The following master's degrees may be completed entirely online:
- Administration of justice and homeland security
- Business administration
- International relations
In addition, the health care administration and management and rehabilitation counseling programs offer some courses online.
Online courses are classified as interactive, hybrid or self-paced.
Interactive courses (campus code 95) are seven weeks long and have specific start and end dates. In these courses, students have the ability to interact and participate in discussions with classmates and faculty. Communication is asynchronous and there is no requirement for members of the class to be online at the same time. This interactive environment enriches course content, provides opportunity for discussion and encourages the exchange of ideas.
Hybrid courses (campus code 93) blend classroom and online learning. Because much of the course content and some activities are moved online, the number of class meetings over the course of a term or semester is reduced. It is very important to check the schedule of classes for start dates, as some courses begin online before meeting in the classroom while others have an initial class meeting and then continue online.
Self-paced courses (campus code 90) can be started the first Monday of each month and students have four months to complete them. Courses are organized into three to five learning units, with one assignment per unit. Students determine when to submit their assignments, although one every three weeks is recommended. Students work with the textbook and online course materials to meet the learning objectives of the course. Assignments are submitted and returned electronically through the course assignment tool. E-mail and chat tools allow students to contact their instructor and interact with fellow students. Students are not permitted to audit self-paced courses.