Earn your master’s online, one course at a time, with the MA in Applied Arts and Sciences.

This may seem like a strange time to consider going to graduate school. We’re all adjusting to a new normal during a pandemic, after all.

But here’s the thing — you don’t have to let this time pass without making progress toward your goals. Think big! Have you been putting off getting that master’s degree? This may be a good time to take an online course in a graduate program that lets you test the waters and upgrade your skills. UNC Greensboro’s online Master’s in Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is intentionally designed with short, interactive courses that build skills you can use right away.

Part-time is a good strategy

Just the thought of going to grad school can be overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to be. Your goal is to move forward in a way that’s reasonable for you. Considering taking one or two courses a semester so you can work toward your degree at your own pace. You can always start part-time and pick up more classes later. The important part, of course, is STARTING.

7 weeks at a time

MAAS courses were designed for busy people. They’re fully online and just 7 weeks long. (They cover a full semester’s worth of material in half the time.)

MAAS graduate Adam Sampieri says the online format made graduate school possible and helped him achieve a balance between work, family, and study.

“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,” he says.

“I can’t imagine a situation that would have been more convenient to be able do it in.”

Slow and steady wins the race

Even if you take one course at a time, you will make progress, and that’s what counts. Remember, each graduate course gets you that much closer to earning your master’s. Not sure you want to commit to a degree program? You can earn a graduate certificate in Global Studies by taking just five courses — and you can apply those credits toward the MAAS degree later on if you want to continue.

Here’s the bottom line: It’s OK to smart small if that works best for you. Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to a master’s degree, with a range of new skills that can keep your career moving forward.

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