • Emergency Services Administration
    • Fire Services
  • BS in Fire Protection Administration
  • BS in Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation
  • BS in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology
  • ASP in Paramedicine
  • Certificate in Industrial Fire Protection
Eastern Kentucky University Online also offers programs and certificates in many other areas including safety management, homeland security and nursing.
All EKU Online fire programs are IFSAC-accredited. The EKU Online Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology program is accredited by ABET.
Paramedic and emergency medical care applicants must be NREMT-certified and/or state licensed paramedics. Up to 12 hours from each online paramedic class may be used for NREMT or state renewal in states that accept CAPCE accredited continuing education.