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The best decisions are the ones you’d make again.

Returning to school for an advanced degree is a smart investment in your future.

Quality graduate education in an online, flexible format.

Our online graduate programs are developed with input from industry advisors to bring you relevant curriculum in the most popular fields. Courses are taught online by dedicated professionals who bring real world experience and passion into the classroom.

To learn more about doctoral admission requirements, please view our doctoral program pages

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Admission Requirements for Master's Degrees, Graduate Certificates, and Graduate Learning Tracks

  1. You will need a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 
  2. If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our international admissions page for more information.
  3. You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID. Military students, except Air Force, can submit a government issued JST transcript.  

Master’s Degree

Master’s degrees are a good choice if you want a more in-depth study of your undergraduate degree, or to pursue new academic study in another field.

  • Average 36-47 credit hours
  • Takes about 2 years to complete full time
  • 7 years total time allowed to complete
  • 15 max transfer credits accepted

The following master's degree programs have additional admissions requirements:

View all master’s degrees.

Graduate Certificate

A certificate program provides a 6- to 8-course focus on a particular topic or set of issues.

  • Average18-27 credit hours
  • Takes about 1 year to complete full time
  • 3 years total time allowed to complete
  • 9 max transfer credits accepted

The following certificate programs have additional admission requirements:

View all certificates.

Graduate Learning Track

A learning track program provides a 3-course focus on a particular topic or set of issues.

  • All learning track students participate in COLL599 Classroom Success. This non-credit-bearing course has no tuition costs, but incurs a $50 course fee.

View all learning tracks.

Steps to Get Started

  1. Choose Your ProgramSelect your desired academic program from our 200+ degrees and certificates. Use our program finder to compare programs or call us for help if you’re not sure which program is right for you.
  2. Apply Online There is no fee to apply. Our easy online application takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
  3. Complete Admissions RequirementsAfter you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the follow-up steps you need to get started.
  4. Register for CoursesOur classes start monthly, so you can begin soon after being admitted to the university.