Student Experience

Pursuing a master’s with the AECT department felt natural and was the perfect fit, especially with a degree emphasis on communications. I believe that you never quit learning, never quit growing. I found the online program to be the perfect opportunity for me to continue my education while continuing to work full time."

When I came to the university [of Arkansas], there was an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree through the online program. I was so grateful that they offered a human resources program through the online school at the U of A."

Online classes in the EMBA program connect my technical experience with real-world, real-time business skills and knowledge by drawing on the experience and teachings of the graduate program’s instructors. An online degree does not restrict contact to class times or specific office hours. Instead, it allows me to prioritize my time, work class assignments around my job schedule, and communicate with instructors at my convenience."

Online was my only option. When I found that you had a 100 percent online program, I was so excited. The University of Arkansas has a spectacular reputation for excellence and academic achievement. So far, in the two semesters that I have been in school, the professors are rock stars and so helpful, and I have had nothing but a great experience in the online program."

I think it’s a great program, especially for someone that knows what they’re wanting to do next in life, rather than be project management or owning a construction company."

I've told quite a few LPNs in my area about this program and several of my friends who are even out of state. I've told them to check into the U of A's program, especially with the way everyone is caring and responsive. I feel like the professors that I've worked with so far actually care about whether we pass or not. They care about if we're grasping the material. That, to me, speaks volumes."

I feel as though the faculty are probably the best asset that the university and program have to offer. Every professor that I have learned from since last August 2020 has been a great resource, and the fact that what I’m learning can be applied the next day, is helpful for any working professional, no matter what. The faculty could not be better."

I would (recommend this degree), especially to anybody who needs to be home, who has family obligations, preexisting professional ones or desired professional goals. I would suggest this to anybody who needs flexibility. That’s like the magic word with the online program, its flexibility and control over your schedule."

Every time I get a chance to talk about this program, I recommend it because you can go anywhere you want with it. It’s completely open, and it’s a flexible structure. No matter what you want to study, you can do it with this program."

The number of women in the workforce now is at the same number it was 30 years ago. Working, going to school, and being a parent is difficult during the best of times, and Covid is not the best of times. I want to help women get back into the workforce when this is over."

When I looked at online programs, the U of A was hands-down the best 100 percent-online degree program for me."

I believe that my education, coming from the University of Arkansas, has a significant influence on helping me to achieve my career goals."

As an advanced practice registered nurse, this degree will enable me to help others improve their health-related quality of life."

This program is allowing me to finish what I started so long ago and what I thought I would never be able to do – finally finish school with a degree."

I plan on using my education to contribute back to the great state of Arkansas, specifically Northwest Arkansas."

I hope to use what I’ve learned in the new program to assist other rural Arkansans by providing scholarships to assist them in their journey at the U of A in the future."

I remain committed to teaching special education students because it provides a sense of worth, unspeakable joy, and an opportunity to be a learner and a leader."

I love nursing, so for me, personally, it would be very rewarding to achieve my goal of becoming an RN."

I have truly enjoyed my experience in the program and have gained valuable knowledge that directly impacts my career interests."

After I complete my degree, I hope to have more confidence so that I can eagerly go after those opportunities and more."

I’ve met some incredible professionals in education from other states that would not have been possible without this program."

As I look to become a physical education teacher, I believe my degree has provided a greater understanding of how humans learn new tasks."

I chose an online DNP study program, as it was flexible with my nursing career...It is a flexible program that is run by great faculty that strive on the success of their students."

I chose to attend the University of Arkansas because I wanted to challenge myself with a rigorous curriculum at one of the best colleges in America."

This degree will also allow me to be eligible for leadership roles such as preceptor (training nurse) and charge nurse. In my opinion, this program is the best program for LPNs who want to get to that next level."

Earning my degree in operations management will provide a greater depth of knowledge to become an expert at my craft."

Earning my bachelor’s degree in nursing will give me further job flexibility as a registered nurse and is the next step in the process of becoming a nurse practitioner."

I am now pursuing my masters and encouraging my children to make choices that are best suited for their continuing education endeavors."

