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    fairyrealm is offline Registered User
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    I'll just come out and ask: Cheapest regionally accredited online Masters Programs...

    ...Please tell me if you know of any...

    My interests are broad: psychology , social work , health education , liberal studies, interdisciplinary studies. Looking for dirt cheap.

    There, I said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyrealm View Post
    ...Please tell me if you know of any...

    My interests are broad: psychology , social work , health education , liberal studies, interdisciplinary studies. Looking for dirt cheap.

    There, I said it.
    geteducated.com may resolve this issue:http://www.geteducated.com/rankings/best_mbareg.asp and http://www.geteducated.com/rankings/best_health.asp or http://www.geteducated.com/rankings/best_psy.asp
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    Fort Hays MLS program is probably the cheapest at $214 per credit hour (31-hour program); http://www.fhsu.edu/virtualcollege/d...eral/index.htm

    Missouri State University has a MS in Administrative Studies at $275 per credit hour (33-hour program); http://msonline.missouristate.edu/courses/msas.htm

    American Military University/American Public University offers many graduate degrees at $275 per credit hour (program lengths vary 33-48 hours); http://www.amu.apus.edu/Academics/De...rams/index.htm
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    OK, if you really don't care what the degree is about then maybe you could start with this list:

    http://bain4weeks.com/mastermenu.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    OK, if you really don't care what the degree is about then maybe you could start with this list:

    http://bain4weeks.com/mastermenu.html
    Hi Kizmet,

    It's not that I completely don't care what the degree is about - I checked on a tuition sponsored degree, but the options were Criminal Justice or MBA , and I really don't have a remote interest in either (also the school was not regionally accredited).

    I appreciate the response and am off to check out the link right now. Thanks Kizmet!

    Kindly,
    Fairyrealm

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    Thanks Kizmet...see my other response to you, below.

    This would be a great resource; unfortunately many of the links are broken.
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    [QUOTE=-kevin-;283439]these are all around $500 per 3 credit class:

    http://www.nsula.edu/ece/degreeprogs/hhp.asp


    http://www.nsula.edu/ece/fees.asp

    INTERNET-ONLY STUDENTS DO NOT PAY ANY OUT-OF-STATE FEES

    This is FANTASTIC, Kevin! I am checking out the program right now. Website is a bit difficult to navigate. I am looking for some reference to their accreditation and application process right now. Thanks again!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -kevin- View Post
    Kevin - Thank you! Do you know if the Western New Mexico University online Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies is regionally accredited???

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyrealm View Post
    Kevin - Thank you! Do you know if the Western New Mexico University online Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies is regionally accredited???

    Thanks,
    Fairyrealm
    >>

    Yes it is. If you are willing to take 6 credits (no more) per semester, you can get instate tuition rate. The entire degree will cost you about $5000. I applied for Spring 2009 start, as best as I can tell, it is THE cheapest hands down. I think the table is showing tuition at $165 per credit plus a technology fee. New Mexico colleges have very very low tuition in general. University of New Mexico has a MA in Sociology and comes in just a little more expensive, closer to $180 per credit I believe.

    One thing about Western New Mexico, is that you can enroll for a semester without applying to the program (and $ending all your tran$cript$). I like that feature quite a bit, especially since admission processes can be tedious and expensive.

    Lastly, they have wonderful staff. I found them very professional and helpful. I highly suggest you check into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    >>

    Yes it is. If you are willing to take 6 credits (no more) per semester, you can get instate tuition rate. The entire degree will cost you about $5000. I applied for Spring 2009 start, as best as I can tell, it is THE cheapest hands down. I think the table is showing tuition at $165 per credit plus a technology fee. New Mexico colleges have very very low tuition in general. University of New Mexico has a MA in Sociology and comes in just a little more expensive, closer to $180 per credit I believe.

    One thing about Western New Mexico, is that you can enroll for a semester without applying to the program (and $ending all your tran$cript$). I like that feature quite a bit, especially since admission processes can be tedious and expensive.

    Lastly, they have wonderful staff. I found them very professional and helpful. I highly suggest you check into it.
    Hi Jennifer and Kevin,

    Thank you both so much. I just applied to the program for Spring '09 as well. This sounds perfect. I'll keep you posted on how things go.

    Jennifer - how long before you heard back after applying? Any idea what the classes are like and how long the semesters are? If you're taking only 6 units at a time...trying to figure out how long it will take to grad.

    Thanks!

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    You're welcome!

    Jennifer, please let me know how the classes go I'm contemplating these folks to get some graduate English classes.

    Thanks...

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    If you live in California or are a government employee (local, state or federal) then TUI is $187.50 a credit hour.

    http://www.tuiu.edu/admissions/ctap.html
    http://www.tuiu.edu/admissions/ftap.html
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    Thank you Refugee. Anyone have experience with this school? Know of its reputation?

    TUI www.tuiu.edu

    Thanks!
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    [FONT="Georgia"]BS in Interdisciplinary Studies
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    be sure to scroll down and look at the rate increase that begins in November 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyrealm View Post
    Hi Jennifer and Kevin,

    Thank you both so much. I just applied to the program for Spring '09 as well. This sounds perfect. I'll keep you posted on how things go.

    Jennifer - how long before you heard back after applying? Any idea what the classes are like and how long the semesters are? If you're taking only 6 units at a time...trying to figure out how long it will take to grad.

    Thanks!

    ~Fairyrealm
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    You'll get something in the mail soon explaining that in order to fully enroll that you will need to send transcripts and apply to each of the areas of concentration. Each area has various requirements, so level of difficulty will vary.

    Your degree will be 2 concentrations (or 3, but 2 qualifies you for adjunct teaching , just something to think about) and each concentration is 18 hours. Each course is 3 credits, so you are looking at 12 courses in all. They have 3 semesters per year (traditional 16 week length), so I would say you are looking at 2 years. I do not know the transfer policy, I sent them an email yesterday, so I hope to hear tomorrow. If they accept transfer credit (and if you can transfer while enrolled) will allow you to shorten that path a bit. If you can transfer while enrolled, I will continue to taking courses and sending them back.

    I have not taken any of the courses, but I have emailed with 2 professors. They are just so service driven that my impression is very good. My intent, is to take 2 courses per Spring semester and 1 course each summer. At that rate, it would take me quite a while. I am taking a course at another college right now, and I don't know if I'll end up applying there or if I'll still start at WNMU as previously planned. I think that for the price, it's just an amazing opportunity. On a scale of 1-10, I place my interest level of WNMU at a 9. It would be a 10 if they offered a concentration in sociology .

    I am looking at the Ed Tech and English concentrations, but if they accept transfer credit- I might change out one of them over to psychology .


    Oh- did you find the fee chart? It's under $800 for 6 credits after fees, tuition, etc. What a deal!
    Jennifer
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    AA & BA Social Science, Thomas Edison State College
    AOS Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America

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