Online Graduate Studies: A Perfect Fit for the Working Professional

Published: June 22, 2016 | Author: Lexi Carter | Read Time: 2 minutes

Online Master's ProgramOffering eight accredited online programs to graduate students, Southern Utah University is a quality institution recognized nationally as having top affordable programs and some of the best academic instruction in the west.

More than one in four students (28%) in the United States take at least one distance education course, according to annual reports run by Babson Survey Research Group in 2015. SUU is leading this charge with multiple top-tier, quality master’s programs available both in person and online to students nationwide through a traditional university.

Coupled with the financial break of receiving in-state tuition through the online master’s programs, no matter geographic location, is the ease and convenience online classes offer to working professionals. Ravi Roy, director of the Master of Public Administration program, has seen great success with SUU’s online courses and the adult learners involved in the master’s programs.

“These students work full-time and can relate their daily professional experiences to the material they are learning,” said Roy. “Through daily engagement governed by the students, there is an instant application of the theories and principles taught in the online master’s programs.”

Tailored to the student, the online graduate programs offered at SUU accommodate for full-time work schedules, family life and whatever else may be pressing on student time. Earning a degree online allows for a professional career and the freedom to decide on a personal schedule for school and studies.

Matt Barton, director of the Master of Professional Communication program, spoke to the end game a master’s degree offers students.

“Online programs at SUU are here to equip students with the tools and skills necessary to enter a new industry or career,” said Barton. “We also help facilitate vertical promotions within a company.”

SUU was ranked by Value Colleges as one of the 50 best value online MPA programs of 2016. Grad School Hub also listed SUU as 6th out of the top 30 most affordable online master’s degree programs in public administration.

The Accounting Degree Review recently ranked the top 45 online graduate accounting programs in the nation for 2015, ranking SUU’s as 15th. The program was also ranked on College Choice’s top fifty online master’s programs in accounting in the US, placing 29th on the list.

Affordable Colleges Online recognized SUU’s masters in professional communication program as one of the best online master’s in communication degrees.

SUU strives to provide tools and resources to students and professors that optimize the learning experience, allowing for affordability and online convenience. For more information on joining one of these successful programs, contact Online Admissions at or call 435-865-8665.

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