Online Programs at Ivy Plus Institutions

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by sanantone, Aug 15, 2023.

  1. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    University of Chicago

    * One hybrid master's program, so far.

    Duke University

    Rice University

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Vanderbilt University

    Northwestern University

    *Most online programs are in the School of Professional Studies.

    Johns Hopkins University

    Stanford University

    Note: Stanford's master's programs might require some on-campus courses.

    I didn't find anything for Caltech or MIT.
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  2. Xspect

    Xspect Member non grata

    Johns Hopkins University has a lot of certificates that interest me. But Im paralyzed by the cost.
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Wow! Somehow, I think that's the intent.
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

  5. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

  6. Asymptote

    Asymptote Active Member

    What’s the difference between an “Ivy Plus” and a “Near Ivy”?

    And who gets to decide?
  7. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    There are official Ivy Plush affiliations. They almost always include Stanford, MIT, and University of Chicago. The others have also included Johns Hopkins, Duke, and Georgetown.
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  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Given that the Ivy League is a sports league with somewhat arbitrary membership, it's a weird designation to begin with.

    And who gets to decide?[/QUOTE]
    Whoever has access to the most readers, I guess.
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  9. nyvrem

    nyvrem Active Member

    is there an Ivy minus ?
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  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I suppose that would be Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, if one goes by the usual arbitrary pecking order.

    But as ever, it's all prestige based, and doesn't mean anything when it comes to where a particular individual may best be served to reach their goals.
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  11. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    "Ivy Plus" sounds like marketing B.S.
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  12. Xspect

    Xspect Member non grata

    I'm set to graduate with a Doctorate in Nursing next month, and I'll attain ABD status in the Cumberland Leadership Ph.D. program after the following term. I also hold an honorary Doctor of Ministry from Abide University. Currently, my interest is mainly in obtaining near Ivy certificates. It feels like they're attempting to make me spend my children's inheritance without any ROI
  13. Xspect

    Xspect Member non grata

    Darn, DI is constantly tempting me!

    I've decided to apply for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at Johns Hopkins. Specifically, I'm aiming for the Bloomberg Fellows Program. Thankfully, I have until December to get everything in order and align my ducks in a row.

    Serious guys give me some pros and cons of doing this
  14. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Yes, these are the Ivy minus colleges:D
    1. University of Phoenix
    2. Ashford University
    3. Western International University
    4. Meritus University
  15. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I would not say it is is marketing b.s. as much as it is society (or the subset of society that pays close attention to higher education) creating a term to use when discussing “tiers” of schools. It is easier to say “Ivy Plus” than it is to rattle off X number of schools.

    Personally, I have never once heard of folks at these schools utilize the term “Ivy Plus”. I know I am only one person and do not represent anyone else, but I genuinely believe this is a term given by those not at these “Ivy Plus” schools.
  16. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I have not gone through all but I do know that UChicago is missing their online Masters of Science in Applied Data Science program. It used to be the Master of Science in Analytics but they changed the naming of the degree a couple of months ago to better showcase their data science oriented curriculum and such.
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  17. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Whoever has access to the most readers, I guess.[/QUOTE]

    Although the Ivy League is a sports conference, I think society has adopted it also measuring a level of prestige in academia. I’d venture to say most folks hear Ivy League and their brain goes to academics, not sports.
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  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Good observation. I, for one, never even knew, until I read this thread, that it was a sports conference - and I first learned of the Ivy League schools over 60 years ago. I was a teenager; there was an "Ivy League" fashion trend in the late 50s, predominantly for men. I read a bit in newspapers about the origin of the term -- nothing was said about sports -- all about the schools. Who knew? :)
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  19. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Circa 1996 York University in Toronto ran an advertising campaign with the slogan "No ivy on our walls, no cobwebs in our minds." Their principal local competitor the University of Toronto does have ivy on its walls (and stands in for Harvard in scenes in Good Will Hunting and Suits).
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  20. Asymptote

    Asymptote Active Member

    Just wait till we get Ivy Plus Plus.

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