edX MicroMasters programs cover up to 50% of a full master’s degree curriculum, and they’re a fraction of the price

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edX is an online education nonprofit founded by Harvard and MIT to help reduce education costs. The platform offers full online master’s degrees, as well as MicroMasters, which are programs that cover 25% to 50% of a university’s master’s degree curriculum.
The master’s degrees students receive online through edX are identical to on-campus degrees, and credits from MicroMasters can be used to cut down on the time and cost of a full master’s program by being converted into an accelerated pathway later.
edX offers 55 MicroMasters that typically range from $1,000 to $1,500. You can find a full FAQ with insight from edX’s founder and CEO, Anant Agarwal, below.
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edX, an online learning nonprofit with 25 million students, was founded by Harvard and MIT to bring two things to higher education that are distinctly lacking in traditional academia: wide accessibility, and (relative) affordability. 

edX partners with many of the world’s top 90 universities, nonprofits, NGOs, and corporations — including its founders, Harvard and MIT. Unlike many in-person learning options, most edX courses are free to audit with the option of paying a low fee to gain access to graded homework, unlimited access to course materials, and a certificate of completion. 

Beyond individual courses on topics that range from learning how to efficiently learn to analytics modeling, edX also has entirely online postgraduate programs like its master’s and MicroMasters programs. The master’s programs confer degrees that are identical to on-campus programs, and the MicroMasters can be applied later to full master’s degree programs on-campus or online to get students into a cost- and time-effective accelerated track.

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Each is a fraction of the price of on-campus instruction; edX’s 15 master’s programs range from just $9,900 to $25,850, and its MicroMasters range from $1,000 to $1,500 and account for 25% to 50% of a full master’s program. 

Below, you’ll find answers to MicroMasters FAQs, with insight from edX founder and CEO Anant Agarwal.

Can students complete a full master’s degree entirely online, or are only portions of a master’s degree available online?

edX students can complete a full master’s entirely online. The company offers 15 straightforward master’s degree programs. You enroll, complete the program, and earn the same master’s degree you would on campus. 

Its MicroMasters programs, on the other hand, can lead to a master’s degree but do not necessarily. They’re focused on acting as a stepping stone toward credit in a full master’s degree, or to strengthen stand-alone skills …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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