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Questions tagged [online-degree]

Questions relating to university level online degrees.

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University learning over online learning [duplicate]

What are some advantages of learning on-campus that one does not get from learning online?
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Are online exam proctoring services efficient and trustworthy?

Several universities are providing online degrees using a service "Online Exam Proctoring". Have these online proctoring services reached to a level of efficiency and trustworthy that even a complete ...
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Enrolling in an Online Masters Degree in Math

I am currently an American undergraduate student who is pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics. Upon graduation, I want to work in industry and pursue a masters degree at Indiana State University online. The ...
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How does the testing method and possibility of cheating in an entirely online degree affect the value of the degree?

Although my question can't be answered absolutely, I'll try to state it in a way that's as close as possible. I'm considering earning an entirely online Software Engineering bachelors degree from a ...
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Dealing with unprofessional/erroneous textbook and exams? [closed]

Background I am a Permanent Resident living in the USA (CO) and studying part-time at a Christian distance-learning institution which is accredited in the USA and based in Missouri. The course is a ...
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How often do Master's programs accept applicants with online Bachelor's degrees?

I'm looking to embark on an online Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics in the coming year with the intent of doing a Master's degree in either the US or UK afterward. However, after doing some ...
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Should all computer science courses from a reputable university contain programming?

Right now, I am taking a BSc in computer science from a more reputable online university. Courses from there are transferable to most major Canadian universities. I would have preferred to take it ...
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Dress Code for Online MBA Bi-Annual Residency Requirement?

I'm a new student in the inaugural class of an online MBA program at at large public university (25k undergrad, 8k graduate students). There is a bi-annual in person residency requirement and the ...
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PhD: Online philosophy courses and their worth when transitioning from an unrelated field to philosophy

I want to enter a PhD programme in continental philosophy in about 7 months. This is while I hold an MA in Computer Science. While the school is very open to my application, -- i.e. they don't ...
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Is is possible to anonymously encourage one's US university to make content accessible (e.g., as per the ADA)?

I'm enrolled in a graduate-level program from a major US university, and these courses are predominately online. Classes are held via web conference, and most content is online. (It's not a public ...
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PHD in Mathematics

It is possible to purse an online PhD in mathematics? Even though I am already 40 years old, this is the dream I have. I am a full-time teacher, and because of economic reasons I cannot give up my job ...
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Do online courses and certificates actually count toward University credits?

I am interested in pursuing a couple of online courses and certifications but I am not sure if they will count towards my university credits or in getting a job. I found some courses from this article ...
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Concurrent commitment to 2 Masters degrees, One of them is online

I am more likely to get admitted to 2 programs in 2 different universities. Both are great but in 2 different interests for me. The first is a non-thesis based program and mostly online while the ...
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Would it be a good idea to take online Master's program in Statistics? [closed]

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 ...
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US accreditation and online degrees

In the past I have never worried too much about accreditation, because it was fairly easy to tell reputable schools apart from the mail order degrees. Unfortunately, this line is getting blurred by ...
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Value of a online masters degree in computer science to aid a slight career detour [closed]

I'm a software professional with 9+ years of experience. I've been working most of my career (6.5 years) on the server side, and middleware with only about 5% exposure to programming (Java). The ...
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What strategies are there for defining learner profiles for an online course aimed at international students?

I am interested in developing a set of postgraduate level courses that will be taught entirely online aimed at a primarily international (non-UK) audience. I am seeking strategies for defining a set ...
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How does one find an advisor for an online graduate program?

I'm in an online part-time graduate program at a well-established state university in the U.S.. I'm having a hard time getting responses from professors when it comes to asking about potential ...
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How to stand out in mathematics PhD admissions as a student from an online school, with no research or opportunities to get strong recommendations?

After reading some the posts here about graduate admissions for PhD/masters in mathematics in different countries, it seems like the requirements are quite a lot higher than what I have in my country. ...
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Are there universities/institutions which offers free (or almost) recognized degrees through online coursework?

