Gonzaga University Unveils New Web Site, Highlights Online Master's Degrees and Certificates

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New Web Site Meets Needs of Non-Traditional Students at the Graduate Degree Level

We seek to meet our adult learners in the reality of their busy and complicated lives, so that we can engage them as they are transformed intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually

Gonzaga University (http://www.gonzagaonline.com), an accredited, not-for-profit university based in Spokane, has announced the launch of a website dedicated to its online master's degree programs, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, a Master of Arts in Communication & Leadership and a Master of Science in Nursing. The new website is designed to better meet the needs of non-traditional students at the graduate degree level, who are currently underserved by traditional colleges and universities.

Gonzaga University has provided distance-learning initiatives since the 1980s, but it was not until 2004 that the university expanded its program offerings into the online learning environment and launched its first online master's program. As recent economic uncertainty has more professionals weary of facing potential unemployment, an increasing number are opting to return to school part-time to increase their competitiveness in the workforce. For Gonzaga University this meant creating a website designed solely to cater to the needs of the working professional, which are distinct from the needs of recent college graduates continuing on to their master's before entering the workforce, or those taking time off from work to return to school full-time.

"We seek to meet our adult learners in the reality of their busy and complicated lives, so that we can engage them as they are transformed intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually," Michael Lieberman Carey, Chairperson and Associate Professor of the Department of Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University, explained, "Our online program is grounded in authentic relationships and a learning community that takes advantage of the diversity and experience of our working students."

The unique, virtual classroom settings of these programs allow students to obtain an individualized master's degree in a format that will not hinder professional or personal obligations. To learn more about Gonzaga University's master's degrees please visit their website at http://www.gonzagaonline.com or contact an Admissions Advisor at (866.295.3105).

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