Mrs. Ally Loukas, MSED, CAGS

Student Spotlight: Ally Loukas, MSEd ‘20, CAGS Student 

Ally Loukas is a full-time teacher, full-time mom, and full-time student with UNE Online. Here, she talks about her experience in getting both her MSEd and her CAGS at UNE Online, and how she felt supported and confident throughout her academic journey. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your MSEd and…

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June 10, 2021 |
University of New England Innovation Hall

History of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies – UNE Online

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies – also known as UNE Online – is a college within the University of New England, offering accredited online graduate and professional programs that use a learner-centered approach, specifically designed to accommodate professional schedules and to foster collaborative learning communities. The beginning of online learning at UNE The University of New England has…

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May 27, 2021 |
Social Work PTSD infographic

Infographic: PTSD and Trauma in Veterans

This PTSD infographic illustrates that that trauma can occur anywhere, for anyone – and sometimes in unexpected places. Almost anyone can suffer – and almost all can be helped. We hear a lot today about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. A National Association of Social Workers newsletter article recently made the case for trauma as “the new public…

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May 24, 2021 |
UNE Online Social Media

UNE Online Social Media Channels

Ever wonder where you can connect with us online? We’ve got some options for you! Below is a comprehensive list of the UNE Online social media channels. We have a lot going on, so we have a lot to share on the UNE Online social media channels! For the most part, we use our different channels to communicate different types…

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May 22, 2021 |
Open Book Representing Online Prerequisites Courses in Humanities

NEW Online Prerequisite Courses in Humanities: English, Ethics, Histology, and Public Speaking

UNE Online is pleased to announce the launch of five new online prerequisite courses in humanities: English Composition I and II, Introduction to Ethics, Histology, and Public Speaking. These courses are now available for registration. Our Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) are 100% online courses that are popular with students who may need one or two courses to fill…

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May 19, 2021 |
Sean Murray at his Westwood Externship

Student Spotlight: Sean Murray, SPHP Program

Army veteran Sean Murray is the epitome of hard work and dedication. His plan is to go to veterinary school, and he is taking courses at UNE to fulfill his science prerequisites. Because his home internet signal is too weak for proctoring, he has been driving two hours one way to his in-laws’ house every two weeks to take his…

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May 7, 2021 |
Jessica Swindlehurst, MSEd – UNE Online Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Swindlehurst, MSEd '19

Jessica Swindlehurst is a second-grade teacher and MSEd graduate. In this post, she talks about working in the school district of her dreams, and how this master’s degree has helped propel her forward in her career. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your Master of Science in Education? I am a…

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May 5, 2021 |
Health Informatics Questions Answered

Health Informatics at UNE Online – Program-Specific FAQ

In this post, we answer questions about Health Informatics at UNE Online. Every single day, our Enrollment Counselors field some really great questions from prospective students. Here are a few common questions about Health Informatics: To enter the health informatics program, does your bachelor’s degree need to come from a specific field? No, your bachelor’s degree does not need to…

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May 3, 2021 |
Rachel Kosnow, Enrollment Counselor spotlight

Meet Our Team: Rachel Kosnow

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people who are dedicated to UNE Online’s signature student-centric experience. What do you do here at UNE Online? I am an Enrollment Counselor II working with the UNE Online Public Health and Healthcare Administration programs. As an enrollment counselor, I’m usually the first…

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April 27, 2021 |
Tomisa Emerson, Enrollment Counselor

Meet Our Team: Tomisa Emerson

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people like Tomisa Emerson who are dedicated to UNE Online’s signature student-centric experience.  What do you do here at UNE Online? I’m an Enrollment Counselor for the graduate nutrition programs. I’m here to provide prospective students with all the information they need to…

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April 20, 2021 |
stackable certificate programs

Stackable Certificate Programs at UNE Online

One way to earn your master’s degree at UNE is through stackable certificate programs. Each graduate certificate offered at UNE Online is stackable to the corresponding master’s degree in that program. What does “stackable” mean? Each credit a student earns while getting their graduate certificate can be counted toward the master’s degree, should they choose to pursue one at a…

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April 19, 2021 |
UNE Online Achievements 2020 Infographic

Infographic: The building blocks of high-quality online education

Since 1831, the University of New England has been committed to providing students with a high-quality education. In 2009, UNE entered the online education space, and here at UNE Online, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of New England, we have expanded our commitment to excellence ever since. We are continually innovating in the field of…

