A Guide to Traditional Schools Offering Online Graduate Degrees

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Every year thousands consider going back to school for a graduate degree in their chosen field but end up tossing the thought aside after researching degree programs, finding few offering legitimate programs. It is relatively easy to find an online degree program. Just input the query into any search engine for hundreds of thousands of results for schools with questionable practices, flimsy curricula, and no accreditation. There are several schools out there willing to take your money and hand you a piece of paper. However, for the busy professional who struggles with finding the time to study, plus the idea of potentially waste their money on a bogus degree, the offer of an online degree simply is not enough. If you want to avoid degree mills, leads on traditional schools offering online graduate degrees are in order for earning a reputable degree through a solid program.


University of Massachusetts- accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC): The UMass website lists admissions information as well as links to individual campuses allowing students to earn Master of Education degrees in the areas of Education Administration or Special Education with a concentration on Visual Impairments for those who already teaching.

Grand Canyon University-accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association: find listings (under the “Degree Programs” heading) for several Masters of Education degree programs ranging from Curriculum Instruction to Special Education. Some of the programs require an internship towards completion so click on each one that you are interested in for the best and latest information.



University of Alabama-accredited by Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS): find Masters of Arts and Master of Science graduate degree programs in Global Business management and Management operations at U of Alabama.

Human Resources

University of Texas-accredited by Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS): complete a Master of Science in Human Resource Development through University of Texas. This program’s format is completely online and is finished after 36 semester credit hours.

Medical Science and Health


University of Arkansas-accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA): earn a Master of Science in Nursing through the home of the Razorbacks. Three clinical settings are required towards graduation and the program can be finished in 2 years with an additional summer session.

Social Science

Social Work

University of Tennessee-accredited by Council on Social Work Education: Three different programs of study are available for the social work degree at University of Tennessee. Internships (assigned within the student’s location) are required and some face-to-face

Liberal Arts

Criminal Justice

Arizona State University-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association: This master’s of arts criminal justice program can be finished in 33 credit hours and includes courses such as criminology and the operation criminal justice system.

University of Cincinnati-accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: Obtain a Master’s of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at this university if you reside in New York or Jerusalem.

This list is less than exhaustive of the online graduate program options out there. Research local universities and colleges as schools are adding programs all the time. You can also Search for graduate schools at gradschools.com or Petersons.com for more listings in the above categories.