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Degree Program Format FAQs

What is the format of the undergraduate degree program?

The undergraduate degree program can be completed entirely online or you can choose to take a combination of courses on-campus on Saturdays/Wednesdays and others online.

What is the format of the graduate degree program?

The graduate degree program can be completed entirely online or you can choose to take a combination of courses on-campus on Saturdays/Wednesdays and others online.

Can I complete the degree entirely online?

Yes

What does accelerated mean?

Accelerated means you can complete your degree in four years while maintaining job, family, and other commitments. Each undergraduate academic year is made up of five terms, two in the fall, two in the spring, and one in the summer. Students typically take two courses per term to complete their degree in four years.

How long does it take to complete the undergraduate degree program?

You can complete your undergraduate degree program in four years. Each undergraduate academic year is made up of five terms, two in the fall, two in the spring, and one in the summer. Students typically take two courses per term to complete their degree in four years. If you have an Associate's degree or have earned credits from an accredited college or university you may be eligible to transfer up to 60 credits toward your degree, and potentially complete your degree in less time. This program is flexible and designed to meet your needs; taking one course per term is also acceptable.

How long does it take to complete the graduate degree program?

You can complete your graduate degree program in two years. Students typically take two courses in the fall, spring, and summer each year in order to complete the program in two years. This program is flexible and designed to meet your needs; taking one course per semester is also acceptable.

What is an online course like?

Online courses are rigorous and have a high level of student to instructor and student to student interaction. Instructors actively support individualized student learning by providing relevant assignments, challenges, and feedback to students. Instructors create weekly modules that integrate diverse learning modalities to achieve student learning. Many courses feature opportunities for virtual meetings and real-time instructor led office hours to enhance learning and build community. Students have a great deal of flexibility to complete coursework throughout the week. This allows students to effectively balance their academic pursuits with the challenges presented by work and family schedules. Visit "Welcome to Our Online Course Demo" for an interactive experience of what an online course is like.


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