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Online Bachelor's Degree in Advanced Paramedicine

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An Online Degree for Working Paramedics

Online Coursework

Specialization Options

Expert Faculty

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $435
  • Credit Hours 124

Program Benefits

  • No entrance exams
  • No app fee
  • No minimum GPA
  • Transfer up to 93 credits
  • Add an optional certificate or minor

An Online Paramedicine Degree Customized to Your Needs

Complete your bachelor’s degree in paramedicine online at MU to build the skills most sought after in the EMS field. Learn on your schedule in this flexible program designed by industry experts, and earn a generalized degree or soon be able to customize your learning by adding an optional certificate or minor. Graduate in just two years with expertise in psychotraumatology, critical care, community paramedicine, and more.

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Applied Learning for Career Advancement

Pursue roles in leadership and management with this Online Degree for Working Paramedics from MU. Study the most relevant topics for modern paramedics, and soon be able to gain the specialized skills to further your goals by adding an optional Certificate in Critical Care Medicine, Minor in Community Paramedicine, or Minor in Essentials for the Future Physician Assistant. Upon graduation, you’ll be a top candidate for high-salary jobs such as EMS director, a position that earns a median of $75,726 per year.1

Careers and Salaries

Customize Your Degree with an Optional Certificate or Minor

The online Bachelor of Science in Advanced Paramedicine will soon offer the opportunity to customize your studies to fit your professional goals. Soon, you will be able to add one of the following options to gain specialized skills for career advancement:

  • Certificate in Critical Care Medicine
  • Minor in Community Paramedicine
  • Minor in Essentials for the Future Physician Assistant

Rigorous Courses for Real-World Application

2 years

124 total credits

Build the expertise you need for advancement in the field of paramedicine. Studying online, on your schedule, you’ll complete 124 credit hours in flexible courses led by MU’s student-centered, expert faculty members. Graduate in as little as two years with the knowledge and skills to pursue your goals.

Course topics include:

  • Psychotraumatology in the Emergency Services Professional
  • Advanced Electrocardiography
  • Imaging and Advanced Diagnostics
  • Emerging Trends in Paramedic Practice

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No entrance exam required

Free to apply

The online bachelor’s degree in advanced paramedicine has three start dates per year, giving you the flexibility to start the program when the time is right for you. With no entrance exam or application fee required, there’s no risk to apply.

Admission requirements include:

Complete application
A High School Diploma or GED
Official Transcript
Proof of an active paramedic credential or military designation in a paramedic role
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An Affordable Online Paramedic Program

$435 per credit hour

Transfer up to 93 credits

MU’s online BS in Advanced Paramedicine costs $435 per credit hour and requires 124 total credit hours. With your paramedic credential, you’ll start the program with 36 transfer credits, saving you both time and money. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, your education at Methodist University could be even more affordable. Visit our Military Support page to learn more.

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What You’ll Learn

Led by MU’s expert faculty, you’ll build the areas of expertise most relevant for today’s EMS professionals. Complete a generalized degree or add an optional certificate or minor for more specialized skills.

Program Outcomes

In the online BS in Advanced Paramedicine program, you will acquire the following skills:

Faculty Spotlight

Ginny Renkiewicz

Dr. Ginny KAPLAN, Department Chair | Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration

Dr. Ginny Kaplan is an internationally known researcher and has won national and international awards for research, innovation, and education in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

She has been involved in EMS for over 20 years as both a credentialed Paramedic and Level II Paramedic Instructor. Kaplan has spent nearly 20 years as a program director, division chair, or department head and has been recognized for her contribution to the EMS profession as a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (FAEMS) through the National Association of EMS Physicians. She has won several national and international awards, including National EMS Educator of the Year and the global EMS10 Award for innovation in the field of EMS. Dr. Kaplan holds an Associate of Applied Science in Sign Language Interpreting from Wilson Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care with a concentration in EMS management from Western Carolina University, a Master of Health Science in EMS education also from Western Carolina University, and a Ph.D. in Health Science with a concentration in Respiratory Care from Rush University.

Learn from Experts

Our online courses are taught by experienced instructors who come from diverse academic backgrounds. They bring a range of specialties and teaching styles to the classroom to prepare you for success. Faculty will also oversee all of your coursework and provide support and mentorship as you complete your studies.

  • Personalized attention
  • Industry connections
  • Real-world experience
  • Low student-to-faculty ratios

Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910-212-4956.

The online BS in Advanced Paramedicine is available in both part-time and full-time options. We designed it to provide flexible pathways to degree completion for the working professional. Call 910.212.4956 to speak with a knowledgeable counselor to personalize your enrollment experience. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The program does not require a minimum amount of work experience. However, you must provide proof of an active paramedic credential or military designation in a paramedic role (current or active within the last four years) prior to admission. You can learn more about our requirements on the admissions page.

Up to 93 credits may be transferred and applied towards the online BS in Advanced Paramedicine. All students qualify for at least 36 transfer credits by having their required paramedic credential. You can learn more about this policy on the admissions page.

The online BS in Advanced Paramedicine does not include any concentrations. However, you may choose to add an optional certificate or minor for a more specialized degree. Options include a Certificate in Critical Care/Flight Paramedicine, Minor in Community Paramedicine, and Minor in Essentials for the Future Physician Assistant. Both the Critical Care/Flight Paramedicine and Community Paramedicine options meet the requirements for their respective International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC) exams.

The BS in Advanced Paramedicine is only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations that are best for you without ever needing to come to campus.

Currently, Methodist University does not offer scholarships for this program. Please consider the following options regarding finances:

  • Complete the FAFSA® to determine financial aid eligibility. MU’s FAFSA® code is 002946.
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.
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  1. Payscale. “Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Salary.” Retrieved May 22, 2023 from