+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 26
  1. #1
    Susanna is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    124

    Short-residency PhD programs?

    I've spent this weekend researching online PhD's in Education and EdD 's. I contacted NCU; they were eager to talk to me and would take most of my credits. However, what I've learned about them in the meantime is anything but promising. I am also considering short residency programs so would Argosy be a good choice? I've not read anything negative about them and wonder if any of you have. Any other school recommendations would be appreciated.

    I am hopeful that'll I get to finish with TUI but I like being prepared nonetheless

    Thank you kindly,

    Susanna

  2. #2
    Dono is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Posts
    56
    What have you learned about NCU that is not promising? I am curious to hear what you have learned about them. I have attended NCU for the past year and have nothing but good things to say about them. I understand that everyone has their opinions and I respect that but since I'm a student and will be carrying their degree around I am interested to hear what you have heard.


    bama
    A.S. - Dental Lab Technology - CCAF
    A.S. - Instruction & Technology - CCAF
    B.S. - CISM - Colorado Christian University
    M.B.A. - Healthcare Administration - NCU
    CMRP
    FACHE

  3. #3
    Susanna is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    124
    What have you learned about NCU that is not promising?
    Two things that trouble me is that the university has only been around for a short time and that it has no onground teaching facilities.

    Here are a couple of links that are disturbing:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northcentral_University

    http://www.onlinedegreereviews.org/c...sity-1002/109/

    Susanna

  4. #4
    Randell1234 is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    7,590
    Originally posted by Susanna


    Two things that trouble me is that the university has only been around for a short time and that it has no onground teaching facilities.

    Here are a couple of links that are disturbing:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northcentral_University

    http://www.onlinedegreereviews.org/c...sity-1002/109/

    Susanna
    They have been around for a short period of time if 10 years is short. No matter what you will find people with good and bad opinions of the school. Find the facts and make a choice. I have been with them about two years and I enjoy it.

  5. #5
    xygirl is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Belgium, Europe
    Posts
    125

    Hi Randell.

    :) Hi Randell,
    What's the deal with this NCU, because I had good intentions with them as well.
    What I would like to know for sure is if you finish your degree with them , can you get a job easily or are there additional problems hiding behind NCU? What program are you in Randell and how long will it take you?
    Thank you.

  6. #6
    raristud2 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    603
    NCU is regionally accredited, enrollments are increasing and they have a brick and mortar campus.
    http://www.ncu.edu/press_release.asp..._release_id=58

  7. #7
    Randell1234 is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    7,590

    Re: Hi Randell.

    Originally posted by xygirl
    :) Hi Randell,
    What's the deal with this NCU, because I had good intentions with them as well.
    What I would like to know for sure is if you finish your degree with them , can you get a job easily or are there additional problems hiding behind NCU? What program are you in Randell and how long will it take you?
    Thank you.
    I started in the fall of 2004 and took one class. In 2005, I took three classes, 2006 I have taken two classes. I am taking three classes per year because I get $4K per year in tuition assistance and do not want to pay much/anything out of pocket. I guess it will take me another 3 - 3.5 years to complete so the total time would be 5.5 to 6 years.

    As far as getting a job easily with degree, what job are oyu looking for? I have quite a bit of experience and don't plan to use the degree as the only thing to get a job/promotion.

    Hope this helps-

  8. Advertisement

  9. #8
    SteveFoerster is offline Resident Gadfly
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia & Dominica, West Indies
    Posts
    7,434
    If you're Christian (or don't object to a Christian environment), there's Liberty University and Regent University, each of which is a brick and mortar institution with a distance EdD with short residencies.

    There's also the University of South Africa, where one can do a Doctor of Education remotely -- and extremely inexpensively. If that interests you, you may wish to contact Michael Esselin, their red tape cutting North American agent, who has his own web site.

    -=Steve=-
    BS, Info Sys concentration, Charter Oak State College
    MA in Educational Tech, George Washington University
    PhD in Leadership, U. of the Cumberlands (in progress)
    More at http://stevefoerster.com

  10. #9
    Susanna is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    124
    Thank you for the positive feedback about NCU; the new building is certainly a step in the right direction. I am mostly concerned about the wiki entry and its claims about SCUPS and Dr. Hecht. There are always two sides to every story and I wonder what the other side has to say about that.

    Susanna

  11. #10
    Susanna is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    124
    Steve,

    Thank you for the links. I don't think I want to go with UNISA but I'll check into the other two.

    Again, the feedback is appreciated.

    Susanna

  12. #11
    Randell1234 is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    7,590
    Originally posted by Susanna
    Thank you for the positive feedback about NCU; the new building is certainly a step in the right direction. I am mostly concerned about the wiki entry and its claims about SCUPS and Dr. Hecht. There are always two sides to every story and I wonder what the other side has to say about that.

    Susanna
    I can't deny the rumors of the SCUPS/NCU issue but that is long past. As far as the wiki entry, I don't give a lot of weight to that. Are they really experts in DL? I can also find websites that say we never landed on the moon. ;)

  13. #12
    tmartca is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    246

    Re: Short-residency PhD programs?

    Originally posted by Susanna
    I've spent this weekend researching online PhD's in Education and EdD 's. I contacted NCU; they were eager to talk to me and would take most of my credits. However, what I've learned about them in the meantime is anything but promising. I am also considering short residency programs so would Argosy be a good choice? I've not read anything negative about them and wonder if any of you have. Any other school recommendations would be appreciated.

    I am hopeful that'll I get to finish with TUI but I like being prepared nonetheless

    Thank you kindly,

    Susanna
    New Mexico State offers a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Learning Technologies
    http://vrc.nmsu.edu/distance/degrees/details.cfm?id=20

    I think Feilding Graduate Institute also offers an EdD with short residencies.
    http://www.fielding.edu/

  14. #13
    xygirl is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Belgium, Europe
    Posts
    125

    Smile Hi Randell.

    Hi Randell,
    Are you saying you take these classes to get a Dr degree? I would like to get that and yes, I hope to find a job, such as counseling or something that involves being around patients. I just figure that it will be easier with a Dr degree, rather than a Master's degree. Don't you agree?

    Thank you all for the good websites.

  15. #14
    Randell1234 is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    7,590

    Re: Hi Randell.

    Originally posted by xygirl
    Hi Randell,
    Are you saying you take these classes to get a Dr degree? I would like to get that and yes, I hope to find a job, such as counseling or something that involves being around patients. I just figure that it will be easier with a Dr degree, rather than a Master's degree. Don't you agree?

    Thank you all for the good websites.
    I am getting a PhD so my title would be Dr. but my degree will be in business admin.

  16. Advertisement

  17. #15
    Andy Borchers is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    1,066

    Re: Short-residency PhD programs?

    Have you given Nova Southeastern (www.nova.edu) a look? They are pretty big in the short residency market.

    Regards - Andy

    Originally posted by Susanna
    I've spent this weekend researching online PhD's in Education and EdD 's. I contacted NCU; they were eager to talk to me and would take most of my credits. However, what I've learned about them in the meantime is anything but promising. I am also considering short residency programs so would Argosy be a good choice? I've not read anything negative about them and wonder if any of you have. Any other school recommendations would be appreciated.

    I am hopeful that'll I get to finish with TUI but I like being prepared nonetheless

    Thank you kindly,

    Susanna
    Andy Borchers, DBA
    NSU (1996)

  18. #16
    friartuck is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Mediocristan
    Posts
    374
    Anderson University has a DBA directed towards teachers . It requires a week or two residency in Indiana each semester:

    http://www.anderson.edu/falls/dba/overview.html

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15