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What's on Offer in a Distance Learning Degree Program?

Aug 17, 2007
When it comes to a distance learning degree program, the options that are available to a willing student are indeed quite substantial. There is a wide range to choose from, as each college tries to offer on a platter, something for everybody. From the classic degrees of law, technology and humanities, to the more specialized, professional courses like nursing, public relations and accounting, most colleges today want to reach a greater student audience, and distance learning allows them to do just that.

Some Example Programs

Most of the colleges classify their online degree programs by levels or specializations, and may offer Associate Degree Programs, Diplomas, Graduate and Post Graduate courses. The University of Phoenix online offers a range of courses for students wanting to enroll into a distance learning degree program, offering courses in business, technology and nursing which students can finish in a matter of 2-3 years. The Boston University also offers online degree programs, and has a cutting edge distance learning degree program for the IT sector. For those seeking management degrees, Devry University's Keller Graduate School of Management is a great option, where working professionals are the faculty members and the students can apply whatever they have learned during the degree program, at their workplace for better practical knowledge.

Most of the universities and colleges, understand that the students of an online degree program are faced with other demands in their non-student lives. To make it easier for an online student to learn and to encourage them to perform better, most colleges take care of bringing flexibility into their course design. This makes learning a much more comfortable experience for students who are willing to learn, but might be hard-pressed for time.

Admission Requirements

There are many choices available for anyone wanting to opt for a distance learning degree program. While some colleges require an admission test, or a written essay for enrolling into their courses, some others may look for your High School Diploma, along with letters of recommendation. Still others are more lenient with their admission procedures and might allow non-traditional students to enroll as well, and one needn't necessarily have a high school diploma to enroll into a distance learning degree program in such a case.

Be certain to research the various colleges offering the course of your choice, and upon making sure that you have all the necessary requirements, go ahead and chase your dream of earning a degree.
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Jim Zorn is web master of the Guide to Distance Learning. Please visit to learn more about online colleges and universities, distance learning degrees, majors and courses offered.
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