Most online students take one to two classes per semester. To complete a master’s degree online, students typically take two-and-a-half to three years. To complete a bachelor’s degree online, students may take longer since universities require more credit hours for undergraduate degrees.
The time to complete a degree depends on financial aid requirements, family commitments, total credit hours required for your degree, the workload at your job and unexpected life events.
Some students do take a break. Visit with your campus coordinator or academic advisor to learn how a stop-out works at your home university.