We know that students need real-world practice to thrive as professionals upon graduating and taking their new skills into the workforce. That’s why we’ve built hands-on experience into our Online MSL — in the form of interactive exercises and practical projects, as well as live debates, presentations and breakout group discussions with fellow graduate students and in-person experiences. The online learning experience combines innovative technology, a carefully considered curriculum and active partnerships that fully prepare students to be the world-changing professionals they set out to be.
Intimate class sizes (an average of fifteen per class).
Our online learning environment blends asynchronous and synchronous instruction. Each course features a mix of independently completed work and live class sessions.
Class Structure and Feel
Readings, videos, individual assignments and group discussions and projects are integrated into a seamless whole. By completing coursework and assignments and readings prior to live class sessions, students are prepared and ready to engage in lively class discussions, in a “flipped model” approach to learning.
Our learning management system (LMS), Canvas, serves as students’ centralized hub for all course content and activities — think of Canvas as your college campus. Our students use this system to manage everything from course content, course syllabi and assignments to communication with instructors and peers.
As a student, you will use Canvas to submit assignments, take quizzes and keep track of your schedule. You will be able to see your professor and vice versa during real-time discussions and lectures, and live class sessions can include polling, in-class chats and breakout rooms.
Additional functionalities of the online experience include audio and text commenting as well as participation and collaboration through asynchronous video.