Liberty Uni another Thomas Edison?

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  1. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    I have a master of financial engineering which is completed except for dissertation. I got Thomas Edison as I read that they are allow to accept credits and give me a degree. Is Liberty University the same. I have just submitted to Thomas Edison but am curious about Liberty as they have a Master in Finance which seems a better fit. Your advise thanks
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    No, Liberty University doesn't have the same acceptance of credit transfer as Thomas Edison State University, Excelsior College, or Charter Oak State College.
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  3. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    For master's degrees, they only accept a certain amount of credits in both programs. They will not accept all your credits... The only program that I knew of that accepted master's credits up to 30 was Excelsior Colleges MPA program which was a 33 credit program and candidates could transfer 30 credits worth of public administration courses and complete the capstone. I got lucky and was able to transfer 24 credits from my other degrees (Urban affairs and criminal justice). That ship has long sailed and they changed it so that people can only transfer 15 credits in now. Never seen a program like that again...
  4. skirtlet

    skirtlet Member

    Liberty U. only accepts up to 75% of an undergraduate BS/BS degree and 50% of a master's degree.

    Associates requires at least 15 credits at Liberty.

    Bachelors requires at least 30 credits at Liberty.
  5. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Would you be open to an NA school or only RA? WorldQuant University has a Master of Financial Engineering degree that is tuition free, and they recently got DEAC. I might get in touch and see if they would admit you and let you transfer in the majority of your credits.
  6. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    Oh thanks I stick with RA
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  7. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    JackRussell, Are you taking Aspen's Ed.D? They're NA actually. It won't really matter when you get up to that level, that's the final frontier, if NA is for you, great - they're USDOE and CHEA recognized anyways. For your BEng, MSc, and MBA, were those from international universities? If I recall correctly, you're from Singapore? Is there a need for a US education vs something in Asia? I've been to Malaysia/Singapore a few times, I was lost in Suntec Mall once, I also like the Bugis area, was living in a hostel there, the owner was a lawyer, she didn't like being a lawyer as much and ventured into creating her own business, converting a small space into a hostel...
  8. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    I stopped for some time on Aspen. When I tried to restart and contact them. No replies. I don’t really need USA degrees just that I have a Master of Financial which only left the dissertation. Trying to complete it in USA. Not easy to do so in Singapore.

    But I am now trying out new courses from Finland. Lovely experiences with a lot of courses which are difficult to find elsewhere at their prices - free.
  9. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Can you help me understand why NA/RA doesn't matter at the doctoral level?
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  10. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    @chrisjm18 , Hi. It's personal preference for me as I don't have the means for an expensive education, so far - I have settled with / I've gone for "second best, or good enough" for educational purposes in accreditation. Hopefully with the USDOE/CHEA recognition of NA/RA, the differences & gap between them shrinks. When I started my journey years ago, I went with CIE/World College (NA) and JIU - Jones International U - (RA) until they either shut down or lost accreditation - I am usually careful/cautious when selecting a school, even one locally that closed after 19 years when I was attending them (they had the largest ads on the paper, the last page, I was with them for 1 term and boom, they shut down)...

    To cut the story short and for readers (international or not), I advise to go with RA institutions as the first choice for undergrad/graduate programs. If an NA institution is an option you're looking into, verify with your country regulators or your future workplaces, etc, and make sure NA is acceptable, some nations only require the institution to be USDOE/CHEA recognized and others may not recognize them. Research/Review info on them, then decide if it is for you or not. Sometimes, less options are available at the doctoral level for RA and at an affordable rate, the choices are slimmer when you get up that ladder, again, if NA at a fraction of the cost hits your fancy and is acceptable to your goals, you have another choice.
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  11. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I can see both sides of it. As a terminal degree, the NA/RA distinction is less important for those who are concerned about the transferability of their credits and might meet the need professional for an applied doctorate, but effectively closing off a career in academia (which of course begs the question why you would do a degree that at its core is supposed to prepare competent researchers in the academy.) If I ever wanted to get into higher education administration, an NA EdD in that discipline to complement a PhD might be the right move, but maybe not.
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