FAQs - Academic quality
How do I know I will get a quality education from Messiah College’s graduate program?
Quality is the driving force behind every academic program at Messiah College. Our graduate programs are designed to maximize the learning experience for our students. Our faculty members are active experts and practitioners in their fields, meaning that they possess both the academic qualifications and the practical experience to successfully translate textbook theory into practical, relevant skills for the 21st-century professional. Our online learning system is regularly upgraded with additional and improved learning tools and technologies. Both students and faculty submit regular evaluations and together with external assessments and best practices information we periodically revise all courses in our programs to ensure their currency and quality. Read more about Messiah College’s academic distinctives.
Who teaches Messiah’s graduate programs?
All of our graduate programs are taught by Messiah’s own faculty who are Christian educators with proven teaching skills who are also practicing professionals, outstanding scholars, researchers, authors, and/or sought-after experts in their fields.
I have been away from the academic setting for a number of years. Are there other adult learners in this program?
Our programs are intentionally designed to meet the specific educational needs of all of our students, including adult learners that may have stepped away from the academic environment for a number of years. Messiah College understands that many adults are interested in receiving a degree or certificate while continuing to keep their professional and personal commitments. Our faculty and student services professionals are committed to assisting adult learners in meeting their personal and professional goals and to delivering quality education without requiring students to relocate or drop their current commitments. Our programs combine theory with practical experience and many of our students across North America and around the world are benefiting from our approach to education.
Will my Messiah College transcript indicate that I earned my degree online?
No. Since the course objectives, major learning activities and assignments, and assessment criteria are the same for online and intensive onsite courses, no distinction is reflected on your transcript. You will earn the same degree online as you would in a classroom.