Combine Military Experience with an Online Master’s Degree

Combine Military Experience with an Online Master’s Degree

Kettering University Online is proud to support military families. From your service, you know what it takes to be a leader and the importance of core values such as teamwork, service and dedication. These are values Kettering knows well. For more than 100 years we have prepared graduates to lead, build teams and foster innovation. We are dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals.

With an online graduate degree from Kettering University, such as an Online MBA, Masters in Engineering Management Online, Masters in Lean Manufacturing Online, Masters in Operations Management OnlineMasters in Science Supply Chain Management Online, and the cutting-edge MS Engineering-ECE-Advanced Mobility Focus, you can focus and hone the skills gained in the military with the expertise a master’s degree provides.

Why Kettering?

On average, Kettering University graduates see a 20-year return on investment of $743,000, according to new data released by In PayScale’s 2017 “College ROI Report: Best Value College’s ranks Kettering #1 in Michigan and the Midwest and 19th in the country for return on investment.

Whether you are planning to be a full-time student or want to continue your education as a working professional, Kettering University Online master's programs allow you to continue your individual growth while providing an education from a military-friendly university

Designated Military Friendly

Kettering University was designated a Military Friendly School in 2017 and 2018 by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse.

“We are proud to receive this prestigious designation,” said Kip Darcy, Kettering University Vice President for Marketing, Communication, and Enrollment. “Kettering University’s programs align exceedingly well with career paths that have proven to be of interest to military veterans, and this designation is a great reflection of our longstanding support of military personnel and their families.”

Yellow Ribbon School and Post-911 GI Bill

Kettering University is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. You can take advantage of the veterans’ benefit program for college education named the Post-911 GI Bill (Chapter 33), as well as the Yellow Ribbon program that corresponds with the bill.

Chapter 33 pays full tuition and fees for three years, as well as the stipends for housing and books. Kettering is directly reimbursed by the VA for tuition and fees. Students receive a monthly stipend from the VA to assist with costs of housing and books. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund (Chapter 33) tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount. Kettering holds this agreement with the VA.

Veterans Administration - GI Bill® benefits at Kettering University

The Registrar’s Office oversees the forms, information, and reporting services for VA-GI Bill benefits at Kettering University. All questions regarding GI Bill benefits as reimbursement for Kettering expenses should be directed to:

Judi Langolf, Registrar
School Certifying Official
Office of the Registrar

The VA programs vary for those on active duty, released from active duty, active reserve, inactive reserve, and dependents of military servicemen. Students are entered into the VA database when they start their first term at Kettering. At the start of each following term, students' coursework is certified for the VA through the database.

Other Advantages of Military Experience with an Online Master’s

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time workers 25 and older the median salary for someone with a master’s degree was $72,072 a year. That compares to $57,252 median salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree - about a $15,000 yearly premium, based on 2014 data. Over the course of a lifetime, the difference can be more than $300,000 in base earnings.’s Ron Kness, a retired veteran with 36 years of military service highlights the advantages military members and veterans bring to the workplace including real-world experience and possession of the “hard and soft” skills employers look for including strong individual performance, accountability, and understanding of teamwork-orientated dynamics.