As someone who is already familiar with AIU, you already know what it takes to move your education forward. Now you can achieve even more and take your degree to the next level with a bachelor's or master's degree from AIU. You'll receive the same support, flexibility and industry-focused instruction you've come to expect from AIU.
Call 800-724-1048 to talk to an admissions advisor about your options and how to get started.
AIU Lifelong Learning Grant
This grant is open to eligible AIU Online undergraduate alumni who wish to pursue an online master's degree at AIU and can be applied directly toward tuition costs.
Choosing the Right Program
When considering going back to school to further your education, it’s important to consider a few things: your schedule, your interests and your career goals. Whether you seek to change careers or advance in your current role, look for a program that fits your needs.
Below are a few tips on what to consider when exploring your degree options.
- Look for program objectives that align closely to your professional and personal goals and that will also be beneficial in your current or future work setting.
- Speak to colleagues and your manager about their educational background and see if there is a common trend with the type of degrees those in higher positions may have obtained.
- Research trends in educational requirements and needs based on your position and career path. Many resources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, offer information about level of degree and emerging trends in the workforce based on occupational data.
- As a busy working professional, online degree programs provide the flexibility to work school around your busy life.
Selecting the right degree program can be difficult. At AIU we offer graduate degrees across multiple areas of study to ensure that you can find one that fits your unique needs and goals.
Ways to Move Your Career Forward
We know that AIU students and alumni want to be in control of their career growth. However, this can be easier said than done. Sometimes even the most motivated and driven professionals aren't sure how to take that next step, especially in a competitive marketplace. Here are a few places to start:
Becoming a member of a local chapter of a national organization relevant to your industry can plug you in to a network of others in your field. Joining an organization could also lead to events, seminars and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
Company Employee Development Programs
Many companies today offer development programs to further grow and train their employees. Development programs may range from professional coaching to cross-training. If you aren’t sure of the opportunities offered at your company, contact your HR department to learn more.
Webcasts, Seminars & Conventions
Attending webcasts, seminars and conventions may offer additional knowledge sharing between individuals in the same field, plus opportunities to learn more about other industries you may be interested in.
Investing in Your Education
Continuing your education with a graduate-level degree may also support continued career success. Look for programs that are focused on industry-relevant coursework, taught by professors who have real-world experience and knowledge in their field of study.
If you're planning to attend school while working you may want to consider an online program, which may offer more flexibility than a traditional program.