A mandatory three-day on-campus orientation is usually held during the last week of July or the first week of August for students pursuing the online program. All students are required to participate in the orientation prior to beginning online courses.  The purpose of the session is to assist you in building collaborative online skills and in learning the technology and basic skills necessary to succeed in a graduate level online program. You will meet your instructors and classmates in person, become acquainted with university resources that you can access online, learn about university policies, and be introduced to available technical support.

This is the only time that online students are required to be on campus. Past students have found this intensive orientation to be essential to their online learning, as well as forming the necessary relationships with classmates and faculty that have helped them succeed in the program. Students are advised not to consider applying unless they are willing to meet this program requirement.

Technical Requirements: In addition to computer hardware requirements, students should be comfortable using Microsoft Windows software including MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Program Costs: Tuition costs are the same for in-state, out-of-state and international students. Financial aid is available to qualified students, and may include scholarships, grants, and loans.

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