Can I earn a master’s degree online?
Yes. Southern New Hampshire University offers online master’s programs in subjects ranging from liberal arts to social sciences and, of course, always popular online MBA degrees. Many SNHU students are working full time and managing life’s innumerable priorities and demands. Taking classes online provides graduate students the ability to flexibly manage coursework when it’s convenient, rather than opting for traditional weekly class schedules and attendance policies.
"The online program at SNHU has allowed me the opportunity to balance my life, school and work,” said 2015 MBA Marketing grad Jack Tralongo
Are online master’s degrees worth it?
Most assuredly. According to a 2018 report from the BLS the median weekly wage for full-time workers over the age of 25 was $1,401 for those who earned a master's degree compared to $1,173 for those whose highest level of education was bachelor's degree.* That’s a difference of nearly $12,000 annually. In addition, jobs that require a master’s degree are expected to grow more than 18% through 2022.
Read more about the value of a master’s degree.
Do I need a GRE for an online master’s?
No. Accessibility to education is at the core of Southern New Hampshire University’s mission.
As part of creating high quality, affordable and innovative pathways to educational success, SNHU removes many barriers, including a requirement for GRE or GMAT test scores for entrance into any of its 120+ accredited and affordable online degree options.
What are the best master’s degrees to get?
宝盈会国际Though the value of a specific master’s degree over another may be difficult to quantify, graduate degrees in business, education, healthcare and STEM-related fields often lead to higher-paying careers in those disciplines, according to BLS data.***
However, deciding which online master’s degree is best is ultimately entirely up to you. Online MBAs may be required for many “high-level jobs” according to the BLS***, but Southern New Hampshire University also offers more than 150 master’s program and concentration options in subjects ranging from Accounting and Finance to Communication, Cyber Security and Information Technology.
Whichever path you choose, you’ll receive the same quality education from experienced instructors in a flexible environment designed to help you succeed.
"My professors challenge me mentally and creatively, and this is what separates this program from others,” said SNHU Master’s in English and Creative Writing grad Geanice Gee ’15.
How much does an online master’s degree cost? Is an online master’s cheaper?
Earning your master’s degree online is often more affordable than pursuing a program on a traditional university campus. The cost of an online master's degree is dependent on the school and program you're enrolling in.
At Southern New Hampshire University, we’re committed to making higher education accessible. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation. In fact, we haven’t raised our online tuition since 2012.
What is the easiest master’s degree to obtain?
All 150+ on campus and online master’s degrees and concentrations at Southern New Hampshire University are designed to set you up for success. Though online courses are no more or less difficult than those in a traditional campus setting, online classes do offer additional flexibility, which is often preferable to many learner who need to balance work and other life demands.
However, which master's degree is easiest, whether on campus or online, ultimately comes down to the subjects that suit you best. For instance, if you've always done well in math and/or science classes, you may want to explore a STEM program. If you enjoy reading and writing, a liberal arts degree宝盈会国际 in English, Communication or History may be easier for you. On the other hand, if you've struggled with technology, you may find computer science or IT courses more difficult.
宝盈会国际Ease really comes down to you and the subjects you enjoy studying.
Those entering a master’s program also may find their journey easier if they continue with the program of study in which they obtained an undergraduate degree. In addition, some pre-requisite courses may be waved with qualifying undergraduate coursework or competencies.
SNHU also offers dedicated instructors, academic advisors, tutoring and many additional services designed to help you carve a path to your master’s degree.
"My time is precious and SNHU understands those commitments,”宝盈会国际 said Mark Ellingson, who graduated with an MBA Social Media Marketing in 2014.
Are online master’s degrees credible?
宝盈会国际Yes. All online courses at Southern New Hampshire University are taught by experienced faculty and meet rigorous academic standards required for regional accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), which affirms that all programs meet standards for educational quality .
宝盈会国际SNHU has degree-granting approval from the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission, and also has earned specialized accreditation for many of its programs including: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) and New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification, among other respected accreditations.