I have always had a passion for teaching and leading my community in the right direction. (This program) will enhance my ability to become a better leader for the adult learners, my children and the community."

[This degree] will mean I am well-equipped to take what I have learned and spread my knowledge in the classroom or gymnasium as a teacher."

Due to the flexibility of online classes offered with the University of Arkansas, I worked full time yet earned a 4.0 GPA and made the Chancellor’s List."

In this program, I have learned new concepts and ideas and teaching strategies that I can’t wait to integrate into my own classroom."

This program will allow me to grow and develop into a competent Registered Nurse who can provide total care to a patient. I want to be able to do it all."

This determination I have had over the years to do things without being told and to do them well has served me well in my pursuit of my master’s online."

The skills I’ve learned while attending the University of Arkansas are on display daily. I know I’ve become a more effective communicator, leader and analyst."

It is my fiercest belief that education is the foundation on which all impactful innovations are constructed."

The U of A was an excellent opportunity for me. It’s online, it’s reputable, and it’s cost effective."

Through the EDLE grad program at the University of Arkansas, I’ve learned I can help more than just myself."

I want to continue my education by getting my B.S.N. from the University of Arkansas.”

The staff and faculty really were focused and geared toward success for the students. They really wanted to educate people and prepare them for future careers."

The instructors are fabulous; they understand that we have lives, we have jobs, we have kids, and they’ve always been wonderful about helping"

I liked (studying online) a lot. It was much more organized. I could see everything (class assignments) and plan out my week."

Degrees matter in today’s workplace. I know a lot of companies that won’t even give you an interview without a bachelor’s degree."

I’m so thankful that I switched to the online program. … It gave me the opportunity to live where I wanted to live and go to school."

I chose to (study) online because of the flexibility. I can work while studying, and it’s nice not being tied to one area."

I don’t think I would have been as successful in any other online RN to BSN program. … It’s just been a great experience."

Probably 50 percent of the concepts learned in the ops management program are relevant and utilized each and every day I'm at work."

Without hesitation, if someone asked me if they should take an online class, I would say yes, and I would recommend the U of A."

I love the flexibility. I love the ability to start and stop lectures when I’m taking notes. That’s not something you can do in the classroom."

It worked with my schedule, and gave me more flexibility. If I knew something for school was coming up in about 3 weeks that was going to take up a lot of my time, I could work ahead."

Every class and classmate contributed to enrich my knowledge and think creatively...I am grateful to the program for making me believe in myself, to reach the impossible."

This program has opened up doors that I never thought possible. It has launched my career further ahead than I ever thought. ... I knew the analytics program at the Walton College of Business would give me the knowledge I needed to have a tangible impact on my professional performance and capabilities."

I really was able to work at my own pace and kind of pick and choose the classes that I thought were the most relevant for my position."

One thing I enjoyed about the program was its mixture of mathematical concepts with cost analysis and finance, combined with project management and operations principles."

Overall, the program has made me a better leader, manager and ultimately a more rounded person."

By Chapter 2 of the very first course, I was bringing my textbook into the office and applying the data analytics concepts."

I know that the knowledge and skills gained through the MSOM program will undoubtedly give me a competitive advantage in order to move forward in my career."

I found the program was extremely applicable to real life jobs. It wasn't all just theory."

The one thing I like most about the format of the online program at the University of Arkansas is that I can still see my professor. I can interact, I can raise my hand, I can be involved in discussions, [and] I can see and learn from the other people who are in my class."

It means the world to me to be part of that tradition. I'm so thankful the U of A had that (online) program. I started there, and I really wanted to finish there."

Having an online program is very helpful for people who have families and full-time jobs."

The M.S.O.M. degree is more than a bullet on my resume…Each class was an eye opener that made me curious to learn more."

I was amazed and impressed by the quality of the curriculum, the immediate and continual feedback from professors, peer collaboration projects, and the wide array of skills I developed."

The flexibility is unparalleled, and the teachers truly love what they're doing."

From the very first contact I had there [at the U of A], I felt welcomed there; I felt wanted."

I have already been promoted three times in less than two years with my current employer, and my experiences at the University of Arkansas have been a huge part of my success thus far."

