The Grad School SearchPosted: February 18, 2012
I want to go to graduate school so bad it hurts. Here’s what I want:
- Must be 100% online unless extremely local (and even then, must be 95% online).
- Must offer a masters’ degree in instructional technology.
- Must be a versatile degree which will work for K-12 as well as the private sector (If I’m paying for it, I want something versatile).
- Highly prefer programs that don’t require applicants to take the GRE. The GRE is not an effective measure of my ability to learn. Plus, I hate math and the GRE has some of the craziest math questions I’ve ever seen. I’m worried I wouldn’t pass.
- I prefer programs that have some sort of simple-ish project at the end, rather than having to write a big fat thesis. It’s not about writing. I love to write! It’s about the time commitment that would be involved in putting together something that massive while still working during the day.
I think that’s pretty much it in terms of academic requirements. And I’ve found a small number of degrees that appear at first glance to meet most or my requirements. But it turns out a masters’ degree is so expensive! The worst part of this is figuring out how I am going to pay for this whole ordeal. Especially since I continue to owe plenty for my bachelor’s degree and it will be a long, long time before I get out from under that.
But at least there are choices out there–that’s something, I suppose.