Great Plains IDEA Excellence Award for students Review the eligibility requirements and access the Excellence Award application. Applications due June 1 by 5:00 p.m. central

Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society, a bachelor's degree program for professionals working in early childhood settings. APPLY NOW!

Military Families
The Military Academic Advancement Program (MAAP) is an initiative of the Great Plains IDEA offering convenient anytime, anywhere online degrees and certificates.

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The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) is a partnership of 20 public university members providing access to the best educational opportunities by collaboratively developing and delivering high-quality, online academic programs. Great Plains IDEA is an academic alliance that offers fully-online graduate and undergraduate coursework and program options in high demand professional fields.

  • Are you a professional who would like to advance your career to the next level?
  • Are you a recent graduate who need to work while earning a graduate degree or certificate?
  • Are you a military service member, veteran or dependent planning for future civilian employment?
  • Are you a university faculty member who is looking for connections with colleagues across the nation?
  • Are you a university administrator who wants to offer high quality academic programs that are cost effective?

Since 2001, Great Plains IDEA has helped students of all ages and backgrounds learn from the best professors in their fields and earn degrees from some of the nation's finest universities. Learn more about the unique opportunities offered by the Great Plains IDEA.

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