If you live in Mississippi and need to get your college degree on your time, don’t worry. You have plenty of options. Online degrees are becoming more and more popular, and are now offered in conjunction with brick-and-mortar colleges. In fact, more colleges than not now offer distance learning options. Here are some schools that offer online classes:
Mississippi State University has online degree programs ranging from the bachelor’s to the doctorate level. Most of them are in the sciences: their Masters of Geoscience is popular, as well as their masters’ degrees in different kinds of engineering, such as electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, and civil engineering. There are also four doctorates of engineering and a doctorate in community college leadership. It also has independent study available for high school students.
The University of Southern Mississippi has an assortment of online classes. The School of Library and Information Science offers degrees completely online. It has a masters’ in Library Science, a license to be a school library media specialist, and a graduate certificate in archives and special collections.
University of Mississippi, frequently called Ole Miss, offers distance learning courses from its locations in Tupelo, DeSoto, Booneville, Grenada, online, and in an independent study program. Independent study can be done either online or with a pencil and paper.
Mississippi University for Women offers a masters’ degree in health education and a bachelors’ degree in nursing entirely online. Students can access classes on WebCT, through the Mississippi E-Campus, and through the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus.
Mississippi Valley State University has flexible options for traditional (beginning at under-21 by their definition) and non-traditional (over-21) students. Students can complete a weekend degree program, an accelerated master’s degree program, and classes taught at off-campus locations. Some interactive video and online courses are offered. MVSE also helps people prepare to test for the GED.
Mississippi Virtual Community College is a consortium of community colleges that combine resources to offer distance learning courses. A student can enroll at a local college and have the resources available from all classes in the consortium.
The community colleges are:
- Northeast Mississippi Community College
- Itawamba Community College
- East Mississippi Community College
- Meridian Community College
- East Central Community College
- Jones County Junior College
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
- Pearl River Community College
- Southwest Mississippi Community College
- Copiah-Lincoln Community College
- Hinds Community College
- Holmes Community College
- Mississippi Delta Community College
- Coahoma Community College
- Northwest Mississippi Community College
As you can see, you have plenty of options for getting your GED, your bachelor’s, your master’s, and even your PhD without having to leave your hometown and likely not even your living room. Online classes are the norm now, for people who have jobs, children, disabilities, or who just need to take things at a slower pace. So check out some of these programs today!