Problems with Online Graduate Degrees Argumentative Essay by Nicky

Argues that an online graduate degree has much greater costs than an education achieved in a traditional setting.
# 146221 | 1,530 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper relates that, although seeking an online graduate degree may seem to be advantageous, the expense most likely is greater because there are no scholarships, work-study programs nor paid research opportunities. Next, the author underscores the online education problems of missing interaction and emotional support from other students and of the need to be able to maintain the discipline required with a personal study schedule. The paper stresses that a graduate degree from an online school is not as well accepted in the workplace or overseas.

From the Paper:

"There is also the issue of emotional support of other students. Often, even in a traditional university context, graduate study can feel isolating and lonely. A student must commit him or herself to a long-term research project and spend long hours in the library. Hearing other student's voices in class and discussing ideas with fellow students can be profoundly motivating. Granted, online classes usually have Blackboards, message boards, and even chat rooms that provide student interaction, even on a daily basis. But now brick and mortar institutions offer the same options, with the added advantages of real life discussion and interaction with professors."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kuther, Tara. "What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Graduate Study?" 2009. January 7, 2009.
  • Mascle, Denna. "Online Degree Programs - The Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Learning Programs." Search Warp. May 6, 2008. January 7, 2009.
  • Norman, Matt. Disadvantages of Online Education. EZIB Network. January 7, 2009.
  • Online education database. January 7, 2009.
  • Scoville, Tara. "How to Assess the Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Learning. How to do things. 2008. January 7, 2009.

Cite this Argumentative Essay:

APA Format

Problems with Online Graduate Degrees (2010, December 24) Retrieved February 07, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Problems with Online Graduate Degrees" 24 December 2010. Web. 07 February. 2023. <>