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Has anyone here received a Masters Degree via distance learning/online degree program?

If so, what college/university would you recommend? How was the quality of education vs. cost? How long did it take you to finish? Thanks!

Asked by:zoey23

  • Serenade posted: 22 May at 1:02 pm

    Yes I have. I got my master in education through Walden University. It was excellent. You learn so much from your colleagues because you read their discussions, contribute your own and respond to discussions with suggestions or experience. Colleagues respond to you as well. The instructor serves as a guide in the discussions and in the reflections that you present. You learn from the experiences of others, research and your own experience in the classroom. We did one unit per week. You take one course at a time/ 2 courses per semester (8 weeks each).

    I completed the course work in 20 months, thats non-stop and frankly I have learned so much from it I am sharing and using findings with my colleagues and in my teaching. I will endlessly recommend it but you have to be a self-directed learner before you delve into online learning. It takes expert time management for research, writing, reading and watching lectures. Also, excellent file management to gather your work.

  • john alasdair posted: 25 May at 5:57 am

    There are plenty of institutions offering distance learning masters degrees. You have to decide which one is the best for you. In general, I would say to go for a university, which also offers “traditional” (not distance learning) courses and is either public or a private university with good reputation. Reputation is crucial here, as most people who take DL master’s degrees do that because they want to improve their employability, and the better the reputation of a university, the better the job-chances are.

    The problem with for-profit universities like Walden, University of Pheonix, or DeVry is (except for a lesser reputation) that they employ part-time and adjunct teachers, not ones which are committed to the institution, and in general, by the title “for profit”, you can understand that their main priority is to have as many paying students as possible; while a university like Harvard (while it is private, but non-profit), thinks first of all of good service. Just to make a point, because Harvard, too, offers distance learning masters degrees.

    You can find some distance learning master’s degrees here:

    However, this list is pretty partial, and it is better to search by subject; find out which universities are the best in that field of studies (in “traditional” studies) and find out if they also offer the degree as a distance learning degree. It is also better to search for in your geographical area, in case universities there could offer a good degree.

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