Masters Degrees

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Oct 29, 2009

Masters in Safety

List of 10 colleges and universities offering masters degree programs (some online) with concentrations or specializations in safety.

1. Eastern Kentucky University - Master of Science in Safety, Security & Emergency Management

 2. George Washington University – Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificates in Security and Safety Leadership

3. University of Minnesota Duluth – Master of Environmental Health and Safety (MEHS) Degree Program

4. Northwestern University – Masters in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

5. Capella – Master of Science (MS) in Public Safety

6. RIT – MS in Environmental, Health and Safety Management

7. Indiana State University – Master of Science in Health and Safety

8. University of Illinois – Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership

9. The University of Findlay – Masters Degree in Environmental, Safety and Health Management

 10. Michigan State University – Master of Science in Food Safety


Oct 14, 2009

Masters Degree in Aviation

Ten schools that offer a masters in aviation degree program:

1. University of North Dakota Master of Aviation

2. Everglades University Master's Degree in Aviation Science

3. University of Central Missouri Master's in Aviation Safety

4. Arizona State University MS is Technology with a concentration in Aviation Management and Human Factors

5. Daniel Webster College MBA for Aviation Professionals

6. Delta State University Master of Commercial Aviation

7. Florida Institute of Technology Master of Science in Aviation - Applied Aviation Safety

8. University of Tennessee Master of Science in Aviation Systems

9. Embry-Riddle Master of Business Administration in Aviation

10. Lynn University MBA in Aviation Management


What's a Wharton Degree Worth?

Just over $435,000, at least according to a federal jury.

"The Philadelphia jury last week awarded the money to Frank Reynolds, chairman and chief executive of Cambridge-based biotech start-up InVivo Therapeutics Inc.

Reynolds, 45, thought an “Executive Masters in Technology Management” degree he signed up for in 2002 would come from Wharton. Instead, it came from Penn’s engineering school.

Reynolds says he wasn’t told that until 2003, a year after he enrolled. He declined the degree until earlier this year, sued for breach of contract and won."
Read the full story.


Oct 12, 2009

Masters Degree Research

Looking for a masters degree? Check out the US News Univesity Directory...specifically the masters degree section. It's a great education resource.

A little about the US News directory...

"Welcome to U.S. News University Connection, a groundbreaking new concept that simplifies your search for the educational program that’s right for you. Go ahead and jump right in. Review exclusive national rankings based on expert opinion and statistics. Peruse program descriptions, pricing and demographic data. We’ve compiled the hard facts so you can make the best decision."


What's the Best Masters Degree to get?

Here are the fastest growing jobs through 2016 that require a master's degree or a doctorate degree.

1. Veterinarian
2. Mental Health Counselor
3. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker
4. Marriage and Family Therapist
5. Physical Therapist
6. Physician Assistant
7. Occupational Therapist
8. Environmental Scientist and Specialist
9. Hydrologist
10. Curator

Source: Education Level Tool at


Do Teachers Need Education Degrees?

Interesting discussion around teachers, degrees and compensation:

"But current teacher training has a large chorus of critics, including prominent professors in education schools themselves. For example, the director of teacher education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Katherine Merseth, told a conference in March that of the nation’s 1,300 graduate teacher training programs, only about 100 were doing a competent job and “the others could be shut down tomorrow.” And Obama administration officials support a shift away from using master’s degrees for pay raises, and a shift toward compensating teachers based on children’s performance."
Read the full story and comments at the NY Times.


University of Cincinnati Online Master of Education

University of Cincinnati's Online Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree program is NCATE accredited, 100% online and can be completed in a little as two years.

Tuition: $435/ credit hour for non Ohio residents
Completion Time: As little as two years
Getting Started: You can apply online

Review the free program brochure for more information.


GCU Online Masters Degree in Education

Grand Canyon University Masters in Education Degree Programs
Lists all GCU degree programs as .pdfs including the master of ed programs. GCU has master of ed programs including:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading (Non-IR)
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Technology (Non-IR)
Master of Education in Education Administration (IR)
Master of Education in Education Administration: Organizational Lead (Non-IR)
Master of Education in Education Administration: School Leadership (Non-IR)
Master of Education in Elementary Education (IR)
Master of Education in Elementary Education (Non-IR)
Master of Education in Secondary Education (IR)
Master of Education in Secondary Education (Non-IR)
Master of Education in Special Education (IR)
Master of Education in Special Education (Non-IR)
Master of Education in Special Education: Certified Special Educators (Non-IR)
Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Non-IR)