The U.S. has 1-year master's programs that are 30 to 36 semester hours, but outside of self-paced programs, students usually take courses over three semesters (fall, spring, and summer). If given clearance, a student might register for 12+ credits in a semester to finish faster. Although being able to finish a non-competency-based program in eight months without transfer credits is unusual, what is most concerning here is the number of credit hours and courses. This degree doesn't need to be accelerated by taking more than a full course load. Nine semester hours in a semester is the minimum to be considered full-time at the graduate level. Even though they say this is a 1-year program, it is really an 8-month program with two 16-week semesters. The only way this program will take a year is if you start in the spring and don't take courses in the summer.