MAU Online Learning Provides Education from the Comfort of Your Home
Millennia Atlantic University (MAU) offers its online programs through a synchronous format. Students participate in each class at the same time as campus-based students or at the same scheduled time as other students participating virtually. This provides students with live access to faculty for questions and other assistance, as well as live interaction with fellow classmates.
Graduate (Master’s) Admissions Requirements
- Proof of successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
- 2 letters of recommendation (from a former professor, instructor or employer).
- Completed Application Form.
- Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50.
- Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must submit a minimum TOEFL® score of 62 on the internet based test, or 177 on the computer based test, or a minimum of 503 on the paper based TOEFL® test. A minimum band score of 6.0 on the IELTS may be submitted in lieu of the TOEFL.
For further information on meeting the English language proficiency requirement, please see the applicable section in the MAU catalog.
Applicants relying on a postsecondary degree for admission that was obtained outside the U.S. must submit original or have certified sealed copies evidencing the completion of a bachelor’s level program, and the transcript and diploma must be evaluated by an agency accredited by NACES, and submitted in English.
Prior to being accepted into one of the University’s online graduate programs, prospective students must complete a video conference interview with an admissions representative. Students may also engage in a video tour of the campus. Candidates can arrange for this video conference by calling the Admissions Department at 786-331-1000, or by reaching out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the interview process is completed, the applicant must complete a technology assessment survey. The technology assessment preliminary survey is used to ensure that the online graduate school candidate has the skills, competencies, and technological aptitude needed to succeed in an online environment. This must be completed prior to enrollment.
Technological Requirements for Online Program Participation
Applicants seeking to enroll in an online degree program must have, or have consistent access to a computer pre-loaded with an operating system of Microsoft 10 or newer version, or Mac 10.10 or more recent version. The computer’s processor should not be more than five years old, and have at 8GB of RAM at minimum. The system used should have a keyboard and mouse, with a monitor and video card that has 1024 x 768 pixel or greater resolution. Additionally, the equipment to be used must include a web camera capable of being used for video conferencing, with speakers and a microphone. Headphones should also be available for use, and a noise cancelling headset is recommended.
The computer must also have a supported web browser. Google Chrome is recommended, however other supported web browsers that may be used are Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge. Applicants must also have access to a reliable and steady high-speed internet with a connection speed of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) or faster download, and 1 megabit per second (MBPS) or faster upload.
Applicants additionally require access to a phone that can send and receive calls or a cellular phone that has the capability of receiving text messages. The texting capability is necessary in order to be able to use the two-step verification process utilized in logging into the virtual classroom.
Verification of Student Identity, Privacy, and Authentication
The G Suite for Education and Google Classroom products being used for online students have restricted access and a password protected electronic environment. Prior to using the software system, an online student’s identity must be verified by way of an assigned unique login and password that is provided to each student upon enrollment and class registration.
It is the student’s responsibility to strictly preserve the privacy of his or her login and password information. Students are prohibited from sharing login and password information and must set-up a two-step verification authentication process to provide an additional layer of security and to prevent any unauthorized users to access the account.
Student identity is verified through comparison with photo identification provided by the student at the time of enrollment and the student photo included in the class roster. Instructors have access to class roster which displays a visual image of the students who are registered in the class.
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