Frequently Asked Questions

Why a 100% online Master’s degree from the University of Hartford?

Answer: As a distinguished, not-for-profit institution founded in 1957, the University of Hartford is a private university with a public purpose. As an academic community we value integrity, curiosity, and accomplishment. The University of Hartford provides a robust, distinctive educational experience for its more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students.

Is the University of Hartford accredited?

Answer: The University of Hartford is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Who teaches the online courses?

Answer: Online courses are taught by distinguished faculty who provide rigorous instruction in more than 100 University of Hartford degree programs in the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions.

Is financial assistance available for online students?

Answer:  Yes. At the University of Hartford, one of our primary goals is to make your education accessible and affordable.

Yes, financial aid services and support are available to prospective students of the online programs. Students taking online courses may be eligible for federal and/or state aid; simply follow the steps outlined in the Tuition and Fees page, or submit a request for more information and a representative will contact you to help determine if you qualify. We encourage you to work with our financial aid advisor to develop a funding plan that meets your needs.

What are the computer requirements for online students?

Answer:  Our online platform is compatible with Mac or PC operating systems. Your admissions counselor can verify that your computer meets the necessary software requirements for our online programs. In order to participate in classes, you should have regular access to the Internet and your email, also be familiar with creating, formatting, and attaching Microsoft Word documents.

Will I have scheduled time for online courses?

Answer:  At the University of Hartford, online lectures, coursework, and discussions take place at your convenience, allowing you to choose when and where to work on your studies. Courses are conducted according to a schedule outlined in a course syllabus, but there are no “live” classes to attend. There may be times when you are asked to conduct a live chat with either a professor or classmates, but they occur on a case-by-case basis, and will always be clearly outlined in your course syllabus.

Can you tell me which (if any) of my previous courses will transfer?

Answer:  Yes, the Master of Education in Special Education, MSAT, and the Master of Science in Organizational Psychology programs will allow you to transfer in previous graduate coursework. Each of allows you to transfer in a maximum of 6 credit hours toward the completion of a degree with approval from a graduate program director. To determine the transferability of prior coursework, please submit an unofficial copy of all transcripts from the previously attended institutions to your admissions counselor for a tentative evaluation. We would be happy to show you how each course may transfer and be applied.

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