180 new students

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    So, I was looking at the registration for the various courses in the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Liberty for the fall. I noticed that there are 12 sections (15 students each) of CJUS700 (the first course). My math says that's 180 students. Is that typical for an online program? I know a lot of in-person programs normally accept a small number of students. Also, some online, cohort-based programs limit the number of students they admit (typically 20-30).

    Did any school recently discontinue their online Ph.D. in CJ? Does COVID-19 has anything to do with this? I've never seen so many sections of students taking CJUS700. Even the summer term B and D had a total of 7 sections none of which had the maximum number of 15 students.

    Of course, some of those students will drop out after a course or two (it's the sad reality).
  2. JBjunior

    JBjunior Active Member

    Could it be related to the new lower tuition for some people or has that not started yet?
  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Possibly because that takes effect in the fall, but I also wondered whether there could be that much military personnel wanting a Ph.D. in CJ. Maybe it's not farfetched, though. I know of quite a few military peeps who pursued the Ed.D. because of the military benefit and not because they wanted an Ed.D. This was before the current military tuition. So, I guess we'll see people pursuing the degree that truly interests them.

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