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You Have the Power to Earn a Master's Degree

June 03, 2021 by Karen Grossman |

Power to Earn Masters_iStock-1160913823_BlogYou’re not afraid of multitasking. Your day is filled with morning carpools, client pitches, and evening soccer practice. You know a graduate degree is the right next step, but you still wonder if you can add one more thing to work and family responsibilities.

You don’t have to be a superhero to earn a graduate degree, even if you already feel like one. UNC Greensboro’s online graduate programs are designed for working professionals. With flexible time and a supportive network, online learning at UNCG gives you the power to take charge of your education.

Invest in Your Career

Earning a graduate degree is a short-term investment that will have a long-term impact on your career — better job options, a higher salary, a promotion, or the new job you’ve been wanting. Taking the time to focus on a goal can set a good example for your family about hard work and following your passion.

Flexible Online Programs

During the MSN in Nursing Leadership and Management (formerly Nursing Administration) program, the online platform gave Kellei Agostinelli the flexibility to balance her work and life. Being able to work at her own pace was a huge plus for the full-time working mom. It meant she could do coursework at her own pace — after work, when her kids slept, and on weekend days.

“I didn’t have to worry about them not knowing where I was or not being at home with them,” she says.

In addition, distance learning provided the interaction she desired — networking opportunities, accessibility to professors, and time to get to know classmates through online meetings and projects.

The flexibility of an online graduate program allowed Adam Sampieri to maintain work-life-family balance while earning the online Master’s in Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).

“There wasn’t a magic recipe, but it was a little bit of just good time management, setting aside the time, blocking out your calendar — this is my reading time, this is my posting time,” the drama and English instructor says. “I can’t imagine a situation that would have been more convenient to be able to do it in.”

Apply Skills at Work Right Away

Choosing an online graduate program at UNCG means that from the start, you can apply what you’re learning on the job. You’ll have the power to take action and see results.

Josie Williams earned a promotion as Director of Community Engagement at the Greensboro Housing Coalition thanks to the online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (NPM). The lessons she was learning in her NPM courses aligned directly with the reality of what she was seeing in her work.

“I was able to take things that I learned and apply them immediately in my work setting, and that got my attention,” she says.

Nationally Ranked Online Programs

UNCG has a reputation for outstanding academics. Online programs are no exception, with nationally ranked online programs in nursing, business, education, and more.

You’ll not only save money since online programs typically cost less than face-to-face courses, but you’ll earn a degree from an accredited institution with a longstanding history.


Learn more about our online graduate degrees.

The original version of this blog was published in Feb. 2020. It has been updated.

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