To earn a graduate degree, students must complete the following credit hours based on the specific degree earned:
M.A. or M.S. 36 | Select Master’s degrees 30*
Specific requirements for each degree type are listed below.
All credit hours are stated in semester hours.
*Certain exceptions apply. Degree requirements can also be found in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.
The length of time to complete a graduate degree for most students attending full-time, each term from start to finish is two years. This time could decrease based on the number of transfer credits accepted and the number of courses taken each term.
An area of focus and in-depth study within a master’s degree program is referred to as a concentration.
It may be easier than you think to earn a second graduate degree and further boost your professional credentials. Depending on your first degree and your educational goals, you may be eligible to earn a second Master’s degree with as few as 18 credit hours.
If you were awarded a Master's degree and would like to earn a second graduate degree follow these simple steps:
* View examples of degree program combinations that are well-suited for this plan.
Contact your Graduate Student Coach to learn more 1.800.756.7920.