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Back to School Presentation

  1. 1. GO BACK TO SCHOOL! Connie Beene and Jennifer Pfortmiller SO, YOU THINK YOU WANT TO….
  2. 2. The BIG Questions! <ul><li>What program area to pursue? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I want to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I use this degree? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How will I fit this in my schedule? </li></ul><ul><li>How long will it take? </li></ul><ul><li>How much will it cost and how will I pay for it? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Program Types and ‘Hot’ Career Areas
  4. 4. Traditional vs. Non-Traditional <ul><li>Location – On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Courses during day </li></ul><ul><li>Involved with teaching/research </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis/Dissertation </li></ul><ul><li>Complete in 2+ years </li></ul><ul><li>Targets 18-24 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>Location - Anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Courses on own time </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to work, have family life </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Complete in 1-6 years </li></ul><ul><li>Targets Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Traditional </li></ul>
  5. 5. Non – Traditional Delivery Modes <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Weekends (Fri/Sat) </li></ul><ul><li>Evenings </li></ul><ul><li>Blended/Hybrid – part online, part on-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Style </li></ul><ul><li>13 months </li></ul><ul><li>Co-hort groups </li></ul>
  6. 6. Comparing Public and Private Institutions <ul><li>State Funded </li></ul><ul><li>Less flexible with requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Tuition </li></ul><ul><li>More time for completion </li></ul><ul><li>Privately Funded </li></ul><ul><li>More flexible with requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Tuition </li></ul><ul><li>Less time for completion </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><li>Private </li></ul>
  7. 7. Schools in Kansas (offering non-traditional MS degree options) <ul><li>Baker University </li></ul><ul><li>Brown Mackie </li></ul><ul><li>Friends University </li></ul><ul><li>Southwestern University </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas Wesleyan </li></ul><ul><li>MidAmerica Nazarene </li></ul><ul><li>Newman University </li></ul><ul><li>Ottawa University </li></ul><ul><li>Sterling University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Phoenix </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><li>Private </li></ul>
  8. 8. Points to keep in mind <ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Life Experience Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Hours </li></ul><ul><li>In-state/Out-of-State Tuition </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-requisites </li></ul><ul><li>GPA/GRE/GMAT/TOEFL </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis/Dissertation/Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Terminal Degree </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to Get Started <ul><li>Research the program and school </li></ul><ul><li>Contact a representative </li></ul><ul><li>Decide when to start program </li></ul><ul><li>Apply and pay necessary application fees </li></ul><ul><li>Watch deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure appropriate test are completed </li></ul><ul><li>Submit transcripts and other requested items </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for acceptance letter </li></ul><ul><li>Enroll for classes </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to get the employer to pay? <ul><li>Check current benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition Reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask for professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate pay and expected time commitment with company </li></ul><ul><li>Share costs with employer </li></ul>
  11. 11. Connie Beene Director Of Professional And    Experiential Learning Baker University SPGS 8001 College Blvd, Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66210 (W) 913-491-4432 Ext. 1210 [email_address] Contact Information Jennifer Pfortmiller Affiliate Site Manager Kansas State University-Division of Continuing Education 245 NE 30 Rd Great Bend, KS 67530 620-786-1188 [email_address]

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