Post # 1
I’m starting my MA in Reading Education and wondering how many classes I should take. I’m currently signed up to two classes, but I want to add a third, just to accelerate things a bit
I’m just wondering how do-able it is for someone planning a wedding (keep in mind that I’m mostly doing it myself b/c my FI is in another state, and I’m also a little behind).
I only work part-time though, so perhaps that makes it a little easier?
If you’re in grad school, how many classes are you taking, and how many hours do you study per week?
Post # 3
I took 1-2 classes at a time in grad school and studied about 5 hours a week. Well, did assignments, I never “studied”, lol. I worked full time the whole time though.
Post # 4
I’m a full time, four course load, MBA student, and spend at leasat 36 hours a week in study – I put in three hours of study per credit hour, on average.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I graduated from law school which is much more rigorous and I was unable to handle a part time job while attending law school full time. For 12 hours of classes (4 classes per semester), I spent between 20 and 30 hours outside of class preparing. I would say to expect 2-3x’s the time spent in class. So if you are registered for 6 credit hours you would expect to spend 12-18 hours outside of class reading, studying, and completing assignments each week. Of course each class is different and some classes will be more intensive than others.
I am currently working full time and planning a wedding while taking 6 credit hours a semester of additional coursework online. I find that I can complete the work no problem and it gives me a good escape from the stress of wedding planning.
Post # 6
My quick answer? Not enough! I’m in for my MAFM (masters in accounting and financial management). I spend probably 5 hours total per week on one class. I really should spend more though…
Post # 7
I work full time and take two grad school classes each semester (I tried to take three once, but it was too much). Depending on the assignment, I spend 3-5 hours studying each week. It’s definitely doable, although it can be stressful, especially with wedding planning added to the mix.
Post # 8
Thanks for the input. I think I will add the extra class and continue working part-time (I’ve been looking for a full-time job, but it seems that would be too much with 3 classes). I’m also going to hand off some wedding responsibility to my FI!
Post # 9
@everyheart: Anything is doable. Perhaps if you hire day of help, week before help that will help? I think youll be fine so good luck!
Post # 10
I worked full time & took 10 hours last semester for a MHR. I quit my job (well, long story — they had ethical issues) and I am taking 12 hours this semester, not working. I’d say last semester I did at least 15 hours of studying p/week. Without a job, this should be MUCH easier. I anticipate a lot of work, still, however!
Post # 11
I just completed my Masters in Early Childhood Education while planning a wedding, working full time as a teacher and running a household. HECTIC! lol I took 3-4 classes a semester so I finished within a year and change. I wanted to be done way before starting a family one day for sure, my fiance proposed this past April knowing I only had 2 smesters left. Good luck!
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015
I am going full time this semester (9 credit hours) for my doctorate degree while working part time. I spend too much time in the lab, and the rest doing hw and other projects. I say, you can take up to three classes and still keep a side job, but make sure to organize your time well. You don’t want to fall behind, which has happened to me for working full time and going to school. I still managed to do good.
Post # 13
Well, as of right now I’m on winter vacation (I go back tomorrow), but last semester i was taking one class, working 20 hours per week, and working on my thesis. So, I’d spend anywhere from 30-50 hours a week just doing grad school stuff. My MA is in Sport Psychology and I will be done this May, it will have taken me 2 years.
Post # 14
I go part time (2 classes per semester) – depending on how intense the reading is, I spend between1-5 hours per week studying or reading.
Post # 15
I’m getting my MBA in Project Management and I take 3 classes. I do work and do academic research…
…honestly I never study.
I never studied for my Bachelor’s either.
I dunno…my classes just seem too easy for that. *shrug*
Post # 16
I took 3 classes a semester and I worked full time. usually it was two night classes and one excellerated weekend/online classes. This was for an MBA.
Sundays (often 8-10 hours of combined group meetings and projects) and any exta time after work and before class was spent studying (which was about 3 hours Mon-Thurs). Usually the only free time I had was Friday night and Saturday.
I also usually studied during my lunch hour for another 3-4 hours a week.
So all combined about 20-25 hours a week for 3 classes.