June 01, 2020
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Thomas College announces new online graduate degree programs

Community Author: MacKenzie Young
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Thomas College | Contributed
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WATERVILLE — Thomas College is excited to announce – for the first time ever – its graduate programs in cybersecurity, criminology and business administration will be now offered 100 percent online.


People looking to advance their professional skills and development will have the opportunity to complete these programs now offered 100 percent online providing convenience and flexibility. This new program will begin right away with the next session beginning Aug. 31.


“This is the time to set yourself apart in the workplace,” said Senior Director of the Graduate and Professional Studies Division Mikaela Ziobro. “This is an amazing opportunity to advance your skills and gain knowledge from any location. Thomas College prepares you for the workforce of tomorrow and will give you the skills you need in this technology-driven and knowledge-based society.”


The new 100 percent online format was approved by the New England Commission of Higher Education. In 2018, Thomas College created its first hybrid (half online/half in person) degree program delivered in 8-week modules. With a demand for more flexibility and the capability to accelerate, Thomas sought to go 100 percent online with the majority of their degree programs to provide greater access and flexibility for current and future students.


In addition to going online, all graduate programs will also be delivered in 8-week modules beginning Fall 2020. This allows students an entry point to any degree program every eight weeks – allowing students to accelerate their degree and complete in one year or two or go at their own pace.


Thomas College offers Master’s in cybersecurity, criminology or business administration – with MBA concentrations in Human Resource Management, Healthcare Management, and Project Management. Thomas also offers Master’s in Education programs, which will remain a part-time evening program with courses offered on campus – but plans to offer more online/hybrid classes. Thomas College offers MS Education degrees with concentrations in Leadership or Literacy. For more information, please visit thomas.edu/gps.


Thomas College has been preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives for over 125 years. Thomas College nurtures the unique potential within each student. Our Guaranteed Job Program, 3-year accelerated offerings in all undergraduate degrees (masters in the fourth year), individualized advising, career counseling, and our Innovation Centers in Business and Education meet a student’s determination to succeed with the direction, confidence, and tools to realize the highest version of themselves. From the classroom to community activities, or on the athletics field with our 18 varsity sports, Thomas College provides a personalized experience that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 13 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates, and U.S. News & World Report ranks us #8 among colleges in the Northeast. For more information, visit thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at pr@thomase.edu or 207-859-1313. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.