I heard that using online resources, some of the top universities like MIT (Micromasters) and Harvard are offering free online courses and specializations. I wonder if there are institutions that ...
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Is there anything I can do about shockingly poor quality course materials? [closed]

I'm currently 2/3 of the way through a degree program, and am continually shocked and dismayed for what my school is passing off as higher learning. The books, which are almost all made in house, are ...
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How often should an academic reference for computer-related subjects be revised?

I know of a certain on-line college offering Bachelor of Arts Major in Information Technology. After inquiring about the program, I found out that almost all the references/ modules this school gives ...
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How will an online MBA be perceived in applications for a faculty position in economics and accounting?

I recently retired and want to get back into pursuing higher education. I am happily married and live in Los Angeles. So, I am somewhat geographically constrained concerning my choice of MBA ...
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Online master's degree in CS at the Georgia Institute of Technology [duplicate]

I am a working student (working in software engineering) and this year I'll be completing my CS Bachelor's degree in Italy. I am doing the online degree as I can't attend lectures, due to my job. I ...
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Are distance degrees from US universities worth anything?

I'm hoping some kind people could help me from making (more) big mistakes. I've spent several years at a Canadian university, and I've gotten a good number of science and math courses under my belt. ...
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How to get academic reference for grad school admission if I didn't interact with professors in my online bachelor's degree?

I need a letter of recommendation, but am unsure how to get it. I am applying to graduate school. I need three letters of recommendation. I have 2/3. Some schools to which I am applying require the ...
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Would an online masters degree help me to become a professor?

This question seems to indicate the answer is no but I don't know enough to see whether being accepted into a PhD program equals getting a teaching job. I attended a private four-year school at which ...
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Applying to Math PhD programs with an math degree completed online

Before I start, I apologize in advance for dumping my neuroses on this community. So I finished a BA in mathematics online from penn state with a 4.0 GPA (some of the courses I finished were in ...
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Academic Amnesty-vs-Transferring: how does each affect graduate school admission?

I entered college back in 1994 and was academically dismissed in 1999, and needless to say my transcript is atrocious. I only require a few semesters to graduate and I am planning to go back to get my ...
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On-campus vs Online master's degree

In my country where I come from, online or part-time or even more, part-time online degrees are not comparable with on-campus full-time degrees. The difference in the value of the degree/diploma is ...
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Why might professors in an online masters program give fewer assignments and less feedback than those in an in-person program?

When I was a graduate business student some 20 years ago in a major state university in south central US, my general impression was that almost all professors, with very few exception, were spending ...
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Publish at the Open University as an undergraduate

I'm an undergraduate at the Open University (OU), which allows me to study part-time and from home (actually even from a different country). Getting my BSc will take me other several years, but I want ...
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Can an online degree through an accredited institution affect admissions into masters programs abroad?

I'm currently attending an accredited university which provides an online BSc CIS program. Is an online degree considered lowly in compared to a traditional education, and can it affect admissions ...
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Do any schools offer teaching or research assistantships via distance education?

I would like to complete an MRes or PhD, but do not live in an area with any schools. I would rather not relocate. I see that many schools offer paid MRes or PhD programs entirely via distance. Do ...
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another master's degree or just single courses?

My case is the following, I have already got a MSc in Computer Science, but my field of specialization was Theoretical Computer Science. Actually I am really interested in the field of Machine ...
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Convincing professors to help with the founding of new university

Background I'm doing some work for a new online-only university that is being founded, based in the US and offering degrees up to doctorate in courses like history, philosophy and literature. It's ...
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Do “Online” CS/CSE masters programs add any value when applying for doctoral/PhD study?

How much value do I acquire if I complete an online master's degree in CS and I plan to apply for doctoral study? For example, Georgia Tech seems to offer an online master's program. Does this type ...
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Can I get a PhD online?

I know one can get a Bachelors degree online. Can one do the same with a PhD (I refer to fields which don't need specialized equipment like Math or CS, for example). At first glance, it should be ...
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Any chance for an overseas student to pursue online courses and get a degree?

I am planning to take courses in Mathematics, Computer Science from a US University. I am not in the USA. How should I generally go about it? Is it an online degree that I am looking for? And I ...