Easiest Master Degree and Schools? Please Help!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Futuredegree, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    Hello I am currently trying to gather some information on an easy master degree and school to apply for. I am looking for not so hard classes as I am not the brightest person in world:puppy_dog_eyes:. I work full time and take care of two kids on my own. (Single Father). Im not picky on the major or school im seeking just a masters degree. Can anyone help me or make some suggestions? :pat:

    I currently hold the following degrees:
    BS in Police Studies - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    BS in Natural Science - Excelsior College
    AA in Criminal Justice - Bronx Community College
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Why do you need a Masters degree?
  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    If you're looking for a degree that is clearly easier than the rest, then I wonder who you plan on impressing with it.

    To add a touch of irony to your question, if there really was such a clearly easiest degree and the name was given to you in this thread, then DegreeInfo's great Google search placement means that everyone will know about it. Even better- since you listed your other degrees, someone might very well see your resume, search for your school on Google, find this thread, see that your Master's degree is the easiest of them all and be able to identify YOU as the one who asked this very question.:saeek:
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  4. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    Just asked a question its for some state jobs. I am being honest asking people what they think. Im having a hard time find a master program that easy.
  5. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    some jobs I can use it for just requires any masters degree. Also I would like to get a better degree.
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  6. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Futuredegree, a very warm welcome to Degree Info. Here's why your posts don't show up right away: http://www.degreeinfo.com/general-distance-learning-discussions/35100-new-users-ask-where-did-my-posts-go.html

    I know you gave us a simple question, but I'm sorry to say that there is really no simple answer for it. I wish there was because I would gladly give it to you. I think "easy" is a subjective kind of thing. I found the master's degree that I received from National University in Educational Technology to be quite easy for me. The thing is that it was a unholy ton of work, but none of it was all that intellectually challenging. For a degree to be legitimate, it can't be too easy.

    You are saying you are not very bright, but I think you must be pulling our legs a little. You hold an AA and two BS degrees, you can't be a dummy. You have to be fairly intelligent to pull that off. Give yourself some credit. You can do this. A master's is just a continuation of what you have already done.

    Look into your alma mater Excelsior College or Charter Oak State College. Here's a good place to start: Excelsior College | Graduate School Unless you want a master's degree in statistics or physics, or similar, you should have no trouble. That is, if you are willing to work.

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  7. Michelle

    Michelle New Member

    New brain research has shown that our brains can make new connections throughout our lives. So, even if you felt like a dummy when you were in school as a kid, all of the hard work you put into earning your previous degrees, learning to do your job well, and learning how to be a great single dad have very likely given you many new brain connections. You're hard work has made you smart.

    As far as an easy degree, for me, studying something I'm really interested in is much easier than studying something I don't care about, even if the interesting material is actually more challenging. I have always thought that the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western New Mexico University looked like it would be a lot of fun because you get to pick 2 or 3 topics that interest you and study them in further depth. One of the options is Criminal Justice, which seems like it would be a logical fit for your previous coursework. An advantage of this degree is that it is very affordable if you enroll part-time.

    Another thing that can make a course either difficult or easy to complete is how it is taught. Maybe someone else on the forum can chime in and describe what the class format is at WNMU and if the classes are well taught or not.

    Here is a link to the program: Virtual Campus - Online Programs
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Is it April 1st already?

    That said (and I suspect it's true), it is difficult for people to offer you the distinction you seek because they lack sufficient data points to make such a call. I don't think you'll find objective research on the subject--which master's degrees are easiest--and each individual cannot possibly complete the number of master's programs that would be necessary.

    Here are some things to consider regarding master's programs:

    -- Time-in-program. How long will it take?
    -- Your interests. As noted earlier in the thread, you'll likely find things more interesting to you to be easier as well.
    -- Your abilities.
    -- Your prior academic background.
    -- Your goals. I would posit that doing a degree that fits your future requirements would be more motivating and, thus, easier.
    -- The number of courses/credits necessary to do the degree.

