An email from a dean of graduate school assures all participants that they hope to help all students starting in the Fall of 2010 to finish their program. However, I never planned to take a full load, since I work full-time. Plus, I have elder care obligations and can't devote all my time to studying, even though many of the courses can be completed on-line. I am afraid that the courses that I need will start to be eliminated.
Do you know anyone who is encountering this problem? Did getting a degree from a soon to be defunct program affect their job prospects?
My plan so far is to take courses in the Fall and maybe transfer to another school in the future.
There are protests and a letter writing campaign and a Facebook page to fight the closure; however, I believe that the state will pour all its resources in fighting and cleaning up the BP oil release, so there won't be much left for education.