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Online Graduate Programs

Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in the number of students enrolled in online graduate programs. Before online graduate programs existed, an undergraduate student could only receive a graduate degree if they physically attended a university. However, with the improvements in technology, students can now receive a graduate degree from their home by simply attending lectures online, and submitting their work through email to the professor. Although there are conflicting ideas about whether or not a student can retain the same amount of information from an online program as opposed to attending a graduate school, research shows that online graduate programs are equally as effective as graduate schools.

Although online graduate programs have been proven to be as effective as graduate schools, there a still a few problems with the system of online education. A major problem that people consider about online graduate programs is that there is no physical interaction between the student and professor. For many people, the student and teacher interaction is the main reason why they choose to attend a graduate school because they feel that without this interaction, they will not be able to have their questions answered.

However, although there is a lack of physical contact between the student and professor for online graduate programs, there are other forms of communication for them to engage in. For online graduate programs, professors often give out their personal email address as well as phone numbers for which they can easily be contacted through.

Students find that communicating through email is just as effective as being in a classroom environment. Through email stud...

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