Think twice about Hawthorn. I took 2 Master's level classes at Hawthorn, it was like going backwards to junior high. 5, 10, and 15 minute lectures? Really? I did all the lectures in one night, and all the reading in one week, and I'm not a genius. I already have half the credits I need for my MS in chemistry, so I do know what master's level classes should be like, particularly in the sciences. The teacher I had for both (2) classes didn't follow his own syllabus and never answered questions, and never returned assignments until the very last day - then they were all returned at once. This is not a good way to give feedback. He was just too busy with his "real" job, and never answered email. Further, even though I mentioned this in my class review, I was assigned the very same teacher that I requested not to have. For this baloney I paid $500.00 per class and that doesn't count text books.
Many of his students like him, I am in the vast minority here. They are the kind of students that hang upon every word and seem to not be able to function without a self proclaimed guru making their decisions for them. If you really need to be spoon fed your knowledge, and don't mind junior high level classes that masquerade as master's level classes, and you don't mind not getting any feedback whatsoever, then this is the school for you. If you don't mind a school that claims to be in the process of getting accredited, and then drags it out for years (by which time you will have graduated from a NON-accredited school), then this is the school for you. If you prefer to be made to feel like you know something, rather than actually knowing it, then this is the school for you. If you have more than $10,000.00 and 2-3 years to waste for something that claims to be an MS degree but is truly sub-standard, then this is the school for you.
I have now put in 20,000 hours of reading alone; this does not include seminars, talking to other professionals in the field and doing my own experimenting - I'm glad I saved the $10,000.00+ it would have cost me for a bogus degree from a non-accredited online school. There are genuine schools out there, but I do not consider Hawthorn to be one of them.
Take a look at the American College of Health Sciences, the response time is far better (since Hawthorn's is nonexistent!), the texts are better, it isn't cheap but it is accredited by the DETC, the online school accrediting agency. Double check me to be sure I'm correct before making any decision, please. And no, I did not go there, but I have a friend who did.