Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence.
The University has received recognition for its educational offerings and value to graduates. Purdue was ranked 68th nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 rankings of colleges and universities, while SmartMoney magazine ranked Purdue eighth nationally in its college payback survey.
Purdue now brings its commitment to discovery and lifelong learning online, allowing students across the country and around the world to experience the University’s high-quality educational offerings.
Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology
The curriculum offers a cutting-edge and maximum learning impact that encourages professionals to put experience into action. Requires successful completion of 33 credit hours.
Master of Science in Education in Special Education
The program has a focus in mild intervention and is offered in three tracks:
- Master’s only (30 credit hours): Intended for those seeking knowledge in the area of special education.
- Master’s with initial special education licensure (34 credit hours): Intended for those seeking a master's degree and initial teaching license.
- Master’s with advanced special education licensure (30 credit hours): Intended for those who already have initial teaching licensure.
Master of Science in Communication
The program builds on critical-thinking and strategic communication methodologies preparing students for success. Requires successful completion of 30 credit hours.
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management
Nine credit hours for professionals who desire the communication and theory skills associated with effective, strategic communication.
Earning a degree at Purdue University is an investment in your future. Online degrees can be a cost-effective alternative to a traditional on-campus program by saving you the costs related to transportation, parking and housing.
Tuition rates at Purdue vary by program, and many students receive some form of financial assistance. Purdue University offers financial aid to students who qualify. Aid is calculated on your ability to pay, and your package may include grants, loans and scholarships.
In 2013, Purdue has been ranked as a Military Friendly School by GI Jobs. The list measures the programs and services important to the military community, including a school’s flexibility, veteran student support, academic accreditation, percentage of student veterans, tuition discounts and military spouse policies.