• Education

    Master’s degrees are the second biggest scam in higher education.

    Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a troubling exposé on the crushing debt burdens that students accumulate while pursuing master’s degrees at elite universities in fields like drama and film, where the job prospects are limited and the chances of making enough to repay their debt are slim. Because it focused on MFA programs at Ivy League schools—one subject accumulated around $300,000 in loans pursuing screenwriting—the article rocketed around the creative class on Twitter. But it also pointed to a more fundamental, troubling development in the world of higher education: For colleges and universities, master’s degrees have essentially become an enormous moneymaking scheme, wherein the line between for-profit and…

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  • Online School

    School of Nursing ranks in top 15 online master’s programs, reflects on progress

    Sandra Bellini, director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track, spoke about the program’s recent placement on the US World & News’ top online neonatal nurse practitioner master’s programs list, tied at No. 14.  Bellini said they rose through the ranks quickly, placing at No. 82 last year. She said they were still proud of last year’s ranking as well because of the sheer volume of programs that could place on the list.  Professor Sandra Bellini, director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track. Photo courtesy of UConn School of Nursing. “We moved up in the rankings. Last year, I believe we were 82. Again, there are thousands — literally thousands — of online master’s degree…

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  • Online School

    MSU launching online master’s programs in accounting, taxation in 2021

    Mississippi State’s Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy will begin offering two new online master’s programs in 2021. (Photo by Megan Bean) Contact: James Carskadon STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University will launch new online master’s programs in accountancy and taxation in 2021. The MSU College of Business’ Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy is set to begin offering online Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Taxation programs in the fall, building on the college’s nationally-recognized online offerings. The new online programs are made possible by a recent gift from the Richard C. Adkerson Family Foundation. Shawn Mauldin, Adkerson School of Accountancy director, said the investments in new online programs reflect…

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