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Tiffin University Online Profile

By Ron Dicker

(LifeWire) - Tiffin University Online Basics:

Website: www.tiffin.edu/online
Phone: (800) 968-6446
Address: 155 Miami St.
Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Tiffin University Online Academics:

Tiffin University welcomes scholars, students who have yet to prove themselves, and established adults alike. Its schools of arts and sciences, business, and criminal justice and social sciences generate degree opportunities for distance learners at the associate and master's levels. There's also a bachelor's degree completion program. Most courses have a vocational focus. The university touts its "nationally recognized" homeland security program and master's of business administration with a sports management concentration (a hit with aspiring team owners and executives). Tiffin has positioned itself as a competitively priced option. Enrollees can finish online graduate and bachelor;s completion programs in 18 months. The pace is fast, but focused: Students take one class at a time in Tiffin University's online portal, myTU. The courses last about five weeks. On the undergraduate side, provisionally accepted applicants who have not quite found themselves academically get a "success coach" to guide them.

Tiffin University Online Accreditation:

Tiffin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The master's of business administration degrees are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

Tiffin University Online Degrees and Programs:

The associate of arts in general studies primes students for a four-year education. Other associate degrees are offered in accounting, business, computer and information technology, and law enforcement. Tiffin awards master's through the web in business administration (with tracks in general management, leadership, and sports management), education (master's in education), humanities, and criminal justice (with tracks in criminal behavior, crime analysis, justice administration and homeland security administration).

Tiffin University Online Admissions:

Some of Tiffin University's basic entrance standards for associate degree candidates are a high school transcript or GED and a writing sample if a student's grade point average is less than 3.0. The Learning Assistance Program may admit, on a probationary arrangement, students who have a grade point average as low as 1.7 or an ACT score of 14. This is where the success coach comes in. Master's candidates should have a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work. A 2.5 is acceptable with five years of relevant work in the real world. Bachelor's completion applicants should transfer between 50 to 70 undergraduate units while meeting GPA and work experience standards for each program. A personal statement on why applicants want to pursue a graduate degree in their chosen field is also part of the process. Foreigners' fluency in English should be reflected in a TOEFL score of 550 or better.

Tiffin University Online Costs:

Associate degree tuition is $300 per credit hour. Master's tuition ranges from $500 per credit hour for humanities (a total of $15,000 for the whole 30-credit program) to $1,400 per course for a master's of business administration  ($25,200 for the whole 36-credit program) to $700 per credit hour for criminal justice ($21,000 for the 30-credit program). Degree-completion tuition varies between $400 and $475 per credit hour. Modest fees apply. Financial aid is available for military and civilians.

Interesting Fact:

Active military are eligible for a $250 per credit hour scholarship.

LifeWire, a part of The New York Times Company, provides original and syndicated online lifestyle content. Ron Dicker is a New York-based freelance writer who covered sports for The New York Times from 1996 to 2005.

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