Frequently Asked Questions
About being an online graduate student:
Does UNE offer academic support to its online students?
Yes! UNE provides free tutoring services to all students in all programs.
Do I have a liaison who I can contact if I have questions or concerns about my program?
Yes! Every student has a Student Support Specialist. Your “SSS” can help you with a wide range of issues, from registration to technology to course planning. If the SSS doesn’t have the answer, s/he will help you connect with the university representative who does have the answer.
Is there financial aid for my program?
Yes! UNE’s financial aid office can help you make school affordable!
How long does it take an instructor to reply to my question about class?
Our instructors aim to respond to questions within 24 hours.
Can I use a MAC or do I need a PC?
We use Blackboard as our learning management system, which supports both Mac and PC. So either will work!
Do I have access to a library?
Yes! Everything you need for your class is available through our online library. If you live locally, feel free to use additional resources on campus.
Will I attend an orientation?
Yes! All students are required to complete an online orientation before they begin classes.
I need to take a break from my classes. Is this possible without hurting my enrollment status?
Yes! Students are allowed to take a Leave of Absence. This allows students to take the time they need for a personal situation, such as an illness or relocation.
About the Online Public Health Program:
How long does the Master of Public Health program take to complete?
The program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
Can I complete the Master of Public Health while working full time?
Yes, This program is designed with the working professional in mind.
Is the Master of Public Health accredited by CEPH?
Yes, The Master of Public Health program here at the University of New England is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is the nationally recognized accrediting organization for public health programs.
About the Baccalaureate and Post-Bacc Sequence:
Do I have to apply or be a UNE student to register for the online Post-Bacc courses?
No. Our online Post-Bacc courses are not part of a matriculated degree or certificate program. Students can simply register and pay for the course(s) that they need.
When can I start the course(s)?
Courses begin on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Registration must be completed by 4pm EST on the Friday prior to the course start date. Please see the academic calendar on our website (www.une.edu/com/online ) for dates and details. Be sure to select the correct section with your preferred start date when you register.
How long do I have to complete the course(s)?
Students are given 16 weeks from the start date to complete the courses. Because the courses are self-paced, they can be completed even more quickly if the student is able to commit extra time to their studies. Also, the student can request their grade/transcript upon completion and does not have to wait until the end of the 16 weeks.