I have two years of college towards an Environmental Science degree, and I want to get my Master’s. My MOS is 92W (Water Treatment Specialist). How difficult would it be to finish my Bachelor’s and then get my Master’s as active duty? How much of it would be online, and how much will be hands on in a classroom?
Posted >1 y ago
It depends on the school that you are enrolled in. Some are flexible, some are not. Although education is noble, keep in mind that some for-profit programs have weak reputations. If you pursue degrees, ensure that the university has formal acceptance by services or any future civilian employers.
It just takes discipline and determination as well as time management skills. If you do an online distance program, you will more than likely be required to complete discussion boards weekly, reading and an assignment, Typically a paper. There will be a course project or exam at the end of the course. Just be ready to dedicate time. You'll have to sacrifice hanging out and being social to get this done. It can get stressful but it can be done. Good luck you.
I received my Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, just over a year ago - and I completed all of my educational studies while on Active Duty. As a young PFC I started taking college classes at my first duty station in Germany, and I never stopped - completing my Associates degree during a tour in Iraq and my Bachelors during a tour in Afghanistan. It’s possible, it’s not easy, it requires an enormous amount of sacrifice, dedication, time, and support. I completed the majority of my studies online - as it allowed me greater flexibility accross three deployments in addition to tours of Germany and Korea. Good luck on your educational journey.
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