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Purdue defines distance learning as a structured learning process by which a student is physically removed from both the instructor and the instructional setting associated with the campus, but has the opportunity to interact with the instructor or other students in educational activities. At Purdue, learners participate in degree programs, individual courses, and noncredit programs through distance learning.
Degrees offered by distance learning allow working professionals to pursue an advanced degree while continuing in their careers. Thousands of students take advantage of distance learning to broaden their educational horizons or to keep on pace to graduate. Because of Purdue's participation in the Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education (IPSE), Purdue students can earn Purdue credit by taking equivalent distance learning courses from other Indiana institutions or by taking Purdue-originated distance learning courses.
Source: Continuing Education and Conferences
|Distance Learning Programs are delivered entirely through distance learning technology and do not require traditional classroom work or campus residency.
||Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology
Master of Science in Engineering
Degrees in aero/astronautical, electrical/
computer, industrial, mechanical, and interdisciplinary
|Doctor of Pharmacy
Offered in US and United Arab Emirates
|"Blended" Distance Learning Programs are enabled by distance learning but involve some traditional classroom instruction on campus or elsewhere.
||Master of Business Administration
Traditional executive MBA and international
|Master of Science in Technology
|Master of Science in Food and Agribusiness Management
Articulates with IU's Kelly School of Business MBA
|Doctor of Education
Concentration in Educational Leadership
|Total distance learning degree program participation
|Students' Participation in Distance Learning Courses
|Courses offered by other institutions
|Total IPSE participation
|Purdue Participation in Distance Learning
|Other distance learning credit courses
|Noncredit distance learning
|Total participation in distance learning