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    Online Master programs?

    Forgive me if this has been posted before. A search showed no difinitive result for this specific topic.
    I have seen numerous programs for offering continuing education online, but are there any full blown Master's programs that are offered online?

    -How would an online Master's compare to a full blown (full time attendance) Master's? Our director here said that it would be the same, and an online masters, obtained while working and with a family would show potential employers about your character and work ethic.

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    Hmmm.....

    If you mean online Planning Masters, I'm not aware of any.....I don't think you could do the studio's online.
    If you mean general online Masters, just make sure its accredited.
    As far as status or how it would look, could anyone tell looking at the degree on your wall, that you got it from online study? For example- University of Phoenix Master of Online Underwater Basket Weaving or Internet Master of Science in Cyburbia with a concentration in Slacking Off If not, I wouldn't worry.
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    Forgive me if this has been posted before. A search showed no difinitive result for this specific topic.
    I have seen numerous programs for offering continuing education online, but are there any full blown Master's programs that are offered online?

    -How would an online Master's compare to a full blown (full time attendance) Master's? Our director here said that it would be the same, and an online masters, obtained while working and with a family would show potential employers about your character and work ethic.

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    Iowa State University has a full master's degree program in Community and Regional Planning offered online. It is even listed on APA's website. Here is the link.
    http://www.lifelearner.iastate.edu/degree/crp.htm

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    thank you

    wow,
    I have searched and searched. Thank you for the info.
    Sounds like Iowa is the way to go!

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    Iowa and Iowa State both have accredited graduate planning programs. No disrespect to Iowa, but I guess I'm surprised by that as many states don't even have one accredited program.

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    Quote Originally posted by Follow the $$
    Iowa State University has a full master's degree program in Community and Regional Planning offered online. It is even listed on APA's website. Here is the link.
    http://www.lifelearner.iastate.edu/degree/crp.htm
    Thanks for the link. That may be something to look into.
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    it appears that the entire masters degree isn't available online, only a specialization within a Masters of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science in Community Development. This seems to be the closest thing to an online grad program accredited by the APA. I would suspect one to emergy relatively soon.

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    after reading the other online thread, I looked into the MPA degree at Norwich - looked intriguing -

    but not until I finish this GD Comp Plan so maybe next summer or fall for me

    oh, and go Pats!

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    I know online masterís courses are becoming more popular than ever but I canít imagine completing a degree from in front of a computer. I guess I am a 25 year old traditionalist. I love academia, college campuses and the stimulating environment. I know not everyone can afford to take time off from work or relocate but if it were me I would consider going to school full time and attending university in person. I have heard people say good things about their online program so to each their own.

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    My husband is looking for an online GIS certification program, and there are a few but they are pretty pricey. NW Missouri State U. offers an entire Masters in GIS online, and I found that interesting. But I know this thread is more about planning programs.

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