What's the most prestigious DL degree?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by little fauss, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    No real DL degrees in the Ivy League

    As far as I can tell, the only offerings from Harvard Extension School that really qualify as DL are the Certificate in Applied Sciences and the Certificate in Environmental Management. But "certificates" are not degrees.

    Another Ivy League school, Cornell, also offers online certificate programs. But not degrees.
  2. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    Prestigious DL bachelors ?

    I don't know if there are any really prestigious DL bachelor's degree offered by any US schools. The University of London was suggested earlier in this thread.

    I might nominate the distance engineering degrees offered by the University of North Dakota (some summer residency required for lab work). This is not because UND is an extremely prestigious school, but because the degrees have the respected ABET/EAC accreditation, which may be unique among DL schools. These are genuine professional degrees; they are guaranteed to meet the academic standards for engineering licensure anywhere in the US.

    Some other DL schools offer "engineering technology" degrees with ABET/TAC accreditation, but that's not as prestigious or as widely accepted.
  3. Bao

    Bao Member

  4. Dool

    Dool New Member

    I apologise if I wasn't clear.

    A Red Herring is something that distracts attention from the real issue. The fact that attending a summer session fulfills the ALM-IT residency requirement doesn't solve the real problem; you cannot complete the non-DL requirements during the summer. If it could then one could take, say, a history class and be done with it.

    Yes. You can take a summer session but you'll be back for another resident semester, thereby ignoring the problem. In other words, a Red Herring.

    I could have spoken in absolutes but that's another logical fallacy I'll leave to students of Hume. Though I'd bet money that it'll be quite a while before Harvard does the Case Method distance.
  5. little fauss

    little fauss New Member

    Mr. Philosopher:

    Now wait a minute. A red herring requires intent. I may have inadvertently been distracting from the main point, to be sure, but a red herring is an invalid rhetorical device, not a mere mistake.

    If someone is genuinely ignorant of a matter, it's logically impossible for them to have employed a red herring in their ignorance. In fact, it could be said that I'm employing a red herring here, trying to make the debate about the definition of different logical fallacies--which I do know something about--to distract from your main point regarding Harvard's ALM-IT program--which I know little about.

    This post does involve a red herring; my original post in which you accused me of it did not.

    This is getting boring, isn't it?

  6. Dool

    Dool New Member

    I'll concede your point. Why don't we call it a Crimson Herring? No groans please.
  7. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Regardless of herrings (of any color) it might be worthwhile to mention that the last time I checked, the Summer courses were substantially more expensive that the regular Extension courses.
  8. little fauss

    little fauss New Member

    Crimson herring it is. By the way, I see why you'd call it a red herring, it did divert from the matter at hand and you couldn't know that I didn't intend it to be as such.

    I just hate to lose an argument (just ask my wife), so I drag things on until I find a way to sneak out of being 100% wrong. If I can reduce it to 99% wrong through great effort and expenditure of time and energy, wearing down my opponent in the process, until they're willing to concede some small part of my point, then I consider it all worthwhile.

  9. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    Boston University -- MMus and MusAD both in Music Education and both DL. Not exactly tier 4.

    Berklee Music certificates in a variety of subjects. The music biz and arranging/orchestration are pretty well thought of and top notch education. Not a degree though.

    East Carolina University -- MM (Music Education). As music ed goes -- ECU is very well thought of...

  10. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    No one has mentioned Kennedy-Western...I'm shocked ;)
  11. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    "The most prestigious DL degree is the one I'm working on."

    your name here
  12. raristud

    raristud Member

    Kennedy-Western ? That university is at the bottom of the food chain. Canyon College offers the most prestigous DL degrees that are accredited according to standards that exceed regional accreditation. :D
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  13. little fauss

    little fauss New Member

    Nonsense, I'll take Saint Regis in a cake walk.
  14. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Bring your own computer, pal.
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Personally, I think Kensington University is the most prestigious DL school.
  16. joi

    joi New Member

    I want to nominate the university of Cambridge Master of Studies in International Relation.

    IMHO, Cambridge and Oxford are as prestigious as you can get, but the International Relations field will appeal to a greater number of people, and not only lawyers.
  17. David Williams

    David Williams New Member

    Within the social sciences I give the nod to Fielding. Its the only DL school to offer an APA-approved PhD in psychology.
  18. Dave C.

    Dave C. New Member

    I like this one:

    EMBA - Global

    AN EMBA from LBS AND from Columbia...and a snip at $115K.
  19. Orson

    Orson New Member


    Could this be the priciest?

  20. JP007

    JP007 Member

    While this is an old threat, I thought it may be a good idea to 'restart it' as DL has changed a lot since the last post in 2005.

    There are a ton of posts on this forum about the 'cheapest' DL degree, but very few regarding the most 'prestigious' DL degree. This old thread from 2005 was the best I could find on this site regarding the 'best' of DL. Nothing against finding the cheapest option, but there should be a resource where you can find the 'best' DL offers.

    My new suggestions to the thread are:

    Kings College - Dept of War Studies
    MA Air Power in the Modern World
    MA International Relations and Contemporary War
    MA War in the Modern World
    King's College London -

    Online Master's in Predictive Analytics
    Predictive Analytics Degree | Northwestern SPS

    Cambridge's ICE program has already been mentioned
    Master of Studies (MSt) degrees - University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
    Esp the MSt in International Relations - which offers a limited on campus req
    Course - MSt in International Relations - University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

    As have the various Stanford and Columbia engineering programs...
    Part-Time Master
    Online Degree Programs | Columbia University Engineering

    As for PhD's / DBA's
    Cass / TIAS Executive PhD
    Executive PhD | Cass Business School

    The Manchester Business School DBA
    The Manchester Business School DBA | MBS

    IE DBA
    Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) | IE Business School

    Durham University DBA

    U Penn
    Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management
    Penn GSE ExecDoc Program - Homepage Content

    The Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
    Mid-Career Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) | Penn GSE

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