Students have long praised Purdue University for its commitment to online education. It has continued this tradition by offering the Master of Arts in Economics. Purdue has always offered two ways to get their degrees; students can either choose to pursue their program online or in a hybrid format. This school holds regional accreditation by the NCACS THLC.
The Master of Arts in Economics is made up of 30 credit hours and generally takes about two years to complete with part-time study. Students can finish the degree in as little as 18 months or up to five years and can choose between full-time and part-time study. Sample courses include:
- Economics and Accounting
- International Economics
- Financial Econometrics
Online colleges have begun requiring that all of their faculty undergo the necessary training in order to be certified to teach online. Purdue has been at the forefront of that change, which has resulted in the online school being staffed by full-time faculty that teaches the exact same courses on the campus.