I have BSc. in Statistics and I am interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Statistics. I have looked at several master's program in Statistics, and I have narrowed my options down to few.
But it turns out that I can take all these master's program either via distance learning (i.e. online) or on-campus. Personally, I want to take my master's program via distance learning if I can, mainly because the issues that I have with relocation. But some people has been telling me to take the program on-campus because of the following reasons:
Taking program on-site is better because you don't get to chance to build a connection with people from industry or with your professors if you are an online student.
The employers will notice that I took the Master's program online, and it will serve as a disadvantage when I look for a job after graduating from the program
Can I overcome these issues while being a online student? Also, what are the pros of taking graduate program online compared to taking it on-site?