Frequently Asked Questions

Questions:
  1. Are online degrees any different from those earned on-campus at Brandeis University?
  2. When was this online program launched?
  3. What are the entry points for the master’s program?
  4. Are course waivers or transfers available?
  5. How long is the master’s program?
  6. Is any on-campus residency required?
  7. How is Brandeis University accredited?
  8. How much time is required in this program on a weekly basis?
  9. Who do I talk to if I have more questions, or I want to apply?
Answers:
  1. Are online degrees any different from those earned on-campus at Brandeis University?
    The online degrees follow the same rigorous standards as Brandeis’ on Campus degrees. You will receive the same degree as an on-campus student.
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  3. When was this online program launched?
    The Management of Projects and Programs degree was launched in 2003 and has been available online since 2008. As of February, 2016, there are 202 master's degree recipients. GPS has been offering online degrees since 2002.
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  5. What are the entry points for the master’s program?
    There are four entry points per year in July,  October,  January and April.
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  7. Are course waivers or transfers available?
    Course waivers or transfers are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your Enrollment Advisor for more information.
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  9. How long is the master’s program?
    The master's degree consists of ten courses and may be completed in 2.5 to 5 years. Please note that the length of time to complete the master's degree depends on how many courses the student chooses to take per term.
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  11. Is any on-campus residency required?
    No on-campus residency is required for the master’s degree.
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  13. How is Brandeis University accredited?
    Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
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  15. How much time is required in this program on a weekly basis?
    The program is designed for the working professional who must keep up with the demands of work and home. Most students require approximately nine to twelve hours of study per week per course.
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  17. Who do I talk to if I have more questions, or I want to apply?
    You may contact an Enrollment Advisor to answer all your questions or download the program brochure by completing the form at the top right of this page.
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To learn more, complete the form at the top right of this page to download your free copy of the program brochure.

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