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April 14, 2021 |
Tola Ilegbusi, Science Prerequisites student

Student Spotlight: Tola Ilegbusi, SPHP Program

Tola Ilegbusi is a student in the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) program, taking online science prerequisites to prepare for his application to medical school. Here he talks about what encouraged him to choose UNE, what he intends to get out of his online courses, what keeps him focused, and what he plans for the future. Can you tell…

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April 12, 2021 |
Lynn Keating Enrollment Counselor

Meet Our Team: Lynn Keating

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people who are dedicated to UNE Online’s signature student-centric experience. What do you do here at UNE Online? I am an enrollment counselor for CGPS. I was hired in November 2020, and have been helping potential Social Work students complete their applications. What…

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April 2, 2021 |
Examples of Informatics in Nursing

Examples of Informatics in Nursing – Applying your Master of Science in Health Informatics

Nursing informatics is a field that has evolved as the use and storage of data have been integrated into the forefront of patient care and practice management. As technology has evolved over the years, so have examples of informatics in nursing. Though the profession of nursing remains the same, the daily work of these healthcare professionals is heavily influenced by…

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March 26, 2021 |
NEW Online Healthcare Masters Degree: Master of Healthcare Administration

NEW Online Healthcare Masters Degree: Master of Healthcare Administration

Online healthcare master’s degrees are a highly valued commodity in today’s increasingly business-minded healthcare world. It’s estimated that the projected demand for medical and health services managers will grow 32% between 2019 to 2029 (when the average growth rate is just 4% in the same time period) in the next decade. The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is a degree…

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March 25, 2021 |
Jessica Schnitzer, Student Support Specialist for Public Health

Meet Our Team: Jessica Schnitzer, Student Support Specialist

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people who are dedicated to UNE Online’s signature student-centric experience. What do you do here at UNE Online? I am a Student Support Specialist in the UNE Online Public Health program specifically working with master’s and graduate certificate students. What stands out to…

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March 23, 2021 |
Health Informatics Jobs in Action

Top 5 Health Informatics Jobs on the Rise

When looking at careers in health informatics and the associated healthcare informatics salary, many people ask ‘Is Health Informatics a good career choice?’ As healthcare systems look to capitalize on big data and its endless applications, health informatics jobs have become increasingly vital. Consequently, as the health informatics field continues to accelerate, higher education programs are emerging to meet the…

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March 18, 2021 |
Master of Science in Education - Inclusion Education

NEW: Master of Science in Education – Inclusion Education

UNE is pleased to announce a new online Master of Science in Education – Inclusion Education (MSEd-IE) offered by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The MSEd-IE program is an approved program for preparation for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities 282 Endorsement in the State of Maine and is offered 100% online. Prepares educators to become special education…

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March 15, 2021 |
Jimmy Grattan, Master of Science in Applied Nutrition

Alumni Spotlight: Jimmy Grattan, MSAN

Jimmy Grattan earned her Master of Science in Applied Nutrition in order to advance her career and open up new options for herself in academia – specifically in the area of nutrition and sustainability. Here, she discusses her journey through the Applied Nutrition program and how it has aligned with her goals so far. Can you tell us a little…

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March 13, 2021 |
Dr. Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. Graduate

Spotlight: Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. ‘17

We previously interviewed Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. ‘17, about his career, his research, and his plans for the future – here’s an update on what he’s up to, how he is using his Ed.D. in his work, and how his Ed.D. has helped him with career advancement. Do you want to give us an overview of what you’ve been up to…

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March 11, 2021 |
2021 Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Among Elite 70 in 2021 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report is a recognized leader in graduate school rankings – and UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a top-70 ranking among all Online Master’s in Education programs in the country for 2021. This prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranking, which surveyed more than 1,200 programs, places UNE in good company…

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March 1, 2021 |
Darryl Vincent, MSW '14

Spotlight: Darryl Vincent, MSW '14

We previously interviewed Darryl Vincent, MSW ’14, about the power of integration in his social work practice – here’s an update on what he’s up to, how he is using his MSW in his work, and how his MSW has helped him with career advancement. Could you give us an overview of what you’ve been up to since graduation? Initially,…

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February 26, 2021 |
Fiona Mokry, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Fiona Mokry, Student Support Specialist

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people who are dedicated to UNE Online’s signature student-centric experience. What do you do here at UNE Online? I’m a Student Support Specialist for the Education programs. I work mostly with MSEd and CAGS students. What stands out to you in the Education…

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February 24, 2021 |