Common Question: Will My Diploma Say That I Took My Degree Online?

We receive many different questions from prospective students when it comes to higher education. How do I know what program is right for me? How do I best manage online coursework with my personal and professional life?  What’s the best way for me to interact with my professors in an online format? We will be tackling some of the most frequently asked questions in our ongoing blog series.

This week, Is my diploma going to say that I took my degree online?

The short answer is no, there will be no mention that you took your degree online. Your diploma will look the same as a traditional student attending the brick and mortar institution. Online is only the format you would be taking your education.

A degree taken online with UMass is the same degree earned from the University of Massachusetts and the transcript will look the same as well. The only difference with an online degree, you don't have to physically attend classes. You can compete your coursework from the comfort of your own home that helps reduce travel time and costs typically associated with learning on campus.

The curriculum is as challenging and engaging as it would be if you were on one of the UMass campuses. UMass stands behind the rigorous coursework, as well as the caliber of the world-class faculty who teach each of the courses. Additionally, your degree will stand the test of time as an accomplishment from a reputable university.

Not only will your diploma and transcript look the same, as an online student you will have the same benefits as your on-campus peers. Advisors are available to ensure that your questions are answered and you have a path to success. Just as on-campus students receive 24/7 technical support, our online students can expect the same expert service.

Stay tuned for more answers to your most frequent questions. 

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