North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a member university of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP IDEA), an alliance of accredited public universities in the United States who collaborate to provide online degree programs. When you select NDSU as your home university, you will take courses from NDSU as well as other universities that belong to the alliance. This unique approach combines university resources, giving you access to top faculty and courses that NDSU could not offer alone.
All classes are offered at one affordable common price and are completely online, giving busy professionals maximum flexibility to pursue their education while balancing family and work obligations. You will learn from expert faculty who bring real-life experience to the coursework and are committed to helping you transition your learning beyond the online classroom into your career.
This alliance between NDSU and Great Plains Idea offers you the opportunity to take classes from multiple reputable universities. This collaborative approach to sharing resources allows you to earn your master's degree or graduate certificate through convenient, affordable, high-quality coursework you can complete anytime, anywhere.
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