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Oregon State military ambassadors can help you earn your degree online

Earning a degree online while in the military presents challenges that few people understand. We can’t tell you about an experience that we haven’t lived ourselves, but we can put you in touch with military service members, veterans and spouses who have. That’s why we created the Oregon State Ecampus military ambassadors program.

Hope Nelson sits on a concrete bench with a computer on her lap outside the Oregon State Valley Library. She earned an online German degree from OSU.

Online German degree opens the world for OSU Ecampus alum

People used to ask Hope Nelson how she learned to speak German. Hope says her answer didn’t seem adequate. She taught herself using textbooks and audio tools in high school before living in Germany for a year as an exchange student. But now she is proud to have a German bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University Ecampus as proof.

Heath Blackmon, Oregon State University Ecampus environmental sciences graduate and assistant professor at Texas A&M University

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘My Ecampus degree gave me an edge’

“The quality and the rigor of courses that I took at Ecampus were on par with any in-person class and prepared me for a future in science. Even though my classes were taken at a distance, the professors built learning activities that gave me firsthand experience in analyzing and interpreting a range of data from ice core samples to satellite photos.” – OSU Ecampus environmental sciences graduate Heath Blackmon

Striking a balance between student and staff sergeant

With a career in the U.S. Air Force, Chris Burke has worked at odd hours, been deployed overseas and mastered the art of balancing a job and raising three children. That’s why when he was looking into online bachelor’s degree programs a few years ago, he searched for one that was both flexible and veteran-friendly. He found Oregon State University, and through OSU Ecampus he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration 100% online.

Taniah Johnson, a human development family sciences graduate of Oregon State University Ecampus

With her diploma in hand, military sergeant puts self-doubt to rest

Taniah Johnson didn’t think she was smart enough for college. Just the thought of applying to learn online with Oregon State University Ecampus intimidated her. But she had something to prove – to herself and everyone else. Now she’s an Oregon State graduate, active duty in the U.S. Air Force and an aspiring school counselor.

Military spouse juggles full-time job, relocation and a family while earning a master’s degree long-distance

Robin Webster knew she wanted to earn a master’s degree. But she had a full-time job, is the mother of two daughters, and, as a military spouse, had to move to a new part of the country every couple of years. She found Oregon State University’s Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education (Ed.M.) online degree program.

Online urban forestry graduate certificate serves as career pathway after military

After earning an undergraduate degree, Andrew Carrier commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. While serving his country brought much pride, he always knew he wanted to expand his knowledge and follow his passions into the profession of urban forestry.

Janine Romero and her husband, Lee, walk through a dry grassy area holding hands.

‘Choose your own adventure’ in online liberal studies degree program

Janine Romero didn’t settle until she found the perfect degree online: a military-friendly university that offered a rigorous and well-rounded education to fulfill her interest in both the humanities and the sciences.

Hannah Thelen is seated outdoors with her husband to her right. The two are holding a puppy with brown fur, which lays on its back in their arms and looks playful with its mouth open and one front paw in the air.

Up in the air, but laying a strong foundation

Ask most college students and they’ll tell you their future career plans are up in the air. But for Hannah Thelen, her current career is – literally. Hannah is an airborne cryptologic linguist in the United States Air Force. By pairing the extensive skills she gains through her business administration degree with the steadfast determination of serving in the Air Force, she has big plans to work in marketing or accounting for a large Pacific Northwest company that aligns with her passion for the outdoors.

Evan Huegel wears his work uniform and stands in front of his Department of Natural Resources law officer truck.

Out of the park and into the woods

“Getting my degree was by no means ‘easy,’ as it shouldn’t be,” says fisheries and wildlife sciences alum Evan Huegel. “However, going to Oregon State made it an enjoyable and academically challenging experience. After graduating, it is safe to say I was fully prepared to take on whatever the real world had to throw at me.”