UW campuses offering online master’s degree program

August 27, 2012

As more people look to earn degrees with grants for parents and scholarships for moms under their belts, parents are turning to accredited online programs to obtain a higher education. As a nontraditional student, an adult enrolled in an internet-based program can work toward a degree while fulfilling parental duties.

With the growing number of nontraditional students in mind, five campuses in the University of Wisconsin (UW) system have banded together to create an online master's degree program, according to the Journal-Sentinel. UW-Stout, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside and UW-Superior are now working to offer an internet-based program to students interested in earning an advanced education in sustainable management.

"This is a logical next step after we started offering our online bachelor's degree in sustainable management," Mary Hopkins-Best, interim provost and vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at UW-Stout, said in a statement according to the news source. "We are confident that this will be a popular advanced degree that will appeal to a wide range of working adults."

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2011, those with a master's degree took home approximately $1,263 weekly compared to the $1,053 bachelor's degree holders made every week.

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