Touro College, a private, not-for-profit college based in New York City, announced Nov. 21 it will be adding two new online master’s programs to its technological degree offerings. Students can now earn an online master’s in software development or ecommerce technology.
Unlike traditional online learning programs, Touro College’s approach to education does not focus on lectures and tests. Instead, Touro’s degrees are based on solving problems in professional situations, working in teams, and building on existing skills, according to its website.
Students in the software development online master’s program will take courses in website development, web application development, database development, mobile development, and software product development. The degree is designed to be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
In the ecommerce technology online master’s program, designed to teach students how to run their own web-based business, students will take courses in web-based marketplaces; electronic payments, pricing, and security; search engine optimization; databases and data mining; user experience; and a final project course that requires creation and execution of students’ own online e-business website. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
For admittance into either program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0. Applicants must write two essays along with their applications, and must interview with a faculty member.
The master’s programs range in price from $23,220 – $24,510.
Touro College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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