With every US University venturing into online education, Philadelphia University does not want to be left behind. The University has launched PhilaU Online and its main aim is to provide an opportunity to students to pursue the same quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are available to the University's on-campus students.
The University, founded in 1884, says that this online venture employs the latest online delivery models to expand the reach of Philadelphia University's degree programs to students without geographic constraints and with maximum flexibility for scheduling.
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PhilaU online undergraduate programs will be offered in six eight-week terms annually, enabling the students to take classes as per their convenience and proceed at a pace that their schedules allow. The courses include discussions and project-based collaborative learning opportunities, similar to on-campus courses. These PhilaU courses will be taught by faculty members of the university itself.
The highlight of the PhilaU is the inclusion of M.S. in Sustainable Design Program, offering the same curriculum as the award-winning on-campus program. Apart from this, B.S. programs in Law Enforcement Leadership, Health Services Management, Human Resource Management and Organizational Leadership are also offered. These programs are launching for the fall 2012 semester.
PhilaU Online also includes a number of existing programs, including graduate programs in Disaster Medicine and Management, Occupational Therapy and Midwifery, which are primarily web-based, but also have a required on-campus component.
The University also has plans to add more programs as per the requirements of the students that will help them to gain necessary skills.