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Thumbs882
12-28-2006, 12:15 PM
I did the whole aviation degree. I know hindsight I should have probably done it in something else, but oh well. I'm currently getting ready to apply to the regionals, but once I'm there I want to start working on my masters through an acredited online program. Since my undergrad is in aviation it will probably have to be along those lines because I don't really want to waste the time and money doing undergrad prerequisites. Any good suggestions of what program would be good? Most programs I've seen don't have an aviation masters online, just the undergrad. I know Embry-Riddle has a good online program, but I'd like to spend less money. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


sigep_nm
12-28-2006, 01:37 PM
UND has one as well. You can check it out on www.aero.und.edu

ERJ135
12-28-2006, 03:36 PM
I looked into Phoenix Online. I think the cost was 18k a year. It was sort of a hybrid type of program. You meet at their campus for the first and last night of class. They have campus' all over the country. Takes about 24 mons. Just not the right time for me to do it yet.


Spongebob
12-28-2006, 06:10 PM
I'd recommend going broader for a Masters degree, such as an MBA, to give you more options. I'm getting an MBA with specializations in Information Systems Management and Project Management from Ellis College: http://ellis.nyit.edu

I'm about 1/3 of the way done...

Vader
01-02-2007, 09:22 PM
I looked into Phoenix Online. I think the cost was 18k a year. It was sort of a hybrid type of program. You meet at their campus for the first and last night of class. They have campus' all over the country. Takes about 24 mons. Just not the right time for me to do it yet.

Phoenix Online is not fully accredited. I know for a fact that many state universities don't even look at transcripts from Phoenix Online. (For Employment purposes and transfer credits)

Puppyz
01-03-2007, 09:11 AM
From the univ of phoenix website :

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (30 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2400, Chicago IL 60602-2504; 312-263-0456, 800-621-7440).


The University of Phoenix Nursing programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120.


The Master of Science in Counseling program in Community Counseling (in Phoenix and Tucson) and the University of Phoenix Master of Science in Counseling program in Mental Health Counseling (in Utah) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Seems accredited, they are the largest online university and pretty well known. I'd look into it further though. Vader, which schools don't accept them?

Vader
01-03-2007, 03:58 PM
From the univ of phoenix website :

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (30 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2400, Chicago IL 60602-2504; 312-263-0456, 800-621-7440).


The University of Phoenix Nursing programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120.


The Master of Science in Counseling program in Community Counseling (in Phoenix and Tucson) and the University of Phoenix Master of Science in Counseling program in Mental Health Counseling (in Utah) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Seems accredited, they are the largest online university and pretty well known. I'd look into it further though. Vader, which schools don't accept them?



Pretty much all State universities in Florida and some respected private colleges (like Rollins College);
I think there might be a different accreditation commission that they go by.

Just my 2 cents

LAfrequentflyer
01-03-2007, 06:15 PM
I'd recommend going broader for a Masters degree, such as an MBA, to give you more options. I'm getting an MBA with specializations in Information Systems Management and Project Management from Ellis College: http://ellis.nyit.edu

I'm about 1/3 of the way done...

Whats the cost factor? They take GI Bill? On-line? If so, how do you like the program?

-LAFF

Spongebob
01-03-2007, 08:23 PM
AFAIK, they do GI Bill and TA. It's a masters degree so MGIB doesn't provide much, better to save it for the 73 type and ATP. They are also set up for employer reimbursement if you company is set up for that (about 80% of non-flying jobs are in some way. Heck, some of my friends get reimbursed at 120% tuition or get extra vacation for every A they pull -- mine doesn't).

Military get a 20% tuition discount, which works out to a cost of about $500/hr. Each class is 6 weeks (so you can see how you'll tap out MGIB pretty quick). Books run about $200/class...

It's all online, but there usually 1/2 of each class is a team collaboration - a great learning experience in today's environment where you'll work with folks from different locations (one of my contracts has us (BearingPoint), NGC, LM, Navair GS and AD, Raytheon and I'm sure other dogs/cats I haven't met yet, and most are not in Pax River....). So, very relevant experience.

Through the link I sent, you should be able to sign up for a tour and get a lay of the land.

Instructors are a mix of industry folks (senior execs) and brick & mortar profs moonlighting. Their accreditation is solid (part of the New York Institute of Technology), they were cool with me taking 6 months off for a deployment (ship's bandwidth was too crappy to hold onto their website), but everyone know's you're working a day job and may need a day or two past a deadline to submit work on occasion-- if you pre-coordinate. I also just took 6 weeks off while I separated from the military and moved.

So, No complaints so far and overall I love the program!

Oh, each class is 3 hrs, 36hrs for a degree (45 for an extra specialization) so you can figure the total time/cost.

HTH
Spongebob

racerxflys
01-09-2007, 08:18 PM
Try this link to Colorado State University. The have both graduate and undergraduate programs.

http://www.learn.colostate.edu/

Duker
01-10-2007, 06:39 AM
Everglades University offers a Masters in Aviation Science online. Still finishing my B.S. but have looked into their program a bit. Might wanna take a look.

samc
01-11-2007, 08:11 PM
American Military University - or American Public University System (APUS)

http://www.amu.apus.edu/Admissions/index.htm

I actually don't think you have to be military to participate. PLUS it is regionally accredited (which means it is accredited at the same level as a state university or private college like Harvard)

ToiletDuck
01-11-2007, 08:22 PM
Well I have couple questions. What are some of the prices you guys have heard of? I checked Penn State but it was 26k a year and no way in hell an FO is doing that. Also I know some companies encourage employees to get a higher level of education. Any way a regional would do this?
Duck