Which Universities Offer Online Master's Degrees?
Several well-known U.S. universities offer online master's degrees. Keep reading to learn about master's programs at Drexel, Penn State, Creighton and Syracuse universities.
Universities Offering Online Master's Degrees
Some of the most popular universities that offer online Master's Degrees are the following:
- Drexel University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Creighton University
- Syracuse University
Important Facts About Online Master's Degree Programs
|Possible Careers||Computer Systems Analyst, Public Relations Specialist, Cost Estimator, Nurse Practitioner|
|Concentrations||Public Health, Media Arts/Design, Earth Sciences|
|Common Courses||Web Design, Management Consultation, Information Security|
|Continuing Education||Varies depending on your field of choice|
Drexel University began offering online degrees in 1996. Today, it features around 50 distance education master's programs in fields like creativity and innovation, hospitality management and legal studies. Several of Drexel's online graduate programs were ranked among the top 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2014. These included nursing (24th), engineering (29th) and education (48th).
Pennsylvania State University
Penn State's World Campus has been offering classes since 1998 and, as of 2014, featured more than two dozen online master's programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked four of PSU World Campus' graduate programs in 2014, including engineering (fifth), computer information technology (sixth), business (17th) and education (25th). Some of the university's more unique online master's offerings include enterprise architecture, renewable energy and sustainability systems, and turfgrass management.
Creighton University offers online master's programs in medical anthropology, emergency medical services and health care ethics, as well as ministry, negotiation and dispute resolution, and security analysis and portfolio management. In 2014, Creighton's online graduate programs in business and education were ranked among the top 100 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
Master's programs offered through the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University can be taken online or in a hybrid format; however, all students (except those in executive programs) must attend a 1-week residency on Syracuse's New York campus before beginning their studies. Online master's candidates can choose from programs in library and information science, information management, and telecommunications and network management. U.S. News & World Report ranked Syracuse's graduate computer information technology programs fifth in the country in 2014, while the university's graduate business programs were ranked 39th.