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Distance education growing at MSU

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More people are getting their degrees from home. However, the ‘new age’ of education has been around longer than most may realize.

“We have been bringing the class room into homes, but it’s been in a different way,” said Dr. Susan Seal, Executive Director of the Mississippi State University’s Center for Distance Education.

Seal says they have degrees for practically everyone.

“We have bachelor’s degrees, we have about 23 masters degrees, we have 7 doctorate degrees, we have certificate programs, we are adding more and more as we see the needs arise, because we want to meet the needs of our people,” said Seal.

The distance education campus averages approximately 1,600 students a semester and encourages students to learn in the environment that is most comfortable for them.

“We have a distance learning week in the fall,” said Seal. “This past year, we asked people to post pictures of your classroom. We had people sitting there in their living room with their kid, we had military people, you know, Mississippi State is a very military friendly university, so we had people taking pictures all over the world.”

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