What Are the Most Popular Online Graduate Degree Programs?

Popular online graduate-degree programs are designed to increase graduates' competitiveness in education and in certain health professions. The programs are discussed further in the article below.

About Popular Online Graduate Degrees

The most popular online graduate degree is the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Desirable for facilitating entry to the business world or advancement within it, MBA-granting programs are flourishing on campus and on the Internet.

A master's-degree education can assist people in becoming more competitive or valuable in the workplace. The standard of education for the profession may be changing, and ambitious, hard-working graduates can often advance to positions of greater responsibility. Online degree programs could be good for mid-career professionals who have already completed any required internships. Some people are able to build entirely new careers after having earned online degrees.

Important Facts About Online Graduate Degrees

Prerequisites Varies, depending upon institution; letters of recommendation, current resume, and personal statement may be required
Concentrations Marketing management, human resource management
Possible Careers Operations research analyst, IT manager, management analyst, financial analyst, human resources specialist, information security analyst
Continuing Education Requirements vary based upon occupation; professional certification can increase advancement opportunities

The MBA

The Master of Business Administration may be earned online through a number of institutions. Students who hold non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to complete core business courses before enrolling in an MBA program. The following are examples of AACSB-accredited online MBA degree programs:

  • Fox Business School at Temple University: Fox's online MBA program takes about two years to complete. It includes coursework, on-campus residencies and an Enterprise Management Consulting project.
  • California State University - Dominguez Hills: Cal State-Dominguez Hills requires that students complete 10-11 web-based courses in order to be awarded an MBA degree. The program can be completed in approximately 18 months with no residency.
  • University of Texas-Arlington (UT Telecampus): UT Arlington offers one of the nation's top 25 online MBA programs, says U.S. News & World Report. No residency is needed; the 12-16 courses may be completed over 2-6 years.

Education Degree

A Master of Education degree program is intended for teachers in public school systems. Aspiring principals and other administrators could earn a Master or Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (or a similar focus).

Health Care Degree

Physical therapists can earn the Doctor of Physical Therapy online. This is becoming the typical degree for entering the profession. Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners might earn a Master of Science in Nursing through distance education. Registered nurses who want to become ARNPs can also enroll, arranging practice rotations at participating local health care institutions.

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Popular Schools

  • Ashford University

    Ashford University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

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    Online Programs Available

  • Kaplan University

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    Online Programs Available

  • Colorado State University Global

    Colorado State University Global responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Colorado State University Global:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Indiana Wesleyan University

    Indiana Wesleyan University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Indiana Wesleyan University:

    • Doctoral
    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Herzing University

    Herzing University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Herzing University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Purdue University

    Purdue University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Purdue University:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • George Mason University

    George Mason University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at George Mason University:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Grand Canyon University:

    • Doctoral
      • DBA in Management
    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • The George Washington University

    The George Washington University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at The George Washington University:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • The University of Scranton

    The University of Scranton responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at The University of Scranton:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available