Each year, more and more traditional brick and mortar universities are offering desirable degrees which can be obtained 100% by distance.
Today’s world of work is transient and continuously evolving. The changing face of the office milieu involves telecommuting, virtual business meetings, and conducting business with colleagues across the globe. To keep pace with today’s changes in technology, educational institutions have also made changes.
For busy professionals who want to earn a graduate degree, there are a lot of available options. Prestigious graduate schools are now offering distance learning programs that accommodate a variety of work and family schedules. If you’re interested in pursuing a graduate degree from an accredited online college, you can do so from your home or office computer.
As you can see from the graphic illustration, you can attend an online graduate program and take courses from universities across the globe, regardless of where you live. The diversity of graduate programs available is good news for potential students who cannot drive to campus. Here is just a sampling of what a few of these programs offer:
Auburn University offers 21 degree programs for graduate students in Agronomy and Soils, Business, Education, Engineering, and Human Sciences.
Boston University offers master’s degrees in Art Education, Criminal Justice, Music/Music Education, Computer Information Systems, Health Communication, Banking & Financial Services Management, Business Continuity, Security & Risk Management, Insurance Management, International Marketing Management, Project Management, Occupational Therapy, and Manufacturing Engineering.
Boston University also offers doctorates in Musical Arts/Music Education, Occupational Therapy, and a Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Columbia is located in New York, New York and offers 30 online degree programs. Here is a list of graduate programs, beginning with master’s degrees: Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering – General, Civil Engineering – Construction Engineering and Management, Computer Science (choose from 7 different fields of study),Earth and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering (choose from 8 different fields of study), Methods in Finance, Engineering and Management Systems (2 choices), Operations Research, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Columbia University also offers the following doctoral degrees: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering / Operations Research, and Mechanical Engineering.
John Hopkins University
John Hopkins offers online graduate degrees in the following programs: Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, China Studies, Environmental Planning and Management, Public Health, and Systems Engineering.
Swiss Management Center
Swiss Management Center offers graduate courses in Business Administration, Finance, and Human Resources Management.
Doctoral programs in Business Administration, Finance, Management, Political Economy, and Economics are available.
University of London
The University of London offers graduate-level courses in the following areas: Agricultural Economics, Applied Educational Leadership and Management, Applied Environmental Economics, Banking, Citizenship Education, Clinical Trials, Economic Policy, Educational and Social Research, Environmental Management, Epidemiology, Finance, Finance and Financial Law, Financial Sector Management, History Education, Human Resource Management, Infectious Diseases, Information Security, International Business, International Management, International Primary Health Care, Laws, Livestock Health and Production, Managing Rural Development, Organizational Psychology, Petroleum Geoscience, Policy Studies, Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice, Public Financial Management, Public Health, Public Management, Quantitative Finance, Sustainable Development, and Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health.
As you can see, you—quite literally—have a world of choices when it comes to earning a graduate degree online. Whether you’re seeking a master’s degree or a Ph.D., you can attend the prestigious college that may have, at one time, been completely out of reach.