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New Online Master’s Degree Programs – December 2019

Among the accredited public and non-profit private colleges and universities that have recently launched or are planning to launch new online master’s degree programs are Boston University, Hood College, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bellevue University, and the University of Detroit Mercy. The new online graduate programs offered by these schools include an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, an online Master of Clinical Laboratory Science program, and online Master of Science (MS) programs in cybersecurity, child and family studies, data analytics, and information technology.

Boston University – Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program

The Questrom School of Business at Boston University, which offers a traditional campus-based MBA program, a Professional Evening MBA program, and an Executive MBA program, has now added an online MBA program to its slate of graduate programs. The Questrom Global Online MBA program is a 45-credit degree program that consist of six semester-long, 7.5-credit course modules that are designed to be completed sequentially. Students in the program take one course module per semester (fall, spring, and summer) and can graduate from the program in five consecutive semesters/two years of part-time enrollment. The program has a general business administration curriculum and coursework that focuses on global business management. The program’s first cohort will begin classes in September of 2020.

Hood College – Online Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity and Information Technology (IT) Programs

Hood College, a private, non-profit, liberal arts college located in the Maryland town of Frederick, is now offering two of its more popular campus-based graduate programs in a new online format. Hood’s new online Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity and Information Technology (IT) programs feature the same curricula as their campus-based counterparts. Both programs require the completion of 30 credits of coursework and are designed for students who have a technical background. Students who do not have adequate computer programming experience are required to take two computer science foundation courses prior to enrolling in master’s-level coursework. Currently, Hood’s MS in Cybersecurity and IT programs can be completed entirely online in three years of part-time enrollment by students who take one or two courses per semester. Both programs also offer a full-time, 15-month completion plan that requires students to take some of their courses on campus.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) – Online Master of Clinical Laboratory Science – Medical Laboratory Science Track

The Department of Allied Health Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine is launching a new online master’s in medical laboratory science and technology program that is accepting applicants for a start date in the summer of 2020. The online Master of Clinical Laboratory Science – Medical Laboratory Science Track is designed for certified medical laboratory professionals who want to prepare for supervisory and administrative roles in medical laboratories and/or teaching positions in clinical and medical laboratories. To be eligible for the program, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) certification, or a bachelor’s degree in biological science, certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), and at least two years of full-time experience as an MLT. Applications for the program’s first cohort of students are being accepted through the middle of January 2020.

Bellevue University – Online Master of Science (MS) in Child and Family Studies Program

Nebraska’s Bellevue University has added a new online Master of Science (MS) in Child and Family Studies program to the growing number of online undergraduate and graduate programs the private, non-profit university currently offers. The new online program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in child and youth development programs and family service agencies. The curriculum includes courses in youth and family service program design, evaluation, and implementation; cultural and community issues affecting children and families; and models of family intervention for at-risk children. Bellevue’s online MS in Child and Family Studies program is 100% online and does not require any campus visits.

The University of Detroit Mercy – Online Master of Science (MS) in Applied Data Analytics Program

The University of Detroit Mercy, a private, non-profit university in Michigan, is introducing a new online Master of Science (MS) in Applied Data Analytics program for January 2020 and is accepting applications to the program through December 13, 2019. Applicants should have basic computer skills and preference is given to candidates with an undergraduate degree in computer science, business, economics, healthcare, political science, or a related field. The new program consists of ten graduate courses drawn from several of Detroit Mercy’s academic divisions, including its departments of Computer & Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Business Administration, and Health Professions. Students in the program have the option of completing the curriculum through online courses, campus-based courses, or a combination of the two.


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