Receiving an Ivy League Degree Online?

Many people have dreamed of attending an Ivy League School, but circumstances and location may have prevented this from becoming a reality. No longer. There are many Ivy League online classes now available. This means that regardless of where you live or limitations like work or family responsibilities are no longer a factor, and you CAN earn an Ivy League degree online! The following Ivy League schools offer online education in one form or another:

Columbia University

The two primary schools at Columbia offering online programs are Engineering and the Teacher's College. The Graduate Engineering department, through the Columbia Video Network (CVN), offers graduate distance-learning courses. CVN allows students anywhere in the world to pursue fully accredited engineering courses and degree programs through the internet. The Teacher's College presently offers more than 300 online courses.

Harvard University

This esteemed institution is yet to offer a complete online degree program, however, they do offer two graduate level online certificate programs that can be completed entirely online. These are Applied Sciences and Environmental Management. Please note, if you are interested in earning a degree through the Harvard Extension School, you may do so, but you will have to combine online courses with some classroom attendance.

Cornell University

Cornell offers a number of online certificates and courses ranging from Issues and Concepts in Equal Employment Opportunities Law and Employment Laws for the HR Professional to Fundamentals of Welfare and Flexible Benefits and Organizational Culture and Work/Life Balance. If you want to spice up your resume, Cornell University offers several 100% online certificates.

University of Pennsylvania

Penn currently offers the following online programs:

  • PennAdvance - This offers individuals a way to earn Penn undergraduate credit or audit Penn courses from any location.
  • Dental Education - Online continued education opportunities are available from the School of Dental Medicine.
  • Medical Education - CME course offered from the School of Medicine.
  • Nursing Education - Professional Development courses are offered from the School of Nursing.
  • English Language Programs Online Courses - These are reading, writing, and test preparation courses for international professionals and students.

Dartmouth College 

Dartmouth College now offers the Dartmouth Online Bridge Program which is founded on the school's campus-based Tuck Business Bridge Program. This is a "total immersion" business program for liberal arts graduates, PhDs, and what are referred to by Dartmouth as high potential employees. The Online Bridge Program is made up four programs series which include financial accounting, finance, marketing, and managerial economics. These programs offer students twenty-five specifically focused courses in the area of business, accounting and finance.

Yale University

Yale University currently only offers online degrees from its School of Medicine, however, they also offer some free online classes, although these are more based around course material not actual classes as such. These include courses in Astronomy, English, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and more.

These schools are considered among the best in the world, so earning an Ivy League degree online has to be seriously considered by anyone wishing to add clout to their resume.


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