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Duke
Duke offers an online graduate business degree
Since 1996, the Duke Fuqua School of Business has offered the Duke MBA Ė Global Executive, an online graduate degree accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In fall 2002, 155 students were enrolled in this program. An undergraduate degree, 10 years minimum professional experience and English proficiency are required for admission. Tuition for the 2003-04 school year is $2,311 per credit hour. Chat rooms, threaded discussions, streaming audio and video and simulations are utilized in these classes. Online interaction between students and professors is required. Classes are often capped at 55 students. Faculty are required to respond to student inquiries within 48 hours. Contact the Fuqua School of Business, Executive MBA Programs.

Emory
Emory offers an online graduate degree in public health
Since 1999, the Rollins School of Public Health has offered a master degree in public health that is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. In fall 2002, 100 students were enrolled in this program. Requirements include a bachelorís degree, five years professional experience, GRE or MCAT scores and a 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate or graduate programs. Tuition for the 2003-04 school year is $795 per credit hour. Chat rooms, threaded discussions and streaming video and audio are typically used in courses. Online interaction between students and professors are required. Thirty students is the average classroom cap. Faculty are required to respond to student inquiries within 48 hours. Contact Kara B. Robinson, assistant director for academics.

Syracuse
Syracuse University offers online graduate degree programs in business, education, engineering and library science
Since 2001, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management has offered an independent study graduate degree in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In fall 2002, 163 students were enrolled in the program. A bachelorís degree is required for admission. In certain cases, a GMAT or TOEFL may be needed. Tuition for the 2003-04 school year is $742 per credit hour. Typical courses include threaded discussions, and online interaction between students and faculty is required. Classes are often capped at 30 students. Faculty are not required to answer student inquiries. Contact Paula C. OíCallaghan, director of the iMBA Program.

Since 2001, Syracuse has offered an online graduate degree in instructional design, development and evaluation accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Enhancement. In fall 2002, 12 students were enrolled in the program. Since 2002, graduate certificates in educational technology, professional practice in education technology and lifelong learning and continuing education have been offered. Four students were enrolled in this certificate program in fall 2002. Admission requirements include a bachelorís degree, three letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Tuition for the 2003-04 school year is $595 per credit hour. Chat rooms, threaded discussions and streaming video and audio are often used in classes. Online interaction between students and faculty is required. Classes are often capped at 20 students. Professors are required to answer student comments within 72 hours. Contact J. Michael Spector, professor and chairman of the department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation.

Since 1999, Syracuse has boasted an online engineering management degree program. This program is not accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. Twelve students were enrolled in the program in fall 2002. Tuition for the 2003-04 school year is $742 per credit hour. In typical classes, chat rooms are utilized, and online interaction between students and faculty is required. Classes are often capped at 25 students. Faculty must respond to student questions within 72 hours. Contact Thomas D. Vedder, program director.

Since 1993, the Syracuse School of Information Studies has offered online graduate degrees in library and information science, school media, information management and telecommunications and network management. The American Library Association has accredited these programs. In fall 2002, 328 students were enrolled in these programs. Since 1997, online graduate certificates in information systems and telecommunications management, information security management and school media have been offered. Thirty students were enrolled in the certificate programs in fall 2002. A bachelorís degree is required. Tuition for the 2003-04 school year is $742 per credit hour. Chat rooms, threaded discussions and streaming audio are used in the classes. Online interaction between students and faculty is required. Thirty students is the maximum for most classes. Faculty are required to respond to student comments within 48 hours. Contact Kathryn Allen, director of Distance Learning.

Texas Woman's University
Texas Womanís University offers an online graduate degree in library science
Since 2000, TWUís School of Library and Information Studies has offered an online library science graduate degree accredited by The American Library Association. In fall 2002, 709 students were enrolled in this program. A bachelorís degree, a 3.0 grade point average for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study and a 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work is required. A TOEFL score may be needed. In-state tuition is $165 per credit hour, and out-of-state tuition is $270 per credit hour. Chat rooms, threaded discussions and online labs are typically utilized. Online interaction between students and faculty is required. Classes are capped at 45 students. Faculty are required to reply to student comments within 96 hours. Contact Lynn Westbrook, interim director.

University of Florida
The University of Florida offers online graduate degree programs in business and engineering.
Since 1999, the Warrington College of Business has offered a Web-based degree accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In fall 2002, 109 students were enrolled in the program. Minimum admission requirements for this program include a bachelorís degree from an accredited U.S. college or university and at least two years of full-time post-baccalaureate work experience. Tuition for the 2003-04 school year is $665 per credit hour. Typical courses utilize streaming video and threaded discussions, and online interaction between students and faculty is a requirement. Faculty are required to respond to student questions within 40 hours. Classes are often capped at 60 students. Contact Bob Brewer, associate director of admissions.

Since 2002, the UF College of Engineering has offered online graduate degrees in computer and information science and engineering and electrical and computer engineering. These online graduate degree programs are not accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. An online graduate certificate in environmental policy and management is also offered. Admission requirements for online students mirror the standards for non-distance education students. In Fall 2002, 39 students were enrolled in these online graduate degree programs; 42 were enrolled in the online graduate certificate programs. Tuition for the 2003-04 school year is $205 per credit hour for in-state students and $775 per credit hour for out-of-state students. In typical courses, online interaction between students and professors is optional and most courses in this program do not have a maximum class size. Streaming video and audio are used in this class. Faculty are not required to respond to student inquiries. Contact Arthur J. Zirger Jr., director of Engineering Outreach.

Source: U.S. News and World Report's directory of e-learning

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