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  1. 1. Online graduate programs Top universities are starting to offer online degrees, but not always for less than their traditional offerings. Here are details on some online graduate programs that have been launched at some of the country’s top schools.
  2. 2. Program: Executive Master's in Healthcare Leadership Price: $82,000 Description: Health-care professionals meet four times over the course of two years, and do the rest of the work online. Online discount: There is no comparable in-person degree at Brown, but the program is more expensive than similar in-person degrees at some of Brown’s competitors.
  3. 3. Program: Master’s in Data Science Price: $2,222.22 per unit (27 units) Description: UC Berkeley’s School of Information’s one-year program is online only. Online discount: No. The school’s other master’s program costs $17,423 per semester, for out-of-state residents. To complete the program, the cost per unit would be less than $1,500.
  4. 4. Program: Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies Price: $40,547 to $51,779 Description: The school has two online-only master’s programs. (Predictive Analytics and Medical Informatics) and two that can be online or in-person (Public Policy and Administration, Information Systems). Online discount: No. The Information Systems program is the same price for all students. The Public Policy and Administration degree is actually more expensive for online students.
  5. 5. Program: Master of Science, Finance Price: $61,1650 Description: This 20-month program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business has no in-person equivalent. It is designed for financial professionals. Online discount: Arguably, yes. Though it is a different type of degree, McDonough’s in-person MBA program costs $55,158 for just the first year of a two-year program.
  6. 6. Program: Master’s in Computer Science Price: $6,600 Description: Georgia Tech offers what may be the cheapest online graduate degree from a major university. Students are required to have some programming experience to enroll. Discount: Yes. Each credit-hour costs $134. For traditional grad programs, state residents pay $550 per credit-hour; out-of-state students pay $1,150.
  7. 7. Program: Distance Learning, Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Science Price: $1,640 per credit Description: The school offers a wide variety of science and engineering graduate programs, with the same teachers, classes and coursework as in- person programs. Discount: No. The tuition is the same for all students, though in-person students pay minor facility and health-care fees, that online students do not.
  8. 8. Program: USC Rossier School of Education, USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Price: Between $47,518 and $51,538 for Rossier; $1,706 per unit for Viterbi. Description: You can get an MA in education and a teaching certificate completely online at Rossier. Viterbi offers several grad degrees. Discount: Slight, if any. At Rossier, the same programs cost a few thousand dollars more in-person, but include mandatory health insurance. At Viterbi, unit costs are the same for all students.

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