October 7, 2010 | | 1 Comment Fresno Pacific University (FPU) will be making its fourth master’s degree program online-only. The school says it plans to make the alteration in time for the spring semester, The Business Journal reports. The accredited master’s degrees in educational technology at FPU are available in curriculum and teaching, information technology as well as kinesiology, according to the school’s website. These programs, which were originally taught in a classroom-based format, will now be based entirely online. This change will affect students who enroll by January 2011 for the spring semester. “Our program is noted for its quality,” interim dean of the School of Education and director of library media, Jo Ellen Misakian, told the FPU site. “I wanted to keep that quality.” FPU says students will maintain communication with faculty via email and professors will still have conventional office hours online. Degree seekers will also have the opportunity to participate in threaded conversations to exchange information. The average salary for a student who graduated with a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2008 was $45,000 per year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Online master degree programs give adults the opportunity to further their education and careers.