There are still people that I am Facebook friends with who were part of my cohort. Some tests were proctored on campus so we would meet in person once a semester, but everything else was done through email, chats and class time online. I thought I would feel isolated as an online student, but [...] we got to know each other as well as if we were sitting in the same room, which I did not expect."

I decided to pursue a M.Ed. in Human Resource and Workforce Development because of my high interest in working with people, the most crucial resource of any business in the world. I want to continue to coach football for a long time, and part of coaching is managing people in groups and sub-groups that all have a common goal: winning."

The completion of my Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education degree has provided relational and financial advancement at Tyson. I have the great pleasure of working on an agricultural project in Haiti. The project actually began with a grant proposal I completed for one of my classes."

Any administrator will tell you that they really don't have time to go back to school and take on-campus classes. I have three kids at home, too. The online Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction program lets me pursue my career goals without putting a hindrance on my family."

The University of Arkansas provided an excellent academic program with incredible value. The professors administer online courses with the same rigor as the on-campus experience."

This [online Master of Science in Agricultural Extension Education] program has been a blessing to me. Without the distance education program, I probably could not have gotten my master's degree, at least not as quickly as I did. I highly recommend it for anyone who may not live nearby or works full-time and needs an alternative to sitting in classes."

I like taking online classes because I’m a working adult. When you go to lectures in person, you can miss things or just be there physically rather than mentally. Online gives you the capacity to go back and listen to lectures a second time or go back over a specific point in the lecture to fully understand it."

Although I was initially skeptical that the online LLM in Agricultural and Food Law program would benefit me as much as the in-person experience, the professors have done an exceptional job at encouraging participation from distance students, making me feel as though I'm sitting right there in the classroom."

The University as a whole has a great family feeling. It's big, but it feels really small. You feel like a person and not just a number. This program has opened up a lot of opportunities within the workforce that I’m really excited about."

I felt the curriculum of the University of Arkansas’ R.N. to B.S.N. program was superior to the other university programs I had looked at. The online experience is supported by faculty members who are only an email or phone call away, so you never feel isolated or that you are going it alone."

This has been the best decision of my educational career. If you’re not able to be at the U of A, this is the next best thing. I have nothing but positive things to say about the online classes, the advisers, and everything about the online BSBA program."

While his daughter was earning her bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering on campus, Jonesboro engineer Andrew Hill earned his master’s degree in engineering online. The knowledge he gained from the program helped him earn a promotion."

Technology is going to continue to impact all aspects of education, from the way students learn to how instruction is delivered. By completing the U of A’s online master’s in educational technology program, I have the skills that will help my students advance in these areas."

You have all the same tools that a traditional student has, but you have the luxury of being able to pursue a career while getting a degree at the same time. It allows me to gain experience and develops me as a business professional."

If the Master of Science in Food Safety program had not been available online, then I would not have been able to earn my degree. I had a family to tend to, in addition to work responsibilities. The U of A was the most economical choice and has an awesome reputation in the industry."

Vicki Studstill, vice president of marketing for an engineering and construction management firm in Mobile, Alabama, attended the University of Arkansas after graduating from high school but didn't complete her degree. The university's online degree-completion program gave her that opportunity."

I actually have two brothers that are also engineers, and all three of us agreed that we would do the master's program together. So for me, it was a way to keep connection with my brothers through the online program and also see how they were accelerating."

There are a lot of online programs to choose from, and some are better than others. The online Master of Education in Special Education and Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis programs at the U of A prepare you very well to work in the field."

The University of Arkansas is well-known within the poultry industry, with many graduates working at high levels within many different poultry companies. The curriculum includes basic fundamentals for food safety, while at the same time including new developments within the industry."

Jenna White, a 2012 graduate who studied online, won a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for her work as a physical education teacher in Alaska, where she teaches everything from ice hockey and cross-country skiing to team sports such as baseball and basketball."

I could not have accomplished this if the BSE in Human Resource and Workforce Development program were not online. I was traveling all around the country, but I got it done. By no means was it a cakewalk, but it helps to have the flexibility. It fit my life perfectly."