Blue Marble University
The World’s Most Innovative Online University
For Working Adults and Career-Minded Students
Blue Marble University is a foreign educational institution. Non-accredited by any US accreditor, yet our doctoral programs are nonetheless equivalent to regionally accredited US colleges and universities as determined by professional foreign education credentials evaluators. Read more about Blue Marble University equivalency and accreditation HERE
All programs are 100% online. All learning materials are supplied to you and are available at any time 24/7 from any location in the world. Every student has their own Private Student Portal, a website for each student where you will find all of your courses, course content, curriculum, homework assignments, additional study resources, academic records, financial records, and contact information….everything in one place. READ MORE
Only $3,450 USD per year with interest-free payment plan; or $3,200 USD per year advance lump sum payment. And that includes all texts and learning resources in PDF form or via Videos. A US-style education at a fraction of the cost. Read More about Tuition and Fees
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We followed the US Department of Education advice and abolished “seat time”- the requirement that undergraduate degrees be 4 years. READ MORE
We eliminated Dissertation Purgatory- All students can complete all doctoral programs requiring dissertation on time. And that includes thesis publication! We make sure of it! Our students publish to Youtube, Amazon, and a variety of peer-reviewed journals and other online outlets. We have the cure for failed dissertations, and can even arrange No-dissertation programs for our students. READ MORE
Here is a sampling of our programs, click on the banner for more information, or see all programs by following the link at the end:
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Built for My Family
Now Serving 5 Continents
World Class International Faculty Via Video Instruction
In creating Blue Marble University, I took great inspiration from Steve Jobs 2005Commencement Address at Stanford University, and particularly this advice: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other peoples’ thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” I took that to heart, and started Blue Marble University with a blank sheet of paper and thought about what I could do to create the very best virtual university that my son would be proud to attend in his college years… for my own family to use… and hopefully others may want to join us as well. Read more about Walter P. Drake HERE.
For “teaching faculty”, we rely primarily on world-renowned experts who have generously made their lectures and knowledge available to the world online. Internationally acclaimed faculty thus become our faculty for some courses and lectures. READ MORE about our Faculty.
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A Fresh Design
We don’t use “codes”. Our Transcripts feature FULL course descriptions that anyone can follow, with Grading clearly described. Academic Records are published permanently online where you or anyone to whom you give your password can access your permanent record at any time for free, and print it as well.
As with most university degrees, our Degree forms are beautifully crafted and feature our full color Seals, ready for professional printing and framing.
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Highlights From Our Articles and News
- No Student Debt At Blue Marble University - Blue Marble University is an online university offering doctoral degrees to working adults. But we also offer high school graduates many combined Bachelor and Doctoral degrees you can complete in 5 years. That’s right, 5 yr B.A./Ph.D. degrees you can finish online in 5 years instead of the usual 4 years for just a B.A. …
- The Trail of Tears: How One Small Online College Struggles Through the Accreditation Process - In this report, we highlight the struggles of a small college seeking accreditation. The college is Western Institute for Social Research, located in Berkeley, CA. [WISR.edu] A small liberal arts college offering programs in “higher education and social change”, the College has decided to try to get accredited and this is their story taken from …
- Tuition Busters Needed to Break Up Criminally High Online Education Costs - Since we started Blue Marble University around 2010, nothing much has changed concerning the tuiiton cost of computer based education. Traditional colleges and universities continue to overcharge for the delivery of cheap online courses. They have the Accreditation “stamps” in their hands and use it to keep everyone else out of the education industry so …
- Blue Marble University-The China Program - In addition to our Chinese Language Program, Blue Marble University specializes in offering 3 year online Ph.D. degrees and D.Sc. degrees to working adults. Our impressive list of degree offerings include: Alternative Medicine: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) Biology: Ph.D. Stem Cell Biology [Administered by Panama College of Cell Science]. Biology: D.Sc. Applied Biology Biomedical Engineering: D.Sc. Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering: D.Sc. …
- Accredited Programs Elsewhere Are Not So Great As You Thought - The recent failure and abrupt closing of Argosy University highlights the dangers that expensive accredited programs can pose to students seeking higher education. Blue Marble University presents an unaccredited alternative education model. Yet, all of our PhD programs are equivalent to a regionally accredited US college or university. “Equivalent” means “the same as”. And we …
- The Cure for Failed Dissertations - Blue Marble University offers a 2 year Dissertation-Only PhD program which is the cure for failed dissertations. Many students come to us having completed all the coursework and examinations required in a PhD program only to find that they can not get through the dissertation portion of the program. Problems arise with incompetent advisors, grandiose …
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