IST Master's Comparison

Master's Comparison

Residential Option: This 36-credit-minimum program is completed by attending classes and completing work mostly on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.

Online Option: We offer both a Master's degree program and a Certificate program online.

Residential Option
Online Option
You must live near Bloomington campus and commute to classes. You can use campus computing facilities, local campus dial-up services (ISP), and local area networks.You can live anywhere, but you must have good Web connectivity. You must provide your own computing facilities, and Internet Service Provider, or pay long-distance phone charges for IU as an ISP.
You will have a more flexible sequencing of elective courses available.You will have a limited number of choices and less flexible sequencing of elective courses available.
You will take mostly face-to-face coursework with IU faculty.You will take coursework with IU faculty at a distance.
You will have a basic on-campus orientation (one day at beginning of program).You are not required to make an on-campus visit.
You will be required to complete an internship.You will not be required to complete an internship.
You will develop a portfolio of your work at the end of your program.You will develop a portfolio of your work at the end of your program.

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