Purdue University is a public institution located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The school was founded in 1869 under a land-grant act, a program that allowed states to sell public land in order to raise funds for the development of agriculture schools and technical arts. Today Purdue’s agricultural and engineering programs are ranked among the highest in the world.
Purdue’s online and distance education programs offer degree and credit certificate curriculums. Some of these programs may require brief, intense periods of on-campus instruction. Currently, the following graduate level programs are offered: MS in Education in Learning Design and Technology, Engineering Professional Education Masters Programs, Food and Agribusiness Management (MS/MBA), Krannert Executive MBAs, and Krannert Weekend MBAs. Also, the following certificate programs are offered: College of Technology Certificates for Professionals and Nuclear Pharmacy Certificate and Training Programs. A Veterinary Technology Associate Degree is also offered online.
Students interested in applying for an online or distance education program at Purdue should visit the Purdue University online programs website, complete the application, and mail it to Purdue. Some of the programs have specific application requirements.
Tuition rates at Purdue vary by program and financial aid is available. Before you can apply for financial aid, you must be accepted into your program. The online MSEd program has its own website specifically for financial aid. You will find a link to the site on the Purdue online programs website.
Purdue is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Furthermore, the College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. U.S. News and World Report ranked Purdue among the top 100 online graduate education programs in 2013.