HES degrees possible to be completed fully online for the 20-21 academic year.

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by nyvrem, Jun 25, 2020.

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  1. nyvrem

    nyvrem Member

    Just got an email from HES, they are making all 'on campus' requirements as 'online live web conference' for the 20/21 academic year. That means it's possible to complete a HES degree fully online if you finish all 16 'on campus' credits by this academic year.

    From the email.

     
  2. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Which HES?
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Harvard Extension School, one presumes.
     
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes, one does indeed - particularly if one is the academia-savvy Steve Foerster. :) Plus, it's the only choice with a campus.
    For your entertainment, here are about 20 possibilities. And yes, Harvard Extension School is the only one that seems likely. Though not the only interesting choice. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HES
     
  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    One cannot be assured the on-campus requirement will continue to be waived. It would be wise to anticipate the residency requirement's return during one's enrollment--assuming one enrolled now.

    The master's degree is an ALM--Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies. There are 20 different fields of study available, but they are not "majors." Graduates receive a degree from Harvard, not HES, and walk with other graduates at commencement. One cannot already possess--or be near the completion of--a similar master's. So, for example, someone wanting to pursue the emphasis in Organizational Behavior cannot do so if that person already holds, say, an MBA.
     
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  6. nyvrem

    nyvrem Member

    Harvard Extension.

    My bad.
     
  7. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Wow really? I thought it only applies to undergraduate degree. HES does not admit someone to its ALB degree if an individual already has a Bachelor's degree.
     
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    The web page is pretty clear on this. Having a master's alone doesn't exclude pursuing theirs, just if your master's is in a field related to the HES one you want.
     

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