University of the Potomac ABD completion programs

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. datby98

    datby98 Member

    Hi guys, I still cannot understand the rationale of those ABD programs.
    I checked the conventional courses of the three programs: DBA, Ed.D., and DCS. All of them require a dissertation and a defense.
    So if I had completed the taught courses elsewhere without a dissertation yet, what the advantages would be if I transfer to The University of the Potomac? For passing with a loose or sloppy dissertation?:emoji_thinking:
  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Some people have timed out of their programs. ABD programs provide dissertation support that's often not available in traditional programs. After you pass the comps, most universities set you free to complete your dissertation without any preparation. How much guidance you receive depends on your chair.
  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    As sanantone notes, for those who had done the taught part of their programs but had issues completing the thesis (whether institutional or otherwise) they get a second bite at the apple in a more structured environment that helps ensure they can complete it.
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Not that Cumberlands wasn't supportive, for they are, but this is definitely Baker College's approach with their ABD completion program.
  5. datby98

    datby98 Member

    @sanantone @Dustin

    Many thanks for helping answer my question, Now I am clear.

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