    You might also consider talking to graduates of programs you're considering.

    If I see the bait is on a hook and I still take it, does that make me a fish?
  9. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Is this a joke? You got through a police studies degree at one of the best CJ colleges in the country, but you don't consider yourself to be bright? IMO, CJ is the easiest subject in the social sciences (it's not classified as a social science, but it's an applied form). Since you got through a police studies program at one of the best colleges in the field, you might as well continue on that route. This might offend some people, but I've heard from a few people that American Military/Public University is easy. It's very popular among the military and other public sector employees. If you don't mind not having a regionally-accredited degree, several DETC schools will let you work at your own pace.
  10. instant000

    instant000 Member

    Regardless of its being easier or harder, it will still require a time commitment from you to perform your assignments. Any legitimate degree is going to take a certain amount of work to complete, which is usually estimated as 15-20 hours a week for a full-time Masters program. A part-time program should take less of your time, as you would usually do your courses one at a time.

    As others have stated, a Masters just builds upon what was gained at the Bachelors level. If you have work experience in the same field as your Bachelors, it should be even easier.

    I would think that the easiest degree for you (based upon your educational background) would be in a topic similar to these:
    Criminal Justice
    Natural Science
    Forensic Science (combines your crime and science backgrounds)

    Hope this helps!
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    The two main points that I'd want to make are 1) If the subject area is interesting to you then doing the work will seem easier and 2) What might be interesting or easy for me might not be easy for you so my advice in that area could be useless to you. If I love Physics and find it easy this doesn't mean you'll have the same experience. My suggestion therefore is to choose a subject area that you enjoy and people can assist with finding the cheapest Masters program or the one that can be completed the quickest but no one can tell you what is going to be easy for you.
  12. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    If you're looking for an easy Master degree, it depends on you. The level of difficulty is not based on the program, but on the students. The reason I am saying this because some students prefer research and writing, others find exams are easier. And also how much time you dedicate into studying for the class. Since you work full-time and taking care of two young children as single father. You need to find the program as your interests and affordable. Then take one class at the time, or 4 classes per year. You'll be able to graduate in 2 1/2 years. If you are looking for quit route, then there is no such as thing.

    For example, I am not a bright person neither. It took me 2 years to complete my Bachelor degree; however, it took me nearly 4 years to complete my first Master degree at Southern Methodist University. But then, it took me 1 year to complete my second Master at Georgetown University. Now, I am expecting 5 years at NSU for Ph.D, but who knows if I'll graduate because I see new faces every semester.
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  13. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    No argument here, but at least it's an interesting topic to study. Business is also easy because it's logical. Sociology is easy because it's a study of people (group behavior), which is interesting.

    It's like any other degree: It's a marathon. Do the work, get the grades and then get a degree.

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  14. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Yep, and cj is mostly just an applied form of criminology which was born out of sociology. I've found business to be easy too. However, if one has terrible verbal skills, then the social sciences are going to be difficult. Considering that the op has a degree in cj and natural science, he or she should know if he or she is more cut out for social science or STEM. It could be that the op is more suited for something in public administration or the business field.
  15. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Here is the approximate order of evolution:
    - sociology
    - police science
    - police administration
    - administration of justice
    - criminology
    - criminal justice
    - criminal justice administration
    - homeland security
    - What's next?
  16. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Cyber Security?
  17. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    A couple of schools in Texas offer degrees in border security. I don't know if that's going to catch on. Homeland security usually goes hand in hand with emergency management. Then, there are a few programs in public safety. There is also security management.
  18. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    I see a lot of useful information here I would think im good at business or criminal justice field. Any schools any one can suggest based on there experience?
  19. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    A MBA is an option. It is a fairly easy master.
  20. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    any schools that seem fairly easy like not much work that anyone has taken like even suggestions and inside info to work load people have delt with getting their master from that college???

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