In recent rankings done by affordableschools.net, The University of West Georgia has been ranked among the 25 most affordable online master’s programs in the fields of nursing education and public administration for 2019 by. The rankings were published on the organization’s website in April.
UWG was ranked sixth and ninth, respectively. These rankings were created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database, U.S. News and World Report, and each school’s website. The 25 best colleges were selected and ranked based on in-state tuition, student-to-faculty ratio, and national rankings.
“Our online programs meet the same high academic standards as our traditional ones and are as affordable as you will find among accredited schools,” says Dr. Micheal Crafton, UWG Interim President. “We are incredibly proud to be recognized by Affordable Schools for not just one, but two of our online master’s programs.”
Ranked among the top graduate nursing programs in the country, the affordable online Master of Science in Nursing at UWG is a 36-credit-hour program that can be completed in two years or four semesters of study. Students can choose from role options in either health systems leadership or education, and coursework is available entirely online. Specifically, the nursing education track address innovations in strategies, instructional skills, and curriculum as well as educational evaluation and assessment.
Students also investigate the use and development of educational technology in the field of nursing instruction. Graduates of this low-cost online M.S.N. degree program develop expertise in college and University teaching, professional development, patient education, and health promotion and education.
The affordable online Masters in Public Administration offered by UWG is designed for students seeking a position in nonprofit or government agencies or for those who are currently working in the public service. The online master’s degree curriculum is comprised of 36 credits, including seven core courses in areas such as human resource management, administrative law and procedures, policy analysis and program evaluation, budgeting and financial management, organizational theory, and research methods.
The inexpensive online M.P.A. program culminates in a comprehensive research project involving a research paper that analyzes a program or policy in public administration. Students with no experience in the field are required to complete an internship in public administration.
One of the largest appeals to those considering attending UWG is its moderate cost of tuition. The top-notch value of the university’s programs and academic staff make the tuition costs an incredible bargain and that is being recognized on a national scale. The concept of online master’s programs may seem unconventional, but UWG has prioritized them as legitimate options for grad-school students.