How to get a Masters degree, like, NOW?
November 29, 2006 11:32 AM Subscribe
Is there any way to get a seriously accredited Masters Degree online based all or in part on life experience? Any other ideas about getting a Masters quickly/inexpensively?
posted by dpcoffin to Education (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Background: For the past 2 years I’ve been teaching Art and Digital Imaging classes at an out-of-the-way Community College in California, but after June next year I’m apparently going to lose my equivalency certification because I don’t have an MA/MFA and the college is starting to crack down on the per-class OKs which up to now have been good enough to get me in. I’m 58, living on a very low budget and am a long way from any universities. On the plus side, I’m an active painter and designer with a nice portfolio, a still-in-print published book, and 20 years experience as an editor on a national instructional magazine... Blah-blah-blah=I’m just what my students need and can’t afford to waste much effort/time/$$ becoming “official.”
All I’ve found online is a bogus-looking offer from “Belford University” for a quick equivalent-life-experience degree in about a week for $500, and a lot of not-related online degree programs.