Posted on Dec 5, 2013
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I got orders to go back Deployed and I am planning to start a Master's Degree online while deployed.  I want to know experiences, feedback and how flexible were the professors. I am open for suggestions about Online Universities.
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It would drastically depend on the school you would be going to. I was taking classes with AMU. I had a great experience. I was able to file for extensions for my classes with ease. They are focused on military and have great classes. If you were to take online classes from a traditional school that offers online programs you may have trouble. They are set with timelines that are not flexible. My platoon would have busy weeks and slow weeks. If needed I could take a week off from classes but in a traditional schools online program that may hurt you in the end and affect your attendance.
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Thanks Sir. That is the university I am interested.
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SSG Mike Angelo
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Colorado Technical University has a dedicated military division that works with deployments.
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Does AMU courses are self-paced?
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CPT Platoon Trainer
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Pretty much they are. Some courses require a weekly discussion post. But you can still work ahead. Some teachers may vary on that.
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1SG Steven Stankovich
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<p>I completed a few on-line classes towards my Bachelor's while I was deployed last time.&nbsp; My professors were very understanding when something came up and I needed a few extra days.&nbsp; Honestly, the only difficulty that I had at the time was reliable internet connection.&nbsp; I was taking classes through American Military University.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Good luck with your Master's program!!!</p>
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Thanks for the info MSG Stankovich
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SFC Agr Tng Nco
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Wow, If you are deployed and got time to study for Masters or Bachelors then who is doing your duty ? lol when I was deployed (3times) I didn't have time to scratch my behind plus internet is slower than pond water. But good luck.
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SSG Kristell Lee
SSG Kristell Lee
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The internet overseas has changed, also with our job we have some down time most of the times. We hardly ever pull guards and when we do missions they're just a few days a month.
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Interesting outlook, SFC (Join to see). I was my company's lone Commo chief and EWO and I MADE time for college AND gym. Different MOS's, units, and missions mean different opportunities.
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SFC Agr Tng Nco
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im just saying based on being in INFANTRY. we were always on the go , day or night.
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LTC Terrence Farrier, PhD
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For me, I had 12 hour duty 7 days a week and caught the satellite around 3:15 am. True story.
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