Online Education

The Online NEC Experience

Students have an opportunity to excel academically.

New England College (NEC) has a rich tradition of academic excellence. Our online programs are designed for professionals who have already achieved success in their careers and who want to enrich their knowledge with advanced study.

We understand how important it is to be able to pursue a graduate degree without disrupting your career or uprooting your family. NEC's programs satisfy those needs, while delivering a highly respected online degree that is as demanding and rewarding as our traditional on-campus programs.

The Convenience of Learning Online

Online learning can be even more satisfying than traditional classroom learning, because it focuses on you. You learn from the convenience of your home or office, at the time of day that suits you, while maintaining communication with faculty and fellow students. Here are some examples of the many benefits of e-Learning:

Flexible scheduling
e-Learning is designed for busy professionals like you. You plan your study time around your schedule, and work at your own pace. The program is based on an innovative, asynchronous model, so there is no need to disrupt your work and family life. Your instructor lays out the course in a detailed schedule, so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

Accessible resources
All printed materials and textbooks are conveniently delivered to you before the start of each seminar. Our extensive online library and resource center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long. Many students report that using the online library is easier and more convenient than visiting a traditional "bricks-and-mortar" library.

Immediate responses
With just a click, you can send questions or requests to professors, fellow students, and program managers. Our faculty and staff will respond within 24 hours.

Intimate classes
We utilize a cohort system, whereby you progress through the program with a small group of 12 to 15 fellow students. This system ensures that you are part of a community of your peers, a community that provides support, challenges your abilities, and encourages discussion.

Individual attention
Because the virtual class size is so small, you will receive individual attention from your professors. They are experienced professionals who are also highly trained in online instruction. Your instructor also serves as a group facilitator, who develops you and your classmates into a learning community eager to engage in discussions of current issues and realistic scenarios.