Associate's Degree Programs (AS and AAS)

Earn the Degree You Need from Purdue Global

In today’s competitive economy, finding a job in a field that you love can be difficult without a college degree. An online associate’s degree from Purdue Global could be a great way to further your education and pursue your career goals.


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13 Programs Found


Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
11 Concentrations Available
  • Business
  • Customer Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Club Operations
  • Hospitality and Tourism Services
  • Information Processing
  • Office Management
  • Retail Management
  • Sales
  • Small Business Management
  • Sport Entertainment Management

Criminal Justice


Fire and Emergency Management

Human Services

Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology
6 Concentrations Available
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Game Development
  • IT Generalist
  • Programming and Software Development
  • Networking


Professional Studies

Special Military Programs

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Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period. There’s no financial obligation.

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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Why Should You Earn an Associate’s Degree at Purdue Global?

When you earn an online associate's degree at Purdue Global, you enjoy all the benefits of a college-level education without the added complication or hassle of leaving home to attend classes. The cost of earning an associate’s degree is typically lower than that of a bachelor’s degree, and we are committed to helping you find the financial solution that is right for you.

A Purdue Global associate’s degree can help accelerate your career goals. Because these college degrees are typically completed in 1 to 2 years, an associate’s degree program can help you enter the workforce sooner than committing to a 4-year degree program. Should you choose to continue your education at a later date, you can apply the credits you earned toward a more advanced degree, such as a Purdue Global bachelor's degree.

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Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Military Students

Reduced tuition rates, credit for your military training, and flexible scheduling are just a few of the ways we serve military students.

International Students

Enroll in a respected degree program from an accredited U.S. university without the time, costs, and challenges associated with moving to the United States.

Transfer Students

We offer several paths designed to help you earn college credit for your prior college coursework and professional experience.

Your Path To Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


Average Completion Time: The average completion time for Purdue Global online associate’s degree students who graduated in the 2021–2022 academic year was 1.7 years. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022.

Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.