I decided to go back to school to get a Master’s degree, so a couple months ago I spent a great deal of time researching potential programs and institutions. There are quite a few places that offer advanced degrees these days, but not many of them are what would be considered “elite” schools. Apparently, some of the bigger names in education don’t want to join the online trend for fear that this will somehow devalue their brand. Fortunately, other schools, like Gonzaga University in Washington state, don’t feel that way.
Gonzaga University believes that everyone should have an opportunity to pursue further education, even busy professionals who often can’t make it to campus for traditional daytime classes. That’s why Gonzaga now allows people to obtain online Master’s degrees in three popular fields: Organizational Leadership, Communication & Leadership, and Nursing. Students enrolled in these programs are put through the same rigorous curriculum and held to the same exacting standards as students on campus, and so there’s no value dilution involved here.
Online master degree programs like the ones offered by Gonzaga are often quite expensive. But Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Gonzaga a “best value” among top private universities. In addition, other sources such as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and The Princeton Review all rank Gonzaga among the top schools in the entire nation. Talk about a quality education!
Unfortunately, the field I’m interested in isn’t yet offered by Gonzaga Online. Hopefully they’ll expand their degree programs in the near future so they can accommodate even more professionals looking to give their resumes a boost.
In the meantime, if you’re thinking about returning to school for a Master’s degree, be sure to check out Gonzaga Online. You’re not likely to find a better program at a better price!