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Old 01-01-2014, 05:37 PM   #1  
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Default Realistic Ways to Attend University Classes?

This career presents many challenges, one of them being the difficulty in attending school with a crazy trip or reserve schedule.

I already have a four year degree from a Big 12 university but for personal reasons have a strong desire to pursue finishing another. Call me crazy but I'm an academic at heart. Has anybody found any realistic way to pursue college classes (not online or community college stuff, which is fine, but upper division university classes) while flying for an airline? I am curious simply for the sake of curiosity.

Anyone? ...Bueller?
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Become a sim instructor or become a management stooge, both would afford predicable schedules. If you're flying the line, just be super senior.
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There are a lot of very reputable institutions that offer good post-grad programs that are offered online. A lot depends on your field of study though.
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I did a masters in administration through CMU. When time permitted, I took classes at the local "extension" campus and when not, I would take online.

If you are remotely military they give a discount.

The quality of instruction is what you would expect from former practitioners teaching and not academics teaching, but I came away very happy.

My second masters in military history was academics teaching and it gave me a more philosophical view that synchronized with my personality. Much more wholistic and I think positioned me for terminal study and eventually a dissertaion.

Whatever you do, it is admirable that you are trying to improve yourself academically. Please send me a note if you have specific questions.

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It depends on your course of study but some of the online stuff is pretty good. I've looked into an aviation science masters with Perdue and political science with University of Nebraska and Virginia Tech.

A lot of these programs you meet online using video conference software, reducing the gap between online and traditional institutions. Even traditional programs are going this route so students can take classes while interning in remote locations.
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"Closing the gap" via Skype sounds like a good idea. Not something I've thought about. I'll have to look into that. I gave up a fifth year of school for a second degree in economics so I could make the "ATP Rule" window. That much worked.
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