UNT's distance learning master's degree in long-term care and aging services ranks fifth on the recently released GetEducated.com national affordability rankings of universities that offer online degrees in psychology, social science and human services.
The program is offered through the Department of Gerontology in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
Texas residents pay about $13,600 for courses that lead to the master's and out-of-state students pay about $15,300. By comparison, the average cost for a distance master's in the psychology and social services is about $20,000, according to GetEducated.com. Costs for the nation's highest priced programs are as much as $34,500.
"Distance education is all about making education more accessible, especially for working adults in need of career-specific higher education," says Vicky Phillips, GetEducated.com's founder and chief education analyst. "The cost of college is a huge inhibiting factor for most Americans. The University of North Texas is to be lauded for taking the initiative in making higher education more affordable, and therefore more accessible, for all Americans."
Other UNT distance learning initiatives have been selected as a national Best Buy by GetEducated.com analysts. The distance MBA, offered by the College of Business Administration, appeared on the clearinghouse's Fall 2005 "Top 25 Best Buys in Distance Learning MBAs."
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