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Catherine Kennedy

Catherine Kennedy

As a working professional in the field of higher education, Catherine Kennedy wanted a program that fit into her schedule and, above all, offered challenging academics that would further her career in higher education. She found all of that and more in Drexel’s M.S. in Higher Education.

“The fact that I could complete the program online was a plus,” Kennedy says.

Although they were in a virtual classroom, it was as though her peers were learning side by side. She says her cohort allowed her to keep in touch with other students, and their conversations made up for not being in a live classroom.

Kennedy found that the program complemented her career, and vice versa.

“I was able to use my work experience in class assignments and was able to bring what I learned in the classroom to work with me,” she says.

She also liked the fact that the program offered a Co-op experience rather a thesis project. Kennedy says that was much more meaningful in the long run, since she had the experience of engaging in her research, which proved to be invaluable.

 Now that she’s earned her degree, Kennedy plans to pursue a position in admissions or recruiting. She also wants to work with adult learners who are taking courses online and completing their education later in life.

Overall, Kennedy says the M.S. in Higher Education delivered exactly what she was looking for in a graduate-level higher education program.

“The professors were excellent, the coursework and curriculum were relevant, and the faculty outreach, since [the courses] were online, was right on,” Kennedy says.