The doctoral program offers a course of study that emphasizes a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Doctoral candidates are required to complete six doctoral-level courses (18 semester hours); 6 semester hours in a formal research seminar; and 12 semester hours of dissertation work. In the second year (or equivalent), doctoral candidates participate in an informal, non-credit (but required) research symposium to provide exposure to current and interesting research in the student’s field(s) of interest and industry needs, seeking trends for research and innovation.
Why a Hybrid In-Person/Online Program?
Time is especially precious for adults with jobs and families. You want a graduate program that is flexible enough that you don’t need to change your life, job or residence, but still provides the full, rich experience that is a big part of higher education.
Harrisburg University’s executive hybrid graduate program in Panama is the perfect solution. By attending class once a month at the City of Knowledge, you gain the rich networking opportunities and one-on-one attention that bolster your studies. Then, by taking an online course during the week, you move your degree program forward at a pace so that you can complete your masters of Ph.D. within two years.
Stay in Latin America
One of the best aspects of the Harrisburg graduate programs in Panama is that you don’t have to come to the United States, yet you’ll earn a fully accredited U.S. graduate degree. Entering another country can be a hassle and time consuming. Since the Harrisburg Graduate Program in Panama only meets one Saturday a month on-site in Panama’s City of Knowledge, you can easily fit the program into your life.
Expand Your Professional Connections
Through the Harrisburg graduate program in Panama, you’ll make a wide range of professional contacts. These are connections that could become true assets to your future. You’ll study alongside entrepreneurs, scientists, community leaders, as well as experts from government, NGOs, and international organizations. By building your professional network during your degree program, you create a valuable resource you can call upon throughout your career.
The Promise of Panama
Standing as a gateway between North and South America, Panama is uniquely situated to bring economic and educational opportunities to the greater Latin American region. The regional population has demonstrated a strong interest in learning valuable skills and gaining knowledge that will lift them to a higher career path with a brighter future. With higher education, not only the individual but also the entire community becomes more prosperous.
For this reason, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has been in negotiations with the City of Knowledge, Panama, to bring a campus to their location, a site already known as a center of education, research, and development. Taught by HU professors from the U.S., the new Panama campus will initially offer a Master of Science in Analytics degree, which will be delivered in a hybrid of online and on-campus classes in Panama. The campus will also offer a range of professional development opportunities to benefit the local communities. With the opening of Harrisburg University’s Panama campus, students can advance their education without leaving Latin America.
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