Welcome to NJIT Online

If you’re searching for an online master’s program or a “hot topic” graduate certificate, you should know this about NJIT: the university pioneered distance learning. Working in the late 1970s, two NJIT professors created the software, and the teaching methods, used to support some of the first distance-learning classes. In fact, the phrase, Virtual Classroom® was coined and registered as a trademark at NJIT.  

Since then, NJIT has continued to lead the nation in online learning – both in terms of the technologies used to support the classes and the best ways to teach online.

America Best College 2007You should know, too, that NJIT is a nationally ranked research university. For three consecutive years, US News & World Report’s 2009 Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges named NJIT a top-tier research university. Many online classes are taught by professors who are also leading-edge researchers in their fields.  One distinguished professor at NJIT was even named best online instructor in the country -- a coveted award -- by the Alfred F. Sloan Foundation.  Having research professors teach your class assures that you’ll learn the most advanced subject matter in whatever field you chose to study.

NJIT’s online programs are also student centered. Optimally, online classes turn into virtual-learning communities, in which students interact and learn from each other, and their professors, more than they could in face-to-face classes.  Perhaps that’s why some online NJIT students have such high praise for its programs.

Princeton ReviewKnow, also, that NJIT has affordable tuition. This year, the Princeton Review named NJIT one of the nation’s Best Value Colleges.  And this spring, NJIT is introducing an online tuition rate that, pending approval in April by the NJIT Board of Trustees, will help online students who live outside New Jersey save on tuition.  So if you’re considering an online master’s program or a graduate certificate, know this:  NJIT will give you the skills you’ll need to work successfully in the 21st century global marketplace.