At OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD), we empower master’s students on their academic journey. Our mission is to offer valuable resources, expert insights, and high-quality information to support the online graduate student’s journey from application through graduation. We aim to provide higher education content that is accurate, inclusive, diverse, and transparent.
Our editorial team operates independently and objectively to ensure that subject pages, student guides, program rankings, and other content are created through well-defined methodologies. Student success is our priority, and we’re here to provide the support and information online graduate students need to thrive in their online master’s journey.
Our Guiding Policies and Values
We produce educational and informative content that master’s students can confidently rely on. Our pursuit of excellence is reflected in the following initiatives.
At OMD, we maintain a code of ethical and editorial standards that apply to our team, whether staff or contractors. Our commitment is to serve master’s students like you by exploring the latest education trends and offering practical guidance for making well-informed choices.
Exploring Vital Topics: We cover various topics, from graduate school and online program admissions, test preparation, and financing higher education to achieving a harmonious work-life balance. Our objective is to ensure that each piece of content – whether it’s an article, blog, infographic, or data-driven material – adheres to the values of neutrality, nonpartisanship, and unerring accuracy.
Expert Voices: Our team collaborates with bloggers and experts in their respective fields to contribute to our website. Their content is held to the same elevated standards as our staff-written material. This ensures that our contributors maintain credibility with our audience by offering valuable advice rather than self-promotion.
Steps for Informed Decisions: Our educational information is an invaluable starting point for understanding the complexities surrounding selecting an online master’s degree program or other educational choices. However, we emphasize that ultimate decisions should be made in partnership with college and financial advisers.
Accuracy and Integrity
To ensure accuracy and integrity, every piece of content on OMD goes through a rigorous editorial process. With an unwavering commitment to producing work we proudly stand behind, our managing editors oversee every piece of content from inception to publication. This includes hiring seasoned writers, working with detail-oriented editors and fact-checkers, personally conducting final page reviews, and ensuring accuracy and relevancy through ongoing page audits, revisions, and updates.
To provide the most accurate information, we rigorously fact-check every page and use high-quality sources for data and other information. Some of our trusted sources include:
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – An industry resource for career-related statistics and salary data run by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) – IPEDS offers comprehensive school and program rankings, statistics, and data based on annual surveys of FASFA-participating institutions.
- National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – The official repository of education-related data and statistics in the United States.
- Studentaid.gov – As the official website for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) office, this website offers valuable information about student financial aid and FAFSA.
- U.S. Department of Education – Aimed at fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access, this resource is a trove of educational information, data, and resources.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access
At OMD, we recognize the diverse backgrounds and experiences master’s students bring to their educational journeys. We are committed to supporting students from marginalized groups and traditionally underserved populations. To ensure inclusivity, we’ve prioritized creating specialized resource pages tailored to these student’s post-graduate needs.
Our team actively seeks contributions from authors and experts with diverse backgrounds to ensure our content includes a wide range of voices and perspectives. We employ language that is not only inclusive but also rigorously aligned with the most current standards, ensuring that all individuals feel seen and valued on our website.
Ensuring everyone can access our content — regardless of their abilities — is also our team’s utmost priority. We aspire to create a user-friendly environment that fosters a seamless experience for all visitors. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we welcome it.
Authority and Expertise
OMD strives to become a foremost authority on the online master’s degree experience, with a specific focus on enhancing the following key aspects:
- Online Master’s Degree Programs
Our site offers information and resources tailored to those pursuing online master’s degrees, empowering you to make informed educational decisions.
- Graduate School & Program Rankings
We offer valuable insights and rankings to assist you in selecting the right online master’s program for your goals.
- Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
We understand the financial challenges of higher education and provide essential information on financial aid, scholarships, grants, and fellowship opportunities to lighten these burdens.
- Online Learning Resources
Our platform contains resources to enhance your online learning experience, ensuring your success in the digital classroom.
- Graduate School Admission Tips
We guide master’s students in navigating the intricacies of the online graduate school admissions process.
- Student Life and Wellness Content
We offer resources and support to help you achieve a balanced and fulfilling student life while pursuing your master’s degree.
We rely on experts with extensive knowledge and insights on these core topics to ensure our content is valuable and accurate. Industry experts review pages for accuracy, sensitivity, potential bias, and inclusive language. You can learn more about our experts on our Authors and Experts Page.
Content Integrity and Objectivity
At OMD, we aim to deliver information that is objective and bias-free. The foundation of our content is factual accuracy and reliable data. We verify information through reputable sources, academic institutions, and industry experts. The knowledge we offer is built upon a solid foundation of expertise.
With that said, we understand that errors can occasionally occur. In such cases, we take swift action to correct factual inaccuracies. We welcome your corrections and feedback and will investigate to verify and implement necessary modifications. Your input is invaluable in our pursuit of providing you with the most accurate and trustworthy information possible.
Relevance & Current Information
We aim to ensure that you always have access to the most recent insights in your field. As part of our commitment to providing the most up-to-date information, we conduct regular site audits and page updates, occasionally removing older content or redirecting pages to more recent content. Each page also prominently displays the publication date.
Transparency, for us, means being crystal clear about our sources. Here are some of the ways we accomplish this:
- Every page includes direct links to research, official school websites, and well-respected, independent organizations that curate data.
- Each article author is prominently displayed at the top of each page, along with a link to their extended biographies.
- Whenever possible, our pages include expert interviews with bios outlining their experience, affiliations, and specific knowledge.
Privacy and Advertising Policies
Revenue from advertising helps support access to our rankings and other content. We integrate it into our website transparently, distinguishing it from our editorial content. Advertisers do not influence our content, but to read our full policy, see our Advertising Disclosure page.