When considering graduate programs, a great question to think about is how you, as a student, will interact with the content of the graduate program. While certain modes of delivery may sound more appealing to you than others, a very important question you must ask yourself is: how do I learn best?
There are many modes of delivery for graduate programs, but generally there are three options. Certain graduate programs may actually be offered in only one of the delivery formats, so you will not have necessarily have a choice.
In-person (on campus)
Attend class every session and listen to the instructor in a classroom.
Synchronous (online and distance education)
Watch a live feed of the class presentation at scheduled class times. You could watch this feed from a separate location than the actual class, perhaps your personal computer or a computer at a local library.
Asynchronous (online and distance education)
Access course content at any time. These may be pre-recorded videos of lectures that you can watch when it fits best in your schedule at any location.
Some questions you may to consider include:
Questions to ask about yourself:
Questions to ask about the program:
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