The MEA is designed for working professionals. Although normally a two-year program, students may progress at a pace more comfortable for them, taking one class per semester.
- Candidates can enter the program during the summer, fall or spring semester.
- For added convenience, a portal system is used to distribute program materials, so candidates can participate in course discussions and submit assignments anytime, anywhere.
- Students are usually no more than 20 minutes from an Iowa Communications Network site.