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Why Edgewood College Online?

The online graduate and certificate programs offered by Edgewood College replicate the high quality academic experience and student services enjoyed by adult students in our traditional classroom programs. 

  • Small class size. Our online classes are limited to 15-20 students so that faculty can provide personal attention and support to each student.
  • Trained faculty. Online classes are led by the same world-class faculty who teach in our high quality traditional degree programs. These faculty members have gone through a rigorous training program to enable them to create the same learning experiences and outcomes experienced by students in their face-to-face classrooms.
  • A commitment to student success. Faculty and staff provide personalized support every step of the way.
  • A values-driven education.  Edgewood College, rooted in the Dominican tradition, engages students within a community of learners committed to building a just and compassionate world. The College educates students for meaningful personal and professional lives of ethical leadership, service, and a lifelong search for truth.
  • A close-knit community of learners. Edgewood College Online creates engaged academic communities - online.
  • Quality, accredited online programs. Edgewood College is a member of the Online Learning Consortium (formally The Sloan Consortium), an independent organization dedicated to quality online teaching and learning. The College is also a member of Quality Matters (copyright 2012 MarylandOnline). QM is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses. Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

How do online classes at Edgewood College work? 

  • Online classes are asynchronous – while there are weekly assignments and deadlines, you can attend class online anytime that best fits your schedule.
  • You can expect to spend about 12 to 15 hours per week working in an online course.
  • Some programs require a face-to-face session or two during the course of the entire degree completion schedule. See the Degree Requirements section of each individual program for details.
  • Most courses are 8 weeks long.
  • Some programs offer the flexibility to switch between taking classes online and face-to-face, depending on your schedule and needs.
  • We use the Blackboard course management system as our online classroom. You’ll receive training in Blackboard prior to starting your online course and IT support will be available to you while you are a student at Edgewood College.
  • One-to-one interactions with instructors are available through on-line chat, email, Skype or telephone.

Is online right for you?

  • Successful online students are self-motivated, possess strong time management skills, enjoy working independently and are able to easily express themselves in writing.
  • You don’t need to be an expert in computers or own top-of-the-line equipment, but you should be comfortable working with technology and you will need reliable internet access.
  • Edgewood College online courses are not structured like old-fashioned correspondence classes. You will be required to regularly log on and participate actively in class discussions and activities. You will likely be expected to participate in some collaborative group activities as well.
  • You can expect your instructor to be actively engaged in the course and responsive to your questions and needs. Our online courses are engaging and participatory. You’ll become part of a close-knit community of learners, just as you would in any of our face-to-face graduate degree programs.
Download our helpful Getting Started Worksheet and find out if Edgewood College Online is right for you.

“The instructor provides an environment of learning all around me in this course through the resources we read, in the interactions that she has set up for us as students and in the modeling as an adult educator that she provides.”

“My peers offer a diverse and interesting variety of interests, ages and expertise. Interaction with them is extremely valuable and helps make the class dynamic, interesting and challenging.”

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“The course was very interesting and I felt engaged the entire time, which is something I thought would be difficult for an online class.”