TYLER, Texas, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas at Tyler announces its new relationship with Academic Partnerships, a higher education online service provider, that will assist the university in launching three online degree programs this fall -- Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
"This is an excellent opportunity to make our outstanding graduate programs accessible to a much broader market with online programs. Through Academic Partnerships, we can reach the students where they are and help them further their academic and professional goals," said Dr. Donna Dickerson, UT Tyler interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.
UT Tyler is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Every course within these online degree programs is developed based upon the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for quality online instruction. Academic Partnerships, which subscribes to Quality Matters, helps college faculty develop courses intended to meet Quality Matters standards.
Online degree programs have emerged as the most rapidly developing trend in higher education with universities converting traditional programs into an online format. Dallas-based Academic Partnerships works exclusively with state universities converting their traditional degree programs to online delivery and recruiting qualified students supporting them through graduation.
"We, at Academic Partnerships, are proud to assist the University of Texas at Tyler expand access to its top quality degree programs and extend the reach of its great brand. We are passionate about the positive impact higher education has on the lives of students, their families and on society as a whole," said Rob Ganji, president of Academic Partnerships.
These programs are designed for working students who want to expand their knowledge and skills in order to advance in their professions.
The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and the MBA in Healthcare Management consists of 36 credit hours. The M.S. in Civil Engineering is 30 credit hours. The Fall 2012 application deadline is July 30 for the Aug. 20 session. For more information about enrollment and funding opportunities, please call 877-588-3286 or visit http://online.uttyler.edu/
About UT Tyler
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships is a higher education service provider headquartered in Dallas, Texas assisting universities in converting their traditional degree programs into an online delivery format, recruiting qualified students, and supporting enrolled students through graduation.
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