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Anyone have a list of Self-Paced and Competency-Based Graduate Programs?
#1
I'm working on a small list for a tentative plan of mine and am looking for the cheapest and fastest graduate programs that exist.

Basically, any degree from a school with RA accreditation under or near $10k that can be completed in one year or less (preferably less, as with CBE programs) will make its way onto this list. Other criteria will be listed, but are less important than the content of the list itself. International options may work, but they would need to be evaluated equivalently to degrees from domestic RA schools.

The current list is short and simplistic, since I only had a half-hour to research tonight, but it's a start.

So, let's spitball!


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BS Information Technology - Security, Western Governors University, 2017. Journey thread here.
AAS Information Systems Cybersecurity, CC, 2017
AAS Computer Networking, CC, 2017

Certifications: A+, Linux+, Project+, CCNA, CCNA: Security, and CCNP

Credits:
Community College (79cr):
College Algebra (4), Comp I (3), Speech Comm (3), Federal Govt (3), Intro to Humanities (3), IT Courses (63)
WGU (35cr): IT Foundations & Applications (8), Project Management (4), Principles of Management (4), Spreadsheets (3), Database Management (4), Operating Systems I & II (8), IT Capstone (4)
StraighterLine (9cr): Org Behavior (3), Business Stat (3), English Comp II (3)
ALEKS (18cr): [Beginning, Intermediate, & College] Algebra (9), Trig (3), PreCalc (3), Intro to Stats (3)
Free Courses (8cr): Ethics (Institutes), Cyber 101 & 301 (TEEX), Developing Effective Teams & Essentials of Managing Conflict (Sophia)
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#2
Capella Flexpath has a bunch - about $2500/12-week term. MBA's with a bunch of concentrations, MEd, MHA, MSN, MS in Psych with concentrations: https://www.capella.edu/capella-experien...-programs/

APU has a new Momentum Program, $2500/16-week term. So far it's only BA/BS degrees, but they may add MA programs in the future.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#3
I'm not sure but it seemed like Capella's would take 3 terms minimum (because their time calculator was forcing the capstone into another term). Maybe only 2 terms if someone had plenty of transfer credits.
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#4
WGU and Patten.
Working On:  WGU MS-ITM (start early 2020), GA Tech OMSC (start early 2021?)
Completed:  WGU BSCSIA (started 10/1/2018, finished 01/11/2019)
Journey Thread:  https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...ersecurity


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Western Governors University
  • MBA
  • MBA Information Technology Management
  • MBA Healthcare Management
  • M.S. Management and Leadership
  • M.S. Accounting
  • M.S. Data Analytics
  • M.S. Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.S. Special Education (K—12)
  • M.S. Educational Leadership
  • M.A. English Language Learning (PreK—12)
  • M.Ed. Instructional Design
  • M.Ed. Learning and Technology
  • M.A. Mathematics Education (K—6, 5—9, or 5—12)
  • M.A. Science Education (5—9)
  • M.A. Science Education (Chemistry, 5—12)
  • M.A. Science Education (Physics, 5—12)
  • M.A. Science Education (Biological Sciences, 5—12)
  • M.A. Science Education (Geosciences, 5—12)
  • M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • M.S. Data Analytics
  • M.S. Information Technology Management
  • M.S. Nursing—Education (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing—Leadership and Management (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing—Nursing Informatics (for RNs with BSNs)
  • M.S. Nursing—Education (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Nursing—Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Nursing—Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN Option)
  • M.S. Integrated Healthcare Management
Patten University

Master of Business Administration, concentrations in:
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Strategic Management
  • Sales Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
Capella University (FlexPath)
  • MBA — Accounting
  • MBA — Business Intelligence
  • MBA — Entrepreneurship
  • MBA — General Business Administration
  • MBA — Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA — Health Care Management
  • MBA — Human Resource Management
  • MBA — Project Management
  • MHA — General Health Administration
  • MSN — Nursing Leadership and Administration
  • MSN — Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN/MSN — Combined Option
  • MS — Child and Adolescent Development
  • MS — Educational Psychology
  • MS — General Psychology
  • MS — Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • MS — Sport Psychology
  • MEd — Teaching and Learning
Walden University (Tempo Learning)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • MS in Early Childhood Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management
Kaplan University (ExcelTrack)
  • MBA
(assuming they keep this once Kaplan becomes Purdue University Global)
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (6/32cr), 2021?
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015

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#6
I think you all didn't look at the spreadsheet Thorne provided? Because most of this is already on that list (the schools are there except Kaplan).
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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@Thorne, This would make a good page on the DegreeForum Wiki.
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(01-18-2018, 01:16 PM)davewill Wrote: @Thorne, This would make a good page on the DegreeForum Wiki.

I was thinking the same thing, which is why i went and grabbed all of the masters programs i could fine. We should have a section for both grad and undergrad on there.
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (6/32cr), 2021?
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015

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#9
The Professional Development Master's Degree at Amberton University can be completed for less than $8,000 if you do 12 credits via VESI for $1200 and the remaining 24 credits at Amberton for $6400. Otherwise, if you take all 36 credits at Amberton, it's $9600 - still less than $10k.

Amberton is Regionally Accredited (SACS), Non-Profit.

You can take 3 classes per 10-week term. Do 3 classes for four terms and you will finish in a little less than 12 mos for less than $10k.
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(01-18-2018, 02:58 PM)kevinmane Wrote: The Professional Development Master's Degree at Amberton University can be completed for less than $8,000 if you do 12 credits via VESI for $1200 and the remaining 24 credits at Amberton for $6400. Otherwise, if you take all 36 credits at Amberton, it's $9600 - still less than $10k.

Amberton is Regionally Accredited (SACS), Non-Profit.

You can take 3 classes per 10-week term. Do 3 classes for four terms and you will finish in a little less than 12 mos for less than $10k.

This is not a competency-based program though, correct?
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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