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Accredited Distance Learning Master's Programs

Distance learning master's programs – also known as online master's programs – represent an advanced level of academic achievement for web-based students. Just like traditional master's degree programs, they take about two years of post-baccalaureate study to complete and often require you to write a master's thesis. But unlike on-campus programs, you can work on your distance learning master's degree from home and at your own pace. This can be a significant advantage, especially if you are a professional with responsibilities such as a career and family.

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Southern New Hampshire University

Norwich University

University of Southern California

Capella University

Utica College

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Florida Tech University Online

The George Washington University

Case Western Reserve Engineering

Washington State University

Jacksonville University Online

The University of Scranton

Michigan State University

University of St. Thomas

University of South Florida

Valparaiso University

Villanova University Online

Colorado State University

Northcentral University

University of California San Francisco

University of South Florida

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

USC School of Social Work

Syracuse University

Simmons College of Nursing

George Washington University

American University

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Georgetown University School of Nursing

Distance Learning Master's Degree Program Options Continue to Grow

In years past, online learning was generally designed for those seeking certificates and undergraduate degrees. But as web-based courses have proven that they can provide quality education, distance learning master's programs have become much more popular. Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are probably the most common, as there is a huge demand for business professionals with advanced credentials. Other distance learning master's programs that are in demand include web-based Master's of Education (MAEd) and Master's of Public Administration (MPA) programs. Experts in higher education expect this trend to continue, bringing thousands of new master's programs online by 2020.