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For the last 125 years, Drexel University has been known for its commitment to innovative, technology-focused education designed to help you stand out in a crowded job market. With over 150 online degree and certificate programs, you can earn your Drexel degree from anywhere in the world, on your own schedule. Learn from (and network with) top Drexel faculty, and connect with classmates through digital classrooms designed to help you engage with your peers and the material. Whether you’re looking to earn your first college degree, want a certificate to help you specialize within your field, or are seeking to advance to a master’s or doctoral level, Drexel University has an online program that fits your needs.
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Whether you're focusing on your first degree or looking to change fields, Drexel’s online bachelor’s degrees are designed to set you up for success in your career. You’ll learn from Drexel’s respected faculty and be able to complete your classwork on your own schedule. And, with the option to transfer up to 120 quarter credits (equivalent to 80 semester credits), you can finish your degree sooner.
Drexel offers a number of online master’s degrees in subjects ranging from entrepreneurship to nursing to education. Most can be completed in as little as two years, and either all or the majority of each program’s coursework can be completed entirely online. The online format allows you to pursue your degree on your own schedule, while still gaining access to all of Drexel’s resources and networking opportunities.
An online graduate certificate is a great alternative to a full degree program for those who don’t have time to commit to a full degree, are seeking specialized knowledge and training within their field, or are thinking about switching career focus. These certificates can be completed in as little as one to three terms, and some can be applied toward future graduate degrees.
Drexel University currently offers the following online doctoral degrees: an EdD in Educational Leadership and Management, a Doctor of Health Science (DHSc), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). While some programs have in-person requirements, most of the coursework is completed online. You’ll be able to interact with your classmates, professors, and thesis advisers remotely, and will receive the same attention and support as you would on-campus.
The time it will take to complete your degree varies depending on your program, how many credits you transfer in, your course load, and whether you're going to school full- or part-time. Some certificates can be finished in as little as one to three terms, while other degrees can be completed in just two years. To estimate how long completing your degree will take, look at the curriculum page for your specific program to see how many credits your degree will require. From there, you can get a rough idea of how long your degree will take based on how many courses you plan to take per term.
While many universities run on a semester schedule, most of Drexel University’s programs are based on a quarter system.Learn more about the difference between semesters and quarters.
Once you’ve been accepted into a program, you’ll be assigned an academic advisor who will work with you to figure out a plan of study that works best for you and your schedule.
Whether you earn your degree online or in-person, you’re still a Drexel University student. Your degree will state that you graduated from Drexel University, with no mention of whether you completed your coursework online or on campus. As a Drexel graduate, you’ll also have access to Drexel’s alumni network.
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Drexel University wants to help finance your online degree. In addition to providing the necessary resources to apply for federal and private loans (if needed), Drexel also offers reduced tuition rates for alumni, military, and employees or members of Drexel’s partner organizations. To see if you qualify for tuition savings, please visit our financing page or contact your enrollment counselor.