Webinar Highlights: 3 Can’t-Miss Question-and-Answer Subjects for Graduate Students

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Interested in taking the next step in your education? If you’ve spent any time researching your graduate degree options at Rasmussen University, you’ve likely accumulated at least a few questions about how our affordable Master’s degree offerings work.

To help address those questions, Rasmussen University recently hosted a webinar session titled “The Making of a $10K Master’s Degree – How to Earn a Quality Master’s for Less” that provides a structured overview of what went into developing our suite of Master’s degree programs, what students can expect in the learning experience and more. This presentation, hosted by Brooks Doherty, Ed.D., Joyvina Evans, Ph.D., Joy Henrich, Ed.D., and Dave Rogers, D.B.A., also provided an opportunity for attendees to take part in an informative Q&A session with the hosts.

In this article, we’ll highlight key moments from the webinar and our academic experts’ responses to the important questions prospective graduate students posed. 

3 Can’t-miss Q&A subjects from our latest webinar 

1. How are Master’s programs built at Rasmussen University? 

Ever wonder what goes into building a high-quality, affordable academic program? Dr. Henrich breaks down some of the key considerations our curriculum design experts weigh. Additionally, Dr. Henrich highlights the emphasis that’s placed on creating courses that incorporate practical skills and the competencies employers expect from Master’s-level students.

For more insight into how our courses are developed with an online student in mind, check out our article “Online by Design: 5 Things to Look for in a Great Online Education.

2. What is competency-based education and how is it different from other formats? 

At Rasmussen University, competency-based education (CBE) courses are a big part of our Empowered Learning™ approach. While there’s certainly a lot to like about this course format, it’s understandable if you’re not quite sure what competency-based education is or what the practical differences may be for you as a student. To help clarify, our team provides an excellent primer on what you can expect.

Still looking for more information about how competency-based education works? Check out our article “What Is Competency-Based Education? A Beginner’s Guide for Students.

3. What kind of interaction can students expect in a CBE format? 

Another topic at the top of students’ minds is the human element of their educational experience. Students at all levels need a strong network of instructors and support staff to be successful, and that’s certainly available in our Master’s degree programs. In this clip, Dr. Evans and Dr. Henrich provide some insight into how live classroom sessions with your instructors and other students work and also detail some of the key support offerings you’ll have throughout your experience.

Want to learn more about the support services offered at Rasmussen University? Our article “11 Surprising Student Resources You Didn’t Know Rasmussen University Offered” can help shine a light.

Ready to get going?

Are you ready to take the next step in your education and become a graduate student? Rasmussen University offers a variety of convenient, fully online Master’s degree programs that can be completed for under $10,000. Visit the Master’s degree page or request more information today to learn more about your options. 

About the author

Will Erstad

Will is a Sr. Content Specialist at Collegis Education. He researches and writes student-focused articles on a variety of topics for Rasmussen University. He is passionate about learning and enjoys writing engaging content to help current and future students on their path to a rewarding education.


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