NA undergrad earning masters outside USA

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by cookderosa, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I know with an NA undergrad in the USA, one might have a hard time (if ever) getting accepted into an RA grad program. What are your observations about using an NA outside of the USA? If we were talking about Canada for example, do they even look at or care about the differences between NA and RA? Just curious!
  2. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    To comment on on NA undergrad degree holders having a hard time getting accepted in the US; that is not true. I can think of 10 right off the top of my head. It is not as hard as it is sometimes perceived, from my experience. I feel that I have a nice selection of options.

    It is my understanding that Canadian school have a high level of acceptance of NA degrees since the US Dept of Education is fine with them.

    I would like to hear some knowledge about outside of Canada and the US. I'm betting that acceptance is high.
  3. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Out of curiosity, would you please list the 10 schools that you mentioned above?

  4. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef


    Yeah, that would be great. My hubby's bachelor degree will be NA, but he would like to get an MBA that is RA or RA equivalent. I'd love to check out your list!!
  5. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    Sure, this is right off the top of my head and from a list of schools I was interested in at one time:


    How about 20?

    Those are just to name a few. There are many, many more. That list was really easy to come up with. I have been told by a handful of other places that they are fine with a NA degree for admissions, although I have not verified that 100% solid yet.

    I could find more if I tried.
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  6. Refugee

    Refugee New Member

  7. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    That list is not really completely accurate.

    Just because a school might have accepted a course before does not mean that you can assume that you can transfer everything there.

    Also, the original poster wanted to know about schools that can be transfered into a Master's degree. That is different than simple credit transfer.
  8. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    I can confirm most of the 20 aforementioned schools as I have personally contacted about three quarters of them to ask about their acceptance policies of NA Bachelor degrees. Another that you might add to this list, although I have not checked their policies recently, is Fort Hays State College. I know that FHSU does not accept NA credit in transfer toward a BA degree, but I was told at one time by their admissions office that a NA degree would would meet the entry requirements for the grad programs. I felt that was an odd policy, but that's another issue...

    You can also add Excelsior.
  9. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    There are many more places that will accept the degrees.

    I have had little difficulty finding them.

    A word of WARNING though: You could potentially face limitations so check first before assuming that you can get into your favorite university. I don't want to mislead folks into thinking that there aren't any limitations.

    My DETC undergrad will serveme well, I'm pretty sure of that.

    With a RA MBA I think I will be able to do everything that I am interested in doing.
  10. Refugee

    Refugee New Member

    I never said that the schools in that link did in fact accept NA undergrad into RA grad school. I was suggesting that they would be worth checking too see if they did since at some point they had accepted NA credits. In addition I never said to assume that they would transfer everything.
  11. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef


    Excelsior already told him no.
  12. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef


    I appreciate everyone's contribution- I have saved the list for reference. What about the RA/NA issue when it comes to outside of the US?
  13. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    I was saying that because I wanted to give good advise.

    I didn't mean to imply that you weren't doing the same.
  14. Pugman

    Pugman New Member

    I'm no authority, but if you were interested in 'flexible' Canadian graduate degrees, I would consider Athabasca.

    They seem pretty flexible (and even imply admission w/o any BS via Professional Designation (e.g. ASQ) or Substantial Experience).

  15. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    Interesting. Excelsior was another school that I spoke with a few years ago that said they'd take NA undergard degrees as meeting grad school requirements. Oh well...
  16. kozen

    kozen Member

    I'm from Singapore and have travelled and even stayed to work in most countries in Asia. What i know is that most countries's government/universities do accept NA degrees for employment/pursue a higher education, so long it's accredited by a legitimate accrediting agency in their home country. It will be accept here as well. Hope this help...
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  17. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Thank you! That is exactly the type of information I am seeking.
  18. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    UF will not accept an NA degree for admission into a graduate degree program. See second paragraph.

    I'm guessing UWF is the same since the state university system schools tend to have the same minimum requirements.
  19. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    That was my mistake. When I was trying to paste the link of UWF I accidently pasted UF in haste. I thought I deleted it.

    It is my understanding that Columbia Southern has a transfer agreement with UWF.

    From what I have been told UWF does in fact accept DETC degrees in transfer, but I could be wrong.
  20. kozen

    kozen Member

    You're Welcome. I'm glad this information is useful. Cheers.

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