Great Options for Online Masters Programs

by Gary DiGiorgio 04/19/2020

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With the coronavirus causing us to spend weeks and potentially months at home, many people are turning their thoughts to practical ways to use their time. If you've been wanting to extend your education, but struggled to find the time to do so, this might be an excellent opportunity. You will want to find a quality program to invest your time and money wisely. Here are some of the top opportunities to consider.

1. University of Texas of the Permian Basin

University of Texas of the Permian Basin earns a spot on this list because it offers a strong master's degree program, including an MBA, at an affordable cost. The classes move quickly, with most courses finishing within seven weeks, allowing you to earn your degree faster than other programs. In 2019 the University of Texas of the Permian Basin had 10 fully online graduate degree programs including education, public administration, and English, among others.

2. American Public University System

American Public University System, which is based out of Charles Town, West Virginia, offers online master's degrees in a range of fields. Some popular options include criminal justice, business administration, and accounting, but they also have education and IT programs. Several of this university's programs have earned recognition through well-known entities, like US News and World Report, which means the quality of education received is quite high.

3. Oklahoma State University

If you're looking to get some training in agriculture or something outside of the normal MBA or leadership fields, Oklahoma State University offers options. They also offer online options for the more popular master's degree programs as well, and it's online MBA program receives high marks. Tuition fees are also affordable for this particular program.

4. Jacksonville State University

With popular programs in marketing and criminal justice, Jacksonville State University offers online graduate degree programs that require no visits to campus. This program falls within the top 150 in the South, and its online criminal justice programs rank among the top 100 in the country. With tuition under $10,000, it remains an affordable option for adults looking to go back to school.

5. Wayne State University

Though it's one of the more costly on this list, Wayne State University offers online degree programs in education, criminal justice and communications, among their programs. Its online criminal justice program is particularly popular, ranking among the top 50 in the nation. The coursework in the online master's degree programs have the same instructors as the courses taught on-campus, so online students receive a high-quality education.

Extra time at home gives you the opportunity to pursue additional training. If one of these online programs jumps out at you, consider applying. You just might be able to add some additional skills to your portfolio as you use quarantine as a chance to focus on self-growth.

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Gary DiGiorgio

Hi, I'm Gary DiGiorgio and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.