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How Do Online Degrees Work?

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Thinking about getting your degree but can’t make it to campus? You are not alone. A lot of people just like you are asking about online degrees and have questions about how they work. To help you out, we have put together a few frequently asked questions and simple answers. Making the decision to get your online degree is a big one and we want you to be informed. So let’s get started with those FAQs!

Q. Who will be teaching me?

A great online program will have the same teachers that teach students on campus. But not all universities can say that; some hire part-time faculty to teach their online students. At Southern Miss, the exact same faculty that teach on campus teach our online classes.

Q. Are programs 100% online?

Some colleges and universities have on campus requirements. Ask up front so you know if you ever have to visit campus. At Southern Miss, you can trust that our programs are 100% online. All of the classes can be taken from the comforts of home [or anywhere with a good internet connection]!

Q. What online degrees are available?

From education to business to philosophy, you can find most degrees online. At Southern Miss, we have bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs 100% online. Check out the full list of available degrees here!

Q. Is tuition affordable?

Ask about the cost of tuition and fees. Many institutions don’t tell you the cost of fees up front. Ask for a website link that explains fees that will be added to your tuition cost. At Southern Miss, we have the honor of having been named most affordable in the nation. Since we are accredited and affordable, we are a great choice to get your degree!

Q. Is there a tuition payment plan?

Some colleges and universities want you to pay your costs up front or in two payments. At Southern Miss, we offer an easy installment payment plan! This plan allows you to make three payments throughout the semester for your tuition and fees.

At Southern Miss, it doesn’t matter where you live. Our high quality degrees are designed for you, the busy student. We offer high quality programs with affordable tuition and easy tuition payment plans!

Now that you know all about us, it’s the perfect time to join us! Start your application today!

Office of Online Learning

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