Accreditation guarantees a legitimate, quality education by holding a graduate school’s degree programs to specific standards. strongly recommends accredited graduate programs as a sign of authenticity. By seeking out accredited programs, graduate students can be confident that they are making a worthwhile investment in their educational future.

For more detailed information on how schools are accredited and the quality standards that accrediting agencies use, review our Accreditation section.

Once you feel comfortable with the accreditation status of the online graduate school degree programs you are considering, research the other criteria that will help you decide on the graduate school that’s right for you.

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