Graduate Studies: The Smartest Decision a Prisoner Can Make
For the most part, prisoners are undereducated. Most lack even a high school diploma. But those who have earned a bachelor’s degree, have the option of continuing their education at the masters and doctorate levels.
There are two factors to consider in choosing a graduate program.
- Ideally, the graduate school should be regionally accredited.
- All required courses must be in a paper-based format. The program must allow the incarcerated student to take examinations proctored by their prison’s education department, and media components (e.g., CDs, DVDs, VHS Tapes) and field work (e.g., being a teacher’s aide) must be able to be waived.
Recommended Graduate Correspondence Programs
Unfortunately, at the graduate level of correspondence study, there aren’t many programs to pick from. With this in mind, the inmate should focus on finding a program that they can live with, even if it is not their first choice. We recommend the following correspondence graduate programs, which are accessible to prisoners:
- Adams State University
- California Miramar University
- California Coast University
- University of South Dakota
Graduate Correspondence Programs for Prisoners
- Adams State University Graduate Studies for Prisoners
- American Graduate University Graduate Studies for Prisoners
- California Coast University Graduate Studies for Prisoners
- California Miramar University Graduate Studies for Prisoners
- Huntington College of Health Sciences Studies for Prisoners
- Southwest University Graduate Studies for Prisoners
- University of Idaho Graduate Studies for Prisoners
- University of Northern Iowa Graduate Studies for Prisoners
- University of South Dakota Graduate Studies for Prisoners