How It Works
A degree earned by taking online classes is identical to a degree earned by a student who takes on campus classes. Graduates students who wish to complete their degree through online learning do not register for a special online degree. Rather, they apply for a regular accredited degree program, and then register for online learning classes. A student can also choose to complete a degree using a mixture of online and on campus classes.
Online classes use a lecture capture system that records all of the audio and visual portions of a professor’s live lecture and uses multiple screens to display all of the elements for the student’s viewing (including video of the faculty member, computer display, and white board notes). View a sample lecture.
Online classes are not self-paced. Students complete the same weekly assignments and projects as the on campus students and then submit then via the course management system for grading. In-person proctored exams are required in most classes in order to assess student achievement and to ensure the integrity of the online course. Students can choose a proctor at the DePaul University Loop or branch campus, or pick their own proctor following specified guidelines.
Hectic travel schedule this quarter? Register for an online section of the course. Looking for some face-to-face interaction with your faculty member and peers? Register for an on campus class. Taking two classes a quarter? Limit your nights away from home by registering for one course on campus and one online. Many students find a combination of course delivery styles is the perfect way to juggle work and life demands. The flexibility at CDM allows you to earn a quality degree that fits your busy life.