Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools: Earning Your Degree Without Leaving Home (1999)

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If you haven't heard, the future of higher education has arrived. Computers and other technologies have made it easier than ever for you to make graduate school a reality by bringing the classroom directly into your home. About 55 percent of colleges in the United States—and plenty abroad—offer some type of distance learning degree program.

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Overview

If you haven't heard, the future of higher education has arrived. Computers and other technologies have made it easier than ever for you to make graduate school a reality by bringing the classroom directly into your home. About 55 percent of colleges in the United States—and plenty abroad—offer some type of distance learning degree program.

The Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools shows you how to find exactly the program you're looking for and answers to all the questions you may have along the way: What method of delivery (Internet, videocassettes, etc.) is best for me? Can I get credits for my career experience? Do I need to travel to campus at all? Can I design my own degree? It also explains how schools are accredited, and how to avoid rip-offs and diploma mills.

This edition includes an information-packed directory of 195 accredited institutions that offer graduate degrees via distance learning. Each entry includes everything you need to know about prerequisites, admissions, tuition, campus visit requirements, and delivery methods, plus all pertinent addresses (including email). Here are just some of the study areas represented inside:


  • Business Administration
    Computers and Information Systems
    Counseling Psychology
    Creative Writing
    Criminal and Correctional Justice
    Education
    Engineering
    Health Care Administration
    Human Resources
    Library Science
    Pharmacy
    Public Health
    Public Administration
    Telecommunications
    Women's Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679769309
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 8/20/1998
  • Series: Princeton Review Ser.
  • Edition description: 1999 Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.69 (w) x 10.21 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Vicky Phillips is founder and CEO of Lifelong Learning, an adult education consulting firm.  A pioneer in the field of virtual education, she has helped more than 7,000 people earn degrees through distance learning.

Cindy Yeager is chief technology officer at Lifelong Learning.  She also works as a computer networks specialist and instructor at the Emerging Technologies Center of St. Michael's College in Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Back to School at Your Age: You are not Alone 1
Ch. 2 Distance Education Earns an "A" 5
Ch. 3 Getting Admitted: Some Honest ABCs 9
Ch. 4 Mail, Video, or Internet: Selecting the Best Delivery Method for You 17
Ch. 5 Accreditation: How to Avoid Scams, Rip-Offs, and Diploma Mills 25
Ch. 6 International Options: The Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad While Remaining at Home 31
Ch. 7 Master's in Business Administration or Master's in Management: Which is Really Right for You? 39
Ch. 8 Financial Aid: Real-Life Strategies to Make Your Educational Costs Manageable 45
Ch. 9 When, Where, and How to Design Your Own Degree 55
Ch. 10 Corporate-Sponsored Distance Learning 61
College Profiles 67
Alphabetical List of School Profiles 68
Bibliography/References 297
Indexes 299
About the Authors 323
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