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    nyfaisal is offline Registered User
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    Transfer maximum credit to a graduate program--preferably with no residency req

    Hi.

    Over the last 5 years I have taken way too many graduate and professional courses in different fields, but due to traveling nature of my jobs, could not finish a masters in any field.

    Could you tell me if there is a school that will take the 30 graduate credits I earned, and transfer to a general MA program? Or, is there an accredited 30-credit masters program with no residency requirement?

    I searched and searched, but TESC takes only 12, Excelsior accepts 15 transfer grad credits, but still 18 credits to go. I would prefer a state college with tuition rate under $500/hr

    Thanks very much!

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    I also have some industry certifications- CISSP, CISA, CISM, PMP etc. Are they applicable to a graduate degree?

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    AMU/APU also accpts up to 15 units in transfer
    http://www.amu.apus.edu/index.htm

    Just a thought but with 30 units you may be able to get a second bachelors degree.
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    I got a reply from FHSU regarding this,which is promising.

    Thank you for your interest in the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) program.
    There may be two or more MLS concentrations in which such credits could be used for transfer credit. In order for a class to be eligible for transfer credit, FHSU’s basic policy is that it must
    a) be taken for graduate credit
    b) be offered by a regionally accredited institution
    c) receive a grade of “C” or better
    d) not be part of any other completed post-graduate degree program
    e) not be more than six years old by the time the student completes the MLS
    program

    A course must meet all of these criteria. However, an advisor may decide not to accept as a transfer credit any course with the grade less than a “B” (or “A”).
    FHSU allows up to 15 hours of transfer credit, but the academic advisor is under no obligation to recommend that that, or any, number of hours be accepted for transfer credit. Typically an MLS student has been allowed six to nine credit hours, but a student's faculty advisor can allow more - or less. Who is selected to be a student's academic advisor would depend on the concentration pursued by the student.

    A student can request that the policy be waived, though the opportunity to request does not guarantee an affirmative response.

    Please contact me if you have additional questions.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Morin, Director
    MLS Program
    Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

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    here's a long shot:

    UW Platteville MS Project Management

    Your PMP will exempt you from two classes and depending on what your other classes were you could get out of several more.

    under the FAQs

    "How many courses do I need to complete to earn the degree?
    The Project Management degree program consists of 30-36 credits. Graduate transfer credits are approved on a case-by-case basis, but under no circumstances may transfer credits substitute for more than half the credits required to earn the degree. Be sure to contact the Project Management program coordinator for questions concerning transfer credits."

    When I talked to them abut the program my MBA and PMP got me out of half the requirements. But the tuition was more than I wanted to pay, it is now $595 per credit. But something to consider since you might only need half the classes.


    15 will be just about the max from any school.

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    nyfaisal is offline Registered User
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    From Eric Brown's kind responses, I decided to apply for DSU PhD and see if I can transfer these credits there

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    This would be actually an interesting opportunity for a school to offer some kind of an interdisciplinary master with a very relaxt credit transfer policy.

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    Absolutely. DSU said their admissions deadline is already over, so I am waiting for the next Thomas Edison in graduate field!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfaisal View Post
    Absolutely. DSU said their admissions deadline is already over, so I am waiting for the next Thomas Edison in graduate field!
    http://www.aspen.edu/credit.htm

    Aspen will accept 18 Graduate credits in transfer if NA works for you.

    DEL

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfaisal View Post
    Hi.

    Or, is there an accredited 30-credit masters program with no residency requirement?
    Ball State University offers several online masters programs including a few that are 30 credit. The one that I think would be closest to your requirement is the Master of Arts in Executive Development for Public Service. This 30 credit program accepts up to 9 credit hours in transfer plus up to another 6 for internship, which could equal very few actual courses. There is a wide variety of courses you can take as part of the program.

    I've been recently looking at the program myself. I find it interesting but going back to sixteen week courses isn't that appealing.

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    Robert/ Del.

    Thanks for your kind replies. Aspen seems to be DETC...

    I contacted FHSU again and they said they grant waiver for CISSP cert for their Information Assurance concentration.

    I wish Wayne state MBA would accept more credits toward their 30 credit MBA .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfaisal View Post
    Robert/ Del.

    Thanks for your kind replies. Aspen seems to be DETC...
    Yes Aspen is DETC, which is good accreditation depending on what your goals are for the degree.

    One item that is missed a little that may set your mind at ease about DETC accreditation is that it means that each courses content is thoroughly reviewed by internal and external reviewers, and held to a high standard. This may not be the case with non-DETC DL schools. This is good for you the student as it means a new or unconventional instructor will not leave you at a loss for what to do, and each course is fairly consistent, so you know what to expect and can better plan your time.

    IMHO

    DEL

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlady View Post
    Yes Aspen is DETC, which is good accreditation depending on what your goals are for the degree.
    Most state universities and community colleges will not accept DETC degrees or DETC credits. Thus, if you want to transfer to a state institution, then DETC isn't good accreditation. Caveat Emptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me again View Post
    Most state universities and community colleges will not accept DETC degrees or DETC credits. Thus, if you want to transfer to a state institution, then DETC isn't good accreditation. Caveat Emptor.
    Yes, however if you are looking for liberal credit transfer for graduate credits, and do not have the goal of transferring your graduate degree into a community college :-), this is a fine choice. I have two Aspen graduate degrees and they have served me VERY well in the business world.

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