Over the last year, enrollment in online master’s degree programs has jumped over 15%. Why? For one thing, earning a degree from home can be cheaper. Not only can you save on housing costs, but online programs also typically offer flexible schedules that allow students to work part-time or full-time, without disrupting their workdays.
The key is to check accreditation. Legitimate schools are accredited by the Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or by other regional agencies. Schools like Duke, Stanford, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins offer graduate programs before you quit your job and move to another area, check out online programs.